With the turnover in Minnesota’s state legislature from Republican-controlled to Democrat-controlled in the last election comes a plan to expand voter rights and put campaign finance into the hands of the people.

Acts like this are just one of the many reasons why elections do matter and who you choose to represent you does, too.

If you live in Minnesota, tell your state representative to support and co-sponsor this bill. If you don’t, help spread the word and look for bills like this to support in your own state. If there aren’t any, find some fellow organizers.

Minnesota’s Democracy for the People Act Unpacked/Democracy Docket-
democracydocket.com/analysis/m

HF 3 Status in the House for the 93rd Legislature (2023 - 2024)-
revisor.mn.gov/bills/bill.php?

@TonyStark This is great. Democrats do things for the people, as we all know. :voteblue:

The Republicans use culture war propaganda as a distraction.

Without health insurance, most people would be bankrupt with a single hospitalization.

But that’s what Republicans want. One party is out to help most people. The other is dead set against them.

Opinion When Republicans rant about ‘socialism,’ remember the Affordable Care Act-
wapo.st/3l9cXuD

@TonyStark

Democrats want to govern; they want to pass legislation and take action to improve people's lives. He sounds great.

Democrats didn’t remove any Republican house member from a committee for any reason other than the Republican promoting violence on social media after January 6 toward other sitting members and none of them ever recanted.

Anything on the GOP agenda about policing reform, taxes, healthcare, infrastructure, their sacred economy, etc?

McCarthy is a weak, juvenile, petty and hypocritical politician, who caves at any flinch from the hard-core right-wingers who own him. More pathetic political revenge from a Republican party that has no desire (or idea how) to govern or do anything for the American people.

The Republicans’ case against Ilhan Omar was wrong, but successful-
msnbc.com/rachel-maddow-show/m

@TonyStark

This GOP House has removed two highly experienced members of the Intelligence Committee and now removed another experienced member who made a comment, not a personal threat, from a committee for which they are well-qualified. Look no further than that to see the GOP hasn't evolved to care about the country, only themselves.

President Joe Biden on Instagram:

"We added more than half a million jobs to our economy in January, exceeding expectations by a long shot. We’re building an America we can take pride in – one where working families have good-paying jobs and more breathing room."

instagram.com/p/CoN5EtQs22r/?i

I posted about this about a month ago: democracy.town/@TonyStark/1096

Non-competes are anti-workers’ rights.

Estimates are that about 30 million U.S. workers, many of them in low-wage jobs, would have better career opportunities, higher wages, and better benefits and working conditions with this rule in effect The FTC is asking for public comments through March 20. Please submit a comment in favor of this rule. :CTA:

regulations.gov/document/FTC-2

🔹 “Stop saying that we have a political problem. We have a law enforcement problem."

🔹"Committing crimes is always wrong and anyone who breaks the law should be punished harshly.”

🔹“You can’t go by the book when the book is burning” or
“Democrats / the DOJ is bringing a knife to a gunfight.”

🔹"Nothing else matters if Trump is not indicted."

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I wrote this page because I get the same comments repeatedly and I get a bit testy.😉

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Let's just call this out for what it is. A certain segment of our population can't abide the notion that education might inspire a broader perspective. That might encourage more compassion and understanding and undermine fear and the resulting dehumanization and cruelty.

Understanding and empathy for others interferes with their power.

People like Ron DeSantis are anti-democratic, anti-society, and must be forcefully challenged and opposed.

Erasing Black History Is Not the Role of the College Board-
nytimes.com/2023/02/04/opinion

@TonyStark

We must fight the Republican agenda. They have been trying to undermine democracy for decades.
Exerpt from The Educational Legacy of Ronald Reagan by Gary K. Clabaugh:
“ Once elected, Mr. Reagan
• called for an end to free tuition for state college and university students
• demanded 20 percent cuts in higher education funding
• repeatedly slashed funds for state campuses
• engineering the firing of Clark Kerr, the highly respected presi-
dent of the University of California
• declaring that the state “should not subsidize intellectual curiosity”
“He called protesting students “brats,” “freaks,” and “cowardly fascists.” And when it came to “restoring order” on unruly campuses he observed,“If it takes a bloodbath, let’s get it over with. No more appeasement!”Days later four Kent State students were shot to death during a protest rally. In the aftermath Mr. Reagan declared his remark was only a “figure of speech.” He added that anyone who was upset by it was “neurotic.”

@TonyStark Press calls him a less bad Trump when he’s worse and more like Putin. I’d love to think he has no national chance but look around.

Stoking division and removing empathy for others along with suppressing education is fascist.

Josh Shapiro was an impressive candidate because he is an impressive person who cares about the needs of all Pennsylvanians.

Shapiro made a big effort to listen to and work with people regardless of their personal politics long before he ran for governor. That paid off for him but also for Pennsylvania. He’s a rising star that we Democrats can count on now and for future higher political office and is just the kind of leader we need.

Something Very Important for Democrats Just Happened in Pennsylvania-
nytimes.com/2023/02/02/opinion

Read this Jelani Cobb article if you’re still confused about how policing and white supremacy prop each other up.
newyorker.com/news/daily-comme

@daylightatheism @MattFerrel @CrazyBusyCreative @TonyStark Y'all are ignoring other posts in this thread like this one.

mstdn.social/@ricardoharvin/10

Expecting people moving to resolve the fundamental societal issues we face are white dreams disconnected from the reality that it's not who lives where that is the core problem.

Your "ideas" are less than meaningless, the threats are everywhere and faced by everyone.

2 years of Biden and Democrats-

The American Rescue Plan.

Infrastructure Law.

The CHIPS Act.

The PACT Act.

Inflation Reduction Act - including addressing Rx drug pricing and the single largest investment in climate and energy in American history.

Gun safety legislation.

Uyghur Forced Labor Prevention Act.

Juneteenth National Independence Day Act.

Good jobs numbers.

Low unemployment.

Rejoined the Paris Climate Accords.

NATO strengthened.

Support for Ukraine.

College debt relief.

Diverse, fair justices appointed to federal courts and the Supreme Court.

And a lot more.
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A few weeks of Republicans:

Op-Ed: House Republicans' first order of business: Balloon the $31-trillion national debt-
latimes.com/opinion/story/2023

@TonyStark

Thank you kind sir! I’m doing good.
Really love seeing your posts that list out the true accomplishments of the Democratic Party. Staying focused on what is real and really for the people.
I’m so committed to this being a driving factor for 2024. Unfortunately we will be showing the next few years shenanigans as well…good counterpoint 🤣
I’ll be on here supporting you🥰😎

@TonyStark it is always with a sense of relief when I read a listing of this administrations accomplishments. It is so nice to have a real commander in chief at the wheel calmly leading the way. Thank you

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