Political Charge Weekly Recap 5/27

As we head into the Memorial Day weekend, read up on all the good news and great cartoons from this past week, and be sure to do the call to action!

Good News

A leaked Republican polling memo (which you can see HERE) shows that the generic ballot has swung strongly towards the Democrats

Oath Keepers leader Stewart Rhodes got sentenced to 18 years in prison — the longest Jan. 6 sentence so far

Richard Barnett, the Jan. 6 rioter who put his feet on a desk in then-Speaker Pelosi’s office, has been sentenced to 4.5 years in prison

Another Oath Keeper, Jessica Watkins, an Army veteran, was sentenced to 8.5 years in prison for participating in Jan. 6

Per capita income in America, after inflation, rose 3.6% over the last 9 months. For reference, under Trump pre-Covid it was 2.5%

A Texas House panel (led by Republicans!) adopted 20 articles of impeachment against Attorney General Ken Paxton

Michigan logged yet another win for gun safety today as Governor Gretchen Whitmer signed a life-saving Extreme Risk bill into law

Ron DeSantis’ presidential announcement on Twitter crashed and burned in the most spectacular way (for more, read THIS)

An Arizona judge just rejected the final lawsuit brought by Republican Kari Lake, affirming — once again — Democrat Katie Hobbs won the 2022 election for governor

TikTok has filed a lawsuit to overturn Montana’s first-in-the-nation ban on the video sharing app, calling it an unconstitutional violation of free speech

Nancy Abudu, who has worked as a voting rights lawyer and the strategic director for the Southern Poverty Law Center, was confirmed as a judge to the 11th Circuit

A Texas bill to force schools to display the 10 commandments failed

Democrats erupted in laughter on the House floor when Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-GA) — who was presiding over the chamber — called for decorum

A South Carolina judge on Friday moved to pause the state’s six-week abortion ban until it can be reviewed by the state Supreme Court

With a new Democratic trifecta, Minnesota just finished a legislative session full of incredible accomplishments: they codified abortion rights, paid family and medical leave, sick leave, transgender rights protections, restored voting rights for people when they are released from prison or jail, wider voting access, a tax credit aimed at low-income parents with kids, and a $1 billion investment in affordable housing including for rental assistance

Call to Action

A few times a year, it’s a good idea to double check that your voter registration is up to date and active. Today, take 2 minutes and go to I Will Vote to make sure you’re registered at your current address.


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3 replies

  1. Great news! Go Minnesota! 🥳👏‼️

  2. I absolutely LOVE your material. Thank you for the hard work.

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