Political Charge Weekly Recap 8/12

Weekly Recap

I have to apologize to all of you who are my subscribers — I just found out that Mailchimp had paused sending out my Saturday newsletters and so many of you may not have seen me for a couple of weeks. But, I’ve gotten it all taken care of now, and there should be no more issues.

With that said, there was some pretty good news this week, including from some red states, so let’s get right into it!

Good News

Ohio voters resoundingly rejected Issue 1 at the ballot box!! But that’s not all…

A few days later, the Ohio Supreme Court rejected the GOP lawsuit attempting to keep the abortion rights amendment off November ballot!

A federal judge temporarily blocked Idaho’s new bathroom bill targeting trans students

The Mississippi Supreme Court rejected NFL star Brett Favre’s request to be dropped as a defendant in a civil lawsuit that seeks to recover millions of dollars of misspent welfare money meant to help some of the poorest people in the U.S.

A judge ruled that Texas’ abortion ban is too restrictive for women with serious pregnancy complications & ordered changes to law

The Illinois Supreme Court upheld the state’s assault-style weapons ban in a 4-3 ruling after months of legal challenges sought to dismantle the law

Two active Federalist Society members and professors wrote an op-ed in the New York Times arguing Trump is ineligible to be president again due to the 3rd clause in the 14th Amendment (an explainer is HERE)

A U.S. District Judge rejected Trump’s request for a new trial against E. Jean Carroll and also declined his plea to reduce the $5 million in damages that a jury had awarded her earlier this year

Biden established his 5th new national monument, the Baaj Nwaavjo I’tah Kukveni – Ancestral Footprints of the Grand Canyon National Monument. The designation protects nearly one million acres of public lands surrounding Grand Canyon National Park

Call to Action

Thank you to any and all of you who helped raise awareness of Ohio’s special election this week and turned out voters. It feels so good to win, doesn’t it?

So now our attention turns to Virginia, where they have all of their crucial elections — their legislature and their executive positions — this November. This link at Swing Left gives you several opportunities to help, from writing letters or knocking on doors or donating and more. Check it out.


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