Just came off the streets after march and rally with hotel workers of @unitehere and #publicschool teachers @uesf who just earned a pay raise thru SF’s #YesOnG ballot campaign waged with @SFDemocrats @sflabor and @TeamPelosi. People are angry and scared about #Janus.... 1/thread Christine and SF teachers union leaders marching
We marched with hundreds of hotel workers of @unitehere who are in contract negotiations with massively lucrative #SF hotel chains that will not give their workers a contract with fair wages. Message: “One Job Should be Enough” It’s NOT - and #Janus makes their lives harder. 2/ Susie Christine Rafael marching
Both the hotel workers and the teachers said the same thing: Donald Trump’s #SCOTUS sided with corporate bosses over workers, first denying protections against #sexualharassment and today denying voices in the job in #Janus. By design, TRUMP’S COURT IS HURTING WORKING PEOPLE. 3/ Local 2 Hotel Workers Union and Teachers Union leaders speak at SF rally
As we marched we talked about how much damage Trump is doing to America - to our liberties, our dignity, our communities. “Act Up, Fight Back” shouted #lgbtq legend @CleveJones1 - as he as for decades - adding “I’m too old to still be protesting this sh*t but here we are” 4/ Cleve Jones and Christine
We discussed a MESSAGE to fight Trump’s Court packing scheme. Should we say “a Man under investigation should not appoint a Justice to rule on his fate?” While TRUE, will people rally around “he’s not above the Law & can’t pick his Justice ?” 5/ TrumpIsNotAboveTheLaw.org
What about “the McConnell Rule” - “don’t pick a #SCOTUS Justice in an election year; let the people speak” because that worked for Republicans and their #StolenSeat snatched from President Obama. Does anyone care about Republicans breaking rules? <Maybe> in DC. 6/ McConnell tweets about no Supreme Court vote til after the elections
Well as tempting as it was to throw McConnell’s hypocrisy back at him, we decided we were just Democrats being Democrats, waiting for a referee ex machina descending to blow the whistle and say “#Trump’s not fair.” Sadly, no referee is coming and if she did, #TrumpDontCare! 7/ McConnell tweets saying delay scotus vote til after elections
It turns out the answer was right in front of us. I mean RIGHT IN FRONT OF US. Trump’s Court hurts people. “One Job Should Be Enough” - But Trump’s Jusice means no fair pay, no pension, no protections! #SaveSCOTUS? Make that #SaveUS - save the people! 8/ One Job Should Be Enough signsOne Job Should Be Enough signs
Our MESSAGE: don’t get fancy - get REAL: Trump’s #SupremeCourtJustice will hurt people for a generation. We value public education, living wages, clean air & water, healthcare, reproductive freedom, dignified retirement, equality for all. We Are #UnionStrong & Not Going Back! 9/9 Rudy of SF Labor with Union Strong sticker

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Sep 8, 2018
Since the Senate Judiciary Committee Record is “open” til Monday 9/10 at NOON it would behoove one of the @SenateDems to submit declarations offering proof that he lied along with a referral for a PERJURY investigation. #WhatsAtStake #StopKavanaugh slate.com/news-and-polit…
IF declarations allege that Kavanaigh lied under oath, Senators have an obligation to determine whether he perjured himself before they vote on his confirmation. Would Republicans investigate a Democrat? In a heartbeat! And Democrats would agree.
So @SenateDems should put the charges in the Judiciary Committee Record, even if the result is “voted out of committee with a request for perjury in the minority report” and ask every Senator “did Kavanaugh lie and should you investigate that before voting on confirmation?”
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Jul 10, 2018
Less than 9 hours into the #StopKavanaugh fight a skeptic already gave me the “don’t bother it’s over” posting in response to my call to action. Let’s take a moment to remember WHY we fight. 1/
We fight for our rights - for liberty and jusice and equality for all. We engage in politics to answer a call to service in our communities, in the streets, and in the corridors of power because we want to imprint our humanity on the laws that govern us all. 2/
We fight to engage people who want the freedom to live to love to serve without discrimination or apology. We fight against the untrammeled greed of corporate libertarians who want to exploit our labor, our native and sacred lands, and our ideas for profit over service. 3/
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Jul 3, 2018
Looking at the facts thru my lens as a sex assault prosecutor and victims’ advocate, I believe Jim Jordan knew his colleague was molesting kids on their wrestling team. Many people in these situations know yet say nothing, more out of denial & disgust than venality; still #heknew
Even giving Jim Jordan the benefit of the doubt when he said (NOT under oath) he didn’t directly SEE or HEAR something specific - he knew the doctor was showering with the team and kids were complaining about his lecherous attitude. Think about it... that’s just gross...
If YOU or any reasonable person was acting “in loco parentis” as a wrestling team assistant coach and the kids complained that the team doctor was creepy what would you do as a parent figure? Would YOU tell? Would a reasonBle person tell? If yes, Jim Jordan should have. ...
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Feb 8, 2018
This #RobPorter mess brings up MANY issues we in the #domesticabuse prevention space see routinely. As a #DV prosecutor on the early days post-OJ with CA's Nicole Brown laws new on the books there was a LOT of "you overreacted; he's a good guy at work." Sound familiar, #metoo? 1/
So many #domesticabuse victims and survivors have a similar story: good guy in public; horrible and controlling in private. So we EXPECT lots of "he was a good guy; she must be over-reacting; this is not the man we know" #RobPorter-type defenses. they have 2 faces. 2/
OF COURSE he will behave at work. That's his paycheck. That's his public face. But at home ... all the jealousies and toxins come out in his private face. Believe the people who see his private face. 3/
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