Volunteers are setting up
a voter registration table
at the American Women Club Book Exchange
on Friday May 25th from 17:00 - 19:00.
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At the National memorial for Peace and Justice, a sculpture, titled “Raise Up,” that is meant to echo the “hands up, don’t shoot” motion of Black Lives Matter protests. Slate: The Pain We Still Need to Feel by Jamelle Bouie
STOP, LOOK, LISTEN! by Kathy Sherretts
What’s on the ballot?
I lived in Bangor, Maine before moving to Spain, and have voted by absentee ballot since then. (I have a collection of teeny little pencils that they used to send with my ballot, in case I was living in some remote area beyond the reach of writing implements.) The Maine primary ballot this year features the ranked-choice voting system that was approved by ballot initiative in the 2016 election. This system is the subject of a NEW ballot initiative to veto the Maine legislature’s repeal of the ranked system. Ranked-choice voting is designed to avoid runoffs in elections where no one candidate reaches a clear majority of the vote.
What's on the ballot in your state this year? Let us know if your local elections feature any quirky candidates, unusual ballot initiatives, or other electoral oddities. Write us at email@example.com
Washington Post: Tracking who is spending money at President Trump’s D.C. hotel by Gabriel Florit, Jonathan O'Connell, David A. Fahrenthold and Teddy Amenabar
Since Trump took office, his luxury hotel in Washington has emerged as a political power hub – and is now at the center of a court case about presidential emoluments. This graphic breaks down who’s coming and going at the Trump International Hotel in Washington.
Slate: The Pain We Still Need to Feel by Jamelle Bouie
Montogmery’s new lynching memorial confronts a painful period of American history. We live in a moment when racism—explicit and unapologetic—has returned to a prominent place in American politics. The National Memorial for Peace and Justice, presented by the Equal Justice Initiative is a vital and powerful statement against our national tendency to willful amnesia.
New York Times: John McCain Battles Donald Trump With His Dying Breaths by Frank Bruni
“The world expects us to be concerned with the condition of humanity,”McCain writes. “We should be proud of that reputation. I’m not sure the president understands that.”
Just for fun:
Doonesbury: Sin is In.
If you want to vote in those all-important primaries
as well as the general election
the time to register is now!
Many states have registration deadlines in May.
Some are holding primaries already.
Here’s how to register online — it’s easy!
Questions? See our website’s voter info page.
Find out when your state is holding primaries & runoffs.
Check your state’s voting guidelines.
Need more info? Contact your local election official.
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