By WXIA Staff via 11alive – Critics warn that new rules passed in the State Senate will make it harder, not easier, for victims of sexual harassment to come forward. Stopping sexual harassment is already a focus for Georgia’s new governor and state legislature, with the intent to prevent state legislators and employees from victimizing others. But, critics warn that a new set of rules … Continue reading Georgia New Governor Kemp Sworn In & 1st Agenda is to Protect GA Politicians from their Sexual Assault Crimes
By Joshua Sharpe & Greg Bluestein via The Atlanta Journal-Constitution: State Sen. Michael Williams, who waged a controversial campaign for governor this year, was charged this week with making a false report that computer servers were stolen from his campaign office shortly before his last-place finish in the May primary. The indictment, obtained by the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, accuses the Forysth County Republican of insurance fraud, … Continue reading Racist Anti-Immigrant Former Georgia Governor Candidate Charged with Insurance Fraud
By Rebecca Grant: All the lights were off in the used RV that night, and the blinds were closed to prevent anyone from seeing inside. Five people huddled in the small main room. Kate Petty, 34, lay on a bed that had been converted from a fold-down dinette table, underneath a large painting of a leopard. Her husband, Caleb, whose beard and long hair is … Continue reading Alabama & Other States Control Women’s Bodies Including How Mothers-To-Be Deliver their Babies
By Johnny Edwards via The Atlanta Journal-Constitution: Earlier this year, the director of the state’s judicial watchdog agency called a judge about his oversight of a business dispute and influenced him to withdraw from the case. That involvement by the Judicial Qualifications Commission in a south Georgia lawsuit now is raising the kinds of concerns critics voiced when the Legislature overhauled the agency, an investigation … Continue reading Legislative Branch Takes Control Over Judicial Branch One State at a Time – How it’s Unfolding in Georgia
By ABBY LIVINGSTON via POLITICO: El Paso – When Jody Casey came aboard as Beto O’Rourke’s campaign manager in late summer 2017, she faced a dilemma. She was a political novice and O’Rourke family friend who had quit her sales job at General Electric to join the campaign. She was stationed in El Paso, the most remote of major American cities. She was leading a … Continue reading How the Blue Wave Election Drowned Both Female Led Campaigns & Women Trying to Change the Course of Elections
(The Daily Beast) Nearly two years of organizing, marching, candidate recruitment and unprecedented fundraising has led the Democratic party to a critical moment. On Tuesday, it can either reassert itself politically or fall short, prompting an utter and complete psychological meltdown. Most in the party believe that the path they will go down will be the former; that they will gain a majority in the … Continue reading What if Democrats lose today?
(The Daily Beast) Thousands of would-be voters at risk of being disenfranchised by ultra-strict registration rules. A draconian ID law that could keep Native Americans from the polls en masse. New measures targeting voting by college students. A Hispanic-majority city that moved its lone polling place out of town. As the 2018 campaign nears its end, experts who track voter suppression say this is the worst it’s … Continue reading If the Republicans Win Tuesday, the Reason Will Be Simple: They Cheated
By Sarah Stillman via The New Yorker – On a late-October morning two years ago, Robin Steinberg stood barefoot in her apartment, on the Upper West Side, preparing to uproot her life. Her suitcases were stacked by the door, her winter coats piled in the hallway. Steinberg, a fifty-nine-year-old native New Yorker, had decided to move to Tulsa, Oklahoma, to launch a legal startup. She … Continue reading Family Separation Crisis for Oklahoma Citizens — Especially Mothers
By Jonathan Shorman And Steve Vockrodt via The Wichita Eagle – DODGE CITY After the ACLU objected to Dodge City’s single, out-of-town polling place, the local official in charge of elections forwarded to the state an ACLU letter asking her to publicize a voter help line. “LOL,” she wrote in an email to Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach’s office. As Election Day approaches, concerns … Continue reading Voters in Dodge City Kansas Have to “Get the Heck out of Dodge” in order to Cast their Vote. Required to Leave Town to Vote is Beyond Suppression.
By Tyler Estep, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution: A federal judge has declined to pause an injunction she ordered that changes how Georgia elections officials evaluate certain absentee ballots. Secretary of State Brian Kemp had requested that U.S. District Court Judge Leigh Martin May stay the injunction she issued last week while Kemp’s legal team appeals the decision regarding signature mismatches to a higher court. In an order filed … Continue reading Never Let the Fox Guard the Hen House Especially if it’s Sec of State Brian Kemp Guarding Voters – Federal Judge Agrees