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Former Teacher, Current Organizer | Special Projects Mgr @CPDAction @popdemoc | Co-founder @Masks4America | That Mom Who Confronted Scott Pruitt | She/her/ella
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18 Jan
Keeping the inauguration outdoors in DC despite the ongoing threat is having a huge effect on the hundreds of thousands of people who, yes, actually LIVE in this largely Black city, and I feel like that’s not getting enough attention.

A thread. 1/x
2/ Violent white supremacists are coming (back) to town. Last week, 3 Black women were attacked by Trumpers.

“This time there’ll be way more cops though!”

Well, last week there were cops too. **All 3 women were arrested while the attackers were not.**

gofundme.com/f/Help-Ashanti…
3/ Black people have known forever that law enforcement forces attract white supremacists.

And DC streets are now absolutely crawling with them. There are over 20,000 troops here.

It’s traumatic.
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13 Jan
🚨Listen to the level of detail about the floor plan the woman at 0:54 is giving during the attack.

Is this someone who got one of those reconnaissance tours @RepSherrill talked about tonight? A staffer? Other employee?
Sorry i mean at 0:34 ☝️
Yes, I screen-recorded and sent it to the FBI on their tip website juuuust in case no one else has.
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13 Jan
Holy shit.

On a Facebook live tonight, @RepSherrill just said she saw members of Congress giving “reconnaissance” tours on Jan. 5, the day before the attack.

Here’s the clip.
Full video, which also includes an intense description of her first-hand experience during the attack. She helped @RepJayapal, who’s recovering from knee surgery (and now COVID), make it to the safe room: facebook.com/RepMikieSherri…
There is no unity without accountability.

We will build the country of our dreams by uniting forcefully and without apology against treason and white supremacy.

We swept both under the rug after the Civil War in the false name of “unity” and that got us exactly HERE. No more.
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11 Jan
These are screenshots of a new video on Parler & other right-wing sites.

Voiceover includes: “Do not try us. This would be a fatal miscalculation..”

We need @JoeBiden @KamalaHarris to announce inauguration will be virtual, like DNC.

Protect DC residents + the transfer of power ImageImageImage
2/ That’ll help us get past Jan. 20 at a time when Biden can’t trust police or DoD.

It won’t solve the real problem— white supremacy.

Here’s another screenshot. “Birth Of A Nation” is an infamous movie about the KKK saving the South from Black rule during Reconstruction. Image
3/ I’m sure Biden & co don’t want to seem like they’re bowing to insurrectionists.

Well, the inauguration should be virtual regardless, because of COVID. Especially knowing it’ll bring thousands of maskless rioters.

So announce it now, before more buy plane tickets.
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9 Nov 20
The Lincoln Project is soliciting donations to flip the GA Senate, and it is unconscionable.

Do not give them a penny.

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/2 Lincoln Project says they’re targeting R and R-leaning voters. But research has found anti-Trump ads like theirs are ineffective in swing states.

And indeed, Trump won a LARGER % of Republican & R-leaning voters than in 2016.

So why did LP take on this failing strategy? Image
/3 Because their real audience isn’t Republicans. It’s liberals. It’s people who ALREADY don’t like Trump. They’re producing liberal porn to make money.

Why spend big money on shit like a Times Square billboard in heavy blue NYC? forbes.com/sites/carliepo…
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17 Jul 19
THREAD: Amazing orgs like @RAICESTEXAS @UNITEDWEDREAM @ACLU have become household names & common (excellent!) fundraiser targets.

This is a thread to lift up lesser-known orgs doing amazing immigration rights work. Please follow them, donate, fundraise! Add to list in comments!
1) .@NeverAgainActn is a newly established coalition of Jews and allies who are actively shutting ICE and their camps down. When they say #neveragain, they f'ing mean it. Take action with them: neveragainaction.com
2) @LasAmericasIAC is in the courts at the border every day getting ppl out of concentration camps, getting families reunited. They are tireless. They need money. Please follow and donate. las-americas.org/how-to-help
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13 Jul 19
When #LightsForLiberty was an idea a few of us activists were batting around, we never dreamed hundreds of thousands would mobilize worldwide. I’m awestruck.

But I’ll still consider it a failure if ppl go home & think they’ve done enough just by showing up tonight. /1 2500 pack Lafayette Square at DC’s Lights for LibertyPart of the crowd at a Boston L4L: huge crowd filling the streets and sidewalks. Photo by @jennylee271Hundreds light candles for L4L vigil in SC. Photo by @IndivisibleSC_2Panorama shot of crowd of 2500 at DC’s L4L. Photo by @alyssaeisen
My greatest hope is that every person who showed up at @Lights4Liberty tonight left ready to absolutely THROW DOWN in the fight against current US immigration policy and practice.

And that ppl left with tangible plans for how to do so.

I have some suggestions. /2
Here are some @Lights4Liberty action steps. Cuz tonight wasn’t the action. It’s what comes next that matters.

1) Find local immigration rights orgs near u. Follow them on social media, join their email list, donate $. I guarantee they need $ & know how to use it well. /3
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8 Sep 18
🚨BREAKING: A criminal complaint and judicial ethics complaint are being filed against Kavanaugh for perjury in Congressional testimony — and LOOK WHO’S REVIEWING IT!

Happy Saturday, everyone!

#MerrickGarland #CancelKavanaugh #StopKavanaugh #BlockBrett
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Collins
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📣 “VOTE NO ON KAVANAUGH!”
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Together, we can BEAT Collins’s cash on hand!

🔥Help crank up the pressure by pledging $20.20 right now!
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