We need to ensure that we get every seat we can in order to accomplish the American people’s agenda. Voting Rights. Reproductive Rights. End gerrymandering. Equal Justice. a non-partisan Supreme Court.
Vote Save America has a new campaign, and it couldn’t be more urgent for us to get involved. It is definitely not too early. In this climate of gerrymandering and voter suppression, there is no too early.
And EVERY YEAR is an Election Year!
In 2022, we need to hold the House and expand our majority in the Senate so one of two egocentric Senators can’t hold us hostage with the fantasy of bipartisanship. They couldn’t even muster bipartisanship for an investigation into an Insurrection we witnessed before our eyes that could have left some Members of Congress dead. That noose in front of the Capitol wasn’t a prop and they weren’t cosplaying. By their own admission and video confessions, they were out for blood.
Go to Crooked Media’s No Off Years and sign up to be notified of what you can do to keep our republic, to ensure our democratic values for another generation. And if you’re the praying type, pray that it isn’t too late.
Across this country, at least 43 states have over 250 laws proposed by Republicans to limit voting access (source: ACLU mailing), and these predominantly negatively affect minorities and lower income voters.
One of these bills that recently became law in Georgia is SB202, and when asked in Congressional committee about what it does, Stacey Abrams was cut off by Senator John Kennedy (R-LA), so she released a video on Twitter that explained it.
We cannot rest while Republicans continue to keep eligible voters from casting their ballots. Voting is a right and should be accessible to all eligible voters.
The below video of Stacey Abrams is a good example of the preconceived notions and misinformation that GOP lawmakers accept even when experts in voter suppression are willing to explain the situation to them. They just don’t accept it, and are willing to dismiss the voting rights of people unlike themselves (ie. middle class white men).
I thought on November 3rd that this series would be retired.
And then Republicans in Congress went off the rails. They took every conspiracy theory, every half-baked piece of nonsense, and tried to overturn the legal election.
How do people who coined themselves the Tea Party after the original throw-British-tea-in-the-river protesters and become the seditionists and treasonous anti-democratic rioters?
After that, their supporters marched to the Capitol and breached security, injuring over 140 police officers, killing one, directly causing the suicide of two other officers. Four other rioters died in the process. The FBI is still investigating, arresting, and jailing those seditionists.
Meanwhile in Georgia, state Republicans are attempting to pass laws to suppress voters going forward in the future.
We will need to remain engaged in order to keep the fragile democracy we have. We need a larger majority in both Houses if we want to continue to help the American people.
What follows is a starting place for following people who know what they’re doing and what they’re talking about. Please add your own suggestions in the comments.
There’s a lot going on here. Please read through the graphics, links, and information, and then use this post as your starting place. I will add information in new posts weekly.
We flipped Georgia blue for Joe and Kamala; we can flip the Senate blue and get to work for the American people.
Tomorrow is the first day that absentee ballots will begin to be mailed out.
The deadline for voter registration is December 7th. Even if you requested an absentee ballot for the general election, you MUST request a new one for the Jan. 5th runoff. Early voting begins December 14th.
Vote Save America is working with America Votes – Georgia to help make sure to help make sure the organizers who’ve been there 365 days a year are getting as much funding as the candidates themselves. There’s a ton of interest, energy, and donations flowing into the state, so America Votes – Georgia is making sure they get distributed directly as needed to groups that are having the biggest impact on the ground.
Asian American Advocacy Fund
Black Male Voter Project
Black Voters Matter
Care in Action
Color of Change
Georgia Alliance for Progress
Georgia Conservation Voters
New Georgia Project Action Fund
Donate here to make sure Ossoff and Warnock get Every Last Vote.
One week and one day ago was Election Day. I was under the impression that this series would conclude on that day, but it is 2020, and 2020 doesn’t allow us to simply move forward. It’s been an obstacle course since the beginning of the year.
While Joe Biden and Kamala Harris have won the Presidency and have already begun their transition despite Trump Administration obstacles, we still have a chance to take control of the Senate.
Control of the Senate will ensure that President Elect Biden can choose his own cabinet and pass laws that support his policy priorities without obstruction from current Majority Leader Mitch McConnell. He obstructed much of President Obama’s two terms, and all he cares about is his own power.