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Public Citizen has been standing up to corporate power and holding government accountable for 49 years. We're people-powered and accept no corporate money.

Washington, DC

Joined on 8 April, 2008

http://www.citizen.org

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Replying to @Public_Citizen: You stormed out of an NFL game because players peacefully took a knee.

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A good way to honor Dr. King would be defunding our $740,000,000,000 Pentagon budget.

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Quoted @ICEgov

Today we honor Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s message of hope, justice and equality.

Dr. King called the US government "the greatest purveyor of violence in the world today"

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Quoted @Mike_Pence

Today we honor Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., a giant of the Civil Rights Movement who called on our Nation to live up to the highest ideals of our founding. We pay tribute to the incredible life & accomplishments of Dr. King & his memory will inspire us for generations to come.

You stormed out of an NFL game because players peacefully took a knee.

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Replying to @ragregg: The following is a thread on lesser quoted words of Dr. King and sitting in your discomfort as a white person in America. /1/

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The following is a thread on lesser quoted words of Dr. King and sitting in your discomfort as a white person in America. /1/

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“A nation that continues year after year to spend more money on military defense than on programs of social uplift is approaching spiritual death.”

- MLK Jr.

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How to honor MLK's legacy:

Guarantee jobs, housing, & health care

End US imperialism

Defund the Pentagon

Restore the Voting Rights Act

End felon disenfranchisement

Radically redistribute wealth

Raise wages

Abolish gerrymandering

Overturn Citizens United

#MLKDay

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Replying to @BerniceKing: Please don’t act like everyone loved my father. He was assassinated. A 1967 poll reflected that he was one of the most hat…

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“We must face the hard fact that many Americans would like to have a nation which is a democracy for white Americans but simultaneously a dictatorship over black Americans.”

- MLK Jr, 1967

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Replying to @AOC: “The problems of racial injustice and economic injustice cannot be solved without a radical redistribution of political and econom…

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Replying to @BerniceKing: Dear politicians/political influencers:

When you tweet about my father’s birthday, remember that he was resolute about er…

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Replying to @TheKingCenter: A thread of #MLK speeches and sermons in which he speaks truth to power, shares about his philosophy of nonviolence, and…

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“The problems of racial injustice and economic injustice cannot be solved without a radical redistribution of political and economic power.”

- MLK Jr.

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A thread of #MLK speeches and sermons in which he speaks truth to power, shares about his philosophy of nonviolence, and expounds on issues of injustice and what our righteous, rigorous response should be. Relevant. Revelatory. Revolutionary. #MLKDay  #BelovedCommunity

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Please don’t act like everyone loved my father. He was assassinated. A 1967 poll reflected that he was one of the most hated men in America. Most hated. Many who quote him now and evoke him to deter justice today would likely hate, and may already hate, the authentic King. #MLK

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Replying to @Public_Citizen: What if, instead of tying health care to employment, we tied it to human beings?

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Replying to @Public_Citizen: Companies need to stop calling their essential workers heroes and give them hazard pay and sick leave.

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Rohit Chopra is an excellent pick for director of the CFPB.

Consumers can rest a bit easier knowing that the CFPB will not just be on their side, but aggressively stopping ripoffs and enforcing the rules against financial cheats and scamsters.

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Fantastic news. Rohit Chopra has proven himself a dedicated consumer champion and passionate defender of Main Street Americans against corporate wrongdoing.

He will be an extraordinary director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau.

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Quoted @kylegriffin1

Joe Biden will nominate Rohit Chopra to be the next director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, choosing a strong consumer advocate aligned with Elizabeth Warren.

The Trump administration made an absolute mockery of the CFPB. Rohit Chopra is a fantastic pick who will return the agency to its days of actually fighting for consumers.

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Replying to @Public_Citizen: Wealth of 400 richest Americans:

2010: $1.37T
11: $1.5T
12: $1.7T
13: $2T
14: $2.3T
15: $2.3T
16: $2.4T
17: $2.7T
18:…

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Companies need to stop calling their essential workers heroes and give them hazard pay and sick leave.

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Wealth of 400 richest Americans:

2010: $1.37T
11: $1.5T
12: $1.7T
13: $2T
14: $2.3T
15: $2.3T
16: $2.4T
17: $2.7T
18: $2.9T
19: $3T
20: $3.2T

Minimum Wage:

2010: $7.25
11: $7.25
12: $7.25
13: $7.25
14: $7.25
15: $7.25
16: $7.25
17: $7.25
18: $7.25
19: $7.25
20: $7.25
21: $7.25

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What if, instead of tying health care to employment, we tied it to human beings?

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Dear politicians/political influencers:

When you tweet about my father’s birthday, remember that he was resolute about eradicating racism, poverty & militarism.

Encourage & enact policies that reflect your birthday sentiments.

Here’s the authentic #MLK:

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For reference, there were 14,000+ arrests at the George Floyd protests.

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