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VP of Income Security, Child Care @nwlc, formerly @amprog. Tweeting on economic justice, gender, parenthood & puns. Tweets=my opinions
Sep 22, 2018 21 tweets 10 min read
🛎RED ALERT🛎Trump just unilaterally expanded his powers to attack immigrants & working families w/new #publiccharge rule

This is Trump at his worst:
❌ Rigging system for the rich
❌Emboldening white supremacists
❌Separating families
❌Cutting kids healthcare

Thread ⬇️ What is public charge? For a summary, read this thread: ), but basically, it's an arcane policy from 1892 (originally designed to keep out Irish Catholics), Today, the rule excludes immigrants likely to rely on govt for subsistence. 2/
Mar 30, 2018 24 tweets 8 min read
BREAKING: Trump's radical leaked “public charge” reg that will separate families, discriminate against ppl w/disabilities & effectively deny healthcare & other basics to legal immigrants & citizen kids just moved to OMB, meaning could be dropped soon… 1/ What is “public charge?” It’s an arcane immigration provision, designed to exclude immigrants who would be primarily dependent on govt for subsistence. Traditionally that's meant that they rely on cash assistance for subsistence or receive Medicaid for long-term care. 2/
Jan 11, 2018 12 tweets 4 min read
THREAD: Today Trump admin invited states to undermine Medicaid
& kick millions off coverage. Here’s a few ways to tell Trump/GOP so-called “work requirements” (aka cuts) aren’t really about helping people work OR stay healthy 1/ Ripping away health coverage doesn’t help people find jobs. It actually makes it harder to search for work:… 2/