Update on the Thomas fire: it has now consumed +230,000 acres, making it the 5th largest wildfire in modern CA history. If you live in the area, stay safe and listen to local authorities. Please keep our firefighters and first responders in your thoughts as they fight to save our CA communities.
Honored to have the support of Congressman Jimmy Panetta! Great to be with him in Santa Cruz today talking with grassroots leaders and activists about how CA must continue to lead the country in the right direction: forward!
Our hearts are with Ventura County this morning. Grateful for our brave firefighters and first responders who are on the scene. If you live in Ventura Co. please make sure to sign up for VC Alert for the latest information: http://www.readyventuracounty.org/vc-alert #ThomasFire
Once upon a time, ensuring children had access to healthcare was a bipartisan issue. Now, Orrin Hatch — who CREATED the program he is referring to here — is slamming children because they won’t “lift a finger.” What has become of us?
Good morning, In case you were asleep like a normal person would be, and NOT looking at the news in the middle of the night, the Senate passed a massive tax bill. The GOP plan will hurt: -Teachers -Students -Women -Homeowners -Our healthcare system -The environment (and more)
Tomorrow, America will wake up to see the Senate GOP passed a MASSIVE tax overhaul in the dead of the night while everyone was sleeping. Do you know what’s in the bill? Probably not. Do they? Probably not. There were no public hearings. Senators were given only hours to read a 479 page bill with illegible, handwritten amendments. This bill will affect millions of lives. It will have a huge impact on Californians and people across our nation. This is reckless, absurd, and an absolute disgrace to our democracy.
This is one of 479 pages of the Tax Bill the Senate is supposed to vote on TONIGHT. Senators just got a copy to read for the first time, and it looks like THIS?! It has HAND-WRITTEN amendments. Make no mistake, this hurts California. In fact, it hurts people across our country. It creates a TRILLION dollars of debt. It hurts the poor, the middle class, our students, our grad students, the 13 MILLION who will lose health coverage because of it, and more. There were NO public hearings. NO ONE knows what’s in this bill. Honestly, I don’t expect much of the Senate GOP, but this is beyond reckless.
“You must never be fearful about what you are doing when it is right.” - Rosa Parks On this day 62 years ago, Rosa Parks stood up for equality and justice while sitting down on a bus, refusing to give up her seat to a white man. Her courage to stand up for what is right should never be forgotten.
Thrilled to have the support of Councilwoman Lena Gonzalez and Long Beach Mayor Robert Garcia! Mayor Garcia was the youngest and first LGBT person of color to be elected to Long Beach City Council. He's now the city's youngest mayor, and its first LGBT and Latino mayor! Thank you both for your support!
The Senate may vote on their tax bill TODAY. Important to understand that the GOP messaging around this bill is completely dishonest. It destroys our healthcare system while catering to the richest in our nation. Call your Senators TODAY and tell them to vote NO: 202-224-3121.
The GOP tax bill is a disgrace: - 13 million will lose health insurance - Premiums will rise - Ends deductibility of tuition waivers for grad students - Repeals deduction for interest paid on student loans Read this article. Do your research. Raise your voice. Help put an end to this bill.
So, just weeks after some of the deadliest mass shootings in our nation's history, the GOP led Congress is trying to pass a bill that would allow people with dangerous histories and no training to carry handguns. Law enforcement leaders have said the legislation would "jeopardize public safety across America." Yet, here we are. The NRA bought politicians are still pushing for this bill.
Let's be clear: The GOP Tax Bill is a healthcare bill. It reaches into every major American health care program: Medicaid, Medicare, and ACA marketplaces. We cannot allow the Senate GOP to dismantle our healthcare system to pay for a tax break for the rich. CALL YOUR SENATOR NOW: 202-224-3121.
Jayda Fransen, a member of a far-right extremist group, is guilty of perpetrating hate crimes against Muslims. The President of the United States retweeted her this morning not once, not twice, but three times. His values have been made clear.
Can't believe Trump legitimately held an event honoring Native American veterans in front of a portrait of Andrew Jackson -- the President who signed legislation that led to the Trail of Tears and thousands of Native American deaths -- and took the opportunity to make a racial slur about Elizabeth Warren. This man is either dangerously clueless or dangerously racist. Not ok with either.
9 million kids and 370,000 pregnant women rely on CHIP. Children’s health clinics are now preparing to shut down because the @GOP allowed CHIP to expire. Good thing they found time to address that URGENT need for a private jet tax break though.
Today is Transgender Remembrance Day. May we remember and honor those taken from us by anti-trans violence. “Every year, the transgender, gender nonconforming, and non-binary communities come together on November 20 to remember and honor lives lost to anti-trans violence. Each year, the number of deaths increases. Each year, it is mostly brown and Black trans women and femmes who are taken from us.”