"From Middlebury to Middletown and Norwalk to Norwich, people in [CT]... (cont)
...feel squeezed. Our state has become one of the most expensive places to raise a family or start a business. And in the face of stagnant wages and weak job growth, Hartford politicians have hit middle class families with tax increase after tax increase. Even worse... (cont)
Sep 21, 2018 • 5 tweets • 2 min read
So let's think about this. 🤔
We live in a country where 1 out of every 4 or 5 women are sexually abused.
We have a president who thinks women are property and he can grab them whenever he wants.
People elected him knowing this. 1/
But let's be clear, men are also abused.
Statistics tell us that many abusers were victims.
It is a perpetuating cycle that will not stop until we decide to stop it.
🌊 Action 1: Advocate for fair and trustworthy elections... (cont)
Sep 11, 2018 • 7 tweets • 6 min read
17 years ago today, l was on the phone with a friend and the line went dead. She worked in the WTC and fortunately she and her husband made it out. But other friends did not and so many people lost a spouse, partner, parent, & /or child in NY, DC and PA that day!
There were also many "life lessons" we had the opportunity to gleen in the years to come.
For example we learned that conspiracy theories can be appealing and thus we had to learn how to detect a conspiracy theory from truth.
"As you may already know, one of the guiding principles of the AoC Checklist...(cont)
"...is to practice gratitude. There's solid research that connects the act of expressing thanks with increased feelings of well-being and connection with others. I regularly suggest thanking people--from grassroots leaders to elected officials...(cont)"
Here are some actions you can take right now to help!
🌊 Action 2: Support justice at the highest level.
📱Call: Your two senators—red or blue—today.
Find them: contactingcongress.org 1/
📜 Script: Hi. I’m calling from [ZIP] about Brett Kavanaugh’s Supreme Court nomination and to urge [name] not to confirm him. Past nominees have been subject to intense but necessary scrutiny...
Sep 1, 2018 • 7 tweets • 4 min read
Sometimes I think the only question that matters is how does any adult convince themselves that it is ok to be a(n) racist, sexist, agist, homophobe, abuser, liar, hater, elitist, rapist, etc?
We currently have an epidemic of these afflictions so it merits some thought...
The truth is everytime someone displays the hate, they are showing you how wounded they are. It does not excuse their choices to act out the hate.
But realizing they are wounded can help to prevent you from taking on their anger and hate.
Aug 31, 2018 • 6 tweets • 4 min read
🏖️ It's been a while since I've tweeted about the importance of #SelfCare! But a three day weekend seems the perfect time to sneak in some self care!
Maybe you are looking forward to catching some extra zzzz's this weekend. According to the CDC 1 out of 3 adults do NOT get enough sleep which significantly increases their risk of developing diseases like diabetes, hypertension, etc.
So sleeping is actually healthy for you!
Aug 26, 2018 • 15 tweets • 7 min read
Research shows that making a pledge to vote ensures actual voting. Have you made the pledge yet? Did you know @Slate credits using a pledge to vote as @BarackObama's secrete to a successful voter turnout?
How more unchristian can one be than to stand in judgement of others and believe you have the right to end someone’s life because of skin color?
The hate from that time in your history...
Jul 18, 2018 • 10 tweets • 4 min read
Are you attending a Confront Corruption/ Demand Democracy Vigil tonight?
If not (or after the vigil if you are attending) here are some actions from @inspiredjen and the @AoCChecklist to help ensure we keep moving forward to reclaim democracy... 1/ confrontcorruption.org
🌊ACTION1: Advocate for a fair, moderate SCOTUS
We have known that Trump's actions suggest he is a puppet for Putin. Today confirmed that.
It can be infuriating and discouraging.
But please do NOT give them that power over you.
So let me remind you all of some of the SUCCESS we have been having (from @inspiredjen) : 1/
97 Senators voted in overwhelming support of NATO ahead of Trump's arrival last week. Actions like these let our allies know that we are not being represented by Trump. We ask the world to excuse us while we set democracy right again.