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#PrisonReform is not an abstract issue for me -- it's personal. I believe in justice and dignity for all. I believe that the solutions live in the lives of those most impacted.

That is why, I stand in solidarity with all of the inmates taking part in the national #PrisonStrike.
The disparities in the system are not new. They are not secret.

- 2.3 million people sit in US prisons and jails.
- 60% of people behind bars have never been convicted of any crime.
- Women are its fastest growing population.

This amounts to $182B in spending each year.
In MA, Black & Latino residents make up 17% of the population but account for a majority of inmates. In the #MA7, black residents are incarcerated at 6 times the rate of white residents. And low-income/minority communities account for a disproportionate # of inmates.
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Every day I try to share something that is changing lives.
@TeresaYHodge is doing that. Her #MissionLaunch is about helping women post-prison--a cause I have long embraced.

Please watch this moving video, pass it on and please support her vital work.

.@TeresaYHodge's work for women post-prison inspires and excites me. She gets it. She's been in prison and she's come out the other side. She understands what it takes to start fresh and how little support there is.

If we want #prisonreform, we need work like hers.
RT/#Resist
Also follow @johnlegend's @LetsFreeAmerica.

Progressives talk a lot about the carceral system & #prisonreform, but there are many layers. I taught literacy in prisons & halfway houses. We need to commit, those of us on the left, to creating space for re-entry.
@TeresaYHodge
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Folks seem to have a tough time recognizing @realDonaldTrump's accomplishments. Educate the left:

* Negotiating #FairTrade deals (we're currently down @ $800bill yearly on trade deficits)

*Forcing UN allies to pay fair share

*Record # of jobs created
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* 3.8% #UnemploymentRate - Lowest since 1969, 49 years

*Lowest black & hispanic unemployment in US history

*Highest home ownership rates for black & hispanic Americans

*Reduced unnecessary fed govt jobs by 24k so far, shrinking massive fed & returning power to states
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* Returning Education to states! Federal Dept of Education was created in 1979. US was ranked 1st globally in Math & Science. Since fed govt took over education, we're now ranked a shameful 28th globally

*Funded NASA after 7 years of dormancy
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Do @AdamSchiffCA and @SenWarren care to comment about their buddy #SamanthaBee calling a woman, mother and public servant a “feckless c**t” and telling her to dress like a hooker? The same woman who’s currently working on #PrisonReform cc: @TBSNetwork @TheDemocrats
Is that your office #AdamSchiff as your constituent please answer why this is okay? Though it’s something you probably wish you could say yourself that’s why I’m voting for @Johnny_Congress #FullOfSchiff #TakeBackCalifornia
Dear @BarackObama and @madeleine do you condone calling women “feckless c**ts” and telling them to dress like hookers? #AskingForAFriend
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Yesterday @POTUS said that #Immigrants trying to enter the US are #animals, not people.

Let's look at who he's talking about.

#Trump will separate children from parents to discourage #Immigrants, even those legally requesting amnesty. goo.gl/1qLtoL 1/6 #sanctuary
Not people? So it's okay to separate children from their parents indefinitely?
📰goo.gl/P4gbs5

Does that @CBP officer look proud of his job? 2/6 #dehumanization #RacismInAmerica #SanctuaryCities #sanctuary
This mother and son look like #people to me.
📰goo.gl/4x4ePP

For some reason the @CBP officers don't seem to want to be in the picture. 3/6 #prisonreform
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