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Oct 7, 2018 21 tweets 11 min read
TUESDAY OCT 9
The deadline to register to vote in the 11/6 midterms for 19 states is Tuesday. Please retweet your state's info.

States: AZ AR FL GA HI IL IN KY LA MI MS MT NV NM OH PA TN TX UT

[thread] ARIZONA
Want to vote in the midterms? The deadline to register in person, online or by mail is Oct. 9.

Register or confirm your registration here: azsos.gov/elections/voti…
Sep 12, 2018 5 tweets 3 min read
I’m delighted to present this #BlueWaveInterview with Christina Sanders, the Texas State Director of @SpreadTheVoteUS!

Hear about their inspiring work tackling #VoterSuppression. Read a couple of highlights in this thread, and read it in full here:
politicalcharge.org/2018/09/12/blu… Christina on the need for an organization like Spread the Vote: “Never before in the history of America have we had to organize to get people IDs.”
Aug 26, 2018 6 tweets 2 min read
Four of our previous presidents on the passing of SenatorJohn McCain: (thread) President Obama
Aug 23, 2018 7 tweets 2 min read
As promised, here is our #BlueWave Interview with Julia Bryan, International Chair of @DemsAbroad!

9M Americans live overseas. I asked, how do you turn out those votes & how can we help? Read it here:
politicalcharge.org/2018/08/22/blu… A highlight from the interview ⬇️
Aug 8, 2018 7 tweets 2 min read
#BlueWaveInterview
Check out our interview with @gdlittledorf and Bob Wilson of Illinois, who spoke to me about doing the essential work on #ElectionDay: working the polls.

Read the highlights in this thread, or read it in full at Political Charge:
politicalcharge.org/2018/08/08/blu… Why Bob got involved with elections:

“I was so alarmed and upset by the hanging chad situation in the 2000 presidential election, I got involved in the very next election.”
Jul 22, 2018 9 tweets 2 min read
This @nymag article theorizes why Trump is focused on Russia. Frightening in its implications.

I’ve pulled out some salient quotes in the replies, but encourage you to read it.
nymag.com/daily/intellig… “He wants a world he intuitively understands: of individual nations, in which the most powerful are free to bully the others.”
Jul 20, 2018 5 tweets 2 min read
New report about voter roll purges by @BrennanCenter details how devastating the blow to the #VotingRights Act was in 2013. Purges increased by 33%!

Thread includes info about the 8 states most affected.

nbcnews.com/politics/polit… In the last five years, 8 states have either illegally purged voters or implemented unlawful purge rules:

ALABAMA, ARIZONA, FLORIDA, INDIANA, MAINE, NEW YORK, NORTH CAROLINA & VIRGINIA

They are home to more than a quarter of the nation’s registered voters.
Jul 16, 2018 5 tweets 2 min read
CALL TO ACTION
This morning, Trump publicly sided with Putin OVER AMERICA'S OWN intelligence agencies & refused to condemn Putin for interference in the 2016 election.

This necessitates a call to your Senators & Rep in Congress. Info in replies ⬇️
politico.com/story/2018/07/… This is a critical moment in our country. Our President is siding with another country OVER HIS OWN and refusing to acknowledge that we've been attacked or doing anything to protect us.

Congress - both Democrats and Republicans - must rebuke this behavior strongly.
Jul 16, 2018 9 tweets 3 min read
Be extra cautious when reading political fundraising headlines. Politicians and media outlets use them to sell you a story. Context is everything and they rarely provide it.

Tonight, I'm seeing headlines about Trump's fundraising. Quick thread/ The following 3 headlines are reporting from the SAME financial disclosure reports that just got released.
Jul 12, 2018 12 tweets 3 min read
This article has energized me more than I’ve felt in months.

The central point: “Democrats are focused on taking back power—but our democracy depends on them keeping it.”

It’s an exciting roadmap. Here’s a thread of some of the most salient points:
washingtonmonthly.com/magazine/july-… In creating this article, Paul Glastris spoke with 20 people, as he says “for their ideas, information, and pushback.” Glastris is the editor of Washington Monthly and was formerly Bill Clinton’s speechwriter. @glastris @LarrySabato
Jul 7, 2018 5 tweets 2 min read
TEXAS
Special Election Alert - July 31 (Tu)

The Democratic candidates for Senate 19 are:
Roland Gutierrez
Pete Gallego
Charlie Urbina Jones
Tomas Uresti

Continue to replies for campaign websites ⬇️ Roland Gutierrez
rolandfortexas.com
Jul 4, 2018 17 tweets 3 min read
It’s time for a #WednesdayWisdom quiz, #FourthofJuly2018 edition!

How much do you know about the Declaration of Independence?

Test your knowledge on #IndependenceDay with these 7 questions. You ready? 1. George Washington was one of two future presidents to sign the Declaration.
Jun 28, 2018 17 tweets 2 min read
Hearing about the #KennedyRetirement was a gut punch, I won’t lie. But I’ve had some time to digest it and talk to some smart friends. I’m now more calm but importantly, more fiercely determined.

I know what I’m going to do. /Mini-thread SCOTUS is the top court in the land, full of justices with lifetime tenure. They are the final stop when it comes to interpreting federal law. It’s heady, the importance and power they have.
May 26, 2018 14 tweets 7 min read
#WhereAreTheChildren

You’ve no doubt seen the hashtag and are aware that our government is badly mistreating children at the border. I urge you to take some action today. Here’s what you can do: #WhereAreTheChildren

Contact your representatives. Simply say, “I am outraged by how our government is treating children at the border. What is the Senator/Rep doing about this?”
May 24, 2018 21 tweets 3 min read
Who’s up for a #WednesdayWisdom quiz?

How much do you know about Mueller’s investigation into Russia’s involvement in the 2016 election and Trump’s campaign?

Test your knowledge with these 7 questions. You ready? 1. Has Robert Mueller’s investigation uncovered any evidence of crimes?
Mar 4, 2018 6 tweets 2 min read
MASSACHUSETTS
Since a judge ruled that cutting off voter registration 3 weeks before an election is unconstitutional, there's a push now to get same-day registration.

Here's what you need to know to help (mini-thread): The ruling was this past summer. The cutoff was ruled unconstitutional and stated it unnecessarily prevented a number of voters from voting. wbur.org/news/2017/07/2…
Feb 16, 2018 25 tweets 3 min read
The indictments are leading, once again, to the “no votes were changed” narrative. I’m going to blow that up, and reference the work of a Nobel Prize winner to do it. Thread/ First: I am not talking about if any votes cast for Person A were changed to Person B after the fact through machine tampering, etc. because that’s not what these indictments are referencing.
Dec 27, 2017 27 tweets 12 min read
Let’s look back at 2017 before heading into the New Year. Here it is, #TheResistance’s YEAR IN REVIEW, a collection of our greatest hits. #BestPartof2017ForMe These are the wins that we got by calling, showing up, or creating massive public pressure. We could create another whole list of wins that the courts and national orgs racked up.
Nov 29, 2017 10 tweets 3 min read
The GOP is pushing their #GOPTaxBill for their billionaire donors, but can only get enough R votes if the bill includes a backstop … that the billionaires don’t want? Mini-thread/ 2/ Yesterday, it was reported that the #GOPTaxBill passed through the Senate Budget Committee only because GOP leaders agreed to some form of a backstop, or trigger.
Nov 19, 2017 28 tweets 5 min read
Considering the current GOP #TaxScam echoes many of the same elements as Kansas’ 2012 tax cut experiment, we should talk about the disaster that unfolded there. Thread/ In 2012, Governor Brownback (R) had a legislature full of Tea Party Republicans and passed a big tax cut bill.
Nov 18, 2017 14 tweets 3 min read
The House passed their #TaxScam bill. Now it's all about the Senate. Here's the thing: By my count, we have 10 GOP Senators that could cause real problems for McConnell. We have to inundate them with calls/emails. Here they are: Ron Johnson R-WI
He's said he'll vote no because he doesn't like the way the bill treats small businesses. Wisconsin - stay on him. Don't let him change his mind.