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
secure.actblue.com/donate/geor
* ACLU of Georgia
acluga.org
* Albany Voter's Coalition
albanyvoterscoalition.com
* America Votes Georgia Runoff Fund secure.actblue.com/donate/forc
* Asian American Advocacy Fund
asianamericanadvocacyfund.org
* Asian Americans Advancing Justice-Atlanta
advancingjustice-atlanta.org
* Black Voters Matter Fund
blackvotersmatterfund.org 1/3

* Common Cause Georgia
commoncause.org/georgia/
* Democratic Party of Georgia
georgiademocrat.org
* Democratic Party County Committees georgiademocrat.org/county-com
* Environmental Voter Project
environmentalvoter.org/donate/
* Fair Fight Action
fairfight.com
* GALEO
galeo.org
* Georgia Alliance for Progress
gapartnersfund.org
* Georgia Coalition for the People's Agenda
thepeoplesagenda.org
* Georgia Conservation Voters Action Fund
gcvoters.org/pac/
* Georgia Equality
georgiaequality.org
* Georgia Muslim Voter Project
gamvp.org

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* Georgia WIN List
gawinlist.com
* Georgia Working Families Party
workingfamilies.org/state/geor
* Georgia Youth Justice Coalition
secure.actblue.com/donate/geor
* Indivisible Georgia Coalition
indivisiblegeorgiacoalition.or
* Migrant Equity Southeast
migrantequity.org
* New Georgia Project
newgeorgiaproject.org
* Power the Vote
powerthevote.org
* Rep GA
repga.org
* SONG Power
unleashpower.org
* We Vote. We Win.
secure.actblue.com/donate/wevo
* Women Engaged
womenengaged.org
* Young Democrats of Georgia
georgiayds.org

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

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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:
azcentral.com/story/opinion/op

@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-
nbcnews.com/politics/donald-tr

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.

vox.com/policy-and-politics/20

@Sunspot

To be sure, there is a connection between Republican politicians and political violence. And it didn’t just start with Trump, and it isn’t just a production of the past decade or two. Two big problems are when Ronald Reagan initiated his administration with "Government is not the solution to our problem, government is the problem" and second as the Republican Party embraced the most extreme voices in the 2nd Amendment movement. Now, they can no longer reign in the most extreme voices without endangering their own political careers, something they will not do.

@TonyStark

19thnews.org/2022/11/bonsitu-k

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.

nbcnews.com/news/latino/young-

Yep! It's the Black Friday sale that's on for ONE MORE DAY! If you're a registered Georgia voter living overseas, ACT NOW to make your voice heard. Today is the last day to request your ballot as an overseas voter. Request your ballot here: bit.ly/3TVZPVq

Our friend Jill has a message for you: If you live abroad, there is still time to request your ballot for the Georgia Senate race. But you must do it TODAY. Go here now: bit.ly/3TVZPVq

@TonyStark I'm in Florida and the repugs in power here have systematically and, sadly, successfully gerrymandered districts, including my own, and it's bad. They don't play fair.

@TonyStark Voting is our power. The 2022 election in MI was the result of a well executed long term plan. A successful gathering of petition signatures in 2017 led to Fair Maps proposal on ballot in 2018. We VOTED for it. Independent Fair Maps commission was formed. In 2022, we VOTED using fair maps, and finally have state legislatures that represent the people. We must (will) elect Dems nationally to get the control we need in House and Senate, to get fair maps in other states.

Depressing political rant 

@DidiQ @TonyStark

This is at least part of why I was depressed we didn’t take the House; too many Black, Brown, young and elderly voters intentionally disenfranchised by the gop.
Don’t get me started about all the women who will suffer (and could die) for lack of access to reproductive health care, and/or all the children that will be born unloved and unwanted.

If you're a Georgia voter living overseas, please consider couriering your ballot back if you can afford it. The deadlines are incredibly tight, and this is a postal state: bit.ly/3TVZPVq

@TonyStark thanks for sharing the info Tony.
‘Georgia on my mind’!
#VoteWarnock

@TonyStark This just erases representation and it’s not the only place it happened.

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