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Nebraska Senator Machaela Cavanaugh on her 3 week filibuster to block anti-trans legislation

  Nebraska Senator Machaela Cavanaugh joins Jen Psaki to discuss a bill that targets the transgender community and would ban gender-affirming procedures and healthcare for Nebraska residents younger than 19. Cavanaugh has filibustered every bill that has come before the Nebraska legislature since February.  It was a mundane, unanimously supported bill on liquor taxation that saw state Sen. Machaela Cavanaugh take to the mic on the Nebraska Legislature floor last week. She offered her support, then spent the next three days discussing everything but the bill, including her favorite Girl Scout cookies, Omaha’s best doughnuts and the plot of the animated movie “Madagascar.” See Also: Senator Bernie Sanders also talks about his new book 'It's OK to be Angry about Capitalism.' She also spent that time railing against an unrelated bill that would outlaw gender-affirming therapies for those 18 and younger. It was the advancement of that bill out of committee that led Cavanaugh to