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6 Jun 2019

Andrew Yang says tuition too expensive, he will forgive much and work on reform

College is too expensive, forcing many to take out student loans that will saddle them with debt throughout their lives. I would forgive much of this debt and work with schools to reduce tuition. We can do much better for our young people.
College is too expensive, forcing many to take out student loans that will saddle them with debt throughout their lives....

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6 Jun 2019

Kamala promotes the LIFT act to give families $500

The American people deserve a raise. One of the first things I’ll do as president is pass the LIFT Act to ensure the economy starts working again for working people by giving families up to $500/mo. I’ve met too many folks who are working 2-3 jobs just to make ends meet. Enough.
The American people deserve a raise. One of the first things I’ll do as president is pass the LIFT Act to ensure the...

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6 Jun 2019

Kamala shares Bobby Kennedy’s quote says its time for moral leadership

“These are not ordinary times and this is not an ordinary election. At stake is not simply the leadership of our party and even our country. It is our right to moral leadership of this planet.” —Bobby Kennedy
“These are not ordinary times and this is not an ordinary election. At stake is not simply the leadership of our party...

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6 Jun 2019

Warren calls for big structural change to address climate change

Here’s what really troubles me: The Trump administration keeps trying to deny science across the board. At our #WarrenTownHall, I made it clear: Climate change is one of the biggest crises we face, and we need to make big, structural changes in order to address it head on.
Here’s what really troubles me: The Trump administration keeps trying to deny science across the board. At our...

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6 Jun 2019

Warren calls for ending Hyde amendment

I'm in the fight for reproductive rights all the way. We need to: End the #HydeAmendment and Trump’s gag rule Pass the EACH Woman Act Ensure that #MedicareForAll includes contraception and abortion coverage Defend #TitleX family planning funding
I'm in the fight for reproductive rights all the way. We need to: End the #HydeAmendment and Trump’s gag rule Pass the...
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4 Jun 2019

Bernie advocates for Walmart workers to get a living wage and seat on the board

"We all help make this company run every day... We should have a say in how the company makes its decisions." –Cade, Walmart associate @Walmart workers deserve a living wage and seats on the corporate board. Period. #EndWalmartGreed @forrespectpic.twitter.com/NTn2h08zub
"We all help make this company run every day... We should have a say in how the company makes its decisions." –Cade,...

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4 Jun 2019

Warren prays for Trans Women in ICE custody and wants answers on Tran Deaths

I’m praying for Johana Medina Leon and her loved ones. Not a single person should die in ICE custody. We need to call out the number of trans women of color who’ve died under ICE custody, and we need answers.
I’m praying for Johana Medina Leon and her loved ones. Not a single person should die in ICE custody. We need to call...

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4 Jun 2019

Warren stands with Eric Holder to end gerrymandering

Today, I took @DemRedistrict’s pledge to support fair districts and end partisan gerrymandering. I’m with @EricHolder all the way. The power belongs to the people, and voters should choose their representatives—not the other way around. #FairMaps
Today, I took @DemRedistrict’s pledge to support fair districts and end partisan gerrymandering. I’m with...

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3 Jun 2019

Bernie advocates for educators to demand a better life and more investment in education

The teacher strikes in West Virginia and many more states in the last few years have transformed our country. Educators have a right to demand a better life and more investment in education. This is an attack on workers and it must not stand.
The teacher strikes in West Virginia and many more states in the last few years have transformed our country. Educators...

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3 Jun 2019

Bernie recalls his family struggles growing up, says I know where I came from

My mother’s dream was to own her own home, but we never came close. I remember being yelled at for going to the wrong store for groceries and paying more than I should’ve. I know where I came from. I know millions of families face the same struggle now.
My mother’s dream was to own her own home, but we never came close. I remember being yelled at for going to the wrong...

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3 Jun 2019

Bernie shares stats on rise in cost of living, calls for college, medicare and jobs for all

How costs have risen in the last decade alone: Education: +65% Food: +26% Health care: +21% Housing: +16% Transportation: +11% We need college for all, Medicare for all and jobs for all if millennials are going to have a fair shot at a decent standard of living.
How costs have risen in the last decade alone: Education: +65% Food: +26% Health care: +21% Housing: +16%...

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3 Jun 2019

Warren advocates for Green New Deal and a plan to pay for it

With bold investments, we can fight climate change, achieve the ambitious targets of the Green New Deal, and create more than a million good jobs here at home. I have a plan to invest at least $2 trillion in green research, manufacturing, and exporting.
With bold investments, we can fight climate change, achieve the ambitious targets of the Green New Deal, and create more...

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29 May 2019

Beto calls for immigration overhaul in NYTime article

"O’Rourke leaned on his ties to El Paso, interspersing a nine-page policy paper with testimonials from immigrants. He drew a contrast between his ideas and what he called “cruel and cynical” immigration policies enacted by the Trump administration.
"O’Rourke leaned on his ties to El Paso, interspersing a nine-page policy paper with testimonials from immigrants. He...

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29 May 2019

Beto says we listened to people to come up with our immigration plan

By showing up to meet with, listen to, and learn from people everywhere -- in El Paso but also in Iowa, New Hampshire, Wisconsin, communities across this country -- we created an American immigration plan that overcomes years of inaction.
By showing up to meet with, listen to, and learn from people everywhere -- in El Paso but also in Iowa, New Hampshire,...

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29 May 2019

Beto says we must start impeachment proceedings against Trump

As Mueller reiterates there were "multiple, systemic efforts to interfere in our election," Trump calls it a hoax. He invited these attacks, obstructed the investigation into them & told Putin there will be no consequences for launching a concerted attack on our political system.
As Mueller reiterates there were "multiple, systemic efforts to interfere in our election," Trump calls it a hoax. He...
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29 May 2019

Beto shares a quote from a DACA recipient who wants to better this country and society

"I arrived in the U.S. when I was 13 with my mother after we lost our home during Hurricane Wilma. I've always pushed myself to be the best I can be, and when I graduate I want to use my degree to better this country and society." -David, who is a DACA recipient.
"I arrived in the U.S. when I was 13 with my mother after we lost our home during Hurricane Wilma. I've always pushed...

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29 May 2019

Beto shares a story of an immigrant that became a DR in Venezuela and has opened 2 clinics in El Paso

Jose studied medicine in Venezuela but left because of the political climate. Since then, he's opened two clinics in El Paso and a restaurant. With Jose's story in mind, let's do more to empower everyone to contribute to the shared greatness of our communities, economy & country.
Jose studied medicine in Venezuela but left because of the political climate. Since then, he's opened two clinics in El...

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29 May 2019

Beto shares story of illigal immigrant who is a survivor of human trafficking

Evelyn is a survivor of human trafficking and now helps other survivors build new lives for themselves in the US. We must work with our global partners to fight violence and poverty while bolstering our shared security and prosperity. Our plan does that.
Evelyn is a survivor of human trafficking and now helps other survivors build new lives for themselves in the US. We...

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28 May 2019

Beto calls for a voting rights act to make sure everyone gets to vote

Those in power have spent decades keeping people out of their democracy. Glad Whitley is gone. Grateful for the Texans who made it happen. Now let's pass a new Voting Rights Act to ensure everyone is able to cast their vote and have their voice heard.
Those in power have spent decades keeping people out of their democracy. Glad Whitley is gone. Grateful for the Texans...

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26 May 2019

Beto criticizes Trump for siding with Dictators

Let’s end these love affairs with dictators and strongmen. Now, it’s siding with Kim over someone who's dedicated his life to public service for this country. But it's also Putin and MbS. Duterte and el-Sisi. As Trump does this, he turns his back on us, our democracy, our allies.
Let’s end these love affairs with dictators and strongmen. Now, it’s siding with Kim over someone who's dedicated...

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26 May 2019

Beto criticizes Trumps immigration policy, says he did better when they connected families with case managers

This president has caged children, separated families, failed to reunite them, and lost the lives of at least six kids in our care. All at the expense of our humanity and our values, not to the benefit of our safety. We must do better, and under my administration we will.
This president has caged children, separated families, failed to reunite them, and lost the lives of at least six kids...

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26 May 2019

Kamala criticizes Trump administration for breaking up families says she will reinstate DACA

The Trump Administration continues to break up families and deport people who pose no harm to public safety. This is unconscionable. As president, I will reinstate DACA and implement DAPA to protect Dreamers and their parents from deportation.
The Trump Administration continues to break up families and deport people who pose no harm to public safety. This is...

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26 May 2019

Kamala releases a plan to force corporations to prove they are not engaging in pay discrimination

This week I released a plan that would force corporations to prove they are not engaging in pay discrimination. The gender pay gap won’t quickly close on its own unless we take action. Corporations must be held accountable.
This week I released a plan that would force corporations to prove they are not engaging in pay discrimination. The...

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25 May 2019

Kamala says economy is not working for most, her LIFT act will give families $500 to make ends meet.

Our economy isn’t working for most Americans. An unexpected expense shouldn’t throw your life into financial chaos. My LIFT Act will give families up to $500 per month to help make ends meet.
Our economy isn’t working for most Americans. An unexpected expense shouldn’t throw your life into financial chaos....
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25 May 2019

Warren says selling arms to Saudi Arabia will not make us safe and will only enrich defense contractors

Selling more weapons to Saudi Arabia doesn't make America safer or align with our country's values. It only benefits defense contractors and @realDonaldTrump's alarming desire to sow chaos abroad. l'll do everything I can in Congress to stop it.
Selling more weapons to Saudi Arabia doesn't make America safer or align with our...

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24 May 2019

Julian Castro calls for an investigation into the death of 10 year old immigrant child

This administration covered up the death of a ten-year-old child — why should we trust them when they say there are no others? Congress should investigate these deaths and hold those responsible accountable immediately.
This administration covered up the death of a ten-year-old child — why should we trust them when they say there are no...

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24 May 2019

Julian Castro shares his CNN interview where he calls for Trumps imepachment

2020 candidate @JulianCastro says "it's a mistake not to move forward with impeachment right now." "The mistake is that really you're playing into his hand by giving him a clean bill of health" by not starting impeachment despite Trump's wrongdoing. 
2020 candidate @JulianCastro says "it's a mistake not to move forward with impeachment right now." "The mistake is that...
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24 May 2019

Julian Castro talks about his policy on fair pay, getting big money out of politics

Raise the minimum wage Ensure equal pay for equal work  Get big money out of politics At last month's #WorkersForum, @JulianCastro laid out his plans for an economy that works for ALL Americans—not just the rich and powerful:
Raise the minimum wage Ensure equal pay for equal work  Get big money out of politics At last month's...

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24 May 2019

Kamala says Roe vs Wade is under attack and will fight to protect it

In case these past few weeks haven’t made it clear: Roe v. Wade is under attack. Lawmakers across our nation are trying to take a woman’s right to make decisions about her body away from her. We will fight with everything we have to protect that right.
In case these past few weeks haven’t made it clear: Roe v. Wade is under attack. Lawmakers across our nation are...
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24 May 2019

Pete Buttigieg speaks about getting help for disabled students instead of incarcerating them

Disabled students are twice as likely to be expelled and are more likely to be referred to the police, putting them in the same school-to-prison pipeline that ensnares students of color. Our kids deserve accommodation, not incarceration.
Disabled students are twice as likely to be expelled and are more likely to be referred to the police, putting them in...

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24 May 2019

Warren condemns acts of vandalism

This is a despicable act of cowardice. This vandalism is meant to divide us – but I know it only strengthens the resolve of the people of Dorchester and the Commonwealth of Massachusetts to remember and honor those who made the ultimate sacrifice.
This is a despicable act of cowardice. This vandalism is meant to divide us – but I know it only strengthens the...
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24 May 2019

Warren reports that FEMA will rebuild a hospital in Puerto Rico because of their inquiry

Last week, @SenatorMenendez, @NydiaVelazquez & I questioned @FEMA about the delays. Now, the agency has confirmed the hospital on Vieques will be rebuilt. It's a critical win for the people of Puerto Rico – and we’ll be with them every step of the way.
Last week, @SenatorMenendez, @NydiaVelazquez & I questioned @FEMA about the delays. Now, the agency has confirmed...
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24 May 2019

Warren reports that she voted for a bipartisan disaster relief bill

Last night, I voted for a major bipartisan disaster relief package that will help people across the country recover from natural disasters like hurricanes, flooding, and wildfires. When we work together, our nation comes out on top.
Last night, I voted for a major bipartisan disaster relief package that will help people across the country recover from...
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24 May 2019

Bernie asks McDonald CEO to be an example and raise minimum wage to $15

“I say to McDonald's CEO @SteveEasterbrk: Be a leader. Set an example for the entire fast food industry to follow. Raise your minimum wage to $15 an hour and respect the constitutional right of all of your workers to form a union.”
“I say to McDonald's CEO @SteveEasterbrk: Be a leader. Set an example for the entire fast food industry to follow....
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24 May 2019

Bernie goes after Wallmart for paying poverty wages

“Raising their minimum wage to $15 an hour: -Amazon -Disneyland -Costco -Target Still paying poverty wages: -@Walmart Walmart is owned by the richest family in America. They must pay ALL workers a living wage.”
“Raising their minimum wage to $15 an hour: -Amazon -Disneyland -Costco -Target Still paying poverty wages: -@Walmart...
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24 May 2019

Bernie reminds people they need to vote

“In 1981, we won our race for City Hall in Burlington by 10 votes. Just 10 votes. Don't let anyone tell you that you cannot make a difference when you get involved in the political process. https://t.co/e1GywAAttt”
“In 1981, we won our race for City Hall in Burlington by 10 votes. Just 10 votes. Don't let anyone tell you that you...
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24 May 2019

Bernie retweets article that says he is using his mailing list to get people to support striking McDonald workers

“A lot of 2020 candidates are throwing their support behind strikes. But @BernieSanders is taking it to a new level by using his email lists to directly rally support for picket lines, as he did today for striking McDonald's workers. My story: https://t.co/KFIAS6JKFN”
“A lot of 2020 candidates are throwing their support behind strikes. But @BernieSanders is taking it to a new level by...
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24 May 2019

Bernie says if Amazon can pay workers $15, Mc Donalds can do in view of all the profits they make

“If Amazon can raise its minimum wage to $15 an hour, there is no reason that McDonald’s—a company that took in $1.4 billion in profit and paid its CEO $22 million—can’t also pay its workers a living wage.”
“If Amazon can raise its minimum wage to $15 an hour, there is no reason that McDonald’s—a company that took in...

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24 May 2019

Bernie says Trans woman murdered should be alive today, bigotry got to end

“Muhlaysia Booker, Dana Martia, Claire Legato, Ashanti Carmon and Michelle Washington should be alive today. The attacks against trans people, and trans women of color in particular, are part of a bigotry which has got to end. https://t.co/yhxx2mqPy6”
“Muhlaysia Booker, Dana Martia, Claire Legato, Ashanti Carmon and Michelle Washington should be alive today. The...

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24 May 2019

Bernie speaks in favor of voter rights registration in Nevada

“The right to vote is fundamental to participation in our society. This bill will remove barriers to reintegration and restore voting rights for thousands of Nevadans. I commend Speaker @JasonFrierson and the Nevada Legislature for passing this legislation.”
“The right to vote is fundamental to participation in our society. This bill will remove barriers to reintegration and...

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23 May 2019

Andrew Yang proposes Freedom Dividend to create an genuine economy around elder care

The Freedom Dividend would be a great way to create a genuine economy around elder care - right now there is a need for home health care aides but not enough money going to them and other services. America is aging fast 
The Freedom Dividend would be a great way to create a genuine economy around elder care - right now there is a need for...

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23 May 2019

Andrew Yang wants to avoid Journalist being responsible for athletes getting additional monetary awards

Having journalists who are paid tens of thousands of dollars a year and work in a contracting industry being responsible for the additional award of tens of millions of dollars to pro athletes whom they are in regular contact with seems like something you would want to avoid.
Having journalists who are paid tens of thousands of dollars a year and work in a contracting industry being responsible...

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23 May 2019

Bernie says we need to stand for womens rights and protect abortion access

“At this pivotal moment, we must do everything we can to protect abortion access. I'm proud that my home state of Vermont is taking this major step to say that women, not the government, have the ultimate right to control their bodies."
“At this pivotal moment, we must do everything we can to protect abortion access. I'm proud that my home state of...
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23 May 2019

Julian Castro announces he will not take money from corporations

Since day one, my campaign refused contributions from PACs, corporations, and lobbyists. Today I announced we're also refusing contributions from oil, gas, and coal executives—so you know my priorities are with the health of our families, climate and democracy. #NoFossilFuelMoney
Since day one, my campaign refused contributions from PACs, corporations, and lobbyists. Today I announced we're also...

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23 May 2019

Julian Castro attends rally to support McDonald workers

Enjoyed working with @LeAnn_Wallace and the @SpecNewsATX team today! @JulianCastro visited #Durham #NC to support McDonald's employees on strike for better wages and working conditions, many workers say their harassment complaints have been brushed 
Enjoyed working with @LeAnn_Wallace and the @SpecNewsATX team today! @JulianCastro visited #Durham #NC to support...

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23 May 2019

Julian Castro criticized McDonalds for how they have treated their employees

While @McDonalds has raked in billions in profits each year, they've failed to adequately pay their employees, let them unionize, or protect them from sexual harassment. Proud to stand with @RevDrBarber and @MaryKayHenry to strike for workers across the country.
While @McDonalds has raked in billions in profits each year, they've failed to adequately pay their employees, let them...

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23 May 2019

Kamala says corporation must make sure of fair pay

The onus shouldn’t be on working women to prove they aren’t being paid equally, it should be on large corporations. As far as I am concerned, this is a simple American value — pay people for the work they do.http://kamalaharris.org/equalpay 
The onus shouldn’t be on working women to prove they aren’t being paid equally, it should be on large corporations....
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23 May 2019

Warren co-sponsors women’s health protection act, ensuring access to abortion

I'm proud to cosponsor the Women’s Health Protection Act. It would #StopTheBans by enshrining Roe v. Wade into federal law – ensuring everyone in this country has access to abortion, no matter where they live. #ActForWomen
I'm proud to cosponsor the Women’s Health Protection Act. It would #StopTheBans by enshrining Roe v. Wade into federal...
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