Georgia New Governor Kemp Sworn In & 1st Agenda is to Protect GA Politicians from their Sexual Assault Crimes

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

Racist Anti-Immigrant Former Georgia Governor Candidate Charged with Insurance Fraud

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

Alabama & Other States Control Women’s Bodies Including How Mothers-To-Be Deliver their Babies

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

Legislative Branch Takes Control Over Judicial Branch One State at a Time – How it’s Unfolding in Georgia

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

How the Blue Wave Election Drowned Both Female Led Campaigns & Women Trying to Change the Course of Elections

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

What if Democrats lose today?

(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?

If the Republicans Win Tuesday, the Reason Will Be Simple: They Cheated

(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