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Many are not getting any relief from this "stimulus". Many will be forgotten. Many will lose their jobs. Many will lose their homes.

Privilege will allow many to play board games and enjoy long binges of streaming video.

That's what neoliberalism does.
#COVID19 1/x
Neoliberalism takes the best of us... Makes us slightly more comfortable than those left out and makes it easy to give into privileged stances.

Bernie Sanders platform talks about "I will fight for someone I don't know"
but only under Bernie's proposals are these programs and stimulus universal. Only under Sanders plans are these items rights. Good people. Bad people. Rich people. Poor people. People ..
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✔️#Biden is not a "moderate" #dem. He's running on a platform to the left of Obama & Hillary. If elected, he'd be the most #progressive president in our lifetimes.

This thread fact-checks a graphic circulated by #Sanders supporters that equates Biden & Trump.
✔️#Biden supports universal healthcare. He proposes adding a singlepayer Medicare option to the #ACA, open to individuals & employers. It could be immediately implemented, unlike #MedicareForAll which has a 4-yr transition.

✔️#Sanders introduced #M4A. It has 15 Senate votes.
✔️#Biden's plan to add singlepayer Medicare option to ACA follows the public/private hybrid that's most commonly used by countries with universal healthcare.

✔️Trump admin has filed suit to overturn the ACA & protections for people w/ preexisting conditions.
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Last night the CEO of @BCBSM (Blue Cross Blue Shield) took over my TV screen in an ad to tell me about all they're doing re: #COVID19.

He didn't answer a few other questions I have about helping hospitals and low-income ppl in MI as this #CoronavirusPandemic rages:

1) @BCBSM (Blue Cross Blue Shield): Hospitals rely on you to reimburse services they provide. They can't do elective surgeries that keep them afloat.

How are you helping them stay open through the #CoronavirusPandemic? Will you keep them open?

2) @BCBSM (Blue Cross Blue Shield): how are you supporting low-income ppl who AREN'T suffering #COVIDー19 but ARE struggling with the other diseases humans get, like diabetes, heart disease, or cancer and lost insurance right now?

Will you extend their coverage?

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Email to #Bernie shows campaign's pollster predicted he was within 4 points of #Biden in South Carolina. 2 days later, Biden blew out SC by nearly 30 points, turning the race around.

How Sanders' run came undone: thread…
In Jan, @ZephyrTeachout, a law prof allied w/ #Sanders, wrote an op-ed alleging #Biden had “a big corruption problem," & the campaign sent it to everyone on its large email list.

✔️ #Sanders "put a stop to it. 'It is absolutely not my view that Joe is corrupt in any way.'"
In Feb, VT Rep @PeterWelch implored #Sanders to "ease up" on his attacks of #democrats. Welch believed it "sounded exclusionary to ordinary people backing other candidates, ... a lot of voters who are just everyday voters, who decided to vote for other #Dems" (NYT 3/21).
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Here is a collective way to help enlighten the population.

I am trying to find conflicts of interest between pundits on CNN/MSNBC and the democratic establishment.

So, it would be helpful to have an accurate map of every "pundit" on these shows.
For example, we have Emily Tisch Sussman.

Did you know her dad is a hedgefunder?…
This gets weird. Why is this mysterious PAC that only raised 35K using "legal services" for 6k?…
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Regretfully, Joe Biden's healthcare plan discriminates against those too poor to pay. It leaves 10 million Americans behind, & will result in 125k unnecessary deaths over 10 years.

Either healthcare is a human right, or it isn't.

It's great that everyone is coming together around this crisis. But people are in crisis everyday. 500 mil Americans go bankrupt from medical debt every year. 68 mil are un or underinsured. We've been in a state of emergency. We need a president who acts like it. #Bernie2020
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Despite all this election rigging, we're only about 100 (out of almost 4000 delegates) apart from their shitty candidate.

Pretty impressive.

Obama was 300 behind Hillary at this point in 2008.

What can we do to get ahead?

2. We have to look at where we're winning and where we aren't to know where to adjust strategies.

Bernie was right, we need to do better on the electability argument.

Keep refusing to vote for Joe, or anyone except Bernie. Corporate Boomers are hearing us, and getting worried.
3. Keep talking about his promise to veto #MedicareForAll

#JoeBidenDoesntSupportMedicareForAll is going to be a liability with Coronavirus having become a pandemic.

He's part of the reason that it is spreading because he also opposes sick leave.…
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The #NoBidenPledge:

We pledge to neither vote for, convince others to vote for, nor support the campaign of @JoeBiden in the event he becomes the Democratic Party nominee

Some of us are independents. Some are lifelong Democrats. Some were #ObamaToTrump voters in 2016. Some are @BernieSanders supporters, others @ewarren supporters, and others undecided.

All of us would have otherwise supported @TheDemocrats in the general election.
Our three major objections:

1) @JoeBiden’s history of support for right-wing policy

2) Concerns about Biden’s health and ability to defeat Trump and carry out the office of President

3) The DNC and media’s collective effort to smother a grassroots progressive movement
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In a recent and important essay, @mariafarrell wrote about the road-to-Damascus conversions that ex-techies are having in which they recant the damaging product design work they did and begin to campaign against their former employers.…

Farrell noted that these techies had missed an important step in their transformation from venal attention mercenaries to noble attention freedom-fighters: they had yet to hit bottom, to truly repent their earlier sins.

They skipped like stones over the waters of privilege, and never sank, unlike so many of their victims.

Contrast those journeys with that of @wendellpotter, the former @Cigna exec turned whistleblower, who has devoted decades of his life to revealing dirty tricks and lies.

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This is why I am feeling so defeated. I promised my friend I wouldn't stop fighting until #M4ALL was a reality.

Robin was a very dear friend of mine. I met her at one of my first protests and her eyes lit up when she noticed my "BERNIE: because fuck this shit" button. 1/12
She was stuck with me. Robin served as the Delaware County Iowa Dem Chair and was very politically active in Iowa. She was a 2016 Bernie state delegate. We attended many rallies, protests and events together and she was always just so thoughtful, composed and passionate. 2/12
She was in a viral video a few years ago when she confronted Sen. Grassley for voting to repeal pre-existing conditions protections. She then appeared on Lawrence O'Donnell to speak about her confrontation and activism. MY GIRL!! She was my activism mentor. 3/12
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When you see that primary challenge heading your way
When the state legislature and @NYGovCuomo openly wonder about merging your district with Congressman Nadler's.
When you pissed off @SpeakerPelosi by writing a #MedicareForAll bill with no funding mechanism, @JoeBiden looks like he's going to win the Washington primary, and @JayInslee is too busy to return your calls.
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Senator @ewarren has, in an absurd turn of events, been duped by the establishment to weaponize Bernie’s online popularity against him, as an excuse for her silent endorsement of @joebiden!


In her post-“Super Tuesday” interview with @maddow, @ewarren comforted her core supporter base by showing her continued commitment to both help working families and fight for a female President.

@ewarren also gave voice to victims of online harassment, including publication of personal information, and pointed a finger at the campaign of @berniesanders specifically, feeding into the #BernieBros narrative.

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“Why do medical procedures cost so much?”

Dissecting a Medical Bill: A Thread
This is a bill my brother received for a 3-day ambulatory EEG, required to diagnose the cause of his new onset grand mal seizures.
21 leads are glued to the head to monitor brain activity continuously. The pt leaves wearing the device, returns at 72 hrs for removal.
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NEWS>> As the primary moves to my home state of Michigan, @cmteetoprotect just polled #MedicareforAll’s popularity among the *general electorate* in Michigan & 4 other swing states Trump won. The results? More of these voters back #M4A than oppose, by 48-45. Some details: (1/5)
Medicare for All is above water among general election voters in MI (48-44), PA (50-43), WI (51-45) & AZ (48-44). In IA it’s 44-51. Remember these are Trump states. We already knew M4A was popular among Dem primary voters. This suggests it’s popular in a general, too. 👇 (2/5)
To get under the hood we asked: “Which healthcare-related issue is most important to you?” Either ”keeping medical costs down” (29%) or “ensuring all Americans have coverage” (26%) is top priority in every state. Just 1 in 5 say keeping government out of healthcare.👇 (3/5)
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I've reported in Flint 15 times since 2016-this is false. @BernieSanders visited WHEN NOT RUNNING 4 PREZ. @BarackObama @JoeBiden DIDN'T declare fed disaster or push 4 #MedicareForAll for Flint (but gave it to all white Libby Montana as part of Obamacare)
I've appreciated u sharing my work in the past and know you care a great deal about Flint--so I assume this is just a mistake. The bill you are referencing was an omnibus bill with terrible poison pills in it for the environment. Bernie supported straight funding bills for Flint.
Meanwhile--the candidate you are supporting---@JoeBiden--is currently taking money from billionaires who supported former MI Governor Rick Snyder. The leading activists I speak with in Flint (have done 300-500 interviews over the years in Flint) say Obama/Biden left them for dead
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In 2010 I got Hepatitis A when there was a small outbreak in LA. As soon my dr determined I had Hep A, he called Dept of Health as legally required. Several ppl at my job got Hep A too. The LA County Dept of Health descended on all of us. 1/
A few ppl were hospitalized. I was quite ill but didn’t need to be hospitalized. MTV, on whose show we worked, was amazing; instantly transparent about everything & arranged for employees & families to get free immune globulin shots. 2/
LA County Dept of Health were the MVPs though. They interviewed us each multiple times, in person & over the phone. It reminded me of hypnosis as they asked Qs about what we’d eaten & when, in diff. ways. They’d help you recall what you’d eaten for lunch on a specific Tuesday 3/
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Never mind what the insiders & powerbrokers tell you, if you’re SERIOUS about solving Michigan’s problems, @BernieSanders is THE ONLY real choice for
- union rights
- healthcare
- racial justice
- education
- Great Lakes protection
And SO many more...

A thread:

Nobody stands with unions like @BernieSanders. He opposed NAFTA, recognizing it would fundamentally destroy our manufacturing economy by giving corporations carte Blanche to exploit foreign labor.

He came to Detroit to picket w/ @UAW & helped put #Fightfor15 on the map.

Even after our “comeback,” economists estimate we lost 250K jobs during the recession that are NEVER coming back.

Why? Wall St played fast & loose w/ our economy.

@BernieSanders wants to hold them accountable so it never happens again.

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OK peeps - buckle up for the TRUE story about #JoeBiden's notorious 2018 trip to my #michigan district MI-06). (Includes great #LizWarren cameo!) #michiganprimary

PLS RT @briebriejoy @DrDooleyMD @AbshirDSM also @sunrisemvmt @NaomiAKlein (for Fred Upton enviro tie-in)
The NYT "reported": "There is no evidence Mr. Biden was anything other than sincere admiration, stemming from Mr. Upton’s role in crafting the 21st Century Cures Act after the death of Mr. Biden’s elder son, Beau, from cancer in 2015."…
Here come the facts!

1. Biden collected a $200K check for that speech. (How sincere!) It also took place during a VERY close House race in one of the narrowest-red districts (R +1) in Michigan (MI-06).
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I cried myself to sleep last night.
Thinking about Warren’s interview on Maddow, and how much time she spent focusing on the “Toxic Bernie Bro” issue.
I cried myself to sleep last night. Thinking about the 500,000 people who sleep on the streets every night: so many are women...
I cried myself to sleep last night thinking about all the “toxic Bernie Bro” accounts I’ve encountered-blocked and reported after realizing they were fake accounts with barely any followers and random avatars.
I cried myself to sleep last night thinking about what is at stake...
I cried myself to sleep at night thinking about how white feminism still hasn’t learned to include a class analysis or race analysis; watching Hillary Rosen co-opt Dr. King’s Letter from a Birmingham Jail to whitesplain Nina Turner, one of most powerful Black women in politics...
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So @BarackObama @TomPerez & @DNC are thumbing the scale for @JoeBiden to undermine @BernieSanders. Ok. Let’s have that fight. @ninaturner @VanJones68…
While @JoeBiden was collaborating with klan members & segregationists, @BernieSanders was fighting for #Equality…
@BernieSanders was advocating for #LGBTQ when it was politically unpopular to do so. @JoeBiden voted for #DOMA. Bernie did not.…
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There's some great news re: down ballot races in TX.

Texas? Yes, TX is competitive for #NotMeUs & Our Bern-effect is real.

Last nite was rough but we need to Fight On!

Here are some highlights from TX.
@AdrBell rec'd 62% in #TX14 to move on to Gen Election for a rematch against GOP incumbent.

This is a chance to flip Red to #ProgBlue and expand Progressive Representation in The House.

She'll need grassroots funding to beat the GOPer.…
In #TX10 @SiegelForTexas placed 1st in Dem Primary & that's something we can ALL celebrate.

Mike got 44% so he faces a runoff May 26 against 2nd place finisher who had 33%.

In the GE Mike will face GOP incumbent for a chance to flip to #ProgBlue.…
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As voters across America head to the polls this #SuperTuesday, a few words on why I believe @BernieSanders will be the best president for #LGBTQ folks. 👇🏾
I’m proud to be an ally in the movement for LGBTQ equality – fighting FOR marriage equality and AGAINST anti-trans bills in Washington State & speaking out for trans equality in Congress.

And I’m the very proud mom of a fabulous non-binary child.

For me, this is personal.
For my kid – and all our LGBTQ kids, friends & family – I want a president who is authentic and consistent on equality, even when it’s not popular.

That president is @BernieSanders.
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CDC Rule (2017) expressly addressed this, w HHS/CDC the "payer of final resort" (despite comments that this would be unethical).

Under §70.13 @CDCDirector can authorize payment for care & treatment, although it's secondary to any state, local, or private insurance obligations.
@CDCDirector The law provides for this, and it's unethical for the US government to require individuals subjected to mandatory care & treatment to pay for it.

This also risks undermining the #Covid19 public health response: without #UHC #Medicare4All people will understandably avoid care.
The @CDCDirector’s discretion is subject to availability of appropriations. This underscores the considerations for federal emergency funding: Congress cld specifically provide add’l funds for such costs & at the same time: the #covid19 health care costs of all Americans. #M4A
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Let me start out by saying that I think Sanders is a decent person and Trump is not.

But with that difference aside, I'm going to point out the similarities between the Trump political playbook and the Sanders playbook. There are a number of distinct similarities.

Hone in on something that is bothering people that no one is addressing. Make a big, bold, totally unrealistic promise to do something about it. People will want to believe it and so the details don't really matter.
If you are Trump, pandering to whites who have a problem with the nation's changing demographics while running as a Republican, you promise a big beautiful wall. What will the wall accomplish? Everything! It will stop brown people from crossing the border. It'll stop drugs too!
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