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Here are some final week phone/text banks to help get out the vote for Raphael Warnock for the December 6 Georgia runoff election.

Pick one up if you can. They’re fun and you’ll be helping a voter cast their vote.

Turnout so far in this election has been high. Let’s keep it going! :gotv: :ga: :warnock4ga:

Phone Bank for Rev. Warnock in the Georgia Runoff! · Mobilize
mobilize.us/mobilize/event/543

Fair Fight 2022 GA Runoff Election Phonebanks · Mobilize
mobilize.us/mobilize/event/543

Georgia Runoff Text Bank · Mobilize
mobilize.us/mobilize/event/544

Call Georgia Voters: help re-elect Sen. Raphael Warnock · Activate America
mobilize.us/activateamerica/ev

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There is only fraud when a Democrat and a Republican are running against each other and the Democrat wins. In a Republican primary where Lake won, there was never any fraud, even though it's the same election officials, voting machines etc.
Funny, huh?

Kari Lake’s election denialism in Arizona, explained -
vox.com/policy-and-politics/20

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Being forced to carry a pregnancy to term is wrong, even if you provide afterwards for the child to be adopted, or give the mother support to or anything after the birth, because being forced to carry a pregnancy to term is wrong in the first place.

Forced birth is involuntary servitude. I’ve been asked many times why I think Republicans want to control people’s bodies or why they won’t support basic needs like healthcare or livable wages. It’s because this is their desired outcome. More poverty is a bonus for them.

nytimes.com/2022/11/29/magazin

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@TonyStark What a sad read. Nobody should be forced to have babies. There are so many problems with this story, from a judge who shouldn't even be doing the job to the fact that he decided the teenager couldn't make a decision to have an abortion but could be forced to childbirth and heartbreak and working 4 jobs. But you are right, even if Republicans changed their tunes and supported real life, forced birth should be off the table.

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@JoannaBee It would be more consistent if they did support universal healthcare, parental leave, childcare in every form, and all the other things we know are really life-supporting. But even if they did, pregnant people should be able to determine their own fates.

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@MariaHill We must realize what can and cannot be accomplished with small majorities in the Senate. We must do the possible, celebrate it and keep fighting. We must be realistic at what Biden and House and Senate Democrats can accomplish this term. And fight the GOP and not each other. Fight like hell.

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The Equality Act would provide much better protection for LGBTQ families, but has no chance of passing the Senate. It's generally agreed that the Respect for Marriage Act is the best we can get right now and necessary because Clarence Thomas has telegraphed quite loudly that he wants to take away the rights of people to marry the partner of their choice, yet insufficient. Adding religious protections, which weren't in any danger anyway (at least not for Christians) got 12 Republicans on board and ensures that the Knights of Columbus don't have to rent out their facility for a gay wedding reception.

I always enjoy Capehart's opinion columns, and here's a news one from today with more details too.

washingtonpost.com/opinions/20

washingtonpost.com/nation/2022

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@TonyStark

And let us also remember that adoption is no easy solution either. The choice belongs with the pregnant person.

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@TonyStark Republicans want everything to privilege white straight well-off men. They want to create a permanent underclass and many will still pay for abortions when they want to.

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The midterm elections were a reprieve not a reversal. Democracy will still be on the ballot in the next election and it still needs protecting today.

wapo.st/3ub3apl

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@JoannaBee @TonyStark For true freedom, it’s both rights and a guaranteed basic existence. It’s pretty simple and conservatives hate it.

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Railroads are making record profits even as they slash payrolls and work the remaining employees to death. They are failing to provide reliable service to shippers and are creating disasters waiting to happen, all the while seeking to increase shareholder value at the expense of everyone else.

The only viable long term solution may be to nationalize rail corridors, like we already do with highways, airways, and waterways. Railroads must provide better working conditions and better service so we as a nation can have the freight and passenger service we need.

I’m guessing most people want rail workers to have paid sick days and avert a national catastrophe.

Inside Biden’s decision to halt a rail strike-
politico.com/news/2022/11/29/b

Water sector warns of 'catastrophic' rail strike-
eenews.net/articles/water-sect

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It really goes to show you who Republicans are that almost all Congressional Republicans (once again) do not denounce white supremacist extremism in society as a whole let alone denounce the depraved extremism of their party’s own members. Omission is complicity in the violence and especially in the rhetoric that leads to it.

Congressional Republicans were largely silent after POLITICO revealed Donald Trump dined with white supremacist Nicholas Fuentes:
politico.com/minutes/congress/

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@toddo "The media" is probably too facile an answer, but a lot of bad media coverage doesn't help.

I can only speculate that a lot of people have a fundamental lack of understanding of what the president does vs. what Congress does. I think there's a combination of a lot of Americans being not that interested and too exhausted to pay attention so what they get are soundbites. When you get 50 Republicans + Manchin and Sinema holding up Build Back Better, that's Biden "not doing enough." His approval rating dropped around the withdrawal from Afghanistan, which Americans broadly supported. TFG set the deadline, not Biden, but Biden is blamed for sticking to it because 13 of the 2000+ servicemembers died during the withdrawal.

I'm not suggesting Biden is a perfect president. There hasn't been one. But he's a very good one and the media does him a huge disservice of repeating these Republican narratives.

I have no concerns about Harris if Biden's health becomes a problem.

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Our friend Jill has a message for you: If you live abroad, there is still time to request your ballot for the Georgia Senate race. But you must do it TODAY. Go here now: bit.ly/3TVZPVq

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