Every ray of light to celebrate

I’ve decided, beginning today, to highlight every small sign that comes my way (and please feel free to do the same) that we can cheer, support, replicate and publicize.

Starting with this, North Carolina voting rights restrictions gutted from today’s New York Times.

The Times didn’t use the word “gutted,” but a lower court ruling to keep the state from “surgically targeting”  the disenfranchisement of black voters was refused a hearing by the U.S. Supreme Court.  Without explanation, just a brush-off by John Roberts & Company, and I say, “That’s today’s happy news. Maybe SCOTUS, despite the conservative majority, has a moral spine.”

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4 Responses to Every ray of light to celebrate

  1. allisonbay says:

    In a report released last week it was reported that over 200,000 voters were removed from the voting list in Wisconsin last year. Most of them were black. Our president won the state by 23,000 votes!

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    • wendyrcl says:

      Here are the exact numbers and the cloudy issue of proving the suppression:
      27, 257 was Mr. Trump’s winning margin in WI. 300,000 is the number of Wisconsinites affected by the identification order (a court estimate). Here is the link to the explanation, which is worth reading: http://www.snopes.com/300000-wisconsin-voters-turned-away-due-to-voter-id-laws/
      this poses an interesting and important question for us: how do we, sitting in Ferndale, California, flutter our butterfly wings to affect this corruption of our democracy? I don’t have the answer, but I have the passion.

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  2. John Vernon says:

    It is GREAT to have you back online and bringing issues of importance to us. Welcome back to the home of Indivisible Ferndale!

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  3. wendyrcl says:

    Had to wait until Sweet Memories was over 🙂 The world may be falling apart, but the Mother’s Day Cookbook and Dessert Auction rocked Saturday. Ida Toste’s Portuguese Sweet Bread went for nearly $3K. Mary Ann Bansen’s Apricot Pie, $1,700. And nothing was under $100.

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