Gun reform, and common sense laws that would help to keep our communities safer have been on all our minds lately, hasn’t it? Well, I got this email today,so I thought I would share the petition with you guys in light of tomorrow’s vote.
On January 8, 2011, a mentally ill young man shot me in the head. He killed six of my constituents. He wounded twelve others. Continue reading →
In most of the countries on Earth, governments don’t completely strip the rights of citizenship from people who have served prison sentences.
Convicted felons DO have the right to vote in all of the United States except Florida, Virginia, and Kentucky. Ex-cons who move Florida retain their right to vote. Many Americans, even those who work for county election boards would be surprised to learn this. Continue reading →
Election day at last!!! Like a good little citizen, I went to my local polling place, waited in line, got my ballot, made my selection, and exercised my civic duty and precious right to vote. The whole process took less than twenty minutes to my surprise, perhaps due to the fact my district enjoyed a short ballot this year. I hope your experience was as pleasant! Now all that’s left to do is wait for the results, the continuation of the Obama administration, or a less clear path under Mitt Romney.
I really got a kick out of the people from other nations, whose curiosity about the way Americans vote, made me think about the whole process in a new way.
You may want to take a look at this email I received from Chris Bowers at Daily Kos, kids. It contains some unsettling news, and makes me wonder what the international community thinks about the tactics used by Republican and Democratic parties during this election year.
Republican attempts to reduce voter turnout in minority neighborhoods are so widespread that, at the request of American civil rights groups, international monitors will oversee our elections: Continue reading →
These kinds of emails are very informative as we move closer to election day. Amidst much speculation about the “undecided” voter, and the impact of early voting on the election, we have to admit, the debates are going to be tasty icing on the political cake.
The folks at MoveOn have been hard at work, but they need more help. Learn more from the latest, rather mysterious update from our friends at MoveON.org.
Dear MoveOn member,
I think we may have just discovered the silver bullet that could help us win the whole election. Continue reading →
From my Inbox, we are prompted to ask ourselves, am I registered to vote? Don’t leave it till the last moment if you are not 100% positive, and check out online options if you are too busy or if your schedule precludes going to a physical office to register. MoveOn provides some helpful information, please share with anyone who needs a friendly reminder to register to vote.
Dear MoveOn member,
Are you registered to vote? Are you sure? Are all your friends and family registered voters?
I hope so, because Mitt Romney and the rest of the Republicans are doing everything they can to STOP people from voting. In some states they’re using discriminatory voter suppression laws, in some they’re flooding airwaves with deceptive negative ads—but the goal is the same. They know that a low turnout election is their surest path to victory. Continue reading →
Getting closer to catching you up on my correspondence, provided for your perusal a email from September 9th on the election, and what we can do to affect the outcome, in these dark times of voter suppression efforts in several key states.
If you think helping to get people to the polls is important, and something you would like to help with, please click the hyperlinks in the body of the email below:
States’ rights is an old practice that became a social battleground many times throughout American history. The first thirteen colonies in America, separated from an English Parliament and King in Europe by the Atlantic Ocean, were quite accustomed to making many of their own decisions and outright disregarded many of the laws imposed on them from afar. Precedent of allowing states to influence the law began during the American Revolution, when the founding fathers were forced to compromise with the states in order to accomplish ratification of the Constitution and the establishment of a united country. Continue reading →