Don't Worry, We've Got This
Massive crowd turns out for "Rise for Climate, Jobs and Justice" march in San Francisco, CA, on Saturday, Sept. 8, 2018. In the run-up to the Global Climate Action Summit on Sept. 12-14, thousands gathered to march down Market street to Civic Center to drum up support for "climate leadership" and call on government officials to take responsibility. Our very own Karen and Rich McCann took part in it.
Stand up for what you believe in!!
HELP REGISTER OTHERS TO VOTE!!!
Whether you are in the USA or abroad
join the massive voter registration effort.
Contact a grassroots organization near you.
Rock the Vote
League of Women Voters
Progressive Action, Global Exchange (PAGE)
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.
The Battle for Crazytown: America’s newest live-streaming reality show features the foreign-policy establishment fighting for its life against Donald Trump by Stephen M. Walt (Robert and Renée Belfer professor of international relations at Harvard University).
STOP, LOOK, LISTEN! by Kathy Sherretts
Don't Worry, We've Got This
Bob Woodward warns us —and the infamous New York Times Op/Ed piecereiterates—that White House decisions are being steered by senior staffers who are preventing the president from doing anything rash or harmful. Constitutional crisis averted! You're welcome, America!
Actually, the Constitution is built to deal with this sort of crisis, and its process is being circumvented by some anonymous schmoes that nobody elected, in order to keep the Republican status quo.
I joined an online workshop this week on helping Americans register to vote from abroad. This big takeaway for me as a voter is that just being registered doesn't mean I will automatically get my absentee ballot. We all have to follow up and request one. You can check at Vote From Abroad
Mother Jones: Election Officials Are Alarmed as Trump Administration Subpoenas Voter Data From 44 North Carolina Counties by Ari Berman
The request, coming so close to the midterms, could interfere with election preparation and intimidate voters. One subpoena asks for “any and all poll books, e-poll books, voting records, and/or voter authorization documents, and executed official ballots (including absentee ballots)” in 44 counties from 2013 to 2018. Another asks for “all voter registration applications,” along with documents including absentee ballots and early voting forms, for every county in the state over the past eight years.
CityLab: Inside the Massive U.S. 'Border Zone' by Tavi Misra
We think of border patrol as operating on the southwest border of the U.S., but the “border zone” actually extends much further into the country. Here, different legal standards apply: Customs and Border Control agents can enter private property, set up highway checkpoints, and detain individuals based on race and ethnicity.
Grist: Civic Virtue by Eve Andrews
A get-out-the-vote effort in the Boston area urges environmentalists to the polls using tools of behavioral psychology. The idea is to tap into these voters’ desire to project the best versions of themselves—people who are committed, engaged, and follow through on a promise.
Retropod: The time a president deported 1 million Mexican Americans for supposedly stealing U.S. jobs (6 min)
After Herbert Hoover launched a national program of “American jobs for real Americans,” nearly 1.8 million Mexicans were deported. About 60 percent were U.S. citizens.
The mission of the Environmental Voter Project (EVP) is to get more environmentalists to vote in every election.
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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