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Today I don’t feel like a patriot, exactly.

I feel grateful for the opportunity to have my life, and alongside my peers here, to engage in trying to create change.

I’m not waving flags, wishing anyone a happy anything, or lighting off fireworks. I am grateful for the opportunity to be part of the changing of humanity’s mindset as we get more honest and reflective about the world in which we live. We can be grateful AND show that gratitude in November.

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How many more deaths will there be until those in power wake up and realize how dire this situation is? The American Medical Association classifies the murder rates of trans women as an epidemic. 19 beautiful women have lost their lives due to hate and ignorance that is permitted by the status quo. This needs to stop.

NBC Miami: "Broward Authorities Searching for Shooter in Transgender Woman's Killing": is.gd/l2Qbh2

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July 4th is supposed to celebrate a rebellion against tyranny, while the greatest threat of tyranny we’ve faced since 1776 occupies the White House, the kind that attacks peaceful Americans exercising their First Amendment rights with tear gas and rubber bullets.

My new hope starts on January 20th, 2021 when 45* is escorted out. That's when I'll celebrate , not a day before.

America on its 244th birthday: Dark skies, canceled parades, but also new hope:
washingtonpost.com/national/am

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@NatashaRomanoff @TonyStark
The real patriotic thing to do is to stay home and follow wearing a mask and socially distancing.

Conservatives have time and time again proven themselves to have no hesitation or doubts about harming marginalized groups. Their blatant disregard for the mental well-being of transgender youth is disgusting. It's time to vote them all out of office.

Pink News: "Teachers should be forced to misgender trans kids unless they have ‘permission’ from parents, right-wing think tank suggests": is.gd/8o3w3q

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This decision was 5-4.

This situation didn't have to be this way, either. Trump got handed 2 SCOTUS picks. Let's not do that again.

Supreme Court temporarily blocks court order that cleared the way for expanded vote by mail in Alabama due to Covid-19:
cnn.com/2020/07/02/politics/su

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Most of us don't hear this nearly often enough, so I want to just say – whatever it is you're trying to accomplish right now? I know you can do this. You're brilliant, and I believe in you 💚

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@Dagny @TonyStark what gets me, at least where I am, is not that they think they are invincible but they don't care. If their gym is closed or their drive is slowed by a protest or any other minor inconvenience they will scream bloody murder and those things better be there for them regardless of who it kills as long as it isn't them themselves.

The Republican/Libertarian motto of "I got mine, fuck you" is killing this country. Literally.

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18 trans women murdered this year alone. 91% of trans women killed last year were black. This is not okay. We need a grand, fundamental reform of the racist, transphobia-ridden system we live in.

The Grio: "Trans woman Merci Mack killed in Dallas": is.gd/z4qffI

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@marissa People act like it's not a binary choice. Sure, you can vote for the Libertarian or Green candidate, write in Bernie or Elmo from Sesame Street. It all amounts to the same when there are going to be two choices competing for those 270 electoral votes needed to become president, and those will almost certainly be Biden and Trump. If we don't want four more years of Trump, we get over not having 100% of what we want, and realize Biden is much better for our interests.

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