"God is in control, and he showed up tonight."
Jan Auld, vice president of the Right to Life group of Lea County, N.M., regarding the city of Hobbs’ decision to ban abortions, despite the procedure being legal in the state. The town is advertising itself as a “sanctuary city for the unborn.” The all-male Hobbs City Commission voted on the issue unanimously. (Reuters — Nov. 8, 2022)
Brenda Lawrence, Michigan’s only Black member of Congress, who is retiring, regarding the importance of having Black representation on Capitol Hill. For the first time in almost 70 years, Detroit will not have a Black Democrat in Congress. Residents could elect a Black Republican to the U.S. House, but GOP candidates face a voting block from the predominantly Democratic city. (NPR — Nov. 7, 2022)
Ellen Gustafson, co-founder of the Vet the Vote campaign, which recruits veterans and military families to serve as poll workers. So far, the group has enlisted more than 63,000 people to volunteer as poll workers nationwide. (NPR — Nov. 4, 2022)
Mital Ghandi, a parent from northern Virginia, regarding the tip line that Gov. Youngkin set up for people to submit complaints about the education system. While there was some positive feedback, the majority of the emails sent to the tip line were expressing anger or frustration with teachers, administrators and school policies. (Associated Press — Nov. 3, 2022)
“While this case certainly presents serious questions, the court cannot craft an injunction without violating the First Amendment.”U.S. District Court Judge Michael Liburdi, regarding his order that members of Clean Elections USA could not monitor ballot drop boxes in Arizona and must stay at least 250 feet away from the locations. The ruling came following complaints that people wearing masks and carrying guns were intimidating voters. (Associated Press — Nov. 2, 2022)