Archiv: the Squad


17.11.2019 - 11:58 [ Essence.com ]

Ayanna Pressley Introduces Sweeping Criminal Justice Reform Resolution

Rep. Ayanna Pressley (D-Mass), unveiled a sweeping criminal justice reform resolution on Thursday that could begin dismantling a racist system that disproportionately targets, incarcerates, and kills members of Black, Latinx, and Indigenous communities.

The United States, a nation addicted to punishment and cages, is the number one jailer in the world, something that Pressley is seeking to change. The first words of her resolution—”Recognizing that the United States has a moral obligation to meet its foundational promise of guaranteed justice for all”—echo Dr. Martin Luther King’s call out of the same hypocrisy.

17.11.2019 - 10:30 [ Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Abgeordnete des US Repräsentantenhauses / Twitter ]

I want to be the party of the New Deal again. The party of the Civil Rights Act, the one that electrified this nation and fights for all people. For that, many would call us radical. But we aren’t “pushing the party left,” we are bringing the party home.

17.11.2019 - 10:07 [ Bernie Sanders, candidate for President / Twitter ]

“It’s time that we become the party of FDR again. It’s time for us to become the party of the Civil Rights Act again. It’s time for us to become the party that fights for queer liberation again, the anti-war party, a party that establishes peace and prosperity.” -@AOC

16.11.2019 - 23:58 [ Ilhan Omar, Abgeordnete des US Repräsentantenhauses / Twitter ]

If being #TooFarLeft means believing: ✅ Healthcare is a human right ✅ Future generations should live on a healthy planet ✅ All student debt should be cancelled ✅ The minimum wage should be $15 ✅ Lives depend on gun reform ✅ Families don’t belong in cages Count me in! 💪🏽

11.11.2019 - 15:45 [ Ilhan Omar, Abgeordnete des US Repräsentantenhauses / Twitter ]

There’s a word for the President of a country being pushed out by the military. It’s called a coup. We must unequivocally oppose political violence in Bolivia. Bolivians deserve free and fair elections.

04.11.2019 - 06:38 [ Bernie Sanders / Youtube ]

Rally in Minneapolis with Rep. Ilhan Omar

BERNIE AND ILHAN OMAR IN MINNEAPOLIS: Trump is a demagogue who wants to divide us with hate. When we stand together, we will defeat him in a landslide. Join us live from Minneapolis at our rally with Ilhan Omar and Prince’s longtime band New Power Generation.

04.11.2019 - 06:32 [ theHill,com ]

Sanders holds rally with Omar in Minneapolis

Omar, who recently endorsed Sanders along with two other members of the so-called „squad“ of progressive female freshmen congresswomen, went on during her speech to point out Sanders’s record of standing up to special interests and Wall Street.
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„In the sea of corruption, he continuously stood for justice and never bowed down to special interests,“ Omar said. „That’s the resolve we need in a President.“

31.10.2019 - 19:22 [ Bernie Sanders, candidate for President / Twitter ]

.@RashidaTlaib represents the third-poorest district in America. This is the wealthiest country on Earth—no one should be going without food or clean water or decent housing. We’re going to create a nation that works for all of us.

30.10.2019 - 19:25 [ theHill.com ]

‚Squad‘ members recruit Raskin to run for Oversight gavel

Three members of „The Squad“ — Ocasio-Cortez, Tlaib and Rep. Ayanna Pressley (D-Mass.) — serve on the Oversight panel. The fourth, Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.), does not but she called Raskin one of her „favorite“ colleagues and said she could back him for chairman.

Raskin “would be a true leader when it comes to holding this Trump administration accountable and especially a leader on this impeachment inquiry,” Tlaib told The Hill in a brief interview before stepping into a closed-door impeachment hearing.

26.10.2019 - 12:20 [ Bernie Sanders, candidate for President / Twitter ]

This Sunday I’m excited to join @RashidaTlaib in Detroit for a rally featuring a live performance by Jack White. I hope you’ll join us in our fight for working people across the country. RSVP here:

https://act.berniesanders.com/event/event-bernie-sanders-attend/34748

17.10.2019 - 16:25 [ Massachusetts news - masslive.com ]

Congresswoman Ayanna Pressley holds off on presidential endorsement as colleagues back Bernie Sanders

But Pressley said through a spokesman that endorsements are ultimately decisions “made as individuals.”

“Ayanna has tremendous respect for her sisters-in-service,” said spokesman Harry Shipps, referencing the other congresswomen. “Ayanna knows that taking back the White House in 2020 is a top priority, and she is working every day to hold this administration accountable and build a bold, diverse movement that will help propel Democrats to victory up and down the ballot.”

17.10.2019 - 16:18 [ Salon.com ]

Ilhan Omar backs Sanders for president — Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Rashida Tlaib set to follow

Three of the four members of „The Squad,“ the quartet of progressive freshmen, are lining up behind Sanders

03.10.2019 - 22:23 [ Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Abgeordnete im US Repräsentantenhaus / Twitter ]

Sending lots of love and solidarity to @BernieSanders today as he rests and recovers. A lot of people don’t understand how crazy hard grassroots campaigning is – for organizers and candidates alike.

14.09.2019 - 09:21 [ Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Abgeordnete des US Repräsentantenhauses / Twitter ]

And guess what: if you also believe in a free + open democratic society, where people are treated humanely and don’t die over $300 insulin or needless war, they’ll call you a communist too. Well, they don’t scare us or shake our focus. We are going to build a better world.

14.09.2019 - 08:55 [ Yashar Ali, New York Magazine/HuffPost Contributor / Twitter ]

2. Just to be clear, this ad where a sitting member of Congress‘ face (@AOC) is lit on fire didn’t just air on the Sinclair station in DC. It also aired on ABC stations in NYC and Houston. Unlike the DC ABC station, the NYC & Houston stations are owned & operated by Disney/ABC

(13.09.2019)

14.09.2019 - 08:48 [ New York Times ]

Political Ad Attacking AOC: ‘Beyond the Pale’

A Catholic nun is shocked that ABC would run an ad with “horrific images” during the Democratic debate.

14.09.2019 - 08:34 [ Scott Dworkin, Co-Founder @TheDemCoalition ‏/ Twitter ]

ABC can go to hell. Running propaganda with a picture of @AOC being set on fire, with dead bodies & skulls in the background, was absolutely despicable. People need to be fired over this. It’s ridiculous & evil. ABC profited off of it, during the #DemDebate. Shame on ABC. Shame.

(12.09.2019)

14.09.2019 - 08:31 [ theWrap.com ]

#BoycottABC Trends in Outcry Over Ad With Burning Photo of Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez

(13.09.2019)

The ad, created by a Republican PAC called New Faces GOP, showed a photograph of Ocasio-Cortez that begins to burn, followed by graphic photographs purported to be from the Cambodian genocide under the dictatorship of Pol Pot.

09.09.2019 - 18:27 [ Rashida Tlaib, Abgeordnete des US Repräsentantenhauses / Twitter ]

We have to make the tough, courageous changes that completely transform a political and economic system that is now built for corporations (and profits), not people. Choosing the status quo means doing nothing and giving up. We need a political revolution.

25.08.2019 - 16:31 [ The Young Turks / Youtube ]

AOC Utterly DEVASTATES Corrupt Democrats

„Top Democrats are circulating a poll showing that one of the House’s most progressive members — Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez — has become a definitional face for the party with a crucial group of swing voters.“

Hosts: Cenk Uygur, John Iadarola, Dan Evans

18.08.2019 - 14:52 [ James J. Zogby / Twitter ]

Reading #MyPalestinianSitty is making prouder by the minute of @RashidaTlaib. The once invisible Palestinians now have a human face. What many of us have worked a generation to accomplish has happened overnight because one brave Palestinian woman stood tall & demanded justice

16.08.2019 - 16:35 [ IfNotNow ]

Tell the Democrats: Refuse to Travel to Israel Until the Government Allows Rashida and Ilhan In

Tell Democrats in Congress to commit to not traveling to Israel until Congresswomen Rashida Tlaib and Ilhan Omar are allowed to enter by signing on to our petition right now.

Progressive champions like Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Progressive Caucus Co-Chair Marc Pocan have already committed to not visiting Israel until all members of congress can visit — we need the rest of the Democrats in Congress to do the same.

16.08.2019 - 16:32 [ theHill.com ]

Israel approves Tlaib request to visit grandmother in West Bank

Tlaib said in her humanitarian request that the visit may be her last chance to see her grandmother, adding that she would not promote boycotts of Israel while in the region.

„This could be my last opportunity to see her. I will respect any restrictions and will not promote boycotts against Israel during my visit,” she wrote, according to The Guardian.

16.08.2019 - 14:58 [ Washington Post ]

Barring two U.S. lawmakers from Israel is un-Israeli. Trump’s cheering for it is un-American.

As for the principle that elected representatives of the American people should be able to travel where they like — the principle enunciated a few weeks ago by Ron Dermer, Israel’s ambassador in Washington — Mr. Trump has made his rejoinder clear: Principles are for suckers. How many dictators are rejoicing today that a U.S. president has given them full permission to bar members of Congress who in the future might want to visit their countries to monitor elections or speak up for human rights?

16.08.2019 - 14:51 [ Forward ]

Netanyahu Banned Omar And Tlaib Because The Occupation Must Be Hidden To Survive

Most officials of mainstream American Jewish organizations have never been to the places Tlaib and Omar planned to go. They’ve never talked to Palestinians whose homes are about to be bulldozed because they lack the building permits that, as non-citizens under military rule, they can’t get. They’ve never heard Palestinian parents explain the terror they feel when Israeli soldiers come in the middle of the night to take their children to be interrogated, often for days, in the absence of a lawyer.

16.08.2019 - 14:41 [ Haaretz ]

Trump and Netanyahu Just Broke the Special Relationship Between America and Israel

Make no mistake about it, while Trump’s motivation was in part political, it was also motivated by the racist animus that drives Trumpism in the U.S. and, as it happens, shapes the ethno-nationalist views of Netanyahu and his extreme-right wing supporters in Israel.

16.08.2019 - 14:39 [ New York Times ]

Israeli Decision on Omar and Tlaib Inflames Politics in Two Countries

By enlisting a foreign power to take action against two American citizens, let alone elected members of Congress, Mr. Trump crossed a line that other presidents have not, in effect exporting his partisan battles beyond the country’s borders. And he demonstrated the lengths that he will go to to target his domestic opponents, in this case two of the congresswomen of color he has sought to make the face of the Democratic Party heading into his re-election campaign.

16.08.2019 - 09:11 [ Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Abgeordnete des US Repräsentantenhauses / Twitter ]

One thing that is completely undeniable about Bernie Sanders is the enormous political courage he consistently wields on behalf of others. This statement is a big deal. He’s not just standing up for two members – he’s standing for the integrity of the entire US Congress.

16.08.2019 - 08:52 [ All In w/Chris Hayes / Twitter ]

WATCH: Bernie Sanders on Israel’s decision to deny entrance to two elected U.S. officials: “If Israel doesn’t want members of the United States Congress to visit their country…maybe they can respectfully decline the billions of dollars that we give to Israel.” #inners

16.08.2019 - 08:13 [ theHill.com ]

2020 Democrats urge Israel to reverse decision banning Omar, Tlaib visit

Former Vice President Joe Biden, widely seen as the Democratic Party’s primary frontrunner, condemned Israel’s move to ban the lawmakers‘ entry and took a shot at Trump for encouraging the country to do so.

„I have always been a stalwart supporter of Israel—a vital partner that shares our democratic values. No democracy should deny entry to visitors based on the content of their ideas—even ideas they strongly object to. And no leader of the free world should encourage them to do so,“ Biden tweeted.

16.08.2019 - 06:45 [ ORF.at ]

Israel verbietet muslimischen US-Abgeordneten Einreise

US-Präsident Donald Trump hatte zuvor auf dem Kurznachrichtendienst Twitter indirekt an die israelische Regierung appelliert, die beiden Frauen nicht ins Land zu lassen. Es wäre ein Zeichen großer Schwäche, wenn Israel die beiden Kongressabgeordneten einreisen ließe, schrieb er dort. „Sie hassen Israel und alle Juden“, und es gebe nichts, was die beiden von ihrer Haltung abbringen könne. „Sie sind eine Schande!“

15.08.2019 - 18:06 [ Ayanna Pressley, Abgeordnete des US Repräsentantenhauses / Twitter ]

@RashidaTlaib @IlhanMN I am blessed to serve alongside you and your voices & leadership matter deeply my sisters. We won’t stand for this.

15.08.2019 - 18:05 [ Ayanna Pressley, Abgeordnete des US Repräsentantenhauses / Twitter ]

I’m calling this like I see it: bigoted, short sighted and cruel. Any leader committed to advancing democracy would welcome with open arms two democratically elected United States Congresswomen. And every single member of Congress should be calling this out.

15.08.2019 - 17:53 [ Haaretz ]

Netanyahu Backtracks After Pressure From Trump, Bars Omar, Tlaib From Entering Israel

Barring Congresswoman would greatly damage Israel’s relations with Democratic party, Israeli diplomats warn ■ Trump tweets allowing their visit is ‚great show of weakness‘

15.08.2019 - 17:51 [ CNN ]

Israel bars Democratic congresswomen from entering country

The spokesman did not specify when the decision was made or who made the final decision, but the announcement comes shortly after US President Donald Trump said Israel would be showing „great weakness“ by allowing them to enter the country.

10.08.2019 - 14:05 [ Ayanna Pressley, Abgeordnete des US Repräsentantenhauses / Twitter ]

On the 1st day of school in Mississippi, kindergarteners were begging ICE agents to see their parents. This cruel raid had one purpose: to terrorize and torment. If you aren’t outraged, you aren’t paying attention #defundhate #defundICE #AbolishICE #FamiliesBelongTogether

03.08.2019 - 21:49 [ Newsweek ]

Ilhan Omar Posts Instagram Picture With Nancy Pelosi in Africa: ‚They Said „Send Her Back“ But…She Went Back With Me‘

Minnesota Rep. Ilhan Omar posted to Instagram a picture with House Speaker Nancy Pelosi from a trip they took together to Africa to send a pointed message to President Donald Trump after his recent „go back“ tweet.

03.08.2019 - 21:29 [ Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Abgeordnete des US Repräsentantenhauses / Twitter ]

Common ground I find with (some) GOP: – Ending needless war & curbing exploding military spending – Protecting civil liberties & privacy rights (I believe people shouldn’t be spied on by gov or corporations, incl your phone & habits) – Holding bad contractors accountable

03.08.2019 - 21:20 [ Washington Post ]

How ‘the Squad’ learned to handle Trump’s attacks

Amid the Squad mania over the past few weeks, aides said they had rejected pitches for photo shoots from two fashion magazines.

The ultimate goal, the lawmakers say, is to harness Trump’s negative messages about them into something potentially positive — a bigger platform to press their agenda.

03.08.2019 - 19:15 [ ITV.com ]

Nigel Farage: Donald Trump’s ‚go back‘ remarks to ‚the Squad were genius‘

Mr Farage added: „I thought, ‚Dear, oh dear, oh dear‘. You realise, 48 hours on, it was genius because what’s happened is the Democrats gather round the Squad, which allows him to say, ‚Oh look, the Squad are the centre of the Democratic Party‘.

„He’s remarkably good at what he does.

„He does things his way. But he is a remarkably effective operator.“

27.07.2019 - 14:06 [ NowThis ‏/ Twitter ]

‘Many people know that I was working in a restaurant when I got elected, but they don’t know why.’ — Rep. @AOC opened up about her family’s struggle and her father’s battle with lung cancer in a hearing on affordable health care

27.07.2019 - 12:49 [ theHill.com / Twitter ]

Question: „Speaker Pelosi, did she understand your concerns?“ Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez: „It was a positive meeting and productive.“ Question: „Does she respect your opinion?“ AOC: „Absolutely. Absolutely.“

27.07.2019 - 12:42 [ newsandguts.com ]

Nancy Pelosi And Alexandra Ocasio-Cortez Have “Positive Conversation”

If a picture says a thousand words, this one may do a lot to show that two powerful members of Congress can disagree on issues, but still have respect for each other.

26.07.2019 - 17:59 [ New York Times ]

Ilhan Omar: It Is Not Enough to Condemn Trump’s Racism

People identified me in ways that were foreign to me: immigrant, black. I learned that these identities carried stigmas, and I experienced prejudice as a visibly Muslim woman.

But the beauty of this country is not that our democracy is perfect. It’s that embedded in our Constitution and democratic institutions are the tools to make it better.