He is actually calling for a repeat of the Capitol insurrection/sedition. It is truly sickening how far Republicans will go to stop Black and Brown people from legally voting. Republicans are a minority party which continues to shrink every day. They are not patriots. They are terrorists.

Video shows Texas GOP official calling for ‘army’ of poll watchers in Black and Latino areas |
independent.co.uk/news/world/a

@MJ "I don't know how much fraud happened in 2020..."

I'm waiting for them to get caught sending people in to commit fraud so they can point at them and say LOOK, THERE'S FRAUD!

Sickening.

@noobmaster69

The unfounded charges of fraud also represent a threat to our democracy. Less deadly directly than the insurrection itself, but just as dangerous.

@MJ

It's a giant game of Red Rover. Literally half the people I know went or are going out of state for their shots. You come to my state for yours, I'll go to your state for mine. It's a huge waste of gas and probably costing lives in car accidents.

I'm glad we have 20% of the population vaccinated -- better than most countries and I thank the Biden administration -- but the rollout could barely be worse if someone tried to think of how not to set up a vaccine distribution plan and did it that way. We need a national healthcare system.

washingtonpost.com/lifestyle/t

@TonyStark Just look at the red flag data. We have to do this.

Congratulations to voters and organizers and to Jill Underly on her win on Tuesday to be the next State Superintendent of Schools. Public education in Wisconsin is now in excellent hands.

Considering that this seat was the one held by Tony Evers before he became Wisconsin's Governor, this is a great win.

Jill Underly defeats Deborah Kerr in state superintendent race-
madison.com/ct/news/local/educ

@TonyStark It is SO important to start local and build from the ground up. Great news!!

@TonyStark We did well electing him, and we must make sure everyone can vote so the Republicans can't stop us from electing the people we want again next time, Sen. Manchin

@MariaHill
I hope Joe Manchin remembers that the Republicans already got rid of the filibuster when it came to confirming judges. 

The Republicans in the last administration didn't have any policy goals that would require 60 votes: tax cuts (also achievable thru reconciliation) and appointment of judges (simple majority because they made it that way.)

We can be sure Republicans would abolish or weaken the filibuster when it suits their needs – regardless of whatever McConnell says now. Did McConnell ever act out of fairness, respect for the rules, or concern for the minority party's rights when he held the majority? No, and he won't in the future. 

@TonyStark An administration that truly wants to help feels so good.

@TonyStark Our President is saving lives today and every day. This is what we voted and worked for.

He is right and I am thankful that we have a President who's taking this issue seriously. The time of the Republican plan of "we've tried nothing and we're all out of ideas" is overdue for an end.

To those who say stronger safety measures won't work, facts are not with you: latimes.com/projects/if-gun-la

Biden says gun violence in U.S. is an epidemic, unveils executive actions and calls for national red flag law:
cnbc.com/2021/04/08/biden-says

@SteveRogers I always thought it was ridiculous to do that to people.

Lock people up, remove their humanity for years, and then when they get out, they're unable to rejoin society? Next to impossible to find a decent job, and also don't let them have a voice in the government? Makes no sense.

I'm very glad Inslee signed that bill.

Trump promised to fix homelessness in America but he did nothing about it except make it worse by trying to cut nutrition assistance programs for struggling American families.

President Biden delivers on his promises.

I'm not ashamed to say real tears came into my eyes when I saw this headline. Having a president that actually cares about the human beings of the world, it gives me a little hope for our nation.

How Biden stimulus bill will target homelessness:
washingtonpost.com/us-policy/2

@TonyStark This oughtta get a few more. Marketing geniuses, they are not.

G.O.P. Group Warns of ‘Defector’ List If Donors Uncheck Recurring Box-

The National Republican Congressional Committee says to donors who opt out of recurring monthly donations: “We will have to tell Trump you’re a DEFECTOR.”
nytimes.com/2021/04/07/us/poli

Great to hear about food benefits increasing. Especially helps children and the older Americans, the vast majority of the people whose nutrition benefits from SNAP.

Many studies indicate that adequate food has many, many positive outcomes (i.e. school performance, health care costs, completion of HS, future earnings.) And please understand, the people in need get the food and the middle class gets the $.

Farmers, food processors, the transportation sector, grocery stores, etc., etc., etc., all benefit. SNAP is a $ windfall for the middle class and a nutrition windfall for those not earning enough. Just like rent subsidies, health care coverage, or public school funding, the people get housing, medical care, and education. The middle class gets good jobs. Win, win, win. It is short-sighted, mean-spirited, or uninformed to be against such efficient and human-based policy.

Biden Effort to Combat Hunger Marks ‘a Profound Change’: nyti.ms/3ukOulp

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