Here is some stuff in the news today...
This is an excellent piece by Alison Rose, who has long been a Shaker and a guest writer here and is now my colleague at Shareblue yay! "2016 offers a stark choice for LGBTQ voters." Go read it!
In related news: "60 Cities Earn Perfect LGBTQ Protections Survey Score (But 8 Score Zero)." BOO THOSE EIGHT CITIES! BOOOOOO!
Love this piece by Ashley Weatherford: "Hillary Clinton's Campaign Has More Black Women Than Any Presidential Campaign in History." P.S. I adore Zerlina Maxwell. She is amazing.
The New York Times reports that 70 Nobel Laureates have endorsed Hillary Clinton. Whoa!
[Content Note: War on agency; racism] THIS OLD CHESTNUT: "Attorneys for the state of Kansas cited the infamous Dred Scott decision in a court filing this week in support of their argument that the Kansas Constitution does not guarantee a right to abortion. The state's filing, which was submitted to the Kansas Supreme Court on Tuesday, was a response to an amicus brief filed by the American Civil Liberties Union in a case that will determine whether or not the Kansas Constitution guarantees a right to abortion under its equal rights provision." Fuck.
[CN: War on agency] Meanwhile, Sharona Coutts reports at Rewire on "Texas' Publicly Funded Fake Abortion Clinics: Under its 'Alternatives to Abortion' program, the state gave more than $2 million in 2015 to these fake clinics. This year, the amount is likely to be significantly higher, given that the program's budget has doubled." Double fuck.
Aziz Ansari really wants you to vote, okay? Sheesh!
Donald Trump is bringing President Obama's half-brother Malik Obama to the debate as his guest. Is he aware that he's not running against Barack Obama? Or Bill Clinton? Someone tell Donald Trump he's running against Hillary Clinton.
[CN: Sexual assault; video autoplays at link] Planned Parenthood has a powerful new video in which survivors tell their stories and pledge to help defeat Trump.
"Okapi Calf Arrives in Time for World Okapi Day." Awwwwwww!
What have you been reading?