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#Republicans must now own their administration’s effort to destroy protection for preexisting conditions. nytimes.com/2019/03/27/us/…
The #ACA is critical to #RhodeIsland’s fight against the opioid crisis. The law has helped thousands of RIers get health insurance through #Medicaid expansion, and guarantees coverage for substance use treatment.

.@realDonaldTrump’s effort to overturn the #ACA is directly counterproductive to our work to curb this epidemic.

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Another day. Another attempt by the Trump administration to repeal the #ACA.

After Rs campaigned on protecting the ACA’s pre-existing condition coverage, the administration has now taken the position that the entire ACA — preexisting condition protections and all — should go.
What does that mean for the American people?

❌ No more Medicaid expansion,
❌ No more guaranteed coverage for mental health and maternity care, and
❌ No more financial assistance to help people afford coverage.

Just to name a few.
The ACA is the law of the land. It’s working in #RhodeIsland and nationwide. The #Trump administration ought to accept its duty to defend it.
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🔥🌊#DEMOCRATS Serving in State Legislatures🌊🔥

Please read this thread to see why you MUST not vote for any constitutional convention resolutions!

🐺No subject is safe, including left wing causes that all #Democrats favor. You are being duped w/ these resolutions (links 👇).
🐺Language used by Wolf PAC is meant to tempt Democrats, but Constitutional Conventions are extremely dangerous to anyone whose last name isn’t KOCH.

Please don't open Pandora's Box.

#UnKochAmerica
#NoConCon4Anything
ℹ Language now used in Resolutions used to lure #Democrats include:

🐺Free & Fair Elections
🐺Repeal Citizens United
🐺Election Integrity
🐺Limits on Political Contributions & Expenditures
🐺“Limited” Convention

Why are all calls for Constitutional Conventions dangerous?
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The @senatemajldr has made the political calculation that there is not enough pressure on @SenateGOP to justify breaking unity, which he can now hold by bringing no measure forward that would split his caucus. washingtonpost.com/politics/2019/…
.@senatemajldr McConnell clearly knows about the United States Constitution’s Presentment Clause override provisions, and knows his assertion that the President must sign a law is false.
.@senatemajldr also knows that the bills that would end the shutdown got huge, veto-proof majorities in the Senate.

This is his #shutdown as much as anyone’s now.

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George H.W. Bush on Climate change:
Also Bush:

"We know that the future of the Earth must not be compromised. We bear a sacred trust in our tenancy here and a covenant with those most precious to us—our children and theirs."
President Bush, like #RhodeIsland’s John Chafee, understood the #Republican Party’s legacy of conservation as a core conservative value.
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Wow 😮 Two more poorly-informed public officials fall for the false propaganda of a fringe, radical (anti Jewish) group working to demonize #Israel 🇮🇱 & defame, smear the @ADL_National 😩 ☹️ #shameful
FYI @SethAMandel @LegInsurrection @jonathans_tobin @acandidworld
@ADL_National @SethAMandel @LegInsurrection @jonathans_tobin @acandidworld I’ve written extensively about the JVP-spearheaded #DeadlyExchange campaign which blames 🇮🇱 & American 🇺🇸 Jewish orgs for deliberately conspiring to cause harm to minorities in US inner cities. This isn’t legitimate criticism of Israel. It’s straight up #antisemitism 😩 1/
@ADL_National @SethAMandel @LegInsurrection @jonathans_tobin @acandidworld After convincing the Durham City Council to shut down any future exchange between its police 👮 department w/counterparts in 🇮🇱 (& only Israel), JVP and allies have been working 24/7 for their next big municipal win. Now they have two ☹️2/
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For years, our bipartisan group in @senjudiciary has been working on legislation to improve our criminal justice system. #FirstStepAct
We've agreed on ways to reform our counterproductive & costly sentencing practices & to adopt proven strategies for rehabilitating inmates to help them become productive members of society.
Our bill incorporates valuable lessons from states like #RhodeIsland, which are seeing real benefits of reform in lower numbers of repeat offenders, less criminal justice spending, and safer communities.
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Sen. Pell Centennial pscp.tv/w/bryN9TFXTEVS…
#RhodeIsland is a small state, but over the years we’ve had some towering & remarkable Senators –– one being Claiborne Pell who believed that “the federal government in particular can, should and does make a positive impact on the lives of most Americans."
I only deconstruct my desk for very special people like the late Sen. Claiborne Pell. rollcall.com/video/new_lame…
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🐬It's getting closer and closer to the midterm elections and #Democrats need to #FlipTheSenate. If you can contribute—great—if not, there are other ways to help: by following their account, tweeting about them, spreading the word, volunteering, getting others to contribute, etc.
🐦Let's start with Heidi Heitkamp @SenatorHeitkamp, running for U.S. Senate in #NorthDakota. Please follow, tweet, contribute, volunteer, anything you can do, she is in a tight race.

💸To contribute, even $1 if you can spare it!

secure.actblue.com/entity/fundrai…
🐦Next, Claire McCaskill @clairecmc, running for U.S. Senate in #Missouri. Please follow, tweet, contribute, volunteer, anything you can do, she is in a tight race.

💸To contribute, even $1 if you can spare it!

secure.actblue.com/entity/fundrai…
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Something very important is happening. Since Dr. Christine Blasey Ford so bravely came forward to tell her story of assault at the hands of Brett #Kavanaugh, many #RhodeIsland women have written me to share their own personal stories of survival.
I get mail every day about the various policies debated in Congress. But I have never had mail like this. This is bigger than the fight over a court nomination.
I’ve heard from women of different ages and backgrounds, some who have held their secrets for years. Those I quote have given me permission, even encouraged me, to share their words. For privacy, their names and other identifying information has been removed.
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Dear @SenWhitehouse
You’re a former AG since when are allegations referred to the PRESS and not the @senjudiciary investigators what a joke. 48 hrs later your precious constituent recanted. All good @FBI is investigating the false claim now. #ConfirmKavanaugh #WakeUpRI
Furthermore you seem transfixed on investigating Kavanaugh’s “penchant for drunkenness” in fact at the hearing you seemed horrified that teenagers would be drinking, which is rich considering your own son is confirmed drunk. #ConfimKavanaugh
Don’t care how blue #RhodeIsland is the State deserves anyone less phony and condescending than #SheldonWhitehouse not everyone can have mommy and daddy clean up our messes. #VoteDemsOut
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Since we are now discussing #RhodeIsland, #eliteprepschools, #religion, #abuseallegations and #highschoolbehaviors, seems #StGeorges, provides a telling example of the culture often prevalent among some prominent prep schools. vanityfair.com/news/2016/07/s…
2/ #StGeorge’s, an elite boarding school in #RhodeIsland, has been engulfed by a scandal over alleged sexual abuse spanning decades, with at least 40 alleged victims and a dozen alleged staff and student perpetrators.
3/ “Across the archipelago of #prepschools clustered mainly in the northeastern US, a truth-and-reconciliation process is fitfully unfolding as school after school sends letters to alumni acknowledging past abuse and asking if they, too, were abused.”
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Hey #RhodeIsland #RI #RI01 #RI02
Register by October 7th to be able to vote in #Midterms2018 on NOVEMBER 6.
THREAD of all Democratic Candidates; twitter&websites.
VOTER INFO with all the Links!
Also, Voters can go to vote.ri.gov to check voter record & polling place
Voter Registration in #RhodeIsland #RI01 #RI02
Register by October 7
Register online here: vote.sos.ri.gov/ovr/?search_ty…
Or print Application from here: vote.sos.ri.gov/assets/pdfs/vo…
And send to your local board of canvassers vote.sos.ri.gov/ovr/info/local…
#VoteBlueRI
Democratic Candidate for U.S. Senator for Rhode Island
#RI01 #RI02
Dem Incumbent Sheldon Whitehouse
whitehouseforsenate.com
@SheldonforRI
#Midterms2018 #VoteBlueRI
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Get ready to change the world in 3 simple steps:
Follow
Support
Vote

Below is a list of candidates that will be on the Nov. 6th ballot. Please follow their social media accounts, promote their tweets and say their names.
Some may not have been your primary favorite. But these candidates might be the only path to take back our democracy. Please support them by making sure everyone knows these names.

If you have more Dems candidates Nov 6 ballot, please post below.
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Hey #RhodeIsland #RI
You need to register by August 12th to be able to vote in your #PrimaryElection on SEPTEMBER 12th.
Here’s a list of all your Democratic Candidates with twitter & websites.
And VOTER INFO with all the Links you need!
#VoteBlue
Voter Registration in #RhodeIsland #RI01 #RI02
Register online here: vote.sos.ri.gov/ovr/?search_ty…
Or print Application from here: vote.sos.ri.gov/assets/pdfs/vo…
And send to your local board of canvassers vote.sos.ri.gov/ovr/info/local…
Find Polling Place here: vote.sos.ri.gov/ovr/?search_ty…
#VoteBlueRI
Democratic Candidates for Rhode Island #RI01
District 1
Dem Incumbent David Cicilline
cicilline.com

Hamlet Lopez
Realtor & Ex-GOP Candidate Campaign Chairman

Chris Young
Electrical Engineer, Pro-Life Activist
wheretovote.com
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#GOPComplicit incumbents represent their donors over constituents.

🇺🇸All states have a moment
🔴All #GOPTraitors have a thread
💵Top donors tagged to rep(s)
📰Negative news in each thread

🔎from:batmanresist ST## / STSEN

Hold them accountable for their actions.
#VoteThemOut
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Thread. Selected list of #indictments for May 24, 2018
👇
1/
Pfizer Agrees to Pay $23.85 Million to Resolve Allegations that it Paid Kickbacks Through a Co-Pay Assistance Foundation
#medicare #kickbacks #pricegouging #Pharmaceuticals

justice.gov/usao-ma/pr/pfi…
2/
Former Kentucky County Treasurer Indicted For Fraud and Identity Theft
#wirefraud #identitytheft

justice.gov/usao-edky/pr/f…
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Democrats, I am going to try to warn you again about the Wolf PAC. If you’ve ever heard the expression “a wolf in sheep’s clothing” you know that this can be dangerous. The Wolf PAC = Young Turks (on youtube). #NoConCon
Young Turks are posing as progressive Democrats and there are many indications that they are not what they seem to be. Here’s an article that says they helped Trump get elected:
huffingtonpost.com/entry/how-the-…
The Young Turks claim to be the Breitbart of the left, but honest:
Wolf PAC claims to be nonpartisan. This is confusing. But not really.
motherjones.com/politics/2017/…
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Be a GUARDIAN OF DEMOCRACY!
Be a POLL WORKER!
As well as voting & registering others, becoming a Poll Worker (or Poll Watcher) is one of the best ways to help Democracy & ensure fair elections in your State
THREAD of
State-by-State Requirements for ALL STATES & links to sign up
Each state has a different set of laws and rules governing the selection of #PollWorkers #PollWatchers

POLL WORKERS
Clerks, Judges, Inspectors, Checker, Moderator, Selectman, Precinct Worker
Minority Inspector, Majority Inspector

POLL WATCHERS
Observers, Monitors, Challengers
Following are the requirements
to be a Poll Worker
or Poll Watcher
in your State
with Links to where to sign up.
THREAD

Tip: Look at the Replies to your State Tweet to see further Info & Links for your State.

Here's a Medium article with this info: medium.com/@postcards4USA…
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1/ Inspired by @bobplain, here is an #OTD in #RhodeIsland history: On this day, December 19th, in 1675, a ​major ​battle ​in #KingPhilipsWar took place known as ​the ​#GreatSwamp​Massacre. This fight ​topped ​any previous ​brutality ​by ​English ​soldiers ​in ​colonial ​wars...
2/ ...​prior like #PequotWar & #KieftsWar. ​Formally ​neutral ​in the ​war ​in ​early ​1675, ​the ​#NarragansettIndians' territory ​had ​served ​as ​a ​safe ​haven ​4 ​wounded #Native​American, ​mostly #Wampanoag, ​soldiers ​fighting ​in ​the ​conflict. ​The #UnitedColonies...
3/ ...(aka #MassachusettsBay, @Plimoth, #Connecticut & #NewHaven) ​demanded ​the ​#NarragansettIndians ​turn ​over ​these ​combatants, but the natives delayed any formal response. ​John ​Easton, in his "A Relation of the Indian Warr" ​wrote ​that ​soon ​after ​this ​refusal...
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