I love this story and I love living in a state where we make it easy to vote and celebrate voting.
And if you missed it, this is from TN yesterday:
THANK YOU @maddow for telling the story of how our children are demanding more from our @TNGOP by protesting, walking out and sitting in. (Rest of the video to follow.) Please keep your eyes on the cruelties of our republicans this week. 1/2 pic.twitter.com/rdrI0Nd1HV
— Anna Thorsen 🏳️🌈 (@athorsen316) April 4, 2023
Thousands of Students Walk Out to Demand Gun Control After Nashville Shooting
“We all just want to live through high school.”SETH HERALD/GETTY IMAGESProtesters gather inside the Tennessee State Capitol, March 30.
Thousands of students in Nashville staged a walkout Monday to demand stronger gun control laws, a week after a shooter killed six people at a grade school.
A shooter opened fire at the Covenant School last week, killing three children and three adults and wounding several others. State Republicans have insisted that there is nothing they could have done or could do differently to prevent such a tragedy.
Thousands of students marched to the state Capitol building, chanting for more gun regulations. Local reporter Chris O’Brien estimated there were 2,500-3,000 people there. Gun control organization March For Our Lives put the number at more than twice as many.
And let’s not forget WI today!
Wisconsin Supreme Court race today and with it potentially a free and fair election there in 2024. Do you know a WI voter? Call them! pic.twitter.com/sVt1i08Aow
— Rachel Bitecofer 📈🔭🇺🇲🇺🇦 (@RachelBitecofer) April 4, 2023
Hey Wisconsin friends-go vote today! https://t.co/uqNzaN8gTE
— Joyce Alene (@JoyceWhiteVance) April 4, 2023
Too. Much. News.
I learned a fun fact yesterday. Hillary Clinton is being honored tonight at a special dinner at the Lotos Club in NYC. Such a lovely coincidence.
Tennessee Republicans are expelling Democrats from the legislature for doing an “insurrection”, aka lawfully protesting. Fucking fascists.
@syphonblue: And one cannot miss that it’s a Woman, and 2 Black/Brown legislators, these Authoritarians Asshats are fixin’ to expel.
@MisterDancer: What a coincidence!!!
I just got home from voting in Manitowoc WI. There was a line out the door of my polling place in Ward 3. I have never seen that before. Voted for Protosiewicz, against the Repubs stupid referenda, for non-maga candidates for City Council and School Board, and for the Public School District’s referendum. Hope for at least some wins.
@NotMax: That Trump shit isn’t news. It’s spectacle and circus and entertainment and posturing and recrimination and ranting and a whole lot more. But it isn’t news.
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That East High shooting makes me so mad. Why was that kid even a student? Why would you have a student that you have to search every day for guns. New regulations are good and all (never waste a crisis) but a waiting period etc. wouldn’t have addressed this… My niece goes there, also too…
@Major Major Major Major: And if this kid was such a danger to himself and others, why was he not getting help? And let’s add that after this shooting, it was revealed that other schools have kids they search every day, too. WTF
@syphonblue: I’m so glad they’re concerned about people creating insurrections against the government. Does this mean they’ve taken a position about the January 6 defendants and their enablers in Congress?
@MisterDancer: Gloria Johnson, the female Democratic house member, has been constantly picked on, derided and insulted while in office. Our Tennessee state house and senate are nothing but a bunch of entitled white authoritarian men.
Needs more dogs
Turnout was heavy this morning in my rural precinct in western Wisconsin. It felt more like presidential level of turnout. Let’s hope that is a good omen.
@Major Major Major Major: What shooting are you talking about?
Sister Machine Gun of Quiet Harmony
The downside of progress is the backlash. The upside to the backlash is that they go too far, discredit their cause, and open space for greater acceptance.
We have city and county elections today.
I offer irrefutable proof that I live in Missouri:
Vote. The certainly are.
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@RedDirtGirl: Second one this year at a Denver high school. Got my wires crossed when I posted the comment and thought it was mentioned in this post…
@Needs more dogs: What is your current dog count?
Needs more dogs
We are up to 5 dogs with the new puppy added last week. She is super cute with super sharp teeth.
@Needs more dogs: Rural precinct in western WI? That sounds like a bad omen not a good one.
@Needs more dogs:
Sounds like the new addition is bitey.
Needs more dogs
Western Wisconsin, Assembly district 93. It is a college town so slightly more left than the rest of Western Wisconsin.
I was born in a rural precinct in western Wisconsin. I moved away about 50 years ago, but I still visit family there regularly. My theory/hope about this situation (high voter turnout in rural Wisconsin district) is that it is a good sign for Judge Janet and people who like democracy. My perception is that the hard right voter turnout is always there, because the telibangelical church leaders and peer pressure is always a factor. The herd of cats who want to live and let live are much less predictable. But the combined outrage over anti-abortion extremism and uber-gerrymandering will motivate the non-fascists. So heavy turnout in rural districts is on OK sign, as long as it is accompanied by heavy turnout in the urban districts. At least I hope so.