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I don't share many petitions but this one is really important.

The American Postal Workers Union is looking for signatures for this petition to President Biden asking him to quickly fill the vacancies on the USPS Board of Governors with progressive, capable people.

If the three empty spots are filled correctly, Republicans will be in the minority and Louis DeJoy, the Postmaster General who has caused so many problems for us and postal workers, will be depowered.

Give it a sign, please. 🖋

The American Postal Workers Union - Sign the petition for a pro-postal pro-worker Postal Service Board of Governors:
apwu.org/petition?source=front

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Just because people are happy about being in the last couple of days of this horrible, destructive, historically corrupt administration and happy about things from a new President to a new Vice-President to a new Cabinet member or proposed policy or whatever it may be does not mean they all think every bit of work for important change is done or that the whole country's problems are fixed.

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@Dagny @TonyStark Some Republican gets an idea how to thwart the will of the voters, the rest of them want it too.

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usps 

dejoy: "i send myself letters so i don't feel like such a piece of shit but they arrive too fast and i haven't forgotten that i was the one who sent it so yes the mail is too fast"

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This is good work for a short time period by the new administration, but there should be consequences for the last administration that did absolutely nothing to track the whereabouts of children and parents who they separated. It's heinous.

The parents of 506 separated migrant children still haven't been found, however. Lawyers say the parents of 322 of them were likely to have been deported.
nbcnews.com/politics/immigrati

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Lisa Murkowski: She's definitely not the worst Republican, but she had no problem with ? Where were these Republicans the last 4, 5 years?

Lisa Murkowski: Key GOP senator critical of Tanden's past tweets in latest setback for Biden's pick for budget director -
cnn.com/2021/02/24/politics/li

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@TonyStark It's the kind of song that I always want to hear at an open mic night, but instead it's coming from one of the best-known bands in the country, if not the world. 🎶​

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@TonyStark I don't want to keep anyone from voting, but I wonder if "everyone must wear a mask" contributed to lower Republican turnout. (I do believe that people shouldn't be allowed inside any public building without a mask. Vote by mail and use contactless grocery delivery so you don't expose your driver if you don't want to wear one.)

The Congress needs to review and renew the Voting Rights Act and also pass HR1/S1, bills created by Democrats to protect and expand the vote.

Progressive media could do more to publicize the specific contents of these bills and how they would combat specific types of voter suppression. And the progressive media needs to keep up the great work exposing the anti-democracy bills the Republicans in the states are trying to get through the state legislatures.

On every level, Republicans must be exposed as the allies of insurrection, trying to reverse the victory of the Biden-Harris coalition, and attempting to accomplish with voter suppression laws what the Former Guy and his insurrectionists could not get done on January 6.

U.S. Supreme Court set to weigh Republican-backed voting restrictions-
reuters.com/article/politicsNe

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Texas leadership is passing on winterizing their systems just after it's been proven once again that they need to.

But that's the Texas GOP. Just look at all the regulatory changes and effort they put in after the West Fertilizer Co explosion killed 15 and injured 160+. I'll save you the research: there wasn't any.

Texas Is Awash in Natural Gas. It Didn’t Help in the Storm; State, industry officials show little appetite to harden natural-gas systems after a winter freeze left millions without power and heat-
wsj.com/articles/texas-is-awas

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It takes so long but we can't stop trying.

Kentucky Senate GOP leader files no-knock warrant bill -
abcn.ws/3smkLaN

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The Pennsylvania Republican state committee needs to be censured.

PA GOP expected to consider censure of Sen. Pat Toomey over vote to convict Trump:
cnn.com/2021/02/24/politics/pe

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In a new 30-second ad by Tax March, a group calling for taxes on the rich in a fight for a fairer economy, stated ...

"For Ohioans who have lost a job, Portman gets stingy.
With Portman, those with billions hit the jackpot, but those who need relief get jack squat.”

Don't wait to retire ... RESIGN

TV ads pressure Sen. Portman to support President Biden's American Rescue Plan.
news5cleveland.com/news/contin

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This isn't at all political, but it speaks to things I see lurking under the surface.

I know the toxicity of division is disheartening. I know that living through a pandemic and taking care of the people we care about is hard.

I know we all wish that the unity President Biden spoke of could become a reality. I suspect we all know it won't very soon.

But we can unify. We can have heart. We can work for the better America and world we know is possible. And I also know that we are not alone.

Foo Fighters - Stranger Things Have Happened-
youtu.be/CEIeb85DkCs

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@SeaMountain So now they're the Goldilocks caucus. Neera Tanden has said too many bad things. Deb Haaland hasn't said enough. Find us someone who's just right! @HopeVanDyne

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I wondered for almost a year as to why the previous administration did not take this simple step. I am pleased to see we have an administration that is doing it now.

Biden administration sending masks to poor communities -
politico.com/news/2021/02/24/b

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@NatashaRomanoff I was going to say that this was the best microfiction I'd seen on Mastodon, but it's not quite fiction, is it? Creative micro-nonfiction? Perfection, at any rate! @TonyStark

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@TonyStark And anyone who runs as an R in Ohio would be just like him.

I hope Ohio and the rest of the country is ready to help replace Portman with a Democrat in 2022.

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