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I love that Biden burst their bubble before they even made it to the party.

New job numbers looked great.

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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?

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

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@TonyStark

“In 2022, Democrats did not lose control of a single state legislative chamber, a huge feat in a midterm election year for the party occupying the White House. In addition, Democrats flipped legislative chambers in Michigan, Minnesota and Pennsylvania. Early signs indicate that Minnesota’s Democratic-Farmer-Labor (DFL) Party is particularly energized and ready to use its new trifecta control to improve voting access in the North Star State.”

Very important.

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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

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@TonyStark Of course that’s what Republicans want. Poor people will work for less money that way. Hope the Republican voters who apparently are relying on the ACA are paying attention.

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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

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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.”

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This is not ok.

Brazil's Jair Bolsonaro addressed right-wing activists at Trump resort in Miami amid calls for him to be ejected from the country

Charles R. Davis Feb 3, 2023, 5:40 PM

businessinsider.com/jair-bolso
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Does this man, as a Brazilian care that the group he spoke for is led by a neo-nazi?

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@Tengrain

It passed over me and I heard a message-
“We’re trying to contact you about your car’s extended warranty.“

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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

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Tonight I spoke with ABC News Live to explain that while extremist politicians pursue a retaliatory, racist agenda like today’s vote to oust Rep. Omar from the House Foreign Affairs Committee, House Democrats are committed to solving real-life, kitchen table issues #ForThePeople.

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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

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@TonyStark Doing now. Thanks for focusing on an action. Definitely beats the alternatives on a Saturday.

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Some highlights from the accompanying document ...

DATES: Comments must be received on or before [INSERT DATE 60 DAYS AFTER DATE OF PUBLICATION IN THE FEDERAL REGISTER].

ADDRESSES: Interested parties may file a comment online or on paper by following the instructions in the Request for Comment part of the SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION section below.

***Write “Non-Compete Clause Rulemaking, Matter No. P201200” on your comment, and file your comment online at regulations.gov, by following the instructions on the web-based form.

If you prefer to file your comment on paper, mail your comment to the following address: Federal Trade Commission, Office of the Secretary, 600 Pennsylvania Avenue NW, Suite CC-5610 (Annex C), Washington, DC 20580.

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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

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Gretchen Whitmer said she's going to serve out her second term as Michigan governor. She'll be 55 when she's termed out. Shapiro should serve his two terms. 44-year-old Wes Moore in Maryland should serve his two. Maura Healey in Massachuetts isn't subject to term limits but she can stay a while and do good there. She's 52 next week. A bunch of Democrats right at prime age to be governor, vice president, president, be tapped for the Cabinet of one of those contemporaries, or run for Senate when someone in their state retires.

@SteveRogers @jackiegardina

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@MariaHill @TonyStark @SteveRogers @jackiegardina I'd like to see Maura Healey do two terms--it's not a legal limit here, but kind of traditional anyway--and then move on. House, Senate, VP, President. Whatever looks like the best path when she reaches that point.

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