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#NN19 @SenGillibrand on universal healthcare: Once again, her DESCRIPTION of her approach sounds a lot like #MedicareForAmerica, but she closes by saying she *guarantees* “single payer #MedicareForAll”.

AGAIN: MFAll the BRAND is different from MFAll the POLICY.
(I’m not criticizing her plan, mind you...I’m criticizing her failure to clarify the distinctions)
Also: Shout-out to @_silversmith for pushing the “brand vs policy” point.
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When you arrive at your 9am panel to discover it's led by @lizzwinstead! #NN19 @Netroots_Nation
Lizz unpacks the cowardly "safe, legal and rare" formulation: "Whose bodies do we compromise on?" #nn19
When you ask people if they would support a loved one who wants to get an abortion, the answer is overwhelmingly yes - the "should abortion be legal" construct subtracts people from the equation. - @jgonzalez_rojas #nn19
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Voting machines are “losing” votes from predominantly black neighborhoods. To learn more about this situation, related concerns re: voting system vulnerabilities, & what WE can do to protect our votes, pls attend the #NN19 election-security panel tomorrow at 9 am! #SMARTelections
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⚠️ AN APOLOGY.
Earlier today, I participated in the #NN19 #FixTheDamnHealthcare panel with @lpackard, @ElenaHung202, @mattbc, @DrSriram and @glparodi. For the most part, I thought it went well...between us we managed to cram a ton of complicated policy stuff into an hour. 1/
All of the feedback I received from those who were there in person, as well as those who watched the livestream & who commented via Twitter and Facebook, was very positive. 2/
When @mattbc was introducing his segment on #MedicareForAmerica, he mentioned the hashtag #DoctorsAreDickheads, which I had never heard before. @DrSriram jokingly quipped "why is everyone looking at me?", and I kiddingly said "not all doctors?" to him. This was out of line. 3/
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More on the @PAAttorneyGen Shapiro gun jurisdiction move against Philly, this time directly from Philly @DA_LarryKrasner. (Tweets from @abgutman.)
Confronted by activists at #NN19, @PAAttorneyGen Shapiro says he would support repeal of the concurrent jurisdiction measure that took away power from @DA_LarryKrasner. —>
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Large march against ICE and the camps on the Southern Border. Now walking outside Philadelphia City Hall with many #NN19 attendees — including @DA_LarryKrasner. Chanting “free our kids!”
Leading the chants is @nic_v_orourke of @powerinterfaith who is also running for City Council on the @WorkingFamilies ticket. Large and energized crowd. #NN19
“When Mexico is under attack...
When Venezuela is under attack...
When Puerto Rico is under attack...
When Cuba is under attack...
When Palestine is under attack...
When Philadelphia is under attack...

What do we do? Stand up! Fight back!” #NN19
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I'm at a @Lights4Liberty protest against ICE that's starting by @PAConvention Center, where the @Netroots_Nation #NN19 progressive convention is happening. The protestors will march to Philly's ICE field office on 8th and Cherry. Follow thread for updates @PhillyInquirer 1/
This protest comes just days, according to @NYTimes, before planned ICE raids targeting undocumented immigrants with final deportation orders. In Pennsylvania, arrested migrants could be sent to the Berks Detention Center; story by @JeffGammage here
inquirer.com/news/immigrati…
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Jessica Gardener of Old City tells me she's here to protest how immigrants are treated on the border, and as a Jew she sees "way too many reminders of what happened in Nazi Germany". She's not for "open borders" but "many people put into camps are seeking legal asylum" 3/
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What are the some of the top legislative priorities when it comes to disability?

@RebeccaCokley lifts up protecting the ADA—which remains under attack by Congress & has also become a GOP tool for voter suppression
@Sblahov calls out the need to rethink overzealous restriction of pain medications — “one-size-fits-all opioid policies are hurting people who live with chronic pain, people are even dying by suicide” #NN19
@RunReymaRun calls out Money Follows the Person - which is vital to independent living #NN19
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What does inaccessibility look like?

@Sblahov highlights the news that broke recently - that all the 2020 candidates’ websites are inaccessible

@RebeccaCokley recounts a recent experience at a progressive event with no disability accommodations

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@RunReymaRun: “y’all know about white fragility? There’s no room for able fragility.” #NN19
.@RebeccaCokley asks how we as progressives can do better?

@Sblahov: Step 1 is to “decenter yourself, put your fragility aside. Accessibility and inclusion isn’t about *your* feelings.”
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.@RebeccaCokley asks what are the most pernicious forms of hidden ableism?

@RunReymaRun: “Treating the disability community as a monolith... with the only frame of reference as white men in wheelchairs... we must break through framing disability as white.” #NN19
@SFdirewolf calls out the #strawban as exhibit A of hidden ableism.

“It’s easy to see in hindsight, wow this is really crappy policy... but it really struck a nerve because drinking and eating is such a basic survival function.”
@Sblahov: “Stop the armchair diagnoses of Donald Trump. Evil is not a mental health issue. And the people we’re hurting by not coming up with non-ableist insults are people w/ mental illness & mental health disabilities—many of whom would be great leaders.” #NN19
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1/ Will you join me for a thread of reflection as I head to Philadelphia on Amtrak to speak about a progressive vision for the future at #NetrootsNation? #NN19

The governing agenda of our nation ought to be:

#EndPoverty

Here’s why #EndPoverty is also an organizing vision...
2/ #EndPoverty means:

Poverty as it's experienced by the nearly 8 out of 10 Americans who live paycheck to paycheck, who are one "shit happens" life experience away from ruin
3/ Poverty happens because wages are too low & life's basic needs like health care are too expensive. Therefore, #EndPoverty, means a living wage of $20 per hour as a federal minimum wage, a big expansion of the Earned Income Tax Credit and... #MedicareForAll #EndPoverty
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🚨 Can someone explain this? I posted this #NN19 post a little while ago and it has 46 RTs. But if I do a “top post” hashtag search for #NN19, it doesn’t show up. Why is that? Have I been shadow banned or what?! @TwitterSupport
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Vendors have misled the public, media, & others by re-defining “paper ballot” to include not only unhackable HAND marked paper ballots, but also hackable MACHINE-marked summary cards w/ barcodes.
Pls join tonight’s #ElectionSecurity HAPPY HOUR 🍺for a lively discussion! #NN19 ⤵️
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Vendors have misled the public, media, & others by re-defining “paper ballot” to include not only unhackable HAND marked paper ballots, but also hackable MACHINE-marked summary cards w/ barcodes.
Pls join tonight’s #ElectionSecurity HAPPY HOUR 🍺for a lively discussion! #NN19 ⤵️
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Vendors have misled the public, media, & others by re-defining “paper ballot” to include not only unhackable HAND marked paper ballots, but also hackable MACHINE-marked summary cards w/ barcodes.
Pls join tonight’s #ElectionSecurity HAPPY HOUR 🚝for a lively discussion! #NN19 ⤵️
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🔥 GA, SC, NJ, DE, & counties in PA, WI, OH, TX, KY, IN, KS, CA, & NY, are rejecting unhackable HAND marked paper ballots in favor of hackable MACHINE marked printouts from machines supplied by vendors who sweeten the pot w/ gifts to lawmakers & officials. Learn more. ⬇️ #NN19 1/
3/ Florida just passed a law to enable the state to join these other jurisdictions in rejecting unhackable HAND marked paper ballots in favor of hackable MACHINE marked printouts from the vendors’ new machines. This is a critical topic that the national media has barely touched!
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Pls attend this Netroots election-security panel to learn:

* How vendors of risky new voting equipment are corrupting election officials with gifts & thus endangering the 2020 election;

* What VOTERS & CAMPAIGNS can & must do to help secure our elections. #NN19 #SMARTelections
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Voting machines in the South are “losing” votes from predominantly black neighborhoods. To learn more about this situation, related concerns re: voting system vulnerabilities, & what WE can do to protect our elections, pls attend this election-security panel at @Netroots_Nation!
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#nn18 to everyone tweeting on the #BlackAssCaucus hashtag, and otherwise expressing ways that we can be more reflective and inclusive, I can assure you that this board member (as well as my colleagues) is listening.
Philadelphia is my home, and I will be working to ensure that #nn19 works with all our local communities to make this our best conference yet - not just reflecting Phila and the SEPA suburbs but our allies in Camden and beyond. #nn18
I have big ambitions for what local #nn19 host committee can do, between outreach/inclusion for local activists, agenda-setting, local venues and vendors worth supporting, and more. We'll need everyone's help. When we're ready to start, pls join and spread the word.
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