Nearly 80% of DC residents voted to become the 51st state, so they can have the same rights and privileges as everyone else.
On Friday, the House of Representatives will finally vote on DC Statehood. https://t.co/2g4BfnjmVW
— ACLU (@ACLU) June 24, 2020
Arguing against DC statehood because it would give Democrats two senators "in perpetuity" suggests a very pessimistic view of Republicans' chances of ever appealing to minority and urban voters https://t.co/JiaOmSbj6d
— Garrett Haake (@GarrettHaake) June 25, 2020
Yes. I pay taxes, and thus I would like two senators, just like people who pay taxes in Wyoming. https://t.co/8UFxkZr2ft
— Jordan Weissmann (@JHWeissmann) June 25, 2020
Denying statehood to Washington, DC is a racial, economic and democratic injustice. Washingtonians have waited too long to have equal participation and representation. I am proud to support #DCStatehood and @EleanorNorton’s landmark #HR51.
— Stacey Abrams (@staceyabrams) June 25, 2020
To understand opposition to DC statehood, you have to understand that:
VT is about 94% white
WY is about 93% white
DC is about 45% white
Denying DC statehood is about denying congressional representation to a plurality Black population. https://t.co/KVejkkrqNW
— Cody Miller (@CodyMillerELA) June 22, 2020
A sensible and moderate alternative to DC statehood is to abolish the Senate.
— Ian Millhiser (@imillhiser) June 25, 2020
TRUMP: “If we didn’t test we wouldn’t have cases. But we have cases because we test. Deaths are down. We have one of the lowest mortality rates.”
— JM Rieger (@RiegerReport) June 25, 2020
The Trump administration plans to close 13 federally run coronavirus testing sites in five states at the end of the month.
Critics at the state and federal levels say the shutdowns are a dangerous idea as infections surge in many states. https://t.co/WjUOZrsXmj
— NPR (@NPR) June 25, 2020
In the U.S., 10 times as many people have now died from #COVID19 as died from H1N1 (swine flu) in 2009
The #COVID19 deaths occurred in less than 4 months. The H1N1 deaths occurred over 12 months
So, yes, let's absolutely compare which administration had the better response pic.twitter.com/icsxoZ6nbE
— Chris Lu (@ChrisLu44) June 25, 2020
Last Friday, the COVID outbreak took a major turn for the worse.
While the outbreak continues to ease in the Northeast, more than 200 million Americans live in the regions where infections are growing quickly.@yayitsrob and I on what's happening:https://t.co/VUAqcrSJbR
— Alexis C. Madrigal (@alexismadrigal) June 25, 2020
— The Lead CNN (@TheLeadCNN) June 25, 2020
At least 18 members of a Texas family have become sick with the coronavirus following a surprise birthday party https://t.co/2Yqh27BA7G
— BuzzFeed News (@BuzzFeedNews) June 25, 2020
"We are where we are." Florida Governor Ron DeSantis when asked today about skyrocketing COVID-19 cases.
— Daniel Uhlfelder (@DWUhlfelderLaw) June 25, 2020
Just amazing that Trump is the only executive who has gone underwater during the virus. A historically epic self own. https://t.co/QEEpccXLBA
— Tim Miller (@Timodc) June 25, 2020
The difference between New York abd New Jersey a couple of months ago and Texas, Florida and Arizona now is that we took it seriously and locked down. They’re gonna try to ride it out with only very limited restrictions. Gonna be a catastrophe.
— Joshua Holland 🔥 (@JoshuaHol) June 25, 2020
— Reuters (@Reuters) June 25, 2020
NASCAR says it has completed its own investigation into the noose found in Bubba Wallace’s garage without determining who did it or how it got in the stall https://t.co/at2gCceTAb pic.twitter.com/CR2yfiq2SB
— Reuters Sports (@ReutersSports) June 25, 2020
Today would have been Tamir Rice’s 18th birthday. Had a police officer not killed him when he was just 12 years old. Please keep fighting until no more mothers lose their babies this way. pic.twitter.com/12fECeXJeS
— Ashley Nicole Black (@ashleyn1cole) June 25, 2020
— Neil Henderson (@hendopolis) June 25, 2020
‘Too dangerous to send the kids to school’
Hurrah for furlough.
Imagine when people used to call the unemployed wasters. https://t.co/i64Ptwa0Bg
— Christine Best (@tinajaneb33) June 25, 2020
This is terrifying – medicines will run out.
The BMA has written to the prime minister, warning him that crashing out of the UK's current relationship with the EU this winter will come at the worst possible time for the health service. https://t.co/UrncXTXKAC
— Best for Britain #NoToNoDeal (@BestForBritain) June 25, 2020
"If Robert Jenrick had a hint of decency he would long since have resigned. If Boris had a hint of decency he would have sacked him." https://t.co/Gac5EHYhpo
— Brexitshambles (@brexit_sham) June 25, 2020
EXC: Boris Johnson dragged into Robert Jenrick row
The PM spent time with Richard Desmond at infamous Tory fundraising dinner when he met Housing Secretary pic.twitter.com/WJAQwSqgQH
— John Stevens (@johnestevens) June 25, 2020
Boris Johnson has pledged hundreds of millions of pounds to invest in the collapsed satellite operator OneWeb, as a push to put the UK at the forefront of space technology https://t.co/pFJSn01o8W
— Financial Times (@FinancialTimes) June 25, 2020
Tell the world…
We are Liverpool, champions of England. pic.twitter.com/altgWn1Wda
— Liverpool FC (Premier League Champions 🏆) (@LFC) June 25, 2020
BT Sport commentator has just announced that Liverpool are about to end 30 years of hurt….30 years in which they have won 2 European Cups, 1 UEFA Cup, 3 FA Cups, 4 League Cups, 3 European Super Cups and 1 Club World Cup. Aye, bloody agony 😆😆😆
— Chris Tait (@SweetLeftFoot11) June 25, 2020
Irish Gov to exclude Britain from its plan to have ‘air-bridges’ to other EU countries.
— Darran Marshall (@DarranMarshall) June 25, 2020
For the past 6 weeks I've been working on this long read: an account of what happened to the food supply chain as the Covid-19 crisis hit. From food banks to supermarkets,from the hospitality industry to convenience stores. One spoiler: it may not be over. https://t.co/t4j3QEqVKL
— Jay Rayner (@jayrayner1) June 21, 2020
OPINION | The view on coronavirus from Europe
The lockdown was strict. The economy was placed in hibernation. The wearing of face masks remains compulsory. 28,000 Spaniards have died in the pandemic.
Spain needs tourists to come back. When will they?https://t.co/6dUK14zshV
— New York Daily News (@NYDailyNews) June 25, 2020