Ed Markey

Ed Markey


US Senator for Massachusetts. Chair of Subcommittees on Clean Air, Climate & Nuclear Safety and on East Asia & the Pacific. Fighting for a Green New Deal.

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Yesterday, I reintroduced my Arctic Refuge Protection Act to protect these sacred lands from drilling and uphold Indigenous sovereignty. And today I had the honor of meeting with and learning from the inspirational @Qchasinghorse  and @JodyPotts18  about their home. Thank you.

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I just introduced the Protecting Kids from Gun Marketing Act because no one should be able to market deadly firearms to children. From the “JR-15” to all the sickening examples in this thread—this marketing is shameful, irresponsible, and dangerous. The FTC must put an end to it.

Here's a toddler holding WEE1 Tactical’s ‘‘JR-15’’ assault-style weapon, marketed and sold as a child’s version of the AR-15 assault rifle, the weapon of choice in so many mass shootings.

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And here's their original pacifier-using, pig-tail-wearing skull-and-crossbones logo.

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There's even marketing from Keystone Sporting Arms with a stuffed toy, trading pin, and accessories that read ‘‘my first rifle’’.

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There is no justification for allowing gunmakers, dealers, and vendors to put sales over safety and target kids with this disgusting advertising of a deadly weapon.

The new Indonesian criminal code would imperil fundamental rights to privacy, freedom of expression, and access to health care. We are urging President Widodo to reconsider these provisions and uphold international human rights.

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More than 500 children are dead from drinking contaminated water, and many others are starving from a man-made humanitarian crisis. Brazil's extreme, far-right former president Bolsonaro must be held accountable for his crimes against the Yanomami people.

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One of your companies is under an FTC consent decree. Auto safety watchdog NHTSA is investigating another for killing people. And you’re spending your time picking fights online. Fix your companies. Or Congress will.

Trump says there’s a war on coal iPhones weren't a war on rotary phones, they were a revolution The horseless carriage wasn’t a war on horses, it was a revolution The ice box wasn't a war on salted meats, it was a revolution #cleanenergy  isn't a war on coal, it's a revolution

Trump’s EPA just ended a key policy under the Clean Air Act. Here are a few of the pollutants you will be breathing more of as a result: Asbestos Arsenic Benzene Chloroform Cyanide Formaldehyde Lead Mercury If you're panicking about this, try to not take a deep breath.

We need to give everyone $2,000 a month until this crisis is over.

A @washingtonpost  reporter was able to create a verified account impersonating me—I’m asking for answers from @elonmusk  who is putting profits over people and his debt over stopping disinformation. Twitter must explain how this happened and how to prevent it from happening again.

We have the signatures. On May 9th, we officially file the petition to force a vote on the Senate floor to save #NetNeutrality . #OneMoreVote 

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@elonmusk  could respond to my tweets but failed to respond to my letter by yesterday’s deadline and answer basic questions about Twitter verification. Congress must end the era of failed Big Tech self-regulation and pass laws that put user safety over the whims of billionaires.

It’s a sad day in American history when the President of the United States defends white supremacists.

Abolish the filibuster and raise the minimum wage.

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