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273 Responses to “Defund The Police: Fund Communities”


  1. 1 marleysperson
    July 17, 2020 at 9:47 am

    Morning everyone. Thank you,Nerdy…

    As far as this goes, I’d take my chances trying not to get COVID on my own

  2. July 17, 2020 at 10:15 am

  3. 5 marleysperson
    July 17, 2020 at 10:15 am

    Crickets

  4. 6 marleysperson
    July 17, 2020 at 10:19 am

    Thread. Read it. Share it. I’m not a lawyer but this exact thought crossed my mind last night watching this.

    • July 17, 2020 at 11:53 am

  5. 8 Nerdy Wonka
    July 17, 2020 at 10:43 am

    Black joy is so beautiful.

  6. 9 jer44
    July 17, 2020 at 11:15 am

  7. 11 jer44
    July 17, 2020 at 11:21 am

  8. July 17, 2020 at 11:22 am

    “Mary Trump: Trump’s Re-Election Would Be The End Of The American Experiment”
    “In an extensive interview with Rachel Maddow, President Donald Trump’s niece Mary Trump speaks about how the Trump family dynamics shaped – and warped – the man who became president. She argues that his inability to take responsibility for, or even admit, his mistakes makes it dangerous for him to remain in office:
    “We are in serious, serious danger here. And unfortunately that is no longer hyperbolic.
    That’s just the way it is.”

  9. 13 marleysperson
    July 17, 2020 at 11:27 am

  10. July 17, 2020 at 11:30 am

  11. July 17, 2020 at 11:43 am

    “Mary Trump: Donald Trump ‘incapable of succeeding’ on coronavirus”
    “Mary L. Trump, Donald Trump’s niece and author of “Too Much and Never Enough” explains why Donald Trump’s personality makes him incapable of responding successfully to the coronavirus pandemic.”
    See: (https://www.msnbc.com/rachel-maddow/watch/mary-trump-donald-trump-incapable-of-succeeding-on-coronavirus-87848005854)

  12. 20 jer44
    July 17, 2020 at 11:46 am

    NOW: Dr. Fauci participates in Path Forward Q&A – https://abcnews.go.com/live/video/special-live-4

  13. July 17, 2020 at 11:47 am

    “Mary Trump: ‘Of course I did’ hear Donald Trump use racial slurs”
    “Mary L.Trump, the niece of Donald Trump, talks with Rachel Maddow about her new book, “Too Much and Never Enough,” and the casual racism and anti-Semitism in Donald Trump’s family upbringing.”
    See: (https://www.msnbc.com/rachel-maddow/watch/mary-trump-of-course-i-did-hear-donald-trump-use-racial-slurs-87848005751)

  14. July 17, 2020 at 11:49 am

  15. July 17, 2020 at 11:53 am

    “Mary Trump ‘blown away’ by NYT report exposing family tax schemes”
    “Mary L. Trump, Donald Trump’s niece and author of “Too Much and Never Enough,” talks with Rachel Maddow about her surprise when New York Times investigative reporters used boxes of old documents she gave them to expose tax schemes the Trump family had employed for years.”
    See: (https://www.msnbc.com/rachel-maddow/watch/mary-trump-blown-away-by-nyt-report-exposing-family-tax-schemes-87853125610)

  16. 26 pkayden
    July 17, 2020 at 12:00 pm

  17. 27 jer44
    July 17, 2020 at 12:04 pm

  18. July 17, 2020 at 12:14 pm

    imo
    Mary Trump is straight forward and eloquent. Hard to be in a family with Trump who only sees women as low but useful arm candy. Mary is not a flashy. And she is an academic. So good to hear her voice. Was thinking that since Reagan, GOP has merely wanted a figurehead to do the corporate bidding. They didn’t figure on Doom being the loose cannon that he is. But hey, their monster 50 years in the making is racist, sexist, homophobic, violent and greedy, and represents them perfectly. Of course Pence would have been a smoother rubber stamp. They weren’t expecting a Trump personality, but now it is all theirs to own. Thanks for coming forward Mary.
    You’re risking retribution but say you are fine with it. We need you. Perfect timing. Again thank you.

  19. 29 jer44
    July 17, 2020 at 12:19 pm

  20. July 17, 2020 at 12:35 pm

    “‘Pure hypocrisy’:
    Kamala Harris on GOP opposition to coronavirus relief bill”
    “Sen. Harris on GOP: “You want to talk about a deficit? Let’s talk about the deficit created when they passed that tax bill benefiting the top 1% and the biggest corporations of America. It’s pure hypocrisy on their part. This is about investing in the American people.”

  21. 35 marleysperson
    July 17, 2020 at 12:41 pm

    Damn it!!! Watch over this woman and keep her safe and healthy.

    https://www.cnn.com/2020/07/17/politics/ruth-bader-ginsburg-cancer-chemotherapy/index.html

  22. 37 marleysperson
    July 17, 2020 at 12:45 pm

    Thank goodness for the ACLU

  23. 38 marleysperson
    July 17, 2020 at 12:49 pm

    But maybe she would like the choice of retirement next January if she desires. With grace and dignity, as she rightly earned and deserves.

  24. July 17, 2020 at 12:57 pm

    Oh, dear God, RBG.

  25. July 17, 2020 at 1:12 pm

    Teen Vogue:
    “Reagan Wasn’t the Good Guy President Anti-Trump Republicans Want you to Believe In.”
    (https://www.teenvogue.com/story/ronald-reagan-bad-president-anti-trump-republicans)
    —Yessssss.

  26. July 17, 2020 at 1:29 pm

    Rebekah Jarvey masks.
    Native American designer, bead culture:
    “Fashion maven Rebekah Jarvey is injecting haute couture into culturally inspired face masks.”
    “Many materials that Jarvey had saved up for future projects play into the mask, which she named “Night & Day.” “Most of them have a special or sentimental meaning to me,” Jarvey said. “They were also the materials I had on hand, because in April it was almost impossible to get stuff.”
    Jarvey also had the help of her artistic son Royce, 15.
    “It was his vision to use two different colored halves, ,” she said.
    For his part, Royce helped bead the vertical ropes framing the mask.
    “I’m proud to say he’s a fifth-generation beader,” Jarvey said.
    “I’m a fourth-generation beader and sewer on my matriarch’s side,
    so I’m carrying on the tradition in teaching my son.“
    https://nativenewsonline.net/currents/this-native-american-designer-is-the-latest-to-bead-culture-into-face-masks
    —just way beautiful.

  27. July 17, 2020 at 1:38 pm

    THREAD …

    • July 17, 2020 at 9:33 pm

      Trump’s brownshirts are doing this in my hometown of Portland. The Governor, 6/7 of the Congressional Delegation, and our Mayor have all demanded they leave. They are blatantly violating our Constitutional rights. This is how authoritarians test the limits of what we the people will tolerate.

  28. July 17, 2020 at 1:50 pm

  29. 46 marleysperson
    July 17, 2020 at 1:51 pm

    Imagine that

  30. July 17, 2020 at 1:51 pm

  31. July 17, 2020 at 1:53 pm

  32. 50 marleysperson
    July 17, 2020 at 2:07 pm

    Wow. Even I can hear THAT dog whistle!

  33. July 17, 2020 at 2:39 pm

    Pod Save America = the fabulous.
    Includes: “Jon Favreau and Dan Pfeiffer discuss Joe Biden’s ambitious climate plan.”

    • July 17, 2020 at 2:41 pm

      Snippets from Biden plan:
      $2 trillion plan focused on creating jobs through investment and clean energy.
      Construction of sustainable infrastructure. Plan draws on the Unity Taskforce Recommendations developed with Bernie Sanders’ allies. Includes 100% carbon free electricity by 2035, a million green auto jobs, the creation of a Civilian Climate Corps. Zero emission transportation in cities with more than 100,000 people.

    • July 17, 2020 at 2:45 pm

      TOD, hi and TGIFF.
      —i see Trump’s clock has slithered in there again.

  34. July 17, 2020 at 2:40 pm

    He’s expected to make a statement about the status of the opening of our schools.

  35. 55 jer44
    July 17, 2020 at 2:56 pm

  36. 56 jer44
    July 17, 2020 at 2:59 pm

  37. 57 No Child Left Behind
    July 17, 2020 at 3:09 pm

    Good Afternoon TODVille,

    What an excellent post! Thank you for it.

    On the report below, I always thought that the extreme Bernebros were the mirror images of Trump supporters. Anything goes.
    ———————————-
    A purported antifa flag-burning at Gettysburg was staged by an online troll who has riled far-right groups for years

    A Washington Post investigation has identified a Bernie Sanders supporter who has long used Internet aliases and anonymous social media accounts to provoke extremists, sometimes with dangerous results.

  38. 58 jer44
    July 17, 2020 at 3:11 pm

    • July 17, 2020 at 6:33 pm

      Trump and his minions are staging a farce….meanwhile…There are 140,000 Americans Dead…41 million Americans unemployed…3 million Americans infected….Yet Trump and his people have NO Plan of action..to relieve the suffering of the American people…NONE!
      Biden has a plan..based on science and ethics…we cannot open our economy until we get a handle on the virus…

  39. 60 jer44
    July 17, 2020 at 3:14 pm

  40. 61 marleysperson
    July 17, 2020 at 3:33 pm

  41. 62 jacquelineoboomer
    July 17, 2020 at 3:57 pm

  42. 63 jacquelineoboomer
    July 17, 2020 at 3:59 pm

  43. 64 nena20409
    July 17, 2020 at 4:26 pm

    Good Afternoon, Beloved TODville Community.
    Obrigada, NW for all you do for this Community.🙏💪💙💪🙏😍🤗🥂

  44. 65 marleysperson
    July 17, 2020 at 4:36 pm

    Thread

  45. 66 marleysperson
    July 17, 2020 at 4:36 pm

    Thread

  46. 67 Dudette
    July 17, 2020 at 5:10 pm

    • July 17, 2020 at 6:18 pm

    • July 17, 2020 at 6:56 pm

      Another horrific preview of what’s to come….if we let it slide.
      Had been told the treatment of peaceful protestors by police in Portland is violent and shocking…will find out more this weekend.

  47. 70 Don
    July 17, 2020 at 5:14 pm

    I remember one time having a discussion about Ronald Reagan in junior high school with the physical education teacher. To this day I can’t exactly remember what we talked about, I think it had to do with Reagan’s vision of American. I will admit that on occasion I can be swayed by purple prose, but not by the bullshit. Whether they be a tyrant or a person of principle they both use prose to explain their vision. A leader that lacks vision will always end up rudderless, going from one extreme to the other, finally throwing up their hands and giving up. Now I feel myself rambling, I’ll end this here.

  48. July 17, 2020 at 5:18 pm

    Yesterday, I posted my school district’s plan for opening full day, in building, classes starting September 14th. Today they announced students will be returning on an A/B schedule, alternating in person and virtual class schedules for the foreseeable future.

  49. 72 pkayden
    July 17, 2020 at 5:26 pm

  50. 73 Dudette
    July 17, 2020 at 5:47 pm

    I know that’s right! Go handle it, Auntie! 😁

  51. July 17, 2020 at 5:57 pm

  52. July 17, 2020 at 6:13 pm

  53. July 17, 2020 at 6:16 pm

  54. 79 Dudette
    July 17, 2020 at 6:16 pm

  55. 80 nena20409
    July 17, 2020 at 6:18 pm

  56. 82 pkayden
    July 17, 2020 at 6:32 pm

    • July 17, 2020 at 7:17 pm

  57. July 17, 2020 at 6:35 pm

    It is projected that approximately 33,000 deaths could be avoided by October 1 if 95% of Americans wore face masks in public spaces.

  58. July 17, 2020 at 6:46 pm

  59. 88 Dudette
    July 17, 2020 at 6:55 pm

  60. 89 Dudette
    July 17, 2020 at 6:55 pm

  61. 90 marleysperson
    July 17, 2020 at 6:58 pm

    Ouch. She deserves every bit of this. And more.

  62. 92 marleysperson
    July 17, 2020 at 7:49 pm

    How happy would all of us be to see TX turn blue??

  63. 93 jer44
    July 17, 2020 at 8:04 pm

    Hear what Fauci’s boss would do if asked by Trump to fire him.

  64. July 17, 2020 at 8:11 pm

  65. July 17, 2020 at 8:35 pm

    NPR reporting that:
    Unidentified vanloads of camouflaged (men) appearing in the early morning hours at protests,
    grabbing people off the street and taking them to federal lockups = targeting whoever and then trying to get them to admit something, Reading them their rights and. one guy on NPR said after he asked for a lawyer he was let go. Doom saying today what a great operation it is, arresting a lot of people, putting them in jail.
    Saying the Doom administration plans to roll it out in other cities.

    • July 17, 2020 at 8:40 pm

      Q: Are people being disappeared?
      Seems to be a preview of nationwide move to suppress free speech. Fascism comes in small pieces by trying things out and seeing what works.. Now identified as a wing off ICE plus Marshalls who are terrorizing protestors. Factor in the right wing state legislatures passing anti protest laws
      = Doom enforcement of tyranny.
      = Doom trying out his militarized police.
      = We need a BLOWOUT in turnout in November…minimum.

    • July 17, 2020 at 8:44 pm

      This has been happening in Portland.

  66. July 17, 2020 at 8:37 pm

    #DaddyIssues

    • July 17, 2020 at 8:55 pm

      Bobfr,
      Daddy was overbearing and shrank their brains and their ability to tolerate, and they hate when they are afraid of what they don’t understand. And I’ve commiserated with grocery clerks by saying his peeps expect us to mommy them by wearing masks to protect them.

  67. July 17, 2020 at 9:20 pm

    So his father was a monumental, malevolent A-hole so that explains prez fuckface. I’m sorry, lots of people have awful fathers but do not grow up in utter spoiled privilege.

    The donald is a sick, evil, horrible person – FULL STOP.

    He had ample opportunity to just be an average, spoiled, privileged, mediocre a-hole.

  68. 101 marleysperson
    July 17, 2020 at 9:29 pm

    Good

  69. July 17, 2020 at 10:14 pm

    Thread👇🏾👇🏾👇🏾

  70. July 17, 2020 at 11:32 pm

    Rep John Lewis is gone…

  71. 104 marleysperson
    July 17, 2020 at 11:36 pm

  72. 105 marleysperson
    July 17, 2020 at 11:45 pm

    I just can hardly stand anymore…. a true patriot and someone we should all aspire to be like

  73. July 17, 2020 at 11:46 pm

  74. 107 jacquelineoboomer
    July 17, 2020 at 11:46 pm

  75. 109 Dudette
    July 17, 2020 at 11:49 pm

    Dear God, I can’t even… 😭

  76. 110 Dudette
    July 17, 2020 at 11:52 pm

  77. 111 jacquelineoboomer
    July 17, 2020 at 11:52 pm

  78. 113 Dudette
    July 17, 2020 at 11:53 pm

  79. 114 jacquelineoboomer
    July 17, 2020 at 11:54 pm

    They are covering John Lewis’ passing on MSNBC, live.

  80. 115 jacquelineoboomer
    July 17, 2020 at 11:58 pm

  81. 117 Dudette
    July 17, 2020 at 11:58 pm

  82. 119 Dudette
    July 18, 2020 at 12:01 am

  83. 120 jacquelineoboomer
    July 18, 2020 at 12:02 am

  84. 121 Dudette
    July 18, 2020 at 12:04 am

  85. 122 Dudette
    July 18, 2020 at 12:08 am

  86. 123 Dudette
    July 18, 2020 at 12:11 am

  87. 124 marleysperson
    July 18, 2020 at 12:13 am

    I agree with the General. And maybe we should stop selling police departments military equipment too while we’re at it

  88. 125 Dudette
    July 18, 2020 at 12:18 am

    💔💔💔

  89. 126 Dudette
    July 18, 2020 at 12:21 am

  90. 127 Dudette
    July 18, 2020 at 12:22 am

  91. 128 jacquelineoboomer
    July 18, 2020 at 12:23 am

  92. 131 Dudette
    July 18, 2020 at 12:36 am

  93. 132 Dudette
    July 18, 2020 at 12:39 am

  94. 133 Dudette
    July 18, 2020 at 12:39 am

  95. 134 jacquelineoboomer
    July 18, 2020 at 12:41 am

    So young.

  96. 135 Dudette
    July 18, 2020 at 12:42 am

    • July 18, 2020 at 1:22 am

      The embodiment of love, equality, respect for others, Ccngressman Lewis. We hung on your every word, every inflection, every direction. Thank you John Lewis for your strong vision. You will stay in our hearts and you will be protected on your journey. May America become one with your goodness. thank you.

  97. 140 jacquelineoboomer
    July 18, 2020 at 12:59 am

    We need a little of this tonight.

  98. 141 jacquelineoboomer
    July 18, 2020 at 1:09 am

  99. 142 Dudette
    July 18, 2020 at 1:26 am

    President Obama on the passing of Congressman John Lewis

    • 143 Dudette
      July 18, 2020 at 1:28 am

      The statement appears in this article

      View at Medium.com

    • 144 Dudette
      July 18, 2020 at 1:30 am

      “America is a constant work in progress. What gives each new generation purpose is to take up the unfinished work of the last and carry it further — to speak out for what’s right, to challenge an unjust status quo, and to imagine a better world.

      John Lewis — one of the original Freedom Riders, chairman of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee, the youngest speaker at the March on Washington, leader of the march from Selma to Montgomery, Member of Congress representing the people of Georgia for 33 years — not only assumed that responsibility, he made it his life’s work. He loved this country so much that he risked his life and his blood so that it might live up to its promise. And through the decades, he not only gave all of himself to the cause of freedom and justice, but inspired generations that followed to try to live up to his example.

      Considering his enormous impact on the history of this country, what always struck those who met John was his gentleness and humility. Born into modest means in the heart of the Jim Crow South, he understood that he was just one of a long line of heroes in the struggle for racial justice. Early on, he embraced the principles of nonviolent resistance and civil disobedience as the means to bring about real change in this country, understanding that such tactics had the power not only to change laws, but to change hearts and minds as well.

      In so many ways, John’s life was exceptional. But he never believed that what he did was more than any citizen of this country might do. He believed that in all of us, there exists the capacity for great courage, a longing to do what’s right, a willingness to love all people, and to extend to them their God-given rights to dignity and respect. And it’s because he saw the best in all of us that he will continue, even in his passing, to serve as a beacon in that long journey towards a more perfect union.

      I first met John when I was in law school, and I told him then that he was one of my heroes. Years later, when I was elected a U.S. Senator, I told him that I stood on his shoulders. When I was elected President of the United States, I hugged him on the inauguration stand before I was sworn in and told him I was only there because of the sacrifices he made. And through all those years, he never stopped providing wisdom and encouragement to me and Michelle and our family. We will miss him dearly.

      It’s fitting that the last time John and I shared a public forum was at a virtual town hall with a gathering of young activists who were helping to lead this summer’s demonstrations in the wake of George Floyd’s death. Afterwards, I spoke to him privately, and he could not have been prouder of their efforts — of a new generation standing up for freedom and equality, a new generation intent on voting and protecting the right to vote, a new generation running for political office. I told him that all those young people — of every race, from every background and gender and sexual orientation — they were his children. They had learned from his example, even if they didn’t know it. They had understood through him what American citizenship requires, even if they had heard of his courage only through history books.

      Not many of us get to live to see our own legacy play out in such a meaningful, remarkable way. John Lewis did. And thanks to him, we now all have our marching orders — to keep believing in the possibility of remaking this country we love until it lives up to its full promise.”

      – Barack Obama

  100. 148 globalcitizenlinda
    July 18, 2020 at 1:46 am

    I have been crying since the news broke that Congressman John Lewis has transitioned.

    I feel shattered and as if I have no anchor.

    Losing two leaders of the Civil Rights movement, Rev. CT Vivian and Congressman Lewis, within the same 24 hours is overwhelming.

    Of course their passing in the middle of this challenging time for racial equality and economic despair and pandemic makes one wonder if enough of us are willing to continue to do the work of building a more perfect union and a better world.

    We have to do our best not to let these icons down.

  101. 150 globalcitizenlinda
    July 18, 2020 at 1:59 am

  102. 151 Dudette
    July 18, 2020 at 2:54 am

    For John

  103. 152 Dudette
    July 18, 2020 at 2:57 am

  104. 153 Dudette
    July 18, 2020 at 2:58 am

    Same

  105. 154 Dudette
    July 18, 2020 at 3:01 am

  106. 155 Dudette
    July 18, 2020 at 3:02 am

  107. 156 Dudette
    July 18, 2020 at 3:05 am

  108. 157 Dudette
    July 18, 2020 at 3:17 am

  109. 158 Dudette
    July 18, 2020 at 3:19 am

  110. 159 Dudette
    July 18, 2020 at 3:20 am

  111. 160 Dudette
    July 18, 2020 at 3:23 am

  112. 161 Dudette
    July 18, 2020 at 3:23 am

  113. 162 Dudette
    July 18, 2020 at 3:25 am

    🙏🏾😔💔

  114. 163 Dudette
    July 18, 2020 at 3:27 am

  115. 164 Dudette
    July 18, 2020 at 3:32 am

    Good Night 😔

  116. 165 nena20409
    July 18, 2020 at 6:02 am

    Good Morning, TODville Community.
    😇🙏💪🕯💪🙏😇
    #RIPJohnLewis
    #GoodTrouble
    While our💔💔ache…#GetInTheWay
    Honor his passing by Getting Engaged. On 03Nov2020, make sure you Go out & Vote.
    #CTVivian 😇🙏💪🕯💪🙏😇
    These 2 Giants in our Nation were called home on 17July2020. Thank you for showing Us Strength🙇‍♀️

  117. July 18, 2020 at 7:52 am

    John Lewis… CT Vivian…two who epitomize what is meant when we talk about those who sacrificed, even endangered their lives, in the struggle for equal rights… especially the right to VOTE. Their legacy of non-violent protest gives a strong foundation as the struggle for equality continues.

    Well done thy good and faithful servants. Rest in Peace.

    • July 18, 2020 at 8:43 am

  118. 168 jacquelineoboomer
    July 18, 2020 at 8:40 am

  119. July 18, 2020 at 8:42 am

    I am absolutely heartbroken. Such a great, great man.

  120. July 18, 2020 at 8:44 am

  121. July 18, 2020 at 8:49 am

  122. July 18, 2020 at 8:51 am

  123. July 18, 2020 at 8:53 am

    I thank God destiny brought these two men together.

  124. 180 jer44
    July 18, 2020 at 8:54 am

  125. July 18, 2020 at 8:56 am

    In January 2009, former Ku Klux Klan member Elwin Wilson confessed to being part of the white mob that bloodied Lewis and another Freedom Rider in Rock Hill, South Carolina, nearly 48 years earlier… Wilson was the first of his attackers to apologize for his actions. Wilson traveled to Washington a short while later to meet Lewis face-to-face and ask for forgiveness.

    Lewis’ efforts eventually touched even former Alabama Gov. George Wallace, the segregationist who sent the state troopers who intimidated, tear-gassed and beat peaceful protesters at the Edmund Pettus Bridge… In his later years, Wallace sought to apologize to the Black community. Lewis first met the repentant politician in 1979. He later recounted that he “had to forgive” Wallace because to do otherwise “would only perpetuate the evil system we sought to destroy.”

  126. 182 marleysperson
    July 18, 2020 at 8:59 am

    Morning everyone. RIP, John Lewis. Hopefully, we’ll all be getting into some good trouble.

  127. 183 jer44
    July 18, 2020 at 9:01 am

  128. 184 jer44
    July 18, 2020 at 9:01 am

  129. 185 Dudette
    July 18, 2020 at 9:04 am

    Dunno how I missed this! 😭

  130. July 18, 2020 at 9:05 am

  131. July 18, 2020 at 9:06 am

  132. 188 Dudette
    July 18, 2020 at 9:07 am

    What a darling man!

  133. 189 Dudette
    July 18, 2020 at 9:08 am

  134. 190 Dudette
    July 18, 2020 at 9:25 am

  135. July 18, 2020 at 9:30 am

  136. July 18, 2020 at 9:33 am

    Lewis worked for other civil rights groups, including a stint as associate director of the Field Foundation doing grassroots organizing, and as the director of the Voter Education Project from 1971-77. This photo from that period shows Lewis encouraging sugar cane workers in southern Louisiana to register and vote, during a VEP campaign to advance minority political participation in southern states.

  137. 193 Dudette
    July 18, 2020 at 9:35 am

    !!!

  138. July 18, 2020 at 9:36 am

    In 2001, Lewis was given the Profile in Courage Award for Lifetime Achievement by Caroline Kennedy in honor of his leadership during the civil rights movement in the 1960s.

  139. July 18, 2020 at 9:37 am

    Lewis was honored again with the 2012 dedication of the colossal “HERO” mural in downtown Atlanta. The painting by Sean Schwab, at the corner of Jesse Hill Jr. Drive and Auburn Avenue, stands 65 feet tall and makes Lewis’ face part of the city’s skyline.

  140. July 18, 2020 at 9:39 am

    Among his accomplishments in Congress, Lewis pushed for 15 years to create the National Museum of African American History and Culture.

    Lewis was the star speaker at the opening ceremony of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture on the National Mall in Washington in 2016.

    During his speech, he said, “This museum is a testament to the dignity of the dispossessed in every corner of the globe who yearn for freedom. It is a song to the scholars and scribes, scientists and teachers, to the revolutionaries and voices of protest, to the ministers and the authors of peace.”

  141. July 18, 2020 at 9:45 am

    “If I have seen further, it is by standing upon the shoulders of giants”

  142. 198 Dudette
    July 18, 2020 at 9:47 am

    THIS! 👇🏾

    • July 18, 2020 at 9:49 am

      Yes!!! 👍🏽👍🏽👍🏽

    • 200 todjey
      July 18, 2020 at 10:12 am

      Yes make election day a holiday … I hope every company will participate in giving their employees a paid day off. Make it a day where everyone volunteers in some way or other to get ppl to voting booths and that they can vote safely.
      Couldn’t agree more with this tweet.

  143. 201 Dudette
    July 18, 2020 at 9:50 am

    What Ava said.😭

  144. 202 todjey
    July 18, 2020 at 9:51 am

    Rest in Peace Rep. Lewis. Our hearts are greatly saddened. We are truly blessed to have had your presence grace the air we all share.

    I echo the sentiment, to honour John Lewis is to VOTE.

  145. 203 Dudette
    July 18, 2020 at 9:52 am

  146. 204 Dudette
    July 18, 2020 at 10:00 am

    I’m still sobbing!

  147. July 18, 2020 at 10:06 am

    • 207 todjey
      July 18, 2020 at 10:46 am

      When I think of Moscow Witch, I hope everyone carries some salt whenever they are around him.

      His statement = ZERO

  148. 208 jer44
    July 18, 2020 at 10:15 am

  149. July 18, 2020 at 10:25 am

  150. 210 Dudette
    July 18, 2020 at 10:31 am

    Statement from 46

  151. 212 Dudette
    July 18, 2020 at 11:28 am

  152. 213 Dudette
    July 18, 2020 at 11:32 am

    Wow!

  153. 214 Dudette
    July 18, 2020 at 11:35 am

  154. 215 Dudette
    July 18, 2020 at 11:38 am

    Every damn word of this thread

  155. 216 Dudette
    July 18, 2020 at 11:44 am

    John Lewis at Black Lives Matter Plaza

  156. 217 Dudette
    July 18, 2020 at 11:48 am

    John Lewis Mural in Atlanta

  157. 218 Dudette
    July 18, 2020 at 11:50 am

  158. 219 Dudette
    July 18, 2020 at 11:51 am

  159. 220 Dudette
    July 18, 2020 at 11:53 am

  160. 222 Dudette
    July 18, 2020 at 11:53 am

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    July 18, 2020 at 11:56 am

    National Book Award 2016

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    July 18, 2020 at 11:57 am

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    July 18, 2020 at 12:01 pm

    VOTE

    You may remember Jenifer Lewis’ classic from 2016 ♥️

  164. July 18, 2020 at 12:15 pm

    OH MY GOODNESS

    • July 18, 2020 at 12:34 pm

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    July 18, 2020 at 12:32 pm

    ♥️✊🏾 C.T. Vivian ✊🏾 and John Lewis ✊🏾♥️

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    Thread

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    July 18, 2020 at 12:38 pm

  174. 238 Dudette
    July 18, 2020 at 12:39 pm

    Wow, part deux!

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    July 18, 2020 at 1:03 pm

    Ain’t Gonna Let Nobody Turn Me Around ✊🏾

  177. July 18, 2020 at 1:04 pm

    John Lewis:
    “But when I was fifteen years old, I heard the voice of Martin Luther King Jr. on an old radio,
    and it sounded like he was talking directly to me. He talked about ordinary men and women with extraordinary vision who decided to take a stand. At the moment, I knew that I could strike a blow against racial discrimination.
    I decided I would get in the way.
    I decided I would get in trouble.
    But it was good trouble; it was necessary trouble.”
    (His foreword to “The Coming Free” by David Rubel.)

  178. July 18, 2020 at 1:11 pm

    “When LBJ said, ‘And we shall overcome’, we all cheered.
    And I looked over…and Martin was very quietly sitting in the car, and a tear ran down his cheek. It was a victory like none other.”
    (C.T. Vivian)

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    Today is Mandela Day

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  183. July 18, 2020 at 1:31 pm

    MBK Alliance Town Hall Series:
    “Mental Health and Wellness in a Racism Pandemic”
    “President Obama joined Congressman John Lewis,
    founder and executive director of the Equal Justice Initiative Bryan Stevenson,
    writer and survivor of police brutality Leon Ford, Jr.,
    and youth leader LeQuan Muhammad,
    in a conversation moderated by activist and author Darnell Moore,
    to discuss the mental toll racism takes on people of color.”
    (Marvelous: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5B0ILD1wB88&feature=emb_title)
    JOHN LEWIS:
    “More than anything my faith helped me, held me together. And I couldn’t give up, could not give in.
    I thought, when I had been beaten on the bridge, I thought I saw death, I thought I was going to die, and I said a little prayer, said “Lord let me live. I want to stay here, I want to be around.”
    And I believe it was the grace of God , and praying witnesses that have that saved me.
    And so today I feel more lucky, more than lucky, more than blessed but to be here,
    to see the changes that have occurred. To live to see a young man, a young friend,
    my president Barack Obama become President of the United States of America.
    It was worth the pain and it is my belief that we cannot give up, cannot give in, become bitter or hostile.
    And to see all of the people, all of the young men, not just men of color, black, white, Latino, Asian American, Native American, all of the young women standing up, speaking up, being prepared to march.
    They’re going to help redeem the soul of our America, and save our country and maybe help save the planet.”

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    John Lewis had to be…one of those people who do not deny your friendship or ever betray you.
    –peace to all who knew him.

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    The CBC on John Lewis

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  193. July 18, 2020 at 2:07 pm

    I remember the OWS members who refused to let Cong Lewis speak at a rally…and i remember the Bernie Bros who tried to denigrate him in 2016…

    Cong Lewis was the first Rep to refuse to go to the inauguration of Donald Trump…he said that Trump was an illegitmate president..Chuck Todd tried to intimidate him in an interview…Cong Lewis simply repeated to Todd what he said…it was a beauty to watch…

    • July 18, 2020 at 2:18 pm

      Look at this interview between Cong Lewis and Chck Todd….he is astounded by the statements by Cong Lewis made about Trump…..
      he tired to trick Cong Lewis…operable word…try

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    Apparently my well of tears is unlimited.

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    July 18, 2020 at 3:09 pm

    Vindictive Pettiness.

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    July 18, 2020 at 3:38 pm

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