Okay, maybe not literally die, but while Mitch McConnell controls the Senate, people are literally dying. From immigrants at the border to mass shooting victims in schools, Mitch McConnell has done nothing for the American people. Right now, we are in the middle of a serious pandemic, and while other countries are in quarantine, our government tells us to go to work and hope for the best; they have it all under control.
Well, they do NOT have it all under control.
In order to pass laws that stem gun violence through gun control, that provide for the poor in this country, that offer medical attention before you need the ICU and ER, they need to pass in the Senate. The House of Representatives has passed over 200 bills ranging in topics from background checks to election security, from combatting the climate crisis to women’s reproductive rights, and the Senate. led by Mitch McConnell has done nothing. He hasn’t even brought these bills to the floor for an up or down vote.
It’s appalling, and quite frankly it’s un-American.
One way is to get rid of McConnell. Donate to his opponent for the Kentucky Senate: Amy McGrath.
Another way, as Senator Brian Schatz of Hawai’i says, “Pick a Senate race.” Pick a Senate race where the Republican is vulnerable, donate, volunteer, and get rid of McConnell’s majority.
Get Mitch or Die Trying is the link to help him on his way to retirement. Your donation is split evenly between candidates. Learn more at the link.
With only five Democratic candidates left in the race for the nomination, today’s Super Tuesday voting is as important as ever. One thousand, three hundred, forty-four (1344) delegates are up for grabs, and despite what pundits and naysayers declare, all but one candidate has a chance to lead the field. We’ll know later tonight who that person is!
States voting today include:
Alabama Arkansas California
Colorado American Samoa (caucus)
Maine Massachusetts Minnesota
North Carolina Oklahoma
Tennessee Texas Utah
Voter Registration Deadlines (by date)
For more specific information, visit Vote Save America and check out your state for both the primary and general election. Thanks Crooked Media!
States with Early Voting have an *
First Time voters require ID in states that have +
ID required for states that have #
I was waiting for the results of the Iowa Caucuses before I published this week’s Election Connection, but it looks like we’re still waiting. I’ll add the results when they are public, but in the meantime, check out your favorite candidates speeches from last night or check out their websites and/or Twitters.
I also want to be clear about this post going forward. Candidates will continue to be listed in alphabetical order. Beginning with Super Tuesday, I will add delegate counts and I will put a line through any candidates who drop out along the way.
Next, once we have a candidate nominated, we will need to UNIFY OR DIE. Click the link for more information and/or to monetarily support the eventual candidate.
On a personal note, I support Senator Elizabeth Warren. She’s my candidate. Read her policy proposals, and check out her record. That said, I will vote blue no matter who.
Beginning next Monday is the first of nineteen voting days to choose the Democratic candidate for President. Voting will take place in fifty-seven primaries and caucuses from the fifty states and seven territories. What follows is all of the primary/caucus dates. Find your state, make sure you’re registered, and vote for the candidate you feel passionate about. Be part of the process; make your voice heard. Then after the Democratic National Convention in July, unify behind the candidate (more on that in later weeks) and return the country to the rule of law and common decency.
Before you review the primary schedule, visit Vote Save America. They have tips on how you can help the candidates, stop gerrymandering, volunteer, donate to the eventual nominee, check your voter registration, and other resources to make your vote count. Check them out.
Iowa (caucus) 41 delegates
New Hampshire 24 delegates
Nevada (caucus) 36 delegates
South Carolina 54 delegates
March 3 (Super Tuesday) 1344 total delegates
Alabama, Arkansas, California, Colorado, American Samoa (caucus),
Maine, Massachusetts, Minnesota, North Carolina, Oklahoma, Tennesee, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Virginia
March 10 365 total delegates
Idaho, Michigan, Mississippi, Missouri, North Dakota (firehouse caucus), Washington
Democrats Abroad voting period ends
Northern Mariana Islands (caucus) 6 delegates
March 17 577 total delegates
Arizona, Florida, Illinois, Ohio
Georgia 105 delegates
Puerto Rico 51 delegates
April 4 107 total delegates
Alaska, Hawaii, Louisianna, Wyoming
Wisconsin 84 delegates
April 28 663 total delegates
Connecticutt, Delaware, Maryland, New York, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island
May 2 46 total delegates
Guam (caucus), Kansas
Indiana 82 delegates
May 12 57 total delegates
Nebraska, West Virginia
May 19 115 total delegates
June 2 215 total delegates
District of Columbia, Montana, New Jersey, New Mexico, South Dakota
United States Virgin Islands (caucus) 7 delegates
Democratic National Convention, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Beginning today, each Tuesday, I will have a post related to the upcoming election. It will focus primarily on the Presidential race, but will also include important local and state races. As we saw in 2018 and 2019, all elections have consequences. We saw in 2016 what complacency and disinformation can do, not to mention foreign interference. We have forty-three (43) weeks until Election Day. It’s a lot less time than it feels right now. As I write this, we are on the cusp of another unnecessary war by an unfit and incompetent President. We cannot let him be re-elected. He does not represent the values that we espouse as Americans and the values we try to raise our children with. Everything he claims to be is a lie, and we need to continue to call out those lies; not just his directly, but all of his surrogates, supporters, and enablers. Voters may still like him and want him as President, and that’s their decision to make and to live with, but we can’t let them continue to lie and to gaslight the rest of us. As a journalist on Twitter reminded me the other day, there are more of us; we are the majority.
You’re probably wondering what you can do in the next 43 weeks?
I hope to share some ideas and advice with you between now and November 3rd.
First, are you registered? If you’re answer is ‘no’ or ‘I don’t know,’ find out and get registered. Right now. I’ll wait.
Second, visit Stacey Abrams organization, Fair Fight 2020 and find a way that you can help ensure that everyone who is entitled to vote will be able to vote and that their votes will not be suppressed. In all likelihood, Stacey Abrams would be governor of Georgia right now if not for the Republican candidate’s voter suppression efforts. He was the Secretary of State for Georgia and made the election rules including where and when polling places would be open, what kind of identification is acceptable, and whether or not and when to certify the election. He is now the Governor. Election fraud and voter suppression hurts everyone.
If you have any ideas to share for voter protection, please put them in the comments.