This is an open letter to you. We need to talk. You’ve crossed a line. A line that wounds me personally. Like you, I lost a loved one to cancer far too young in their life. My mother died when she was 40 years old. I know Beau wasn’t much older.
I mean everyone, Joe:
Documented or undocumented.
The most marginalized.
Who can't vote.
Without a job.
Who are incarcerated.
Living in deep poverty.
Living paycheck to paycheck.
Those who are addicted to substance(s).
➡️46,000 Children are locked up.
➡️462,000 are not yet convicted of a crime (can't afford pre-trail bail)
Here are some of the 2018 mid-term Election Day problems that potentially kept MILLIONS of eligible Americans from voting:
Voter registration problems
Strict voter ID and ballot requirements
Accessible polling stations
Voter intimidation and harassment
Poll closures & long lines
Malfunctioning voting equipment
Disenfranchisement of justice-involved individuals Gerrymandering
✔️A lack of investment in organizations that #GOTV
✔️Disinformation from Trolls, Bots, Trump and the GOP
Real obstacles to achieving a fair democracy, Joe.
"Hate crimes against LGBTQ people have been on a slight rise over the past three years." According to FBI data. "Most of the 7,175 cases in 2017 involved race-based bias." Hate crimes have been rise Trump in office. Another crisis.