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From an old hippie

Donít lose your empathy for the right wing. They might indeed be (mostly) impossible to convince. The main point is to not let them change you into a mirror image of them. We are the party of empathy, of caring about the neediest of us. And it would be good if you could extend that to them. Love, for lack of a better word, is powerful and can change minds. This is our super power.

This is the first op I have done for years.

Edit: what Iím thinking about is any one on one interaction. I think itís better to treat that person with respect and listen to them without trying to zing them. As a group, itís better to try to see their perspective rather than cutting them down with stereotypes about southern hillbillies and such. Itís just off putting and not productive. I like country music and kind of admire people who get their living from growing things. Education is good and I trust my intellect more than my gut feelings or common sense, but the large majority of people donít and thatís not bad really.

Remember that the powers that be are trying to divide us but we all have a common enemy: the rich and powerful.

I was interested in which states comprise the 19 so:

[I just added any state for each category that didnít previously appear.]

omnibus laws that each contain several new restrictive provisions, + criminal penalties for helping voters:
*Florida *Georgia Iowa #Texas

Criminal penalties for helping voters:
+ Kansas

Multiple restrictions:
+ Arkansas Montana *Arizona

mail in voting restrictions:
+ Alabama Kentucky ^New York Oklahoma

Restrictions on drop boxes:
+ Indiana

Tightened signature requirements:
+ Idaho

Increased Voter ID requirements:
+ *New Hampshire Wyoming

Easier Voter purges:
+ Louisiana Utah

Increase number of voters per precinct:
+ *Nevada

* = purple; of these,
GA [16], AZ [11], NH [4], NV [6]were blue in 2020
# = trending purple [TX]
^ = blue [NY]

Info from:

Edit to add: please let me know if you see any mistakes. I did not double check. Blue/purple/red designations are from memory.

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