VOTE! AND REGISTER OTHERS TO VOTE!
If you're in the USA even for a short while,
contact a local chapter of
Rock the Vote,
the League of Women Voters,
or others organizing voting drives.
They'll show you what to do and put you to work
in places where your efforts
are most needed to boost turnout in November.
STOP, LOOK, LISTEN! by Kathy Sherretts
Call Me Maybe…
Rather than following President Trump’s ally-badgering, golf-course-promoting, Russian-upsucking road show, let’s focus on Congress… and on the November elections that will change its makeup and mission for the rest of this term. Here are a few ways to keep informed on the issues and stay involved (we have talked about these resources before, but it is worth listing them again):
Five Calls: This phone app helps you make direct calls to your representatives on current issues. Calls are tallied by staffers and the count is given to your representatives, informing them how strongly their constituents feel about a current topics.
Countable: An app for staying up to date on legislation, with a compilation of related news.
FaxZero: Send a free fax to your congressperson, senator, or governor.
ACLU voting guide: Vote like your rights depend on it. Search candidates and issues by zip code.
Ballotpedia: Detailed election information, searchable by state, by office, by date, and by issue.
Here is the Congressional Calendar for this year.
The Hill: Groups join petition to delay Sinclair-Tribune merger review by Harper Neidig
Left-wing consumer groups, right-wing media outlets, and cable companies have formed an alliance to oppose a merger that would allow Sinclair Media to dominate 72 percent of US television market.
New York Times: Declaring War on Poverty ‘Largely Over,’ White House Urges Work Requirements for Aid by Jim Tankersley and Margot Sanger-Katz
President Trump’s Council of Economic Advisers has declared that America’s long-running war on poverty “is largely over and a success,” as it made the case for imposing new work requirements on Americans who benefit from federal safety net programs.
NPR/TED Radio Hour: Why We Hate (52 min)
From bullying to hate crimes, cruelty is all around us. Is hate learned or innate? A CNN commentator, a podcast host, a writer. and a reformed white nationalist explore the causes and consequences of hate — and how we can fight it.
The Guardian: The Trump era won't last for ever. But we must do our part to end it by Rebecca Solnit
You oppose a regime by standing up to it, but also by being its opposite—being compassionate and inclusive where they are vicious and exclusionary, being committed to precision and accuracy when they are sloppy with the truth and the facts, preserving memory of how things are changing in the present, and the longterm memory of how people before us have opposed and resisted and won.
Elections this fall are more important than ever. Look up information on candidates and ballot issues
affecting your home state at Ballotpedia.org.
"How can I find out if I am still registered?" If you have any doubts, check with your election official.
Government guidelines suggest expats re-register every year.
For more ways to take action check out the action plan put together by PAGE (Progressive Action Global Exchange), and Americans of Conscience; read the featured action suggested by Indivisible; or check out the brand new online training platform of Resistance School and sign up to any of the more than 15 courses they offer on organizing 101, team building, contacting voters, and building movements.
Democracy is not a spectator sport. Get in the game!
resist the madness!
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