Mississippi Governor @tatereeves has a pattern of appointing wealthy donors to well paying, influential positions in the state government. #SaveMississippi
Gulfport Memorial Hospital CEO Kent Nicaud wrote Reeves a $25,000 campaign check 3 weeks before Reeves appointed him to the… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…
Kent’s wife Jenny Field Nicaud, an attorney, got a Reeves appointment in 2021 as an administrative law judge for the Mississippi Workers Compensation Commission. In that role, Jenny earns $120,768 per year.
May 16 • 10 tweets • 4 min read
People are talking about the price of produce going up due to Florida's new immigration law that requires employers to check worker status via E-Verify, bans undocumented people from getting IDs / drivers licenses & requires hospitals to report costs of care of undocumented… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…
Per the Center for Migration Studies, Hispanic undocumented immigrants have high labor force participation and employment rates, especially in essential occupations.
𝗢𝘃𝗲𝗿 𝟵𝟲% 𝗼𝗳 𝗛𝗶𝘀𝗽𝗮𝗻𝗶𝗰 𝘂𝗻𝗱𝗼𝗰𝘂𝗺𝗲𝗻𝘁𝗲𝗱 𝗶𝗺𝗺𝗶𝗴𝗿𝗮𝗻𝘁𝘀 of working age have jobs.
May 14 • 5 tweets • 2 min read
The mayor of El Paso said Friday that "we have not seen any big numbers" as compared to last week.
Migrants seeking asylum say a "whisper network" warned of possible punishments under Title 8, the law that was in place before Title 42 and is now being enforced again in its… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…
Under Title 8, people who repeatedly attempt to enter the U.S. illegally face penalties, including a potential five-year ban and criminal prosecution.
Title 42 had suspended those penalties, which led to an increase in the number of people who repeatedly crossed the border… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…
May 12 • 4 tweets • 2 min read
In 1890, delegates at Mississippi's constitutional convention chose crimes that would cause a permanent loss of voting rights: bribery, burglary, theft, arson, perjury, forgery, embezzlement and bigamy. #SaveMississippi
The delegates chose crimes they thought Black people were… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…
𝟭𝟲% of Black MS residents of voting age can't vote due to these laws.
This was part of a larger plan to stop freed slaves (who outnumbered white men of voting age) from voting after the passage of the 15th amendment.
Why is it important to avoid transphobic comments?
They hurt trans people, 𝗲𝘀𝗽𝗲𝗰𝗶𝗮𝗹𝗹𝘆 trans youth.
🔹Data indicate that 𝟴𝟮% of transgender people have considered killing themselves #TransRightsAreHumanRights
🔹𝟰𝟬% of trans people have attempted suicide, with suicidality highest among transgender youth
🔹𝟱𝟲% of trans youth reported a previous suicide attempt and 𝟴𝟲% reported suicidality
May 25, 2022 • 10 tweets • 4 min read
A list of #GunControl bills Democrats introduced after shootings, which Republicans blocked:
Congress proposed bipartisan bill expanding background checks, a ban on assault weapons and high-capacity gun magazines.
Blocked by Republicans.
Charleston, South Carolina, Dylan Roof kills 9 people in a Black church.
Democrats tried to eliminate what became known as the "Charleston loophole," which allows people with incomplete background checks to purchase guns after three days.
Blocked by Republicans.
Oct 28, 2021 • 5 tweets • 1 min read
Me trying to get all the info from my parents to schedule their COVID booster shots
"Do you have a separate insurance card? Yes? Okay, I need pics of the front and back of that too. Right now, I'm in the middle of scheduling you right now."