What Got Me Through 2020
When people ask me how my work on over 150 voting rights cases this cycle went, I say we won more than we lost and more than I thought we would. So much so that it became a running joke on Twitter. Anytime I posted about our latest court victory, hundreds of people would ask, “Are you tired of winning?”
I started replying, “Never!” But as the election dragged into late December, I had to be honest. I was getting tired. Not of winning, but of fighting.
So, on the last day of 2020, I wanted to share with you what kept me going this extra-long election cycle — the light-hearted motivators and the inspiring activists. And of course, Bode and my amazing family. Because the fight for voting rights will continue in 2021, and I am ready to win again.
Best Song: Midnight Sky
Miley may have been Disney, but she is now Joan Jett meets Stevie Nicks.
Best Album: Alicia
Because she is Alicia and she sparks JOY!
Best Cover: Cruel Summer by Evanescence
A haunting version of the Bananarama 1984 pop hit that fit the summer of 2020.
Best Book: No Rules Rules: Netflix And The Culture Of Reinvention
We can all learn from Netflix.
Bode’s Favorite: BarkBox
Nothing else will do.
Best Peloton Instructor: Jenn Sherman
You can say Cody, Robin or Emma, but you are wrong!
Best Streaming Show: Meerkat Manor
Forget Tigers, the world of streaming belongs to Meerkats.
Best Movie: None
Who had time for movies?
Best Snack: Quest Cookies and Cream Protein Bar or banana blueberry smoothie
Game day fuel.
Best Coffee: Starbucks
You say you prefer some small craft coffee shop, but you don’t really.
Best Bubbly: LaCroix Hi-Biscus
The champagne of sparkling water.
Best Attire for Work From Home: Pullover
It is also the best attire for work from work.
Best Emoji: 🥳
Best Twitter Accounts:
Funniest person on Twitter.
Follow for the politics, stay for the Jason Miller updates.
Best of the best in legal twitter.
When I needed a president, he was there.
Most thoughtful voice on a mostly thoughtless platform.
Good opinion, strong retweeter.
A personal hero and inspiration.
She is THE Alyssa Milano!
Everyone needs at least one law prof.
#magicdog!!! See for yourself…
OMG, treat yourself!!!
I know the secret to a 10/10…
Still the best of the best.
Best cadence and best COVID coverage.
Eclectic and really interesting.
A different way of seeing history.
The Al Franken Podcast
Hilarious and very informative.
Best Trump Lawyer in the Post-Election: None
They lost 59 of 60 cases.
Worst Courtroom Lawyer in the Post-Election: Rudy Giuliani
Um, did you happen to see him?
Best Voting Rights Organization: Fair Fight
Stacey Abrams has built the premier voting rights powerhouse.
Best Campaign: Mark Kelly for Senate
Won by 2+% in Arizona.
Best Website: Democracy Docket
Because Democracy is literally on the Docket.
Biggest Voting Rights Success: Increased vote by mail participation with fewer rejections
The central objective of most of my voting litigation in 2020.
Biggest Voting Rights Challenge: Virtually everything in Texas
Even the obstacles to voting are bigger in Texas.
Biggest Disappointment: The cowardice of the Republican Party
Even the cowardly lion in Oz is ashamed of them. Which reminds me…let’s make sure they don’t control the Senate next year. Support the Democrats running in the Georgia runoffs now!
Best Places to Give:
The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights
Protecting voting, civil and human rights.
World Central Kitchen
Feeding everyone who needs to eat.
Making sure America remains a land of immigrants.