We're ready! Reposted from @mippadvocates Thank you, @AmandaCGorman, for your voice and wisdom. "For while we have our eyes on the future, history has its eyes on us." Let us be brave as we write this new chapter. #equalityingovernment #government #michigan #United #unitedstates #unity #wednesdaywisdom #politics #amandagorman #poetlaureate See our original post at Facebook
🇺🇸 In case you want to know the timing, here is the full INAUGURATION DAY SCHEDULE: 9 a.m. – Joe Biden goes to mass at St. Matthew's Cathedral. 11 a.m. – Joe Biden arrives at the U.S. Capitol. 11:15 a.m. – The inauguration program begins. Invocation – Father Leo J. O’Donovan Pledge of Allegiance –…
QAnon started creeping into mainstream media on the coattails of the Russian disinformation campaign that targeted US elections in 2016. Recent social media and opinion polls indicate there are at least hundreds of thousands, if not millions, of people who believe in at least some of the bizarre theories offered up by QAnon. Wikipedia states that between March and June 2020, during the COVID-19 pandemic, QAnon activity nearly tripled on Facebook and nearly doubled on Instagram and Twitter. By that time, QAnon had spread to Europe, from the Netherlands to the Balkan Peninsula. It maintains an especially strong following in Germany.
Two of three GOP candidates that have been sympathetic or supportive of the group have been elected to Congress: Marjorie Taylor Greene, a Congressional candidate for Georgia’s 14th district seat, and Lauren Boebert, who beat a Trump-backed, five-term incumbent during primary elections for Colorado’s 3rd district. The Hill reported that as early as May 2019, the FBI identified conspiracy theories as to potential domestic terrorism threats, specifically identifying QAnon as stated in their document.
Objecting to the Electoral Ballots is not new, but 1/6/21 was indeed different!! I must admit, I have never watched the proceedings before as it is usually ceremonial, lasting approximately 30- 60 minutes.
Happy New Year! #2021 #NYE #equalityingov #equalityingovernment #politics #government #postelection #newyear #michigan See our original post at Facebook
The BEST way to elect progressives is to invest in the grassroots organizing groups that are on the ground 24/7/365 doing the work to go beyond platitudes and instead are achieving public policy wins for normally marginalized people at the local, state and national levels.
They also help these people organize themselves so that they can advocate for their own priorities — a novel concept— which leads to them BEING and, importantly, FEELING empowered. This leads to increased trust in institutions and the political system, which in turn grows participation and voter turnout.
by Janet Cannon, PEG Guest Contributor On December 2, The House Oversight Committee, chaired by State Rep. Matt Hall, saw fit to invite Rudy Giuliani to repeat his litany of unfounded accusations of election fraud. After a series of testimonies from many of the citizens who have submitted the affidavits supposed to prove this fraud,…
The 2020 Census has been a political tug-of-war, with the Trump administration seeking to restrict its ability to include undocumented immigrants and marginalized communities in general. Check out this “deep dive” into the story, and the importance, of the census.
This Thanksgiving, PEG is featuring a guest contribution from Patricia Anderson, a member of Temple Beth Emeth that acknowledges and honors indigenous peoples in Michigan. We say the words, “We acknowledge with respect,” but are we who live here now truly being respectful of the gifts and losses of the people who shared their lands with us? It was suggested that perhaps, as a small gesture of respect, of thanks beyond the words of acknowledgment, some of us may wish to make a contribution to local organizations that support Native American communities in Michigan with food and other resources.
The current system of determining electoral votes vary from state to state and “Battleground” states receive 7% more federal grants than “spectator” states, twice as many presidential disaster declarations, more Superfund enforcement exemptions, and more No Child Left Behind law exemptions. Lastly, these statutes have allowed five of our 45 Presidents to take office without having won the most popular votes nationwide.