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?
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Within the space of 12 hours on Election Day 2016, the Election Protection hotline received calls from 85 voters in 28 states who reported seeing guns at the polls. This year, that threat is heightened. Gun sales have skyrocketed to all-time highs during the pandemic, especially among first-time owners. The line between poll watching and voter intimidation has blurred, as Republicans are officially conscripting citizens for an “Army for Trump,” and there’s been a rise in the activity of armed, far-right gangs that have already brandished semiautomatic weapons at protests this year. In addition to quashing turnout, the presence of guns poses a real threat of violence. According to Giffords Law Center’s website: “Guns at the polls are a tinder box near an open flame.” … [Read more...] about It’s legal to bring guns to the polls in many swing states. What could go wrong?
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What’s more, Native voters at border-town polling sites have often faced some degree of bias. Carla Fredericks, director of the Indian Law Clinic, witnessed this as her research team conducted poll watching in border towns during the last two elections, when she found instances of “prevalent racism.” The mostly white poll workers would chat in a friendly manner to white voters, while bluntly asking for “license and registration” from Natives. While Fredericks stops short of calling it intimidation, “It felt very divided and very inhospitable at the very least,” she says. “That’s not what we want in our democracy.” … [Read more...] about Native Americans are facing voter suppression. This resource wants to help them overcome it
Currently, the Trump campaign is organizing its own partisan poll watcher recruitment, and the Republican National Committee (RNC) set a goal of enlisting 50,000 volunteers. In a recent online video, Donald Trump Jr. says: “We need every able-bodied man and woman to join Army for Trump’s election security operation at defendyourballot.com.” The Army for Trump website says enrolled volunteers will be involved in get-out-the-vote drives, and “other Election Day activities such as precinct coverage.” Facebook recently announced it would ban all future military-themed content about poll watching on its platform, but Trump Jr.’s video is still accessible. … [Read more...] about Poll watching is legal, voter intimidation is not. Which does Trump actually want?