GOP waging a war against democracy
Have you wondered why the White American Supremacist Party (WASP), formerly the Republican Party, is so desperate to prevent people of color from voting that states where the legislatures with WASP majorities have enacted voter suppression legislation laws and are gerrymandering voting districts?
The answer: FEAR.
Specifically, fear of 2044 when, according to Bureau of Census predictions, the majority of the U.S. population will be comprised of people of color, with Latinos making up 25%, African Americans 12.7%, and Asian Americans 7.9%.
Four percent will be identified as multicultural.
No wonder Mitch McConnell is scared.
Even now, nonwhites constitute the majority in California, Texas, Hawaii and New Mexico. And they make up more than 40% in eight other states (including this one) and are growing as White populations dwindle.
So, the WASP, the Jan. 6 insurrection having failed, has declared war on democracy.
If all American citizens actually practice their constitutional right to vote, the White minority will lose power.
Thus, we see the revival of Jim Crow and policies that threaten to erase a century and a half of progress in voter rights.
That’s why Lindsay Graham said on Fox News (the voice of White supremacy) after the 2020 election, “If the Republicans don’t challenge and change the U.S. election system, there will never be another Republican president elected again.”
And that’s why the “For the People Act” must be passed.
The 2022 and 2024 national elections will decide whether democracy is to survive in this country.
Richard W. Lewis, Jr.
Ellis leaders must defend priorities
When I delivered my first child at Bellevue, it was a joyous experience that changed the trajectory of my life.
Blessed with a safe delivery and a healthy baby, I was so moved by the warmth and professionalism of the nurses that I changed my college major and became a nurse.
All women should share my experience and receive excellent medical care based on science, best practices and trust between doctor and patient.
The merger between Ellis Medicine and Trinity Health threatens Bellevue traditions and we need to get a strong message to Ellis leadership about preserving our priorities.
You may wonder how the proposed merger would impact future patients at Bellevue.
For example, with an ectopic pregnancy or a miscarriage crisis, Trinity Health has policies that take decisions out of the hands of doctors.
Tubal ligation is not an uncommon choice after Cesarean birth, as it is the safest time for such a procedure.
I elected to have a tubal ligation at Bellevue after my third child, but tubal ligations are prohibited by Trinity Health policies.
Information about contraception and other family planning decisions are also restricted, and abortion and vasectomies are prohibited.
I had the benefit of comprehensive reproductive care and accurate information.
We should demand no less for all women after this proposed merger.
Join the SOS: Save our Services rally on July 25 and tell Ellis Medicine leadership to negotiate harder for our health.
We deserve better. Learn more at www.schdy.org.
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