Thank You Thursday #11… a little bit late

Thank tireless lawyers!

This week, a federal judge ruled that Texas’s Voter ID law was intended to discriminate against minorities.  This particular Voter ID law is recognized as one of the most anti-democratic voter suppression efforts in the country. The lead attorney on the case, Myrna Pérez, deputy director of the Democracy Program at the Brennan Center, has dedicated her professional life to fighting for all of our rights! Myrna gets a thank you postcard.

What to say:  “Congratulations on your recent victory in Texas NAACP vs. Steen!  Your efforts to fight against discriminatory voter i.d. laws are critical to our nation.  Thank you for fighting for the American ideals of democracy and the right to vote!”

(And yes, I noticed and corrected my grammar mistake before I mailed my card… “are” instead of “is”… fixed it…)

Myrna Pérez
Deputy Director, Democracy Program
Brennan Center for Justice
120 Broadway, Suite 1750
New York, NY 10271

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Thank intrepid reporters!

Emily Steel and Michael S. Schmidt at the The New York Times dug up the details on sexual harassment allegations against one of the media’s most powerful and destructive voices.  Their reporting was directly responsible for the advertising boycott followed by the abrupt departure of Bill O’Reilly from Fox News.  These brave and dogged journalists deserve our gratitude.

What to say:  “Thank you for your intrepid investigative reporting that has revealed the extent of the sexual harassment claims against Mr. O’Reilly.  Fearless, dogged reporters such as you are essential to American democracy!”

(And yes… I noticed the harassment misspelling before I mailed my card… just one “r” … fixed it…)

Emily Steel and Michael S. Schmidt
The New York Times
620 Eighth Avenue
New York, NY, 10018

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