Don’t let GOP take your right to vote
American democracy is under serious threat, not just from pro-Trump terrorists and foreign governments flooding social media with lies and misinformation.
The greatest threat today is from ReTrumplicans in red state legislatures across the country.
At least 100 Republican bills in 28 states seek to deny the right to vote from as many Americans as possible, especially if they are white.
Republicans are threatened by the largest voter turnout in history, even though it has been proven to be non-fraudulent.
In Georgia, for instance, where Democrats outvoted Republicans for the first time in years, bills recently introduced would greatly restrict who can vote by mail, require a photo ID for those who do vote absentee by mail, eliminate ballot drop boxes, and prevent outside groups from distributing absentee ballot applications.
They would also eliminate automatic voter registration when obtaining driver’s licenses and prevent new voters from voting in a runoff election.
The Brennan Center for Justice has determined that as many as 11% of eligible voters don’t have the IDs required by many states, even higher among minorities and low income voters.
Their research, as well as over 60 federal law cases, has shown that election fraud is very rare.
Even so, state boards of election are purging voter registration lists, cutting voting times and drastically eliminating the number of polling places.
The right to vote is a sacred promise ensured by our Constitution.
We must not let the Republican Party subvert it.
Richard W. Lewis Jr.
St. Clare’s retirees still await fairness
Here we are, still waiting for fairness. Still waiting for what we deserve. Still waiting for what we earned and what we counted on.
The pensioners of St. Clare’s are still waiting.
Through this horrific time of pandemic and world unrest many of us are still caring for you and your families.
We have sacrificed our family time, our retirement hopes and for many of us our health while we wait.
Please remember our fight is not over. We ask for your support and your prayers.
Karen Sacchetti RN
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