Even the low bar…

But Wednesday night’s debate did not clear even the low bar that Perez set. Over the course of two hours, approximately seven minutes were devoted to the top existential threat facing humanity. And only four of the ten candidates on stage were asked directly about how they intend to rapidly reduce carbon emissions over the next 11 years—something that must be done to preserve a livable planet for future generations.

https://newrepublic.com/article/154334/first-democratic-debate-failed-planet

We’re an hour in…

We’re an hour into tonight’s #DemDebate and there’s been no direct question on #climatechange.

That’s despite the DNC pledging to make it a top issue in the debates after refusing to host a full debate on the issue.

Dear DNC

Dear @DNC,

We’re 1 hour into the #DemDebate and there have been ZERO climate qs.

You told us things would be different than 2016.

You told us the climate crisis was a priority for you.

Enough with your lame excuses. Enough hiding behind locked doors.

Host a #ClimateDebate.

Hey Beto…

Hey Beto O’Rourke: quick tip. Answering partially in decent Spanish isn’t actually a substitute for having no concrete policy proposals for what to do to dismantle decades of Clinton-Bush-Obama-Trump racist immigration policy.

Almost everyone tuning into the debate, along with most Hispanic Americans, understands English. It was just Beto being Beto, useless pandering by a mediocre candidate desperate to stand out from the crowd.
– Washington Examiner

NJ Schools to teach LGBT History

From USA Today:

New Jersey to require schools to teach LGBT history

WOODLAND, N.J. – New Jersey has become the second state in the nation after California to adopt a law that requires schools to teach about LGBT history in a move hailed by civil rights groups as a step toward inclusion and fairness.

Gov. Phil Murphy, a Democrat who promised to promote equality for gay and transgender people during his campaign, signed the bill Thursday. Among those celebrating the news was Jaime Bruesehoff of Vernon, whose 12-year-old transgender child, Rebekah, spoke in support of the bill in Trenton in December.

https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/education/2019/02/01/nj-schools-teach-lgbt-history-new-law/2749212002/

From Qasim Rashid

From Qasim Rashid (if you can, please donate to his campaign):

I’m getting a LOT of attention today because I’m the first American Muslim in VA history (along with Ghazala Hashmi) to win the Democratic nomination for VA State Senate, and people want to know what I think and what my plan is for the general election.

So as I have your attention—let me say this important message:

The Sudanese people are being murdered & raped & the world must act NOW to stop it.

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2019/jun/11/sudan-troops-protesters-attack-sit-in-rape-khartoum-doctors-report

https://secure.actblue.com/donate/rashidforva

https://www.facebook.com/QasimRashidVA/