Tomorrow is Tuesday, November 6th. Election Day in the United States. The midterm elections are here. Let’s try to not fuck it up.
Tomorrow is election day. Be informed of where to vote and what you are voting on. In case you need a reminder, here are some helpful links:
That’s right, everybody - it’s election time again. On Tuesday, November 6th, 36/50 governors, 87/99 state legislators, 35/100 senators, and all 435 congresspeople will be on electoral ballots. There are various ways to see who is running in your area, mainly by checking your State’s Secretary of State’s website. Also, many states have been purging voter rolls and/or enacting voter suppression laws, so be ready.
At the end of the Polyamory 101 panel at CONvergence, I promised that I would put up a poll to see if we should submit a Polyamory 201 panel for next year, and have fields for what kind of questions there should be. I also promised a couple of people links about "Poly" being considered slur to Polynesians.
Maya Angelou read her poem "On the Pulse of Morning" at the first inauguration of President Bill Clinton on January 20, 1993, becoming the second poet in history and the first African American and woman to read a poem at a presidential inauguration. The poem's themes are change, inclusion, responsibility, and role of both the President and the citizenry in establishing economic security.
In April 1957, a month after Ghana liberated itself from British colonial rule, Rev. Dr Martin Luther King, Jr. gave a speech entitled "The Birth of a New Nation." He used Ghana's battle against colonialism and it's significance in representing the hard work that is necessary to bring about desegregation.
On April 3, 1968, at the Mason Temple (Church of God in Christ Headquarters) in Memphis, Tennessee, Rev. Dr Martin Luther King, Jr. gave his final speech. On the following day, King was assassinated. He was 39 years old.
The speech primarily concerns the Memphis Sanitation Strike. King calls for unity, economic actions, boycotts, and nonviolent protest, while challenging the United States to live up to its ideals. At the end of the speech, he discusses the possibility of an untimely death.
As you may have read on a previous blog post (or have seen signs around your neighborhood), it is election time once again. Tuesday, November 7th is the day for elections in the State of Minnesota - not every state has elections this year, let alone every municipality in Minnesota, so please make certain to check out your local Secretary of State (or local equivalent) websites. Minnesotans, for more precise information (including where to vote), please go to our Secretary of State's ballot finder. What I am posting here is very general information, and there will be exceptions. For example, some Eden Prairie, Edina, Plymouth, and Saint Louis Park residents, as well as about half of Golden Valley residents and most of Minnetonka residents will be voting for the Hopkins School Board. At the same time, Minnetonka Schools serves Minnetonka, Chanhassen, Deephaven, Eden Prairie, Excelsior, Greenwood, Shorewood, Tonka Bay, Victoria, and Woodland, whereas the Saint Louis Park School District is entirely within the city of Saint Louis Park. So always check the ballot finder first!
If you are a Minnesota resident, it is election time once again - Tuesday, November 7th. Minnesota is one of those states that has an election every year, and it is important to vote in those elections. And as John Oliver reported, local governments get more done than the federal government - unfortunately, people tend to not focus as much on what is happening locally. So I am here to help you find out what is on the local elections. For more precise information, make certain to go to the State Secretary of State's website to look at a sample ballot. If you know your address, this will give you all of the information on the ballot itself, including a PDF to download to bring with you.
Back on 10March2017, I was pulled over by the Saint Louis Park Police Department. The light over the rear license plate was burnt out - the person whom I had borrowed the vehicle from knew that the light was burnt out and told me that she was going to replace it. I was under the understanding that she was going to replace it before I borrowed the vehicle, but she did not get around to it. She's a white ruralite who does not understand the importance of having every part of a vehicle being up to specs at all times. Fortunately, I only received a verbal warning.
Comparta, por favor.
John P Reed
Latino Community Crime Prevention Specialist
Minneapolis Police Department
3101 Nicollet Avenue South
Minneapolis, MN 55408
The Immigrant Law Center of Minnesota announced today that they are launching the Minnesota Immigrant & Refugee Rights Helpline, which provides a free legal consultation for people living under 250% of the federal poverty guidelines for the following topics:
This email was forwarded to me by the JCPP Coordinator for Saint Louis Park. It originated from American Indian and Latino Community Liaison for Hennepin County.
From: Carmen M Ford
Sent: Wednesday, February 15, 2017 12:50 PM
To: Carmen M Ford <Carmen.Ford@hennepin.us>
Subject: Immigration Enforcement HCSO
Written on 28Jan2017, after I was asked about VoterID Laws. This was mostly copied (partially verbatim) from the ACLU's Voter ID Legislation Fact Sheet, and I added some Minnesota-specific details. This post came to be because someone was asking if anyone had a good reason why Voter ID Laws are bad, and I found out that simply linking them to the ACLU's website would not work.