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I love that companies do this on their own. We owe them thanks.

I don't love that we have a president who can't coordinate a walk across a room, let alone making face shields for front line workers.

Wherever we are in the COVID-19 crisis by November, Joe Biden will do a much better job of handling it.

Toymaker Hasbro is making thousands of face shields for health care workers:
cnn.com/2020/04/26/business/ha

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It's quite a myth that a number of small business are getting help during this crisis.

They aren't.

The incompetent Trump administration can't manage it or steals the money for their friends or both.

mstdn.social/@NPR/104072011525

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Capitalism doesn't seem to take care of itself, unregulated.

It never will.

Court orders meat company to protect workers at Missouri plant: politi.co/2KG4utv

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@QueenRamonda

5 or 6 big companies controlling the meat supply has disaster written all over it. 

And how many times have we heard Trump say regulations (consumer and worker protections) are bad for business? They are what saves us all.

Someone should ask Mr. Tyson how much he has spent on lobbyists to fight the regulations that he doesn't want to pay to implement.  

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This is 100% about feeding the bank accounts of Tyson and 0% about feeding America.

A millionaire is begging for money. Not because he's going to lose his house. Or because he has no food. Or because he can't make car payments. Or phone bills
Not because he has to home school his kids. Not to pay the utilities. Or the rent.

What's worse is that Republicans have made these corporations giant and out of control. POC and poorer communities are hurt most, again.
washingtonpost.com/nation/2020

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@IronMan
Let's all help get out the vote for Democrats. It's the most important job we have and we can do it from home.

Suit up or in your PJs.
@heroesresist@gup.pe

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@AgentCarter_SSR

Nancy is a legend; the de facto leader of our country until the presidency is restored with an actual human being.

We are incredibly lucky to have her as Speaker.

Let's take back what's left of our damaged democracy and economy and begin to move forward again.

I'm 100% on board for it. 

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@AgentCarter_SSR

Nancy is a legend; the de facto leader of our country until the presidency is restored with an actual human being.

We are incredibly lucky to have her as Speaker.

Let's take back what's left of our damaged democracy and economy and begin to move forward again.

I'm 100% on board for it. 

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House Speaker Nancy Pelosi endorses Joe Biden for president - CNNPolitics

“I am proud to endorse Joe Biden for president: a leader who is the personification of hope and courage, values, authenticity and integrity.
With so much at stake, we need the enthusiasm, invigoration and participation of all Americans — up and down the ballot, and across the country.”

cnn.com/2020/04/27/politics/na

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In a little over 2 weeks, there is an important special election in House District - it's on May 12th.

This seat was flipped to Democrats in the 2018 midterms and Republicans want it back. We have to keep this seat.

Every voter will receive a mail-in ballot.

We need all hands on deck for virtual phone/text banks to get voters to complete and submit their vote-by-mail ballots for Democrat Christy Smith.

Please sign up. @heroesresist@gup.pe
christyforcongress.org/

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Resistance:

We can take back the Senate. It's up to us to get involved.

We need to still donate to campaigns if we can. We can sign up to call, write, and text with campaigns. We can spread the word on social media and in our circles.

Flipping the Senate or coming as close as we can is a necessity. Let's flip and hold these seats. 💥

Some Democratic challengers raise big sums in the fight for the US Senate amid the coronavirus pandemic:
cnn.it/2XIqLyG

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For those who think stay at home orders are not useful:

There was a 260% increase in COVID-19 cases in South Dakota compared to roughly a 26% increase over the same period in New York, the epicenter of the pandemic.

Hot spots erupt in farm belt states where governors insist lockdowns aren’t needed - politi.co/2K6MwA9

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Keep telling anyone who represents you that we need voting by mail as an option.

Any state that cares about your voting rights will want to enact this and the next relief bill could set aside money.

Majority of Americans now believe voters should be able to cast ballots by mail in wake of coronavirus pandemic, study finds: newsweek.com/majority-american

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We said three years ago that Trump wanted to be dictator, not president. We weren't exaggerating. He thinks Article II gives him authority to do whatever he wants, including dissolving Congress if it gets in his way. He's wrong.

Article II, Section 3 has never been used, and it's not going to be used to let him appoint whomever he wants to any position. This is not a banana republic no matter how hard he tries to make it one.

In 200 days, we can and must . washingtonpost.com/politics/tr

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Remember in 2016 when people said, "Hey, maybe things need to be shaken up" or "what could go wrong?" or "they are all the same?"

If the Republicans hadn't cut taxes for the rich and corporations and cut government income so drastically, we would be in better condition to handle this. As it stands, there is no slack left.

Vote blue up and down every ballot.

Last week, 5.2 million people filed unemployment claims, bringing the total to 22 million in four weeks:
washingtonpost.com/business/20

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@TheHulk So those of us with brains stay in longer because they won't. Fantastic.

I hope more governors will order masks in public like Cuomo did yesterday, if people want to go around being disease vectors. Please protect the workers who are bringing the rest of us groceries and medication since most of us know that the fewer of us out running errands, the better.

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Contact your House Representative today and tell them to support the Paycheck Guarantee Act introduced by Rep. Pramila Jayapal on April 10th.

The federal government needs to guard against mass unemployment by guaranteeing paychecks as many countries are already doing.

Unemployment is growing rapidly and we need to act now.

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Trump owns this disaster.

He emptied the gas tank, engaged in idiotic trade wars, spent his time petting dictators, passed tax cuts for his friends...then he ignored ample coronavirus warnings, and his inaction literally crushed the economy.

Now Republicans won't act to help.

White House says new small-business loan program is out of money:
washingtonpost.com/us-policy/2

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The North Carolina NAACP has filed a lawsuit in Mecklenburg County (home of Charlotte, the state’s biggest city) and some other counties over their voting machines, which it says could leave voters vulnerable to . These machines have a touchscreen for inputting your selections, and they print a paper ballot that you feed into a machine yourself. Like any machine, they can also be hacked. We need to for safer elections.

charlotteobserver.com/news/pol

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Make sure you get counted.

“We’re Here, We’re Queer, Let’s Get Counted”: Queer the Census initiative aims to increase LGBTQIA+ representation - News - The Austin Chronicle
austinchronicle.com/news/2020-

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