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Jun 24, 2022Liked by Samantha Grasso

Democrats aren't going to do anything but fundraise off this. There will be no reproductive rights for a lot of the country

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Jun 24, 2022Liked by Samantha Grasso

Thank you for ending the article with a couple of softball questions. It made me feel better to see some questions I can answer after all of the tough questions that I have no clue on.

"Are the Democrats going to do anything to legalize abortion federally — or legalize gay marriage federally, for that matter — before November? Or are they doing to tell me again that it’s my responsibility to vote for them in November so that they’ll legalize abortion and gay marriage?" - Absolutely not.

"And if I do vote for them, are they actually gonna have the ability to pass these things, or will it be too late by then? Are they wasting their time?" - Doesn't matter. Even if they keep the trifecta they won't do anything.

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Jun 24, 2022Liked by Samantha Grasso

To your last point about moving I see a lot of bad faith people online saying “oh why don’t you just move to a state that has legal abortion”.

As if we’re all well-resourced white people with easy job prospects great credit and lots of money to burn moving.

It’s fucking disgusting.

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Great words, Cait. They are inspiring for me in this time of anger, disbelief, sadness and helplessness. Women rights cannot be taken away again. This cannot prevail.

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Excellent questionnaire. I'm tempted to copy and modify it such that I (a white man) could send it to state and federal political representatives (without implicating you, of course).

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Looks like we may have to start an underground railroad to California and Illinois.

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Yes. You are wasting your time living in Texas.

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Like really if the Democrats can’t convince 50 senators to at least carve out the filibuster just for this, pass it, and then dare Republicans to reverse it if/when the republicans get a trifecta again, isn’t it fucking worth it? Isn’t it worth saving people’s lives in the meantime even if Republicans overturn it again? Why the fuck are they so afraid of getting rid of the filibuster republicans don’t even want to pass any legislation anyway they get everything they want through the courts.

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