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July is a week old, and already Congresswoman Rashida Tlaib, Squad member from Detroit, has led the passage of an amendment that provides $22.5 billion over five yrs for full lead pipe replacement in the United States, co-sponsored new legislation to ban the use of facial recognition technology, and been a leading voice in major efforts with significant media coverage to free prisoners endangered by coronavirus, to block Israeli annexation of more Palestinian land, to confront racism, to expose police violence, and to move money from police and military to human and environmental needs.

Rashida Tlaib is an Anti-Trumpian voice of sanity and decency in the U.S. Congress. But she's
facing a rematch of her 2018 election, which she won by fewer than 1,000 votes.

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Here's a little exercise called Compare and Contrast.

Donald Trump: “If you see somebody getting ready to throw a tomato, knock the crap out of them. I promise you, I will pay for the legal fees.”

Rashida Tlaib: "Instead of spending money on tear gas, and military grade equipment, that money should go to education, health services, including mental health, and other programs that allow our communities to thrive. Enough with the trying to justify criminalization and violence."

Donald Trump: “I love the old days—you know what they used to do to guys like that when they were in a place like this? They’d be carried out on a stretcher, folks.”

Rashida Tlaib: "When we say #DefundPolice, what we mean is people are dying and we need to invest in people's livelihoods instead."

Donald Trump: "Our nation is witnessing a merciless campaign to wipe out our history, defame our heroes, erase our values, and indoctrinate our children. Angry mobs are trying to tear down statues of our founders, deface our most sacred memorials, and unleash a wave of violent crime in our cities. Many of these people have no idea why they’re doing this, but some know what they are doing. They think the American people are weak and soft and submissive, but no, the American people are strong and proud and they will not allow our country and all of its values, history, and culture to be taken from them."

Rashida Tlaib: "Today as we recognize July 4th, let's do it by uplifting the truths of how many of our neighbors are not truly free, and the broken systems rooted in racism that allow folks to be harmed and killed. We must always be centered on justice."

We simply cannot afford to lose Rashida Tlaib from Congress right now. We have to do everything we can to keep her there.

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