Tom Perez
2 months ago

Today at our DNC winter meeting, I had some sentiments I needed to share about this #FakeTrumpEmergency. And I want to share some of my thoughts with all of you.

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  • Tom Perez
    2 months ago

    Donald Trump declared a national emergency on Thursday. You want to know where there’s a national emergency? We have a national emergency of gun violence. We have a national emergency on climate. We have a national emergency on voter suppression.

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  • Tom Perez
    2 months ago

    There’s a national emergency on health care. If you can’t afford your insulin, that’s a family emergency, a community emergency, and a national emergency.

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  • Tom Perez
    2 months ago

    400 years after the arrival of slavery, we still have a national emergency — even after Charlottesville, we still have a president who can’t call racism racism. America has 5% of the world’s population and 25% of the prison population. That’s a national emergency.

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  • Tom Perez
    2 months ago

    Too many Americans are living paycheck to paycheck. That’s a national emergency. Americans are carrying *1.5 trillion dollars* in student debt. That’s a national emergency.

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  • Tom Perez
    2 months ago

    And frankly, we’re facing a national emergency when it comes to our values — I don’t understand how “compassion” became a four-letter word. “Immigrants” became a four-letter word. “Inclusion” became a 4-letter word. “Muslim” became a 4-letter word.

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  • Tom Perez
    2 months ago

    This is a moral reckoning as much as anything. My faith teaches me that that which we do unto the least of us, we do unto all of us. That’s a universal value — but it’s a universal value that’s on the chopping block.

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  • Tom Perez
    2 months ago

    The national emergency is coming from inside the White House. And where is Donald Trump? He’s in Palm Beach working on his backswing.

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  • Replying to @TomPerez

    WE do NOT want Bernie on our ticket. He wants to be president run as the Independent he is.

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  • Replying to @TomPerez @TheDemocrats

    You had us all at “today” but the real question is what are you doing about it? Want a suggestion? Maybe show some backbone and cut funding for everything Republicans hold dear. Let them know that any budget submitted to Congress must contain a 5% defense cut.

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  • Replying to @macsimcon @TomPerez @TheDemocrats

    Exactly. He’s all talk no walk.

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  • Replying to @KeiraSoleore @macsimcon and 2 others

    You guys realize the Republicans have the Majority in the Senate, right? Put your energy into electing Democrats.

    You guys realize the Republicans have the Majority in the Senate, right? Put your energy into electing Democrats.

  • Replying to @JulieCollura @macsimcon and 2 others

    Exactly. That is what the DNC needs to focus on. This is also why every election I pound the pavement and doorbell and phonebank. Without boots on the ground, nothing is going to happen.

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  • Replying to @TomPerez

    We also have a failure to ameliorate global climate crises-which Americans had a large hand in creating. But your points are well taken. And I like the ground rules for the Democratic candidates' debates. So, well done, Mr. Perez.

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  • Replying to @TomPerez @TheDemocrats

    Remember that time the DNC flip flopped on fossil fuel money? AFTER losing in 2016?

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  • Replying to @ontheprall @TomPerez @TheDemocrats

    Remember that the DNC is trying to better themselves! This is what America is all about! Make mistakes admit to them and keep it moving! Key here is to keep it moving. He is, they are, and I’m impressed!

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  • Replying to @Shaytech @TomPerez @TheDemocrats

    They made progress by deciding not to accept fossil fuel money. Then after losing in 2016 reversed that decision, which is definitely the wrong direction.

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  • Replying to @ontheprall @Shaytech and 2 others

    So what? What's your stupid point?

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  • Replying to @TomPerez

    @threadreaderapp Please unroll this thread. Unroll

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  • Replying to @Bjorkian15

    Hi! you can read it here: Thread by @TomPerez: "Today at our DNC winter meeting, I had some sentiments I needed to share about this . And I want to s […]" #FakeTrumpEmergency https://threadreaderapp.com/thread/1096938758199525377.html … See you soon. 🤖

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