Discover and read the best of Twitter Threads about #VA

Most recents (11)

President says civilian federal workers will not get a raise in 2019. Most folks think that most federal employees work here in the Washington area - but actually the opposite is true: 80% work elsewhere, including swing and red states /1
Approximate number of civilian govt. workers/voters in the following states will not get raises in 2019, because of @realDonaldTrump's decision today:
#FL: 79K
#GA: 72K
#IA: 9K
#KY: 23K
#MICH: 26K
#MO: 34K
#NC: 44K
#OH: 50K
#PA: 60K
#TX: 114K
#VA: 136K
#WV: 15K
#WISC: 15K
(OPM)
/3 Trump won Michigan, Wisconsin & Pennsylvania by some 80,000 votes, but says today that he's denying 101,000 civilian workers in those states a raise next year - and announcing it two months before a midterm election, and two years before he'll likely face voters again himself
Read 4 tweets
🔥No matter what Manafort's jury rules in #VA, Paulie Walnuts faces another criminal trial in DC next month for #conspiracy to defraud the US, failing to register as a foreign agent (#FARA), #MoneyLaundering, witness tampering & making false statements.😎

apnews.com/3b999f5a776547…
Prosecutors wanted to bring all charges in DC, but lacked venue for the tax & bank-fraud charges anywhere but #VA, where Manafort owns a home.

Manafort refused waive his venue rights so all charges could be brought in DC, likely b/c a VA jury would be better for him.🤔
But Manafort cannot avoid having his next trial in DC, where a jury would NOT be likely to be sympathetic towards him (or Trump).😃

#MuellerTime

Read 3 tweets
THREAD: So I’m just leaving the @DeptVetAffairs office in #Austin #Texas. A beautiful new facility with new tv’s, furniture, staff, art, and other fancy schmancy stuff...

cc: @POTUS @GregAbbott_TX
My doctor, which whom I’ve been seeing steadily over the last five years, let’s me in on a little secret. He said the @DeptVetAffairs lacks money to hire more staff, Docs/nurses/clinicians/etc... to support the YUGE amount of #Veterans waiting for care.
Not really a secret, right? We all kinda knew that... Here’s the kicker. Ready for this? Are you sitting down? He said “BUT, there’s a large bucket of money 💰 allotted to BEAUTIFY the #VA clinics throughout #Texas”. (Roughly $10M)
Read 9 tweets
Hey #Virginia
#Primary Election JUNE 12, 2018
Here’s a THREAD of ALL Democratic Candidates for Congress including Websites.
& Voter Info with Links
Register by MAY 21st here: elections.virginia.gov/citizen-portal…
#BlueWave2018
#VA01 #VA02 #VA03 #VA04 #VA05 #VA06 #VA07 #VA08 #VA09 #VA10 #VA11
#ABSENTEE BALLOT in #Virginia
Request Absentee ballot by OCTOBER 30
Return by November 6
Online Application here: elections.virginia.gov/citizen-portal…
Printable Application here: elections.virginia.gov/Files/Forms/Vo…
Send to Voter Registration Office here: vote.elections.virginia.gov/VoterInformati…

THREAD
VOTER ID in Virginia
#VoterID #VA
Find Local Voter Registration Office here: vote.elections.virginia.gov/VoterInformati…
Application for free Voter Photo Identification Card here: elections.virginia.gov/Files/Forms/Vo…

thread
#VA01 #VA02 #VA03 #VA04 #VA05 #VA06 #VA07 #VA08 #VA09 #VA10 #VA11
Read 17 tweets
My son is a Veteran of the United States Army. He went to the #VA in Salt Lake City yesterday. This was the condition of the room he was seen in. Very unprofessional, unsanitary and disrespectful. Please retweet. Maybe @realDonaldTrump will see it.
.@OrrinHatch @SenMikeLee @RepJohnCurtis please look into this.
.update, the condition of the room was the way it was when he went in, no other room was offered and no attempt to clean it up was made for the duration of his appointment. No apologies offered. He received injections for a service injury during one of his tours in Iraq.
Read 12 tweets
1)
Donald J. Trump was elected to be @POTUS
He promised to put #AmericaFirst!
14mos later we have....
•100 percent vote by UN Security Council to sanction North Korea.
•41 percent decline in illegal southern border crossings
2) #AmericaFirst
•97,482 illegal immigrant arrests, 70 percent convicted of additional crimes, 52,169 expelled

•Adopted a resolute policy on Afghanistan

•Advocated for practical tertiary education

•Appointed an Education Secretary who is correcting abuses of Title IX
3) #AmericaFirst
•Appointed an Interior Secretary to improve forest management and expand users of public lands

•Approved the Keystone pipeline

•Called for international support of Iranian protesters
Read 20 tweets
Greater focus needed at #VA please. It’s not Fixed yet. Needs huge focus on PTSD which affects millions of veterans. Mental health is bigger than even the #OpioidCrisis Try this: Stop Making Veterans With #PTSD🇺🇸. How many countries are we bombing now? 7? 8?
Many #VietnamVets had ongoing #MentalHealth treatment for #PTSD. But when a huge influx of #IraqVets appeared with #PTSD the #VietnamVets #MentalHealthCounseling was DISCONTINUED! As if they were suddenly cured. Now #Vets with #PTSD cannot be accommodated. Too many!!!
Stop fucking #BOMBING and Stop making more and more #Vets with #PTSD
Read 5 tweets
#WomensMarch2018
Close to 3 MILLION PEOPLE last weekend
& it barely made a blip on the news.
SO, let's grassroots this out there - All States below.
RT THREAD 1/50ish
To Every One of you who went - Thank You!
Your Resolve is our Hope.
You are the Light at the end of the Tunnel.
The largest of the Womens' Marches this year was in Los Angeles. (600,000+)
Here are the performances and speeches compacted into a 30-minute video.

#WomensMarch2018 #WomensMarchLA
And a GoogleDoc counting EVERYONE EVERYWHERE: pc2a.info/WomensMarch201…
ALABAMA
#WomensMarch2018 ALABAMA
3000+ Marched!
Birmingham 2700 Dothan Huntsville 120 Mentone 60+ Mobile 350+ Montgomery 2000
The biggest movement the USA has ever seen. If the national media won't cover it, let's grassroots it!
FB page here: pc2a.info/2018WMAL
Read 57 tweets
This is why I want to #MAGA. #Family.

1. My mom and dad, married 61 years. Both raised in the coalfields of #WV. My dad is LTC-USA (RET), served in #Vietnam, and is 100% VA disabled. My mom raised 3 daughters pretty much by herself!

Where is the #America they loved?
2. My son, pictured here with his father. He served in the #USArmy, and due to his service, is 100% VA disabled. (He suffers from #PTSD and thus, #depression, and, sadly, #addiction.)

Will the #VA be there for him when he's old?
3. My daughter, here with me at her bridal shower. She's an elementary school #teacher, and works 12-hour days, making sure her students get the very best education possible.

Will she be forced to tell her students they can't say Merry Christmas?
Read 6 tweets
Hmmm. “Surprising #VA Data About Opioid Discontinuation, #Overdose and #Suicide: Clinical Implications” Abstract is sobering. This may challenge some policy initiatives regarding #opioids. Can’t wait to see the presentation! vendome.swoogo.com/2018-rx-summit…
“Due to these concerns, the Veterans Affairs (VA) conducted analyses of national data:
1. In fiscal year 2013, patients prescribed less than 90 morphine equivalent daily dose accounted for 95.8% of the sample & 85.7% of overdose/suicide-related deaths
2. In two sets of fiscal years — 2010-2011 and 2013-2014 — opioid discontinuation was NOT associated with overdose mortality but was associated with INCREASED suicide mortality.
Read 5 tweets
I'm at Water's Edge Brewery in Lake Ridge, Virginia tonight. Six of the seven VA House of Delegates seats here are held by Republicans. Tonight, that may change wildly.
Those seats in Prince William County, Virginia's second most populous, are a test of the anti-Trump grassroots movements spurred on by the Democratic party and progressive groups.
Of 8 groups, like @MoveOn, @BoldProgressive and @TheDLCC, that made endorsements in VA House races, 41% of their endorsements came to six Democrats challenging Republican incumbents in this county.
Read 35 tweets

Related hashtags

Did Thread Reader help you today?

Support us! We are indie developers!


This site is made by just two indie developers on a laptop doing marketing, support and development! Read more about the story.

Become a Premium Member ($3.00/month or $30.00/year) and get exclusive features!

Become Premium

Too expensive? Make a small donation by buying us coffee ($5) or help with server cost ($10)

Donate via Paypal Become our Patreon

Thank you for your support!