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🚨 You need to pay attention to the #VoterSuppression attempts in Arizona. A 🧵…
On Monday, the state Senate passed #HB2617. The bill would change the process by which county recorders cancel people’s voter registrations. But it’s worse than you think…
The bill is an open invitation for county recorders to discriminate based on race/ethnicity. They could target anyone who they have “reason to believe are not United States citizens.” This overly broad language is an invitation for racial profiling…
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#VoterSuppression takes many forms, and all of them are bad for democracy. Here are a few examples.

* Closing down polling places in certain areas, so people have to travel farther, wait in line longer.…

* Depriving certain polling places of resources, such as voting machines and poll workers, so they can't operate efficiently…

* Closing down DMV offices in certain districts to make it harder to get an ID…

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🚨🚨🚨 Dirty #republican #votersuppression is happening again. Despite 60% of #Sarasota voters overwhelmingly approving #singlememberdistricts in 2018, the @SRQCountyGov was able to piggyback a referendum on our upcoming School Tax Vote. 1/12
@gal_suburban spilled some tea on this company a while back. 2/12
The whole purpose of what they are doing in Sarasota is to disenfranchise voters, as the company in charge of distributing misleading fliers, Data Targeting, has done in the past. 3/12
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🧵 My initial Texas vote-by-mail ballot application was initially rejected because I missed the “political party” section. It’s no wonder. Look at the ballot I finally got. It’s just massive amounts of tiny print. And threats. /1
Outside of envelope with threats they couldn’t fit into the inside of the envelope. /2
Back of ballot envelope. More threats to anyone who helps a voter fill this out. Grab a magnifying glass to make sure you don’t break a law. /3
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#tdih 1966, Georgia State House refused to seat Julian Bond despite his election (with 82% of vote) as a state rep, because of his endorsement of SNCC statement against U.S. in Vietnam. They denied Bond & the voters their rights. #VoterSuppression
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While fighting for his elected seat, Julian Bond wrote a comic book (graphic novel) about Vietnam War that made connection between struggles of the Vietnamese & of African Americans for self-determination & human rights.
Find link to read in full ⬇️.…
"We maintain that our country’s cry of 'preserve freedom in the world' is a hypocritical mask, behind which it squashes liberation movements which are not bound. . . by the expediencies of US cold war policies." -- SNCC statement on Vietnam war.
Read:… Julian Bond standing at mic with hands palm forward, other m
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📣In one hour we'll be discussing the impacts of #redistricting on #Latino voters in Florida, who make up 1/4 of the state yet who stand to lose #Representation under newly drawn maps. Follow the discussion
👉LIVESTREAM: @EthnicMediaSvc
@kiraromero @latinojustice
Welcome to today’s briefing on Florida’s redistricting process and what it means for Latino voters, co-hosted by @EthnicMediaSVC, @LatinoJustice and @scsj and moderated by @PilarMarrero.
Read our report on how #redistricting in Southern states is eroding fair and equal #representation for communities of color. 👇…
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Excellent piece by @michaelharriot in @theGrio -- my 📸from covering the @poorpeoplescampaign
#voting #votingrights #votersuppression #photography #photojournalism #justgoshoot Image
More shots from @UniteThePoor where @liztheo @RevDrBarber @RevJJackson were all arrested. ImageImageImage
Here are the demands. Clear, concise and just. @liztheo @RevDrBarber @UniteThePoor @RevJJackson Image
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"But fury is useful only as fuel. We need a Plan B for democracy.

Plan A was to pass H.R. 1 and the John Lewis Voting Rights Act. Neither bill, as of now, has a path to President Biden’s desk."
"Steve Bannon has made it his mission to recruit people who don’t believe in democracy to serve as municipal poll workers."

"The difference between those organizing at the local level to shape democracy and those raging ineffectually about democratic backsliding... remind me of the old line about war: Amateurs talk strategy; professionals talk logistics. Right now, Trumpists are talking logistics. Image
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OF COURSE the GOP is involved in a massive, intentional campaign of #VoterSuppression, motivated by partisanship and heavily influenced by race.

Here is the data:
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Of the 100 counties with the largest Voting Age Population (VAP), Joe Biden won 91 of those counties last year.

Of the 100 counties whose VAP makes up the largest percentage of their state’s VAP (big counties where much of the state population lives), Biden won 79 of them.
For example, there are 5 counties that make up the majority of their states’ Voting Age Population:

Clark County, NV
Honolulu County, HI
Maricopa County, AZ
Providence County, RI
New Castle County, DE

Biden won all 5 counties. And, obviously, all 5 states.
Counties which make up 10% or more of their state’s population which were won by Biden despite Trump winning the state:

Salt Lake County, UT
Douglass County, NE
(Biden won 1 Electoral Vote from Nebraska’s Second Congressional District)
Johnson County, KS
Jefferson County, KY
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"Over the course of Trump’s presidency, one of the running debates about the man boiled down to: menace or clown? ...

Many observers rejected the dichotomy... described the former president as “both farcical and deeply dangerous.”"…
"In nearly every battle space of the war to control the count of the next election—statehouses, state election authorities, courthouses, Congress, and the Republican Party apparatus—Trump’s position has improved since a year ago."

#DemocracyInDanger… Image
"The more we learn about January 6, the clearer the conclusion becomes that it was the last gambit in a soundly conceived campaign—one that provides a blueprint for 2024."…
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What do these states all have in common?

They are all competitive, highly diverse states which have GOP Governors and GOP legislatures which have MADE IT HARDER FOR CITIZENS TO VOTE.
In fact, I can’t think of a single state which is competitive, has a large black or latino population and in which the GOP controls the Governorship and the State Legislature which HASN’T enacted new #VoterSuppression laws this year.

Point out any that I missed.
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#tdih 1868 Camilla Massacre, Albany, GA. After being expelled from elected office, African Americans & a few whites marched to speak out at a political rally.

Whites in town opened fire, pursued, & massacred marchers. Followed by more #votersuppression.…
"The year 1868 comes up in textbooks as significant only because of the election of Ulysses S. Grant. This focus on those at the top, misses the groundswell of activity that made the year so explosive." -- Read below about advances and repression in 1868.…
The Camilla Massacre of 1868 is a key story in Reconstruction & voting rights history.

Yet, we've not seen it in other major, national "this day in history" timelines.

Students can advocate for greater recognition of this history. #TeachReconstruction…
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Yes, Republicans deliberately suppress the vote. Morton Blackwell’s Leadership Institute has literally taught them how to do it at its training sessions. Alumni include Karl Rove & Mitch McConnell. Blackwell is in the CNP. #VoterSuppression 1/…
“‘Can anyone tell me,’ asks Gourley, a veteran mock electioneer, ‘why u don't want the polling place in the cafeteria?’

Stephen, a shy antiabortion activist…raises his hand: ‘Because you want to suppress the vote?’

‘Stephen has the right answer!’ Gourley exclaims…’” 2/
3/ Article in post 1 by @JeffHorwitz, 5/25/05
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Thread about possible #votersuppression in the #CARecall

So. When you click “directions” to get to a ballot drop-off location on , it does not give accurate directions.
I live right behind Clovis East High School, but when I clicked “directions” (to see if I could find the actual drop box, since it’s a huge campus), the map tells you to go two miles away from campus.
I then input Red Bank Elementary, another location I live close to and know, and it took me right past the school and several miles past.

I did pass Precision Plastics, which has a drop box, and most of the workers were very kind when I explained the issue to them
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It is a cruel jest to say to people who have suffered inhumane treatment for centuries to unite with those who have caused a lot of pain


#Biden #Trump #GOPDeathCult #VoterSuppression #AbortionBan #racism #BlackLivesMatter #HumanRights #Truth #Facts #humanity

We give each other a chance when both sides deserve it

What have YOU done if now #racists give you a chance?

Why don't you give JUSTICE a chance?


#Biden #Trump #GOPTraitors #racism #VoterSuppression #HumanRights #BLM #Truth #Facts

#VoteBlue to make your dreams untrue
Vote red & you are dead

There is 3rd option - A new party that will represent the interests of the people

#Biden #Trump #FascistGOP #racism #VoterSuppression #AbortionBan #BLM #Truth #HumanRights
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"When SB1 becomes law, we will breathe a sigh of relief that Texas elections — where voter fraud makes up a menacing .000185 percent of votes cast — will finally be deemed safe for the purposes of Republican campaign speeches"

#Texas #VoterSuppression…
"While five states conduct entire elections by mail, a county official in Texas who so much as mails residents applications to vote by mail, with instructions on determining whether they’re eligible, can now be charged with a state jail felony."

"Partisan poll watchers, with a history of harassing ... people of color, will have “free movement” within a polling place, although they must stop short of accompanying us into the voting booth. If they feel a poll worker has blocked their view, they can pursue criminal charges"
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1/ @POTUS @JoeBiden and @VP @KamalaHarris try to convince us that we can overcome #Republican #VoterSuppression by out-organizing them (and donating more money, of course). They must have forgotten recent history, so @IndivisibleSF would like to remind them:
2/ 2000: Bush v Gore. Nationwide, Gore defeats Bush by 500,000 votes. But Bush "wins" Florida (and therefore the @WhiteHouse) by 537 votes. Prior to the election, Bush's brother, then FL Gov. Jeb Bush, purged 58,000 voters from the rolls, most of them African American.
3/ A court case and investigation by the U.S. Civil Rights Commission later concluded that thousands of voters were wrongly purged, costing Gore at least 4,752 votes — 22 times Bush’s supposed 537 vote margin of victory. #VoterSuppression
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Welcome to August and to the #Pennsylvania Member of Congress Tracking Report for the week ending 08/01/21.

We’re here to help you keep an eye on what our MoCs are saying🗣 and how they are voting🗳.
#MoCTrack 1/25
@IndivisiblePHL @IndivisibleLNH @pa_indivisible @IndivisibleBUX @TuesdaysToomey @indivisibleccpa @indiwhitpain @IndivisibleHCAN @fridays_fire @indivisiblefohi The #Pennsylvania #Indivisible Legislative Scorecard shows you how our MoCs vote re: the Indivisible principles of
See how YOUR MoCs are doing and how they got these scores here.⬇️
#MoCTrack 2/25…
I know we’re supposed to be excited about the #Infrastructure agreement in the Senate, but I can’t help but think the #GOP succeeded in delaying and slicing it down to the bone.

This @NYTimes infographic tells the story.
#MoCTrack 3/25
learn more ➡️
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Can Rod Rosenstein land the plane?? 👀…
You'd think such a targeted attack on journalists around the world would inspire journalists to focus on the

#DarkMoney forces & politicians who support anti-democratic technologies like this? 🤔
All the groups who use this military-grade spyware are autocrats or their enablers

US media need to stop #BothSides-ing #Jan6 & calling out attacks on democracies.
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🧵Here's what to know about the bills & how they negatively affect Texas voters w/disabilities:

#SB1 would give poll watchers more authority to watch voters. Poll watchers may misconstrue cues/prompts voters w/disabilities need & think they are doing something illegal #txlege
#SB1 would ban drop boxes for mail-in ballots & would
require receipt “by an election official at the time of delivery.” The official must record the voter’s name, signature, and type of voter ID provided. #txlege #CripTheVote
#SB1 would required applications for a mail-in ballot to be signed "using ink on paper" & prohibit a "photocopied signature." There is no provision for accommodations for voters with disabilities #txlege #CripTheVote
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