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Wonder why Rs are trying to push #Kavanaugh through? THIS.
So he’s seated before This is before SCOTUS.
#StopKavanaugh #WhatsAtStake
#WhatAreTheyHiding #SaveSCOTUS
/2 This alone makes the #StopKanavaugh movement an URGENT MATTER!
theatlantic.com/politics/archi…
Hidden motive behind Republican attempts to fast-track #Kavanaugh:

“Under the doctrine of separate sovereigns, federal & state govt are considered to be "separate sovereigns", so Double Jeopardy Clause does not apply to prosecution of the same crime by both fed and state courts”
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#TaxScam2:
The first GOP Tax Scam added $2 trillion to the national debt – sticking our children with the bill for massive tax breaks for Big Pharma, Wall Street and the wealthiest 1 percent.

#WhatsAtStake
#CultureOfCorruption
Today, House Republicans are pushing #TaxScam2: their cynical scheme to make tax breaks for billionaires permanent – handing tens of billions of dollars in tax breaks to the wealthiest 1 percent every year.

#WhatsAtStake
#CultureOfCorruption
While Republicans enrich their wealthy donors, Democrats are fighting FOR THE PEOPLE:
*Lowering your health care costs and prescription drug prices
*Increasing your pay through strong economic growth by rebuilding America
*Cleaning up corruption to make Washington work for you
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Wanted to share a little about the lawsuit that AG Hawley filed that would eliminate protections for preexisting conditions for millions of Americans, including kids like ours. Feel free to follow along. 1/
Here's the first page of the lawsuit seeking to declare our health care protections unconstitutional. AG Hawley didn't have to join this lawsuit, but he chose to, on behalf of his state. 2/
Here's the part that says the #ACA protects #PreExistingConditions, makes sure people can't be charged more for them, and requires that insurers cover essential health benefits.

That's the part that keeps our kids alive and our families out of bankruptcy. 3/
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Chair @ChuckGrassley Senators @senorrinhatch @LindseyGrahamSC @JohnCornyn @SenMikeLee @TedCruz @BenSasse @JeffFlake @MikeCrapo @ThomTillis @JohnKennedyLA Weaponizing hate is a despicable and wretched act. Weaponizing hate as an act of misogyny to...

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...suppress the testimony of a courageous American patriot who places her country before herself is criminal.

To pre-judge in the public space who is telling the truth and who is not, as a few of you have is derelict. Your efforts to impugn Professor...

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...Blasey Ford’s character with statements such as “...she’s mixed up...” pre-date Professor Anita Hill, almost 27 years ago. Yet, Professor Hill was afforded the due process of an FBI investigation. This is precedent. Meanwhile, Judge Kavanaugh is...

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THREAD: 3 weeks ago I had emergency abdominal surgery. My gallbladder was rupturing. Not my fault, but if the current administration gets its way, insurance companies & others could discriminate against me for it. This is why we must #StopKavanaugh. This is #WhatsAtStake. (contd)
A family friend, 22 years old, recently suffered from a depressive episode. She attempted to take her own life and ended up in the hospital. Now she has a history of mental illness that, if not protected, could impact insurability. We must #StopKavanaugh. This is #WhatsAtStake.
My oldest niece is 12. When she was a baby, she had severe asthma. Her parents once woke at 3 AM to find her barely breathing. She is fine, but she has a preexisting condition that could make her uninsurable if the Trump administration gets its way. #WhatsAtStake #StopKavanaugh
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Feb. 2018, 18 @GOP AG's & 2 GOP Governors Filed a Lawsuit to Repeal the #ACA in the U.S. Northern District of TX

This lawsuit is currently being heard. This is what it means to YOUR healthcare if Kavanaugh is confirmed. #ProtectOurCare #WhatsAtStake (THREAD)1/15
These are the Republican state attorneys general and governors from 20 states that filed the lawsuit in February 2018 in the U.S. Northern District of Texas.

#ProtectOurCare #WhatsAtStake 2/15
In June of 2018, the Trump Administration said it would not defend the #ACA and actually AGREED in part with the plaintiffs, arguing that protections for people with #PreExistingConditions should be overturned.

#ProtectOurCare #WhatsAtStake 3/15
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1/5. As a life-long advocate for racial justice, equal rights under the law, and opportunity for all, I will #VoteNoOnKavanaugh and fight back against the Trump Administration’s every effort to turn back on the clock on civil rights. #WhatsAtStake

medium.com/@SenatorMenend…
2/5. Brett Kavanaugh has joined opinions that undermine our fair housing laws and weaken the ability of African Americans and Latino Americans to raise discrimination claims.
3/5. When a South Carolina law that could have blocked 63,756 minority voters from the polls came before Judge Kavanaugh, he thought it was constitutional.
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As we continue to make our case to @SenatorCollins, we Mainers ask a favor of our fellow patriot activists in other states who are working hard with us to #StopKavanaugh.(Thread)
#NoKavanaugh #CollinshearME
@IndivisibleTeam @mfalpac @Indivisible_MDI @IndivisibleSagC
Please keep calling the senators in your states. But leave Collins' phone lines open for Mainers. She has pointed to out-of-state calls and TV ad purchases as evidence that it's not her constituents doing the calling. We know better. We need to remove all doubt.
#NoKavanaugh
We don't want to give her any room to say Mainers aren't calling (which she has reportedly done). Trust us. We are fighting as if our future--and yours--depends on it. Because it does. We won't stop calling, emailing & showing up until the votes our cast. We know #WhatsAtStake.
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Since the Senate Judiciary Committee Record is “open” til Monday 9/10 at NOON it would behoove one of the @SenateDems to submit declarations offering proof that he lied along with a referral for a PERJURY investigation. #WhatsAtStake #StopKavanaugh slate.com/news-and-polit…
IF declarations allege that Kavanaigh lied under oath, Senators have an obligation to determine whether he perjured himself before they vote on his confirmation. Would Republicans investigate a Democrat? In a heartbeat! And Democrats would agree.
So @SenateDems should put the charges in the Judiciary Committee Record, even if the result is “voted out of committee with a request for perjury in the minority report” and ask every Senator “did Kavanaugh lie and should you investigate that before voting on confirmation?”
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Based on what I heard — and didn't hear — from Judge #Kavanaugh at his hearings, and having reviewed his writings and record as a judge, I believe any reasonable person would have cause to be concerned, even fearful, of his confirmation to the Supreme Court.

I will vote no.
My decision is based on:

1) his judicial track record
2) his equivocation on whether presidents should be investigated while in office, even though he investigated President Bill Clinton for Independent Counsel Ken Starr, and
3) what little we have seen of his White House record
Further, this whole process has been outrageous.

My request to meet with Judge #Kavanaugh before the hearings began was denied by the White House. I joined @JudiciaryDems in requesting a modest postponement so I had adequate time to review his full record – that was also denied.
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@SenatorCollins Either Kavanaugh is an extremist who believes birth control pills are abortion or he is willfully unaware of basic science. I suggest he’s an extremist. Either are disqualifying!

#StopKavanaugh #WhatsAtStake
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My abortion (a short thread).

I was 19. I married my boyfriend w/ a black eye. (It seemed like abuse stemmed from possessiveness, so I thought marriage would prove I was committed to him. I was wrong.)

When I told him I was pregnant, he threw me around & choked me 1/
Until I lost consciousness. When I woke up, I fled our small apt.

I knew that if I had that child, we would have been subject 2 a lifetime of abuse--physical & mental.

I wept during the procedure but afterwards, I divorced him, went to college & law school & had 2 children. 2/
Children who know a life of love. Children who are not abused or hated or viewed as mistakes.

I don't exaggerate when I say I saved my life when I made that choice. & I created space for loved, wanted children after I freed myself from my abuser. 3/
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Alright, kids.

The @SenateDems and @SenBooker need a full court press from us today.

#ReleaseTheRecords
#WhatAreTheyHiding
#WhatElseAreTheyHiding
#WhatsAtStake

Call every Senator you can find a phone number for. I’ll be tweeting focus calls to particular Sen, watch for those.
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Good morning, all! It's Sam (@samsokol19) back live-tweeting Day 3 of the #KavanaughHearings. We're all a little tired 😴... but let's do this!
Yesterday, Kavanaugh dropped some major hints about how he plans to undermine church-state separation on the Supreme Court. #StopKavanaugh
Yesterday, Kavanaugh clearly stated that he thinks it's ok for the government to fund religious activities with taxpayer funds.

Each of us should get to decide for ourselves whether & how our money supports religion–that’s a guarantee of the U.S. Constitution. #StopKavanaugh
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Friends, today's developments with regard to our health care made crystal clear #WhatsAtStake, the need to #StopKavanaugh, and the need to be a #HealthCareVoter this November.

Here's a quick explainer thread on what happened, and where we go from here. (1/)
In Texas today, a judge heard arguments on the lawsuit brought by several GOP State AGs and the Trump Administration to declare the #ACA, including #PreExistingConditions protections, unconstitutional. That judge seemed prepared to do just that. (2/)

modernhealthcare.com/article/201809…
If that one judge rules to strike down #PreExistingConditions protections, millions of Americans - including those of us with medically complex kids - would be at risk of losing health care.

Such a decision would be appealed, and could ultimately land at the Supreme Court. (3/)
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The American people are confronted with a #GOP Congress and Administration that are relentlessly ransacking the futures of American families and seniors, all to further enrich their lobbyist and special interest friends, big corporations and the wealthiest one percent. /1
From health care, to taxes, to good-paying jobs, to critical consumer protections, President Trump and the #Republican Congress are selling out the American people at every turn: /2 #ARawDeal #CultureOfCorruption #RepublicanGreed
#Democrats must be ready to drive home our case to the American people about how a Democratic majority will fight For The People:/3 #ForAll #ForThePeople #ABetterDeal #PrincipledDemocraticLeadership
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Men have been accusing us of hysteria for hundreds of years for deigning to speak up for our rights. I have spent much of my adult life arguing against the hysterical label, explaining how sexist it is. At this point fuck it. Damn straight I'm hysterical #StopKanavaugh /1
I'm hysterical because this accusation has always been used to control women. We were burned at the stake for being witches, put in sanatoriums, had forced hysterectomies & oophorectomies, were sterilized, & we're too emotional to decide if we want an abortion #SaveRoe /2
I'm hysterical because our pleas were dismissed and ignored for the past 3 years. We were deemed dramatic, silly, and too focused on "women's issues" because we begged people to listen to our rational fears that Roe could be overturned #StopKavanaugh #WhatsAtStake /3
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As you watch Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh's confirmation hearing, keep in mind #WhatsAtStake. refinery29.com/2017/06/158456…
"For millions of women, [Kavanaugh's confirmation] could mean they won’t be able to get their abortion, whether Roe is overturned right away or not."

refinery29.com/2018/06/203082…
We already know what happens when we make abortion illegal or severely restrict the procedure: Las ricas abortan, las pobres mueren. Rich women have abortions, poor women die.

refinery29.com/2018/07/203412…
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THREAD: Today, people around the country are fighting tooth and nail to block Kavanaugh from a lifetime seat. TODAY is your best chance to make your voice heard where you live, as part of a nationwide chorus.

Find an event near you here: uniteforjustice2018.com/?source=cap #StopKavanaugh
Trump’s allies in the Senate have made it clear: they want to strip your health care protections, jeopardize #RoevWade, & protect a corrupt, criminally-implicated President.

They’re counting on us not caring enough to stop them, and now’s the chance for us to prove them wrong.
If you care about protections for the 130 million Americans with pre-existing conditions—like Alaskan Colleen Mondor, a small business owner and cancer survivor whose son has diabetes—speak up.

adn.com/opinions/2018/… #StopKavanaugh #WhatsAtStake
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A week ago I was tired and frustrated cause I was focusing on the wrong things. I was resisting but also thinking about things like why xyz didn't follow me or why they didn't RT me or do I make an impact

I took time to reflect and refocus. Here is what I learnt. /1
It's not about me stupid
It's about the children pulled away from families, 528 of whom are still not reunited and it is unclear if/when they will be reunited. #FamiliesBelongTogether #chi
It's #WhatsAtStake for women's rights, LGBTQ rights, voter rights, Roe v Wade, ACA, health care for pre-existing conditions, Medicaid...
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For months, we've consistently cautioned that the Senate must #PressPause on considering President Trump's SCOTUS nominee until the Special Counsel's investigation ends.
LDF President and Director-Counsel @Sifill_LDF penned an op-ed on our country’s commitment to equal justice under the law and why "it is imperative that the process to replace [Justice Kennedy] not be rushed." #WhatsAtStake #ScotusPick #SCOTUSnominee politico.com/magazine/story…
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In our meeting today, Judge Kavanaugh refused to answer even the most basic Qs ab his jurisprudence & judicial philosophy, especially re: women’s reproductive freedom, health care protections for ppl w/ pre-ex conditions, voting rights & presidential powers.

Let me explain:
Judge Kavanaugh refused to say whether or not he agreed Roe v Wade & Planned Parenthood v Casey were correctly decided or assure me he believed these cases should be left alone

That should send shivers down the spine of any American who believes in reproductive freedom for women
Judge Kavanaugh had a special obligation to make his views on this topic clear, given the president’s litmus test that he would only appoint justices who would overturn Roe. On that obligation, Judge Kavanaugh failed spectacularly. #WhatsAtStake
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Confirming Judge Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court would have devastating impacts for women’s health, especially for women of color.

I joined @maziehirono, @gillibrandny and advocates today to speak out on #WhatsAtStake.
I’ve reviewed Kavanaugh’s record – it’s clear he won’t protect the Affordable Care Act, no matter the impact on women who rely on it. We cannot go back to the old days when women of color were charged more for insurance. #WhatsAtStake
I’m a mother. I’m an American with disabilities. I’m a woman of color. But I’m also a fighter, and I’m going to pour my heart into stopping the confirmation of Brett Kavanaugh – a judge who’s already used his power to make it harder for women to access the care they need.
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The next Supreme Court Justice will have immense influence over the lives of Americans for generations to come.

They may someday soon determine whether Americans with pre-existing conditions will be able to afford health care.

This is #WhatsAtStake
The next Supreme Court Justice may also someday soon determine how much states can restrict a woman’s constitutionally guaranteed right to make her own medical decisions.

This is #WhatsAtStake
They may also someday soon determine whether or not the President of the United States must comply with a duly issued subpoena.

This is #WhatsAtStake
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