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1/10 🧵Experts in the study of democracy hold that the United States has only been a full-fledged democracy since the 1968 election.

❓Why? Image
2/10 Why 1968?

It was the first time African-Americans could vote without traditional legal barriers.

Before then, voting while Black often meant navigating a gauntlet of literacy tests, poll taxes, and outright intimidation. Image
3/10 The landmark Voting Rights Act of 1965 began dismantling these barriers.

It targeted racial discrimination in voting, ending practices that silenced many African-Americans.

But change wasn’t immediate. Image
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VICTORY: This week at the #txlege, here are few bad bills we fought hard against that didn't make the May 8 deadline and are officially considered "dead" 🎉💀

In this case, may they not rest in peace 🤭...🧵
#BeyondBorders DEAD bills:

🟢HB 2883: Would have created more border checkpoints
🟢 HB 1610: Related to state control of constitutional challenges
🟢 HB 4006: Property ban against Russian, Asian, and Middle Eastern immigrants
#VotingRights DEAD bills:

🔵 HB 2020: One of the State Takeover Bills for Local Elections

🔵 HB 3611: Would have outlawed ranked choice voting

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There are many of @HC_Richardson “Letters from An American” that should be highlighted. This one is of vital importance because it summarizes where we find ourselves today as we #resist those who mean to strip our rights, protections & freedom.…
According to the nonpartisan Economic Policy Institute, legislatures in at least ten states have set out to weaken federal child labor laws. 2/23
#PayAttentionAmerica #ChildLabor Image
In the first three months of 2023, legislators in IA,MN,MS,NE,OH & SD introduced bills to weaken the regulations that protect children in the workplace & in March, Arkansas governor Sarah Huckabee Sanders signed a law repealing restrictions for workers younger than 16. 3/23 Image
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THREAD: 55 yrs ago 2day, #MLK was murdered in Memphis standing w sanitation workers in their strike 4 better working conditions. He said of the strike, “We’ve got to give ourselves to this struggle until the end. Nothing would be more tragic than to stop.” We still have! (1/4)
2/4 Unions help workers come together to bargain with bosses over safety, health benes, pay. Unions also co-founded & support civil rights coalition @civilrightsorg . The nations oldest & largest.
3/4 Unions are under attack in FL & other states BECAUSE union members fight to support families, ensure kids can learn Black history & for #votingrights. Unions mean people who work hard can have more of a say, including civil rights.
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Thread on how can we be patriot ?
Do read it & if thought useful then do re tweet .

In a longer run we need to strengthen our democracy. The question that come to our mind is ,How can we do it ???
The answer is simple and you know it right . The asnwer is by actively taking
participation in elections either it may be of gram pradhan or of a lok sabha . I think this is the only way we can we can raise our voices. I have seen youth, many of my friends also, who have turned 25/26 years old and have not even given a single vote . Why guys ?
You are the brighest of minds and i believe it, honestly. Yes don't give a smile at your phone screen now . Vote is the only power you have as common citizen . Do your own research for the candidate which you are going to vote ,Think about their track records at your
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🧵I want to see in color today, Daddy. Love you. Miss you.

Joy matters.

“The dawn will come.”

“A Church that has lost its voice for justice is a Church that has lost its relevance in the world.”

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A Thread: Atlanta residents and advocates are gathering for a Moral Mass Meeting to lift up the importance of a movement that votes! They are joined by @RevDrBarber & @liztheo, Co-Chairs of the Poor People’s Campaign: A National Call for Moral Revival.

#OurVotesAreDemands Picture of Moral Mass MeetingPicture of Moral Mass Meeting
@RevDrBarber @liztheo 🎵 🎶 Don't you wanna vote?! What's on the ballot is voting rights! #OurVotesAreDemands
@RevDrBarber @liztheo "More than 1 million people that have already voted in this runoff & millions more are casting their ballots for justice, truth & freedom. We will hear from folks this evening who have the power to make their voices heard & to change life and policy better for everyone." @liztheo
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Post-midterm reflections THREAD: I am #thankful for every voter who looked at the candidates on their ballot and chose those who respect our electoral process over those who do not, especially candidates running for important election-related offices such as Secretary of State.
I give thanks for the thousands of volunteers and election officials who worked to ensure that #voting and vote counting proceeded efficiently and fairly. #midterms2022 #VotingRights
I am also thankful for the numerous pro-democracy groups (including @CampaignLegal!) who guarded vigilantly against efforts to disenfranchise #voters, and responded when necessary, including with legal challenges. #midterms2022
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#BrianKemp ordered the arrest of the first African-Americans elected to the Quitman school board – whom he charged with the felony crime of ballot stuffing! The #Quitman10 were paraded before cameras in handcuffs and orange suits, like they were terrorists in Guantanamo. #gapol
All charges were dropped — eventually — but not until one school board member, Latashia Head, who suffered from lupus, died. Her father said the cause was “stress brought about by Brian P. Kemp.”… Image
In our film, Vigilante, we talk to local journalist George Rhynes, who extensively covered Kemp's persecution of the #Quitman10. Ahead of the #GeorgiaRunoff elections on Dec 6, Rhynes wants to hold a showing of our film in Quitman, but he needs your help.… Image
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If you’ve seen Vigilante, I hope you agree with @BlackVotersMatter founder @MsLaToshaBrown's demand: “Everyone must see this film.”

And right now, with #Georgia's Dec 6 #runoff looming, #VotingRights activists are asking for our help to set up screenings.…
Remember George Rhynes, the African-American journalist who told the story of the #Quitman10—school board members, every one Black, charged with felonies by Brian Kemp.

George wants to hold a screening and GOTV event right there in Quitman. Will you help?…
Olivia Pearson, the Douglas City Commissioner falsely charged with a felony voting crime by Brian Kemp, wants to show Vigilante on December 3 — right there in Douglas — to encourage the vote and prepare voters to be challenged. Will you help?… #gapol
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So much of edu-Right is cult-like.

❌ First is the weird hero-worship of figures like Bush, @BetsyDeVos, @DougDucey even lesser names like Rhee, and collection of Broad-supts #education #privateschool @DianeRavitch @NPEaction @PV4PS @mrobmused

❌ Second are the villains, which every extremist group/cult needs to project its weird grievance on

For the edu-Right it’s
✔️#teachersunions specifically @rweingarten
✔️#woke/#DEI / #CRT “agenda”
✔️ Trans-kids/ #LGBTQ adults
✔️ who the hell knows what else

❌ Third, related to villains is stoked fear:
✔️ perceived threat to way of life
✔️ fear of “the other”
✔️ imagined threats to own children coupled with willingness to actually put them at risk

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Thanks to Gov. Kemp's new Jim Crow law, #SB202, #Warnock’s mail-in vote this year fell off a cliff to 164,282—a drop of 73%. While the Republican absentee vote also fell, the drop resulting from the new law mainly punished Warnock… #Georgia #Runoff #gapol
Among the provisions of #SB202 that cut into the mail-in vote: Dropboxes were all but banned in urban (ie Black) counties. Specifically, counties aren't allowed to provide more than 1 dropbox per 100,000 population—reducing the dropboxes in the Atlanta area from 107 to 25!
The decline in mail-in balloting, especially those returned to dropboxes, has a distinct racial tinge. Georgia’s biggest counties by population, Fulton and Cobb — both majority non-white — saw mail-in balloting dive from 259,000 to just 43,000.…
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Election day is fast approaching!

Are you still hoping to make a bigger difference?

Here are the 8 most important things you can do before, during, and after election day!

(Have you ever heard of #7?)

#VoteAND #2022midterms #Volunteering

Before we get specific ... In general, work exponentially for biggest impact. Whatever you choose to do, if you bring in more people, your impact will grow. And if you bring in more people who will themselves bring in more people ... now we're talking!

BEFORE election day:
1) Check your voter registration at

2) Vote early. If there are problems, you'll have time to resolve them by election day.

3) Get out the vote! Phone & text bank or write postcards w/ @RovVote

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besties have u read AMENDMENTS to PA CONSTITUTION the PA GOP r trying: i have some things to tell u

- those motherfluffers
- we need to FLIP PA HOUSE
- *WE* includes *YOU* idc where u live: sign up

Election “audits” This notice contains inform...Proposing separate and dist...b) In addition to the quali...15. Election audits. The Ge...
artie + me r just dogs but we think “tax-payer funded” includes *a lot* of healthcare + insurance

“or any other right related to abortion”

#AbortionRights Proposing separate and dist...
voter id laws r bad actually

“Overly burdensome photo ID requirements block millions of eligible American citizens from voting. We can improve the security of elections without compromising citizens’ right to participate in elections.” @BrennanCenter b) In addition to the quali...
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Following the Wisconsin Supreme Court’s July 8, 2022 decision banning most ballot drop boxes in the state, the @CityofMadison decided to transform its ballot drop boxes.
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The ability to vote easily, safely and securely is fundamental to our democratic process.
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Rather than removing the drop boxes, we wanted to transform them to share the powerful words of Sojourner Truth and to convey our community's belief in #democracy, #votingrights and the prevailing power of #truth.
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Hi all!
It's a 10 minute warning on the start of #Democrat Congressional candidate in #PA01, @ashley_ehasz's #townhall on #ReproductiveFreedom and the role of Congress.

You can watch here:

We'll be live tweeting the whole thing!
If you attended the @ashley_ehasz #PA01 #townhall in person, you'd have seen this (#Antichoice #GOP extremist Brian Fitzpatrick) cardboard guy out front.

That's as close as any version of Fitz would get to a town hall. He sprints away from unscripted constituent contact!
In case you want a run down of the legislative goods on #GOP #Antichoice extremist Brian Fitzpatrick of #PA01, here's the rundown...

The TL;DR is that Brian Fitzpatrick has ALWAYS voted AGAINST #AbortionRights.

He's no moderate, don't drink the Kool-aid on that!
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“It is their [government’s] responsibility to make the determination on eligibility to vote and to send you a voter education card,” Meade said. “It is purely natural for a citizen to rely on the government to make those determinations and that they be accurate."#VotingRights
#Democrats-#Biden are at fault. It was setup to fail by design to put more black people back in jail/prison.
"Meade was one of the chief architects of Amendment 4,which voters approved in 2018 and setup a framework for most ex-felons to regain their voting rights."#VotingRights
"Alison Novoay,spokesperson for the Palm Beach County Supervisor of elections,said in an email that the state notifies their office when a prospective or registered voter is convicted of a felony or otherwise ineligible."
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Thread: You can protect democracy with simple steps.
We show you how. Tuesday 8/23/22 4pm PT/ 7pm PT.
Sign up to attend…
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On Facebook…
Our guest: @bernstein_lynn will talk about techniques she is using to protect, monitor & verify election results in North Carolina.

We will also show you how we're comparing the number of voters who vote with ballots scanned.

Here is our latest report…
Take a look at a form that we've developed to increase public confidence in election results:

At poll locations, with a poll watcher certificate, we check if the number of voters matches the number of ballots. At this location numbers matched perfectly. 198 voters /198 ballots.
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Fannie Lou Hamer "Kept President Johnson Up at Night” — @queenie4rmnola

Want to know why?
"President Lyndon B. Johnson was terrified of her, terrified of her appeal she would make in 1964 before the Democratic National Committee’s credentials panel on behalf of the Mississippi Freedom Democratic Party (Brown, 2020)."
"White moderates will often proclaim that they support Black people and respect them, but that change is too risky, inappropriate, and unconventional. As a credit to her generation, Mrs. Hamer refused to buckle under the weight of oppression or others’ apathy — she persisted."
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1) NRB, the world’s largest association of Christian communicators, announced the addition of 36 organizations and individuals as NRB members in the first two quarters of 2022…
new member: Convention of States Action
new Associate Member: Newsmax
2) NRB is an "international association of Christian communicators whose member organizations represent millions of listeners, viewers, and readers...To protect the free speech rights of our members to speak Biblical truth...providing networking and relational opportunities."
3) This reminds me of the MISUSED confidential church information in the documentary - People You May Know
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📽️Vigilantes: Georgia’s #VoteSuppression Hitmen

Our team bust the most brazen, racist attack on #VotingRights yet — engineered by #Georgia’s Brian Kemp to ensure victory in his rematch with Stacey Abrams…

For release, Fall 2022.
Featuring @MsLaToshaBrown, co-founder of @BlackVotersMtr — and a host of Confederate “reenactors” waiting for next insurrection — our film busts open the secret source of #BrianKemp’s ancestral wealth and power: slavery.…
#BrianKemp has kept his history of privilege and political fixes well hidden — including the long history of exploitation by his family aimed at both enchained Blacks and politically helpless poor whites.
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Arizona receives an "F" grade and ranks the worst state in the nation, based upon empirical data on the states’ performance and competitiveness on ten metics. 1/11
Workforce (410 points – 16%)
Key factors: success in attracting talent at all levels, state worker training programs, right to work laws, and worker productivity based on economic output per job. 2/11
Infrastructure (380 points – 15%)
Key factors: viability and conditions of transportation system by the value and volume of shipped goods Availability of vacant land, office and industrial space, broadband, utility infrastructure and sustainability. 3/11
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Edmond Pettus was born #OTD in 1821 in Limestone County, Alabama. He served as an officer in the Confederate Army and as a US senator after the War. He was also active in the Ku Klux Klan, serving as its Grand Dragon in Alabama. He is the namesake of the Edmund Pettus Bridge.
Born into an enslaving family, Pettus built a successful law career before enlisting in the Confederate Army when war broke out. While most of his home region of northern Alabama did not support secession, Pettus did. He was a pro-slavery ideologue steered by white supremacy.
During the War he rose to the rank of Brig. General and was captured as a POW three times. He was pardoned by Andrew Johnson on October 30, 1865. Pettus returned to Selma after the War and resumed his law practice.
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@TheJusticeDept @CivilRights @USAO_MDFL @FBI @EricHolder
@marceelias @FlaDems @BrevardDems

In what parallel quantum universe is it legal for a guy to deliberately disenfranchise voters in this manner, in the United States? 🧵

They admit to nearly every element of a conspiracy to run a fraudulent candidate, for the sole purpose of disenfranchising tens of thousands of voters' right to participate in the election, as well as admitting it was done to hurt a particular candidate while helping another.
Joe Aiello shares a business address with lawyer Jeffery Golub, pictured below. Also in the picture: County Commission Candidate Rob Feltner-who is the ostensible beneficiary of this fake candidate-and Brevard County Clerk of The Court Rachael Sadoff.
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