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Member of Congress, Speaker Emeritus of the California Assembly, community organizer, and coalition builder. This is my personal campaign account.
Los Angeles, CA
The census is a necessary & crucial tool for democracy. We should be strengthening & evolving the census, not cutting it short. . @Stacey Abrams & @Karen Bass explain what’s at stake in the #2020Census & why it we must get a #faircount. @Fair Count https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/2020/08/03/karen-bass-stacey-abrams-trump-census/#click=http...
Every 10 years, the census count is used to allocate federal funds and to reallocate political power through reapportionment and redistricting. At stake is the annual distribution of $1.5 trillion for everything from schools to health care to the roads and bridges we drive on.
At this inflection point, we must commit to the virtue of seeing our people as they are so that we can continue to grapple with the policy implications with purpose, fairness and facts. To do anything less would be committing malfeasance against democracy itself.
The #2020Census, like the USPS, is being manipulated by the Trump administration to undermine Americans - esp. people of color. @Karen Bass & I lay out what’s at stake and why you should care. @Fair Count http://my2020census.gov https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/2020/08/03/karen-bass-stacey-abrams-trump-census/#click=http...
Thank you @Karen Bass for raising the death of Elijah McClain in police custody during the #BarrHearing. Barr claims he's "not familiar" with the case. We don't buy it. #ElijahMcClain #BillBarrIsCorrupt https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/elijah-mcclains-death-is-an-unspeakable-outrage/2020/06/28/2...
Joining us SUNDAY starting at 7: Congressional Black Caucus Chair @Congressmember Bass
Senator Kamala Harris has spent her entire life fighting for the people. I would never want to be labeled the “anti-Kamala Harris.” We’re fortunate to have had her as Attorney General and now as Senator. She would be an excellent VP and the same goes for anyone else on the list.