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HELP REGISTER OTHERS TO VOTE!!!
Will you be in the USA at all this summer?
Join the massive voter registration effort.
Contact a grassroots organization near you.
Rock the Vote
League of Women Voters
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.
New Veterans Administration Headquarters?
STOP, LOOK, LISTEN! by Kathy Sherretts
Don't know much about history...?
Or geography, apparently.
What's with the confederate flag here in PA, anyway? Mounted beside the US flag? They don't go together, you know. (There's a popular version of the two flags merged together. With a Don't Tread On Me snake in the center. Aside from the cognitive dissonance, it’s a design nightmare.) And Pennsylvania is solidly north of the Mason-Dixon line in any case.
Here is another site with concise information on voting and registration requirements, searchable by state: Overseas Vote, an initiative of the U.S. Vote Foundation. The site provides tools and information services to voters to simplify absentee ballot requests.
Fast Company: This is how tiny changes in words you hear impacts your thinking By Vivian Giang
People do not necessarily vote in their self-interest. They vote their identity. Conservatives seem to have a better grasp of this basic principle than progressives do. In depth: In this 27-minute CNN podcast linguist George Lakoff explains how the press inadvertently helps Trump spread his misinformation.
Pro-Publica: The Shadow Rulers of the VA by Isaac Arnsdorf
From Mar-a-Lago, three big campaign donors are secretly shaping the Trump administration’s veterans policies.
Associated Press: ACLU of Georgia slams plan to close many of county’s polls by Brinley Hineman
The Randolph County elections board proposes to eliminate seven of its nine polling locations. The Georgia ACLU says there is evidence the move is intended to make it harder for African Americans to vote (and incidentally bolster Republican Brian Kemp’s bid for governor against Stacy Abrams).
Washington Post: What happens when the government stops doing its job? by Steven Mufson
From labor violations to financial crimes to climate protections—do regulations matter, if the executive branch won’t enforce them?
Slate: Islam’s Great Meat Feat by Irineo Cabreros
Muslims around the world mark Eid al-Adha, “festival of the sacrifice,” with a donation of a sheep, goat, or cow to the needy.
"What an honor today to welcome hundreds of new citizens, fresh from their swearing-in ceremony, and offer them the opportunity to register to vote. The day was full of sunshine, flowers, photos, laughter, and hope. I felt so lucky to be part of it." Karen McCann, California, August 9th, 2018
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 online training platform of Resistance School and sign up to any of the more than 15 free courses they offer on organizing 101, team building, contacting voters, and building movements.
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