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. @Senator Ted Cruz, my dad just tested positive again for COVID after his wife, my stepmom, died last Friday from it. As you know, the virus is surging in Texas. It would help all of us if we all wear a mask in public. Will you please wear a mask out of courtesy to others?
Captured today at 10:45am — @Ted Cruz on a commercial flight, refusing to wear a mask.
6 minutes 20 seconds Is all it took for the shooter at my high school to fire over 100 rounds from his AR-15 to shoot 34 people. In that same amount of time even the most trained person would have only been able to fire 18 rounds with a musket. Modern day musket my ass
I’m thinking about everyone in the Rio Grande Valley tonight. Please be safe, stay home if you can, wear a mask and keep 6+ft if you have to leave the house. Gov. Abbott: you need to issue stay at home orders. This is only going to get worse until you do.
“Tsunami” of COVID cases crushing Hidalgo County. 20 deaths yesterday. “Three cases this week - (a) child infected both parents - both parents dead. My own personal patients,” one doctor said. “This is not a conspiracy theory.” @San Antonio Express-News #HidalgoCounty https://www.expressnews.com/news/local/article/Tsunami-of-COVID-cases-crushing-Hidalgo-15398472.php?...
Thanks to everyone out there who’s helping to register Texas voters. It’s working. Now we’ve got to turn em out. Join me this Thursday for a voter contact phone bank. I promise you a tough but rewarding two hours of grassroots organizing: https://act.betoorourke.com/event/voter-id-phone-bank/34382/
BREAKING: Not even the pandemic can slow the voter registration surge in Texas these days. Check this out, Texas up to 16.4 million voters and we've been adding more voters per month since the pandemic than before. https://www.houstonchronicle.com/politics/texas/article/Texas-voter-registration-surges-to-16-4-mill...)
Roger Stone lied under oath to the @House Intelligence Committee committee. He was covering up for the Trump campaign’s coordination w/ Wikileaks & Russian interference in the 2016 election. Trump’s abuse of power not only undermines the rule of law, it encourages future attacks on our democracy.
Trying to understand how we can re-open schools? This thread is worth the read. Central to answering the question is making sure that the already underpaid teachers, custodians, librarians & support staff are at the table along w public health experts & parents!
Trump’s favorite Congressman Dan Crenshaw accuses Sen. Tammy Duckworth — who lost her legs & nearly her life in military service to this country — of supporting “the destruction of America.” We can beat him in November & send someone to Congress we can be proud of. Donate below:
Texans are dying because Abbott listens to pollsters instead of doctors. If he’d done the right thing from the start, we’d probably be re-opening by now. But he didn’t, and so instead we’re seeing record cases, deaths and hospitalizations throughout Texas. https://www.houstonchronicle.com/opinion/editorials/article/Editorial-Gov-Abbott-didn-t-listen-to-15...
We send our love to you and Julián, to your father and to your family.
They’re out of space in the Corpus Christi morgue. Out of nurses in the RGV. Cases, hospitalizations & deaths are out of control in El Paso, Dallas, Austin, San Antonio, Houston. But we’re not out of options to turn this around: Issue stay at home order & allow vote by mail.
🔥TEXAS sets new COVID records 105 deaths, 3rd straight daily record Record 15.56% 7-day positivity rate (cc: @Vice President Mike Pence) 9,689 confirmed COVID patients in hospitals (+89) + near record 9,782 new cases
Yes @Ady Barkan !! Beautifully said. We inherited the struggle from those who fought before us and must “solemnly, joyfully” pass it on to the generations that follow after doing all that we can in this moment that we have together. You are an inspiring, powerful example of that!
. @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.
I’m excited that you’re running! If we all get behind you, you’ll be part of a new Democratic majority in the Texas state house next year. Given the challenges we face, your victory cannot come soon enough. Here’s how to help Natali: https://secure.actblue.com/donate/natali
Abbott opens Texas too soon, issues mask order too late, denies local leaders authority to contain the virus — causing uncontrolled covid spread, many hospitalized & soon dead because of his negligence — and then blames local officials? Pathetic. Resign.
. @Gov. Greg Abbott on KFDM blasts local officials pushing for another stay-at-home order or more authority of their own: