Mika Fernandez @MikaEsq@mstdn.social Profile picture
Civil Rights attorney. VP @Lawyers4GoodGov. Board @The_TFP. Working to achieve liberty, justice, & bodily autonomy for all. Personal acct. She/her. 🏳️‍⚧️✊
Oct 2, 2018 28 tweets 14 min read
<#BelieveSurviviors #StopKavanaugh Thread>
Sen @JeffFlake said Kavanaugh wouldn't be confirmed if he lied to the Senate. Well @WeDemandJustice counts 20+: medium.com/@demandjustice…

Needs more attn, so I made a thread of 20+ sources proving his lies. Cont⤵
washingtonpost.com/politics/2018/… 1/
Lie: Kavanaugh said “When this allegation first arose, I welcomed any kind of investigation."
Fact: “Kavanaugh did not publicly welcome an investigation in two public statements denying the allegations and an in-depth interview with Fox News."
Sep 14, 2018 13 tweets 8 min read
A thread on Judge #Kavanaugh & perjury.

I’m an attorney & have followed the Kavanaugh nomination closely. I want to discuss why I think it's important to use the word perjury to discuss some of #Kavanaugh's dishonesty. Continued ⤵
salon.com/2018/09/14/bre… A major problem with news coverage of Kavanaugh's deception is that the news relies on experts for its stories & that many of the legal experts including #NeverTrump conservatives & anti-trump progressives know #Kavanaugh to be a thoughtful lawyer. (Cartoon via @tomtomorrow)
Aug 3, 2018 13 tweets 6 min read
GOP wants a vote on #Kavanaugh for #SCOTUS before documents are released. Many asking #WhatAreTheyHiding?

He was with G.W. Bush, 2000-2006.

Thought someone should do a thread of all controversies during that time that they might be hiding. Continued⤵
slate.com/news-and-polit… This thread ended up being longer than I anticipated, turns out the George W. Bush admin had more than a few controversies—I expect I missed a few things.

If you notice something big I missed, comment with reputable news article, and I’ll quote tweet your comment onto the thread
Aug 1, 2018 9 tweets 5 min read
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45 wants to use the #2020Census to take power from big states w immigrants like CA & give it to rural (& often red) states.

YOU can help #SaveTheCensus—it'll only take a min. Continued⤵
thenation.com/article/say-no… At the direction of the White House, Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross, in coordination with AG Jeff Sessions’ anti-immigrant DOJ, announced that he directed the Census Bureau to add a citizenship question to the 2020 Census. nytimes.com/2018/07/24/us/…
Jun 29, 2018 9 tweets 5 min read
Since the #KennedyRetirement I've seen pessimism that Roe v Wade & the ACA are already lost. But we in #TheResistance aren't pundits.


WE won on the ACA repeal.
Senate margin➡NARROWER.
There's a path to victory—just need to march there.
Details in thread⤵ ICYMI, in a debate in 2016, then candidate 45 vowed that he would "put[] pro-life justices on the court," and that if he could place multiple justices on SCOTS, that Roe v Wade would be overturned "automatically." npr.org/2018/06/28/624…
Jun 14, 2018 9 tweets 5 min read
Read this entire thread:

If you've ever wondered what you would do if you lived in Nazi Germany, NOW is the time to stand for justice.

📞Your MoC now. Demand oversight.

Then join a family separation protest near you, later today:
familiesbelong.org I don't make the comparison to Nazi Germany lightly. I'm a #CivilRights lawyer, I have a Master's in IR w a focus on history, I attended FSU Holocaust institute.

Starts w dehumanizing words: "immigrants are animals" or immigrant children "aren't innocent"
Jun 11, 2018 12 tweets 7 min read
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This #Pride month, 45 admin wants to roll back protections for some of the most vulnerable in the #LGBTQ community: foster youth, & foster/adoptive parents. You can help—it'll only take a minute. Continued⤵ Studies show that roughly 19% of foster youth identify as #LGBTQ. They experience worse safety, well-being & outcomes than non-LGBTQ youth. For states to improve these outcomes & identify best practices, data collection national data collection level is vitally important.
May 23, 2018 5 tweets 3 min read
DeVos: Schools should decide whether to report undocumented kids [to ICE]


"Any public school…that denies an education to any undocumented child…by reporting a child to ICE has violated the United States Constitution." See: maldef.org/news/releases/… "MALDEF stands ready to hold accountable through legal challenge anyone in public education who attempts to report a student to ICE.”
Oct 29, 2017 10 tweets 4 min read
<#LawyersResist #RBA⚖ Thread>
Many of us are very concerned 45 is about to try to fire Mueller. I'll lay out our concerns & how to help. ⤵ found a good @washingtonpost article (w graphic) on how Mueller could be fired. /2
Oct 21, 2017 8 tweets 5 min read
<#LawyersResist #RBA⚖️Thread>
Many concerned about recent EO amending #EO13223 on IRR. I want to explain why we shouldn't be too concerned. IRR—Individual Ready Reserve—is classification given to former military. IRR callups=backdoor drafts of those who've already served. Scary.