Wow. Florida’s and Texas’ states’ legislators have wrestled down the integrity of people’s right to vote in a free and fair election and knocked it almost unconscious. But first, they turned that right upside down and shook it for all it was worth. As a result, 24-hour and drive-through voting fell out of its pockets. Then, as they bruised it badly about the head we saw other honorable voting practices punched all the way through the broken-jaw stage. But former First Lady Michelle Obama is taking on those spineless GOP weenies in her boxing gloves and steel-toed shoes.
The dueling political governors. Governor Greg Abbott (R-TX) and Governor Ron DeSantis (R-FL) are running neck-and-neck for the prize of the most heinous presidential candidate. Because we all know that will take them to the top of the Republican primary ticket for 2024. Now, they are trying to lift free and fair elections over the ropes and out of the ring entirely. This as they and all the other Republican-dominated state legislators fall into the liming line, Obama is more than ready for them.
Wednesday morning she sent out an encouraging tweet to the American people. She grew up in a home where her father had a debilitating illness but still provided a working-class earning on Chicago’s south side. She shot to the top of Princeton and Harvard to become an attorney, then on to become the only Black First Lady.
These GOP leaders will “criminalize distributing vote-by-mail applications Allow partisan poll watchers unprecedented access to polling places” among other absurd restrictions.
Now, she is urging every voter to walk with her in the battle for our democracy. She explains that the John Lewis Voting Rights Advancement Act and the For the People Act are vital. This is far beyond important. It will save our very democracy, which is teetering on the edge of extinction.
Yes, it could happen here. Our democracy would be gone and Donald Trump would be sitting in the White House if the Capitol Police had not fought so valiantly and with great personal sacrifice to protect it. But the fight is not over. She asks people to join her in this fight for the soul of our country:
‘If we want to fight back against bills like this, we’ve got to organize state by state and block by block to pass the John Lewis Voting Rights Advancement Act and the For the People Act. I hope you’ll join me:’
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