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President of @NARAL. Partner to @neffinger. Shark lover. She/her. Author of bestselling book The Lie that Binds. Check out our TLTB podcast!
Oct 6, 2018 9 tweets 7 min read
If you are like me, this morning is hard. To throw yourself so fully into something, you must believe that victory is possible. And with Susan Collins speech on the floor yesterday, we now believe that Kavanaugh will sit on the Supreme Court. And that hurts. But... We now see clearly what we are up against, and we also know the power we have. They said this outcome was inevitable. They said he would sail through. We made them fight every single step of the way to accomplish a task so unjust that they have had to unmask themselves to do it.
Sep 12, 2018 9 tweets 3 min read
This is an obvious ploy to distract from Senator Collins weighing a vote that her constituents are against and put all Americans in peril for generations. The only question is why the press is giving it credence or airtime. #StopKavanaugh… Duh. Profanity and threats are not cool. But what's worse is cherry picking those to dismiss tens of thousands of unanswered calls and desperate attempts of Mainers and people around the country to stop the Kavanaugh freight train headed directly for our lives and rights.
Aug 15, 2018 5 tweets 2 min read
This morning's @washingtonpost piece lays bare the raw power grab by Trump and McConnell over the Courts, noting that their legacy's will live on long after both men are gone from public office. #StopKavanaugh… McConnell's final chess move: “....this is the culmination of a years-long gambit that started with stymieing President Barack Obama’s judicial nominees, most notably Supreme Court choice Merrick Garland, and creating a backlog of vacancies on the nation’s highest courts.”
Apr 6, 2018 9 tweets 4 min read
.@nytimes on @TheAtlantic decision to fire Kevin Williamson.… #FireKevin Let's explore some of the outrage on the other side about this, shall we? /1 Free speech is a constitutional guarantee and it guarantees that the government will not jail you for what you say. It does NOT guarantee you to a job ever, and certainly not when your employer is losing readership and therefore money bc of your bigoted views. #FireKevin /2