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Emi Anne @f_emi_nist
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My absentee ballot didn’t come so I’m taking an all night bus to NC, voting, and flying back to be at work at 11 in DC. Stay tuned as I live-tweet my venture into madness for the sake of civic duty. #VoteSaveAmerica #iguess
To pump myself up for this trip I’m listening to @PodSaveAmerica. Why? Because @jonlovett @jonfavs @TVietor08 and @danpfeiffer are personally responsible for this trip (and will help me stay strong as I try to get home to vote).
In the part where folks usually promote their soundclouds I just wanna say: if you’re in NC, please vote to #nixthesix amendments. Also, I’m a @HealthCareVoter and I hope you are too.

more after I pack as much as will fit in my backpack.
Current roadtrip playlist is just Toto and @HamiltonMusical so hmu with song reccs if you want
Me walking to go look at the Capitol Building lit up at night before getting on the bus to vote and being scared by a rat just scurrying around the sidewalk is maybe too big a metaphor for life since 2016 and yet it just happened.
My favorite view in DC (omw to take the gavel from Paul Ryan)
My favorite ceiling in DC (omw to vote the NCGOP out of state leg)
Also MAJOR shout outs to @MsPackyetti who said “your whiteness won’t save you for what the patriarchy has in store for you”. I carry that with me as a reminder to stand up for members in my community who may not have access to whiteness & white spaces.
MADE IT ONTO THE BUS! In a night mask because skincare stops for no election. Next stop: probably VA but I’m comin’ for ya Bull City!
Some things I’m reflecting on as I make this journey (and forgive my sermonizing): every day people around the world leave their homes to come to the US for a shot at a better life, even though our country is unwelcoming. That’s courage & bravery.
Donald Trump and @GOP want to define my nonbinary, gender-nonconforming, and trans siblings in the LGBTQ+ community “out of existence”. Yet so many continue to live loud and boldly. That’s bravery, and I am in awe of them.
Okay team I’m gonna do my darnedest to get some sleep so I can have half a brain to do my job when I get back to DC. Feel free to hop into my DMs or donate to @LGBTCenterRal while I nap!
i was awoken by Richmond & major Wicked vibes. If you’re in VA, please vote for @timkaine and @JenniferWexton even if you have to uhhhh defy gravity to do so.
I can’t sleep & I’m thinking about how, around 6 months ago, I was taking another bus home to Durham during the AL special elections and ended up having a conversation with some guys on the bus about @DougJones & kitchen table politics.
NC is an incredible state with SO MANY opportunities for bipartisanship to benefit the state. But the Republican supermajority in our state leg. would rather continue tearing our state to shreds with divisive legislation & outrageous gerrymandering.
The current state senate majority leader actively leaves female senators out of legislative meetings because they “ask too many questions”. He’s also responsible for gerrymandering women in his OWN PARTY out of state seats.
We are still in VA. I’ve missed this state a lot since graduating from @HollinsU but also I would like my migrane to go away. Hydrate or Diedrate, folks
I MADE IT TO DURHAM!! My momma @KDCaulfeild came to pick me up from the bus. This woman is the reason I got into politics because I saw her working for change in Durham when I was a kid. Also, she somehow still looks AMAZING at 5am.
GOOD MORNING TEAM! I slept 30 minutes, and now I’m bopping to @wunc while I get dressed for the polls. Fun fact: my college friends once joked that I only listen to @NPR and Beyonce. They’re not 100% wrong.

In line to vote!!!!
HEY LOOK MA I MADE IT! Thanks to @TVietor08 and the whole team of @PodSaveAmerica and all of YOU for giving me a whole bunch of love & support through my journey!

Here’s hoping I make my flight!!
#VoteBlueToSaveAmerica2018 #VoteSaveAmerica #Midterm2018
Also, if you were curious, I didn’t have to get a provisional ballot! Everything went off without a hitch, and HUGE thank you to all the incredible folks working at the polls this morning!!
I think technically Dulles is in VA but I landed and I’m almost to my final destination: MY JOB! Currently rocking to High Hopes by @PanicAtTheDisco (the song I listened to right before the first interview I had for my current position!)
Hi team! I made it to work! Thanks for everything the past few hours! Let’s bring this election HOME! (ft. my gremlin face)
Here in DuPont tracking the election in my One Durham tee!

You still have 20 minutes left to vote in NC! If you’re in line by 730 they HAVE to let you vote! So go do it!
Congrats to @TheDemocrats for taking back the House!
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