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May 28 • 20 tweets • 9 min read
They should still be here. #Buffalo 🕊 Each of the victims of buffalo
They should still be here. #Uvalde 🕊
They should still be here. #Orlando #Pulse 🕊🏳️‍⚧️🏳️‍🌈
They should still be here. 🕊 #Sandyhook
They should still be here. ✡️ #TreeofLife
They should still be here. 🕊 #LasVegas
They should still be here. 🕊 #Charleston
They should still be here. 🕊 #Aurora
They should still be here. 🕊 #Parkland
They should still be here. 🕊 #VirginiaTech
They should still be here. 🕊 #ElPaso
They should still be here. 🕊 #SantaFe
They should still be here. 🕊 #SutherlandSprings
They should still be here. 🕊 #VTARailYard
They should still be here. 🕊#Columbine
They should still be here. 🕊 #FortHood
They should still be here. 🕊#SanBernardino
They should still be here. 🕊 #BinghamtonNY
It’s unacceptable that weapons of war were legally purchased to murder countless people over and over again.

It’s long past due for legislation that prevents gun violence, and protects our Public Health & Safety, be passed into law. Authority said the government was able to obtain the weapon

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More from @mayatcontreras

May 25
1) I put my answer to John Cleese below his tweet but I’m going to write out what my husband @BobbyCrace said, “Carlin was intentional in his bleakness. It wasn’t just a byproduct of despondency. His work didn’t deteriorate into despondent bleakness.”
2) “George Carlin modified his performance to reflect and express the insanity of a country whose despondency regularly leads to blatant harm. And Stephen Colbert was saying that the bleakness was too much for him which is what surprised you, Maya.”
3) “@StephenAtHome’s allowed to feel that way but that thinking puts Carlin’s work into a box. Carlin wanted do express more and do so differently.”
Read 4 tweets
May 7
1. Legislation does not become law without the Senate. Obama had a supermajority in the Senate for an entire 74 days. He use that supermajority to get us ACA meaning health insurance companies could no longer refuse to cover you just because you had a pre-existing condition. Image
2) Obama also signed the massive economic stimulus bill.

“Approved by Congress on a largely party-line vote last week, the bill is designed to inject nearly $800 billion into the economy.”

Republicans didn’t want help us get out of *The Recession*. 😒

npr.org/templates/stor…
3) Why did Obama only have a supermajority in the Senate for 74 days? This article explains and gives a timeline —including Sen. Ted Kennedy (D) getting sick and dying then being replaced by a Republican. beaconjournal.com/story/news/201…
Read 7 tweets
Dec 18, 2021
1) One of the reasons I decided to run for office was because of @VP Kamala Harris. I witnessed daily attacks on her by the media and people who preferred to stand on the sidelines casting aspersions, while contributing nothing but comments & click bait.
2) Not everyone has to run for office to be in service of their community; I know this because I’ve been in-service to my community since I was 16. Deciding to run for office and putting myself out there for all to judge and eviscerate is not an easy choice. Hope offered to the homeless Maya Contreras as a 16-year-old
3) I cannot even imagine what it must be like to be @VP; attacked for everything from how she wears her hair, to her laugh, to her ethnic background, to what purchases she makes for her kitchen. All because she dared to be a Black South Asian women in public service and in power.
Read 8 tweets
Dec 17, 2021
1) Please follow and support @UJCSexWorkers @RedCanarySong @DecrimNY
As I run for Congress please know my stance on sex work, it should be decriminalized as it will help protect sex workers against violence. Sex workers are constituents and should be treated as such. #IDEVASW21
2)As a Congressional rep, Sex Workers would have my ear and my support. I’m running against a woman who is for the Nordic model which is harmful to SW and clients. I am against human/labor trafficking. Sex workers are also against human/labor trafficking. opendemocracy.net/en/beyond-traf…
3) If we truly care about human/labor trafficking then we will care about it in *all industries* where it exists including the hospitality industry, the service industry, agriculture industry etc.
investigatemidwest.org/2021/09/23/hum…
Read 4 tweets
Dec 16, 2021
Solitary confinement is not just inhumane— it is torture. @ericadamsfornyc I beg you and your administration to reverse this appalling decision. Think of Kalief, and think of all those who have been irreparably harmed by solitary confinement.
The memory of Kalief Browder haunts me. What he went through in solitary confinement and what he couldn’t live with after it will always haunt me. @ericadamsfornyc please don’t be callous, reverse your decision.
In the memory of Kalief Browder we must end solitary confinement in New York and beyond. Currently there are 10,000 in solitary confinement in the federal prison population. I will fight against solitary confinement as the next representative for my district. #MayaForCongress Kalief Browder
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Nov 26, 2021
1) (If you stop sharing the cookware story, they will stop writing about it).
2) Do you know how many toxic pots and pans have long been on the market? That should be the real story. Reporters feel free to talk about that. Do you how many people in poverty are constantly exposed to toxins in their cookware? pca.state.mn.us/featured/are-y…
3) As someone who lived in the south, a lot of friends parents were conservative and they *only* had expensive cookware. Middle-class/wealthy conservatives, especially conservative women, don’t *actually* care about the story. They know how much they’ve spent on their cookware.
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