A good read about one of the authors of Michigan's Prop 3 (putting abortion and related heath care in the state constitution) and the citizen led steps going back several years, including the 2018 Proposals, that paved the way for the blue wave success Michigan had this year. We couldn't count on the gerrymandered legislature to get things done, so we the people took things into our own hands via petition drives. It's important to use the guardrails of democracy to fight against the authoritarian trends from the right.
Here’s another in my ongoing series on the fact that Latino voters are not leaving the Democrats in droves despite what lots of frantic reporters tried to claim going into the midterms.
Raphael Warnock’s Senate runoff race (Dec 6) is once again a critical one for the entire country and Georgians. Help him and them win again by supporting these Georgia-based organizations.
These are organizations doing critical election work right now across the state specifically to get out the vote for the runoff with a special emphasis on organizations that focus on and are led by women and people of color. Even a small donation will make a difference. These are the people on the ground who know how to get out the vote.
* 1000 Women Strong
* ACLU of Georgia
* Albany Voter's Coalition
* America Votes Georgia Runoff Fund https://secure.actblue.com/donate/forcemultiplier2022avgeorgiarunoff
* Asian American Advocacy Fund
* Asian Americans Advancing Justice-Atlanta
* Black Voters Matter Fund
https://blackvotersmatterfund.org 1/3 #WarnockForGA
* Common Cause Georgia
* Democratic Party of Georgia
* Democratic Party County Committees https://www.georgiademocrat.org/county-committees/
* Environmental Voter Project
* Fair Fight Action
* Georgia Alliance for Progress
* Georgia Coalition for the People's Agenda
* Georgia Conservation Voters Action Fund
* Georgia Equality
* Georgia Muslim Voter Project
* Georgia WIN List
* Georgia Working Families Party
* Georgia Youth Justice Coalition
* Indivisible Georgia Coalition
* Migrant Equity Southeast
* New Georgia Project
* Power the Vote
* Rep GA
* SONG Power
* We Vote. We Win.
* Women Engaged
* Young Democrats of Georgia
Many of these organizations also have volunteer opportunities available especially on the ground if that’s possible. Help and donate if you can or help spread the word about how to volunteer or vote on December 6th for Warnock. 3/3
It really goes to show you who Republicans are that almost all Congressional Republicans (once again) do not denounce white supremacist extremism in society as a whole let alone denounce the depraved extremism of their party’s own members. Omission is complicity in the violence and especially in the rhetoric that leads to it.
Congressional Republicans were largely silent after POLITICO revealed Donald Trump dined with white supremacist Nicholas Fuentes:
ACLU GEORGIA offers voter info and early voting dates at their website for the runoff election for US Senator. Check it out.
There’s early voting going on now and the link has the information for every county in Georgia.
Please try to vote early for the December 6 election if you can.
And while we’re on that, please vote for Raphael Warnock.
Herschel Walker is unfit to lead. His party no longer supports democracy or women’s rights and well, we just don’t support that around democracy.town.
Raphael Warnock has proven he’s there to work for the people of Georgia.
Voter Resource Center 2022 - ACLU of Georgia:
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There were two other Arizona propositions that are worth mentioning in the context of this piece. Arizona voters rejected a move to make voter identification much more onerous and they approved a campaign finance reform initiative.
The people who worked hard and followed through on this initiative skillfully threaded the needle for a common sense measure on a polarized battlefield. Kudos to that strategy and cheers to the Dreamers.
Educating the members of one’s community is a core part of a successful, healthy society. If one wants to value the lives of the young in particular, education must be part of it.
It’s good to see that most Arizona voters value common sense. Voting matters. It always does.
We lost in-state tuition. Here's how we won it back for all:
@TonyStark This is a great story to start the day with. Organizing and working for common sense goals is a winning strategy. And it takes time. But that time is worth it. Would it be better if those in power weren’t constantly vilifying immigrants and Black and Brown people? Obviously. But this is a good story of baby steps winning the day for something that benefits everyone. Great job, Arizona.
Kyle Rittenhosue has been a guest of honor at quite a few GOP campaign events leading up to the midterm elections. A significant number of GOP elected officials have already proven that this is the norm for them, not just Trump.
Trump knows exactly who these people are. There are many members of the Republican Party that have enabled Trump and continue to do so. They’ve had numerous opportunities to stand up to him and stop him but have refused to do so. And the white supremacist
elements of the Republican Party and their supporters see this and have become greatly energized by it, so much so that the threats of political violence are now everyday worries for our country. That’s a threat to the survival of the country.
They’re not better than this.
‘F---ing nightmare’: Trump team does damage control after he dines with Ye and white supremacist Nick Fuentes-
Vox is hailing Democratic strategist Simon Rosenberg as "one of a few voices in Washington who, despite President Joe Biden’s sagging approval ratings and polls that showed Democrats playing defense on inflation, remained optimistic about the party’s prospects and who was ultimately vindicated by a strong performance."
I recall the users of democracy.town, who live all over the USA, in blue, purple, and a few red places, saying the same. And Democratic volunteers everywhere. I had a few nights when I was concerned that my perspective was skewed because I live in a highly Democratic neighborhood where there weren't even any signs for Republican candidates, but I believed that if Kansas voted strongly pro-choice in August, so would the rest of the country three months later.
Rosenberg calls this a "media failure" and says the media relying on Republican narratives and polling could have cost Democrats the House. That's not a liberal nor an impartial media.
@TonyStark The only difference I see between the GOP of old (post Reagan) and now? They’re saying the quiet part out loud. They’re now dealing in the politics of every single “ism” out there. They’re desperately trying to create the “other” for vilification. They no longer govern, they only incite violence & pump up the rhetoric to whip their “base” into a frothing frenzy. So many don’t see it this way and that’s a real danger.
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