A quick note on Florida:

Biden lost by about 400K votes. Gov. DeSantis worked VERY hard to maintain the disenfranchisement of the *1.4 million* Formerly incarcerated folks that Florida voters said should have their rights back.
.@FLRightsRestore did a TON of work to get fines and fees paid and folks registered and turned out after hard rulings. @Dreamdefenders & others did a TON of work to organize the community

Do NOT paint FL w a broad brush OR discount the role of suppression.

It is wrong to do so
ORGANIZERS deserve your support, period.

Whether it was places like Missouri that went red but passed Medicaid expansion and closed the Workhouse just this summer...

Or Florida or Texas that were competitive for the first time in a long time...

Or GA, PA etc who flipped.
Same with North Carolina. Student organizers especially in NC have been putting in work for years in a state that is one of the most NOTORIOUSLY suppressive states in the union.

Do not divest from the people because the state went red.

That’s the wrong conclusion.

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8 Nov
I know there is plenty morework for us to do in every community.

But both the VP and POTUS elect just said the phrase “systemic racism” onstage during the victory speeches.

That’s a significant marker for the protest, political and cultural change of this past decade.
Our next step is turning it into policy.

Which includes grabbing those ATL senate seats to make more progressive, Black-centered, and marginalized ppl-focused policy much easier to move.
Same is true for the phrase “transgender people.”

I can’t speak for a community of which I’m not a part, but I def heard it and I hope every cis person did too.
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If folks couldn’t handle that tan suit I KNOW folks are losing. it. Image
MVP got that prophyte white on 🙌🏾

#thatsmymamassoror
“You marched.

And then you voted.”
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.@Sifill_LDF. @KristenClarkeJD. @iKaylaReed. @_ashdashlee_. @MsLaToshaBrown. @MsPeoples. @LeslieMac. @jotakaeaddy.

Just a *tiny* sampling of the Black women who were on the ground and in courtrooms and on late night zooms in community and making it happen.
This isn’t even all of the Black women politicos who, on the Biden-Harris campaign and off, did painstaking work.

@AlenciaJohnson. @AshleyEtienne09. @ashleyrallison. @SymoneDSanders. @CAMONGHNE. @itsdshawna.

And let’s not forget @StephLYoung. @call_me_cue. @stefbrownjames.
That’s literally the tip of the iceberg. Literally.

Just wanted to say I see y’all and I love y’all.
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Black people organize for our communities. Nearly everyone else ends up benefitting.

Why? Because the way anti-Blackness is set up, our liberation is central to *everyone’s* liberation.
Black organizers strategized in urban AND rural areas. The visions were statewide and national. The work was disciplined and strategic. And often done with FAR LESS resources than establishment or white-run orgs.
This is not “complaining.” This is called OWNING THE NARRATIVE AND TELLING THE TRUTH.

And it will matter for funding the orgs who get it done, taking those two GA senate seats, getting progressive agendas passed, and building long term political power for marginalized people.
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This very sweet tweet just called me OLD lololololol.
It was sweet tho! She was giving perspective and if it was her parents, it was her parents!
We old 🤷🏾‍♀️
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These Nevada jokes are hittin LOL.
To be clear, plenty of countries don’t get returns on the same night.

All of this, from suppression to the USPS to the fact that some of this is taking long because some states won’t let you count early votes early, is a reminder America should STOP thinking it’s exceptional 💀
Shout out to all the poll workers and election officials doing the hard stuff that needs to be done tho, fr.
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