It’s been a few weeks so … let’s jump into some good news!! This is the kind of political news that tends to get overlooked or buried but I think should get amplified.
Vermont is on the verge of guaranteeing reproductive freedoms through their constitution. Proposal 5 passed its last legislative hurdle and will head to the voters for approval. 70% of Vermonters support abortion access.
Stephen Calk, chairman and chief executive of the Federal Savings Bank in Chicago, will spend one year and one day in prison for approving $16 million worth of illegal loans to Donald Trump’s former campaign manager, Paul Manafort, in the hope of securing a cushy job in the Trump administration, a federal judge ruled.
The Senate passed landmark workplace legislation yesterday that forbids companies from forcing sexual harassment and assault claims into arbitration. The secretive dispute resolution process keeps litigation out of the public eye and is widely considered to favor employers over workers. It now heads to President Biden for his signature.
North Carolina’s Supreme Court struck down the GOP’s gerrymandered map!
For a second time, the Supreme Court of Ohio has ruled proposed House and Senate district maps drawn by the GOP as unconstitutional and must be redrawn.
The National Archives has formally asked the Department of Justice to investigate Donald Trump for his handling of presidential records. Presidents are required by law to transfer all of their letters, work documents and emails to the National Archives.
The Missouri Supreme Court indefinitely suspended the law licenses of two St. Louis attorneys, Mark and Patricia McCloskey, who waved guns at Black Lives Matter protesters in 2020.
Stacey Abrams (D) outraised both Gov. Brian Kemp (R) and his primary rival, former Senator David Purdue (R). Abrams raised $9.2 million, which is 2 million more than Kemp raised. Perdue has only raised about $1 million since December.
A Trump supporter who wanted to “root out” voter fraud is among five people who was charged Thursday with election fraud by a Republican district attorney who’s running for Wisconsin attorney general.”
Ron Watkins, a QAnon leader, is running for Congress in Arizona but has failed to turn his followers into fundraising. After announcing he would raise $1M, campaign finance reports he’s only raised $30,000 in 3 months.
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