Since 2010, voter suppression tactics such as requiring proof of citizenship, stringent photo identification laws, restrictions on community-based registration drives, and reducing early voting, have been on the rise in states all around the country. These changes confuse both poll workers and voters in terms of what the election rules and regulations are. Their only purpose is to prevent certain citizens from voting. It is important now, more than ever, to protect our right, as citizens of the United States, to vote. Election Protection and its affiliates are dedicated to educating voters about new laws and empowering them to take steps to ensure they are prepared to vote in elections. Koskoff, Koskoff, & Bieder supports this nonpartisan voter assistance coalition. For more information please visit www.866ourvote.org or call their hotlines at 1-866-OUR-VOTE or 1-888-VE-Y-VOTA. You can also contact us at (877) 645-2313.
On Memorial Day, tragedy struck as a 23 year old man drowned in Bigelow Hollow State Park in Union, CT, which borders Mashapaug Lake. The man was swimming with friends and family, and several people saw him go under water, but could not locate him. Divers were able to find him, but he was pronounced dead later that day.