As absentee voters, we don't get stickers for voting (unless we make our own) but it's still vital that we vote in every election, including the one coming up TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 5, 2019! If you haven't voted, you may still be able to fax in your ballot. See details below.
STOP, LOOK, LISTEN!
States of the Union
It’s easy to dismiss the 2019 balloting as a low-stakes state-level election. But there are some good reasons to exercise your right to vote every year, even if you don’t feel particularly invested:
— Some states are choosing a governor; others are deciding on ballot initiatives.
— A few states (we’re looking at you, Ohio) use a citizen’s inactivity at the ballot box as criteria to purge that registered voter from the rolls. Stay on their radar!
— A lot of important issues are decided at the state level. Get to know who your state representatives are, and where they stand on issues such as air and water quality standards, endangered species protection, women’s health, labor issues, and other topics that are not being addressed at a national level.
In many states there is still time to cast your vote. Check your options for voting by email or fax (as well as the issues and candidates on your ballot) at Ballotpedia.org. If you need to fax your ballot in Seville, be aware that fewer copy centers offer this service, but faxes can be sent from some post offices, including downtown Seville, or via one of the online fax services.
The Greenville News: President Trump addresses political allies as Benedict students are asked to stay in dorms by Eric Connor and Carol Motsinger
President Donald Trump spoke to a room filled with mostly political allies at historically black Benedict College. Seven students were allowed inside for the speech; the rest of the students were asked to stay in their dorms.
Take me out to the ball game:
Common Defense: On Twitter
Veterans for impeachment trolled Trump at the World Series.
Grist: Here's What Your City Will Look Like Underwater by Greg Hanscom
Jeffrey Linn's maps show what coastal cities would (will) look like if (when) all the ice caps melt and the seas rise 80 meters, in keeping with U.S. Geological Survey estimates.
If we aggressively cut greenhouse gas emissions, say experts, we can expect 2.3 to 4 feet of rise by 2100, and 6.5 to 9.8 feet by 2300. Some believe we could see as much as 16 feet of rise by the end of this century.
Business Insider: Trump's name is being scrubbed from 2 Central Park ice rinks by Bill Bostock
"It's a complete rebranding," Geoffrey Croft, of NYC Park Advocates, told the Post. "They've taken the name off everything. Off the uniforms, everything."
A covering obscuring much of the Trump name over the Wollman Rink’s skate rental station.
Photo: Geoffrey Croft / NY Times
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