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it was great sitting down with and at to talk about what we have to do to achieve prosperity for all step one
It was great sitting down with @neeratanden @BetseyStevenson and @DarrickHamilton at #CAPideas to talk about what we have to do to achieve prosperity for all. Step one? Getting corruption out of government by ending gerrymandering, voter suppression, and dark money influence.
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this is deeply disturbing have other children secretly died in us custody if so how many we need an immediate
This is deeply disturbing – have other children secretly died in U.S. custody? If so, how many? We need an immediate investigation into who knew what and when, and why this little girl’s passing is just now coming to light seven months later.
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communities across the country are being destroyed we must fund fema sufficiently for the catastrophic disaste
Communities across the country are being destroyed. We must fund FEMA sufficiently for the catastrophic disasters they will face in the coming decade. @RoyBlunt @HawleyMO , please let me know if I can help.
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this news out of mo is heartbreaking tens of millions more americans are at risk as these storms continue in o
This news out of MO is heartbreaking. Tens of millions more Americans are at risk as these storms continue. In one week, ~170 tornadoes have touched down. Our planet is changing, our storms are getting worse, and we desperately need Congress to wake up.
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the would give the state department another critical tool to combat these criminal trafficking networks around
The #RAWRAct would give the State Department another critical tool to combat these criminal trafficking networks around the globe and protect some of our planet’s most awe-inspiring creatures. #WorldBiodiversityDay
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wildlife trafficking is a billion dollar industry that pushes species to the point of extinction while simulta
Wildlife trafficking is a billion dollar industry that pushes species to the point of extinction while simultaneously supporting criminal activity and black market economies. #RAWRAct #WorldBiodiversityDay
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for im proud to be teaming up w to help our state department crack down on wildlife trafficking amp poaching t
For #WorldBiodiversityDay, I’m proud to be teaming up w/ @SenatorCollins to help our State Department crack down on wildlife trafficking & poaching – the 2nd largest threat to the survival of species in the world – by introducing the “Rescuing Animals With Rewards Act.” #RAWRAct
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spoiler he didnt seem to want to answer that question
SPOILER: He didn’t seem to want to answer that question.
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recently told he hasnt lost any sleep over unprecedented carbon pollution so i took a moment today to ask whe
.@DOIDepSec recently told he@RepCartwright hasn’t lost any sleep over unprecedented carbon pollution. So I took a moment today to ask whether he lost any sleep over the lives lost, people displaced, & communities destroyed by the Camp Fire, Hurricane Maria & Hurricane Harvey.
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republicans are waging a war on women and girls they are working to criminalize womens most private personal d
Republicans are waging a war on women and girls. They are working to criminalize women’s most private, personal decisions, and we cannot allow them to advance their misogynist agenda. I will fight alongside the women of Oregon and those across the nation to #StopTheBans.

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i was barred entry asked repeatedly to speak to a supervisorhe finally came out and said he cant tell us anyth
I was barred entry. Asked repeatedly to speak to a supervisor—he finally came out and said he can’t tell us anything. Police were called on us.

Children should never be ripped from their families & held in secretive detention centers. RT if you agree this is WRONG.
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i read the fbi report this whole thing is a sham this stunted strangled investigation was designed to provide
I read the FBI report. This whole thing is a sham. This stunted, strangled investigation was designed to provide cover, not to provide the truth.
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i have 4 televisions on right now and not a single one of them is showing this footage from earlier today ever
I have 4 televisions on right now and not a single one of them is showing this footage from earlier today. Every station should be covering this Trump-created crisis and the mistreatment of children in our care. We are better than this.
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i just left the tent city at tornillo it is a child prison camp they refused our request to speak with the chi
I just left the tent city at Tornillo. It is a child prison camp. They refused our request to speak with the children who are held there.
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i asked the senior senator from texas to come to the floor and explain his wall street welfare amendment that
I asked the senior senator from Texas to come to the floor and explain his Wall Street Welfare amendment that lets giant hedge funds be taxed like small businesses. Still waiting. RT if you want him to come to the floor.
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law only allows the use of a in two scenarios 1 declaration of war 2 emergency requiring the use of armed forc
Law only allows the use of a #NationalEmergency in two scenarios:
1. Declaration of war
2. Emergency requiring the use of armed forces

Not because you failed at negotiating & Mexico won't pay for your racist wall.

The American people will see you in court, .
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there are over 14000 children locked up in s detention centers including over 2000 in his childrens gulag in t
There are over 14,000 children locked up in ’s detention centers, including over 2,000 in his children’s gulag in the desert at Tornillo. We cannot forget them.
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hasnt spent 94 of the border security money over the last two years 94 this isnt about border security its ab
. hasn’t spent 94% of the border security money over the last two years. 94%! This isn’t about border security, it’s about politics.
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know this the administration is locking up 14600 children in child prison camps ive been inside theyre horribl
KNOW THIS: the Administration is locking up 14,600 children in child prison camps. I’ve been inside – they’re horrible. This fight is NOT OVER. Keep making your voices heard.
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team trump has proposed a new reg to allow family internment camps in america yes internment camps is this wha
Team Trump has proposed a new reg to allow family internment camps in America. Yes… internment camps! Is this what we've to come to? It was evil in WWII. And it is evil now. One day when your children ask you about what happened, what will you tell them? We are better than this.
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