Good News That Got Buried This Week

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I found a bunch of good news this week related to elections and voting, which was interesting. Not entirely sure why that happened, but I’ll take it!

The Texas Court of Appeals has asked a lower court to reconsider Crystal Mason’s conviction for illegal voting, opening the door for her conviction to be overturned. She had received a 5 prison sentence for casting a provisional ballot in the 2016 election while she was on supervised release for a federal conviction. Source

Democrats launched a $15 million voter organizing effort in Florida.

For the second year in a row, a judge has ruled that GOP Mesa County Clerk and Recorder Tina Peters (an election denier) is barred from overseeing an election — this time, the June primaries and November general election.

A Florida district court has ruled that Florida’s newly-drawn congressional districts drawn by Gov. Ron DeSantis (R) violate the state constitution. DeSantis was trying to eliminate more Black districts.

On Tuesday, Republican voters in Nebraska rejected Charlie Herbster, a candidate for governor accused of sexually assaulting multiple women and endorsed by Trump.

The House of Representatives voted and will now officially allow congressional staffers to unionize.

Finland and Sweden took concrete steps to join NATO.

The Senate confirmed economist Lisa Cook on Tuesday night to serve on the Federal Reserve’s Board of Governors, making her the first Black woman to sit on the panel in its 108-year history.

Louisiana’s state House backed away from a controversial abortion bill that could have charged women who abort their pregnancies with murder.

The Jan. 6 select committee issued subpoenas today to five House lawmakers: GOP Leader Kevin McCarthy and Reps. Scott Perry (R-Pa.), Jim Jordan (R-Ohio), Andy Biggs (R-Ariz.) and Mo Brooks (R-Ala.).

The right-wing One America News Network (OANN) admitted in a Monday legal statement that there was no widespread voter fraud by Georgia election officials in the 2020 presidential election after having extensively pushed the groundless claim.

Sen. Raphael Warnock (D-GA) continues to raise huge amounts of money — he’ll report raising nearly $5.6 million between April 1 and May 4.

The Senate confirmed Alvaro Bedoya this week to the Federal Trade Commission which ended the 2-2 partisan deadlock that had hobbled the agency since October, and gives the chair a Democratic majority.

A federal judge nixed a plea deal for Capitol rioter and right wing provocateur “Baked Alaska.” He had live streamed himself storming the Capitol.

Have a good weekend!

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4 replies

  1. Thank you. You always make my days and weekends better.

  2. Awesome post! Please post more good news. I am SO sick of bad news, conspiracy theories (I’m open very minded, so… hmm), negative stuff, fake news, blah blah blah. Seriously. We all just need to be human and find a way to make this thing (Planet Earth) work for everyone. Is it really THAT complicated? Lol. Well…. some people are working awfully hard to make it seem that way, aren’t they?

    I swear I need to go live in a forest for a year. I suspect there is something deeply disturbing happening to the American psyche, which includes my psyche, because of the internet/social media. I wasn’t even a big user until I got a tablet. Then I found YouTube. Plus I love researching. Me + tablet = info junkie. Can’t get enough knowledge. Well, when it’s all bad, fear, terrorize the public, pandemic, you gonna die 24/7 (really? LMAO!) it’s exhausting. I L’ed MAO cuz this whole pandemic thing has been blown out of proportion to the point of absurdity. It’s exhausting, even though I know the pandemic isn’t a pandemic cuz the world is SO weird now, I can’t tell up from down. Not sure if anyone else is having this experience.

    That’s my long winded way of saying thank you. 🌟💫

    • Thank you for the comment, Elle. Staying informed without going down a rabbit hole is the skill every needs. I will keep posting good news, but if I could make a suggestion, I’d recommend getting involved in a voter turnout/outreach effort. Taking action to help create the change you want to see in the country can go a long way is soothing your soul.


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