Where Joe Manchin Gets His Talking Points

by Judd Legum Popular Information ……... In a new column published in the Charleston Gazette-Mail, Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) announced his opposition to the For The People Act, a bill that would protect voting rights nationwide. His arguments echo talking points released in April by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, the Republican-alligned trade association that … Continue reading Where Joe Manchin Gets His Talking Points

The 73rd Anniversary of Nakba – the Ongoing Catastrophe Palestinians Suffer

photo by Gloria Tatum May 15, 2021, marks the 73rd year of the Nakba or "catastrophe". It was the day in 1948 that over 700,000 Palestinian Arabs fled or were expelled from their homes and between 400 and 600 Palestinian villages were destroyed and Palestinian history erased.                    Every year on May 15, Palestinians and their … Continue reading The 73rd Anniversary of Nakba – the Ongoing Catastrophe Palestinians Suffer

200 Cities Participate in Voter Motorcade to Restore Voting Rights

Saturday, May 8, 2021, was the "John Lewis National Day of Action '' to restore the Voting Rights Act. People in 20 cities in Georgia and 200 cities around the country took to the streets in "Votercades" to mobilize passage of HR1 For the People Act and HR 4 the John Lewis Voting Rights Advancement … Continue reading 200 Cities Participate in Voter Motorcade to Restore Voting Rights

Georgians Are Dying Who Can’t Afford Health Care & Don’t Have Medicaid

Georgia is one of only 12 states that has not expanded Medicaid. Almost one-half million Georgians could gain health care if "the powers that be" would approve the expansion of Medicaid. Georgia Budget & Policy Institute (GBPI) Facts on Medicaid Expansion About 255,000 Georgians make too little to buy health insurance and do not qualify … Continue reading Georgians Are Dying Who Can’t Afford Health Care & Don’t Have Medicaid

Toxic Coal Ash Pollutes the Water and Endangers People’s Health

photo from Georgia Coal Ash Communities Facebook Group All the information in this report comes from Earthjustice, Environmental Integrity Project, a documentary produced by the Georgia chapter of Sierra Club, and Beyond Coal Campaign.  Decades of burning coal to generate electricity in Georgia have resulted in 92 million tons of toxic coal ash stored in … Continue reading Toxic Coal Ash Pollutes the Water and Endangers People’s Health

The Parent Press: “Sine Die” Legislative Overview

State Senator Elena Parent       Yesterday was "Sine Die," the last day of the Legislative Session, and the last chance for a bill to pass in 2021. Although Republicans in the Legislature had already passed many of their most controversial bills – including SB 202, their anti-democratic effort to suppress the vote – Sine Die was still a long and … Continue reading The Parent Press: “Sine Die” Legislative Overview

The Party That Attacked the U.S. Capitol Is Now Attacking Your Right To Vote

photo by Gloria Tatum.... SB 202 signals the death of democracy unless the U.S. Senate passes SB 1 For the People Act, and SB 4 John Lewis Voting Rights Advancement Act, and /or the Courts overturn these voter suppression bills.  SB 202 is a combination of restrictive provisions in HB 531and SB 241.  It is … Continue reading The Party That Attacked the U.S. Capitol Is Now Attacking Your Right To Vote