Citizen initiatives were long promoted by Progressive Republicans and others in the early 1900s as a means to give citizens more control over government – now, Trumpians are trying to make government more powerful over citizens by taking away voting rights – https://ballotpedia.org/History_of_initiative_and_referendum_in_the_U.S.
I was almost finished writing a post for this afternoon when this one by TokyoSand over at Political Charge caught my eye, and it is on a topic that is too important not to share. Please take a minute or two to read her entire post about another way in which the Republican Party is working to rob us of a voice in our government. Thank you once again, TS!
Restricting access to voting is one obvious way Republicans are making America less democratic, but they are also working behind the scenes to eliminate another way regular citizens can get their voices heard.
Because we are a representative democracy, the most obvious way to get our values and voices heard in our federal or state government is by electing politicians who hold our same values. But there’s another tool we have that lets us practice direct democracy — yes, a…
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