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On one page of the flyer, reported by the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, the words “if you want to prevent another Ferguson in their future…” over a picture of two young African American children with signs that read “don’t shoot.”

The next page reads “vote” and “It’s up to you to make change happen.”

A third page of the flyer goes into more detail about the importance of early voting.

"If we want a better, safer future for our children, it’s up to us to vote for change," the third page reads. "The choices may not always be perfect, but the cost of inaction is simply too great."

One of the most high profile races int he 2014 election cycle is the Georgia race for U.S. Senate between Republican businessman David Perdue and Democrat Michelle Nunn. The New York Times reported earlier in the week that Democrats are hoping that strong Democratic turnout will help boost Nunn enough to beat Perdue.

See the pages of the flyer below:

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Yeah… like Black kids aren’t getting shot up in states where Democrats are in office. Bye Felicia. 

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Came across this story in a podcast from Radiolab. Extremely interesting play between politics, war and law. So crazy to look back and think about the direction the U.S. has taken since Sept 11th.

The story features Congresswoman Barbara Lee, a Black woman and the ONLY representative to vote against AUMF. She received thousands of letters of hate mail  and death threats for her vote…. but now, with there literally being no end to the “war on terror”, you really must admire her intelligence and courage.

The longest war in U.S. history… it will certainly go beyond Obama’s presidency. How will it end? How can it end? 

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"I’m always willing to work with anyone, Democrat or Republican, to get things done." —President Obama at NorthwesternU on working with Congress to expand opportunity for more middle-class families

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Missouri woman now have one more hoop to jump through to receive an abortion. State lawmakers voted Wednesday night to override Gov. Jay Nixon’s veto of a bill to expand wait period for abortions from 24 hours to 72 hours. That means over two thirds of both the House (117-44) and the Senate (23-7) voted in favor of the veto override, making Missouri one of three states that makes women wait several days before getting the procedure, along with Utah and South Dakota.

While Utah grants exemptions for rape and incest, the Missouri bill purposefully does not. As the bill’s sponsor, Republican state Rep. Kevin Elmer, told USA Today when the bill first passed in May, this isn’t about the mother. “The crux of it is for me when does life begin, and how do you value it?” Elmer said. “For me, even though that tragic situation may occur, I still believe that God is at work in this world and that he’ll let bad things happen and he doesn’t cause it.” Supporters of the bill argue that making women “reflect” on their decision is compassionate, as is informing them about options like adoption.

This is insulting to women, particularly in light of what the law already requires.

Opponents of the bill argue that it’s insulting to assume that women don’t already consider their options, especially in cases of rape, incest, or fetal illness. It’s an example of the conservative desire for less government intervention is trumped by social conservatism. As Gov. Nixon put it when he rejected the bill it “presupposes that women are unable to make up their own minds without further government intervention. This is insulting to women, particularly in light of what the law already requires.”

The law has also eliminated all but one abortion clinic in the entire state, meaning women have to either spend extra money and time in St. Louis waiting for the clock to run out or go to a different state. Planned Parenthood St. Louis hasn’t said whether it will challenge the law, which takes effect in 30 days, in court.

Source: Arit John for The Wire

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Mitch McConnell Desperately Defends Citizens United In Unhinged Op-Ed

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Mitch McConnell Desperately Defends Citizens United In Unhinged Op-Ed

So....angry!!!

So….angry!!!

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell is outraged, OUTRAGED, I tell you! He’s so outraged that he wrote a scathing op-ed for Politico on Sunday. Just don’t expect McConnell to actually tellyou what he’s outraged about.

In what can only be described as a masterpiece of Orwellian doublespeak, McConnell rants and rages at Harry Reid and the Democrats for threatening free speech and…

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UGH. FRANKLIN FROM NICK JR. WHY DID YOU GROW UP TO BE MITCH MCCONNELL!?

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This is just a friendly reminder that minimal wage for the American Congress and the Senate is $288,000 a year-that’s roughly $150 an hour in salary, while the American minimal wage is $7.25 an hour.

and when they finally get off their butts and do some work, they do a terrible job.

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1. While speaking to college students, he assumed (wrongly) that an immigration activist was undocumented.

7 Scandals In 7 Days: One Governor's Very Bad Week

No really. It went like this:

http://www.flagpole.com/news/in-the-loop/gov-nathan-deal-presumes-uga-immigration-activists-are-undocumented

Gov. Deal: I presume you are…. [undocumented]
Woman: I don’t know why you thought I was undocumented. Is it because I look Hispanic?

Apparently you can tell a person’s citizenship status just by looking at them. #NewSuperpower

2. An investigation showed Gov. Deal rewarded the families who bankrolled his campaign with plum seats on the state’s top boards.

7 Scandals In 7 Days: One Governor's Very Bad Week

Yea, we did a spit take too when we saw the headline.

Side note: Gov. Deal appointed only 5 women and 1 African-American out of 51 seats. #Diversity

3. A leaked email from Gov. Deal’s staff promised favors for state legislators in return for campaign contributions.

7 Scandals In 7 Days: One Governor's Very Bad Week

You just can’t make this stuff up.

4. On Wednesday, a watchdog group filed a complaint against the governor’s top staff for illegal conduct.

7 Scandals In 7 Days: One Governor's Very Bad Week

The governor’s top staff intervened in an ethics investigation of his campaign, allegedly even threatening the top ethics official. The silver fox has seen a lot in his day, but we think he would agree this is just wrong.

5. Now the governor is struggling to explain why he takes $10k a month from a business that owes Georgia $74 million in back taxes.

7 Scandals In 7 Days: One Governor's Very Bad Week

Because earning millions for yourself always takes priority over funding education or helping middle-class families…

6. And a judge is questioning why the state hid evidence in a major ethics trial that kept the governor off the witness stand.

7 Scandals In 7 Days: One Governor's Very Bad Week

What memos? There were no memos? We promise!

7. When you act like this, it’s probably better to keep the press away. Maybe that’s why he stayed silent as a journalist was dragged out of a GOP rally Gov. Deal was headlining.

7 Scandals In 7 Days: One Governor's Very Bad Week

Gov. Deal sat idly by as a videographer was dragged from a public rally.

Did we mention that she was invited to the event? So much for transparency.
Gov. Deal, of course, had no comment.

What. A. Week.

7 Scandals In 7 Days: One Governor's Very Bad Week

7 scandals in 7 days.

We know, it’s hard to keep up.

We think it’s safe to say that #GeorgiasReady for an honest government. #ChangeTheDeal

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