DNC Member. #GunViolence Survivor. @PPAWI C4 Board Chair. Treasurer DNC Black Caucus. WI Biden Elector. Sneakerhead. kharyp#6509 Suicide Prevention 800-273-8255
Oct 1, 2018 • 10 tweets • 4 min read
1 year ago today, innocent people went to the Route 91 Harvest music festival on the Las Vegas Strip in Nevada. A gunman fired more than 1,100 rounds killing 58 people and leaving 851 injured from gunfire and the resulting panic. Let us remember their names: #VegasStrong
Charleston Hartfield, 34, Las Vegas
Brett Schwanbeck, 61, Bullhead City, Ariz.
Austin Meyer, 24, Reno
Pati Mestas, 67, Menifee, CA
Nicol Kimura, 38, Placentia, CA
Christopher Hazencomb, 44, Camarillo, CA
Keri Galvan, 51, Thousand Oaks, CA
Tara Roe Smith, 34, Okotoks, Alberta, CAN
Jun 27, 2018 • 7 tweets • 2 min read
Never give up hope. When we give up, there are countless others whose lives will be hurt far more than they are now. This is when we find out what we are made of. Get involved & channel your anger into electing candidates at all levels of government.
Let's elect candidates who will fight for universal healthcare, who will fight to end gun violence, who will fight for women's rights, who will fight for our union brothers & sisters, who will fight for #Dreamers & those who want to come to America for a better life
Jun 25, 2018 • 14 tweets • 6 min read
On this day, June 25th, 1952, my mom, Joyce was born. Today would've been her 66th birthday. But sadly, she will forever be 27 b/c she shot & killed herself on Sept 8th 1979. This is the 39th birthday that I don't get to spend with her.
This the 39th year that I won't get to sing #HappyBirthday to her. Its only the 4th year that I've actually known her birthdate. Thanks to the @AMarch4OurLives students & an audience of strangers, I finally got to enjoy singing my mom Happy Birthday.
This #SundayMorning let us remember the #Emanuel9. The 9 innocent people who were shot & killed by a man armed w a gun & filled w hate. Let us remember them. Let us ask for grace & remember what it was like to have a president who possessed the words to speak to our broken hearts
Clementa C. Pinckney found that grace
May 31, 2018 • 11 tweets • 5 min read
I got an orange tattoo for my friend @fred_guttenberg whose daughter Jaime was shot & killed in the Parkland mass shooting. I didn't get the honor of meeting Jaime, but I've met Fred & I proudly stand with him. It's position right under Dawn's name! #NeverAgain#NeverAgainMSD
The good pain of this tattoo is nothing compared to the never-ending pain Fred & his family have to now endure. This weekend is #WearOrange weekend & I thought it was fitting that I got an orange tattoo to start the weekend & to honor Jaime. #SurvivorStrong
May 27, 2018 • 21 tweets • 3 min read
Columbine High School.
Heritage High School.
Deming Middle School.
Fort Gibson Middle School.
Buell Elementary School.
Lake Worth Middle School.
University of Arkansas.
Junipero Serra High School.
Santana High School.
Bishop Neumann High School.
Pacific Lutheran University.
Granite Hills High School.
Lew Wallace High School.
Martin Luther King, Jr. High School.
Appalachian School of Law.
Washington High School.
Benjamin Tasker Middle School.
Last night, I joined students & community members from Madison for a vigil for the #ParklandShooting. This is my speech:
We stand here today, not as community leaders, teachers, students, government officials, or bystanders... we stand here as members of humanity, as guardians of the good in this world.