- NC – voter ID, an end to early voting, Sunday voting and same-day registration. Plus kicking people off unemployment and reducing the benefits for those who remain.
- TX – a second special session to consider an abortion bill that would close nearly all of the clinics in the state. Plus implementation of a voter ID bill, previously held to be discriminatory, within 2 hours of SCOTUS ruling on VRA.
- VA – do I really need to list Virginia’s transgressions? How about abortion clinics regulations? Or mandatory ultrasounds? Or, one year after the ultrasound law, CPCs are lying to people? And, of course, a new voter ID law, but with section 5 out of the way, no preclearance needed!
I keep hoping that, at some point, will people wake up and realize how important state and local politics are to our well-being. It’s not enough to be well-versed on the latest BS coming out of DC; we have to be aware of what’s going on right under our noses.
If folks paid as much attention to state and local as they do to DC – and by paying attention, I mean informing themselves of the issues AND voting – I suspect we’d be having a different conversation at every level of government.
All Politics is Local. It’s not phrase, it’s a truth. Some folks get that – and they have been very successful in implementing their agenda. It’s beyond time for the rest to figure it out.