TRUMP on 3/24: “I would love to have the country opened up and just raring to go by Easter.”
1,200,000 Americans could die if Trump ignores public health experts and “opens up” the country by Easter.
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We’ve expanded! 🔈 Starting today, free grab-and-go meals will be available in Newark, New Jersey in addition to The Bronx, Harlem, and Queens. Please share with families in need �#ChefsForAmerica
A month ago, Trump said: “It’s going to disappear. One day, it’s like a miracle, it will disappear.”
Yesterday, he said: “I don’t believe you need 40,000 or 30,000 ventilators.”
What will it take to get @realDonaldTrump
to listen to experts instead of his own hunches?
He did promise "America First." nytimes.com/2020/03/26/hea…
Before sending anyone back to their jobs, @realDonaldTrump
, you should try doing yours. nytimes.com/interactive/20…
Nurses at Mount Sinai West have resorted to wearing trash bags as protective gear. A nurse manager just died there of COVID-19.
This should not be happening in America. #WheresMyPPE nypost.com/2020/03/25/wor…
To my colleagues: This can’t wait! It isn’t a partisan issue. You should be able to keep your right to vote & health at the same time. Pass our bill!
Election officials in both parties call for emergency funding to expand voting by mail before November washingtonpost.com/politics/elect…
In this tough time, music can comfort us and bring us together. That’s why I can't wait for the @WhenWeAllVote #CouchParty
with a featured live set from @djdnice
! He’ll keep our volunteers motivated with some tunes as they help register voters.
for all you do! twitter.com/djdnice/status…
Thank you to the medical professionals, grocery store employees, delivery drivers, pharmacy workers, mail carriers, firefighters, police, nursing home employees, and everyone else who is working to save lives and keep us all going right now.
Thank you, thank you, thank you.
Healthcare workers are on the frontlines of #COVID19
every day & they don’t have the protective equipment they need to keep themselves, or us safe. If you are able to support the effort to #GetMePPE
or make masks, please visit: getusppe.org
New Yorkers: Please make sure folks in your community know about this program! twitter.com/nycgov/status/…
Please do not take medical advice from a man who looked directly at a solar eclipse.
It's incredible that this has to be said: Letting thousands of people needlessly suffer and die is wrong. It's also not a recipe for rescuing the economy.
For all of those who can differentiate a #FamiliesFirst
package from self-serving slush funds:
Call your representatives 202-224-3121 to let them know which one you support. twitter.com/HillaryClinton…
In the face of crisis, FDR had the New Deal to help suffering Americans. Now, @realDonaldTrump
, you and your fellow Republicans are pushing the #SelfDeal
. See the difference?
In good times & bad, a hot plate of food is vital nourishment for body & soul. Let’s put the restaurant industry’s 15mil workers at the service of 🇺🇸 to feed elderly, vulnerable families and first responders. With the urgency of now, we’ll make food the solution, not the problemtwitter.com/nytopinion/sta…
Mitch McConnell is playing chicken and betting that Democrats will give in. Our message has to be impossible to ignore. To Dems: keep fighting. To Republicans: #peopleoverprofits
Take action: peopleoverprofits.indivisible.org twitter.com/bkettenring/st…
Racist words can do real harm to people, especially when they're spoken by the president of the United States.
Enough with the words to divert us. We need actions to protect us.
Looking forward to a great show for a great cause, and seeing all my favorite Broadway stars' homemade soundstages. 🎤twitter.com/Rosie/status/1…
Highly recommend watching this: twitter.com/JoeBiden/statu…
We know how to confront crises like coronavirus, writes Dr. Paul Farmer of @PIH
. That includes both access to health care, but also the human element of our response. Worth a read. bostonglobe.com/2020/03/19/opi…
The Trump administration was told in January that coronavirus was likely to become a pandemic.
They refused to act for fear of spooking the markets, losing weeks of time to prepare that we won’t get back.
🚨NY has a critical need for PPE including gloves, gowns & masks🚨
We need companies to be creative to supply the crucial gear our healthcare workers need. NY will pay a premium and offer funding.
Need Funding? 📞212-803-3100
Have Unused Supplies? 📞646-522-8477
We’re launching a new webinar series: Campaigning Through Crisis. Starting on Thursday, we're covering everything from fundraising to online organizing to help Democratic women campaign during this difficult time. Register for the full program here: bit.ly/crisiswebinars…
NYS is calling on recently retired health care professionals to sign up to be part of a reserve staff if the need arises.
We also need qualified medical and nursing school students & staff.
Enlist today: health.ny.gov/assistance
📢Please share far and wide.📢
Well said. It can't be easy to be a teenager right now—thank you for teaching yours about what we all owe to each other. twitter.com/RadioFreeTom/s…
Let’s try this again, @realDonaldTrump
Hospitals are already running out of ventilators and beds. Nurses are using bandanas as masks.
If you’ve already ordered more with the Defense Production Act, tell us now.
If you haven’t, you’re failing to lead and failing Americans.
We have to maintain pressure until we massively expand #covid19
testing. South Korea has tested >10x # of people the U.S. has over the same time period. More aggressive early testing, case tracing & case monitoring translated into less extreme measures later on. Thread: twitter.com/trvrb/status/1…
Bill and I are sending our condolences today to the family of Richard Hanna, who just passed away from cancer. He knew that we don’t have to see eye to eye on everything to agree that truth matters and right matters in the United States of America. nytimes.com/2020/03/18/us/…
Coronavirus can severely sicken young people, too.
Of 508 hospitalized patients in the U.S., 38% were between the ages of 20 and 54.
Nearly half of the 121 ICU patients were adults under 65. nytimes.com/2020/03/18/hea…
Every voter must have the opportunity to vote by mail this year.
have a bill to get it done, and you can call your senators right now at (202) 224-3121 to urge them to support it. washingtonpost.com/opinions/2020/…
The Trump administration must answer for this and make tests widely accessible immediately to help front-line health care workers do their jobs. twitter.com/Reuters/status…
If you or someone you know is concerned about food or housing security, or if you’re looking for somewhere to make a donation, here are a few organizations offering support during this crisis:
This is the most groundbreaking Crim Pro I’ve seen since I taught it at Arkansas myself (during the late Middle Ages, after the bubonic plague and before the coronavirus). twitter.com/alexchcarroll/…
Forever proud of @chefjoseandres
and the way he models service and community in times of crisis. twitter.com/washingtonpost…
Congress needs to act to make voting by mail the norm going forward, with the specifics outlined by election expert Marc Elias below to make it accessible for all. twitter.com/marceelias/sta…
Congratulations to @Marie4Congress
for her win in #IL03
yesterday. It's a victory for reproductive rights, better health care, DREAMers, our climate, and an economy that works for everyone.
The president is turning to racist rhetoric to distract from his failures to take the coronavirus seriously early on, make tests widely available, and adequately prepare the country for a period of crisis.
Don't fall for it. Don't let your friends and family fall for it.
Today would be a really really good day for the Senate to pass our legislation to mandate emergency #VoteByMail
through November. RETWEET if you agree. twitter.com/cnbc/status/12…
Glad DNC is pushing for vote by mail. Here are the 4 safeguards for states to adopt:
➡️Postage is pre-paid.
➡️Ballots postmarked by Election Day must count.
➡️Voters are notified and can cure any signature matching issues.
➡️Community groups can collect and return sealed ballots. twitter.com/aseitzwald/sta…
I agree with Chelsea: We all have a real responsibility to protect each other right now. twitter.com/ChelseaClinton…
Thank you to the governors of Ohio, Illinois, New York, and other states who have shown leadership in closing schools, limiting public gatherings, and shutting down bars and restaurants to limit the spread of coronavirus. It's a tough call to make but the right thing to do.
NEW: Those that are 65 and older or vulnerable to #COVID?19
must practice home isolation.
Bars, night clubs, wineries, and breweries should close in CA.
Restaurants -- focus on takeout for those isolating. Maximize social distancing.
Call your representatives today and demand they pass the #FamiliesFirst
coronavirus bill. It contains:
- Free testing
- 14 days paid sick leave
- 3 months paid family leave
- Expanded unemployment insurance & food security
- Medicaid funds
Lives are on the line. (202) 224-3121
I know this is all hard for you, @realDonaldTrump
, so let me spell it out:
- Free testing
- Fee waivers
- Emergency sick leave
- Giving a damn