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45 wants to use the #2020Census to take power from big states w immigrants like CA & give it to rural (& often red) states.

YOU can help #SaveTheCensus—it'll only take a min. Continued⤵
At the direction of the White House, Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross, in coordination with AG Jeff Sessions’ anti-immigrant DOJ, announced that he directed the Census Bureau to add a citizenship question to the 2020 Census. nytimes.com/2018/07/24/us/…
45's attempt is blatantly political & would lead to an undercount that would lead to the taking of seats in the House of Representatives, electoral college votes, & federal funds from from big states with immigrants & give them to rural—mostly red—states.
There's already 6 cases in NY, CA, & MD challenging the citizenship question. The NY judge has already ruled that there's sufficient evidence of discrimination for the case to go to trial, e.g. 45 calling immigrants "animals" & from "shithole countries." nytimes.com/2018/07/26/us/…
YOU can personally help #SaveTheCensus. One part of these cases will be showing that the public opposed the question. The Census Bureau is required by law to request public comment on the question. The more comments filed, the easier it is to prove the public opposed!
Follow this link: regulations.gov/docket?D=USBC-…
Click "comment now"
Tell 45 how you feel about his attempt to scapegoat our immigrant neighbors & steal political power from our most populous states. Or paste a model comment from the next tweet—just be sure to add your perspective!
I request that the Census Bureau remove the proposed citizenship question from the 2020 Census. It is unnecessary, discriminatory, and will lead to an undercount that will significantly compromise the Bureau's ability to accurately count all "persons" within the US.
The deadline for you to help #SaveTheCensus by opposing the citizenship Q is Tue. 8/7 @ 11:59pm ET.

Let's share this message far & wide, & show 45 that we won't be divided from our immigrant neighbors & will work together to oppose his blatant power grab.
Full disclosure, I've done these #60SecondCTA s in the past & this is the 1st time my nonprofit @MALDEF is representing plaintiffs on the issue—the MD Census case. Views expressed are mine/ don't necessarily represent MALDEF's. Thanks to my friend @AESenteno for her work on this!

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Sen @JeffFlake said Kavanaugh wouldn't be confirmed if he lied to the Senate. Well @WeDemandJustice counts 20+: medium.com/@demandjustice…

Needs more attn, so I made a thread of 20+ sources proving his lies. Cont⤵
Lie: Kavanaugh said “When this allegation first arose, I welcomed any kind of investigation."
Fact: “Kavanaugh did not publicly welcome an investigation in two public statements denying the allegations and an in-depth interview with Fox News."
Lie: Kavanaugh said he “never attended a gathering like the one Dr. Ford describes in her allegation.”
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A thread on Judge #Kavanaugh & perjury.

I’m an attorney & have followed the Kavanaugh nomination closely. I want to discuss why I think it's important to use the word perjury to discuss some of #Kavanaugh's dishonesty. Continued ⤵
A major problem with news coverage of Kavanaugh's deception is that the news relies on experts for its stories & that many of the legal experts including #NeverTrump conservatives & anti-trump progressives know #Kavanaugh to be a thoughtful lawyer. (Cartoon via @tomtomorrow)
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GOP wants a vote on #Kavanaugh for #SCOTUS before documents are released. Many asking #WhatAreTheyHiding?

He was with G.W. Bush, 2000-2006.

Thought someone should do a thread of all controversies during that time that they might be hiding. Continued⤵
This thread ended up being longer than I anticipated, turns out the George W. Bush admin had more than a few controversies—I expect I missed a few things.

If you notice something big I missed, comment with reputable news article, and I’ll quote tweet your comment onto the thread
The 2000 FL Vote recount (Florida law required recount for a razor close election, Bush legal team argued to end it, eventually successfully before the #SCOTUS … he was on the Bush legal team).
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Since the #KennedyRetirement I've seen pessimism that Roe v Wade & the ACA are already lost. But we in #TheResistance aren't pundits.


WE won on the ACA repeal.
Senate margin➡NARROWER.
There's a path to victory—just need to march there.
Details in thread⤵
ICYMI, in a debate in 2016, then candidate 45 vowed that he would "put[] pro-life justices on the court," and that if he could place multiple justices on SCOTS, that Roe v Wade would be overturned "automatically." npr.org/2018/06/28/624…
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Jun 14, 2018
Read this entire thread:

If you've ever wondered what you would do if you lived in Nazi Germany, NOW is the time to stand for justice.

đź“žYour MoC now. Demand oversight.

Then join a family separation protest near you, later today:
I don't make the comparison to Nazi Germany lightly. I'm a #CivilRights lawyer, I have a Master's in IR w a focus on history, I attended FSU Holocaust institute.

Starts w dehumanizing words: "immigrants are animals" or immigrant children "aren't innocent"
Then there's deification and memorialization of the man saying those dehumanizing words. He can do no wrong, cannot be questioned.
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This #Pride month, 45 admin wants to roll back protections for some of the most vulnerable in the #LGBTQ community: foster youth, & foster/adoptive parents. You can help—it'll only take a minute. Continued⤵
Studies show that roughly 19% of foster youth identify as #LGBTQ. They experience worse safety, well-being & outcomes than non-LGBTQ youth. For states to improve these outcomes & identify best practices, data collection national data collection level is vitally important.
It is an unfortunate fact about our society, that parents sometimes reject their children for being #LGBTQ. LGBTQ children are disproportionately in foster care (1/5 foster youth) and homeless (2/5 homeless youth).
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