Monthly Archives: October 2021

Community Debate on Voting Methods

LWVWY co-hosts the upcoming debate/discussion. It will be a terrific event. Join us. Register first: https://braverangels.org/event/community-debate-debate-on-voting-methods/

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Montana redistricting commission advances two map proposals

The MT Supreme Court selected Maylinn Smith to be the nonpartisan chair of the MT redistricting commission. That commission submitted 9 possible maps, all of which Smith rejected as flawed. They divided counties and didn’t regard native populations.   In … Continue reading

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You’re on native land

1924 photo from a so-called “citizenship expedition.” This website offers 22 articles on tribal history in WY. Since 2017 WY has a law directing public schools to offer more about the history and culture of the Eastern Shoshone, Northern Arapaho, … Continue reading

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Second Redistricting Work Session in Albany County

Here’s a press release from the county about the second redistricting work session on Monday, Nov. 1, 6:30-8 p.m., at the public library, 310 S. 8th St.: https://www.co.albany.wy.us/DocumentCenter/View/4320/11012021-News-Item—Redistricting-Work-Session?bidId=

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Two true crime hosts are highlighting missing persons cases that people often ignore

Click on this article to access a 25-minute podcast. Hear the stories of two young women whose disappearances didn’t raise headlines across the country. https://www.npr.org/2021/10/13/1045719811/jermain-charlo-relisha-rudd-coverage-gabby-petitoTwo

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U.S. women are largely dissatisfied with how they’re treated. Most men don’t see a problem

According to a new Gallup poll also reveals most men don’t see a problem. Experts on gender studies are talking about what’s behind this “very interesting moment in U.S. history.” One statistic I found troubling was about jobs. In September, … Continue reading

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Orlando felons’ rights activist Desmond Meade las civil rights restored

Desmond Meade is a “returning citizen.” He’s gotten many awards of late, including a MacArthur prize. None is more important than what he’s done: “(Florida) Amendment 4 represented the single largest expansion of voting rights in the United States in … Continue reading

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The Sex Education Pamphlet that Sparked a Landmark Censorship Case

Mary Ware Dennett gained notoriety from a pamphlet she wrote/illustrated for her own sons’ sex education. Ms. Dennett was charged under the Comstock Act (1873) because she mailed copies and received payment for her book. Hers was a modern voice, … Continue reading

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More Than Half of Police Killings Are Mislabeled, New Study Says

Even when death data is kept, it may well be inaccurate. There are more deaths due to police encounters than due to Hodgkin lymphoma or testicular cancer. https://www.nytimes.com/2021/09/30/us/police-killings-undercounted-study.html?campaign_id=9&emc=edit_nn_20211001&instance_id=41762&nl=the-morning&regi_id=51142493&segment_id=70381&te=1&user_id=134df55834b7cc2b727a54b81a5f10d2

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