This is the conversation about poverty that America doesn’t want to have: We discuss the poor as a pity or a blight, but we rarely admit that America’s high rate of poverty is a policy choice, and there are reasons we choose it over and over again. https://t.co/iny5vtgDHQ
RT @ezraklein: This is the conversation about poverty that America doesn’t want to have: We discuss the poor as a pity or a blight, but we…
🗣 Today is a good day for #CleanSlate! @GovNedLamont signed #CleanSlateCT that will help hundreds of thousands of people! @NYGovCuomo will you step up today to help 2.3 Million New Yorkers ? Calling on you to pass #CleanSlateNY @CleanSlate_Init https://t.co/yykOjEfcak
Our #VotingInPrison bill is gaining lots of attention! Why? Because Illinois is starting to interrogate felony disenfranchisement and its impact on our democracy.
Thank you @PeterQHancock for covering #HB1872 and #SB828 so thoroughly.
I'm grateful for the work @ChicagoVotes and their coalition are doing to fight for voting rights for all citizens. This kind of momentum is what we need to improve our democracy!
Follow @ChicagoVotes to learn more and get involved. https://t.co/BQEjqG3rcy
My father talking about how misguided senators were employing the filibuster then. Now... https://t.co/RExhavKAR8
RT @BerniceKing: My father talking about how misguided senators were employing the filibuster then. Now... https://t.co/RExhavKAR8
It’s finally happening - the #BiggerLoveTour is ON this summer! I’m excited to be going on tour to see so many of you. We had to cancel a few dates, but we added a couple new stops & hope to return to more cities once it's safe to gather! Tickets and VIP: https://t.co/sMYoU5Xmom https://t.co/dvsRlqRhrk
Saying we won’t protect voting rights unless the folks trying to take away voting rights are ok with it, is dumb as hell.
RT @malcolmkenyatta: Saying we won’t protect voting rights unless the folks trying to take away voting rights are ok with it, is dumb as he…
The Tulsa massacre and denial of tenure for Nikole Hannah-Jones: the whitewashing of American history continues | COMMENTARY - Baltimore Sun https://t.co/bas2j5AQg6
RT @nhannahjones: The Tulsa massacre and denial of tenure for Nikole Hannah-Jones: the whitewashing of American history continues | COMMENT…
The gun violence crisis in America claims more than 100 lives and wounds hundreds more every day.
Today on National Gun Violence Awareness Day, we #WearOrange in solidarity. Together, we can end gun violence and save lives.
Just read this piece, please. It’s not long. We owe it to ourselves to be better informed than elected officials who refuse to educate themselves about our political history. https://t.co/8r72TZaV72 https://t.co/DjlbSXAwOX
RT @Sifill_LDF: Just read this piece, please. It’s not long. We owe it to ourselves to be better informed than elected officials who refuse…
Freedom is demanded.
#TheLegendOfTheUnderground — an HBO Original documentary that follows a group of youth challenging ideals of gender, conformity, and civil rights in Nigeria — premieres June 29 on HBO Max. #getliftedfilmco https://t.co/O7tN9ttNq7
With less than three weeks left of session, we must make it clear to #nyleg, @AndreaSCousins, @CarlHeastie, @NYSenDems, & @NYSA_Majority: pass Elder Parole + Fair & Timely Parole NOW!
Make your voice heard, RSVP for a rally on 6/5 for #ParoleJusticeNY https://t.co/Ak5YJ11Unl https://t.co/v36mIV7loY
Follow & give to these orgs on the ground advocating for the rights of millions of TX voters ➡️ @TxDisabilities @MOVE_texas @CCauseTexas @TXCivilRights @LWVTexas
And learn more about the #ForThePeopleAct from @CCauseTexas.
#SB7 would criminalize election officials & people who give voter assistance (like caregivers), cut voting hours that Black & brown Texans rely on, create new barriers for disabled voters & more.
Gov. Abbott's special session will do anything but protect "election integrity".
2/ Midnight was the deadline for the Texas House to approve the legislation that would alter nearly the entire voting process, create new limitations to early voting hours, ratchet up voting-by-mail restrictions and curb local voting options. #TXlege https://t.co/nSzTl5nWTK
This happened over the weekend and it's bigger than just Texas.
State lawmakers all around the country are waging an unprecedented attack on our freedom to vote.
That's why Congress must pass the #ForThePeopleAct. We must protect our democracy.
Everyone deserves an opportunity to pursue justice and challenge racist convictions and sentences—no matter how long ago it was.
Go to https://t.co/HIoPw4Ttqw to contact your #CALeg and tell them to vote YES on AB 256 – the Racial Justice Act for All. https://t.co/nthiAgqhTo
My new book HOW THE WORD IS PASSED is out today. It explores how different places across the country reckon with, or fail to reckon with, their relationship to the history of slavery. I gave this book everything I have. Here are the places I visited 🧵:
Important, powerful work by Clint. So relevant to the conversations the U.S. continues to have (or avoid) about how we tell the story of our past https://t.co/I8bxBpK5Nz
Sending love to the people of Tulsa as they commemorate the Massacre of 100 years ago. While we won't be together tomorrow, I look forward to visiting with you in the near future, and, most importantly, to a true reckoning and reparations for the survivors and their descendants. https://t.co/v1qA1hyVdU
The For the People Act is exactly that. For the People.
Voting should be easy, accessible, and convenient to ALL.
Visit https://t.co/9hOSsZGWeu and #CallOutYourSenators! Tell them you want them to vote YES on the #ForThePeopleAct. https://t.co/CV3V1TxaZb
Excited to share a conversation with @UCLAHealth's Dr. Eraka Bath & @ZaneLowe that'll stream live along w/ special performances from me, @BlackPumasMusic & @joyoladokun. Tune into We Shine Together tomorrow 6pm PT in support of #MentalHealthAwareness Month https://t.co/CILZWYSwQ2 https://t.co/cYVdLO8DqG
I know what sets me apart and it’s the same experience that will allow me to go into the #ManhattanDA office on day one and immediately begin getting the change that we all want to see. https://t.co/HT1FLdbpLN #JusticeCantWait #JusticeForAll
Without term limits, Manhattan has only seen 4 district attorneys in the past 79 years. But on 6/22, New Yorkers have a once-in-a-generation opportunity to elect someone new.
@AlvinBraggNYC has the most experience out of any progressive candidate and that's why I'm endorsing him https://t.co/3IrwncywEU
Youth prisons are outdated, ineffective, and costly.
It’s past time to end the horrific practice of youth incarceration—which has a disproportionate impact on kids of color—and reinvest in care and support.
Learn how at https://t.co/6oQoNraxGL
RT @LetsFreeAmerica: Youth prisons are outdated, ineffective, and costly.
It’s past time to end the horrific practice of youth incarcerati…
Happy Monday Morning! It is hard to believe, but this is the LAST WEEK of legislative session! That means we have 7 days to advocate for all the bills we love to pass this session.
Good news is... we have made it super easy for you to advocate for #HB1872, Voting in Prison 😎 https://t.co/1XV9W4H4GB
RT @ChicagoVotes: Happy Monday Morning! It is hard to believe, but this is the LAST WEEK of legislative session! That means we have 7 days…
I loved singing this Donny Hathaway classic with @victorsolo_43. He is a brilliant, talented brother, a true leader who is walking in his purpose. It was a joy to work with him all season. https://t.co/TLxph6wTXs