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Week in Review 8-28-2020

The GOP convention this week featured speakers who represent the worst of this country. 
 
The Republican nominee from North Carolina, Madison Cawthorn, was featured at the convention. On a recent trip he visited Hitler's vacation home, which he said was on his "bucket list" of places to see. He later posted pictures of the visit and referring to the Nazi leader as the Fuhrer. The caption also said the place was where"Supreme Evil shared laughs and good times with his compatriots."
 

Week in Review 8-21-2020

We just finished a historic week for the Democratic party. It was a convention unlike any other and one that we will certainly be remembered. Kamala Harris became the first women of color to be on a national ticket. The convention celebrated the diversity of our nation and highlighted the important work we need to do to restore our country.
 
Hillary Clinton summed up what this election can't be: "We can not have another should of, would of, could of election." 
 

Week In Review 8-14-2020

We felt hope on Wednesday afternoon seeing Joe Biden and Kamala Harris together and listening to their vision for America. We can emerge from this dark period and begin the healing and rebuilding that our nation desperately craves. 
 
With Joe and Kamala in the White House, the future is full of possibilities for everyone. As Joe said, "That's what sets this nation apart, is that everyone [has] the ability to go as far and dream as big as hard work and their God-given ability will take them."
 

Week in review 8-7-2020

As the nation celebrated and memorialized Rep. John Lewis' life this week, nearly every eulogy and commentary mentioned the Voting Rights Act. The House on Monday voted to rename H.R. 4, the Voting Rights Advancement Act of 2019, to the John Lewis Voting Right Act. No other American is as closely associated with the fight to protect voting rights than Lewis.
 

Week in Review 7-31-2020

 
As the nation celebrated and memorialized Rep. John Lewis' life this week, nearly every eulogy and commentary mentioned the Voting Rights Act. The House on Monday voted to rename H.R. 4, the Voting Rights Advancement Act of 2019, to the John Lewis Voting Right Act. No other American is as closely associated with the fight to protect voting rights than Lewis.
 

Week in Review 7-25-2020

We are in a for frightening next 100 days leading up to the election.
 
As Covid continues to plague the country, voting in person may be too dangerous. The  GOP is resisting efforts to expand vote by mail and early voting. States are struggling to update and secure their voting infrastructure. There appears to be continued foreign meddling in our elections.
 

Week in Review 7-10-2020

We can never rest when it comes to protecting women's reproductive rights.
 
Last week we breathed a sigh of relief when the Supreme Court struck down a Louisiana law requiring doctors performing abortions to have admitting privileges at nearby hospitals. This law would have left the state with only ONE abortion clinic. 
 

Week In Review 6-26-2020

Our country reached a milestone this week, but we won't be celebrating. The Senate confirmed President Trump's 200th judge. He has already filled nearly 30 percent of federal appeals court seats. Just one of Trump's 53 confirmed appeals court judges is Hispanic and none are Black. His lack of commitment to diversity is consistent with his overall values.
 

Week In Review 6-19-2020

This week the nation's highest court handed down two critical rulings that will impact millions of peoples lives. They did their job, absence of politics.
 
Earlier in the week, the Supreme Court ruled that LGTBQ people cannot be discriminated in the workplace. Yesterday, the Court blocked Trump's attempt to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA). This was an Obama-era program that protects hundreds of thousands of immigrants brought to the U.S. as children from deportation.
 

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