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#BBB expands access to affordable healthcare coverage 🏥
— Reduces health insurance premiums
— Closes the Medicaid coverage gap
— Expands Medicare to include hearing
— Caps insulin at $35/month
— Lowers Rx drug costs
— Extends CHIP funding permanently
Jul 18, 2020 • 4 tweets • 1 min read
Congressman John Lewis was a man of immeasurable character, a civil rights icon who amplified the collective voices of a nation throughout his lifetime. His commitment to dismantle hatred and oppression in all its forms inspired generations...(1/4)
...and it was his shoulders we stood on in our fight for justice. His strength and resolve, showcased during the Nashville sit-in movement, the Freedom Rides, and the March on Washington, gave us the momentum to carry on and taught us the fortune of “good trouble.” (2/4)
Jun 15, 2020 • 4 tweets • 4 min read
On this historic day for #LGBTQ rights in our country, I’m going to #ShareTheMic with my brother Gerry:
The #SCOTUS ruling that the Civil Rights Act of 1964 provides workplace protections to #LGBTQ folks is a monumental move toward #EqualityForAll in America. (1/4)
Personally, as a gay man working in education, I’m reminded of the work done by Harvey Milk and his allies in defeating the Briggs Initiative that would have banned lesbian and gay teachers and their open supporters from teaching in public schools. (2/4)
May 28, 2020 • 4 tweets • 4 min read
#COVID19 has created new & complex obstacles in securing a #2020Census where EVERYONE is counted.
As @OversightDems Vice Chair, I recognize that states like California need certainty & there’s no time to waste.
That’s why I introduced the Fair & Accurate Census Act. ⬇️
These students used their talents to share personal stories and experiences that make them proud to call #LA “My City.”
Congratulations to this year’s People’s Choice Award winner, Jasmine Ruiz from Eagle Rock Junior/Senior High School!
”David Bowie Pop Art” celebrates those who come to #LA in the hopes of becoming the next big superstar.