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Internet, Love, and Run: The net neutrality repeal kicks in June 11th. Tell Congress to stop it. BATTLEFORTHENET.COM staff: “Keeping the internet open is critical for us. It powers social movements, and provides a global platform for people of color, LGBTQ folks and the most marginalized communities to tell their own stories, run their own businesses and route around powerful gatekeepers.”—Candace Clement, Free Press Action Fund Campaign Director via @fight4future​Starting today, June 11, U.S. internet providers will be legally allowed to censor and block websites and apps, and force you to pay extra fees to to access your favorite places online. Your internet sanctuaries, the communities you are part of, the ones you have help build up, could be decimated.Will it happen today? No. Next week? Probably not. The changes will not be swift. They will come piece by piece. A slow, tempered death to the free and open internet we love.It doesn’t have to be this way. You can still make a difference, Tumblr. We need the House of Representatives to sign a discharge petition in support of the Congressional Review Act that would force a vote on the floor.Contact your reps—let them know you support net neutrality. It’s so easy. Just go to BattleForTheNet.com, fill out the form, and follow their directions from there. They have an updated widget for you to throw on your websites to urge others to make a difference. You can put it on your Tumblr. Let your followers know what you stand for, encourage them to do the same. It’s so easy to do. Just copy and paste their small line of code right into the customize theme page on the web.Go, go, go, go. We know you have that passion in you. We’re fighting right alongside you.

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Internet, Love, and Run: The net neutrality repeal kicks in June 11th. Tell Congress to stop it. BATTLEFORTHENET.COM staff: “Keeping the internet open is critical for us. It powers social movements, and provides a global platform for people of color, LGBTQ folks and the most marginalized communities to tell their own stories, run their own businesses and route around powerful gatekeepers.”—Candace Clement, Free Press Action Fund Campaign Director via @fight4future​ Starting today, June 11, U.S. internet providers will be legally allowed to censor and block websites and apps, and force you to pay extra fees to to access your favorite places online. Your internet sanctuaries, the communities you are part of, the ones you have help build up, could be decimated. Will it happen today? No. Next week? Probably not. The changes will not be swift. They will come piece by piece. A slow, tempered death to the free and open internet we love. It doesn’t have to be this way. You can still make a difference, Tumblr. We need the House of Representatives to sign a discharge petition in support of the Congressional Review Act that would force a vote on the floor. Contact your reps—let them know you support net neutrality. It’s so easy. Just go to BattleForTheNet.com, fill out the form, and follow their directions from there. They have an updated widget for you to throw on your websites to urge others to make a difference. You can put it on your Tumblr. Let your followers know what you stand for, encourage them to do the same. It’s so easy to do. Just copy and paste their small line of code right into the customize theme page on the web. Go, go, go, go. We know you have that passion in you. We’re fighting right alongside you.

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Ali, Google, and Life: REMEMBER THIS DATE November 6,2018 Truth Examiner That's The Date When33 Senate Seats, AlI 435 Seats In The House of Representatives, And 14 Governorships Will Be Up For Re-Election. MAKE SURE TO VOTE ALL THE LIARS AND JERKS OUT OF OFFICE! IF REPUBLICANS LOSE THE HOUSE IN THE 2018 ELECTIONS, TRUMP WILL BE IMPEACHED FB/lin each Tru Impeach Penc Keep Impeaching SHARE IF YOU'RE VOTING! COME TOGETHER, REGISTER AND VOTE End the TYRANNY! dulcimergecko: anauthorandherservicedog: gertiecraign: sethevans495: Flush them all THIS! This is the election that counts. Start educating yourself now on who will be campaigning to be your congresspeople/governor/etc.  Register to vote NOW. Don’t wait. You can do it any time. This is the fight we need to win.  VOTE  VOTE  VOTE Also…reminder to pay attention to all local elections and VOTE. These elected officials are the people most likely to directly impact your life in the short term.  This has to start now. Right now. Get your birth certificates. There may be a fee or long wait times. Make sure you get a certified copy. Make sure you have ID. Dig into your state’s laws and the whole Real ID thing, because (and sorry I can’t research this now, but pneumonia) I believe there are certain states whose driver’s licenses don’t qualify for Real ID. Make sure you’re registered to vote. Google it. Follow the instructions for your state. Know where your local polling place is or find out if you can vote by mail. Vote in ALL your upcoming elections. Yes, that means the little ones for city council or dog catcher or whatever. Vote those racist, homophobic, bigots out at every level. They’re like weeds. You can pull up every visible bit, but if you leave one tiny segment of root, they’ll just come back. To quote Mira Grant, rise up while you can. Because the Republicans are way the hell worse than zombies. Damn skippy!  My mantra all year has been “Come on, 2018…”

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Community, Family, and Memes: Sarahi Espinoza Salamanca @SarahiSalamanca First I Dreamed NowI March Soon I'II RUN for office! #ffirstwem archnowwerun #DreamActNow #DREAMersAreAmericans #Why!March #Dreamers RunningForOffice 1/22/18, 5:40 PM 👏🏾👏🏾👏🏾@Sara_hiEspinoza just announced she’s running too! Sarahi Espinoza Salamanca was undocumented for 22 years and had DACA for 2 1-2 of those years. She became a legal permanent resident in 2015 and has had papers for just over 2 years. In addition, she is founder and CEO of @dreamers_roadmap an app that connects undocumented students with scholarships. I’m ready to make calls and knock on doors for her! . . Read more: Sarahi Espinoza Salamanca is the Founder and CEO of DREAMers Roadmap, a mobile app platform that helps undocumented students navigate the necessary resources to access higher education. This is Sarahi’s latest project in a longer trajectory of activism within and for the undocumented community, which has placed her in the spotlight of continued conversations centered on national immigration policy. Sarahi was a Champion of Change at the White House in 2014, has received 2 House of Representatives Awards, and was recently named in Forbes 30 under 30. A former undocumented student who once had to drop out of school to support her family, Sarahi’s personal experience informs her unwavering vision: to help hundreds of thousands of Latino students eliminate the barriers to success and achieve their full potential. . . CleanDreamAct TrumpShutdown immigration Congress governmentshutdown

👏🏾👏🏾👏🏾@Sara_hiEspinoza just announced she’s running too! Sarahi Espinoza Salamanca was undocumented for 22 years and had DACA for 2 1-2 of t...

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Ali, Google, and Life: REMEMBER THIS DATE November 6,2018 Truth Examiner That's The Date When33 Senate Seats, AlI 435 Seats In The House of Representatives, And 14 Governorships Will Be Up For Re-Election. MAKE SURE TO VOTE ALL THE LIARS AND JERKS OUT OF OFFICE! IF REPUBLICANS LOSE THE HOUSE IN THE 2018 ELECTIONS, TRUMP WILL BE IMPEACHED FB/lin each Tru Impeach Penc Keep Impeaching SHARE IF YOU'RE VOTING! COME TOGETHER, REGISTER AND VOTE End the TYRANNY! mikkeneko: anauthorandherservicedog: gertiecraign: sethevans495: Flush them all THIS! This is the election that counts. Start educating yourself now on who will be campaigning to be your congresspeople/governor/etc.  Register to vote NOW. Don’t wait. You can do it any time. This is the fight we need to win.  VOTE  VOTE  VOTE Also…reminder to pay attention to all local elections and VOTE. These elected officials are the people most likely to directly impact your life in the short term.  This has to start now. Right now. Get your birth certificates. There may be a fee or long wait times. Make sure you get a certified copy. Make sure you have ID. Dig into your state’s laws and the whole Real ID thing, because (and sorry I can’t research this now, but pneumonia) I believe there are certain states whose driver’s licenses don’t qualify for Real ID. Make sure you’re registered to vote. Google it. Follow the instructions for your state. Know where your local polling place is or find out if you can vote by mail. Vote in ALL your upcoming elections. Yes, that means the little ones for city council or dog catcher or whatever. Vote those racist, homophobic, bigots out at every level. They’re like weeds. You can pull up every visible bit, but if you leave one tiny segment of root, they’ll just come back. To quote Mira Grant, rise up while you can. Because the Republicans are way the hell worse than zombies. Here’s how to check which district you’re in and who your rep is. Here’s how to find out if you’re registered. Here are the deadlines for when to register. Here’s how to register, if it turns out you’re not. Here’s how to find local polling places.

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Ali, Google, and Life: REMEMBER THIS DATE November 6,2018 Truth Examiner That's The Date When33 Senate Seats, AlI 435 Seats In The House of Representatives, And 14 Governorships Will Be Up For Re-Election. MAKE SURE TO VOTE ALL THE LIARS AND JERKS OUT OF OFFICE! IF REPUBLICANS LOSE THE HOUSE IN THE 2018 ELECTIONS, TRUMP WILL BE IMPEACHED FB/lin each Tru Impeach Penc Keep Impeaching SHARE IF YOU'RE VOTING! COME TOGETHER, REGISTER AND VOTE End the TYRANNY! mikkeneko: anauthorandherservicedog: gertiecraign: sethevans495: Flush them all THIS! This is the election that counts. Start educating yourself now on who will be campaigning to be your congresspeople/governor/etc.  Register to vote NOW. Don’t wait. You can do it any time. This is the fight we need to win.  VOTE  VOTE  VOTE Also…reminder to pay attention to all local elections and VOTE. These elected officials are the people most likely to directly impact your life in the short term.  This has to start now. Right now. Get your birth certificates. There may be a fee or long wait times. Make sure you get a certified copy. Make sure you have ID. Dig into your state’s laws and the whole Real ID thing, because (and sorry I can’t research this now, but pneumonia) I believe there are certain states whose driver’s licenses don’t qualify for Real ID. Make sure you’re registered to vote. Google it. Follow the instructions for your state. Know where your local polling place is or find out if you can vote by mail. Vote in ALL your upcoming elections. Yes, that means the little ones for city council or dog catcher or whatever. Vote those racist, homophobic, bigots out at every level. They’re like weeds. You can pull up every visible bit, but if you leave one tiny segment of root, they’ll just come back. To quote Mira Grant, rise up while you can. Because the Republicans are way the hell worse than zombies. Here’s how to check which district you’re in and who your rep is. Here’s how to find out if you’re registered. Here are the deadlines for when to register. Here’s how to register, if it turns out you’re not. Here’s how to find local polling places.

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Ali, Google, and Life: REMEMBER THIS DATE November 6,2018 Truth Examiner That's The Date When33 Senate Seats, AlI 435 Seats In The House of Representatives, And 14 Governorships Will Be Up For Re-Election. MAKE SURE TO VOTE ALL THE LIARS AND JERKS OUT OF OFFICE! IF REPUBLICANS LOSE THE HOUSE IN THE 2018 ELECTIONS, TRUMP WILL BE IMPEACHED FB/lin each Tru Impeach Penc Keep Impeaching SHARE IF YOU'RE VOTING! COME TOGETHER, REGISTER AND VOTE End the TYRANNY! mikkeneko: anauthorandherservicedog: gertiecraign: sethevans495: Flush them all THIS! This is the election that counts. Start educating yourself now on who will be campaigning to be your congresspeople/governor/etc.  Register to vote NOW. Don’t wait. You can do it any time. This is the fight we need to win.  VOTE  VOTE  VOTE Also…reminder to pay attention to all local elections and VOTE. These elected officials are the people most likely to directly impact your life in the short term.  This has to start now. Right now. Get your birth certificates. There may be a fee or long wait times. Make sure you get a certified copy. Make sure you have ID. Dig into your state’s laws and the whole Real ID thing, because (and sorry I can’t research this now, but pneumonia) I believe there are certain states whose driver’s licenses don’t qualify for Real ID. Make sure you’re registered to vote. Google it. Follow the instructions for your state. Know where your local polling place is or find out if you can vote by mail. Vote in ALL your upcoming elections. Yes, that means the little ones for city council or dog catcher or whatever. Vote those racist, homophobic, bigots out at every level. They’re like weeds. You can pull up every visible bit, but if you leave one tiny segment of root, they’ll just come back. To quote Mira Grant, rise up while you can. Because the Republicans are way the hell worse than zombies. Here’s how to check which district you’re in and who your rep is. Here’s how to find out if you’re registered. Here are the deadlines for when to register. Here’s how to register, if it turns out you’re not. Here’s how to find local polling places.

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Ali, Google, and Life: REMEMBER THIS DATE November 6,2018 Truth Examiner That's The Date When33 Senate Seats, AlI 435 Seats In The House of Representatives, And 14 Governorships Will Be Up For Re-Election. MAKE SURE TO VOTE ALL THE LIARS AND JERKS OUT OF OFFICE! IF REPUBLICANS LOSE THE HOUSE IN THE 2018 ELECTIONS, TRUMP WILL BE IMPEACHED FB/lin each Tru Impeach Penc Keep Impeaching SHARE IF YOU'RE VOTING! COME TOGETHER, REGISTER AND VOTE End the TYRANNY! dulcimergecko: anauthorandherservicedog: gertiecraign: sethevans495: Flush them all THIS! This is the election that counts. Start educating yourself now on who will be campaigning to be your congresspeople/governor/etc.  Register to vote NOW. Don’t wait. You can do it any time. This is the fight we need to win.  VOTE  VOTE  VOTE Also…reminder to pay attention to all local elections and VOTE. These elected officials are the people most likely to directly impact your life in the short term.  This has to start now. Right now. Get your birth certificates. There may be a fee or long wait times. Make sure you get a certified copy. Make sure you have ID. Dig into your state’s laws and the whole Real ID thing, because (and sorry I can’t research this now, but pneumonia) I believe there are certain states whose driver’s licenses don’t qualify for Real ID. Make sure you’re registered to vote. Google it. Follow the instructions for your state. Know where your local polling place is or find out if you can vote by mail. Vote in ALL your upcoming elections. Yes, that means the little ones for city council or dog catcher or whatever. Vote those racist, homophobic, bigots out at every level. They’re like weeds. You can pull up every visible bit, but if you leave one tiny segment of root, they’ll just come back. To quote Mira Grant, rise up while you can. Because the Republicans are way the hell worse than zombies. Damn skippy!  My mantra all year has been “Come on, 2018…”

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Children, Memes, and Money: Former Congresswoman Corrine Brown Steals Charity Money From Impoverished Kids; Sentenced to Five Years In Prison @balleralert Former Congresswoman Corrine Brown Steals Charity Money From Impoverished Kids; Sentenced to Five Years In Prison - Blogged by: @RaquelHarrisTV ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Former Congresswoman CorrineBrown has just been sentenced to serve five years in prison for using charity donations for underprivileged students for personal use. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ It’s been months since a jury convicted Brown, but today (Dec. 4.) Brown was given her sentence by a federal judge. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Brown faced several allegations including fraud, lying on tax forms as well Congressional disclosures; which ended with Brown losing her seat. Amid the scandal, she also lost the primary election last year. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ According to the Associated Press, officials accused Brown of using $800,000 of impoverished children’s charity money for her own. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Brown started her political career in the 1980s as a legislature and joined the House of Representatives in 1993. Brown served 25 years before her conviction in May.

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America, Anaconda, and Energy: AJ Joshi @AJ Follow This is it: Termination of the Environmental Protection Agency. @Greenpeace @EPA #TrumpImpeachmentParty congress.gov/bill/115th-con 115TH CONGRESS H. R. 861 ST SESSION To terminate the Environmental Protection Agency. IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES FEBRUARY 3. 201 Mr. GAETZ (for himself Mr. MaSSIE, Mr. PALAzzo, and Mr. LoUDERMILK) introduced the following bill which was referred to the Committee on Energy and Commerce, and in addition to the Committees on Agriculture. Transportation and Infrastructure, and Science, Space, and Technology, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned A BILL To terminate the Environmental Protection Agency Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, SECTION 1. TERMINATION OF THE ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY. The Environmental Protection Agency shall terminate on December 31, 2018 RETWEETS LIKES KEEP CALM SARAH! 379 235 RESIST 2:52 AM-15 Feb 2017 45 379235 elioroche: oldmanyellsatcloud: eldritch-augur: bitterbitchclubpresident: the bill is one line: Terminate the EPA on dec 31st, 2018. you can contact the reps who authored this bill. ask them what happens to the data the agency collects? what about the current employees? what about the EPA’s powers? What’s their plan? Matt Gaetz FL ® Pensacola Office 4300 Bayou Blvd., Suite 13 (850) 479-1183 Pensacola, FL 32503 Thomas Massie KY ® Northern Kentucky Office 541 Buttermilk Pike Suite 208 Crescent Springs, KY 41017 Phone: (859) 426-0080Fax: (859) 426-0061Hours: Monday-Friday 9:00AM-5:00PM LaGrange Office 108 W. Jefferson Street LaGrange, KY 40031 Phone: (502) 265-9119Fax: (502) 265-9126 Steven Palazzo MS ® Hattiesburg Office641 Main Street, Suite 142Hattiesburg, MS 39401Phone: (601) 582-3246 Pascagoula Office3118 Pascagoula St., Suite 181Pascagoula, MS 39567Phone: 228-202-8104Fax: 228-202-8105 Biloxi Office970 Tommy Munro DriveSuite DBiloxi, MS 39532T: (228)864-7670F: (228)864-3099 Washington, DC Office2349 Rayburn House Office BuildingWashington, DC 20515T (202) 225-5772 Barry Loudermilk GA ® Washington, DC Office329 Cannon House Office BuildingWashington, DC 20515Phone: 202-225-2931FAX: 202-225-2944Woodstock District Office9898 Highway 92, Suite 100Woodstock, GA 30188Phone: 770-429-1776FAX: 770 -517-7427Cartersville District Office135 West Cherokee Avenue, Suite 122Cartersville, GA 30120Phone: 770-429-1776Galleria District Office600 Galleria Pkwy, Suite 120Atlanta, GA 30339 Phone: 770-429-1776Fax: 678-556-5184 it would be best if constituents from these districts called! ask some questions and let them know we are not ok with this! Please please please call these reps and the reps in your own state. We NEED to maintain protection for these species, as it is the only way to preserve the ecosystems that we DIRECTLY DEPEND ON for carbon sequestering, clean water, and clean air!! Legit. And in general, they keep you from being, you know. Poisoned by industry on a regular basis. Oh….
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America, Anaconda, and Energy: AJ Joshi @AJ Follow This is it: Termination of the Environmental Protection Agency. @Greenpeace @EPA #TrumpImpeachmentParty congress.gov/bill/115th-con 115TH CONGRESS H. R. 861 ST SESSION To terminate the Environmental Protection Agency. IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES FEBRUARY 3. 201 Mr. GAETZ (for himself Mr. MaSSIE, Mr. PALAzzo, and Mr. LoUDERMILK) introduced the following bill which was referred to the Committee on Energy and Commerce, and in addition to the Committees on Agriculture. Transportation and Infrastructure, and Science, Space, and Technology, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned A BILL To terminate the Environmental Protection Agency Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, SECTION 1. TERMINATION OF THE ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY. The Environmental Protection Agency shall terminate on December 31, 2018 RETWEETS LIKES KEEP CALM SARAH! 379 235 RESIST 2:52 AM-15 Feb 2017 45 379235 quasi-normalcy: ursasminor: seldnei: meggory84: eldritch-augur: bitterbitchclubpresident: the bill is one line: Terminate the EPA on dec 31st, 2018. you can contact the reps who authored this bill. ask them what happens to the data the agency collects? what about the current employees? what about the EPA’s powers? What’s their plan? Matt Gaetz FL ® Pensacola Office 4300 Bayou Blvd., Suite 13 (850) 479-1183 Pensacola, FL 32503 Thomas Massie KY ® Northern Kentucky Office 541 Buttermilk Pike Suite 208 Crescent Springs, KY 41017 Phone: (859) 426-0080Fax: (859) 426-0061Hours: Monday-Friday 9:00AM-5:00PM LaGrange Office 108 W. Jefferson Street LaGrange, KY 40031 Phone: (502) 265-9119Fax: (502) 265-9126 Steven Palazzo MS ® Hattiesburg Office641 Main Street, Suite 142Hattiesburg, MS 39401Phone: (601) 582-3246 Pascagoula Office3118 Pascagoula St., Suite 181Pascagoula, MS 39567Phone: 228-202-8104Fax: 228-202-8105 Biloxi Office970 Tommy Munro DriveSuite DBiloxi, MS 39532T: (228)864-7670F: (228)864-3099 Washington, DC Office2349 Rayburn House Office BuildingWashington, DC 20515T (202) 225-5772 Barry Loudermilk GA ® Washington, DC Office329 Cannon House Office BuildingWashington, DC 20515Phone: 202-225-2931FAX: 202-225-2944Woodstock District Office9898 Highway 92, Suite 100Woodstock, GA 30188Phone: 770-429-1776FAX: 770 -517-7427Cartersville District Office135 West Cherokee Avenue, Suite 122Cartersville, GA 30120Phone: 770-429-1776Galleria District Office600 Galleria Pkwy, Suite 120Atlanta, GA 30339 Phone: 770-429-1776Fax: 678-556-5184 it would be best if constituents from these districts called! ask some questions and let them know we are not ok with this! Please please please call these reps and the reps in your own state. We NEED to maintain protection for these species, as it is the only way to preserve the ecosystems that we DIRECTLY DEPEND ON for carbon sequestering, clean water, and clean air!! Signal boost, because you can’t have late stage capitalism if we’ve all died from starvation and lead poisoning Remind Matt Gaetz that most of his goddamned state relies on eco-tourism and nobody wants to come see the Everglades if they’re full of chemical runoff. Fuckin im watching a documentary on sharks and GreenPeace is in it rn and if you don’t want to watch Humpback Whales being dragged onto boats and killed/ seals being beaten to death in the head/ or sharks being poached and fished out of existence, CALL YOUR REP HEY AMERICANS: You like having breathable air? You like being able to drink water from a tap without dying of lead poisoning? Then you need to get your fucking asses in gear and beat your goddamned representatives about the nads until they fucking agree not to vote for this monstrosity. This is serious!
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Memes, New York, and American: Trump is the president of the United States and has NO IDEA who the congressional black caucus is. Let that be a lesson to you ANY black person that meets with him is a sellout and is looking for a hand out financially. C 17th soulja4 Trump is the MOST effective thing I've EVER witnessed at exposing white supremacists in black face 🌚 17thsoulja BlackIG17th The Congressional Black Caucus is an organization representing the black members of the United States Congress. While race is not an explicit prerequisite for membership, all of its members have been African-American. Its chair is Representative Cedric Richmond of Louisiana.A predecessor to the caucus was founded in January 1969 as a "Democratic Select Committee" by a group of black members of the House of Representatives, including Shirley Chisholm of New York, Louis Stokes of Ohio and William L. Clay of Missouri. Black representatives had begun to enter the House in increasing numbers during the 1960s, and they had a desire for a formal organization.The first chairman, Charles Diggs, served from 1969 to 1971. All the members of the caucus landed on the master list of Nixon political opponents. Nixon refused to meet with the newly formed group, and so the group chose to boycott his 1971 State of the Union, leading to their first joint political victory and press coverage.

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America, Drake, and Family: Thomas Drake @Thomas_Drake1 Follow Warning to America: Notice how agencies simply following&implementing patently unlawful & unconstitutional Trump exec order wlout question RETWEETS LIKES 11,552 12,493 12:29 PM-28 Jan 2017 Ben Norton @BenjaminNorton Following Customs agents are siding with Trump, willfully gnoring a federal judge's ruling that halts #MuslimBan deportations Customs agents ignore judge, enforce Trump's travel ban: ACLU The ACLU is getting "multiple reports" that federal customs agents are siding with President Trump - and willfully ignoring a Brooklyn federal judge's demand that tra... nypost.com RETWEETS LIKES 621 298 10:18 AM- 29 Jan 2017 Ben Norton @BenjaminNorton Following We're in a very dangerous time when federal agents ignore the judicial branch & blindly follow the racist orders of a far-right demagogue RETWEETS LIKES 10:20 AM- 29 Jan 2017 sleepandbooks: parentheticalaside: luceateis: shinelikethunder: pdxjenni: biglawbear: Lawblr side of Tumblr, here. I don’t think anybody even understands how terrifying this is. If the Executive can ignore the Judiciary, then we have a full-on Constitutional Crisis on our hands. Our country immediately falls apart. The only options for enforcement of judicial orders are 1) U.S. Marshals (which are ordered around by the Judiciary but ultimately still a part of the Executive as part of the Department of Justice), in which case we have an ACTUAL ARMED CONFLICT BETWEEN TWO BRANCHES OF GOVERNMENT, or if the Marshals refuse to comply, 2) the Governor of the state, say Virginia, sends in the National Guard of the state, which leads to AN ARMED CONFLICT BETWEEN A STATE MILITIA AND THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENTIn case you weren’t getting the picture, let me be blunt and dramatic: this is literally Civil War-level shit right here.And Trump has been in office a week.This is fucking terrifying. I spent the day at SeaTac (Seattle-Tacoma International Airport). We got very little done because CBP refused to talk to us at all. When one of the attorneys with us annoyed them so much that they finally answered their office door (she literally knocked on it for 10 minutes straight), they directed her to the press release on their website (side note: I don’t know if there even is a press release on the CBP website). They told her they don’t care how many attorneys show up, they don’t take orders from attorneys or judges. Senator Patty Murray showed up just after 4:00 CBP refused to talk to her, too. I will repeat that: Customs and Border Patrol refused to talk to a sitting United States Senator. They refused other senators at other airports, too, according to a WaPo article I read earlier. I had to return to Portland tonight because I have work tomorrow. ACLU International Refugee Assistance Project attorneys will be back at SeaTac tomorrow at 5:30 a.m. (including my law school bestie, I am so proud).  There were 13 people detained at SeaTac yesterday who were secretly transferred to a detention facility in Tacoma, so the Northwest Immigrant Rights Project is working with attorneys to straighten that right out.  Basically: Shit is going down, y’all. The women I went up with today? Both were Arabs. One was from Pakistan, the other was from Lebanon (a Christian, a Muslim and a Jew walk into an airport…). When I asked them if I was overreacting by feeling like this was a coup-in-progress, they said no. That’s precisely what this is. I thought we had a coup-proof system. I was mistaken. Keep fighting the good fight, lawyers. And if you’re in Portland, I’ll see you at Perkins-Coie tomorrow at 5:30 for the L4GG meeting. At Dulles, CBP has been stonewalling four members of the US House of Representatives, the governer and attorney general of Virginia, and Senators Cory Booker (NJ) and Mark Warner (VA)–the latter of whom chewed out the head of CBP in person. No dice. Not even with a federal court order telling CBP at Dulles, only them, and them in particular to give detainees access to lawyers. And they’re pulling an old trick from the national-security handbook that’s been used to evade the courts on issues like domestic surveillance: “Lawyers and advocates still didn’t know how many people were being held in the secondary inspection area at Dulles or what their immigration status was, which led to a catch-22: Attorneys couldn’t file for contempt of court without having proof that legal residents were being detained and not being given access to lawyers, but they couldn’t get proof without getting access.” (x) At least two VA reps have found out (via friends and family) about constituents being detained at Dulles, at which point CBP released them in order to dodge the access-to-lawyers issue. The representative for my district is on the warpath–and also on the House Oversight Committee. Here’s hoping these fuckers get slapped with contempt of court so hard their ears ring, then get hauled in front of a committee hearing to see if they want to try their chances with contempt of Congress. All of which doesn’t even get into the Monday Night Massacre clusterfuck inside the executive branch, when the acting attorney general of the United States refused to make the DoJ defend the lawfulness of the immigration order in court. And was summarily fired and replaced with someone more compliant. So here’s also hoping the Senate puts Jeff Sessions through absolute hell on his role in all this before they vote to confirm him as AG. It’s like the civics lesson from hell. Yeah, um… about the Marshalls.  This is what’s been worrying me most since Saturday night, when reports started coming out of Dulles that CBP was ignoring court orders. This is awful and terrifying and I’m living in a hellscape I can’t escape from.
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