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Sep 23, 2018 4 tweets 3 min read
I’m on the 🚂 to philly heading to the sentencing of the most infamous rapist of all time Bill #Cosby.

We are hoping to see this criminal walk out in shackles for his 45year+ depraved crime spree of drugging and raping over 60 women.

Watch this space for pics and updates! #SentenceCosby30years

Graphics by @FrancescaRizzo Part of a 4 year digital campaign to raise awareness of the names of the human victims of #Cosby’s 45 year drug and rape crime spree.
Sep 18, 2018 11 tweets 8 min read
Differences between #AnitaHill and #CavanaghHearings.

‘91 Almost ALL white dude staffers behind a ALL STRAIGHT WHITE MALE SENATORS on judiciary committee.

‘18 Half/same old gang of straight white male rape enabler @GOPs vs @Dem’s diversity , and a stfu old @Vp.

#Kavanagh ‘99 Thurmond, 1948 “States rights” party white supremacist nominee for president, 51 years later he’s grabbing my breast.

‘18 Orrin Hatch, Still So 😡 Mormon chicks don’t blow and black Women don’t sit still for berating on CSPAN.

#AnitaHill #Kavanaugh
Sep 18, 2018 5 tweets 3 min read
.@msnbc just played Senator Strom Thurmond defending Clarence Thomas in 1991.

Senator Strom Thurmond grabbed my breast during a photo op 7 yrs later in 1998. twitter.com/i/moments/1024…
Sep 14, 2018 12 tweets 4 min read
Dear not alive during #AnitaHill:

Those hearings terrorized us as we sat transfixed, knowing for a fact we would not be believed

or given a fair chance to tell our stories of rape and harassment

In America or in front of the United States Senate.

#NoBiden
#metoo #KavanaughConfirmation and his fascist Theocrat cronies Grassley and Orrin Hatch simply following the crucifixion of Anita Hill model of Trotting out dude after dude who told us that Clarence Thomas “wasn’t” a porn addicted rapist. #longDongSilver
Aug 6, 2018 4 tweets 2 min read
Door knocking matters.

I lived in Florida when walkin’ Lawton Chiles was a representative and then governor of our state.

Chiles was famous for walking first his entire district when he ran for his house seat and then won.

Chile’s Met voters door-to-door, town to town/1 Walkin’ Lawton m@et the people where they were.

Walkin’ Lawton was sneered at for his “no chance” Democrat pro civil rights campaign and for being a “redneck”

Walkin’ Lawton just kept walking and converting red voters blue with each step.
Aug 3, 2018 6 tweets 2 min read
My Adoption advice for lesbians: Hurry up. Fascist theocrats are attempting to take away our adoption rights. “federal legislation could be on the way. In July 2018, Republican representatives introduced a bill that would protect adoption agencies with state or federal contracts who discriminate on religious or moral grounds nationwide. “
Aug 2, 2018 4 tweets 3 min read
Ranked in order if MIST PROGRESSIVE SENATORS 1. @SenKamalaHarris

6. @SenTinaSmith

(Frankens powerhouse replacement)

10. @SenGillibrand

And that’s who we hurt when we keep on tolerating abuse of these three power voices.

1,6 and 10. “My takeaway that day was that he had done this thousands of times.

He knew exactly where to put his hand.

He knew exactly when to drop and squeeze.

He was showing me he had control and power.

He was showing me I meant nothing.” -me

-And that’s why I believe 8 women.
Aug 1, 2018 25 tweets 5 min read
So I’ve been told that I shouldn’t be concerned over Senators grabbing breasts during photo ops because it’s not a “real issue”
I am concerned.
It is a real issue.
It happened to me. In 1998, I attended the impeachment trial of President Clinton.

I’m a presidential history fan.

Living in DC you have the chance to witness history.

It was a bitter cold January and I waited outside with lots of other history teachers and fans for entry to watch the trial.
Jul 28, 2018 4 tweets 3 min read
Vermont is great. I get to see my rep @PeterWelch at the dump quite often. Today we discussed migrant children crisis over the recycling. Welch reminded me unless we #flipthehouse we can’t pass @senmerkley S3084 or @dwstweets and @repbass bills on investigating detention centers Welch listened to my Pediatric ICU experience on how we carefully weighed each child and double checked drug calculations with a 2nd RN before administration of meds to babies/kids. And that we had a detailed medical history, allergies, conditions and monitored for side effects.
Jul 23, 2018 9 tweets 5 min read
Genocide does not require death.

Genocide is defined in many ways.

“Causing severe mental and physical harm to the group is genocide”

“Forcibly transferring the children of one group to another group is genocide”

Hey 🇺🇸 We are engaged in genocide. Untrained, unlicensed personnel giving anti psychotic drugs to migrant babies and toddlers in detention centers will cause deaths.

➡️No medical history
➡️No allergy history
➡️No experience medicating children
➡️No experience monitoring for side effects

#USAGenocide
Jul 15, 2018 33 tweets 15 min read
What keeps me up? Babies and toddlers and children being given heavy duty antipsychotic drugs without monitoring by licensed personnel. We all know they don’t have nurses caring for caged migrant babies.
Deaths are inevitable.
This is genocide by the US government. When kids are drugged they don’t eat. When babies are drugged they don’t drink. When drugs are given by unlicensed personnel kids die. Our government is committing genocide. And they are planning to continue genocide on a massive scale. #babyjails
Jul 12, 2018 5 tweets 4 min read
We knew they would come for us. They are coming for us. #lgbt #queerpol Using the excuse of “religious freedom “ House Committee passes Amendment allowing adoption agencies to discriminate against #lgbt parents, single parents, divorced parents and couples of mixed faith. Theocratic fascist @gop strikes again.
May 29, 2018 9 tweets 3 min read
Fight fascism.
Whether it’s Roseanne or your aunt or your neighbor. WP have let the terror of racism go unchecked, now we live under a fascist wanna be dictator.
Fighting fascism starts with you, up close, in your space. Fascism expert @massagessen says we can’t trust institutions to save us from fascism. We can’t trust congress to rid us of the rotting head. What do we do with this hate and shift hard right? It’s global.
Solution is local.
We fight in our spaces having uncomfortable convos.
May 15, 2018 12 tweets 2 min read
People who can’t caucus:
Hourly workers
Introvert
Autistic
Elderly
Chronic pain
Pregnant
Parents of young children
Unreliable transportation
Can’t stand or sit for long periods
Boss at caucus
Abusive Husband at caucus
Caucuses favor able bodied extroverts with money and time Unity commission members pushed caucus expansion to disenfranchise certain demographics.
Caucuses should end not expand.
May 8, 2018 11 tweets 3 min read
This day. So disappointing. I had just moved to Vermont. Was so excited to have a “progressive “ senator. Well it was a bernie bust for me that day. Couldn’t even let us have one fucking gay day. But I kept on voting for him. He was a almost ally on votes most of the time and better than a republican. Then he runs for senate in 2006 and tosses us under the bus during rich Tarrant debate. I cried. We had worked so hard convincing Vermonters we needed to move from...