1973 – Two young black girls, Minnie (14) and Mary Alice Reif (12), sue health clinic in Montgomery, Alabama, for sterilizing them without their consent or knowledge.June 27th
My nudge was the lead story on Friday’s Good News Ride Home Podcast.
Their always excellent “show notes” linked to this Patheos article- “A New Church in TN Exists Purely to Help Residents Vote Early”
To summarize: There’s huge debate now nationally about whether voters in the various 50 states will automatically receive a “mail-in ballot,” or just an application for a “mail-in ballot. In the states which opt for the later, sometimes there’s “no excuse” needed to vote “absentee” via mail.
But some states, like Tennessee require a reason. One reason TN officially permits is inability to vote due to a “religious holiday” coinciding with the day(s) for in-person voting.
So, the CUS just happens to have many days on their sacred calendar which are “religious holidays”:
Logically and legally, if you’re a “member” of CUS then you have a solid, incontestable reason to receive a “mail-in” ballot in TN and likely other states who have a similar hurdle (roadblock?) to voting by mail.
What do you have to believe to be a “member” of CUS? Do you need to donate to the church to join it?