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tulsigabbard

tulsigabbard Soldier. Veteran. Surfer. Member of Congress. Candidate for President. People first. No PAC $$. Service before self. For people, peace, & our planet.

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  • My heart is with the families and loved ones of these brave Americans who sacrificed their lives serving on behalf of our country in Syria. We must get our troops out of Syria as soon as possible.
  • My heart is with the families and loved ones of these brave Americans who sacrificed their lives serving on behalf of our country in Syria. We must get our troops out of Syria as soon as possible.
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  • “I speak as one who loves America, to the leaders of our own nation: The great initiative in this war is ours; the initiative to stop it must be ours.” #MLK
  • “I speak as one who loves America, to the leaders of our own nation: The great initiative in this war is ours; the initiative to stop it must be ours.” #mlk
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  • On #MLKDay, let us honor Dr. Martin Luther King’s life and sacrifice by doing our best to #livealoha. May we remember to choose love over hate in our own lives today and every day.
  • On #mlkday, let us honor Dr. Martin Luther King’s life and sacrifice by doing our best to #livealoha. May we remember to choose love over hate in our own lives today and every day.
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  • Politicians must represent and listen to the people who elected them to serve—not whatever lobbyist writes them the biggest check. It’s long past due for campaign finance reform in our country. PAC/lobbyist $$ has no place in politics, and has no place in my people-powered campaign.
  • Politicians must represent and listen to the people who elected them to serve—not whatever lobbyist writes them the biggest check. It’s long past due for campaign finance reform in our country. PAC/lobbyist $$ has no place in politics, and has no place in my people-powered campaign.
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  • In my past, I said and believed things that were wrong, and worse, hurtful to people in the LGBTQ+ community and their loved ones.

Many years ago, I apologized for my words and, more importantly, for the negative impact that they had. I sincerely repeat my apology today. I’m deeply sorry. My views have changed since then, and my record in Congress over the last 6 years reflects what is in my heart: A strong and ongoing commitment to fighting for LGBTQ+ rights.

I know that LGBTQ+ people are still facing discrimination, are still facing abuse and still fear that their hard-won rights are going to be taken away by people who hold views like I used to. That cannot happen, because every single American deserves to be treated equally.

I have always believed in the fundamental rights and equality of all people. But I also grew up in a socially conservative household, where I was raised to believe that marriage should only be between a man and a woman. For a period of my life I didn’t see the contradiction in those beliefs.

While many Americans may be able to relate to growing up in a conservative home, my story is different because my father was very outspoken. He was an activist who was fighting against gay rights and marriage equality in Hawaii – and at that time, I forcefully defended him. But over the years, I formed my own opinions based on my life experience that changed my views -- at a personal level in having aloha, love, for all people, and ensuring that every American, regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity, is treated equally under the law.

I look forward to being able to share more of my story and experiences growing up – not as an excuse – but in the hopes that it may inspire others to truly live aloha; to love and care for others.

I’m so grateful to my friends and loved ones, both gay and straight, who helped me see how my past positions on these issues were at odds with my values, my aloha, and that they were causing people harm. I regret the role I played in causing such pain, and I remain committed to fighting for LGBTQ+ equality.
  • In my past, I said and believed things that were wrong, and worse, hurtful to people in the LGBTQ+ community and their loved ones. Many years ago, I apologized for my words and, more importantly, for the negative impact that they had. I sincerely repeat my apology today. I’m deeply sorry. My views have changed since then, and my record in Congress over the last 6 years reflects what is in my heart: A strong and ongoing commitment to fighting for LGBTQ+ rights. I know that LGBTQ+ people are still facing discrimination, are still facing abuse and still fear that their hard-won rights are going to be taken away by people who hold views like I used to. That cannot happen, because every single American deserves to be treated equally. I have always believed in the fundamental rights and equality of all people. But I also grew up in a socially conservative household, where I was raised to believe that marriage should only be between a man and a woman. For a period of my life I didn’t see the contradiction in those beliefs. While many Americans may be able to relate to growing up in a conservative home, my story is different because my father was very outspoken. He was an activist who was fighting against gay rights and marriage equality in Hawaii – and at that time, I forcefully defended him. But over the years, I formed my own opinions based on my life experience that changed my views -- at a personal level in having aloha, love, for all people, and ensuring that every American, regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity, is treated equally under the law. I look forward to being able to share more of my story and experiences growing up – not as an excuse – but in the hopes that it may inspire others to truly live aloha; to love and care for others. I’m so grateful to my friends and loved ones, both gay and straight, who helped me see how my past positions on these issues were at odds with my values, my aloha, and that they were causing people harm. I regret the role I played in causing such pain, and I remain committed to fighting for LGBTQ+ equality.
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  • Chomsky got it right. We are on our way. In a world where there is a threat of nuclear catastrophe, climate disruption and terrorism, we have the responsibility to remember that we are all in this together. By recognizing our interdependence and committing to a spirit of collaboration and mutual respect, we can bring about a brighter future for all.
  • Chomsky got it right. We are on our way. In a world where there is a threat of nuclear catastrophe, climate disruption and terrorism, we have the responsibility to remember that we are all in this together. By recognizing our interdependence and committing to a spirit of collaboration and mutual respect, we can bring about a brighter future for all.
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  • We can be the generation that halts irreversible climate change by transitioning from fossil fuel to a clean energy economy. We need to protect our planet, our air, & our water. We need to be bold & embrace the goal of 100% renewable energy by 2035.
  • We can be the generation that halts irreversible climate change by transitioning from fossil fuel to a clean energy economy. We need to protect our planet, our air, & our water. We need to be bold & embrace the goal of 100% renewable energy by 2035.
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  • Today marks what would have been Martin Luther King Jr.’s 90th birthday. May we honor his life and the sacrifices he made by choosing love in our own lives-- today and always. #MLK90
  • Today marks what would have been Martin Luther King Jr.’s 90th birthday. May we honor his life and the sacrifices he made by choosing love in our own lives-- today and always. #mlk90
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  • There are a lot of challenges the American people are facing, that I’m concerned about and I want to help solve. Issues related to making sure people who are sick get access to the healthcare they need, making sure that people who are stuck in our broken criminal justice system and families that are torn apart are being helped, making sure we’re taking action to protect our planet for us and for the future - and there is one main issue that is central to the rest, and that is the issue of war and peace. I look forward to talking about this issue in depth when we make our formal announcement.
  • There are a lot of challenges the American people are facing, that I’m concerned about and I want to help solve. Issues related to making sure people who are sick get access to the healthcare they need, making sure that people who are stuck in our broken criminal justice system and families that are torn apart are being helped, making sure we’re taking action to protect our planet for us and for the future - and there is one main issue that is central to the rest, and that is the issue of war and peace. I look forward to talking about this issue in depth when we make our formal announcement.
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  • A year ago today, our state of Hawai'i received a false missile alert - 38 minutes of terror and panic that impacted the lives of so many. The alert was false but the threat is real. We must end the escalation of tensions between major nuclear powers and ensure peace and security for all people.
  • A year ago today, our state of Hawai'i received a false missile alert - 38 minutes of terror and panic that impacted the lives of so many. The alert was false but the threat is real. We must end the escalation of tensions between major nuclear powers and ensure peace and security for all people.
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  • Team TULSI: Big news! While Tulsi is away at Army National Guard duty today, we have received individual contributions for our campaign from every single U.S. State and Territory. Join the movement. See link in bio.
  • Team TULSI: Big news! While Tulsi is away at Army National Guard duty today, we have received individual contributions for our campaign from every single U.S. State and Territory. Join the movement. See link in bio.
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