Proud to stand with restaurant workers, union members, and community allies from the #PoorPeoplesCampaign, @OneFairWage & more today to demand that @KyrstenSinema vote to pass a $15 minimum wage NOW.

It is essential to COVID relief + a promise that must be kept.

It cannot wait.
Haley Carrera, restaurant worker & @onefairwage AZ organizer, shared her moving story at @kyrstensinema's office today.

She recently came home w/ just $4 in tips. She held on to them as a reminder that she & millions of workers deserve so much more.

$15 with tips is the floor.
Wage Justice is Racial Justice.

One of the most powerful steps America can take toward racial justice right now is raising the minimum wage to $15.

The communities + organizations that elected @SenSinema are united in demanding she deliver for the voters who put her in office. Members of @Progress_AZ, Veterans for Peace, the Painter's Union + more joined @OneFairWage today to call on her to vote to #RaiseTheWage to $15 NOW.
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15 Mar 20
The coronavirus crisis is driving big shifts in public opinion.

A new poll asked voters if it made them *more or less likely to support proposals where all Americans would get their health insurance from the govt.*

Dems: +55
All adults: +29
Moderates: +39
Boomers: +17

A data person flagged that my framing of the #'s above is off. It would be better to say that 41% of adults, 59% of Dems, 44% of moderates & 33% of Boomers say they're now more likely to favor proposals for all Americans to get health insurance from govt.

Still a huge deal.
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16 Jan 20
I have a few things to say about the Bernie-Warren conflict and this moment.

I want to start by recognizing that if MLK had not been assassinated, he might've turned 91 today. For me, King’s leadership is a North Star. He taught us not about a sterile “civility” but about revolutionary love!
King showed that we can engage in fierce conflict –– marching, sitting in, boycotting, going on strike, shutting it down! –– and still love and respect our opponents: even those who hate and seek to harm us.
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3 Aug 19
This is the El Paso shooter.

Patrick Crusius, a 21 year-old white male Trump supporter whose manifesto says he committed mass murder in “response to [the] Hispanic invasion of Texas.”

This is white supremacist terror.

It's part of a pattern.

And Trump is complicit.
@outsider609 I don't say that Trump is complicit lightly.

But it is, I believe, a truth we must tell. And hold him, and the GOP that aids and abets him, accountable for.
@outsider609 Trump is complicit in this crime because he has––with rhetoric AND policy––stoked extreme fear of Latino immigrants, dehumanized them & others, imposed state violence, encouraged civilian violence, and emboldened white supremacists.
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17 May 19

I was among the 24 West Virginians arrested yesterday at the #ToxicRockwool construction site, with some 400 of our neighbors rallying nearby to protect our home from toxic, coal & fracked gas-fueled heavy industry.

This movement to #StopRockwool is a beautiful one. If we make yesterday’s huge step just one among many in a journey that mobilizes thousands to stand courageously together, we will win. I’m grateful for everyone who showed up & especially all who worked hard to make it happen.
A special thank you to sister Sammi Brown @SeeSammiRun — the People’s Delegate! — for sitting in with us and showing what a movement leader in elected office looks like.

📸: @_SethFreeman
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