GOOD NEWS ABOUT DEMOCRACY IN AMERICA
Michigan passed Proposal 2 last week, a measure that amends the state constitution to make voting easier while also protecting against efforts to curtail voting rights.
Early voting also notched a win in Connecticut, where voters adopted a constitutional amendment that authorizes the legislature to set up early voting.
Oakland, California passed a measure to revamp campaign finance and implement a democracy vouchers program. The program will provide each eligible voter with four $25 vouchers to donate to the candidate of their choice for upcoming city and school board elections.
--Chop Wood, Carry Water Substack newsletter, November 21, 2022
Check out this overview of "a sea change moment in American history" regarding representation, women in politics, new and younger Democratic leadership in Congress.
-- Heather Cox Richardson, Substack newsletter, November 25, 2022
"Prior generations sustained the promise of America through periods of darkness and turmoil, asking only that we safeguard that promise for future generations. We can do that; indeed, we are doing it with every small act of democracy and kindness that we allow to course through our lives."
-- Robert Hubbell, Substack newsletter, November 23, 2022