Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Terrific Tuesday Tidings: WORK Moms, Marriage Equality, and Motor Voter Laws

It's Tuesday and that means it's time for my ongoing quest to become a more positive person. Here are the news stories that made me happy this week:
  • It turns out that freak snow storms, horrific hurricanes, and triple digit temperatures in April are enough to change some minds. 69% of Americans now believe that global warming is real and while I question our ability to convince the 30% who still continue to deny it (lets face it that's roughly the % that still supported Bush at the end of his second term, some people are beyond reality), I want to convince that 1% who are unsure.  So we should get on that.  Also maybe remind Congressional Democrats that when 2/3rds of the country agree that a problem exists, you look like the good guy when you try to solve it.
  • Just a reminder in case anyone's forgotten, but unions are wonderful.  If you need some kind of proof, here's how they helped achieve Marriage Equality in Maryland and Washington because as one union leader put it Labor fights for "working families, not just certain families."
  • The National Voter Registration Act of 1993 known as the Motor Votor Act requires states to offer people the opportunity to register to vote when getting a driver's license.  After lowering the voting age to 18 and the Voting Rights Act of 1965, it's easily the single most important piece of legislation in helping people exercise their right to vote.  And after almost 20 years, Georgia has finally dropped their lawsuit against it and will start following the law.

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