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Podcast: SCOTUS, New Mexico, and homeless donors in Seattle

March 16, 2017 | Francoise Stovall

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Jessica is still thawing out from her below-freezing morning at a Supreme Court rally when she and Laura sit down to talk about the many groups that don’t want to see Gorsuch on the Supreme Court and why. Then there’s TWO good news stories this week! The first is in New Mexico, where bipartisan majorities have passed an update to the state’s public financing system. The second is in Seattle, where democracy vouchers are lowering the barriers for homeless people to participate in local politics.

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Links from this episode:

See Jessica at the Supreme Court: https://www.facebook.com/everyvoice.org/posts/1336817163030749

Three reasons to stop Neil Gorsuch: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HSo0tBWqI0Q

Our letter to the Senate Judiciary Committee: http://everyvoice.org/press-release/120-groups-ask-will-gorsuch-defend-rights-everyday-people-heard-big-donors

Demos report: http://www.demos.org/publication/court-cash-2016-election-money-resulting-directly-supreme-court-rulings

Good news in New Mexico: http://krwg.org/post/campaign-disclosure-public-financing-fixes-go-governor

Democracy vouchers in Seattle: http://www.seattleweekly.com/news/jon-grant-says-hes-signing-seattles-homeless-up-for-democracy-vouchers/

Francoise Stovall

Francoise Stovall is the digital director at Every Voice.

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