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Founding Partner of @WeAreSoze. Father to Mateo Ali. Board: Trayvon Martin Fdn, @NYJusticeLeague + @RockTheVote Jr. Board: @PublicTheaterNY ✉️ info@mskolnik.com
May 24, 2018 8 tweets 2 min read
Trump is very comfortable creating a culture war in America.

Telling black NFL players to leave the country. Calling undocumented immigrants “animals.” Banning Muslims from the US. Attacking Chicago for gun violence.

He knows that fear + division feeds his base of white voters. Trump’s never cared about policy. His entire career he’s used culture to build his divisive, bigoted platform he is now enforcing in America. From the Central Park 5 to Obama’s birth certificate, before he stepped foot in the Oval Office, he was using culture to build his power.
Nov 8, 2017 24 tweets 7 min read
Last night was an historic night for America.

Let's celebrate the history makers!

A thread.

(h/t @Phil_Lewis_) Danica Roem became the FIRST transgender state lawmaker in the United States, when she unseated Virginia Del. Bob Marshall, the Republican who introduced the “bathroom bill” that would have prohibited transgender students from using the bathroom of their choice.
Sep 11, 2017 13 tweets 4 min read
I want to talk about the enormous impact that @HillaryClinton had on my four year old, Mateo Ali. It began one night in Philadelphia... The final weekend before the election, we took Mateo Ali to Philly to knock on doors, hoping to convince a few more people to vote for HRC.