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Mark Moseley 9h
ICYMI: A state lawmaker is getting “ratioed” for this tweet. 👀
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Renay 54m
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My takeaway is that progressives in most of rural Arkansas don't have enough volunteer bodies to flip district or state-wide seats right now & there's no political infrastructure for it because the DPA is still rebuilding & Indivisible groups are rare outside central/NWA.
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Renay 1h
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It costs money to open and staff offices. Our district is POOR. So yeah, the one office in the north part of the district. Not ideal, but reality.
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Skot Covert Nov 11
That hipster fella from Philly still tweeting about .
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Renay 1h
With a little distance, I can finally talk about the Arkansas 1st District congressional race between Chintan Desai and Rick Crawford.
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Renay 1h
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So we went into 2018 with severely lacking political infrastructure. I know I worked hard. I left everything I had, all of my knowledge and strengths and talents, out on the field.
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UncleNephew&Niece Nov 13
No, we are not working on Nephew 2’s foreclosure suit.
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Renay 59m
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Also, accessibility is a major issue here. We're so rural and physical infrastructure is not accessible, and in many places it doesn't exist.
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Renay 58m
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You can do amazing things with campaigns on social media, which is what I worked on. But those things are supplemental to the field operation. They're meant to funnel people into the field team to volunteer: canvassing, making calls, more canvassing.
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Capitol View 2h
1st Black Democratic nominee for Florida gov gives up race
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Renay 50m
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You need money for a campaign. But you also need raw people power. That's something we simply didn't have this time. We had the hope, but we didn't have the volunteer numbers we needed for a 17,000 square mile district.
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Renay 1h
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Disclaimer: I worked on the campaign so my perspective is going to be mine. That doesn't mean anyone else's is "wrong" or "right", just different.
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Renay 1h
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But you can't defeat racism, voter suppression, or voter apathy with advertising on social media. You need a long term ground game, and we never really had enough volunteers on the ground across the district, not even toward the end when people finally got engaged.
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Ginny Blankenship 7h
. has studied the systematic causes and effects of poverty and inequity for over 40 years. There is always more to learn and more work to do—especially when over 40% of Arkansas’s working families are under 200% of the federal poverty line, and almost 0% chose to be.
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Renay 1h
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Plus, we had a voter ID law and now the thing is rooted in the goddamn state constitution. So we'll have that to contend with, especially when huge portions of our base are over-policed due to systemic racism, and AR makes former felons jump through flaming hoops.
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millionaire trucker 4h
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Send me all of the good quote tweets // . We went to see A Star is Born and I’m behind on the dunking.
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Mike Wickline Nov 14
Whose computer is this?
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Renay 51m
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Until we can inspire, empower, & train enough volunteers to do the very hard work of being precinct captains or organizers to host canvasses/phone banks/text banks/postcard parties, we can't turn our energy into wins in deeply rural places.
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Renay 59m
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Looking at our numbers, I truly think we couldn't beat the combination of bad infrastructure and racism. Maybe with a robust field team and an army of volunteers we could have counter-acted the racism...?
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i choose to be poor 2h
But don't worry, y'all. Serious adults are on the case. The has a plan to make the state firearm "the shotgun."
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