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Sep 23, 2018 15 tweets 7 min read
#Connecticut will be deciding who they are going to put in the Governor's Office in a few weeks!

Let's look at what @NedLamont has to say.

1) Reducing Property Taxes for the Middle Class:

"From Middlebury to Middletown and Norwalk to Norwich, people in [CT]... (cont)

1/ ...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)

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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.

Do you want your son or daughter to be abused?

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Sep 16, 2018 5 tweets 4 min read
There are only 50 days to the Midterm Elections!

Voting is our single opportunity for change!

1) Confirm you are registered to vote!
vote.org/am-i-registere…

2) Check if your state requires a voter ID
spreadthevote.org/voter-id-states

3) Mark time to vote in your calendar!

1/ Want to do more to help make that #BlueWave2018 happen?

Great! @inspiredjen and @AoCChecklist bring us some great actions to make this happen:

🌊 Action 1: Advocate for fair and trustworthy elections... (cont)

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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!

1/ 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.

From @michaelshermer:

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scientificamerican.com/article/the-co…
Sep 9, 2018 9 tweets 5 min read
As we enjoy one of our last #SummerSudays, it is a good time to talk about the importance of #Gratitude.

@inspiredjen sent out "A word on gratitude" with the @AoCChecklist this week:

"As you may already know, one of the guiding principles of the AoC Checklist...(cont)

1/ "...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)"

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Sep 2, 2018 10 tweets 6 min read
More actions from @inspiredjen and the @AoCChecklist:

Democracy thrives when all citizens can freely elect those who represent their values.

From the @BrennanCenter here is an Election Security Advance Planning Checklist:

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brennancenter.org/sites/default/… 🌊Action 1: If you do only 1 thing besides vote, please do this 5-min task.

Speaking up can make a huge difference in the fairness and success of your district’s elections.

📱Call: Or write your local election official ...

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usvotefoundation.org/vote/eoddomest…
Sep 2, 2018 6 tweets 3 min read
ONLY 63 days until midterms elections.

Are you ready to make #BlueWave2018 a reality?

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...

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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...

1/ 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.

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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!

🏝️ As we have all learned #Resistance work requires #Persistence and persistence requires self care!

1/ 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?

Make the pledge today.... (click below)!
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docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAI… 🌊Action 1: Please vote in your state’s primaries. It matters.

🔍Read about why it matters: 👇👇🏻👇🏼👇🏽👇🏾👇🏿

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cnn.com/videos/politic…
Aug 21, 2018 14 tweets 8 min read
While you are celebrating the convictions of Manafort and Cohen, remember that the only opportunity for impeachment will come if we deliver a flip both the US Senate and US House of Representatives!

The only way to make that happen is to #GetOutTheVote!

1/ Studies show people are more likely to vote if they make a pledge to vote. So @inspiredjen and @AoCChecklist invite you to MAKE A PLEDGE TO VOTE!

"In a representative democracy, your vote is your voice. This November, Americans will use their vote to speak up not just ....
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Aug 17, 2018 4 tweets 2 min read
Yet another week during which I wonder when this episode of The Twilight Zone will end!

Rx: Take breaks and focus on the good in the world!

@inspiredjen and @AoCChecklist have a great way to help asylum seeking dads that involves a little retail therapy!

1/ 🌈 ACTION: STAND WITH ASYLUM-SEEKING DADS!

The good news: 79 men passed their credible fear interviews & will be released from a Sheridan, OR facility!

They have nothing & many have families to find. So let’s show them a proper welcome to the US with some neighborly love!

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Aug 16, 2018 8 tweets 4 min read
Awesome turnout for primaries this week translated into awesome outcomes! Way to go everyone!

Ready for some actions to keep that #BlueWave2018 going?

@inspiredjen and @AoCChecklist have some great actions for us.
1/ 🌊Action 1: Advocate for affordable housing.

📱Call: Your one House rep and two senators: contactingcongress.org

📜Script: Hi. I’m from [ZIP], calling today about the national housing crisis due to rising rents....
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housingfinance.com/news/affordabl…
Aug 9, 2018 6 tweets 3 min read
Are you fired up after the victories this week? Ready to take ACTION?

Let's get to it with some great ideas from @inspiredjen and the @AoCChecklist!

1/ 🌊Action 1: Bolster your state’s election security before midterms.

📱or ✍️Call Or write: your local election official! 👀Look it up here: usvotefoundation.org/vote/eoddomest…

📜Script: Hi. I’m a resident of [state] and am calling/writing to make sure our district is preventing... 2/
Jul 29, 2018 7 tweets 4 min read
#SundayMorning

Today is a gorgeous summer day complete with a gentle breeze!

It is the perfect day for door to door canvassing after a lazy brunch with friends!

Wondering how you can get involved locally?

1) Contact your local @DNC
asdc.democrats.org/state-parties/ 2) Join or start a local resistance group:

A) @IndivisibleTeam: indivisible.org/act-locally/
Jul 22, 2018 6 tweets 3 min read
Today's Rx: #SundayFunday

1) Remember to laugh! If you missed it @waitwait applied their wit to the week's news and made me chuckle often. The recorded episode is available here: npr.org/programs/wait-…

@Comey was their guest and adds to the humor. 2) Laugh some more! Enjoy these political cartoons: theweek.com/video/785559/7…
Jul 20, 2018 5 tweets 4 min read
#NC I have never been so embarassed to hail from there as I have been over the last few years.

I was 7 yo when I lived through forced integration, witnessed death from lynching, saw a church burned to the ground because a caucasian clergy...

charlotteobserver.com/news/politics-… embraced their counterpart from a neighboring church who was African American.

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...
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confrontcorruption.org 🌊ACTION1: Advocate for a fair, moderate SCOTUS

📱CALL your MoCs! Find their numbers here:contactingcongress.org

📣 SCRIPT: Hi. I’m from [ZIP], asking [name] to commit to opposing SCOTUS nominee, Brett Kavanaugh. I stand with kids with disabilities, LGBTQ Americans...(cont)
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Jul 17, 2018 10 tweets 6 min read
A reporter asked “"Did you want President Trump to win the election and did you direct any of your officials to help him do that?”

Putin said “Yes I did!”

People may say Putin ignored the 2nd part of the question.

Really? Is Putin or Trump lying about Russian interference? 1/ Russian diplomats keep “dying”! Do you want this for America’s diplomats? Unthinkable right?

Not to Trump.... 2/

edition.cnn.com/2017/03/24/eur…
Jul 16, 2018 8 tweets 5 min read
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.

thehill.com/homenews/admin…

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Jul 8, 2018 18 tweets 9 min read
It is a sobering reality: 17 weeks to mid-term elections!

If we are going to make a #BlueWave2018 happen, one very critical area is to find out who in your area is specifically focused on getting the full rainbow of voters registered??

If there is, consider volunteering!

1/ If there is not, please consider contacting local churches, community centers, farmer's markets, to see how you can work with them to get everyone registered!

Also did you receive a lot of Puerto Rican refugees in your state? Who is helping ensure they are registered?

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