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Sep 17, 2018 8 tweets 1 min read
They say, “this could ruin his life,” without acknowledging it already ruined hers. They say, “he was just a kid,” without acknowledging that she was, too.
Aug 21, 2018 4 tweets 2 min read
People in prisons across at least 17 states will start a #prisonstrike today to protest inhumane treatment, paltry wages, racist policies, among other things.

Spend less time on Trump tweets, and more time on this. Read their full demands below: And read this explainer about why and how the #PrisonStrike is happening:…
Jun 28, 2018 12 tweets 4 min read
Today I attended a training session about accompanying immigrants to ICE check-ins/asylum hearings through @NewSanctuaryNYC.

I'd like to share some learnings/inspiration from the evening about why accompaniment matters, and how we treat our immigrant friends-- The accompaniment training was held at a beautiful Manhattan Jewish temple, and was attended by people of all ages and faiths.

It started off with the Rabbi declaring #AbolishICE!

"I believe in sacred trouble-making and agitation," he said.
Jun 11, 2018 7 tweets 3 min read
Rep. Jayapal should be on every TV network. Her account of human rights abuses in our country is too important to get buried. A quote from @RepJayapal's story that continues to haunt me:

"Some of [the mothers] heard their children screaming for them in the next room. Not a single one of them had been allowed to say goodbye or explain to them what was happening.”
May 7, 2018 10 tweets 3 min read
men: this is the part where you LISTEN. it’s cool that you’re “horrified” and “my god!” and “disgusted,” but let us take the lead here.
Sep 27, 2017 9 tweets 3 min read
Roy Moore, AL GOP senate candidate, said re: US gun violence that "we've asked for it" bc "we've taken God out of everything."

u sure, roy? In 2015, Alabama had the highest rate of gun deaths in the country. did all those people killed ask for it?…