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Bad News Republicans, These Gun Control Supporting High School Kids Will Vote In November

Bad News Republicans, These Gun Control Supporting High School Kids Will Vote In November

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High school kids who are protesting for stricter gun laws have a message for Republicans they are going use this issue to decide who to vote for in November. Video: Students protesting for stricter gun laws say they plan to vote in November. pic.twitter.com/hMJqjFT6jT — Sarah Reese Jones (@PoliticusSarah) February 21, 2018 A high school […] The post Bad News Republicans, These Gun Control Supporting High School Kids Will Vote In November appeared first on Politicus USA.
Arizona Sen. Jeff Flake will try to force a vote on a plan for Dreamers

Arizona Sen. Jeff Flake will try to force a vote on a plan for Dreamers

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Campaign Action Following last week's debacle of a debate on immigration legislation, which was engineered to fail by Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, Republican Arizona Sen. Jeff Flake says in an op-ed in The Washington Post that he will try again. [W]hen the Senate reconvenes next week, the first action I will take will be to introduce a bill extending DACA protections for three years and providing $7.6 billion to fully fund the first three years of the administration's border-security proposal. I’ll be the first to admit this “three for three” approach is far from a perfect solution, but it would provide a temporary fix by beginning the process of improving border security and ensuring DACA recipients will not face potential deportation. […] In the days following the introduc
Florida Republicans Vote Down Assault Weapons Ban After Parkland Shooting

Florida Republicans Vote Down Assault Weapons Ban After Parkland Shooting

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Not even the murder of 17 students and teachers in their own state can get Republicans in Florida legislature to vote to ban assault weapons. According to the AP: AP: In wake of school shooting, Florida legislators vote down attempt to revive bill to ban assault rifles. — Jon Passantino (@passantino) February 20, 2018 Nothing […] The post Florida Republicans Vote Down Assault Weapons Ban After Parkland Shooting appeared first on Politicus USA.
NBA’s Steve Kerr: ‘We can vote people in who actually have the courage to protect peoples’ lives’

NBA’s Steve Kerr: ‘We can vote people in who actually have the courage to protect peoples’ lives’

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The Golden State Warrior’s head coach Steve Kerr has been very vocal about the injustices inflicted by those in power in our country. After the terrible school shooting in Florida on Wednesday, Kerr was asked by reporters for his thoughts on the matter. Well, nothing has been done. It doesn't seem to matter to our government that children are being shot to death day after day in schools. It doesn't matter that people are being shot at a concert, in a movie theater. It's not enough, apparently, to move our leadership, our government, the people running this country to actually do anything. That's demoralizing. But we can do something about it. We can vote people in who actually have the courage to protect peoples’ lives and not just bow down to the NRA because they finance their campaign
This Week in Statehouse Action: I Vote The Line edition

This Week in Statehouse Action: I Vote The Line edition

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February’s just over halfway done, but it already feels longer than a Folsom Prison sentence. Partly because so much hurt keeps happening. But also because 44 state legislatures are actively meeting this week. Nevada, Montana, North Dakota, Minnesota, Texas, and Louisiana are so so chill right now Cry, Cry, Cry: After every gun violence tragedy, conversation quickly and rightly turns to Congress’ shameful inaction on the issue. But states have broad leeway to regulate (or not) firearms themselves, so it’s worth taking a peek at what’s been happening in legislatures since the mass shooting in Las Vegas last October and the 2016 shooting at the Pulse nightclub in Orlando and … well. The Democratic majorities in the Massachusetts House and Senate became the first legislature to pas
House Republicans Vote To Take Away Rights From The Disabled By Gutting The ADA

House Republicans Vote To Take Away Rights From The Disabled By Gutting The ADA

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By a vote of 225-192, House Republicans have voted to gut the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and stri[e equal rights away from 56.7 million Americans. The vote: *BREAKING* 🚨HR 620 PASSED the House 225-192🚨 We ALL must ☎️ our 2 Senators & say NO to a bill that would roll back protections of the […] The post House Republicans Vote To Take Away Rights From The Disabled By Gutting The ADA appeared first on Politicus USA.
It’s easier to buy a gun than it is to vote in Florida

It’s easier to buy a gun than it is to vote in Florida

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The Parkland school shooting has once again opened up a national debate about how easy it is to buy assault weapons in the United States of America. This country has the highest rate of civilian gun ownership in the world, with Yemen coming in second. A familiar debate has also surfaced: Is it easier to buy a gun or to vote? The truth is that in most states, it is easier to purchase a gun than it is to vote. In 2013, a ThinkProgress analysis found that while in every state you need proof of ID to vote, in 39 states you can buy an assault rifle at gun shows or online without a background check and with no proof of ID. About 40 percent of gun purchases in the United States happen through this “gun show loophole.” Florida is one of those 39 states. Nikolas Cruz, aged 19, could not