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Why is there a cost to exercising our right to free speech? Democracy thrives when people speak up. You can join us. We're raising 10 lakhs in the next 7 days.

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The Teamsters labor union votes to fund and support Amazon workers. “This is an overwhelming win, certainly for those who have been pushing for unionization for Amazon workers,” @AkikoFujita  says.

🆓 Thursday links: a big crypto fund launch, the coming mutual fund to ETF conversion wave and how supply constraints will extend the recovery. chart:

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"I think when it comes to preserving democracy, you know I would suspend the filibuster because I think it’s essential."

Crypto Fund III - Andreessen Horowitz "today we’re pleased to announce a new $2.2 billion fund to continue investing in crypto networks and the founders and teams building in this space" @a16z  @cdixon 

“Senator Manchin obviously thought and believed in his commitment to democracy,” Texas Rep. @JacksonLeeTX18  tells @jenniferlaure @sonalibasaknz and on the fight to pass sweeping voting rights legislation

Andreessen Horowitz raises the stakes with a new $2.2 billion cryptocurrency fund

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I’m moving $1B of my Square equity (~28% of my wealth) to #startsmall  LLC to fund global COVID-19 relief. After we disarm this pandemic, the focus will shift to girl’s health and education, and UBI. It will operate transparently, all flows tracked here:

If anyone had a right to question whether our democracy was worth redeeming, it was Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Because in the face of billy clubs and lynchings, poll taxes and literacy tests, he never gave in to violence, never waved a traitorous flag or gave up on our country.

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Canadians are deeply disturbed and saddened by the attack on democracy in the United States, our closest ally and neighbour. Violence will never succeed in overruling the will of the people. Democracy in the US must be upheld - and it will be.

In 2016, when Trump won PA, MI, and WI by a handful of votes, the election system worked just great. Now that he's losing, it's a "fraud" and they're "stealing the election." This is how demagogues destroy faith in democracy and move us toward authoritarianism. Count every vote!

I want to speak directly to the Black women in our country. Thank you. You are too often overlooked, and yet are asked time and again to step up and be the backbone of our democracy. We could not have done this without you.

Joe Biden will win the popular vote by over 4 million votes. The Democratic nominee for president has now won the popular vote in 7 out of the last 8 elections. One person, one vote. Democracy must rule. Yes. We should abolish the electoral college.

Let's be clear. This election won't be over when Trump says it's over. It will be over after every vote is counted. That includes mail-in ballots postmarked on Election Day, as well as military ballots. This is a democracy. Whether Trump likes it or not, we count every vote.

This is that time when all that matters is the lives of our people. And we need to do anything and everything it takes. I pledge to contribute Rs 25 crores from my savings to @narendramodi  ji’s PM-CARES Fund. Let’s save lives, Jaan hai toh jahaan hai. ??

Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg fought to the end, through her cancer, with unwavering faith in our democracy and its ideals. That’s how we remember her. But she also left instructions for how she wanted her legacy to be honored. My statement:

So much news today, but don't overlook the voting debacle happening right now in Georgia. This is a dire wakeup call for November - long lines, broken machines. It is a national outrage that undermines the legitimacy of our democracy.

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