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@morningmika @JoeBiden So there’s a lot to unpack here.

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First of all, if #BelieveWomen isn’t tempered with basic common sense, then it’s simply blind dogma, and thus quite dangerous and subject to horrible abuses, as I’ve said long before I ever heard the name Tara Reade.

Let’s compare the
@morningmika @JoeBiden cases of Biden and Kavanaugh.

Kavanaugh: despite being an only marginally well known public figure prior to his nomination, he had not one but multiple accusers. His known, documented behavior, not to mention his judicial actions, all point to a distinct lack of respect for
@morningmika @JoeBiden women in general. Every chance he’s given to rule on women’s rights and their fundamental freedoms and right to bodily autonomy, he’s proven that he believes they deserve none of those.

We must also consider the consistency of the narrative around his behavior. Very different
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When you hear people say Bernie never passed any bills, share this clip where former GOP congressman describes what it was like to serve on the same committee as #BernieSanders key phrase: pride of authorship #NotMeUs #NVCaucuses
Here add this for a second opinion
Longer clip where Ney says if he has to choose Trump or Bernie it’s a no-brainer. The Republican says Bernie. Clip thanks to @TRNshow
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Last yr, the Violence Against Women Act expired—& the House passed its reauthorization *290* days ago. Sen Republicans have blocked it.

In those 290 days, an estimated:
- 496 women were shot & killed by partners
- 5.3M kids exposed to domestic violence
- 22 trans people murdered
During the 290 days Sen Republicans have blocked #VAWA—100s of Native American women & girls were murdered or went missing—but we don't know just how many.

That's why Congress must also pass Savanna's Act—to gather this data & address our #MMIWG epidemic. theguardian.com/us-news/2020/j…
Can you tell @senatemajldr Mitch McConnell & Sen Republicans to stop stalling & pass the Violence Against Women Act *and* Savanna's Act?

Help save lives—call (202) 224-3121 & tell them to pass #HR1585 & #S227.

Or find who to email/Tweet @ here👉🏻senate.gov/general/contac… #VAWA4All
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No it doesn’t. Because the @NRA is scoring #VAWA, you and @SenJoniErnst removed a provision that closes the boyfriend loophole and prevents those convicted of abusing, assaulting or stalking a dating partner or those subject to court restraining orders from buying or owning guns.
The @NRA’s goal is to make sure as many people as possible buy guns, including dangerous abusers, no matter the cost, even if it costs us the lives of our mothers, sisters and daughters, and @SenJohnKennedy and @SenJoniErnst are complicit. #VAWA elle.com/culture/career…
It is now abundantly clear whose side too many Republican Senators are on: the @NRA’s. They had a responsibility to fight for women’s safety. Now we’ll fight to get them out of office in 2020 and beyond. #VAWA
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My politics are not moderate. I support strong reproductive justice policies that include maternal mortality solutions, expansive abortion protections, post natal care, and repealing Hyde /1
I support criminal justice reform geared towards restorative justice including incarcerated voting, ending solitary confinement, rehabilitation, ending cash bail, and solutions to the growing number of incarcerated women /2
I support disability rights including ending the sub minimum wage, protecting benefits so those receiving them can marry, and prioritizing accommodations and agency for disabled people /3
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.@marcorubio just caved to @NRA pressure, deciding to support a version of the Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act (#VAWA) that doesn't include measures to disarm abusive dating partners and stalkers instead of a House-passed version that does. miaminewtimes.com/news/marco-rub…
@marcorubio @NRA The version of #VAWA Marco Rubio supports doesn't close the “boyfriend loophole,” a legal loophole allowing abusive dating partners convicted of abuse or under a final restraining order to purchase and possess guns. The House-passed version of VAWA would close the loophole.
@marcorubio @NRA The two versions of #VAWA await a vote in the Senate. Unlike Senator Rubio, @SenRickScott has not weighed in on VAWA, leaving the door open for him to support the House-passed version that earned support from 33 Republicans––including a majority of Florida representatives.
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Welcome to the Member of Congress Tracking Report for the week ending November 10, 2019. With Congress on recess this week, we are going to do things a bit differently this week. We are going to take a dive into #McConnellsGraveyard.
#MoCTrack 1/33
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#GOP keeps trotting out their tired talking point about the “do-nothing-Dems” and all we can concentrate on is #Impeachment.

NOT TRUE.

What you’ll find below are 30 bills of the 300+ that #McConnell has stalled in the Senate.

#MoCTrack #DemCast 2/33
demcastusa.com/2019/11/10/mit…
HR 1 - #ForThePeople

A bill that would improve voting rights, fix campaign finance regulations, and mandate ethics and accountability reforms.
💯 over 100 co-sponsors (236)

#MoCTrack #McConnellsGraveyard 3/33
vox.com/2019/3/8/18253…
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.@realDonaldTrump and Republicans in Washington want you to think Democrats can’t walk and chew gum at the same time.

But we’ve been fighting #ForThePeople since Day One.

The House-passed legislation piling up outside @SenateMajLdr McConnell’s office proves it.
@realDonaldTrump @senatemajldr The scores of bills we’ve passed aren’t busy work.

If passed into law, they will improve the lives of Americans across the country & build a better future for generations to come.

But the @SenateGOP has made the cynical decision to ignore it all.
Some key examples?

H.R. 7, the #PaycheckFairness Act, would ensure equal pay for women nationwide.

Meanwhile, the #ForThePeople Act would enact the most ambitious set of democracy reforms and ethics standards in a generation.
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ICYMI: It was reported today that the Deputy Attorney General and the Secretary of Transportation appear to have been coordinating with the McConnell-aligned Super PAC, Senate Leadership Fund. (1)
@maddow
@chrislhayes
@ElieNYC
@EllenLWeintraub
@waltshaub
The Secretary of Transportation is married to Mitch McConnell, who’s prohibited by law from coordinating with Senate Leadership Fund. Elaine Chao, however, is not, although any coordination on her husband’s behalf would seem to contravene the FEC Act’s intent. (2)

The report specifically cites meetings between Elaine Chao, her then-deputy (now DAG) Jeffrey Rosen, and Steven Law, who chairs Senate Leadership Fund and the dark money 501(c)(4), One Nation, which feeds millions of dollars to Senate Leadership Fund. (3)
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One of the bills sitting untouched in the Senate because the gun lobby objects to it is the Violence Against Women Renewal Act of 2019.

It's important to understand what #VAWA does to see just how much the @NRA has corrupted @senatemajldr. Thread (1/7)
#VAWA expired in 2018 after the @GOP leadership in both the House and the Senate refused to take it up. Originally enacted in the 1990s, studies showed that "the rate of intimate partner violence against females declined 53% between 1993 and 2008" (2/7)

ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/P…
#VAWA required reauthorization every 5 years. For more than two decades, this was accomplished, with improvements made along the way.

Until 2018, when two common-sense changes to the bill sent the gun lobby into a tizzy and the @GOP refused to reenact it. (3/7)
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While the Frank LaMere Native American Presidential Forum waits on Senator Bernie Sanders @BernieSanders to arrive, read his "Empower Tribal Nations" platform. #NativeForum #NativeVote2020 #NativeVote berniesanders.com/issues/empower…
@BernieSanders It's not as detailed as his 2016 platform but here are some 2020 highlights from @BernieSanders:
* Honor Native American tribal treaty rights and sovereignty, moving away from a relationship of paternalism and control toward one of deference and support. #HonorTheTreaties
* Reauthorize and expand the Violence Against Women Act to provide critical resources to women in Indian country and allow all tribes to prosecute non-Native criminals. #VAWA #TribalJurisdiction #JusticeForNativeWomen #VAWA4All #VAWA4MMIW #MMIW
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The @NRA opposes the Violence Against Women Act because “the legislation could lead to firearm confiscations over misdemeanor domestic violence or stalking convictions.”

Why are we letting the gun lobby write our gun laws? #vawa

nationaljournal.com/s/677579/crack…
According to @dnewhauser, there was a Monday conference call during which GOP leaders urged the @NRA to go big now so GOP lawmakers who vote against #VAWA have political cover.
The Violence Against Women Act, which gives law enforcement tools to remove guns from abusers, doesn’t have a single Republican co-sponsor seven weeks before it’s expiration. #VAWA has been reauthorized three times since 1994 with bipartisan support. nytimes.com/2019/03/13/us/…
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"In fact, transgender, gender-nonconforming, and gender-fluid people are disproportionately survivors of violence. They deserve to access services consistent with their needs." -- @davidcicilline

#VAWA
"According to the U.S. Transgender Survey--which surveyed nearly 28,000 transgender adults--almost half of transgender individuals have been sexually-assaulted in their lifetime." -- @davidcicilline

#VAWA
"According to the latest FBI statistics, more than 17 percent of all hate crimes reported in 2017 were based on the victim's sexual orientation or gender identity." -- @davidcicilline

#VAWA
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The Trump Administration is #AtWarWithWomen. The #ViolenceAgainstWomenAct ( #VAWA ) has been allowed to expire and they have quietly changed the definition of #DomesticViolence.
The Trump Justice Department declared, only harms that constitute a felony or misdemeanor crime may be called #domesticviolence. The isolation, financial control, emotional attacks, and verbal assaults are no longer considered domestic violence.
I am a survivor of #domesticviolence and long before the horror of the physical abuse that would constitute a “felony or misdemeanor” came the systematic destruction of my ability to be a free and functioning individual.
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On January 21, 2016, the body of Emily Bluebird, 24, of Pine Ridge was found by her uncle after her family refused to stop searching for her. She left behind 2 kids. Her killers were brought to justice. Missing & murdered Indigenous women is an epidemic on this continent. #MMIW
Larissa Lone Hill, 21, was last seen on October 2, 2016 in Rapid City, SD. She is still missing. #MMIW
Ashley Loring Heavyrunner, 20, was last seen on June 5, 2017 in Browning, MT. She is still missing. #MMIW
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1/ @TheTakeaway @tanzinavega really disappointed you had this guest on a show peddling controversial theories that weaponize the failures of the #criminaljusticesystem #racism and #massincarceration against survivors of #domesticviolence and #coercivecontrol.
2/#VAWAs failures lie not only in its non-holistic, non-systemic approach to addressing #DV—not as #coercivecontrol and not in coordination with child safety risks, as it should be—but also in its methodology, assumptions, implementation etc. @thetakeaway @tanzinavega
3/Just because #VAWA is flawed doesn’t mean you throw the baby out with the bath water. Her theories are dangerous to #survivors and hide its misogynist underpinnings as they center #abuser needs over #survivor and #child #safety, #stability #strength. @TheTakeaway @tanzinavega
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In the US Senate, I've made it a priority to raise awareness about the challenges in Indian Country & help stand up for Native American families. Follow along today and on Monday to learn more.
84% of Native American women experience violence in their lifetime. But outside of Indian Country, few people are aware of this epidemic. That’s why I introduced #SavannasAct to help law enforcement crack down on these horrible crimes.
Combating the crisis of missing & murdered Native American women is about hope, justice & letting Native women across the country know that they're #NotInvisible—and that’s what #SavannasAct aims to help achieve. Read more @inforum inforum.com/news/4339231-s…
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The murders of #ShannanWatts, Bella,4, Celeste ,3 and the unborn baby boy, Nico, are a devastating reminder that several thousand women are killed each year by #domesticviolence in America and the @WhiteHouse has never once tweeted about it.
According to the CDC and FBI, more than 2k women are killed each year in the U.S. by men. The majority of these killings are #domesticviolence, but there are also murders like that of #MollieTibbetts--women who are murdered by strangers.
Each year the number of women murdered in the US is higher.
#DomesticViolence remains largely unaddressed, under-reported and under-prosecuted, as the current suspension of #UrbanMeyer indicates.
vpc.org/studies/wmmw20…
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