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Husband, veteran, writer, Democrat, South Bend’s former Mayor Pete. Boot-Edge-Edge. (he/him)
South Bend, Indiana
It is beyond unacceptable that an officer will lose his career, and that America will lose the services of a capable and courageous officer, because of political interference. Donald Trump's disrespect for the military has no bounds. https://www.cnn.com/2020/07/08/politics/vindman-retiring-alleged-white-house-retaliation/index.html
When freedom of religion is invoked as an excuse for discrimination, both freedom and religion are diminished.
. @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.
Americans are stepping up to serve amid ongoing crises. Grateful for the bipartisan leadership of Senator @Senator Chris Coons and others with the #CORPSAct to transform our national recovery into an opportunity for national service. Congress should act swiftly. https://www.nydailynews.com/opinion/ny-oped-to-heal-america-look-to-national-service-20200706-522bbr...
. @Jaime Harrison and @Cal Cunningham are proving every day, and especially with their strong fundraising last quarter, that there is no such thing as a permanently "red state." Please chip in to split a donation between their campaigns to keep up the momentum: https://secure.actblue.com/donate/wintheerapac-cunningham-harrison?refcode=20200707pbtweet
This is a pattern. From north to south, Indiana has a problem.
Vanessa Guillen and her family deserve justice. And all who serve in uniform deserve greater support when it comes to sexual assault and harassment. Congress should launch an independent investigation and take steps so no family faces this kind of news. https://www.nytimes.com/2020/07/06/us/fort-hood-soldier-vanessa-guillen-remains-found.html
"They're not going to sit idly by and ensure the lines move swiftly. They're recruiting these folks so they go to polls and either intimidate voters, or at a minimum slow the process." — @Marc E. Elias https://www.nbcnews.com/politics/donald-trump/gop-recruits-army-poll-watchers-fight-voter-fraud-no-c...
Well, meet my likely opponent. I'm a proud first-gen American, daughter of a single mom, and Iraq and Air Force veteran. And unlike him, I'm running in #TX23 to fight for affordable health care, good jobs, and an economy that works for everyone. Join us: https://secure.actblue.com/donate/trumpvgoj
This kind of partisanship throws common sense, and American lives, under the bus. Fortunately this Senator is up for re-election, and Iowans can elect @Theresa Greenfield to replace her this fall.
This is how a president should address us this July 4th - with an honest and authentic love for what is best in our country, and a determination to unify Americans to make our union more perfect.
Our nation was founded on a simple idea: We're all created equal. We've never lived up to it — but we've never stopped trying. This Independence Day, let's not just celebrate those words, let's commit to finally fulfill them. Happy #FourthOfJuly!
Black families pay more property tax than white families with identically valuable homes. Think about that. Deep systemic analysis by (disclosure: my students) Carlos Avenancio-León & Troup Howard. @Dorothy A Brown @Andrew Van Dam https://www.washingtonpost.com/business/2020/07/02/black-property-tax/