I'm also seeing a lot of blame being pushed around in #OH12 re: third party votes. I'm not a fan of third party voters; I think they're inherently selfish.

But the key question we should be asking ourselves right now, is: what are you going to do to help voter turnout?
When we see a close race like #OH12 - which, bear in mind, hasn't been called yet - the response shouldn't be to blame others for not taking it across the finish line.

It should be to ask what we, as individuals, can do to take it across the finish line next time around.
Each of us have a role to play, whether it's making sure our immediate spheres of influence are registered to vote (iwillvote.org should be bookmarked) or talking friends out of third-party votes.

Our concentric circles of influence can absolutely have an impact.
If there's one thing I really hope we all learn from the hellscape that is the Trump Administration, and each successive election, it's that we individually have a huge impact on how the direction of this country will go.

Don't wait for others to do the work. Pitch in yourself.
If - and we don't know that, YET - O'Connor loses tonight, then you have three more months to help him win in November. What are you going to do? How will you jump in?

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Oct 8, 2018
A quick, short thread on upcoming voter registration deadlines for 10/9:

Arizona pals:

To help vote in @kyrstensinema for Senate, you have to register in person, online or by mail tomorrow.

Online link here: servicearizona.com/webapp/evoter/… for
Arkansas pals: you can register in person or by mail by 10/9.

Start here: sos.arkansas.gov/uploads/electi…

FAQ here: sos.arkansas.gov/elections/vote…
Florida pals? @NelsonForSenate needs you, so we can win back the Senate. You can register in person, online or by mail.

Online link here: registertovoteflorida.gov/en/Registratio…
Form here: dos.myflorida.com/media/693757/d…
FAQ here: dos.myflorida.com/elections/for-…
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Oct 6, 2018
Starting to see the (inevitable) hot takes come out on why the Senate Democrats couldn't stop Kavanaugh.

Say it with me now: 🗣 They don't have the majority. 🗣

But good news. We can change that. Here's a quick refresher.
1. At present, the Senate breakdown is 51/49, with the Democrats in the majority.

(Picture (C) - CNN)
2. Confirmation votes and specific forms of legislation usually only require a simple majority or 51 votes, which is *why* it's been so hard to stop cabinet appointments and parts of the Trump agenda.

It's also why it feels like we've had to beg Republicans every key vote.
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Oct 4, 2018
Ok. Let's recap what's going on, since Twitter is chaotic ATM.

1. McConnell just filed cloture. Here's what that means:

2. This is despite the fact no Senators have seen the FBI report - yet. They're not seeing it until tomorrow morning.

The report is being released to Senators/staffers ONLY.

3. The FBI investigation has been completed w/ over 40 people not being interviewed. We cannot forget this as we're calling our Senators.

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Oct 3, 2018
Ok, all. It's officially Wednesday, so here's what's next w/ #Kavanaugh.

1. The FBI investigation will likely be concluded today. The report will likely be filed (TBD) w/o an interview Dr. Ford, or classmates listed by Deborah Ramirez, and no Julie Swetnick.
E.g. A story covering how the FBI won't interview Dr. Ford. cnbc.com/2018/10/02/fbi…

In other words, we can hope for the best when it comes to the investigation, but we're mostly likely going to get the worst.
There's also debate on whether the report will be released to the public. Mitch McConnell says hell no. Other Senators disagree. Keep this in mind for some of our next steps.

cnn.com/2018/10/02/pol…
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Sep 28, 2018
New thread of scripts for Judiciary Senators. #SCOTUS #Kavanaugh

1. Chairman Grassley. His achilles heel seems to be accusations of being unethical. Get him on that. Remember: only he can pull the vote.

DC: 202-224-3744

Link to regional offices here: grassley.senate.gov/explore/region…
2. Orrin Hatch.

DC office: 202-224-5251
Email: hatch.senate.gov/public/index.c…
3. Lindsey Graham.

DC office: 202-224-5972
lgraham.senate.gov/public/index.c…

Remember, he's former Air Force. Remind him his duty is to country over party.
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Sep 27, 2018
Morning all: If you're looking for links to watch this morning's testimony, start here.

twitter.com/i/broadcasts/1…
Candidly: we're not off to a good start. Clear bias as Grassley opens by stating there wasn't a "whiff" of allegations when Kavanaugh was investigated by the FBI, and scolds Feinstein for not revealing the letter. In front of Dr. Ford.

Please call your Senators. (202) 224-3121.
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