U.S. Congresswoman, MO-01. Nurse, activist, organizer, single mom, & pastor. Leading with love, fighting for regular people. #StLouisStrong (she/her)

St Louis, MO
Joined January 2016
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We were outside the Capitol for 5 days. Rain. Heat. Cold. If they think this partisan ruling is going to stop us from fighting to keep people housed, they’re wrong. Congress needs to act immediately. For every unhoused or soon to be unhoused person in our districts.
BREAKING: Supreme Court blocks Biden’s moratorium on tenant evictions by 6-3 vote.
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To the Members of Congress who bring so much energy to means testing programs so that not one “extra” person gets assistance: Where’s that energy for billionaires and corporations not paying anything in taxes? Or is this not actually about being “fiscally responsible” 🤔
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Young people are literally putting their lives on the line for climate action while some Members of Congress won’t even risk a penny of their corporate PAC money to back climate investments. We need a Green New Deal now more than ever. Love and solidarity, @sunrisemvmt 💜
BREAKING: 5 young people begin hunger strike at White House, calling on @POTUS to keep his promises for climate justice. The stakes of this moment are life and death, and we are putting our bodies on the line to fight for the side of life. #HungerStrikeForClimate
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In case you’re wondering how much the Senate values Black lives: They’re holding the confirmation hearing for Rahm Emanuel on the 7-year-anniversary of the police’s murder of Laquan McDonald. A murder that he helped cover up as Mayor. A disgusting disregard for Black lives.
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Black, brown, and Indigenous people are disproportionately getting severely ill and dying because of pollution from fossil fuels. So yes, obstructing climate investments is absolutely racist. In case you were wondering, @Sen_JoeManchin.
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Ahmaud Arbery was not just killed. He was not just murdered. He was lynched. A Black man going for a run was lynched. White supremacy must be dismantled.
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Say her name: Akeelah Jackson. She was 12-years-old and run over by a St. Louis County cop who was driving nearly 60 MPH in a 30 MPH zone with no lights or sirens on. Yesterday, he was acquitted. Black girls deserve to know our lives matter. Black girls deserve to grow old.
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Divest from criminalizing poverty. Invest in abolishing poverty.
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St. Louis, gerrymandering is a real thing and it could affect our community next year. Let’s show up Saturday and make our voices heard by demanding fairness and equity in the redistricting process.
🚨 St. Louis Redistricting Details🚨 We need your voices! The first Senate Commission public hearing is THIS Saturday, the 16th. The House Commission meets later in the week. Submit written testimony here: oa.mo.gov/budget-planning/re…
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Are you freaking kidding me???
NEW: As budget bill hangs in limbo, Kyrsten Sinema is in Europe this week. Her team had reached out for fund-raising meetings in London and Paris. nytimes.com/2021/10/13/us/po…
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CEOs were paid 351X as much as a typical worker in 2020. U.S. billionaires have added $1.8 trillion in wealth during the pandemic. It’s time workers take the power back. Solidarity with all the workers on strike across the country for better wages and conditions.
John Deere strikers in Ottumwa, UAW Local 74, successfully convince a freight driver not to cross the picket line
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Happy birthday to my siSTAR 🌟 @AOC, thank you for your leadership. Thank you for always being there. I love you, and I pray that this is your best birthday yet 💜
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President Biden promised he’d stand up for Black lives. We mobilized in record numbers to deliver him the White House. We’re still waiting for him to step up on ending police violence. On protecting our right to vote. On protecting Black migrants. Keep your promises, @POTUS.
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Health care needs to be guaranteed for all through Medicare for All. And that health care includes abortion care.
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When your member of Congress is a Democrat but is working against the Build Back Better Act 🚩🚩🚩🚩🚩🚩🚩🚩🚩🚩🚩🚩🚩🚩🚩🚩🚩🚩🚩🚩🚩🚩🚩🚩🚩🚩🚩🚩🚩🚩🚩🚩🚩🚩🚩🚩🚩🚩🚩🚩🚩🚩🚩🚩🚩🚩🚩🚩🚩🚩🚩🚩🚩
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Federal unemployment benefits were cut off in Sept. and we just had the worst jobs report of 2021. Why? Because unemployment benefits aren't why people can't work. It’s the lack of guaranteed health care and childcare during a pandemic to name a few. Bring back the benefits.
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It seems Joe Manchin needs some clarification. What an entitlement society is: The ultra-rich and massive corporations paying almost nothing in taxes. What an entitlement society isn't: Affordable housing, expanded Medicare, universal childcare, tuition-free college.
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This wasn’t justice. This was cruelty. Abolish the death penalty.
DOC has made available a last statement from Ernest Johnson, dated yesterday.
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I need your help to save a life. Ernest Johnson is set to be executed in Missouri despite missing 20% of his brain tissue and having severe intellectual disabilities. It's morally and constitutionally wrong. Call Governor Parson and demand he stops the execution: 573-751-3222
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