Let’s pause and just spend some time to celebrate the life of a remarkable woman, Ruth Bader Ginsberg.
She came of age when it was entirely permissable to discriminate on the basis of sex, race and just about any other reason an employer might desire. She fought against that and won.
The win wasn’t just for women. It has made this country more fair for everyone.
The march toward equality is not over. We have to continue her work, day by day.
Of course, one of the first steps is to vote. Your vote does count. Races large and small have hinged on a single vote, so don’t think it doesn’t matter.
If you’re not registered, please do so. Read “A Recollection” to the right, and you’ll be reminded of how hard people who choose this country work to enjoy the privilege you have by right of your birth.
In the interest of equality, let’s start by defeating Missouri’s Amendment 3. This slickly worded ballot issue would undo the “Clean Missouri” Amendment passed 2 to 1 in 2018 and put Legislators back in charge of drawing districts in ways to rig maps to protect incumbents. This is where election rigging happens, not at the ballot box, but by legislators choosing their voters. Just say no.
Below is an excerpt from Beth's editorial from this week. The entire editorial may be found in this week's print copy of the Weston Chronicle or online here.