what to watch for...
Don't wake up on November 7 and think "If only..."
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.
Taking up rage-knitting? (Photo: Emily Manktelow for Slate)
STOP, LOOK, LISTEN! by Kathy Sherretts
What to watch for...
• It's been one year since the violence in Charlottesville, VA; to mark the anniversary, this year's "Unite the Right 2" rallied in front of the White House, where they perhaps thought they would be among friends.
• Paul Manafort's trial goes into week 3.
• The Boston Globe is calling on editorial boards of newspapers nationwide to write and publish editorials on Aug. 16 denouncing President Donald Trump’s ‘‘dirty war against the free press.’’
• Take the opportunity to weigh in with your senator ahead of Brett Kavenaugh's confirmation hearings, scheduled for early September. Don't let Trump's nominee slide onto the Supreme Court bench without getting a couple splinters in his bum.
There's more, of course, but that's all I have brain space for right now.
Slate: Felted Red Faces and Crocheted Toupees by Emily Manktelow
Knitting and female activism have a long history, from socks for our boys in the trenches to pussy hats. Trump’s angry little mug has clearly inspired the crafting community.
WNYCStudios: Why Don't More Americans Vote? (47 min)
On the 53rd anniversary of the Voting Rights Act, a look at the state of voting rights across the country, and why so many Americans choose not to take advantage of those rights.
Texas Observer: In Violation of Texas Law, Most High Schools Aren’t Giving Students the Chance to Register to Vote by Ruben Paquian
Texas high schools are required to distribute voter registration applications to all students who will be 18 years old that school year. But without enforcement or outreach by the state, compliance has been “abysmal,” according to the Texas Civil Rights Project’s report.
Sports Illustrated: Wide receiver Randy Moss’s tie at his induction into the Football Hall of Fame
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