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I wanted to write a short bit on my perspectives of Memorial Day.

War is a very serious issue and we have the right to know who the people are that we elect to office. They will have the power to send our families to war and that can not be taken lightly. I think it's one of the most overlooked values in our political process.

The question shouldn't be, "Will they have the guts to go war? The question should be, will they have the brains to know when we shouldn't and when we... need to?"

I hope you like it.

#PriggForProgress

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 Campaigning is really hard. I have meetings or events nearly every night. Many nights I don’t see my two smaller children because I don’t make it home before 9pm. It makes me feel like an awful parent. Logan feels more distant, and I can tell Riley is...
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No racism no war

"We know that our enemies are not other poor people abroad. Our enemies are the people that laid us off from our jobs, that denied us healthcare, that make it impossible to get an education. Our enemies are not in the poorest countries on the planet, but right here in the richest one."

Good, maybe the world can help pressure this sorry excuse for a leader out of office.

#PriggForProgress #Pa12

http://www.independent.co.uk/…/angela-merkel-donald-trump-g…

The German Chancellor, Angela Merkel, has suggested her country and Europe can no longer rely on the US under Donald Trump. Speaking at a campaign event in Bavaria, she emphasised the need for friendly relations with the US, Britain and Russia, but added: "We Europeans must really take our destiny i...
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Using the infrastructure already in place, coal mines can aid in renewable energy.

"The idea, which Dominion Energy Inc. has been studying, is to fill mines with water and then use electricity from wind and solar farms to pump it up to a reservoir on the surface. When utilities need power, operators open floodgates, letting water gush back into turbines on its way down.

“Voila—you have electricity,” said Chafin, a Republican. “These deep mines can act just like a giant batter...y."

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A century-old technology is being reimagined.
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Warehouses will feed into the automation movement. It's important the we train workers for the jobs of the future.

"The continuing shift from brick-and-mortar stores to online commerce is forcing a wave of empty storefronts, including hundreds across Pennsylvania.
While commercial retailers strive to fill those spaces, consumers shopping on smartphones are creating a demand for warehouses and fulfillment centers. Economists say nearly 400,000 e-commerce jobs have been create...d in the last 10 years, mostly due to Amazon's growth."

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Retailers are fighting for survival as more consumers increasingly choose Amazon and other online shopping sites.
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Please help out. I brought this over from a Twitter pm.

https://t.co/WeQ29fC4pw

If you'd be willing to retweet our tweets in this thread we'd be most grateful. An Army veteran was among those killed standing up to a White Supremacist with a knife who was attacking some American Muslim women on a train in Portland.

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The thread has a link to a fundraiser, organized by the Muslim community, to raise funds for the families of the heroes who were killed.

Would really appreciate any supportive tweets using #VetsVsHate and #Muslims4Portland. This event has sent shockwaves through our community, and any support would mean a lot.

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“Ricky Best, an @USArmy veteran, was killed standing up to an anti-Muslim White Supremacist terrorist. #VesVsHate https://t.co/pYIftFclmK
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Thank you Johnstown and Huddle Ebensburg!

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The fundraiser to benefit our campaign and Veteran Leadership Program of Western Pennsylvania is running all weekend, please consider donating.

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#22ForTom

Twenty-Two military service members take their own lives every day.

Our donation drive over the Memorial Day weekend, 22ForTom, will be in cooperation with Vet...eran Leadership Program of Western Pennsylvania. We hope to spread awareness of this staggering statistic, encourage people to seek mental health treatment, and help a wonderful program that gets Veterans back on their feet.

The Department of Veterans Affairs just announced that May is Mental Health Awareness and Military Appreciation Month. The VA created a program called “Use Your Voice” which encourages Veterans to seek mental health treatment, https://maketheconnection.net/use-your-voice.

To honor our veterans, 10% of all donations to our campaign this Memorial Day weekend will go to the Veterans Leadership Program of Western Pennsylvania, http://www.vlpwpa.org/. Their mission is to provide housing, employment and services to local veterans, service members, and their families.

The Veterans Leadership Program of Western Pennsylvania also accepts donations of nonperishable food items, hygiene products, and gently used suits. You can drop off items at 2934 Smallman Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15201.

Thank you.

https://secure.actblue.com/donate/memorialday2017

In Solidarity,
Tom Prigg

#PriggforProgress
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Pretzels with Prigg is TONIGHT!!

I'm looking forward to meeting the Huddle Ebensburg members as well as local constituents. Please join us!

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So many of our laws are unfairly designed to keep minorities in a cycle of poverty and prevent their participation in our democratic process.

"The absence of white-collar crimes in general are kind of glaring. Why theft crimes would be included, but other kind of white-collar crimes that are the equivalent of theft, like fraud type of crimes, is confusing to me,” she said. “It leads one to wonder whether it has to do with who falls into those different categories.”

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But many former felons still face barriers to the ballot box.
huffingtonpost.com|By Sam Levine

Twenty-Two military service members take their own lives every day.

Our donation drive over the Memorial Day weekend, 22ForTom, will be in cooperation with Veteran Leadership Program of Western Pennsylvania. We hope to spread awareness of this staggering statistic, encourage people to seek mental health treatment, and help a wonderful program that gets Veterans back on their feet.

The Department of Veterans Affairs just announced that May is Mental Health Awareness and Milit...ary Appreciation Month. The VA created a program called “Use Your Voice” which encourages Veterans to seek mental health treatment, https://maketheconnection.net/use-your-voice.

To honor our veterans, 10% of all donations to our campaign this Memorial Day weekend will go to the Veterans Leadership Program of Western Pennsylvania, http://www.vlpwpa.org/. Their mission is to provide housing, employment and services to local veterans, service members, and their families.

The Veterans Leadership Program of Western Pennsylvania also accepts donations of nonperishable food items, hygiene products, and gently used suits. You can drop off items at 2934 Smallman Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15201.

Thank you.

https://secure.actblue.com/donate/memorialday2017

In Solidarity,
Tom Prigg

#PriggforProgress
#22ForTom

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Here's a podcast that hosted me the other night. If you'd like to hear my thoughts on various issues and the state of our current political climate check this out.

It's quite informal and I go into you'd that haven't come up on the vanish trail.

http://www.blogtalkradio.com/…/05/26/down-to-earth-episode-…

This government does not care for us or represent us.

We can not idly sit by and let this continue. We can not have 13% voter turnout and say we care or are outraged. We've got to do better to fight back against this abomination of a government.

#PriggForProgress

A disappointing outcome in Montana yesterday, but all of these close races in strong GOP territory is a promising sign for 2018.

"There are 120 Republican-held House seats that are more GOP-friendly than Montana’s at-large district. If Republicans are winning in places like Montana by just 7 percentage points, then they are in extreme peril of losing their House majority in November 2018."

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Pipelines leak and pollute our environment, it's inevitable. Our country should be investing in green energy.

"In April, there was a reported release of roughly 2m gallons of “drilling fluids” within a 500,000 sq ft wetland area, according to violation records from the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). Another report cited the release of 50,000 gallons into a different wetland. There have been a total of 18 incidents across 11 counties, according to the complaint."

...#PriggForProgress
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Documents suggest that a major spill from the Rover pipeline in Ohio described as 2m gallons of ‘drilling fluids’ might now be more than twice as large
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The story is the same throughout rural America. We need to help these people and revive their communities by having economic policies that build up the tax base.

"Poverty is high and wages are low in Waynesburg, where most of the remaining jobs are in the service industry, which pays the minimum or close to the minimum wage. The average household income in the city is just $38,255, more than $15,000 a year below the state average. Per capita income is a meager $18,500 and young workers can expect to earn just over $14,000 a year."

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The WSWS recently interviewed workers and unemployed people in southwestern Pennsylvania, a former coal mining region.
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