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Comms Strategist, Organizer, Voter Advocate, Rock & Roll Girl. Unprofessional Writer. Alabama Expat. Don't be alarmed if I mistake you for a hat #Resist
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Oct 8, 2018 23 tweets 4 min read
1/ This isn't a #MeToo story exactly, but I've been thinking about it a lot lately. This happened when I was 22. I'd been in DC less than a year, working as a receptionist on Capitol Hill 2/ My friends and I attended a huge black tie event full of Southern political people. Tons of people we knew and worked with. Open bar (natch), ball gowns, the whole nine...
Aug 2, 2018 5 tweets 1 min read
I want to talk about this tweet. Yesterday I was with some GOP colleagues. Immigration was ALL. THEY. TALKED. ABOUT. MS-13, sanctuary cities, open borders, "Rule of law"

They think this is a slam dunk, their silver bullet for the midterms

1/ When we say "Abolish ICE" we are playing right into their hands. They were LAUGHING at me about it.

I know it feels good to "take a stand" but in this case there is a real cost to irresponsibly sloganeering.
Mar 23, 2018 12 tweets 2 min read
Thread about how Democrats should be so grateful Bernie Sanders came along and inspired the youth of America to get involved in party politics. /sarc

Bernie "inspired" his flock to think our nominee is evil, our party is corrupt & that little birds should pick the president.

Thanks a lot Bernie!
Feb 21, 2018 17 tweets 4 min read
A big theme of the protest today, as always, is "Why?"

Let me explain why, because blaming NRA $$ is only half right.
1st, let's talk about NRA. Originally a sportsman organization, members were hunters who paid dues & voted on policy positions. Dues funded hunter safety classes, including classes geared towards women. They were not against gun control or gun safety.

Misguided, but legit.
Feb 4, 2018 10 tweets 2 min read
I have taken classes at the Leadership Institute. Berners can add this to the list of "evidence" that I'm a "secret Republican" but I consider it gaming the system. Also, like the Iowa gig, it was really interesting to peek behind the curtain.

Let me explain
As a civic education group, Leaderhip Int gets federal subsidies. (I'm not sure Democrats have anything similar but we should.) They have tons of classes: social media, research, campaign management, graphic design, media training and they are DIRT CHEAP
Feb 2, 2018 17 tweets 4 min read
I'm going to re-work a thread from June that speaks to what Trump is doing with this Nunes memo, and why GOP is letting him get away with it. (Thread)
Once upon a time a guy friend of ours was fighting with his girlfriend because he did something horrible. The details escape me but in the end he made up an elaborate story and somehow convinced her to give him another chance.
Jan 27, 2018 12 tweets 2 min read
Thread: As the campaigns heat up for 2018, here's a reminder of how GOP will exploit Berners and their insistence on a single payer litmus test to destroy us if we let them.
First, let's talk about "Bernie's bill" m4a. It's not legislation, it's a campaign document. Yes, it was introduced and has cosponsors, but it has no funding mechanism. Meaning, there's nothing in it that addresses how to pay for it.
Jan 24, 2018 16 tweets 2 min read
1/ I see lots of people speculating about Impeachment. How "close" is Mueller? Is this enough evidence? Is this crime "bad" enough? These aren't the right questions. 2/ There's no statutory standard for impeachment. It's solely up to the discretion and whims of the House, so Paul Ryan. They don't need a reason. I think there has to be a charge, can't just say "We don't like your face," but could be anything, jaywalking
Jan 24, 2018 20 tweets 5 min read
1/ How Writers Can Make the Most of Twitter -Thread from @SallyAlbright and @CapWaterfront Please Retweet 2/ Brainstorming - Scan your TL or better yet, search a hashtag or keyword and see if anything inspires you. Other people's lists are good too. And you can use your TL or list as a prompt ("Write something about the 14th tweet down")
Jan 24, 2018 23 tweets 7 min read
1/ Thread about useful Twitter Tools and Tips from @SallyAlbright and @CapWaterfront - Please retweet. 2/ Starting with threads, @WriteRack is essential. You can compose in the program or copy and paste your essay. It formats your text into a thread of tweets then you clean them up so the breaks are where you want them. Then you set them to go out on a timer.
Jan 24, 2018 42 tweets 12 min read
Should I do a Twitter Tips thread and go over how these tools work? There's nothing nefarious, but there's some cool free stuff we use for professional accounts that anyone can use.

Also I have a "Twitter for Writers" piece if anyone wants to take a look. Ok let's start with things that make Berners' heads explode.

We tell everyone, leave your own tweets at the top when you log off. Not just your pinned tweet, your current stuff. I usually hit the top two in my mentions. This is free advertising. In weird twitter it's currency
Jan 22, 2018 23 tweets 5 min read
We can't believe ALL women, because every time true motivations of women like "Grace," Leeann Tweeden, Susan Smith, Ashley Todd, Casey Anthony, or Tawana Brawley come to light, it reflects on our credibility and makes real victims less sympathetic and more easily dismissed.
I understand that false reporting of sexual assault is at the same level of any other crime, but that's the justice system, not the court of public opinion. Other crimes aren't as newsworthy. The consequences of anonymous, spurious allegations are not as profound.
Jan 4, 2018 26 tweets 5 min read
Y'all can keep attacking me, but political people see this for what is it - they trapped us in our own "believe all women" net

And now that a side hug has overshadowed real victims of violence and retaliation, the #MeToo movement is over, and the fallout has begun. Maybe it's different for me because this isn't theoretical. This is the working environment I inhabit. Because Franken was not offered due process, any man knows he can't expect it either. The only way to avoid a similar fate is the Pence rule, don't be alone with women.
Dec 2, 2017 17 tweets 3 min read
Unless you've followed horse racing for a really long time, you've probably never heard of Tabasco Cat. Tabasco Cat was sired by a horse named Storm Cat, considered the most expensive stallion in history. His trainer was Wayne Lucas, his jockey was Pat Day. These are Bold Face Names in thoroughbred racing.

In other words, Tabasco Cat was an investment
Nov 21, 2017 23 tweets 4 min read
What if we said "Listen to Women" instead of "Believe Women"

I see too many people saying we should let women accuse whoever they want and throw the book a them without any investigation or follow up.

No. Allegations should be investigated like any other crime.

Women should get the benefit of the doubt but the doubt doesn't go unchallenged.
Nov 14, 2017 10 tweets 2 min read
I reported on these rumors a few days ago. The thing about these open secrets is, you get so used to them you forget how shocking they are. You don't think to mention them because everyone knows, it's just how things are
Sep 25, 2017 34 tweets 4 min read
1/ My first job out of college was answering phones in the Senate. 2/ When someone wanted to influence an upcoming vote they did the same thing, flood the zone with advocacy driven calls.
Sep 23, 2017 25 tweets 2 min read
1/ I feel a little better about Bernie's CNN stunt now that McCain is a no but to be clear this is a terrible situation for Democrats 2/ A Jim Comey level of terrible. I refer you to the first 45 minutes of Morning Joe yesterday. You can watch it on demand.