This is from a Wonkette blog from today and it is well worth a read!
Ancient North Carolina Lady Resigns Senate To Personally Register Every Voter Herself
by Doktor Zoom
If you can't stop a dumb law, you can help people overcome it. Progressive state Sen. Ellie Kinnaird resigned her seat in the North Carolina Senate Monday so that she can work on a project to register voters and help ensure that people get proper ID so they can vote despite the state’s idiotic new voter suppression laws. Can we nominate someone for Legislative Badass of the Year even though she came to our attention for leaving the state legislature? When it’s a body as thoroughly awful as this year’s North Carolina General Assembly — our first whole-legislature nominee for Legislative Shitmuffin of the Year — then leaving is probably the smartest move.
In an email, Kinnaird, 81, cited the “immoral agenda” of the Republican majority, which included rejecting expansion of Medicare under the ACA and passing a huge tax package that lowered taxes on the very rich and raised them on the poor. She also explained that since next year’s session will be shortened, she believes she can accomplish more out of office than in the state Senate.
So what is Kinnaird going to do now, after 17 years in the legislature? She’s going to be organizing and agitating.