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Three years ago, an act of brutality & hate stole 49 beautiful souls at #Pulse Nightclub. We will never forget the darkness of that night – but neither will we forget our commitment to #HonorThemWithAction.
Just a few short months ago, the House passed #HR8, the Bipartisan Background Checks Act, and H.R. 1112, the Enhanced Background Checks Act – legislation inspired by the courage of survivors & the persistence of young advocates across the country.
It’s time for the Senate to follow suit by holding a vote on these commonsense measures to prevent gun violence. #HonorThemWithAction #Pulse
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Ok, let's reorientate this week, in light of recent news.

1. Please remember: the House passed #HR8 on February 27th. It's the Bipartisan Background Checks Act of 2019.

Today is a good day to call Senators and ask them to take it up. congress.gov/bill/116th-con…

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2. This week is also the week the House is expected to set up votes to override Trump's veto on the national emergency.

(The speculated date is tomorrow, 3/26 - be aware). Definitely call and ask your House members to support the veto override. We need 290 in the House.
Link to original story: nytimes.com/2019/03/14/us/…
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Today’s historic gun safety victory in Congress is a testament to courage. Just eight weeks into the new Congress, courage is what inspired the House to pass #HR8.
When it looked like the gun lobby would forever silence any debate on stronger gun laws, courage shone through. Courage embodied by relentless advocates and resilient survivors, and exemplified by leaders who ran for office and won on the promise to fight for a safer future.
Tragically, the cost to our communities while we waited over a decade for this progress has been far too high. Hundreds of thousands of American lives have been lost. Far too many families and communities, including my own, have been forever changed.
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A background check requirement for unlicensed sales could have saved a woman who was shot and killed in January 2018 in Appleton, Wisconsin, by her husband, who was able to purchase the firearm from a seller he met online, despite his prohibiting felony conviction.
It could have saved a woman, her husband, and six children—aged 6 to 13—who were all killed by her former partner in August 2015 near Houston, Texas. Despite an extensive prohibiting criminal history, the killer was able to buy a gun from a stranger he met online.
Or another woman who was shot and killed by her ex-boyfriend in May 2016 in Las Vegas, Nevada. The killer, who also seriously injured her two children in the shooting, had a prohibiting restraining order against him, but was able to purchase a firearm from an unlicensed seller.
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Trump: Day 766
-Forcibly Kissed ex-Campaign Staffer
-Threatens 2 Veto Background Check
-Org Asks House 2 Halt Their Probes
-Departs for Vietnam NK Summit 2.0
-Russia Lists Nuclear Targets in U.S.
-Slammed by Fmr Fed Reserve Chair
-GOP Lining Up to Block Declaration
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Day 871 since Donald Trump admitted to sexual assault — yet he’s still in the Oval Office
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Former campaign staffer alleges in lawsuit that Trump kissed her without her consent.
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Trump: Day 765
-Seeks Self-Indulgent Rally July 4th
-Fawns Over Kim Ahead of Summit
-Pompeo Sz NK Still a Nuclear Threat
-Floats "Progress" in China Trade Talk
-50%+ Job Approval in Only 17 States
-Sen Cornyn Quotes Benito Mussolini
-"No Factual Basis" 4 Natl Emergency
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Day 870 since Donald Trump admitted to sexual assault — yet he’s still in the Oval Office
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Day 721 of NO EVIDENCE produced by Trump that his phones were tapped by Obama.

The FISA warrant Trump referenced targeted Carter Page. #TrumpLies
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Trump: Day 754
-Installed Room-Sized Golf Simulator
-Refuses 2 Back-Pay Fed Contractors
-Aims 2 Detain Children at Toxic Site
-Judge Voids Manafort's Plea Deal
-FEMA's Chief Brock Long Resigns
-Hypocrisy Exposed by Jake Tapper
-Schedules Rally in Miami 4 Monday
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Day 859 since Donald Trump admitted to sexual assault — yet he’s still in the Oval Office
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Day 710 of NO EVIDENCE produced by Trump that his phones were tapped by Obama.

The FISA warrant Trump referenced targeted Carter Page. #TrumpLies
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Today, @HouseJudiciary is taking another step towards ending gun violence by marking up #HR8, the Bipartisan Background Checks Act.
The gun violence epidemic has gone on for too long. 97% of Americans support passing commonsense background check laws – and yet these important measures have been held up in Congress for years.
Ensuring background checks on gun sales & transfers is the most effective and efficient way to start saving lives. I hope my @HouseGOP colleagues will step up and pass #HR8 so we can get commonsense, bipartisan solutions in place.
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Via @latimes DEMS Focus on OVERSIGHT Role and Investigations of the #Trump #kakistocracy .. and ALL OF ITs piles. TRUMP was schooled this AM as to what #Oversight means.. he whined .. They didn’t do it to (black) OBAMA
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#maddow @CNN @lauferlaw @dailykos
@latimes @CNN @lauferlaw @dailykos The Dem agenda will include three #House floor votes on Major Bills by the end of March, according to tentative plans shared by Democratic sources. #HR1 #HR7 #HR8 @LWV #votingrights @Womenworking @NationalNOW @womensmarch @MomsDemand @davidhogg111 #FightFor15 #VoteVetsVsNRA
@latimes @CNN @lauferlaw @dailykos #OVERSIGHT Acting AG. #Whitaker is slated to testify tomorrow, making him the first major TRUMP #kakistocracy official to come before USHouse since @SpeakerPelosi got gavel back.
@RVAwonk @lauferlaw @SethAbramson @DavidCornDC @renato_mariotti @tribelaw @jentaub @maddow @CNN
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Trump: Day 747
-Dems Launch New Investigations
-Calls Adam Schiff a "Political Hack"
-CoS Sz 'Nobody Cares' About Deficit
-2018 4th Warmest Year on Record
-1st Gun Violence Hearing in 8 Years
-Rolling Back Consumer Protections
-More Tarriffs Would Cost 900k Jobs
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Day 852 since Donald Trump admitted to sexual assault — yet he’s still in the Oval Office
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The DOJ has launched an investigation into how federal government lawyers handled the case of Jeffrey Epstein, the wealthy Florida man accused of having sex with underage girls.

One of those lawyers, Alex Acosta, is now Trump's Labor Secretary.
nbcnews.com/politics/polit…
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In honor of @MomsDemand & @Everytown’s Gun Violence Survivor Week, I am sharing my #MomentsThatSurvive story publicly for the first time. While I was trying to break up with a man, he grabbed me and pressed a gun to the back of my head. 1/6
He asked, “do you think it’s loaded or not?” He let out a low laugh, and then pulled the trigger. I heard a click. He immediately said “what the f*ck”, obviously perplexed as to why the gun didn’t fire. 2/6
In his shock, he loosened his grip on me and I was able to breakaway from him to run out the door. I left a jean jacket behind that I wore so often people associated me with it. People I barely knew recognized the pins on my jacket before they recognized me. 3/6
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It’s Friday, so call me crazy, but I can’t wait for next week. On Wednesday, our @HouseJudiciary Committee will have the first hearing on gun violence in 8 years. A new Congress is putting your right to be safe over any other rights. #EnoughIsEnough #HR8
For too long, an NRA-controlled Congress failed to pass common sense gun laws, instead allowing the most dangerous weapons to be in the hands of the most dangerous people. Predictably, thousands have died. & Congress would respond w/ moments of silence & zero moments of action.
Those days are over. Your life matters. Your child’s freedom to learn without fear matters. Your ability to go to church without going through a metal detector matters. And young black men, who we lose every day in our cities to gun violence, matter. #EnoughIsEnough
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Trump: Day 730
-Day 30 of the #TrumpShutdown
-TSA Unschedled Absences Hit 8%
-Pursued Moscow Deal Up 2 Election
-Mocks Climate-Change Cuz It's Cold
-Lies About Hispanic Approval Polling
-Compared to MLK by Mike Pence
-No Events Scheduled 4 MLK Day
-Called a "Sad Specimen" by Will
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Day 835 since Donald Trump admitted to sexual assault — yet he’s still in the Oval Office
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Day 686 of NO EVIDENCE produced by Trump that his phones were tapped by Obama.

The FISA warrant Trump referenced targeted Carter Page. #TrumpLies
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Trump: Day 728
-Day 28 of the #TrumpShutdown
-Federal Workers Stand in Food Lines
-Directed Cohen to Lie to Congress?
-Allowed Sen Graham to Fly to Turkey
-Meets NoKo Spy Chief in Oval Office
-Gambling Reversal Linked 2 Donor
-Teases a "Major Announcement"
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Day 833 since Donald Trump admitted to sexual assault — yet he’s still in the Oval Office
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Day 684 of NO EVIDENCE produced by Trump that his phones were tapped by Obama.

The FISA warrant Trump referenced targeted Carter Page. #TrumpLies
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Trump: Day 727
-Day 27 of the #TrumpShutdown
-Blocks Pelosi Trip 2 Visit the Troops
-Lies, Hypocrisy & Pettiness in Letter
-Melania Flies 2 Mar-a-Lago 4 Wkend
-Directed Cohen 2 Pay 4 Poll Rigging
-Opposes $600M in PR Hurricane Aid
-1,000's of Migrant Kids Uncounted
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Day 832 since Donald Trump admitted to sexual assault — yet he’s still in the Oval Office
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Day 683 of NO EVIDENCE produced by Trump that his phones were tapped by Obama.

The FISA warrant Trump referenced targeted Carter Page. #TrumpLies
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This week #MarchForOurLives hosted a reception in our nation’s capital. The room was filled with victims and survivors of gun violence, organizers of all ages, and many members of Congress. [THREAD]
“Last time I was in this room was on March 24th. A monumental day for all of us. With your help, we have been making history since that day” - @charlie_mirsky, MFOL’s 18-year-old federal lobbyist said in welcoming statement.
“Every time I speak to the #MarchForOurLives community I am reminded that I am surrounded by people who have been tirelessly fighting to make our communities safer.” - Congresswoman Lucy McBath
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Listen up: If you marched with us then we need you now. What should be simple, routine, and evenly applied to all gun purchases isn’t. But now, we have a chance to fight for federal legislation. #HR8
When we toured the country we saw that gun violence prevention isn’t a partisan issue. Because no one wants innocent lives lost.

Case in point: 97% of Americans support for universal background checks. Apple pie? That polls at just 95%. thehill.com/blogs/blog-bri…
If 97% of Americans agree on something, then it shouldn't matter if your representative is a Republican or a Democrat – they should be fighting for #HR8, and we need to make sure they do.
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Trump: Day 715
-Day 15 of the #TrumpShutdown
-Doesn't Care Fed Workers Not Paid
-Taking Concrete Wall "Off the Table"
-Lashes Out in Profanity-Laced Mtg
-Demonstrably Unfit for the Office
-Interior Dept Refuses FOIA Requests
-Pentagon Chief of Staff Resigns
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Day 820 since Donald Trump admitted to sexual assault — yet he’s still in the Oval Office
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Day 671 of NO EVIDENCE produced by Trump that his phones were tapped by Obama.

The FISA warrant Trump referenced targeted Carter Page. #TrumpLies
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