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Das @BMKlimaschutz hat in den vergangenen Monaten gemeinsam mit Expert:innen der @ASFINAG und Wissenschafter:innen des @Umwelt_AT eine Evaluierung des ASFINAG-Bauprogramms durchgeführt. Jetzt liegt ein Ergebnis des #Klimachecks vor. (1/10)
Ein Überblick über die Ergebnisse: Die #Lobau-#Autobahn wird nicht gebaut. Sie würde enormen Bodenverbrauch bedeuten und der Tunnel wäre eine Bedrohung für die einzigartigen Donau-Auen. #klimacheck (2/10)
Auch der Nordabschnitt der #S1 wird in der geplanten Form nicht umgesetzt, bessere Alternativen werden geprüft. Dabei wird auch auf die weitere Entwicklung des Verfahrens bei der #S8 und die betroffenen Anrainer:innen Rücksicht genommen. #klimacheck (3/10)
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Lots of questions going around about whether it is too late to pass federal redistricting reforms for this decade with redistricting data coming out tomorrow. Short answer: It is not. Longer answer in this thread 🧵 #fairmaps #S1 #HR1 #ForThePeople 1/
Longer answer: It’s not too late, *but* states are going to start drawing and passing maps in a matter of weeks and to have optimal effect reforms would be in place before that happens. So the clock is ticking. #fairmaps #S1 #HR1 #ForThePeople 2/
The longer Congress waits, the less robust reforms risk being. For example, right now, the bill has strong transparency & public participation requirements and mandates that states release an analysis of maps before they are voted on. #fairmaps #S1 #HR1 #ForThePeople 3/
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With another cycle of redistricting just a couple of weeks away, no voting reform is more urgent or time sensitive than fixing the broken redistricting process. My op-ed 👇#fairmaps #S1 #HR1 #ForThePeople…
In short, you can’t “out organize” gerrymandering. In 2012 in PA, Democrats got 51% of the congressional vote but won just 5 of 18 seats. The map was so gerrymandered that even if Ds won 56% of the vote, they would have won only 6 of 18 seats. #fairmaps 2/
Contrast that to the pre-2011 map. Then Democrats won 11 of 19 seats with 56% of the statewide vote. (Or put another way, 58% of seats for 56% of the vote compared with 33% of seats for the same 56% of the vote under the gerrymandered 2011 map). #fairmaps 3/
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After we launch a season of nonviolent moral direct action in DC on #MoralMonday July 12, I’m accepting an invitation to join @Texas_PPC, @MsLaToshaBrown, @fhunscripted, @betoorourke & others fighting voter suppression on the ground in Texas.
Mr. President & Madam Vice President, come to these states. Meet w/ poor & low-wealth Black, white, brown, native, Asian people in the streets & hear from them, activists, & moral leaders. We will work w/ you to pull that meeting together.
The people directly impacted by extremism are the heartbeat of the resistance & moral courage. These struggles are our Selma!
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THREAD: As we prepare to celebrate our nation’s independence, we must bolster our commitment to preserving our democracy. @fairfightaction is continuing to call on our U.S. Senators to pass #S1, the #ForThePeopleAct, to protect voting rights for all eligible Americans. 1/6
It is because of dedicated activists, volunteers and allied organizations we secured Democratic unity on the #ForThePeopleAct. This would not have been possible without the more than *30,000* calls volunteers made to their Senators in the last three weeks alone. 2/6
But our work must continue. We are going to keep turning up the heat on our Senators all #HotCallSummer long. We’ll have more to share soon (stay tuned!), and in the meantime here is what you need to know: 3/6
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“What is it that caused thousands of people to assault this building and try to overturn the Constitution? …What is wrong with having some situational understanding about the country for which we are here to defend?”
Joint Chiefs Chair General Mark Milley
“Guaranteeing the right to vote and ensuring every vote is counted has always been the most patriotic thing we can do… John Lewis said, ‘Freedom is not a state; it is an act.’ …We WILL act… For our democracy, for America itself, we MUST act.” @JoeBiden
Tom Brady: “Not a lot of people think that we could have won. And in fact I think about 40% of the people still don't think we won.”

President Biden: “I understand that.

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Here are a half-dozen ways Congress can shore up U.S. defenses against Chinese malign finance. 🧵
1⃣ There's a provision in #S1 to broaden the definition of an in-kind political contribution to cover dirt on opponents or polling data (think Russia-2016), but it would not cover requests for investigations into opponents or trade targeted toward swing stages (think China-2020).
2⃣ 501c3's should have to disclose foreign funders. China has used proxies to set up friendly think tanks (in Australia) or US-based 501c3's (to facilitate bribery schemes and buy influence for the Belt and Road as far West as Czechia and Africa). See @Lancegooden's bill.
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Terrific new paper on how foreign powers spend money undermining EU democracy, with a dozen citations of #CovertForeignMoney.

As with my two expert testimonies, this work was requested by @EP_Democracy, which is shoring up EU democracy while the US Senate is gridlocked over #S1. Image
Here's Tom Morley and my research report on #CovertForeignMoney, which surveys more than 100 cases of malign finance, buckets the activity into the seven most common legal loopholes, and presents policy solutions we developed with almost 100 top experts.⬇️…
Six of our proposed solutions are covered within #S1, and five are included @Sen_JoeManchin's proposed selection of voting rights protections:

✅ Honest Ads Act
✅ CEOs certify no foreign donations funneled
❌ FEC structural reform
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Watching GOP Senators talk today about federalizing state elections is completely head spinning - because, of course, the federal government has *long* set election rules and standards. #S1 #HR1 #ForThePeople 1/
The Voting Rights Act of 1965 is an obvious example. But more recently, UOCAVA (1986), National Voter Registration Act (1993), the Help America Vote Act (2002) - the first and last of which were signed into law by Republican presidents. #S1 #HR1 #ForThePeople 2/
In some cases, these federal laws forced states to change longstanding practices. The Help America Vote Act, for example, required states to have a chief election officer - something many states did not have at the time. #S1 #HR1 #ForThePeople 3/
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And voting on the motion to proceed to debate on the For the People Act (S.2093, formerly S.1) has begun. #S1 #HR1 #ForThePeople
And, as expected, the motion to proceed on the For the People Act fails 50-50 on a party line basis. #S1 #HR1 #ForThePeople
Now on to a summer of negotiating, action, pressure. #S1 #HR1 #ForThePeople
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There's no guarantee of success, but Senate Ds do have a plan of what comes after GOP blocks #s1 debate, @SenJeffMerkley tells me. They'll quickly negotiate a new voting rights bill, centered on Manchin's plan, that all 50 Ds back, then see if any, much less 10, Rs will sign on
The eventual Dem bill, Merkley says, will include the "four core principles" of S1: "the right to vote, end gerrymandering, stop billionaires from buying elections, and stop the corruption that extends from conflicts of interest. The bill we come out w/will address all of those."
"We will provide the oppty for Sen. Manchin & Sen. Sinema, w/all of us engaged, to get R support for it." Their instinct “that it is far better to have a bipartisan bill is absolutely right so we need to do everything we can to see if we can get a bipartisan group," Merkley says
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The @WhiteHouse is tweeting about infrastructure – not DC Statehood or the For the People Act.

No tweets by @POTUS @VP at all, yet.

If @JoeBiden @KamalaHarris believe our democracy is at risk from authoritarianism, pls act like it!

Use the bully pulpit & protect voting rights.
There’s the public statement of support from this @potus that I’d looked for earlier.
If our democracy is “in peril,” then this @whitehouse needs to rally all Americans to defend it based upon shared public facts, from debunking @potus45’s lies of fraud to changing Senate rules.
More presidential attention, but no deeper insight into how the President or Senator Majority Leader propose to overcome the filibuster that has sunk civil rights legislation in previous years.
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We need to pass the #ForThePeopleAct.

Learn how you can get involved in the fight to protect voting rights with #S1/#HR1 ⤵️🧵
📞Commit to @fairfightaction's #HotCallSummer and call your senators every day to demand they pass the #ForThePeopleAct. ☎️: 888-453-3211
👯Join @WhenWeAllVote for #CallsForThePeople. Call your senators TOMORROW (6/18) and tell them to support the #ForThePeopleAct. Then ask 3 friends to do the same! Friends don't let friends fight voter suppression alone.
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Potentially huge news for efforts to strengthen democracy!

The For the People Act would enact the most significant voting access expansions since the 1965 Voting Rights Act, ban congressional gerrymandering, & adopt new campaign finance/ethics regulations…
Of course, if Manchin still won't curb the filibuster in some way to let Dems overcome GOP obstruction, this won't matter much, but the necessary first step toward setting up a filibuster showdown is to secure majority support & thus Manchin's vote on the bill itself
The reports of the death of the For the People Act (#HR1/#S1) at the hands of Dem Sen. Joe Manchin have been premature
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AG Merrick Garland is giving a speech on voting rights at the DOJ starting momentarily — will thread highlights/notable quotes here
starts by shouting out newly confirmed @KristenClarkeJD as leader of the DOJ civil rights division
Garland: "There are many things that are open to debate in America, but the right of all eligible citizens to vote is not one of them"
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Substantively, this matter is about the importance of transparency—the voters obviously should have known about McDougal’s allegations well before the elections, and AMI’s illegal hush money payment meant they did not.
But this isn’t an example of @FEC enforcement—it is almost five years after the 2016 election, and all the investigative work was done by the federal prosecutors in the Southern District of New York. The FEC is just free-riding here.
The @FEC is supposed to be responsible for enforcing laws that govern campaign finance for campaigns for president & Congress. Yet, this is another example of the @FEC being an afterthought in campaign finance enforcement as DOJ takes the lead, with all the problems that creates.
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"You can be in favor or against more government regulation and still have home in the Republican Party… The ONLY thing you cannot be is in FAVOR of VOTING RIGHTS and against #TheBigLie." @marceelias @DeadlineWH

PLEASE FOLLOW @DemocracyDocket for updates.
Our United States leadership struggle is no longer Left versus Right.

Our choice is now DEFEND DEMOCRACY or enable DICTATORSHIP.

To DEFEND DEMOCRACY, reject the radicalized Republican Party.

#DemocracyOrDictatorship #ResignRepublican @MeidasTouch
“We need TWO political parties in this country that are both LIVING IN REALITY and you (Republicans) ain’t one of them!!“ @TimRyan

#TimRyan @RepTimRyan #TimRyanForSenate
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Don’t believe disinformation you read about #HR1 (a/k/a the #ForThePeopleAct or #S1). Here are answers to some of the most common myths floating out there.…
No, #HR1 is not a “partisan power grab.” Key provisions like automatic voter registration, early voting and redistricting reform are based on policies Republicans overwhelmingly support at the state level, and under which they have done very well electorally.
It’s not a “federal takeover” of elections either. State and local officials will continue to run elections. #HR1 simply sets a federal floor for voting access, as Congress is explicitly permitted to do under the Constitution and has done many times before.
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January 6 was a failed attempt to overthrow American democracy.

By purging Liz Cheney, the Republican Party completed its transformation into a fascist, Authoritarian cult.

OUR DUTY as Americans is to DEFEND DEMOCRACY and #RejectGOPFascism. @MeidasTouch
“I am sure Matt Gaetz is not feeling very comfortable today.”

That evergreen sentence was uttered by Fritz Scheller, lawyer for Joel Greenberg, associate of Matt Gaetz (Q-FL), on April 8, 2021:
“One of the most influential Dark Money groups in Republican circles is WRITING VOTER SUPPRESSION LAWS IN SECRET to make it harder for Black, Brown, and Young people to be able to VOTE.” @AriBerman to @chrislhayes

“Keep pointing this out.” @brooklynmarie
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Yap, yap, yap went Ted Cruz
“Crap, crap, crap” went McCarthy
‘Cause his party continued to LOSE …

🌈 Thank you @RandyRainbow for this lovely little ditty. 🌈
“I want people to understand the significance of January 6… I want people to understand that thousands of rioters came to the Capitol hell-bent on violence and destruction and murder." DC Metro Police Officer Michael Fanone 4/27/21 @donlemon @CNNTonight

“The President* of the United States sending an angry violent mob to disrupt proceedings at the Capitol cannot stand… This is not something we can look past or pretend didn’t happen or move on… We’ve got to make sure this never happens again.” Liz Cheney
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1. "Yesterday was such a frustrating day that by evening I had to go to bed with chest pains..."

Thread. What is a #Hybrid #VotingMachine & Why Do I Care?…
#SMARTelections #ElectionProtection
2. "It started out a good day. The day before I celebrated my 14th anniversary with my husband. The cherry blossom tree we planted in the backyard was exploding in pink taffy balls, and the smell of the lilies he got me floated through the living room as I walked to my desk."
3. "From there it went downhill pretty quickly ... For the last 2 years, I have been trying to protect New York voters, and voters across the country from a particularly “bad” type of voting machine known as a “hybrid”.

What is a “hybrid” voting machine?"
#Hacking #Voting
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A7: #S1TownHall #S1’s small-donor program builds on programs that have been successful in cities and states across the country. Because candidates are incentivized to seek support from small donors and small donors are empowered by the matching funds to provide impactful... support to their preferred candidates, these programs have led to big increases in small donors and significantly decreased reliance on wealthy special interests. Freed from dependence on a few big donors, elected officials can focus on implementing policies that...
…benefit their constituents, not just those that bankroll their campaigns. For example, following the first election after Connecticut implemented its Citizens’ Elections Program...
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.@SenateRules is holding a hearing on #S1, the Senate version of #HR1, starting in 10 minutes. Witnesses will include @EricHolder, three secretaries of state, @Tiffany_Muller, @thetrevorpotter, @FredWertheimer, and more:…
Ranking member @RoyBlunt jokes that every member of Congress thinks they're an expert in two areas: "elections and air travel."
Senator Blunt says it's "never mentioned" that over 700 bills with provisions that would expand voting have been filed in state legislatures (per the @BrennanCenter) — but I wrote about it in depth last week!…
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I’m about to head into the U.S. Senate Rules Committee to testify in support of the #ForThePeopleAct, #S1. This legislation will strengthen democracy for all Americans, regardless of political party. The livestream of the hearing should be available here:…
The #ForThePeopleAct will crack down on political corruption in both parties, limit the influence donors have over politicians, prevent foreign money from coming into America's elections, strengthen ethics laws...… prevent politicians from enriching themselves, create more transparency and accountability in government, reform the Federal Election Commission (@FEC) and protect voting rights for all eligible citizens.…
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