Big Day in Voting
Yesterday was an “off year” election, so there was not much going on of interest. However, thanks to my friend and colleague Kevin James, from the Southern Union Conference, for gathering the articles below, highlighting the most significant developments.
- In Ohio, a ballot initiative passed to overturn a state law restricting the collective bargaining rights of public employees. Ohio Anti-Union Law Repealed
- In Mississippi, a ballot initiative to define the unborn fetus as a person, the so called “Personhood Amendment” was defeated. This law would have resulted in extensive litigation over abortion rights, and the possible reversal of Roe v. Wade.
- In Arizona, the author of the restrictive immigration law was recalled and voted out of office.
- And last but by no means least, even in the Bible belt state of Georgia, Sunday blue laws are in decline as Georgia voters went to the polls to turn back Sunday bans on selling alcohol.