Nothing says “I’m not racist,” like signing an executive order that threatens to cut federal funding for universities unless they stop diversity training, and y’all already know that’s exactly what the president did.
Kristen ClarkeTrump issued a racist and sexist executive order that bans government sponsored trainings on diversity. We are starting to see the fallout.
This executive order embraces white supremacy while ignoring the real racism and sexism that permeates society.
Kristen ClarkeVictory! At least 24,000 people across Virginia were able to register during the 48-hour extension that we secured after the state's online system crashed.
We'll keep fighting tooth and nail for voters this season.
Learn about the 2020 Census - how to respond, and why it matters. Shape your future. START HERE.
Kristen ClarkeBREAKING: Supreme Court issues order that will phase out #2020Census count. This is a disappointing outcome in our fight for a fair and accurate census. It's also a reminder that courts matter.
If you have not yet participated, please get counted ASAP: 2020census.govpic.twitter.com/uLvG0CmMPL
A high-speed mail sorting machine in Maine previously ordered disassembled as part of Postmaster Louis DeJoy's operational changes at the Postal Service this year went back into service last week.
Kristen ClarkeU.S. Postal Service workers in Maine have reassembled one of the two high-speed letter sorting machines, that sort more than 20K letters an hour, back into operation to ensure timely delivery of mail.
The other was discarded for scrap metal.
Some groups say Columbus Day celebrates Italian American heritage. Many who celebrate Indigenous People's Day argue it glorifies genocide.
Kristen ClarkeAcross the country, 14 states, cities and schools are observing #IndigenousPeoplesDay instead of Columbus Day.
Even the Senate has abandoned Columbus Day by racing forward today with hearings on Amy Coney Barrett.
Why is this still a federal holiday?
Donald Trump is on track to be the first president since Richard Nixon to go a full first term without selecting a Black nominee for a federal appeals court.
Kristen ClarkeTruth. The Trump administration has PACKED the courts with 218 lifetime nominees who have been overwhelmingly white, male and outside the legal mainstream.
Not a SINGLE African American appointed to the Circuit Court. #Debates2020
On the Proud Boys’ account on the social media app Telegram, the group appeared to take the statement as marching orders.
Kristen ClarkeProud Boys continue their celebration online & call Trump’s directive to them “historic.” They are gathering new recruits. As instructed, they are on “stand by.”
Trump’s failure to condemn white supremacy puts Black and brown lives in even greater danger.
President Donald Trump is continuing to wage battle against interpretations of history which he claims are un-American.
Kristen ClarkeSuch hypocrisy.
Trump doesn't want schools teaching about our history of slavery and he doesn't want gov't sponsored trainings on anti-racism.
At the same time, he ignores police shootings of unarmed Black people and turns a blind eye to white extremism.
Domestic terrorism expert Elizabeth Neumann told Yahoo News those at the RNC who cast protesters as a dangerous threat were putting on a "sideshow."
Kristen ClarkeElizabeth Neumann, former Homeland Security official says Trump administration is letting right-wing extremists "start a race war" and notes more people have been killed by white supremacists in the US than every other domestic terrorism threat combined.
The federal agency in charge of naturalizing new U.S. citizens is in turmoil, with furloughs, budget shortfalls and paralyzing backlogs.
Kristen ClarkeA reminder that in real life thousands of people across the US are awaiting naturalization ceremonies which have been largely stalled during the pandemic, many of whom will likely miss the opportunity to vote in November. #RNC2020
"To avoid even the appearance of any impact on election mail, I am suspending these initiatives until after the election is concluded."
Kristen ClarkeLouis DeJoy issued a statement today claiming that he will "suspend" further action. We're not impressed. His words ring hollow. He MUST be held accountable for the harm that he's caused and institute remedial action to restore normal mail delivery.
The United States Postal Service is under attack. Under the leadership of the new Postmaster General and Trump megadonor, Louis DeJoy, the agency has been upended with dramatic changes that could impact timely delivery of mail. Join this emergency...
Mail voting has never been more critical, and USPS has never been more politicized. Congress must protect our ballots from this toxic, dangerous mix.
Kristen Clarke2020 is a powerful reminder of the need to make it easier for Americans to vote. It shouldn't be this easy for Louis DeJoy to cause such chaos.
Read my op-ed on the #USPSsabotage crisis. We must fight to ensure this never happens again.
An NPR analysis finds that at least 65,000 absentee and mail-in ballots were rejected this year for arriving late. While it's a relatively small number, they could prove crucial in a close election.
Kristen ClarkeIn some states, the postmark provided by the #USPS is key in determining if your absentee ballot counts.
Yet another reason why we shouldn't look to Fed-Ex as the answer.
What we need is for Louis DeJoy needs to stop the sabotage. #USPSprotest
As concern mounts that the United States Postal Service (USPS) will not be able to handle an influx of mail-in ballots during the coronavirus pandemic, many on social media have called for delivery services FedEx and UPS to step-up. But the...
Kristen ClarkeSome people are talking about returning their ballots by Fed-Ex, UPS...
This is really EXPENSIVE and some state laws prevent private companies from handling absentee ballots.
DeJoy needs to do his job and stop the sabotage. #USPSisEssential 2/8
The Greensboro businessman asserts his independence from President Trump in his first "open session."
Kristen ClarkeBREAKING: Today's Friday night massacre --> Louis DeJoy, Trump donor and the new postmaster general, sacked top Postal Service officials, and reassigned 23 postal executives.
The U.S. Postal Service is being hijacked in the middle of an election season.