Save the Post Office!
I’ve marched to defend a lot of causes I never expected to see under attack: science, truth, the Earth. But now the White House has declared war on the United States Post Office, which has been serving us faithfully since 1775, is the most beloved brand in America, and is the number one employer of US veterans. Why the hostility? It’s all part of the voter suppression plan, a particularly low blow to democracy in this pandemic election year.
Are we going to take this lying down? Hell no! So what can we do to help?
Celebrate 100 years of Women's right to vote! Test your knowledge with the Sufferage Quiz. And use your own voice—register and vote! Help someone else vote!
It's a Process
100 years ago Tennessee became the 36th state to ratify the 19th Amendment, giving American women the right to vote. It's a cause for celebration, if a rather arbitrary date. Women had been fighting for (and winning!) political power since the 19th century, and the struggle continues today.
Smithsonian Magazine: What the First Women Voters Experienced When Registering for the 1920 Election by Meilan Solly
The 19th Amendment was groundbreaking, but it failed to stipulate who was responsible for ensuring that the new voters could—and would—cast ballots. In some states, women won the right to vote some three months after local registration deadlines had passed.
Wild About Harris:
ProPublica: Kamala Harris Reading Guide by Mollie Simon
Before being chosen as Democratic VP candidate, Harris moved from prosecutor to senator to presidential hopeful. If you are just catching up, here are some highlights of her journey.
The Northern Menace:
Washington Post: The health care scare by Wendell Potter
I sold Americans a lie about Canadian medicine. Now we’re paying the price.
New York Magazine: Democratic National Convention Schedule: Who’s Speaking and How to Watch by Margaret Hartmann
The big virtual event will run Aug 17-20 from 9-11pm ET, with Michelle Obama, Bernie Sanders, Jill Biden, Barack Obama, and VP candidate Kamala Harris.
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