In an email, Tracy Wimmer, director of media relations for Benson, said gun-carrying voters would be asked to leave their weapons in their cars, and if they refused, law enforcement would be called. Michigan’s directive officially states that it’s now down to “election inspectors”—poll workers—to contact law enforcement if the new rule is violated. But, gun-toting police at the polls can also be menacing for many voters of color (an armed Miami officer was recently seen displaying a Trump 2020 mask while on duty at a polling site). … [Read more...] about It’s legal to bring guns to the polls in many swing states. What could go wrong?
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As we face a climate turning point for which our post-COVID-19 behaviors are especially crucial, it’s important that higher-income individuals who move outward live in an eco-friendly way, especially when many essential and lower-wage workers must stay in cities and, often, climate hotspots. “COVID-19 has illustrated a sad truism: We may all be in the same boat, but we all do not have the same paddles,” Daniel Kammen, the other Berkeley study author, wrote in an email to Fast Company. Affluent individuals in New York and San Francisco have the financial means to insulate themselves from climate risks, such as wildfires and unsafe air, by working from home and relocating, he explained. “Multiple properties, often larger suburban and rural homes, and longer delivery chains all mean that individual emissions of the affluent rise when they take the extra precautions they can afford.” … [Read more...] about If COVID-19 pushes people to the suburbs, how can we make them more environmentally friendly?
According to the latest data by Broadcast Audience Research Council of India (BARC), the ongoing 13th edition of IPL has registered seven billion viewing minutes for the first five weeks of the league, which includes the first 41 matches aired across 21 channels. … [Read more...] about IPL 2020 grabs more eyeballs, per-match viewership sees 11% growth
Cyclon won’t launch until the fall of 2021, when subscribers will get their first deliveries. But the company is announcing now to amass a decent subscriber base; they’re hoping for around 200,000 by the rollout. Scale is important for the entire operation to function and meet its sustainability goals, which is also the reason for the lack of a pilot program or trial phase. “We don’t want to have a showcase of saying: ‘Look here’s a product, we made 10 of them, this is what we could do in the future,'” Coppetti says. “We want it in the market now.” … [Read more...] about You can only get Swiss running brand On’s new recyclable shoes via subscription
All this is compounded by a different voting landscape this year. “There’s so much shifting and changing for any American right now,” Echo Hawk says. Absentee ballots add another layer of complexity: In many states, voter IDs are still needed just to request mail-in ballots. Some people have to drive up to 70 miles each way to a local post office or PO box. Some states won’t even send ballots to PO boxes. … [Read more...] about Native Americans are facing voter suppression. This resource wants to help them overcome it