The @nytimes has been providing a platform for transphobic hate & propaganda, with horrifying consequences. Texas just entered NYT articles into evidence to push for the TX Dept of Family & Protective Services to take trans kids away from their supportive parents.
During escalating assaults on trans people & trans rights nationwide, the New York Times is featuring writers debating whether trans people should even exist and scapegoating this already-marginalized community. One way to act in solidarity is to sign now:
Thank you @chasestrangio for sounding the alarm and asking cis people to speak up. To trans & non-binary people: I'm with you. I’m going to keep fighting for your right to exist, to be safe as your full authentic selves, & to thrive. Our safety & liberation is intertwined.
The fights for trans rights and reproductive justice are wrapped up together. Our right to bodily autonomy—our ability to make decisions about our own bodies—is under threat. This affects ALL of us. We must be in solidarity to defeat the growing fascist movement to control us.

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Apr 14, 2021
We continue to see death after death at the hands of police officers with no meaningful accountability for the officers or departments involved. (1/6)
We’ve seen $$$ pumped into training & half-measures, only to see the killing of Duante Wright mere miles from the Derek Chauvin trial justified as a “mistaken” use of a gun instead of a taser. If you can’t distinguish between a gun & a taser you shouldn’t be carrying either.(2/6)
I understand that many are concerned about public safety, but it is clear that more investment in police, incarceration, and criminalization will not deliver that safety. (3/6)
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Jan 25, 2021
Just so folks are clear, as a former immigration & social justice attorney, I watched firsthand under President Obama, and later Trump, that @ICEgov acts as a rogue agency that disregards the law and human rights. #AbolishICE once and for all.
.@ICEgov targets U.S. Citizens, and get away with it.…
I urge my colleagues to find the courage not to look away. @ICEgov
is hurting our communities. It's an agency that is violent and lawless.…
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Jun 3, 2020
A thread on policy action for systemic change:

We must listen to the folks on the ground. We must move with meaningful action and not tear gas, rubber bullets, and handcuffs.

These are the concrete policy proposals needed to tear down structural racism: 1/10
➡️ Remove access and funding for military equipment for police departments.… 2/10
➡️ Create emergency response teams of health and human services professionals to respond to situations where police interaction may increase conflict. 3/10
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May 31, 2020
Instead of *who* killed #GeorgeFloyd, we should focus on *what* killed George.

Until then, we won't have justice.
Thank you @RevDrBarber for your sermon this morning that helped re-center us on how we fight for true freedom from oppression, poverty, and all this sickness, that has led to so much death and pain.
Know that it's still both, but don't let the "who" overshadow the decades of structural racism that has created the system that allows police officer after police officer off the hook for murder. I just want us to dig deeper so that the #DefundPolice movement isn't brushed aside.
Read 5 tweets
Feb 1, 2020
My statement regarding last night:

“I am so incredibly in love with the movement that our campaign of #NotMeUs has created. This makes me protective over it and frustrated by attempts to dismiss the strength and diversity of our movement. (1/4)
“However, I know what is at stake if we don't unify over one candidate to beat Trump and I intend to do everything possible to ensure that Trump does not win in 2020. (2/4)
“In this instance, I allowed my disappointment with Secretary Clinton's latest comments about Senator Sanders and his supporters get the best of me. You all, my sisters-in-service on stage, and our movement deserve better. (3/4)
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Oct 2, 2019
I'm sharing some scholarly research on facial recognition w/ @detroitpolice to continue the dialogue. While facial recognition identifies a white man’s gender 99% of the time, it misidentifies darker-skinned females up to 35% of the time.… 1/7
Another study in 2018 from the National Institute of Standards and Technology found that facial recognition falsely matches Black women’s faces 10 times more frequently than white women.  This is a deeply flawed technology.… 2/7
Because this technology is untested, it will rely on real people to make judgments about whether someone is a match. Scientific research about the cross-race effect shows that people are less accurate in judging faces of people of a different race.… 3/7
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