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We hope members of the @TNGOP don’t sustain any injuries from patting themselves on the back too hard over the Women’s Centennial. Allow us to show you a few reasons why they sound disingenuous. (Thread)
According to the United Health Foundation's "America's Health Rankings: Health of Women and Children Report" Tennessee ranked 43rd in Women & Children’s Health. Maternal Mortality increased 21% from the 2016 report. bit.ly/2KIL6wS
Tennessee ranks 4th in the rate that men kill women in domestic related homicides. bit.ly/2Hdc6T4
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A thread to highlight something important in the the anti-choice bill Tennessee is trying to pass.

The bill grants an embryo legal status the moment “when the human sperm has penetrated the female ovum.” #tnleg

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This definition of viability is PRIOR to implantation.

The indirect consequences of this bill will now make hormonal birth control methods, including IUDs, which prevent the implantation of a fertilized egg, an instrument of abortion.
This would make it a crime for any doctor who prescribes hormonal birth control, any pharmacist who fills the prescription and any woman who takes it -- an unintended but real consequence of the bill.

This is dangerous. This is unconstitutional. This is why your vote matters.
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Thank you @NC5PhilWilliams for applying the pressure to Casada and his former CoS about the foolishness. I also want to thank @TheTNHoller for continued voice on these issues. Today is a small step forward and it shows that alternative media with mainstream media can work... 1
In holding elected officials accountable. Folks have complained about @TheTNHoller & @stopbyrd but guess what? Their willingness to go where mainstream media wouldn’t go worked! Pressure was applied and 2 major resignations followed.
We the people feel voiceless because our “leaders” act bad and mainstream media doesn’t always do the best job in highlighting the bad actions. But with alternative media these narratives can change.
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"Who am I to hold that against someone when they've turned their life around?" Speaker @GlenCasada tells me about his chief of staff's admission to previously using cocaine at #tnleg. tennessean.com/story/news/pol…
@GlenCasada House Speaker Glen Casada says he continues to stand by his chief of staff Cade Cothren after newly surfaced texts obtained by @Tennessean show Cothren solicited sexual acts from an intern. tennessean.com/story/news/pol…
BREAKING: Cade Cothren has resigned, calling the recent stories about his conduct “a distraction.”
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#MondayMotivation
What do Arizona, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Michigan, Mississippi, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Texas, Utah & Washington have in common?

#VoterRegistration deadlines on 10/8 & 10/9 🚨
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#Arizona
Your ABSOLUTE DEADLINE to register to vote in the #2018Midterms is Tuesday, October 9th! 🚨

You can't vote if you're not registered! If you are registered, check for purges. They happen.
#RegisterNow #BlueWave

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#Arkansas

Your ABSOLUTE DEADLINE to register to vote in the #2018Midterms is Tuesday, October 9th! 🚨

You can't vote if you're not registered! If you are registered, check for purges. They happen.

#VoteBlue #IPledgeToVote
sos.arkansas.gov/elections
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Keene and his wife were, of course, introduced to Butina's handler Alex Torshin- and likely Butina- by longtime @VoteMarsha associate (frmr campaign finance chair & re-elect head) Kline Preston.

Want a scandal-free Senator? Vote @PhilBredesen for #TNSen.
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