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U.S. Senator from Connecticut.
This tweet is from February 5th - before a single American had died. They knew it was coming. And they did nothing. On purpose. Now 130,000 Americans are dead.
Just left the Administration briefing on Coronavirus. Bottom line: they aren't taking this seriously enough. Notably, no request for ANY emergency funding, which is a big mistake. Local health systems need supplies, training, screening staff etc. And they need it now.
Don’t let this feel normal. It’s nuclear grade bananas to have White House staff sending reporters opposition research on their own top infectious disease doctor in the middle of a worsening pandemic that has already killed 130,000.
Summer reading recommendation: Winners Take All by @Anand Giridharadas. It’s a short, fascinating read on the danger of relying on philanthropy from billionaires and corporations - those that benefit most from the maintenance of the status quo - to drive social/economic change.
Electing more parents with young kids might not be the whole solution but it will *absolutely* change the tone & urgency of the conversation around childcare.
Republicans don't care about democracy. They are willing to let it die in sycophantic service to their party's out of control leader. THE REST OF US must save the republic. By working our asses off to vote out every single last one of the enablers, apologists, and cowards.
Pick a Senate race. Now, it's not good enough to just beat Trump. All his enablers and cheerleaders and sycophants must go too.
This is, like, super simple, right? Stone had info that would have put Trump in jail. He told Trump he'd obstruct justice if he got clemency. Trump agreed. If you think it went down another way, you haven't been paying attention to the last 40 years of Donald Trump.
Republicans have neutered the Constitution's impeachment clause. They will never remove Trump, no matter how corrupt he becomes or how malignant his abuses of power are. And if impeachment is no longer operational, the pardon power must be removed from the Constitution.
Have questions about Connecticut's school reopening plan? Here are some of the big things you need to know. https://www.courant.com/news/connecticut/hc-news-clb-schools-reopening--20200709-3bv6ebr3hjg2bfif4xv...
We are five months into this pandemic. 3 million Americans have contracted COVID. And we still don't have enough PPE for frontline health care workers. We need to federalize the supply chain - now. https://www.nytimes.com/2020/07/08/health/coronavirus-masks-ppe-doc.html
Enough. Is. Enough. Join @Gabrielle Giffords, @Chris Murphy & @Trevon Bosley as we rally to demand universal background checks and to support Senate candidates running to oust NRA politicians. RSVP here to join the livestream on July 14 at 7pm ET 👉 https://www.eventbrite.com/e/the-road-to-universal-background-checks-tour-national-kickoff-event-tic...
Reminder: Here's what's open, closed and on pause in Connecticut https://www.courant.com/coronavirus/hc-news-coronavirus-clb-reopening-paused-20200707-lnivp6hb4redtp...
. @Joe Biden is everything Trump is not. He has turned loss into purpose: the purpose of public service. Although he & I have different perspectives on the world, winning this election is essential. Then we can continue our struggles for justice with a compassionate president.
How do we pass universal background checks in 2021? Flip the Senate & White House in 2020. I’m excited to host virtual discussions with Senate candidates & amazing leaders who will take action to stop gun violence. You're up first, @Chris Murphy! https://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-election-senate-guns/giffords-group-takes-aim-at-key-us-senat...
Proud to join @Gabrielle Giffords in this effort to flip the Senate and strengthen our gun laws. More than 90% of voters want universal background checks and we are going to elect lawmakers who will get it done. https://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-election-senate-guns/giffords-group-takes-aim-at-key-us-senat...
With COVID cases spiking in other parts of the country, we need to continue to be smart in Connecticut. https://www.courant.com/coronavirus/hc-news-coronavirus-daily-updates-0706-20200706-hfhwljk2yfaqlpfq...
. @Denise Merrill is expanding efforts to allow CT voters to cast absentee ballots, but polling places will be open for those who want to vote in person. Want to volunteer as a poll worker to help ensure safe, secure and healthy elections? Sign up at https://dart-ct.communityos.org/polling-opportunities
We allow this to happen in America every day we fail to act on gun violence. https://www.cnn.com/2020/07/06/us/children-killed-holiday-weekend/index.html
Per a recent NPR survey, only 4 in 10 kids w/disabilities received ANY educational support in #COVID19 school shutdowns (we can personally back this up!). Our kids are entitled to an equal education–they MUST be included in Congress' next relief package. Thank you @Chris Murphy!
Grateful for the Bridgeport firefighters whose quick work stopped last night’s fire and made sure that no one was injured. Now, we need to make sure the families who were displaced have housing and help to rebuild. https://www.ctpost.com/local/amp/Fire-Department-No-injuries-in-July-4-Bridgeport-15386936.php
NEW: Florida accounted for over 25% of new cases yesterday.
Houston Mayor @Sylvester Turner says that about 650 people can be tested per day at the city locations partnered with @FEMA. He says they reach capacity at about noon. 1 in 4 people are testing positive for #COVID19 .
The amazing thing about this is America does have immaculately preserved memorials to the places where the worst horrors of slavery happened, and people hold their weddings there
Last night the President called the words Black Lives Matter “a symbol of hate”. No turning back now. He’s running as George Wallace. Unapologetic racism and division. It won’t work.