Category: politics

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nettlewildfairy:

Not to get political but my philosophy is fundamentally that all people should suffer less. That it’s everyone’s responsibility to try to make the world a little better for everyone else. And anyone trying to do the opposite is an asshole who needs to stop.

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enoughtohold:

i’m so very very tired. i wish i could just not care about politics. i wish politics were actually the arcane intellectual exercise apolitical people think it is and not, you know, life and death.

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flabbergasties:

No matter what happens:

Key West elected Teri Johnston, Florida’s first openly lesbian mayor

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New York elected Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, the youngest woman ever elected to Congress alongside Abby Finkenauer, elected in Iowa and one of the first Iowan women ever elected to the House

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Colorado elected Jared Polis, the first openly gay man elected governor in the US

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Minnesota elected Ilhan Omar, the first Muslim woman (alongside Rashida Tlaib), the first refugee, and the first Somali-American woman elected to Congress

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Massachusetts elected Ayanna Pressley, the first black woman elected to Congress in Massachusetts

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Kansas elected Sharice Davids, an openly gay ex-MMA fighter and one of the first Native American women (alongside Deb Haaland) elected to Congress

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Michigan elected Rashida Tlaib, the first Palestinian-American (and first Muslim woman, alongside Ilhan Omar) elected to Congress

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Kentucky elected Nima Kulkarni, the first Indian-American elected to Kentucky House of Representatives

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New Mexico elected Deb Haaland, one of the first Native American women (alongside Sharice Davids) elected to Congress

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New Hampshire elected Chris Pappas, the first openly gay member of Congress from New Hampshire

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Florida elected Anna Eskamani, the first Iranian-American state lawmaker in Florida

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Texas elected Veronica Escobar and Sylvia Garcia, the first Texas Latinas in Congress

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Colorado elected Joe Neguse, the first black Coloradan in Congress

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New York elected Letitia “Tish” James, the first black woman elected New York State Attorney General

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Connecticut elected Jahana Hayes, the first black, Connecticut woman in Congress

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Minnesota elected Angie Craig, the first lesbian mother in Congress

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Guam elected Lou Leon Guerrero, the first female governor of Guam

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And a record number of women will be elected to the House.

Representation matters. Diversity matters. This is progress. 

thesociologicalcinema: Will It Ever be Enou…

thesociologicalcinema:

Will It Ever be Enough? US spends more on military than next 12 nations combined (2016).

Source: International Institute for Strategic Studies

and yet there’s “not enough money” for education or healthcare 🤔