Weiner and Watts: Will Gen Z Vote or Have They Lost Faith from Inaction on Police, Climate, Health, Guns, Women

Robert Weiner

WASHINGTON, DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA, UNITED STATES, July 30, 2020 /EINPresswire.com/ — Former White House Drug Policy spokesman Robert Weiner and policy analyst Kyra Watts have published an article in OpEdNews (ranked H1 as #1 op-ed in the nation) asking whether or not Generation Z will turn out to the polls in November. They assert, as their title asks, “The key question for Election 2020 is, will Generation Z vote or have they lost faith from inaction and opposition on police reform, climate change, health, gun control and women? Do they see hope in changes at the top– at the White House and the Senate? What about elections at every local level?”

Weiner and Watts begin, “According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the 2018 election saw a 79% increase in voter turnout among people ages 18 to 29 years old compared to the 2014 congressional elections. This is a major improvement over the traditional non-participation by young voters. We're constantly questioning why younger generations are lacking enthusiasm when it comes to voting. Big challenges remain. Generation Z, those born between 1995-2015, has experienced many traumatic instances, whether directly or indirectly, throughout the years. Just to name a few:

· The Columbine School Shooting (1999)

· 9/11 (2001)

· The Great Recession (2007-2009)

· The Trayvon Martin Shooting (2012)

· The Sand Hook Elementary School Shooting (2012)

· The killing of Eric Garner (2014)

· The Parkland School Shooting (2018)

· The COVID-19 Pandemic (2020)

· The killing of George Floyd (2020)

· Black Lives Matter Protests (2020)”

They continue, “All of these events were nationally broadcast and many sparked reactions all over the country, some violent, some not. The evolution of our nation's technology has blessed us with the ability to share information in seconds from just about anywhere in the world, but this blessing is bittersweet. With that ability came the recurring reminder of all of the tragedies that were taking place in this country during such a short time period.”

They write, “How can we expect the country's young people to want to be involved when they've witnessed or been made aware of such tragic events and never saw any action-based ramifications? They see people their age dying due to gun violence from other kids, adults and even police officers, but then they see their government officials and police arguing for keeping choke holds and immunity the same. How can we expect them to believe that the government is truly for the people if they feel like they haven't experienced it?”

They contend, “We have to encourage a look at our American History. There have always been laws in this country and not all citizens agreed with the laws in place, but they didn't just sit back and stay silent. There were protests. Citizens used these protests to seek attention from their government and to express their concerns.”

They explain, “In 1773, American colonists dumped 342 chests of tea into the Boston Harbor to protest ‘taxation without representation’. We know this as the Boston Tea Party. In 1963, Martin Luther King Jr. led the March on Washington for jobs and freedom to draw attention to the racial discrimination of African Americans in this country. In 1993, roughly 800,000 people gathered to march for LGBTQ Rights in Washington, D.C. In 2003, millions of people marched in cities across the world to protest President George W. Bush's decision to invade Iraq.

They go on, “We've always had to make adjustments to legislation because we as Americans are constantly evolving, but the one thing that hasn't changed is the effective method of protesting. Our voices are louder together than they are separate. We see that now with the clear power to draw attention to everything going on in this country.”

They point out, “People's voices are finally being heard — not because no one was listening, but because everyone started speaking out together. Citizens of this country need to start utilizing our first amendment rights more often, not less, despite the White House brutality against protesters from Lafayette Park to the streets of Portland, Oregon – and from Black Lives Matter to March for our Lives against mass murders in schools.”

They continue, “We are the ones that have to live and work in this country. Why not fight for what we want with the tools that we have? We have our voices and the right to vote. Those two shouldn't be taken lightly, because together they can both help evoke change throughout this country. But we can't put all of the responsibility on the people. Our government needs to continue to listen and make changes for the betterment of our nation for all of our citizens.”

They contend, “Protestors are calling for social reform. Since the Black Lives Matter protests that began earlier this year, confederate monuments are being taken down all over the country, companies are taking a stance and speaking out in support, police reform has taken some baby steps and officers have been arrested for the murder of George Floyd. This is only the beginning.”

Weiner and Watts conclude, “The message of the great, just departed John Lewis, who strongly supported the Constitutional amendment giving youth the vote as well as full voting rights for all minorities, was persistence. We can continue to make this country a better place for ourselves and generations to come, but we have to be willing to put in the work if we the people want to continue to see results.”

Link to article: https://www.opednews.com/articles/Will-Generation-Z-Vote-or-by-Robert-Weiner-Climate_Climate-Change_Climate-Change_Climate-Crisis-200729-430.html

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Florida State House Candidate Michael Weinstein Outlines Plan To Ensure Women, Children and Seniors Are Safe

Michael Weinstein, Democrat, for State House

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As a former prosecutor and current board-certified criminal trial lawyer, Michael Weinstein has the experience and credentials to ensure safe communities

I’ll use this experience to ensure we are holding those who commit crimes against women, children and families accountable for their actions. ”

— Democrat Michael Weinstein for Statehouse

PALM BEACH COUNTY, FLORIDA, UNITED STATES, July 30, 2020 /EINPresswire.com/ — Candidate Michael Weinstein for Florida State House has a proven track record of supporting and protecting women, children and seniors. He is a life-long Democrat who has spent his entire career as an advocate for fairness, justice and equality.

“As a former Prosecutor, I know what it takes to keep people safe. I spent years in our courtroom holding criminals accountable, standing up for women’s rights and protecting our seniors, children and families from violence,” states Weinstein. “In 2001, I was considered one of the top prosecutors in my office because of the work I did to uphold the law, protect families and ensure justice was served.”

Additionally, Weinstein drafted court rules and procedures to be used across the state and was appointed to the United States Military Academy Board Nominating Committee by U.S. Senator Bill Nelson.

“I’m a Board Certified Criminal Trial lawyer and served three terms on the Florida Criminal Procedure Rules Committee. I’ll use this experience to ensure we are holding those who commit crimes against women, children and families accountable for their actions. That’s why I have been endorsed by hundreds of local residents in District 81.”

As State Representative, Weinstein will ensure Florida has laws in place to protect the communities. His plan to keep women, children and seniors safe are outlined below:

* Supporting gun safety laws including banning assault weapons and expanded background checks
* Ensuring our police and firefighters have the resources they need to protect the community
* Backing programs that protect children and women from domestic violence
* Support legislation that protects seniors from fraud and abuse
* Investing in programs to keep our youth out of trouble

Raised by generations of Democratic leaders, Weinstein learned at an early age the importance of public service and having the courage to stand up for what you believe in. His grandfather Moses Weinstein was an advocate for justice and served as Speaker of the New York State Assembly. His father Peter Weinstein was the Florida Democratic Senate Majority Leader and a former Chief Judge who fought for first responders and seniors. His mother Dr. Barbara Weinstein served as CEO of Family Central, a non-profit that works to support families and children across South Florida. Michael’s brother is a President Barack Obama appointee to the Holocaust Museum.

Florida deserves an honest candidate that fights for injustices for all, listens to and supports its community, and creates change through efficient prioritization. Weinstein not only has the professional expertise but also the know-how to lead Florida into a new era of transformation for today and tomorrow’s generations.

House District 81 is an open seat. Weinstein and his wife are raising their nine-year-old daughter in the district. He is the only candidate in the Democratic Primary who lives in the District. The election is on Tuesday, August 18th.

To learn more about Michael Weinstein, please visit Weinstein for State House and connect with him on Facebook.

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“Vote HERE: A film for the people by the people” Now on Vimeo

ShadowWave Media, Inc.

In a tribute to Democracy – ShadowWave Media announces the release of “Vote HERE” on Vimeo.

TUCSON, AZ, US, July 30, 2020 /EINPresswire.com/ — “Vote HERE” is now available on Vimeo. The feature length documentary follows the turbulent ways voting rights have wavered from the inception of the U.S. all the way to present day – including the current youth movement.

The film is available to everyone for their viewing pleasure on Vimeo:

https://vimeo.com/voteherefilm

Highlights of the “Vote HERE” feature documentary include:
• The stories behind why states control the voting process
• The founding of the notorious Electoral College
• African American & Women’s Suffrage
• How the demeaning and volatile legacy of disenfranchisement also led to felons losing their right to vote
• The controversial role the courts have played in shaping modern day voting rights
• The heartfelt and explosive story about the inception of the Voting Rights Act featuring U.S. Rep. John Lewis, who shares his own personal journey that led him across the Edmund Pettus Bridge in Selma that fateful ‘Bloody Sunday’ in 1965.

Renowned historians, journalists, scholars & legal experts bring our history to life with intimate details and little known stories that are pivotal regarding present day voting rights and about those disenfranchised along the way. “Vote HERE” showcases how countless patriots have fought and even died for our right to vote.

Complementing the film’s historical revelations are the profiles of current day hard-working activists, nonpartisan & non-profit organizations, and spontaneous interviews with the voters themselves. They all play an important role sharing their insight, inspiration and hope!

“Vote HERE” pays tribute to those who have and are forging the way for what lays at the heart of our democracy: Easy and Equal Access to one of our most cherished and hard fought for rights – the right to Vote.

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Attorney Aaron Schlossberg Further Discusses the New York City Moratorium on Eviction Proceedings

Aaron Schlossberg Attorney

Attorney Aaron Schlossberg Further Discusses the New York City Moratorium on Eviction Proceedings Due to the Coronavirus Pandemic

NEW YORK, NY, USA, July 30, 2020 /EINPresswire.com/ — Attorney Aaron Schlossberg further discusses the New York City moratorium on eviction proceedings due to the coronavirus pandemic.

The lives of New Yorkers have been drastically altered by the Covid-19 pandemic. The city was the heart of the pandemic in the United States for weeks, experiencing more than 30,000 deaths and almost 400,000 cases of the virus. Attorney Aaron Schlossberg recently explained that a number of changes were made to landlord and tenant negotiations as well. Attorney Aaron Schlossberg explained that the city put into place a moratorium on evictions, so landlords can't remove tenants for failing to pay rent due to this pandemic.

The city has practically been put on-hold for months now, and some who are out of work and facing characteristically high New York City rent prices, are finding it impossible to pay. Attorney Aaron Schlossberg explained that this moratorium on eviction proceedings has now been extended far through the month of August. Attorney Aaron Schlossberg added that this moratorium has also encouraged some landlords to use the security deposits they are holding in lieu of a traditional rental payment if needed.

However, Attorney Aaron Schlossberg explained that this is clearly not a long-term solution that is ideal for landlords or tenants. Landlords can go without pay for their properties, many of which still need to pay mortgages, and tenants can fall into holes of debt, making it even more difficult to recover.
"We fear that this could put tenants in some extremely difficult situations," Attorney Aaron Schlossberg said. "Skipping several months of paying rent could put them in thousands of dollars of debt when the moratorium is lifted in August."

Attorney Aaron Schlossberg explained that this coronavirus pandemic is unprecedented, and New Yorkers are doing everything possible to maintain some kind of normalcy. He noted that the situation is difficult for landlords and tenants alike, and finding a solution that works for everyone would be nearly impossible. Attorney Aaron Schlossberg added that if landlords are unable to pay their mortgages, they could face foreclosures, and we could see a major downfall in the real estate market. Attorney Aaron Schlossberg explained that the coronavirus pandemic has caused a financial disaster regarding rent and mortgages across the city.

Attorney Aaron Schlossberg is an expert on landlord-tenant conflicts, and he foresees a number of new landlord-tenant issues arising due to this pandemic. He hopes and foresees that both parties can find some sort of financial relief, so tenants can continue paying rent, landlords can continue paying mortgages, and the economy of the City of New York can stay afloat.

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"Tiger King" Joe Exotic Finds God in Prison, Requests Presidential Pardon in Letter to Josh Belcher Uncharted Podcast

The Josh Belcher Uncharted Podcast

Exotic says he has become a minister in prison, shares his thoughts on the death of George Floyd, blames politicians and Hollywood for America's race issues.

I have the platform. I have the mouth. And I truely [sic] believe I can unite THIS nation without politics.”

— Joe Exotic

NASHVILLE, TN, USA, July 30, 2020 /EINPresswire.com/ — On today’s episode of the Josh Belcher Uncharted Podcast, Belcher reads another exclusive letter from "Tiger King” Joe Exotic. This is the 2nd letter received from Exotic in prison, following the 3-page, single-spaced, handwritten letter received in early June and read at Exotic’s request on Episode 51.5 (June 3).

In his new 3-page handwritten letter, dated July 15, Exotic says he has been baptized in prison and has become a minister. He shares his thoughts on the death of George Floyd and declares that “this is not a race problem.” He goes on to blame politicians, Hollywood, canceled TV series Live P.D., and “a bad police system" for the race issues and accusations of police brutality dominating today’s news cycle. According to Exotic, the only solution is to overhaul the system and “change laws and give this country back to the people,” and he believes he can lead such a movement.

“I have the platform,” writes Exotic. “I have the mouth. And I truely [sic] believe I can unite THIS nation without politics. But I need our President to stand against corruption and make this right and pardon me sooner than later, so I can be a live face of change.”

He then gives a directive to fans… “Start a movement on Trump’s Twitter to pardon me and give me a chance to help save America. Be my voice."

Joe Exotic (aka Joseph Allen Maldonado-Passage) became a household name earlier this year when Netflix released an eight-part documentary, Tiger King: Murder, Mayhem and Madness. In 2019, Joe was convicted on 17 federal charges of animal abuse and 2 counts of murder for hire, for a plot to kill Big Cat Rescue CEO Carole Baskin. He is currently serving a 22-year sentence in federal prison.

In his original letter, Exotic detailed new evidence that “2 Assistant U.S. Attorneys, 2 FBI agents and a federal wildlife agent all conspired to commit perjury.” He also claimed he was being abused in prison, saying “I have scars from the skin coming off of my arms from being strapped in a chair so tight and so long just for demanding answers."

The new episode of the Josh Belcher Uncharted Podcast is available now at https://anchor.fm/joshbelcheruncharted.

The Josh Belcher Uncharted Podcast covers entertainment, music and comedy. Previous guests include Charlie Daniels, John Schneider, Mickey Dolenz, Caroline Jones, Uncle Si Robertson, Victoria Jackson, James Burton, Henry Cho, Matisyahu, Steve Wariner, Dusty Slay, Heather McDonald, Alice in Chains’ William Duvall, Jeff Allen and many more.

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