http://www.theguardian.com/us-news/ng-interactive/2023/feb/15/mississippi-jackson-judicial-district-unelected-judges-prosecutors The proposal echoes laws that Mississippi enacted in the 1960s that did away with some local elected positions and replaced them with appointed officials, said Peyton McCrary, a former historian in the US justice department’s civil rights division. “Back in 1966, right after the adoption of the Voting Rights Act, several different offices were … More TheVoiceOfJoyce What’s happening in Mississippi, isn’t staying in Mississippi. St. Louis, Missouri, is seeking to limit the voting rights of their Black population, too! Why should any State go back to the Jim Crow era, before the 1966 Voting Rights Law? With this proposed new Law, there will be separate AG appointed officials to administer justice, in a recently created mostly white district, in Jackson, Mississippi. Previously, most officers and officials of the court were elected. Why did Mississippi feel the need to dilute the Black vote and create a separate, white district? Has Mississippi ever reinstated water to Jackson’s mostly Black population? Mississippi Republicans deserve to lose elections for not representing the will of all the people of the State of Mississippi. Republican leadership presides over a State that has the following rankings among the States: #50 Healthcare, #49 Economy, #48 Infrastructure & #43 Education.
http://www.theguardian.com/society/2022/oct/17/fauci-interview-long-covid-risk-emergency-response-coronavirus The cold fact that Covid-19 still kills 400 people a day in the US catches public attention more acutely than estimates of the millions suffering from long Covid, Fauci added. “People say, well, what does that mean? It’s not very concrete. And yet for the individual patient, it could be debilitating.” The World Health … More TheVoiceOfJoyce Actually, based on my personal observations and my community, no one seems to care that 400 people a day are still dying from Covid. Unvaccinated Republicans, who are older, are 70% more likely to die of Covid. That’s someone’s grandma or grandpa! In addition, between 7.5 to 23 million Americans may have long Covid, suffering with fatigue, breathlessness, or cognitive dysfunction. More than 1 million are thought to be out of the workplace, losing $50 billion in wages. We may be through with Covid, Covid is not through with us. Ask the Europeans, Covid variants are on the rise. They come here later this season. Get your booster for the Ba 4 &5 variants, only 5% of the population has gotten their jab. Make a plan and get Vaccinated.
http://www.nytimes.com/2022/09/23/technology/midterm-elections-misinformation.html Voter fraud is rare, but that falsehood about the 2020 election has become a central campaign issue for dozens of candidates around the country, causing misinformation and toxic content about the issue to spread widely online. “Stolen election” was mentioned 325,589 times on Twitter from June 19 to July 19, a number that has … More TheVoiceOfJoyce No need to fear going to the Polls and checking your ballot. Go with friends and vote. Know your polling place in advance. Make sure you’re registered to vote, take ID, water and snacks. Be prepared, in some states, to be watched. Don’t be intimidated. This year’s midterm is very important. Who is elected, determines, if the lies of Donald Trump are perpetuated and repressive State Laws prevail. There’s lots of money at stake. Millions are being made on Social Media Platforms perpetuating lies. Millions are made in State government’s, by concentrating power in the hands of a few, who don’t want to change their way of life. Why else would Governors, like Ron deSantis surround himself with 40 Billionaires, dedicated to curtailing the Rights of We, the People. Social Media Platforms reward lies and misinformation, read reliable newspapers, look around you, see for yourself, can your life and the lives of your children be better? If the answer is , yes, VoteRon DeSantis and , others like him ,out of office. Get rid of their grip on your onceFree society and vote for change. Why do you think they’re invested in misinformation and lies about the 2020 election and so much more? The truth, they get the money to control your way of life, what you learn and how much you earn, your education, your healthcare, your housing and so much more! Do you want DeSantis making these decisions for you and your family, or do you want a say, in how you live. If you want input into Government and your way of life, vote for change and remain active in Politics. #Politics effects US!
http://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2022/sep/23/california-extreme-heat-resilience-centers BHAC is a career training center that has been preparing young people for jobs in media arts for 11 years. But recently, BHAC has been taking on a new role in its community – shielding some of east Los Angeles’s most vulnerable residents from extreme weather. The conservatory is an example of what is … More AmericaSpeaks TheVoiceOfJoyce California has started building Resilience Centers, functional buildings for year long activities for families , in poor neighborhoods , to survive climate heat and extremes. The BHAC model, combines fun with career training and critical thinking games. Kids get food and can be housed for 3 days during intense weather extremes. Their model is being duplicated in many areas of California. A center that provides, food pantries, entertainment and medical assistance. A trusted adjunct to everyone’s community. These facilities are not just gyms with chairs, they’re functional building designed to be integrated with the Community year round and serve as a shelter under extreme heat or cold! Baltimore is trying this model. NYC needs this type of community model, instead of untrusted emergency services. California is indeed setting the pace for change as they grapple with orange polluted skies from forest fires. The pollution, which affects all areas of the State and beyond is toxic. The smoke leaden with pollutants can be felt in NYC. realizing people are being displaced by the fires, California is also making insurers pay up and keep those who’ve lost their homes. The state is being proactive in trying times. The costs to adjust to Climate crises, brought on by Carbon Emissions , whether from Fossil Fuels or agriculture, are destroying our lives and resources. These new centers, built by BHAC contain solar storage power and updated filtered HVAC. That’s new jobs for new industries. # Human Centered
http://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2022/sep/14/criminal-records-california-sealing-expunge-jay-jordan In a country that is home to more than 20% of the world’s prison population but just 5% of the global population, the impact is profound: “It’s not just mass incarceration. We have a system of mass criminalization,” Roberts said. In addition to housing, employment and occupational licenses, records block people from adoption, volunteering, … More AmericaSpeaks TheVoiceOfJoyce One man’s crusade for employment and Justice, ends with the passage of California Bill: SB 231, sealing all prison records upon request & non violent felonies, automatically, after 4 years of Parole. Citizens can petition to seal their records, so they can regain their rights to work, get a degree, certificates and vote. The USA, punitively incarcerates 70 million Americans, mostly Black and goes so far as to deny many their right to vote. In Florida, Politicians granted ex felons the right to vote, then took away all classifications, except 3. 1.4 million Floridians were deceived, they thought they were now able to vote. At 5% of the World’s population, 20% of the World’s population is incarcerated. Prison is Big Business. When Alabama received Federal Covid money to be spent on schools, teachers & infrastructure , they chose to build 2 for Profit prisons instead? Does keeping people poor, under educated, unemployed, unable to Vote, make sense to you? Is this humane treatment?