Thank you, @CecileRichards, for your tireless advocacy on behalf of women and girls, and for your grace under pressure over these last 12 years. And thank you to @PPFA for all you’ve done and continue to do to advance reproductive rights. Onward!
For those of you who don’t know @aminatou, she’s a supremely talented young woman with a terrific podcast, @callyrgf. She is also courageously & gracefully managing a cancer diagnosis. Amina, sending you good vibes post-surgery & sharing your inspiring thread. Further read (Est. read time: 6 mins)
In 2017, the Women’s March was a beacon of hope and defiance. In 2018, it is a testament to the power and resilience of women everywhere. Let’s show that same power in the voting booth this year. #PowerToThePolls
The anniversary of the devastating earthquake 8 years ago is a day to remember the tragedy, honor the resilient people of Haiti, & affirm America’s commitment to helping our neighbors. Instead, we‘re subjected to Trump’s ignorant, racist views of anyone who doesn’t look like him.
Families across America had to start 2018 worried that their kids wouldn’t have health care. Failing to act now shows the true face of Republicans & their donor-driven immoral agenda. You control the Senate agenda @SenateMajLdr. Enough is enough.
Time to bring CHIP to the Senate floor as promised. This alleged extension until March doesn’t cut it as states freeze enrollment & send out letters warning that coverage will end. This is frightening to parents & wreaks havoc for states. Explore full detail (Est. read time: 10 mins)
Along with @IndivisibleTeam, @ColorOfChange, @EmergeAmerica, @swingleft, and @runforsomething, I know these groups will continue to do the incredible work of making our democracy stronger in 2018, and I'm proud to be on their team.
Onward Together is ending 2017 by supporting six more incredible organizations fighting to protect voting rights and to make it easier for young, diverse candidates to get on the ballot and get elected.
I guest-edited this month’s issue of @TeenVogue. It was a wonderful experience, with lots of terrific contributions from people I love & respect. Read this letter that my daughter wrote to her children about why she’s still optimistic about the future. cc: @ChelseaClinton Explore full detail (Est. read time: 13 mins)
So in these surreal times, let’s rally together & take action. Call your House and Senate members at 202-224-3121 and tell them to take care of kids now and protect our seniors, the poor & vulnerable from future attacks. Tell them that it’s the very least they can do.
How is it that in the middle of dividing up $1.5 trillion dollars between corporations & the ultra-wealthy, Republicans can’t find the time & money to take care of children? These are perverse priorities. Congress needs to pass CHIP now, as they have every year since the 1990s.
It gets worse. During the campaign I warned that the Rs would come after social security, Medicare, & Medicaid & now they are. Imagine buying a Rolex & paying for it with money you saved to take care of your kids. That’s what Congress is doing w/ your tax dollars.
The Children's Health Insurance Program, which provides health care for 9 million kids & has been reauthorized on a bipartisan basis every year for almost 2 decades, is hanging in limbo because Congress let it expire over 2 months ago.
Sometimes it’s hard to know what to do after a loss. Not this time.
This tax bill is only going to get worse as people learn more about it. There are 6 GOP Senators that have to run on it & 2 open seats in 2018. We all need to get to work.
Wow. I wasn’t sure how letting my guard down would go...but it’s been cathartic & rewarding. I loved writing this book, & I’m honored to be in such great company on this list!
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It’s been almost 2 months since Congress let the program that provides health care for 9 million children expire. Call Congress & tell them to reauthorize CHIP now: 202-224-3121 Watch full article (Est. read time: 12 mins)
Join me live this morning at 9:45am for an important discussion about child & adolescent mental health, focused on solutions for families & communities. #ChildMindSummit
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I’ve thought a lot about the church massacre last Sunday. What can anyone say equal to the horror & grief?
We should act to prevent future killings by expanding & fully funding background checks.
94% of Americans support them, it should be the law.
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As we celebrate, let’s also remember the work ahead. Proud that groups that Onward Together supports—including @SwingLeft, which is laser-focused on taking back the House—have been making incredible progress in the fight for 2018 and beyond. Onward!
So many groups own a piece of last night's victory, from @theDemocrats to @EMILYsList to @TheDLCC. It's remarkable to watch our Democratic family—groups with decades of victories and those born in the aftermath of the last election—team up to make nights like last night possible.
Last night was a great reminder of what’s possible when we come together and fight for what we believe in. So I wanted to take a few minutes to celebrate the extraordinary successes of a few groups I—and Onward Together—proudly fight alongside.