If the nominee turns out to be someone other than your favorite— as disappointed as many of us would be — please remember: 1. You're not just voting for President. 2. You're voting for who replaces RBG on the Supreme Court. 3. You're voting for the next Secretary of Education.1/6
4. You're voting for federal judges. 5. You're voting for the rule of law. 6. You're voting for saving national parks. 7. You're voting for letting kids out of cages. 8. You're voting for clean air and clean water. 2/6
9. You're voting for scientists to be allowed to speak about climate change and for rebuilding the CDC. 10. You're voting for what a President says and does on Twitter. 11. You're voting for housing rights. 12. You're voting for LGBTQ people to be treated with dignity. 3/6
In addition to today’s passage of the DREAM Act, @HouseDemocrats have also passed these bills in 2019:
The most comprehensive Voting Rights legislation in more than a half-century;
The Equality Act; Medicaid expansion... 1/
... @HouseDemocrats have also passed a measure barring health-insurance companies from discriminating against Americans with pre-existing conditions; reauthorization of the Violence Against Women Act; expanded background checks for gun sales and.... 2/
.@HouseDemocrats have also passed the first climate-change bill in more than a decade & a bill to lower prescription drug costs.
So why haven’t you heard about these bills? Because @senatemajldr refuses to allow the Senate to vote on them. Mitch McConnell doesn’t care, do you?
This time of year I spend all day in front of my computer, catching up on my clients' lives & preparing their tax returns. I know how much they make, what their homes cost, if their children are adopted, how much they pay for childcare & if their kids are in college. 1/3
I know if they are charitable & which causes move them to donate, or if they attend a house of worship. I see their medical bills & I know if anyone is dealing with illness. I know if their careers & business are successful. I know if they have trouble paying their debts. 2/3
All of this information helps us to understand who the person is, and what they believe. That is why it is vitally important that every presidential candidate releases at least 10 yrs. of tax returns. We deserve to know who is asking for our support, and for our votes. 3/3
Sex trafficking which is defined as "When a commercial sex act is induced by force, fraud, or coercion, or in which the person induced to perform such act has not attained 18 years of age.", has been in the news today. 1/
Since 2007,the Nat'l Human Trafficking Hotline (888-373-7888) operated by Polaris,has received reports of 34,700 sex trafficking cases inside the United States. Victims of sex trafficking can be U.S. citizens, foreign nationals, women, men, children, and LGBTQ individuals. 2/
In 2017, the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children estimated that 1 in 7 endangered runaways reported to them were likely sex trafficking victims. 86% of these likely victims were in the care of social services or foster care when they went missing 3/