Call to Action
October 27, 2020
As I write this, there are but 7 days remaining until Election Day 2020. Across our land, voters are swarming to Early Voting sites. Vote-by-Mail ballots are setting records right and left. [When the presidential candidate debate began on Thursday evening, more the 70 million Americans had voted.] It is likely this fall will deliver […]
Your Voting Plan … and the 2020 census
September 17, 2020
Perhaps you’re not following it, but the crucial Census 2020 is still counting heads due to the pandemic-induced chaos. Early this year, delivery of the count was delayed until April 2021 to accommodate the resulting challenges. Alas, President Trump reversed that extension, and demanded numbers by the original deadline of December 31, 2020. The result? […]
Primary elections, promising news from Virginia, and Election Protection
March 10, 2020
Primary elections were held in North Carolina last week, part of Super Tuesday. A long ballot with lots of positions to be decided upon by the voters on November 3rd. At least that’s the theory. As it has been for centuries, most seats have already been won – 9 months before we arrive at the […]
Gerrymandering Court Decisions Flooding News Media
January 29, 2018
Between January 10 and January 23, the Charlotte Observer published eight separate articles – two being editorials – about gerrymandering in North Carolina, including the anticipated rigging of judicial districts. This unrelenting news and commentary concerns unconstitutional election districts created by the NC General Assembly. North Carolina isn’t alone in recent news. Pennsylvania has been […]
Panel of Judges Has Struck Down North Carolina’s U.S. Congressional Election Districts Maps as Unconstitutional
January 23, 2018
Lots of buzz last week regarding gerrymandering. A panel of federal judges struck down North Carolina’s U.S. Congressional election districts maps as unconstitutional. (http://www.charlotteobserver.com/news/politics-government/article193814154.html) This was another in a long string of lawsuits challenging unfair election maps. With such maps in hand, political parties “pick their voters” in lieu of We the People picking our […]
Anemic Primary Election Turnout and Voter Choice
October 26, 2017
Did you vote in the most recent primary election? No? Sadly, you’re not in the minority. Here is something to think about… The general tenor of our society today of rampant polarization, impatience, meanness, and selfishness reflects the character of far too many individuals in political power. Your absence abets that condition every time you stay […]
Who are all those people?
October 24, 2017
Did you realize that Gerry is rigging elections for political candidates? We are not choosing them, they are forcing us to choose what they want. Does that sound like Democracy to you? It doesn’t to us & it is time we Flush GerryMandering!
How gerrymandering impacts us!
September 29, 2017
Gerrymander. Curious word, isn’t it? Could mean about anything, I suppose. But if you care about our precious democracy you should know that it’s cheating – by political parties. Rigging elections by drawing election district maps so those same parties can pick their voters. In so doing, they thwart competition by making it nearly impossible […]
Introducing you to Flush GerryMander
June 12, 2017
It was in 7th grade – a class called Social Studies – when I was first introduced to ‘gerrymandering’. A whimsical, silly word perhaps, but a truly evil practice.