Political Charge Weekly Recap 9/2

September has arrived! And whether you’re still pining for summer or looking forward to cooler weather, the good news keeps rolling in. Keep reading for a healthy dose of accountability and accomplishments!

Good News

A Georgia judge ruled that Trump’s RICO court case will be live streamed on Fulton County Court’s YouTube channel.

Four Proud Boys convicted of seditious conspiracy were sentenced this week—to 18, 17, 13, and 10 years.

A federal judge blocked Arkansas’ law requiring children under 18 to get their parents’ consent before going on social media, calling it unconstitutional.

Two legal challenges to disqualify Trump from the 2024 ballot using the 14th Amendment have been filed, one in Michigan and one in Florida.

The Missouri man charged with shooting Ralph Yarl, a Black teenager, in the face after he mistakenly went to the wrong house will face trial.

A judge granted ACLU’s request to temporarily block Texas’ new ban on drag.

The Biden administration has directed the DEA to reclassify marijuana into a lower risk category.

Rudy Giuliani was found liable for defaming two Georgia election workers and ordered to pay their attorneys fees. The trial to determine damages will come next.

David Cole, a Republican state representative from Alabama was arrested and charged with voter fraud.

A judge rejected former Trump aide Peter Navarro‘s claim of executive privilege, paving the way for a trial on his contempt of congress charge.

Biden announced the first 10 prescription drugs that will be subject to price negotiations with Medicare, thanks to the authority he gained due to the Inflation Reduction Act.

Hats off to a reader who tipped me off to this great story:

Kim Sheets won a special election for auditor, a position involved in elections, in Warren County, Iowa this week. She defeated the Republican by a 2 to 1 margin. The position had become vacant after the longtime auditor, a Democrat, had resigned earlier in the year. The Republican-dominated county supervisors controversially appointed a Republican in her place. The Democrats claimed the appointee was unqualified and pointed to him sharing online conspiracy theories including about the 2020 election. The Dems had to force a special election and get the necessary amount of signatures within two weeks after the appointment. Which they did! And then local Democrats kept going and turned out the vote! Congratulations to all the Democratic officials and voters for staying on top of this important local position.

Call to Action

What’s the best way to get voters ready to vote in 2024? By mobilizing them to vote in 2023! Many states have elections in November of THIS year, and a few have BIG elections like Virginia. Virginia is electing all of their state legislature, and Swing Left is making it easy for any of us to get involved.

Check out THIS LINK for 4 different ways you can help turn out Virginia voters this fall.


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7 replies

  1. My favorite cartoons are the ones by Michael DeAdder and Ann Telnaes.

  2. Great News, thank you for sharing <3

  3. And I appreciate this weekly good news article! Especially the calls to action and the cartoons! Keep doing good work! We appreciate you!

  4. This really made my Saturday night!! All the great political news, and the cartoons are just extra fantastic this week!! Thank you so much for doing this, you lift us up and keep us motivated and ready to fight for what’s right, and to move forwards. 🙂

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