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Author of #RogueJustice (Out Now). Senior Counsel @RewiringAmerica. Other areas of focus: democracy + voting, public policy, small business & film+tv.
Sep 18, 2018 8 tweets 3 min read
On the campaign trail, I often brag about my five siblings—because they're all extraordinary people.

My younger brother Walter is brilliant, dynamic, and one of the kindest people I’ve ever known. He also struggles with a drug addiction and has been in and out of prison. #gapol Around 5 yrs ago, we found out that Walter has bipolar disorder. He was first diagnosed in prison, but he likely first presented in high school. He went undiagnosed and untreated because my family lacked health care, the means to address his illness, & the language to discuss it.
Aug 24, 2018 4 tweets 2 min read
Make no mistake: You did this. Activists in South GA organized, collected signatures, & petitioned elected leaders. Folks elevated this story to the national level, ready to drive people they've never met to polling locations in a place they didn’t know before last week. #gapol We celebrate this victory, but our work continues.

Many Randolph County residents will still have trouble voting on Election Day. Many more still don't have a reason to get out and try—and Randolph is but one of many GA counties considering plans making it harder to vote. #gapol
Aug 20, 2018 6 tweets 2 min read
Efforts to suppress the vote & depress voter turnout are alive & well in Georgia.

In Randolph—a predominantly Black, rural, low-income county—the board of elections may cut the # of polling locations from 9 down to only 2.

Many would be forced to walk 10+ MILES to vote. #gapol We are outraged, but we are not discouraged.

Your right to vote is yours. It is a right our ancestors fought and bled for, and we have no choice but to continue that fight.

It is time to pick a side, to pick up the baton, to fight like our future depends on it—because it does.
Jun 27, 2018 6 tweets 4 min read
Not-so-fun-fact: Every year Georgia doesn’t expand Medicaid, we miss out on $3 billion (billion, with a “B”) federal dollars meant to pay for Georgians' health coverage. That’s $8 million left on the table every day. Here's why that matters. 1/… #gapol 240k Georgians earn too much to qualify for Medicaid, but too little to receive subsidies available under the #ACA. They fall in a “coverage gap.”
Medicaid expansion would close that gap, providing health coverage to 473k more Georgians in '19. 2/ #gapol…
Jun 4, 2018 8 tweets 4 min read
I met Pam last year during one of many trips to Macon, Georgia.

Pam has two daughters on their way to college, one of whom was expecting. Like so many family members across Georgia, Pam planned to raise her grandchild while her daughter received an education. 1/ #gapol As I talked with Pam, I watched her eyes sparkle as she spoke of all she wanted for her daughters and about their aspirations: One, to become an educator; the other, to work in law enforcement.

I couldn't help but wonder what Pam wanted for her own life. 2/ #gapol
May 26, 2018 4 tweets 4 min read
The future is bright for Democrats in the Deep South.

Last night, I had the honor of joining Sen.@DougJones of Alabama, Georgia’s next lieutenant governor, @SarahRiggsAmico, my friend and colleague, @EvansForGeorgia, and @GeorgiaDemocrat at #StateDinner18. 1/ #TeamAbrams #gapol In recent months, there has been a conversation about whether the Democratic Party is searching for its soul. We have a soul, and we’ve known where our soul is for a very long time. 2/ #gapol