Georgia – The fight for Fair Elections and Voting Rights

Georgia’s story is one of a deep-red Southern state that has recently turned purple, transforming it into a fierce battleground. Before 2020, Georgia was staunchly Republican. Georgia had elected only one Democrat, Bill Clinton, in the past 30 years, and he won by only 0.6% of the vote. But things began to turn around inContinue reading “Georgia – The fight for Fair Elections and Voting Rights”

Wisconsin: Defend Federal Elections and Abortion Rights!

by Barbara Head, August 12, 2022. Wisconsin, traditionally one of the three Democratic-leaning Blue Wall states, is now a fierce battleground for the control of our rights and federal elections. Wisconsin is arguably the most heavily gerrymandered state and as a result, it has one of the most radical Republican legislatures. The state also hasContinue reading “Wisconsin: Defend Federal Elections and Abortion Rights!”

Pennsylvania Danger and Opportunity

Pennsylvania, with its 20 electoral votes, is once again in the crosshairs – an absolutely essential state to win! Two midterm races are shaping up to be cliffhangers, and we MUST win both. The PA legislature is radical Republican and intends to take over control of elections in this critically important state. We must stopContinue reading “Pennsylvania Danger and Opportunity”

Protect North Carolina’s Supreme Court

Why should we care about state Supreme Courts? As we explained in an earlier Letter From the Editors (Unexpected Heroes: Secretaries of State and State Supreme Courts, Feb 2022), state court systems decide on litigation involving important issues such as gerrymandering, voter suppression, and civil rights. The most important are appealed until they reach theContinue reading “Protect North Carolina’s Supreme Court”

GUN SAFETY ACTIONS YOU CAN TAKE TO MAKE A DIFFERENCE

DONATE TO THESE NATIONAL GUN SAFETY ORGANIZATIONS: Why donate to these organizations? Because THEY ARE OUR ANSWER TO THE NRA!! They are fighting for us and against gun violence. These three national organizations are the major opposition to gun lobbies. Their actions include: gun safety advocacy (including wider background checks); development and implementation of laws,Continue reading “GUN SAFETY ACTIONS YOU CAN TAKE TO MAKE A DIFFERENCE”

Climate Change and Economic Renewal in Nevada

By Barbara Head, 5/1/22. Nevada, a working-class blue state, is steadily turning purple!  Working-class voters, which include many people of color, have long supported the Democrats but are turning away from party policies and candidates. Working-class voters now disagree with Democrats on many issues. Economy is number one. Climate change is another area of disappointmentContinue reading “Climate Change and Economic Renewal in Nevada”

Empowering Marginalized Voters

By Barbara Head. 5/1/22, updated 5/14/22. We cannot save our democracy if we do not join forces with our communities of color. While our allies within these communities lead the way with their highly effective grassroots organizing, the rest of us can offer advocacy and support their efforts. There are multiple ways in which peopleContinue reading “Empowering Marginalized Voters”