To my friends who supported Biden: Your candidate won. I and many others wanted a truly progressive candidate, but we were blunted by the efforts of the corporate rulers of this party.
That said, with the election behind us (regardless of Trump and GOP's distractions by calling the election illigitimate) I am formally asking all of you to join me in a fight for a true people's agenda. No compromises.
There can be no compromise when it comes to the lives of our neighbors. I need you to join me in the fight for:

-Medicare for All, to guarantee healthcare for all ppl and stop the deaths of what medical researchers say is 68K ppl a year due to for-profit health insurance system
-A full Green New Deal, because our planet is burning and scientists say we have 8 to 9 years to stop it from getting worse. Incremental change and compromise is not recognized by the Earth.
-A massive transfer of wealth from the wealthiest Americans back to the working class through a guaranteed Universal Basic Income, retro to March of this year, as well as a liveable wage of at least $15 an hour now, not in 5 years.
-A bold housing program that guarantees adequate and liveable housing for all Americans.
-Universal free public college as well as universal student debt forgiveness.
-An end to our endless wars. A complete withdrawal of our troops from the Middle East and Africa and a vow to not start any new wars.
-A true commitment to racial justice, including a commitment to defund police nationwide and use those funds to pay for social work programs better suited to deal w/cases of addiction, homelessness, mental illness, differing abilities and family/sexual violence.
-An automatic Federal review of every police killing.
-An immediate moratorium on all deportations and the immediate release, on inauguration day, of ALL children, families and individuals being held in cages while they await asylum hearings.
-A full and thorough investigation and public hearing into sexual harassment, sexual assault and misconduct allegations against Joe Biden.
There is much more we need to work on, but anything short of a full commitment to these things will not bring the change we need. If you put half the effort to holding our elected officials accountable on these measures as you did to getting rid of Trump, we will not lose.

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I am an expert in trauma and I've dedicated my career to helping survivors. Since I came out in support of Tara Reade:

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All of this has been done by Democrats in support of Joe Biden and Kamala Harris. They are complicit.

I have the receipts.
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