Contributed by Olga Vanucci. November 2, 1920, was the first election in which women from every state were allowed to vote, following the ratification of the 19th amendment on August 18 of that year. In 1920, 36% of eligible women turned out to vote, compared with 68% of men. The low turnout for women was partly due to other barriers to voting, such as literacy tests, long residency requirements and ...
Read More
/ Fact-checking
Contributed by Paige Barnett. This is one science teacher’s personal account of being thrust into online teaching and learning.   Covid log March 2:  “Dear Staff, As you are aware, there is much news and legitimate discussion regarding the coronavirus among our community and schools.  Administration from both the middle school and high school met today to talk about the development of the coronavirus and any potential impact to our school ...
Read More
/ Education, Health and Wellness
 Contributed by John Woods. Fisherman’s Mark is seeking assistance from Indivizzies to support the 2020 Census, by distributing posters, flyers and other information pieces to reassure and help their clients complete the Census information. There is a special need for volunteers who speak Spanish. Workers will begin visiting households that have not completed their Census on Tuesday, August 11. For more information, contact John Woods at 609-306-5163. If you speak ...
Read More
/ Census
Environmental Group:  ILNH Environmental Action Group joined 150+ groups to Stop Environmental Racism & Fight for Environmental Justice calling the assembly to pass S232/A2212 by July 30, 2020. See below:  Dear Members of the NJ State Assembly, It is long known that communities of color and low-income neighborhoods often bear the greatest burden of pollution and COVID has only exacerbated the problem. This impacts our physical and economic health, quality ...
Read More
/ ILNH FYI
Dr. Karen Gaffney, an English professor at Raritan Valley Community College and author of Dismantling the Racism Machine: A Manual and Toolbox, recently wrote a 4-part blog post series called, “For Those Who Say How Can We Defund the Police.” In it, she walks the reader through a brief history of policing in the US, including what happened to policing after the civil rights movement, as well as current challenges ...
Read More
/ Police
Contributed by Amara Willey. The FDA announced at the end of June that any vaccine candidate would need to demonstrate a high effectiveness level before going into more widespread human trials. The agency could issue an emergency use authorization (EUA), but indicated that might be counterproductive. “Any misstep risks eroding confidence in vaccines that could have lasting implications,” explained Lois Privor-Dumm, policy director at the International Vaccine Access Center at ...
Read More
/ Health and Wellness
Contributed by Deb Kline. In a typical year, the Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS) would go into recess at the end of June after handing down decisions on several cases. It’s definitely not a typical year as the term ended with several significant rulings handed down well into July.  While the general consensus was that the court had tilted in favor of conservatives, this recent term yielded some ...
Read More
/ Supreme Court
Contributed by Deb Kline. ILNH launched its GOTV Toolkit with a tour of the kit at the June Community Gathering. If you didn’t make the meeting or even if you did and need to review for more inspiration, check out all the ways to get involved in the toolkit. Updates to the kit are ongoing, so come back often.   Postcard Parties are going like gangbusters with weekly opportunities to set ...
Read More
/ GOTV 2020
Contributed by Olga Vanucci. Registered voters in Bucks County as of January 13, 2020: Total – 454,702  Democrat – 195,755 Republican – 183,888 Other – 75,059 Voter turnout in the June 2020 primary: ~ 83,883 Democrat; 65,235 GOP Percentage of eligible voters who turned out: 40% across both parties;  very high though below the 41% turnout of the 2016 primary. Number of mail-in ballots received in Bucks primary: ~ 79,000 ...
Read More
/ GOTV 2020, Pennsylvania