Gerrymandering: The Suppression of Blacks, Hispanics, and Students

Member Discrimination, Law, Local Politics 0 Comments

Should Representatives Choose Their Voters? Gerrymandering, the controversial, undemocratic practice of representatives choosing their voters rather than voters choosing their representatives, is once again in the country’s headlines. For much of the United States’ history, the practice of gerrymandering was used to dilute or otherwise exclude the potential influence of minority (mostly African-American) voting districts so that whites would remain …

How Do We Get “Healthcare for All”? Through “Marijuana for All”

Member Health, Law, Local Politics 0 Comments

With the possible legalization of pot for adults at the federal level for the first time since it was criminalized a century ago, our nation stands at the brink of change. Through a legalized and federally ran pot industry, the federal government could redistribute marijuana tax dollars to fund a healthcare program for all. Many republican politicians who are pushing …

Should Representatives Choose Their Voters?

Member Discrimination, Law

Gerrymandering, the controversial, undemocratic practice of representatives choosing their voters, rather than voters choosing their representatives, is once again in the country’s headlines. For much of United States history, the practice of gerrymandering was used to dilute or otherwise exclude the potential influence of minority (mostly African-American) voting districts so that whites would remain the majority everywhere, even when they …

BEYOND THE LIP SERVICE: REPARATIONS FOR REAL

Member Discrimination, Law, Social Justice

THE PROBLEM As the debates in the 2020 Democratic Presidential Primaries are starting to show, if there was ever a time for the successful extension of reparations for slavery to all Black Americans, that time has finally arrived. This conversation is truly happening on a national level, for the first time. Politicians running for the highest office in the land …