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Feb 24, 2018 15 tweets 9 min read Twitter logo Read on Twitter
Cathy Myers, Randy Bryce's primary challenger, is being told to "go away" and drop out.

This is exactly why I got so mad when the media normalized sexism when it was directed at Hillary.

Though more women are running than ever before, they're facing the same barriers HRC did.
I didn't even know that Randy Bryce had a primary challenger until today and I'm always on Twitter and going through the trending news stories.

Where is the national coverage for Cathy Myers? Why isn't her video being shared and praised?
I agree with what Diane said here. While I understand that #WI1 has national implications because whoever wins will challenge the Speaker of the House, this primary has become completely one-sided because of national discourse, which is steeped in sexism.
I find @SenSanders' focus on local and state races particularly troubling. So did my community. A joint group of Sanders and Clinton supporters wrote a letter to the Senator explaining that his appearances are unproductive.…
Do you research on @IronStache. He's been made into a political celebrity but that has distracted from his many problems, including sexist and derogatory remarks.

Consider aiding #GOTV efforts in Wisconsin instead of taking this decision away from #WI1 constituents.
I'll end with this: excusing the sexism + misogyny that destroyed Hillary Clinton means that it'll destroy future candidates. This shouldn't be a debate anymore: Hillary Clinton's gender contributed to her loss.

I'm throwing my support behind @CathyMyersWI & I hope you will too.
Why does this story sound so familiar...? 🤔
We saw local voters turn off national noise before, ie in Virginia. Though she's ahead in the polls, I'd really like to see more stories about her/a spike in donations.

I agree; I think we should shy away from the "Cult of Personality" moving forward.
Again, I really believe that we still haven't learned the right lessons from 2016. We have a lot of serious reckoning to do on our side too.
I don't know about local coverage since I don't live in WI, but he is definitely killing it nationally. With national focus being more on midterms than possibly ever before, I think media/celebs/Tweeters are tainting this primary by not talking about her.
Me too. Even larger than that, I'm seeing how unfairly women are treated when they run for office. What's happening to @CathyMyersWI is exactly why women don't want/are afraid to run.
This is what happens when your opponent has more donations. They can afford to invest more in @adwords. What a shame.
I'm going to as well. Going to finish off this thread with a donation link for @CathyMyersWI:…

@RockTheVote is also doing some awesome #GOTV work in Wisconsin:…

Thanks for the follow @CathyMyersWI. Glad to help get your name out there. Spread the word friends! 💙 #TheFutureIsFemale #WI01
I don’t really know how else to get this to happen, but I’m going to try because many have requested this.

RT if you’d tune into @amjoyshow to see @CathyMyersWI and @JoyAnnReid talk about #WI01! #AMJoy

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Aug 24, 2018
Blessing your timeline with this iconic photo because why not.
I’m going to need a Mamma Mia spinoff to come out of this.
Oh. My. God.
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I’m honestly so annoyed by every take today that included some level of shock as if Hillary Rodham Clinton, her staffers, the National Security community, and more didn’t speak up about all of this in 2016 when it was theoretical and preventable.
Nothing Trump said or did today shocked me even slightly. This was the future I would think about when I couldn’t get out of bed at 5 AM to go canvas for Hillary in NH. It terrified me then and it terrifies me even more now because not enough of us felt compelled to do something.
Sometimes I genuinely wonder what it’s going to take for people to care about Trump’s relationship with Russia. What it’ll take for people to stop saying “She was an awful candidate” and look what happened to her in the eye to prevent it from happening again.

What’s left?
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Hillary Clinton is more justified to run in 2020 than Bernie Sanders is, but she's not going to because she cares more about this country than herself. Instead, she's focusing on giving the next generation of leaders the tools they need.

That's a true public servant. Goodnight.
Good morning! Didn’t expect this to take off like it has. Just one of my usual one-offs before bed. A few points I want to make in response to many comments I’m seeing.
I don’t think Hillary should run in 2020, and it doesn’t matter what I think because she isn’t. It’s because I love her that I don’t want her to run again, and it’s also because I love this country and we need to move past this divide on the left. It’s time for new leaders.
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"She was not accessible," they say, though she walked through rain to shake hands and listen to concerns.

There's a reason why you never saw these photos in the news or attached to articles. Let's make sure they are for the next female candidate who runs for President.
Going through hundreds of @HFA photos for @TATLGDoc has been a bittersweet experience. It reminds me of the good times but also, retrospectively, I realized that these photos were not circulated because it contradicted the campaign and woman the media painted.
What's passed has passed. It has been a year and a half since I stood in the crowd. But as I approach post-production for #ToAllTheLittleGirls, I'm reminded that we have to challenge our media now more than ever to show women as they are: candidates and beyond.
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When are Democrats going to understand that we didn’t lose the Oval in 2016 because we didn’t have the *middle class* on our side?

We lost because of voter suppression, foreign interference, sexism, racism, media bias. Not because we didn’t pander to ¡white! concerns enough.
A Must Read: “Here is the troubling reality for civically minded liberals looking to justify their preferred strategies: Hillary Clinton talked about the working class, middle-class jobs, and the dignity of work constantly. And she still lost.”…
Let’s be clear here: when we turn the discussion away from #DACA and to the *middle class*, we are turning our backs on people of color and deeming their issues as lesser.
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Many people don't believe that their disdain for Hillary is rooted in misogyny. It is, whether you'd like to admit it to yourself or not. 1/
The smearing of Hillary Rodham started in Arkansas, when she still chose to follow her own aspirations and keep her last name. 2/
Her husband Bill treated her as an intellectual and professional equal, which made many uneasy because that wasn't common at the time. 3/
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