Pinned post

Ever try to call your state, local or federal officials and get that dreaded busy signal? Are you a night owl who isn't awake and coherent during daytime business hours? Have social anxiety that makes phone calls difficult? Hard of hearing but still want to make your voice heard?

Try ResistBot! Just text RESIST to 50409, answer a few questions and the bot will pinpoint the official(s) you're trying to contact. Text as much or as little as you like to convey your message and ResistBot will send it as a fax that pops up right in your official's office!

You can send messages with ResistBot anytime, any place. On a noisy bus or train? In line at the store? Waiting in a doctor's office? You can still voice your opinions to your state, local and federal officials!

It's been a favourite tool of mine for many years!

Pinned post

When things aren't crazy around here at DTown, we do occasionally like to talk Marvel& other fandoms. We do have a rule though for new movie/tv episode releases. Not everyone can watch a show/movie right off the bat when it releases. We ask that any posts on new fandom content be done with a CW(content warning) so those that want to enjoy spoiler free viewing can do so.
The general rule for CW posts is:

One week from release for new show episodes.
One month from release for new movies.

With all the new residents moving into DTown, and a Marvelous summer ahead, I thought it best to put out a reminder. Thank you in advance!

Pinned post

Welcome to all the new faces in the neighbourhood here at Democracy Town!
I'm Peggy. I missed the initial influx of new accounts, but if I can help anyone get settled in, feel free to ask questions.

It's been mentioned a few times I think but two things I highly recommend:

  1. Follow our excellent Admin& Mod staff: Tony, Maria, Steve, Peter& MJ work hard to keep us all in the know, both about site news and activism.

  2. Take a few minutes to read
    democracy.town/about/more
    It should give you an idea of who we are, what the instance is about, and our Code of Conduct

Pinned post

Does your state offer ?

As of April 2021, 39 states and the District of Columbia permitted no excuse early voting. Another five states utilized all-mail voting systems, eliminating the need for early voting.

In-Person Early Voting has already started in many states! Avoid the crowds and find a time convenient for you!

ballotpedia.org/Early_voting#E

They pushed and pushed for the special master. Even got the guy they picked. And when he didn't fall in line, but acted like he was supposed to, they want to kick him to the curb. Wow.

Judge spares Trump from having to back up claims of planted evidence at Mar-a-Lago-
Aileen Cannon, who was appointed by the former president, overruled the special master's directive to soon identify any documents allegedly planted by the FBI at Mar-a-Lago.
nbcnews.com/politics/donald-tr

@MariaHill Yet another person with no relevant experience trying to go straight to an office she’s not qualified for.

By the way, what the fuck is “triple confirming?” If you actually confirm something, which she didn’t, once is good.

@MariaHill @Pepper Republicans don’t have anything except being upset about a person who dresses like a normal human.

@YinzPittsburghers

The state that tipped the country over the top and gave us a Democratic president deserves to be represented by two good Democratic senators.

Good job, Republicans. You managed to pick yourselves a candidate who's a downgrade from Pat Toomey. No one should vote for him in November.

@phillyaccent @TonyStark

@Pepper

How many people, like me, wear business casual (either top only or whole outfit, depending) for a Zoom or in-person meeting and change back into a hoodie and leggings as soon as your meeting is over/you get home? Does Dr. Oz sleep in a suit?

@TonyStark

Arizona Republican gubernatorial candidate, Kari Lake, is an election denier, which is reason enough not to elect her. She also can't read a bill, the most basic requirement for a governor, since she should presumably understand what she is signing into law or vetoing.

msnbc.com/rachel-maddow-show/m

@phillyaccent @TonyStark
Fellow Pennsylvanian here.

Crudité and 10 bazillion houses aside, voters here are angry that Oz has no policies/solutions to any problems.

Fetterman will be our Senator.

Here’s a take on the dumb health complaints.

John Fetterman Offers Voters Medical Transparency By Ripping Heart Out Of Chest-
theonion.com/john-fetterman-of

@TonyStark Oz at his Bethlehem rally: I live closer to here than Fetterman.

Fetterman at his Bethlehem rally: Because Dr. Oz lives in Jersey!

He thinks Pennsylvanians are dumb. Yeah people usually vote for people from their own part of the state in primaries and if you're running for governor it's smart to have a lieutenant governor from the other side of the state like Shapiro and Davis, but no one from either the Lehigh Valley or Philly is going to be fooled into voting for Oz because he bought a house in a rich Philly suburb. He's a creep who lives in Jersey. No offense to cool people from Jersey.

@TonyStark I have to say I really don’t understand all the fuss about his clothes. It’s not like a person can’t wear a hoodie and then wear a suit when it’s appropriate and not get things done. Just saying. 😅

@TonyStark The EXACT Same on this side of the pond, where they're making cuts For the Rich...

And fuck all for poor people. And calling it a win, why the pound drops to it's all time low. It's disgusting.

Brother

@brothersoul Sorry to hear it.

The last administration over here was known for that. And a few more.

A small percentage of people hold almost everything. It’s unsustainable on every level.

Oz does not want to talk policy, because he would lose.

Oz also doesn't know the people of Pennsylvania and it really shows.

Dr. Oz peddled green coffee extract on TV as a “magic weight loss cure” and raspberry ketone as “the number one miracle in a bottle to burn your fat.”

The hallmark feature of both supplements was to enlarge Dr. Oz's bank account while shrinking the bank accounts of people he took advantage of.

Dr. Oz is also a fake resident of Pennsylvania as most Pennsylvanians know.

John Fetterman is an AmeriCorps volunteer, has a Master's Degree in Public Policy, was a long-time mayor of Braddock, PA, and is the current lieutenant governor of Pennsylvania.

Fetterman is a well qualified public servant. Dr. Oz is a fraud.

The Fetterman campaign probably should just hire Dr. Oz. His comments sure make him sound like he really wants to vote for the guy. :fetterman2:

The Fetterman Campaign Should Just Hire Dr. Oz-
nymag.com/intelligencer/2022/0

@TonyStark

Fetterman is one hundred percent focused on every Pennsylvanian and their wellbeing from education to healthcare to infrastructure to wages to public safety. There is no daylight between how he will vote and if those votes will benefit the majority of Pennsylvanians.
Since Oz isn’t a Pennsylvanian, maybe he doesn’t know that but he sure does seem like a 😂:fetterman: :fetterman2: :fetterman: :fetterman2: :fetterman: :fetterman2:

@TonyStark
Same tactics as Conservatives in the UK. It's like they are singing from the same hymn sheet.

@Melinda I’ve heard that. It sure seems that way. You wonder who influences who and where it comes from.

Show older
Democracy Town

Welcome to democracy.town, a Mastodon instance focused on United States politics, run by and for progressives.

All are welcome who follow our guidelines.