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Mar 27 8 tweets 4 min read
BREAKING: Democrat @marilynforAL has defeated Republican Teddy Powell, who just conceded in the special election for Alabama House District 10, a Huntsville-area swing district, by what looks like will be a pretty big margin (district was Trump +1, Doug Jones +5 in 2020) Image @MarilynForAL Lands campaign says Alabama women "sent a clear message that will be heard in Montgomery and across the nation.
"Our legislature must repeal Alabama’s no-exceptions abortion ban, fully restore access to IVF, and protect the right to contraception."
Aug 1, 2023 4 tweets 1 min read
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May 11, 2023 4 tweets 4 min read
News: Over 60 House Dems, led by @DemWomenCaucus, are pressing top pharma distributor AmerisourceBergen for answers on reports the company won't distribute Mifeprex, the brand name for abortion drug mifepristone, to pharmacies in up to 31 states… @DemWomenCaucus .@rmc031 reported in March that AmerisourceBergen, the sole distributor of Mifeprex in the US, had told corporate clients it wouldn't distribute the drug to pharmacies in 31 states — the company has not confirmed the reports or said what those states are…
May 2, 2023 6 tweets 4 min read
New: I talked to first-term Michigan Democrat @RepScholten about how she wants Democrats to reclaim faith, freedom and "compassionate conservatism" going into 2024
“Our biggest mistake has been completely giving up that lane of faith,” she said.… @RepScholten Scholten thinks her 13-point victory over a Trump-aligned candidate in November could be a blueprint:
"You don’t win by that margin just because people are rejecting something on the other side. We built something that attracted people to our message"…
Apr 3, 2023 4 tweets 4 min read
Florida just moved one step closer to banning abortion after 6 weeks, with the state Senate this afternoon passing a GOP-sponsored bill that bans most abortions after 6 weeks in a key access point state for the South
Story from @MelLeonor_ & me @19thnews:… @MelLeonor_ @19thnews If the bill passes + goes into effect, Florida will go from being a top state for access in the South to having...
• A 6-week ban
• Telemedicine abortion banned
• 24-waiting period
• Parental notification/consent requirement…
Apr 2, 2023 7 tweets 3 min read
👋🏼 hello from Madison, where abortion rights advocates are holding a rally (rescheduled from last weekend due to snow) at the state Capitol — and yes, that’s an angry uterus on a stick you see Some signs, including a @taylorswift13-themed one — these attendees said they took inspiration from Pinterest
Apr 1, 2023 4 tweets 3 min read
👋🏼 good morning from Mequon, Wisconsin, where @EricHolder came to rally folks ahead of a canvass for @Jodi4Senate, the Democrat running for a special state Senate election in the 8th district on Tuesday (not pictured: snow coming down outside) Image Lots of lit for @janetforjustice, @Jodi4Senate, and school board candidate Kate Barkimo Image
Jan 12, 2023 4 tweets 3 min read
Another curious angle of the George Santos saga flagged by an eagle-eyed tipster: Santos didn't play volleyball at Baruch College. But who did? Pablo Oliveria aka Pablo Patrick, founder/CEO of Linkbridge Investors, where Santos listed being a VP starting in 2017 on his resumé Pablo Oliveria's page on the Baruch College athletics website:…
Pablo Patrick's LinkedIn:…
Jan 10, 2023 4 tweets 3 min read
SCOTUS invited the Biden admin to weigh in on a case about a North Carolina charter school's rule requiring girls to wear skirts. The case is not just about a dress code, but whether charter schools are fundamentally "state actors"
My explainer @19thnews… @19thnews The skirt-only rule aimed to promote "chivalry" and the idea that girls are "a fragile vessel," the school's founder wrote in an email to a parent
She and 2 other parents sued & won at the district court and appellate level, now the case could go to SCOTUS…
Nov 15, 2022 4 tweets 3 min read
NEW: Fertility treatment advocates and patients are gearing up to fight against the next wave of anti-abortion legislation and restrictions on reproductive health, like personhood laws, that could affect access to fertility treatments like IVF in 2023… .@resolveorg’s Fight For Families campaign, first shared with @19thnews, will track bills affecting IVF & and expand on advocacy in statehouses around the country w/ a focus on highlighting the personal stories of fertility treatment patients and doctors…
Nov 9, 2022 5 tweets 8 min read
Polls are closing in a bunch of key races — @19thnews has live results via @DecisionDeskHQ!
Full race…………
Abortion ballot measures:… @19thnews @DecisionDeskHQ .@MaElviraSalazar defeats @Annette_Taddeo in #FL27, one of the races with more than woman candidate that I'm watching tonight, per @DecisionDeskHQ…
Jul 31, 2022 7 tweets 5 min read
NEW: The conservative movement’s next big play for their power in the states is to “scare the hell out of Washington' with an unprecedented convention to rewrite the Constitution. And they're willing to play the long game to win. From @BrentGriffiths & me:… @BrentGriffiths We’ve talked *a lot* about the Constitution lately. This story is about a less-discussed element: Article V, and the little-known but very active — & well-funded — conservative push to rewrite the Constitution with a first-of-its-kind convention of states…
Apr 11, 2022 6 tweets 3 min read
NEW from me:
A 3-part deep-dive on state supreme courts, an highly consequential legal arena & red-hot political battleground. The growing power of state courts has spurred tens of millions of dollars in campaign spending — and heated political attacks:… Part 1: Who are our state Supreme Court justices? Here’s a rundown of how states pick their state Supreme Court justices, the 80+ key seats on the ballot in 2022, and the consequential issues from voting rights to abortion that state courts decide…
Feb 24, 2022 5 tweets 4 min read
.@mchancecnn reporting from a new liveshot location in the woods. Says Ukrainian troops are "exhausted, tired, and covered in mud" @mchancecnn Another @clarissaward liveshot from a Kharkiv subway station turned into a (very crowded and chaotic) makeshift bomb shelter
Feb 22, 2022 9 tweets 4 min read
Quick thread breaking down some of the voting/election section in Rick Scott's 11-point plan to rescue America 🧵…

It begins with this: Image Next on voter ID: numerous studies have found that voter ID laws don’t prevent a statistically significant amount of fraud (since voter impersonation is so rare to begin with), nor do they meaningfully boost voter confidence or turnout.… Image
Feb 1, 2022 6 tweets 3 min read
Inbox: Sens. Durbin, King, and Klobuchar release draft legislative text for their proposal to reform the Electoral Count Act:… Here's their one-pager:…
And a section-by-section summary:…
Feb 1, 2022 11 tweets 3 min read
The bipartisan group of 16 senators working on Electoral Count Act reform/broader election reform met tonight. Here are some things we learned tonight from senators as they were leaving the meeting 🧵 The group is divided up into subgroups all working on different issues related to election reform (like a big group project!)
Jan 31, 2022 6 tweets 3 min read
My latest:
How a rogue governor & one chamber of Congress could steal the 2024 presidential election far more efficiently than the methods Trump & co tried in 2020 — and how changes to the Electoral Count Act intended to constrain Congress could enable it… I wondered how a governor could steal an election last month when David Perdue said he wouldn’t have certified GA's 2020 election
@Matt_Seligman walked me thru how it's not just possible but, he argues, more likely in 2024 than a repeat of 2020/21 tactics…
Jan 19, 2022 25 tweets 5 min read
.@timkaine on the Senate floor during voting rights debate: "I have to admit something: I'm naive. At age 63, I am incredibly naive." Kaine now giving an impromptu history pop quiz on the senate floor
Jan 18, 2022 6 tweets 2 min read
ICYMI: I wrote earlier about the real-world impact of Texas' new voting law, w/ shortages of new paper voter reg and mail ballot request forms, high rejection rates for mail ballot applications, and county clerks hamstrung from helping people vote by mail… To sum up...TX has both a new voter reg form & new absentee ballot request form bc of changes to the law. Because TX has no online registration for most, the voting system relies a lot on paper — and supply chain problems are creating a paper shortage + shortage of the new forms
Jan 18, 2022 4 tweets 3 min read
NEW deep-dive from me: Congress may take up reforms to the Electoral Count Act, looking ahead towards 2025
But in the much nearer future, the 2022 midterms could see open warfare over election results ending up in an increasingly polarized Congress… "There's been so much discussion about the 2024 election, we're forgetting that there are plenty of other important elections you can subvert," @RepColinAllredTX said, adding its "a real possibility" Congress may get results "we're gonna have to question…