I think it goes without saying that red flag laws need to be enforced but apparently it didn't. Anyhow, this is a good decision.
All Indianapolis 'red flag' cases must come before judge after FedEx shooting
The gaslighting of #InfrastructureWeek got old quick the last 4 years.
Pres. Biden: "We have failed to properly invest in infrastructure for half a century."
"Last four years...I got so tired of hearing 'Infrastructure Week.' Nothing happened."
We know that the key to getting back to normal is getting most people vaccinated. As of today, about 44.7% of the total American population (55.6% of eligible Americans 16+) have been vaccinated.
Vaccine hesitancy isn't necessarily the problem. As this Vox author explains, the people who have already been vaccinated are the most enthusiastic. Lopez compares us (and democracy.town users are overall excited about getting our #covidvaccine) to those who buy a new iPhone the day it comes out. But then the demand drops. Eventually other people buy one too, when they get around to it.
I signed up for a vaccine as soon as I could, and when my J&J shot was cancelled, went two counties away for the Pfizer I could get instead. A lot of people can't or won't go to that effort, but will get their shot if it's convenient. Vaccines need to be made convenient so we can save lives and return to normal.
Today, voting rights are under attack nationally as Republican state legislators introduce and pass laws to put up barriers to participation in our elections.
We see it in the news every day. However, Americans are coming together to fight back.
Sign up for a May 8 day of action to demand the passage of the For the People Act, the John Lewis Voting Rights Advancement Act, D.C. Statehood, and to address one of the greatest obstacles to the passage of civil and voting rights – the filibuster.
Did someone let the former guy nab the RNC credit card?
Almost $44,000 in fraudulent charges made on Republican National Committee credit card- https://thehill.com/homenews/campaign/552199-almost-44000-in-fraudulent-charges-made-on-republican-national-committee
Sad to see this. Wishing peace to everyone who was a part of his life and to him.
Robert Downey Jr. Mourns Late Assistant Jimmy Rich: 'Supported Every Step of My Recovery'-
News for Joe Manchin: this is bipartisan.
The Republicans have made their contribution by state legislation. It’s his turn to add the democratic concerns. What the State GOP houses are doing is partisan change to our voting rights.
This is why we need a bigger majority in the Senate, so we don't need to count on this guy. If he's really opposed to partisan changes to voting rights law, then he would vote for this damn bill. That will prevent either side from using them.
HR1 and HR4 need to get passed or democracy dies. It is really that simple.
Good for her. Yes the people in the background are often overlooked & treated badly. Kudos to her for speaking out. I clean at a casino & we are overlooked unless they want a slot attendant or waitress.
It is un-American. It's also anti-democratic.
DeSantis is afraid that he can't win the governor's race in Florida (and therefore, lose his shot at President, 2024) so he has to suppress the vote of the majority which he suspects will not vote for him.
Republicans are intent on voter suppression because they have no agenda for the people. They would have to run against reducing child poverty and helping middle American families and other popular Democratic policy, so they are resorting to whatever means possible, democracy be damned.
Not only do we need to pass federal voter protection laws but we also need to track down every creator and supporter of these anti-voting bills and run and support candidates to remove every one from office. #GOPVoterSupression
Florida gov signs GOP voting law critics call 'un-American'-
DeSantis has said new restrictions are needed to shore up election security which isn't a problem and already exists. This is voter suppression.
This is their lie, which they repeat over and over again to justify their voter suppression. They make it sound as though there are no laws, nothing is being enforced and everyone is registering as Donald Duck and Mary Poppins in order to vote 20 times. It's ridiculous. They know they are losing and determined to change the rules in order to keep power. It won't work.
That's because he tweeted 90% of the stuff about himself, himself.
Social media interactions about Trump fall 90 percent since January- https://thehill.com/homenews/administration/551973-social-media-interactions-about-trump-fell-over-90-percent-since
1, thank you President Biden. This is the right thing to do.
Biden administration to waive vaccine patent protection -
2, your second Covid vaccine is just as important as the first -
Motto for the people behind this recount: the fraud starts here.
Observers report ballots and laptop computers have been left unattended in Arizona recount, according to secretary of state-
Here are 2 things you can do today to help maintain and fight for U.S. democracy:
Have you experienced any obstacles, difficulties, or issues while registering to vote, casting your ballot, or getting your vote counted? The stories of real people are powerful and persuasive and Stacey Abrams' Fair Fight Action is collecting them. Head over to Fair Fight Action to share yours- https://www.myvotingstory.com/?
And you can help make calls to collect these voting stories. These story-collection phone banks are happening Wednesdays, Saturdays, and Sundays. Sign up here. Fair Fight Action does amazing work to protect the vote.
https://www.mobilize.us/fairfight/event/384255/? #ProtectTheVote #DefendDemocracy #FairFightAction #CallToAction