… and there are a lot of pieces to this that don’t necessarily look linked to it, and I wish the people whose votes were already affected in our last national election were paying more attention
First – what she said and who she referenced, including another attorney and election advocate whose work I’ve referenced before
This is from YESTERDAY
Second – you all want to dig into Boof Kavanaugh’s record. He didn’t just bounce from credible assault allegations at Yale to following the wanna-be Dicktator’s every wish on SCOTUS.
He got up to PLENTY of mess in between, both in his judicial and his administrative careers in the Bush Administration, and all I’m going to say about that is that there’s more than one reason Grassley and Graham and the rest of the Republicans who wanted all the information about his former judicial record AND his record while he worked for the Bush Administration suppressed during the Senate Judiciary Committee hearings for his SCOTUS appointment (so that you can spend more time digging in and reading about it) — as well as understand both what’s at stake and who else specifically it is that are trying to take your rights
Follow @JennyCohn1 on the Twitters to get a sense of what Boof has already done (he was instrumental from the bench in the arguable interference in the 2000 general election, and not only did that not go so well, but its effects arguably redound to this day – because, as Jennifer sets forth, it could be argued that Boof and Gorsuch are not and have not been the only justices who’ve lacked legitimacy on that bench) … which should stretch us to imagine the possibilities of what he & his cronies might do if they are not contained by a fair electorate.
(h/t to kristinbytes for the nudge to get all this out onto the paper)
Finally – I think I understand, especially when one is working two and three jobs, the disinclination of some to pay close attention to the highly technical and abstract stuff that could severely adversely affect one & one’s progeny in the future, because we’re preoccupied with what’s in front of right now, unless “someone who looks like us” is also talking about that thing.
So both for a segue, because I have neither the background nor the bandwidth to go into this in depth, I want to introduce everybody to Professor Christopher Emdin’s segment on CLIMATE JUSTICE today on Ali Velshi’s show, in advance of the upcoming Climate 2020 Forum
.. because if we don’t think both the environmental racism and the fluctuation in property values and housing insecurity (gentrification!) aren’t going to hit people of color both first and disproportionately, then whatever the breadth of our current understanding of the impact of systemic racism, it can still use some expansion to adapt to what’s being inflicted on more vulnerable populations by high levels of complicity with fascist craziness, particularly over time.
So – to avoid beating everyone over the head both with the concept that #RepresentationMatters and the one that #VoterSuppressionMattersToEveryoneButSomeMoreThanOthers but also to come full circle, since we can affect nothing else substantive if we cannot vote – here are the people whom you need to pay attention to who look like us AND who are taking this seriously
One more time for the people in the back – from Sherrilyn Ifill, Esq., Lead Counsel, NAACP, trying to warn us in 2018 (that would be LAST year)
That’s all. Carry on.