From a NY Times editorial from Thomas Edsall:
“Republican leaders are now adopting increasingly autocratic measures, using the police powers of government to impose moralized regulations, turning private citizens into enforcement officers and expelling defiant elected Democrats just as county Republican parties, particularly in western states, are electing militia members, Christian nationalists and QAnon believers to key posts.”
The Democratic Victory In Wisconsin Is a Victory For Democracy In America!
Janet Protasiewicz Wins Wisconsin Supreme Court Seat
“Democratic-backed Janet Protasiewicz will win Wisconsin’s Supreme Court election, CNN projects, flipping majority control in liberals’ favor in what could be the most consequential election of the year with abortion access, election rules and more on the line in the key swing state.
Protasiewicz, a Milwaukee County circuit court judge, will defeat conservative Daniel Kelly, a former state Supreme Court justice, in a race that shattered spending records on state judicial elections. Her win likely breaks an era of Republican dominance in a state that has been ensnared in political conflict for more than a decade.
The race was a critical gauge of whether and how the issue of abortion is motivating voters nearly a year after the US Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade. The state’s high court is poised to settle a legal battle in the coming months over Wisconsin’s 1849 law that bans abortion in nearly all circumstances.
Conservatives currently hold a 4-3 majority on the court. But the retirement of conservative Justice Patience Roggensack put that majority at stake.”
The Ulster County Democratic Committee endorses a terrific slate of candidates for the November 2023 election!!
- Jen Metzger for Ulster County Executive
- Emmanuel “Manny” Nneji for DA
- Aaron Levine for Leg District 1 (Saugerties/Woodstock)
- Joe Maloney for Leg District 2 (Saugerties)
- Keith Gurgui for Leg District 3 (Saugerties/Town of Kingston/Ulster)
Saugerties: Get ready for petition time, beginning Feb 28, when an SDC committee member or one of our fantastic volunteers will be knocking on the doors of registered Democrats to get signatures to ensure they are on the ballot in the fall.
Free At-Home Covid-19 Tests Are Available Again
The Government Website for free covid tests is up and running.
Go to https://special.usps.com/testkits
Residential households in the U.S. can order one set of 4 free at-home tests from USPS.com.