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If your political ideology involves beating up people who don't agree with you, count me out.

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
thehill.com/homenews/state-wat

The gaslighting of 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."
abcnews.go.com/Politics/video/

@BruceBanner
But trump got to sit in a semi-truck and blow the horn.

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'-
people.com/movies/robert-downe

@TonyStark What would it take to get a Republican senator out of a seat in a state where a Democrat would appoint an interim senator? Does Susan Collins want to be an ambassador?

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 ) 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.

vox.com/2021/5/5/22419281/covi

Seeing high percentages of Americans vaccinated has been heartening, but always bittersweet because we don't live in an insular world. I live in a large cosmopolitan city where I know people from every continent who worry about family in their home countries. This instance is USA-based, but we have fediverse friends from all over and I am glad to see vaccination rates increasing elsewhere. Whether you worry about covid spread in other countries because you care about people you love, because you care about people in general, or because you care about variants coming to your own country, high vaccination rates in other parts of the world are good news.

washingtonpost.com/world/europ

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.

Find an event near you or sign up for the virtual event. :CTA:

johnlewisdayofaction.org/lewis

@TonyStark Thank you for keeping us informed about things we can do! I appreciate it.

Did someone let the former guy nab the RNC credit card?

Almost $44,000 in fraudulent charges made on Republican National Committee credit card- thehill.com/homenews/campaign/

@HowardStark
Why am I never surprised when I see 'RNC' and 'fraud' in the same headline?🤔

mothership.sg/2021/05/hsbc-cle
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.

Florida gov signs GOP voting law critics call 'un-American'-
news.yahoo.com/desantis-signs-

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