I am brown, and Muslim, and Elizabeth Warren is one of the only senators I trust to fight for my rights and the rights of every community.
Here is why:
Muslims are the most disapproved group in America, according to a new study, amid increasing anti-Muslim rhetoric from conservative politicians.https://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/americas/muslims-acism-america-most-disliked-group-discrimination-anti-mosque-a7311151.html
20% of Americans don't even think Muslims should have the right to vote. https://www.economist.com/graphic-detail/2018/06/14/nearly-one-fifth-of-americans-would-deny-their-countrys-muslims-the-right-to-vote
Democrats despise Donald Trump’s travel ban, but Republicans maintain their support for ithttps://www.economist.com/graphic-detail/2018/06/14/nearly-one-fifth-of-americans-would-deny-their-countrys-muslims-the-right-to-vote
In Donald Trump's America, we worry about our kids, nephews, nieces, etc, being bullied.
Not just by the kids of Trumpers, but of those that are supposed to know better.
We worry about kids getting called terrorists, and not having friends in school to lean on.
Even ostensibly liberal shows like Bill Maher promote Muslimphobic stereotypes.
Senator Elizabeth Warren spoke in vivid terms on Tuesday about the despair she viewed on the shores of Greece.https://www.bostonglobe.com/news/politics/2015/10/13/senators-elizabeth-warren-jeanne-shaheen-visit-island-lesbos-greece-and-view-syrian-refugee-crisis-close/73iAYYxuVYjHBwa18BQ2AI/story.html?event=event25
Implored politicians unwilling to help to do something to help.
She spoke about little girls sent away by parents, because the journey to safety alone was safer than Syria.
And she spoke powerfully on their behalf on the Senate floor. https://twitter.com/cenkuygur/status/667614604462194688
OVER THE PAST FOUR YEARS, millions of people have fled their homes in Syria, running for their lives. In recent months, the steady stream of refugees has been a flood that has swept across Europe....https://commonwealthmagazine.org/politics/warren-we-cant-abandon-syrian-refugees/
Promote community and understanding in the face of Trump's bigotry. https://twitter.com/nadeemtron/status/808088599606468608?s=20
To pressure the admin to release detained Muslim-Americans, and greencard and visa holders.
Leading, like he always did.
He supported the LGBTQ community when it was unpopular to do so.
And Muslims when it's unpopular.
He was our champion.
Rest in power.
Twenty-two-year-old Tiba Faraj is originally from Iraq. She came to Massachusetts as a refugee with her family in 2010. She's now a junior at UMass Dartmouth.https://www.wbur.org/news/2017/02/28/iraqi-refugee-faraj-warren
A proposal to accept 20,000 Jewish children was also rejected.
Americans were against Jewish refugees by 2 to 1 margin. https://www.vox.com/policy-and-politics/2017/1/27/14412082/refugees-history-holocaust
Who only look out for those than can vote for them.
He said his conversation with her was, “absolutely most insulting conversation I have ever had with anyone" https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/jasonleopold/john-kelly-called-elizabeth-warren-an-impolite-arrogant
Warren harassed Kelly's office to change their position.
When she finally got a hold of him on the phone, she gave him a verbal thrashing to remember.
So Warren responded.
Here is her thread on what happened: https://twitter.com/ewarren/status/1050763411217424384
Elizabeth Warren spoke up and pushed her colleagues to do the same. https://twitter.com/WajahatAli/status/1116917321724039168
How can Muslim Americans trust those that couldn't even be bothered to send a video to defend our rights?
When Elizabeth Warren talks of faith, she includes all, in the most heartfelt way. https://twitter.com/BasmahNada/status/1219036463418966016
This would make a future contiguous Palestinian state impossible.
These 12 Senators are pushing back.
Annexation would mean endless conflict.
All Dems oppose annexation in terms of stated policy.
So where are the others besides these 12?
But what good does it do mean to have someone in office who looks like me but doesn't fight for me?
I can't live vicariously through someone's successful, high-flying political career. https://twitter.com/matthewferner/status/1281669456188461056
'None of us can ignore what is happening in this country,' Warren says. 'Black lives matter.'https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/post-politics/wp/2015/09/27/elizabeth-warren-just-gave-the-speech-that-black-lives-matter-activists-have-been-waiting-for/
Something many politicians on the Left engage in.
Economic justice is not sufficient to racial justice. https://twitter.com/AFJustice/status/648588085425344512
Opal Tometi didn't endorse anyone in the primary. https://twitter.com/aliciagarza/status/1230499681190338561
He noted in an interview in May 2019 that Elizabeth Warren approached him after it came out, six years ago, not to ask for favors, but looking to learn.
Five years after his landmark article, the writer discusses what forms reparations might take, and which Democratic candidates seem most serious about the issue.https://www.newyorker.com/news/the-new-yorker-interview/ta-nehisi-coates-revisits-the-case-for-reparations
Netroots 2017. https://twitter.com/KumarRaoNYC/status/896402432711962624
They wrote an op-ed about it. https://edition.cnn.com/2017/09/05/opinions/female-prisoners-dignity-act-booker-warren-opinion/index.html
If passed, the Dignity for Incarcerated Women Act, which features reforms that would strengthen family ties and support rehabilitation, would be a step toward making our criminal justice system more...https://edition.cnn.com/2017/09/05/opinions/female-prisoners-dignity-act-booker-warren-opinion/index.html
Written to address mandatory minimums, and give judges leeway in imposing lesser sentences. https://www.congress.gov/bill/115th-congress/senate-bill/1127/cosponsors
To deal with the militarization of local police forces, and resulting use of excessive force. https://www.congress.gov/bill/115th-congress/senate-bill/1856/
To address the use of solitary confinement and improve conditions for inmates separated from the general population. https://twitter.com/civilrightsorg/status/987443445957562368
It wasn't possible they said.
How Elizabeth Warren succeeded in getting the student debt forgiven is documented well in this article. https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/mollyhensleyclancy/elizabeth-warren-student-debt-for-profit-colleges
Because the Warren-Gardner & Warren-Booker amendments were added to Every Child Achieves Act 2015, there is some accountability for states & local authorities, so minority public education isn't destroyed. https://commonwealthmagazine.org/education/warren-hails-civil-rights-legacy-of-education-law/
WHILE IT’S EASY to get caught up in the details and debates over mandated testing regimens and teacher evaluation policies, the federal education law that stirred such backlash for more than a decade...https://commonwealthmagazine.org/education/warren-hails-civil-rights-legacy-of-education-law/
I will have a section on Warren's work on education, to address disparities between the races, later in this thread.
She had spoken about it many times before, but because it was a few months before her Senate reelection, Republicans seized on it. https://twitter.com/daveweigel/status/1025518647937302533
Gov. Charlie Baker became the latest politician to push back on U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren’s comments that the criminal-justice system is “racist … front to back,” giving a…https://www.bostonherald.com/2018/08/13/charlie-baker-defends-cops-from-liz-warrens-racist-remark/
Yarmouth Police Chief Frank Frederickson said statements made by Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren calling the American criminal justice system racist are “disrespectful and divisive.”https://boston.cbslocal.com/2018/08/11/elizabeth-warren-criminal-justice-system-racist-yarmouth-police-frank-frederickson/