Congresswoman for NY-14 (the Bronx & Queens). In a modern, moral, and wealthy society, no American should be too poor to live. 💯% People-Funded, no lobbyist💰.
TONIGHT: @AOC doesn't think we are discussing climate change the way we need to be discussing climate change. #LSSC
TONIGHT: Representative @AOC chats with Stephen. Then @IncubusBand takes the stage for a musical performance! #LSSC
RT @prageru: Will The Squad and the Left condemn this? @RashidaTlaib @AOC @IlhanMN @AyannaPressley
Psyched that @AOC is coming here to Colorado
RT @PodSaveAmerica: "I talk to people who don't vote. That's my jam." Rep. @AOC talks about her background community organizing and connect…
RT @AOC: One thing that is completely undeniable about Bernie Sanders is the enormous political courage he consistently wields on behalf of…
RT @electgarrick: The @PodSaveAmerica interview of @AOC with @jonfavs is absolute 🔥🔥🔥🔥. This amazing woman is a national treasure. #storyte…
So powerful.
Folks may want to read extra deep into this, but I say this simply to acknowledge the courage it takes to make a statement like this. From Warren to Castro to Bernie & others, we are lucky to have the leadership bench we have right now. We should praise all their great moments!
One thing that is completely undeniable about Bernie Sanders is the enormous political courage he consistently wields on behalf of others. This statement is a big deal. He’s not just standing up for two members - he’s standing for the integrity of the entire US Congress.
RT @PodSaveAmerica: Rep. @AOC joins @jonfavs to discuss immigration, the fusion of politics and pop culture, her approach to fighting white…
RT @AyannaPressley: I’m calling this like I see it: bigoted, short sighted and cruel. Any leader committed to advancing democracy would wel…
RT @RepKatiePorter: I condemn the Prime Minister’s decision to bar to Congresswomen Tlaib and Omar from entering Israel. My full statement…
Netanyahu’s discriminatory decision to ban members of Congress from Israel harms int’l diplomacy. Visiting Israel & Palestine are key experiences towards a path to peace. Sadly, I cannot move forward w scheduling any visits to Israel until all members of Congress are allowed.
MoC are frequently asked to visit Israel to “see things for ourselves.” But Netanyahu choosing to ban the only 2 Muslim women in Congress from entering tells the US that only *some* Americans are welcome to Israel, not all. Trump is exporting his bigotry &making matters worse.
RT @WajahatAli: Trump promised to eliminate the debt in 4 years; he increased it. He promised to win the easy trade war with China; he didn…
At first I was uncomfortable with this conclusion, but the more I thought about it the more I agree with @AOC here. King’s stance is an apologetic to subjugating women under any circumstance.
It’s clear that Rep. King must resign, but as Sen. Schatz points out, King’s endorsement is valued in the Republican Party. He can resign, but his views clearly resonate with the GOP.
King’s comment is rooted in the belief that rape is a legitimate form of sex, as is sex that’s forced or coerced through subjugation & control. It’s relevant that King says this while defending his anti-choice bill restricting abortion, which seeks to control anyone w/ a uterus.
One of the most manipulative tactics plutocrats use is convincing people that the systemic issues we face are a character flaws instead of policy flaws. Working people aren’t dumb or inferior; nor are they why insulin costs $300 or huge co’s pay starvation wages. Corruption is.
RT @nhannahjones: The #1619Project published online today and it is my profound hope that we will reframe for our readers the way we unders…
RT @tedlieu: Why did the Dow drop over 700 points this morning & why is #TrumpRecession trending? Because the yield on the 10-year Treasury…
This man is acting Director of Citizenship & Immigration Services. For the love of everyone, double check your voter registration status + register if you haven’t:
I’ve been watching this on loop 🥰
Happy #lefthandersday to all my fellow southpaws out there 🤚🏽 May your smudges be few and your left seat empty ✏️
Bosses don’t wield all the power. Workers have plenty - yet many don’t know it! Study up &search the history of labor rights in America. School doesn’t teach the history of the US labor mvmt,but we have weekends bc of it. & We risk losing rights if we forget how we earned them.
Lobbyists want you to believe that wages for everyday people rise due to “competition.” History shows that’s false. As long as low wages are profitable, people will be short-changed. Today workers w/@unitehere are leading the charge to change their lives:
For decades, policies have prioritized coal corporations over coal workers. No more. The best way to uplift coal communities is to center them in a #GreenNewDeal - by fully funding their pensions & investing in a #JustTransition.
If you’re a boss tweeting firing threats to employees trying to unionize, you are likely breaking the law &can be sued,in your words, “on the spot.” ALL workers in the US have the protected freedom to organize for better conditions. See @NLRB &union orgs like @AFLCIO for tips.
“If you are neutral in situations of injustice, you have chosen the side of the oppressor.” - Desmond Tutu
RT @renato_mariotti: Jeffrey Epstein's suicide ends the criminal case against him because no one else was charged in the indictment.
We need answers. Lots of them.
White supremacists were responsible for *ALL* race-based domestic terrorism in 2018. 100%. Trump’s DoJ & Barr then worked **to hide that report from Congress**-all while defunding federal programs to combat white supremacist violence. This is a white supremacist administration.
🇵🇷 “Aplicar medidas de austeridad en educación y atención médica no es aconsejable y tendrá graves consecuencias en la capacidad de Puerto Rico para superar su crisis económica”, indicaron [@NydiaVelazquez⁩, ⁦⁦⁦@RepRaulGrijalva,⁩ y mas] 640/
Did you know that in NYC, all children can have free breakfast & lunch at summer meal schools, parks,+libraries? I visited our program in Castle Hill. Kids, families, and camps stop in for community & conversation every day. Break bread with us sometime!
RT @DLind: This scenario is something an entire cohort of kids have been expecting and fearing. I’ve spoken to school employees in cities w…
Have you ever called Comcast yourself, or does someone do that for you? Cause for LOTS of communities, we’d take public internet over oligopoly internet any day of the week.
When workers lead, people win.
RT @errollouis: "These children who some are as young as toddlers were relying on neighbors and even strangers to pick them up outside thei…
RT @Haleaziz: On Wednesday, Dianne received a call. It was her fiance, dialing her from a chicken plant in a nearby Miss. town. He told her…
But it is incredibly important that we recognize that perfectly normal, good people are capable of aiding racism & white supremacy. Recognizing that is not about pillorying people. It’s about learning to recognize *the virus* & end an oppressive system designed to hurt us *all.*
What this moment is asking of us is to discuss *white supremacy and racism* as much - or possibly more than - *white supremacists and racists.* When we do that, I believe we will start to make progress.
Recognizing white supremacy in ourselves - our institutions, our subconscious, our own past remarks or acts (no matter how consciously unintentional), is what makes the healing work ahead challenging. But it is not impossible,and confronting it is the only way to move forward.
Perhaps more than the obvious last steps of the supremacist,we must examine the nuance of their first steps. That is a painful inquiry, bc for many, we may see familiarity in those first steps. And that familiarity is very difficult to see + admit. We’d rather not talk about it.
White supremacy is often subconscious. & Clearly, our nation has not been inoculated. WS is our nation’s original sin;the driving logic of slavery, of Native genocide, of Jim Crow, of segregation, of mass incarceration,of “Send Her Back.” It never went away. It was just dormant.
Healing ourselves of white supremacy will be hard. It will be hard because it requires us to confront *ourselves.* We wish it was as simple as denouncing a white hood, a burnt cross, vile language. But we need to address where supremacy *begins,* not just where it ends.
There is a difference between white supremacists & white supremacy. White supremacy is like a virus. Supremacists are those who have been completely overcome by the disease, but supremacy - the virus - exists on a larger scale beyond just the infected. It also lays dormant.
RT @FrancesRobles: Puerto Rico's Supreme Court ruled that the law Puerto Rico's governor, Pedro Pierluisi, relied on to become governor on…
Here’s what we have to say to all of America’s men and women falling in the grips of hatred and white supremacy: Come back. It’s not too late. You have neighbors and loved ones waiting, holding space for you. And we will love you back. ⬇️
#WheresMitch on HR8 #WheresMitch on the Charleston Loophole #WheresMitch on the Violence Against Women Act Boys will be held accountable for their actions, starting with Mitch McConnell. #WheresMitch
“Boys will be boys.” Is that also the reason why you’ve chosen to block the Violence Against Women act too, @senatemajldr? It prevents dating partners w/ records of abuse + stalking women (also an early warning sign from many mass shooters) from obtaining a gun.
Toni Morrison will be remembered as one of the greatest thinkers and storytellers in our history. She gave us all so much, and her work continues to give throughout time. Thank you, Toni Morrison.
Incredibly powerful, must-watch moment. Thank you, @esglaude.
Let this front page serve as a reminder of how white supremacy is aided by - and often relies upon - the cowardice of mainstream institutions.
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