My Mom doesn't have a twitter, but she did the #RenewDemocracy challenge. She talks about her time lobbying for @SeedsofPeace on Capitol Hill, and leaves us with a hopeful message:
"I know it's hard to imagine now, but the People's House will be made whole again."
"What's important in American democracy is that it's aspirational - to form a more perfect union... it's a state of motion, a moving target." - That's what democracy means to @MollyMcKew. What does it mean to you? #RenewDemocracy Join us on Feb 15! -
We’re renewing democracy by doing what's right, even in the face of violence, lies & cynicism about being able to do the wrong thing & get away with it.
Thanks @AVindman for reminding us why that matters. I nominate @jahimes @RepSwalwell for the #RenewDemocracy challenge🇺🇸
Happy to participate in the @Renew_Democracy Initiative challenge with @AVindman @MaryLTrump and others. As a first-generation American, I feel proud that we voted out a man who wanted to wreck our democracy. I nominate @Fisher_DanaR @jasonintrator @FinchelsteinF #RenewDemocracy
We need to purge our #lawenforcement and #military of anyone in #farright #militia/organizations that advocate #insurrection and #whitenationalism.
#January6th proved it.
#3Percenters #BoogalooBois #extremists
And I really think many #Americans are not getting how very dangerous these Trumpist, far right, militia, and deluded people are. I mean, this is bad, people. We may be at a tipping point where we #RenewDemocracy or we lose it.
#MAGA #Trump #democracy #insurrection
Because we increasingly exist in separate universes & casual dehumanization is the obv choice, it is essential to listen to ppl in whatever the enemy camp is to us. Not to condone what they think & do, but to remember they are human beings & remind them we are too
A leap of faith in the ability of selflessness to triumph over greed, democracy is a protocol built on hope. Hope that, together, we can build a better society in spite of our obvious failings.
Interested in your take,
Democracy means hearing diverse perspectives but not granting any one of them authority. Democracy is communal and consensual or it fails. Fearing the mob isn't democracy; neither is minority rule.
Democracy is complicated and essential for civil society. 4/4
Democracy is a decision by a society to band together to support all, not just the majority & powerful. It means working together for common good, not bowing to thugs. It means freedom, not free rein to cause damage. It means using your voice not your fist. 1/4
Here’s @RobertTalisse’s encapsulation of the basics of a democratic republic. Part of the #RenewDemocracy Challenge.
@Renew_Democracy @theharryshearer @SarahKSilverman @lighttuponlight @BillKristol @Flipboard @esglaude @CharlesPPierce @StevieVanZandt @StephenAtHome
Our democracy will persevere. The candle of hope is not extinguished. It will once again be the beacon of hope for our nation and frankly each other. Participate. #RenewDemocracy
Thanks @AVindman @natsechobbyist & @UnpaintedMelody for inspiring me to make this video
Democracy is a political ideal and a moral aspiration
My bit for the #RenewDemocracy series. The challenge is to say in 90 secs what democracy means to you. I’m a Ramones fan (@RamonesOfficial), so did it in 77.
Your turn: @myishacherry @rinireg @GreggDCaruso @Renew_Democracy
We're excited to launch the #RenewDemocracy Challenge with @AVindman! During a dark time, we need to showcase the best of our democracy. Share a short video about what democracy means to you & nominate 3 friends to do the same! Be sure to use hashtag: #RenewDemocracy
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