when you would be 42 years old, if you had stayed in the state of your birth before you’d be able to vote in this country and that’s AFTER you put on the uniform and put your life on the line for said country
when you attempt to register people to vote and wind up with a cross burning on your lawn
when you have a Bachelors and Masters degree, and are asked to inform the registrar – how many bubbles are in a bar of soap.
or how many jelly beans are in that jar.
or to recite the preamble to the U.S. Constitution..
and, even after you’ve done that, you are asked to recite the Declaration of Independence – verbatim.
Or, you have to take a test, on your state’s constitution, that lawyers, registered to practice law in your state – don’t know….
Or, being told that you can get a ‘ Free Voter ID’, but in order to get the ‘ Free ID’, you have to spent Hundreds of $$$$, and make numerous trips to various agencies to get the paperwork for the ‘ Free Voter ID’
ALL of the above is voter suppression.
if you're an independent running as a Democrat, make your supporters know that they need to change their party affiliation.
If you don’t like that there is no Early Voting – get the legislature to change it.
If you don’t like that there is no ‘ No Reason’ Absentee – get the legislature to change it.
If you don’t like that it’s a ‘closed Primary’ – get the legislature to change it.
If you don’t like that there is no Election Day Registration – get the legislature to change it.
IF you have not spoken up before about these things…then go somewhere and STFU.
“And this is the real news: Everyone is entitled to it—no matter the size of your workplace, no matter whether you have a full-time or part-time position. As soon as you’ve been an employee for at least six months, this time is yours (and your partner’s) to take. Better yet, the new law ensures that your job will be there when you get back. Until now, only workers who have met certain requirements at companies that employ more than 50 people have been given that protection. Thanks to this bill, that’s one less crisis for new moms and dads to worry about.”
Legalize it, sure, but if we do not address the huge racial disparities at the heart of the matter, the barrier between those who are allowed to open up pot shops and profit 1000% and those who are arrested for using the same drug that their white counterparts freely use, the issue is pretty much moot
Pot legalization hasn’t done anything to shrink the racial gap in drug arrests wapo.st/1pEEIcS
“Here in North Carolina’s third-largest city, officers pulled over African-American drivers for traffic violations at a rate far out of proportion with their share of the local driving population. They used their discretion to search black drivers or their cars more than twice as often as white motorists — even though they found drugs and weapons significantly more often when the driver was white. Officers were more likely to stop black drivers for no discernible reason. And they were more likely to use force if the driver was black, even when they did not encounter physical resistance.”
The strength it takes to survive and thrive while black can almost seem superhuman