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Some thoughts on the scene yesterday at @RIHouseofReps for the gun bill vote where hundreds of progun extemists filled the halls, chanting loudly "we will not comply". I woke up today with that chant still ringing in my ears. A thread: 1/
@MomsDemand #RIPolitics
Mob mentality = large and disorderly crowd of people, especially one bent on riotous or destructive action.
The riotus part of this definition correlates with what I saw happening at the RI statehouse yesterday. 2/
For the progun folks, their recruitment messaging had was filled with anger, profanity, and a subtle call for violence. 3/
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@RepCraven kicks off the gun bill hearing in @RIHouseofReps . Lots of cheering in the hall. @MomsDemand Image
We have seen a lot of hostile gun owners today in the building. Antagonizing us. Taunting us. Being generally intimidating. Screaming "will not comply" in the hall.
HCM limit passes 10 to 8. Image
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Let's all take a journey and see what ARPA funds are being used for in some of the States for K-12 education according to plans submitted by each State's Department of Education.

@DrKarlynB @insomnochick

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Highlights from Alabama's educational use of ARPA funds...

Social Emotional Needs

#alpolitics

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Highlights from Alaska's educational use of ARPA funds...

Social Emotional Supports

#AKLeg #akpol

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The Americans with Disabilities Act (#ADA) was signed into law 31 years ago today by President George H.W. Bush.

The law was meant to improve access to everyday life, work and our democracy, but voters with disabilities are still fighting to remove barriers to voting. #ADA31
Arizona enacted a law this year that removes voters from the state's permanent early voting list (PEVL) more frequently & requires more steps to obtain a mail ballot. This law creates deliberate barriers for disabled voters in the state. #AZLeg #ADA31

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Florida & Georgia have passed laws restricting access to drop boxes and the ability to receive and submit mail-in ballots.

GA #DisabilityRights advocate Gaylon Tootle explains how the law creates barriers for voters like him:

#GaPolitics #FlaPol #ADA31
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