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mouthy mom & writer
Sep 17, 2018 14 tweets 3 min read
A quick thread on coming forward about being sexually assaulted:

People are predictably questioning Christine Blasey Ford's credibility for "only now" publicly disclosing that Brett Kavanaugh sexually assaulted her years ago.

There are a host of reasons why victims stay quiet. I know this from personal experience. I waited 7yrs before I spoke a word about my rape, which happened when I was 15. I knew my rapist well & struggled to come to terms with what he had done to me. 2/
Jun 28, 2018 10 tweets 2 min read

I’m running for borough council in my community of Allendale, NJ. It’s a small town in northern Bergen County where Democrats haven’t won a local election since 1973. They started losing, kept losing, and eventually stopped trying. For 30 years nobody made a serious attempt at running for local office here as a Democrat – until last year, when a brave political novice wrote herself in on the primary ballot, won the nomination & came within striking distance of an incumbent R running for re-election.
Jan 29, 2018 12 tweets 4 min read
(Thread) Tonight, @SenateMajLdr is advancing a vote on a national 20-week abortion ban.

I understand that this strikes a chord with MANY people, especially those who are anti-abortion. To terminate a pregnancy that far along seems barbaric.

But it's often necessary. Anyone who has been pregnant and who has received proper prenatal care knows that you don't get the anatomy scan until 20 weeks.

This is when serious defects & fetal fatalities are determined, often for the first time during a pregnancy.
Jan 25, 2018 7 tweets 3 min read
(Thread) Warning: Your head may explode upon reading this.

Congressional candidate @SykesforSenate recently outlined his thoughts on women's rights.

Settle in. This is a doozy.

#ThursdayThoughts #BlueWave2018 "I want to come home to a home cooked dinner at six every night, one that she fixes and one that I expect one day to have daughters learn after they become traditional homemakers and family wives" - @SykesforSenate
Dec 18, 2017 6 tweets 4 min read
THREAD. Things the GOP Tax bill will hurt:

❌ Millions of Americans who need health insurance
❌ Homeowners
❌ Cities and states
❌ Charitable giving
❌ National debt

#StopGOPTaxScam The GOP tax bill would leave 13 million people uninsured by 2027, and premiums would rise by about 10% in most years. #StopGOPTaxScam…