Black People Politics : 33 Things This Election Will Decide That Have Nothing to Do With Trump or Clinton

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  1. Liberty

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    This year in particular, it’s easy to get swept away in the breathless coverage of the presidential race—Did you hear what Trump said? Is pneumonia going to cost Clinton the race? Miss Finland? More emails? Really?

    If that’s all you’ve been paying attention to, 2016 could be one of the most surprising elections of your life. After November 8, medical marijuana could be legal in a majority of the country. America could elect its first openly bisexual governor. The food-stamp program could be dismantled. A tax on carbon could get enacted—without much support from environmentalists. Washington, D.C., could be one step closer to statehood. House Republicans could see their black membership completely wiped out.

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    33 Things This Election Will Decide That Have Nothing to Do With Trump or Clinton

    A marijuana wave, a bisexual governor, the first state carbon tax, and other small revolutions Nov. 8 could bring.
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    Thank you, Sis. Liberty for posting this. The issues being addressed state wide this election are very important and shouldn't be lost in the shadow of the drama created by Trump and Clinton. We should keep this thread on top.
     
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    You're welcome Queenie.

    There are resources one can use to prepare yourself in advance on the local issues in your particular area. I am going to try Ballotpedia.org this year. They supposedly give you a sample ballot of all the measures, issues and candidates for your address, etc.

    https://ballotpedia.org/Main_Page

    Ballotpedia

    Ballotpedia is a nonprofit, nonpartisan collaborative encyclopedia designed to connect people to politics and elections at the local, state and federal level.
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