Today is election day and in the pre-dawn hours, I’ll be at the polls supporting local politicians. As this blog has attempted to remain apolitical, I’ll follow the New York Times columnist tradition and not endorse any politicians here. I’ve run a series of posts about election day and you can find them all here.
But if you are still trying to educate yourself on some employment law issues, Michael Fox has a terrific post up with his predictions about what will happen with various legislative proposals. (It was building off an original post by John Phillips here.)
Notably, both seem to believe that the Employment Non-Discrimination Act may be among the most likely of employment-law bills to pass first. It won’t have that much of an impact on a state like Connecticut that already covers sexual orientation as a protected category for employment law claims. It seems a likely scenario if the Democrats do not get a filibuster proof majority in the Senate.
Regardless of your politics, I want to close with a personal note about a conversation I had last night with some bright elementary school kids which perhaps can bring some perspective.
They asked me, "Why do you like [Candidate A]?" After thinking about it for a minute, I responded, "Because I think he has good ideas to help lots of people."
They then asked, "Does [Candidate B] have bad ideas?" I replied, "No, he wants to help people too. I just think that [Candidate A’s] ideas are better. Anything else you want to know?"
Without much pause, they said, "Not really. Can we just read "Duck for President" tonight and go with you tomorrow to vote?"
Easiest question to answer all night (and for those who are curious, the book is below — from the same authors of Click, Clack, Moo which I posted about early this year.)
It also seems appropriate to close out the very long political season with that note.
Regardless of your political affiliations, get out and vote today.