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Re: Small Daily Acts of Political Resistance
« Reply #900 on: March 29, 2018, 08:10:52 PM »
Does anyone have a connection to either Hiral Tiperneni's or Beto O'Rourke's campaigns? I'm hitting the road again and will be in Texas in a few days. I could either extend my stay with supporter housing, or head to Arizona.

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« Reply #901 on: March 29, 2018, 08:58:35 PM »
Does anyone have a connection to either Hiral Tiperneni's or Beto O'Rourke's campaigns? I'm hitting the road again and will be in Texas in a few days. I could either extend my stay with supporter housing, or head to Arizona.

No connections, but I appreciate your willingness to pitch in....

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« Reply #902 on: March 30, 2018, 09:49:16 AM »
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Re: Small Daily Acts of Political Resistance
« Reply #903 on: March 31, 2018, 09:19:28 AM »
Does anyone have a connection to either Hiral Tiperneni's or Beto O'Rourke's campaigns? I'm hitting the road again and will be in Texas in a few days. I could either extend my stay with supporter housing, or head to Arizona.

No connections, but I appreciate your willingness to pitch in....

http://hiralforcongress.com/

Thanks. I've signed up on both websites, but it's usually faster to have a direct line when it comes to finding supporter housing.

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Re: Small Daily Acts of Political Resistance
« Reply #904 on: March 31, 2018, 12:19:12 PM »
I threw in my opinion Elizabeth Warren should be the next Democratic presidential candidate to the party.  Sheís not weighed down with scandalous baggage like the blonde android, not an old white guy like Bernie (who wouldíve been my choice the last election).  Sheís a she (which seems all important to some people), sheís fairly young, and sheís a smart near permanent PITA to nefarious financial special interests. 

Also on track with donations to the Democratic Party, key elections, and its Progressive wing to the tune of $10k.  Iím considering more.  Iím a conservative Democrat who feels the nation needs a serious lurch to the left.

Iím unhappy with that left in its attempts to destroy the 2nd Amendment.  But itís clear Democrats want to take our guns; Republicans want to take literally everything else.  And maybe guns too, if itíll keep power. (Please donít comment on the guns in this thread. Thereís a whole other thread going on it if you have to.)
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Re: Small Daily Acts of Political Resistance
« Reply #905 on: March 31, 2018, 12:39:50 PM »
I threw in my opinion Elizabeth Warren should be the next Democratic presidential candidate to the party.  Sheís not weighed down with scandalous baggage like the blonde android, not an old white guy like Bernie (who wouldíve been my choice the last election).  Sheís a she (which seems all important to some people), she's fairly young, and sheís a smart near permanent PITA to nefarious financial special interests. 



I've liked Warren since LONG before she entered politics, but I think it's funny how we are now defining 'young' politicians as anyone under age 70. I think Warren would be 71 upon taking office if she were to run and win. 

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« Reply #906 on: March 31, 2018, 12:44:19 PM »
Yeah, she would actually be the oldest president ever elected if she ran and won in 2020.
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Re: Small Daily Acts of Political Resistance
« Reply #907 on: March 31, 2018, 01:09:04 PM »
Holy cow, I had no idea she was that old. She looks amazing for her age.
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Re: Small Daily Acts of Political Resistance
« Reply #908 on: March 31, 2018, 03:12:30 PM »
But itís clear Democrats want to take our guns; Republicans want to take literally everything else.  And maybe guns too, if itíll keep power.

I'm impressed by this statement. (I don't particularly agree that Democrats want to take our guns but certainly I'd agree that they want to do *something* about our gun problem.) Even so, you really filtered it down to an essential truth that I wish people who vote for Republicans could see. Maybe Republicans are not pressing for gun control, but they are stripping away quality of life in every other area. What do people care about more, I wonder? I guess we'll find out.

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« Reply #909 on: March 31, 2018, 03:55:09 PM »
Yeah, she would actually be the oldest president ever elected if she ran and won in 2020.

Wow.  She is old.  And well preserved.  I don't think she'd be the oldest though.  President Reagan was older for his second term.  Bernie would be older if he was elected.  If we can get a young President Obama type Democratic candidate from left field I'd be OK with them.  It's not like the Democratic Party actually listens to me anyway except noting my email for future fund raising.  $10K only buys so much. 
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Re: Small Daily Acts of Political Resistance
« Reply #910 on: March 31, 2018, 05:31:20 PM »
Yeah, she would actually be the oldest president ever elected if she ran and won in 2020.

Wow.  She is old.  And well preserved.  I don't think she'd be the oldest though.  President Reagan was older for his second term.  Bernie would be older if he was elected.  If we can get a young President Obama type Democratic candidate from left field I'd be OK with them.  It's not like the Democratic Party actually listens to me anyway except noting my email for future fund raising.  $10K only buys so much.

No worries. There are likely to be approximately 2 trillion contenders for the Dem nomination.  In all seriousness, I heard some handicappers saying there were multiple dozens of realistic possibilities that the betting markets were already looking at.  Some of them are sure to be (actually) young whippersnappers.
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Re: Small Daily Acts of Political Resistance
« Reply #911 on: March 31, 2018, 09:09:31 PM »
But it’s clear Democrats want to take our guns; Republicans want to take literally everything else.  And maybe guns too, if it’ll keep power.

I'm impressed by this statement. (I don't particularly agree that Democrats want to take our guns but certainly I'd agree that they want to do *something* about our gun problem.) Even so, you really filtered it down to an essential truth that I wish people who vote for Republicans could see. Maybe Republicans are not pressing for gun control, but they are stripping away quality of life in every other area. What do people care about more, I wonder? I guess we'll find out.

The idea that democrats are coming for everyone’s guns is an example of letting the right’s propaganda machine define the left’s messaging.

Here’s how I’ve been framing the party positions:

I wonder whether my fellow citizens want a government by and for the people, or a government for and by corporations. GOP is unabashedly representing corporations.

Progressive dems are unabashedly for the people. I don’t see how this isn’t clear to everyone. Well I suppose if a person listens to rush Limbaugh the picture gets blurry.

I’ve been giving $25 every couple weeks to pro-science Democrats like Hans keirstead. Countering a half billion $ of Koch Donor network propaganda going is an uphill battle.
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« Reply #912 on: April 01, 2018, 12:24:19 AM »
But itís clear Democrats want to take our guns; Republicans want to take literally everything else.  And maybe guns too, if itíll keep power.

I'm impressed by this statement. (I don't particularly agree that Democrats want to take our guns but certainly I'd agree that they want to do *something* about our gun problem.) Even so, you really filtered it down to an essential truth that I wish people who vote for Republicans could see. Maybe Republicans are not pressing for gun control, but they are stripping away quality of life in every other area. What do people care about more, I wonder? I guess we'll find out.

The idea that democrats are coming for everyoneís guns is an example of letting the rightís propaganda machine define the leftís messaging.

Hereís how Iíve been framing the party positions:

I wonder whether my fellow citizens want a government by and for the people, or a government for and by corporations. GOP is unabashedly representing corporations.

Progressive dems are unabashedly for the people. I donít see how this isnít clear to everyone. Well I suppose if a person listens to rush Limbaugh the picture gets blurry.

Iíve been giving $25 every couple weeks to pro-science Democrats like Hans keirstead. Countering a half billion $ of Koch Donor network propaganda going is an uphill battle.

Like I said, let's avoid arguing about guns here.  There's an entire thread devoted on it in these forums.  I forgot to mention I gave $100 to Andrew McCabe's GoFundMe to support his legal battle.  He's the senior FBI official Trump fired hours away from his 30 year retirement.  I got a little pushback from GoFundMe because I commented the "President had less class than a shit throwing monkey."  But I'm sure the money's still good.  He was aiming for $150k and is up to $526k.  That's a fair amount of lawyers.
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Re: Small Daily Acts of Political Resistance
« Reply #913 on: April 01, 2018, 01:51:04 AM »
But itís clear Democrats want to take our guns; Republicans want to take literally everything else.  And maybe guns too, if itíll keep power.

I'm impressed by this statement. (I don't particularly agree that Democrats want to take our guns but certainly I'd agree that they want to do *something* about our gun problem.) Even so, you really filtered it down to an essential truth that I wish people who vote for Republicans could see. Maybe Republicans are not pressing for gun control, but they are stripping away quality of life in every other area. What do people care about more, I wonder? I guess we'll find out.

The idea that democrats are coming for everyoneís guns is an example of letting the rightís propaganda machine define the leftís messaging.

Hereís how Iíve been framing the party positions:

I wonder whether my fellow citizens want a government by and for the people, or a government for and by corporations. GOP is unabashedly representing corporations.

Progressive dems are unabashedly for the people. I donít see how this isnít clear to everyone. Well I suppose if a person listens to rush Limbaugh the picture gets blurry.

Iíve been giving $25 every couple weeks to pro-science Democrats like Hans keirstead. Countering a half billion $ of Koch Donor network propaganda going is an uphill battle.

Like I said, let's avoid arguing about guns here.  There's an entire thread devoted on it in these forums.  I forgot to mention I gave $100 to Andrew McCabe's GoFundMe to support his legal battle.  He's the senior FBI official Trump fired hours away from his 30 year retirement.  I got a little pushback from GoFundMe because I commented the "President had less class than a shit throwing monkey."  But I'm sure the money's still good.  He was aiming for $150k and is up to $526k.  That's a fair amount of lawyers.

I agree.
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Re: Small Daily Acts of Political Resistance
« Reply #914 on: April 01, 2018, 12:19:03 PM »
Holy cow, I had no idea she was that old. She looks amazing for her age.
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« Reply #915 on: April 01, 2018, 03:13:01 PM »
Holy cow, I had no idea she was that old. She looks amazing for her age.
Its that strong  American Indian bone structure.

Her Whole body hangs off those cheek bones.
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Re: Small Daily Acts of Political Resistance
« Reply #916 on: April 01, 2018, 03:40:21 PM »
OK y'all, let's get back on subject. Leave Elizabeth Warren's cheekbones alone!

I sent an email to Beto's team, and in the meantime I signed up for texting and data entry, which can be done from home. I also signed up for a neighborhood canvass on Wednesday. I'm hoping my forum friends will have a bike and bike lock to lend me by that time.

Tonight I am probably skipping dinner with them to get started on applications to a few DC jobs.

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Re: Small Daily Acts of Political Resistance
« Reply #917 on: April 04, 2018, 05:16:23 AM »
After donating $ to Dr. Hans Keirstead's congressional campaign, I commented on his FB post about climate change. I asked him to sign the  nofossilfuelmoney.org pledge.

Next day, he posts a pic in direct response to my comment:

https://www.facebook.com/drhanskeirstead/photos/p.1914281365310171/1914281365310171/?type=3&theater



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« Reply #918 on: April 04, 2018, 09:20:19 AM »
Nice going, M41 and Dr. K!

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« Reply #919 on: April 05, 2018, 11:37:26 AM »
This article from the New Yorker is a little over a year old but talks about what's actually effective when constituents want to talk to their congressperson. It's long but worth reading, especially once you get past the historical context section (which is interesting but not at to the point of what this thread is all about as the rest of the article).
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« Reply #920 on: April 10, 2018, 12:37:48 PM »
This political cycle I'm concentrating on voter registration.

I set up a voter registration table at my daughter's middle school International Night last week.  We got 3 new voters - not a ton, but better than none!  I also made sure that anyone who walked by the table knew that we have school board and city council elections coming up.   I'm doing another voter registration drive this Sunday at the Indian Catholic Church (who knew that was a thing??) .  The priest is my neighbor and was so excited when I explained what I wanted to do.

Last year oldest kid and I block-walked for one of the school board candidates (a high school senior, extremely progressive - and he won!).  This year I'd like to do the same - the imam of the local mosque is running for school board.  I really like him and his kids, but it's gonna get ugly here, fast.  Unfortunately, I'm still healing from a broken foot and I don't think I can walk that much yet.  I need to call and at least get a sign for my yard.

I did put a Beto O'Rourke pin on the strap of my purse.  A teeny bit of advertising, everywhere I go :)
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Re: Small Daily Acts of Political Resistance
« Reply #921 on: April 10, 2018, 12:59:26 PM »
That's pretty cool, @formerlydivorcedmom

Speaking of voter registration, I'm working on a voter "education" project (it's funded by a (c)3, so it's non-partisan and is technically about educating voters about registering) via texting to Latinx communities in AZ, FL and NV.  If anyone here is bilingual (in Spanish) and wants to participate in (or learn about) text banking, please let me know.  We hope to reach out to half a million people or more!  We'll also be compiling and analyzing results to see if/how effective at getting new voters registered this method can be.  We could use some more bilingual texters.  If you are interested in text banking (but aren't bilingual) I could also hook you up.

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« Reply #922 on: April 10, 2018, 01:48:53 PM »
This political cycle I'm concentrating on voter registration.

How would I go about getting involved with an automatic voter registration initiative if my state currently doesn't do that?
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« Reply #923 on: April 11, 2018, 11:41:07 AM »
That's pretty cool, @formerlydivorcedmom

Speaking of voter registration, I'm working on a voter "education" project (it's funded by a (c)3, so it's non-partisan and is technically about educating voters about registering) via texting to Latinx communities in AZ, FL and NV.  If anyone here is bilingual (in Spanish) and wants to participate in (or learn about) text banking, please let me know.  We hope to reach out to half a million people or more!  We'll also be compiling and analyzing results to see if/how effective at getting new voters registered this method can be.  We could use some more bilingual texters.  If you are interested in text banking (but aren't bilingual) I could also hook you up.

@sui generis , I know the woman who founded Pantsuit Republic.  She is very interested in voter registration and education for Latinx and other traditionally under-represented communities.  Your effort sounds like something she might want to get behind.  I can help get you in touch with her if you think this is something that might ought to be rolled out in Texas, too.
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« Reply #924 on: April 11, 2018, 11:44:39 AM »
This political cycle I'm concentrating on voter registration.

How would I go about getting involved with an automatic voter registration initiative if my state currently doesn't do that?

@DarkandStormy , I don't know the answer to that.  Maybe start by looking up voter advocacy groups in your state, or start with one of these organizations?  http://reclaimtheamericandream.org/organizations-vote/

I took the volunteer deputy voter registrar training in my county, asked surrounding counties if they'd certify me too, and I show up where I can to nag people into registering to vote/educate them on upcoming election dates. 
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« Reply #925 on: April 11, 2018, 12:31:24 PM »
I'm going to be in Austin until the 22nd, doing some volunteering for Beto, but I won't be spending all my time on that. I can't register voters, but if anyone knows a local who may want to meet up and work on something together, please PM me.

Although, @formerlydivorcedmom , I'm guessing you're not in Austin if an imam running for school board is controversial.

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« Reply #926 on: April 11, 2018, 12:58:14 PM »
I'm going to be in Austin until the 22nd, doing some volunteering for Beto, but I won't be spending all my time on that. I can't register voters, but if anyone knows a local who may want to meet up and work on something together, please PM me.

Although, @formerlydivorcedmom , I'm guessing you're not in Austin if an imam running for school board is controversial.

I lived in Austin for years, but now I'm in the Houston metro area.  Smack in the middle of solid-red suburbia ....at least until people start turning up at the polls.  I think Beto is the best candidate Democrats have run in this state since Anne Richards.  He'd better win - every time I have to call Ted Cruz's office my blood pressure goes up.

You might reach out to Battleground Texas, the Texas Organizing Project (TOP), one of the Austin-area Indivisible groups or Pantsuit Republic Austin for other opportunities.  Chances are someone else helping with the Beto campaign will know how to get you hooked up with some of that.  (I can add you to the main PSR Texas Facebook group if you PM me your details, but I'm not in the Austin-area ones.)
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Re: Small Daily Acts of Political Resistance
« Reply #927 on: April 11, 2018, 04:18:33 PM »
I'm going to be in Austin until the 22nd, doing some volunteering for Beto, but I won't be spending all my time on that. I can't register voters, but if anyone knows a local who may want to meet up and work on something together, please PM me.

Although, @formerlydivorcedmom , I'm guessing you're not in Austin if an imam running for school board is controversial.

I lived in Austin for years, but now I'm in the Houston metro area.  Smack in the middle of solid-red suburbia ....at least until people start turning up at the polls.  I think Beto is the best candidate Democrats have run in this state since Anne Richards.  He'd better win - every time I have to call Ted Cruz's office my blood pressure goes up.

You might reach out to Battleground Texas, the Texas Organizing Project (TOP), one of the Austin-area Indivisible groups or Pantsuit Republic Austin for other opportunities.  Chances are someone else helping with the Beto campaign will know how to get you hooked up with some of that.  (I can add you to the main PSR Texas Facebook group if you PM me your details, but I'm not in the Austin-area ones.)

Thanks! I will check out some of those groups and PM you if I want the FB invite.

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« Reply #928 on: April 23, 2018, 05:21:22 PM »
Build the Wave is running GOTV text banks for Hiral Tiperneni in Arizona. The special election is tomorrow. I cannot do it tonight since I will be internet-less on a plane bound for DC. Someone please take my place!

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« Reply #929 on: April 24, 2018, 10:10:58 AM »
I'm doing that ^ right now - first time text banking. It's a nice-looking site and very easy to use!

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« Reply #930 on: April 24, 2018, 09:25:52 PM »
Helped tip the NY state senate blue! ... or would have if it weren't for Simcha Felder!!

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« Reply #931 on: April 24, 2018, 09:57:40 PM »
I had an interview today with a DC company. I'm optimistic about my chances, and the interviewer even stepped outside her official role to offer help finding a job on a specific campaign if I wanted it.

I'm doing that ^ right now - first time text banking. It's a nice-looking site and very easy to use!

Awesome! My friend helped create it, and a ton of people have used it for this and other elections like PA-18. For people who are intimidated by or tired of making phone calls, it's a great option. Beto O'Rourke also has a great texting program.

Lesko won (or is 99% projected to win) by less than 6%. This is in line with many predictions - close race that in a normal year would be no contest, big Democratic over-performance, and a really, really bad sign for Republicans.

https://twitter.com/Nate_Cohn/status/988981303260442625

Helped tip the NY state senate blue! ... or would have if it weren't for Simcha Felder!!

Yessss! Congrats! I know a lot of people who canvassed there. At least now we can focus the heat on Felder and flipping another seat blue if he doesn't switch his caucus. The IDC is such a confusing concept to explain, and it drained a lot of energy. IDC challenges are still going on, of course, and I think it's worthwhile to support that. You never know who might backtrack, but if they get defeated at the polls, it will prevent this kind of breakaway group in the future.

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« Reply #932 on: April 25, 2018, 08:11:48 AM »
I had an interview today with a DC company. I'm optimistic about my chances, and the interviewer even stepped outside her official role to offer help finding a job on a specific campaign if I wanted it.
Good luck!!

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Helped tip the NY state senate blue! ... or would have if it weren't for Simcha Felder!!

Yessss! Congrats! I know a lot of people who canvassed there. At least now we can focus the heat on Felder and flipping another seat blue if he doesn't switch his caucus. The IDC is such a confusing concept to explain, and it drained a lot of energy. IDC challenges are still going on, of course, and I think it's worthwhile to support that. You never know who might backtrack, but if they get defeated at the polls, it will prevent this kind of breakaway group in the future.

Can you believe that Felder ran unopposed in 2016 as both a Democrat and a Republican??
https://ballotpedia.org/New_York_State_Senate_District_17

Anyway, he now has a challenger, Blake Morris. Don't know much about him, but he deserves a second look and a donation just for stepping up to the plate. https://www.blakemorrisforstatesenate.com/.

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Re: Small Daily Acts of Political Resistance
« Reply #933 on: April 25, 2018, 10:57:40 AM »
Today, I'm working on planning a text banking program for Promote the Vote (https://promotethevotemi.com/) - Promote the Vote is a ballot measure in Michigan to expand voting accessibility and they need to finish gathering signatures by early July.  That and their other ballot measure to establish an independent redistricting commission would be so helpful there.  My Sister District Project group in CA will be working in MI this year, so beyond just supporting candidates, we're trying to find other ways to help, and have already started phone banking and raising money for Promote the Vote.  They don't have a text banking program yet, though, soooooo....I guess that means, given my experience text banking and that I've been training recently to learn how to run them myself...that I am going to create the text banking program for this.  To raise awareness and get more signatures so it can get on the ballot.

I'm actually really interested in the independent redistricting commission ballot measure.  I think the commission proposal is a lot like ours in CA, which has been very good, and MI is one of the worst gerrymandered states (top 2 or 3 now that PA had their map redrawn, I think), so it could make a huge difference there.  In a state where Dems have a something like 13% registration advantage, they shouldn't be a Republican trifecta state!

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Re: Small Daily Acts of Political Resistance
« Reply #934 on: April 25, 2018, 12:27:12 PM »
Today, I'm working on planning a text banking program for Promote the Vote (https://promotethevotemi.com/) - Promote the Vote is a ballot measure in Michigan to expand voting accessibility and they need to finish gathering signatures by early July.  That and their other ballot measure to establish an independent redistricting commission would be so helpful there.  My Sister District Project group in CA will be working in MI this year, so beyond just supporting candidates, we're trying to find other ways to help, and have already started phone banking and raising money for Promote the Vote.  They don't have a text banking program yet, though, soooooo....I guess that means, given my experience text banking and that I've been training recently to learn how to run them myself...that I am going to create the text banking program for this.  To raise awareness and get more signatures so it can get on the ballot.

I'm actually really interested in the independent redistricting commission ballot measure.  I think the commission proposal is a lot like ours in CA, which has been very good, and MI is one of the worst gerrymandered states (top 2 or 3 now that PA had their map redrawn, I think), so it could make a huge difference there.  In a state where Dems have a something like 13% registration advantage, they shouldn't be a Republican trifecta state!

Thank you! I work with my local League of Women Voters here in MI and while I haven't been able to get out to collect signatures for Promote the Vote (my extra time/energy went to our recent voter registration drive for local high school seniors), several of our members are very active. I also have several friends who collected signatures for Voters Not Politicians, another grassroots initiative that started collecting signatures and will have an anti-gerrymandering proposal (independent commission) on the ballot this fall. MI voters are getting very fed up. Hopefully that leads to good poll turnouts and actual change.

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Re: Small Daily Acts of Political Resistance
« Reply #935 on: April 25, 2018, 12:41:34 PM »

Thank you! I work with my local League of Women Voters here in MI and while I haven't been able to get out to collect signatures for Promote the Vote (my extra time/energy went to our recent voter registration drive for local high school seniors), several of our members are very active. I also have several friends who collected signatures for Voters Not Politicians, another grassroots initiative that started collecting signatures and will have an anti-gerrymandering proposal (independent commission) on the ballot this fall. MI voters are getting very fed up. Hopefully that leads to good poll turnouts and actual change.

Yay!  Love the work LWV does and so excited for the independent commission ballot measure. 

Sister District Project is calling MI a "Democratic Inroads" state - i.e. we need to make inroads there, but the Republicans have such an advantage (including such a strong majority of seats in the legislature) that they predict it will take a long time to flip the state legislature.  But the independent commission would be a big help AND if MI voters are fed up enough, it might look like the wave in AZ-08 last night, with some huge swings.  I'm very excited to see what happens in your state!

What are your thoughts on the Governor's race right now?

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Re: Small Daily Acts of Political Resistance
« Reply #936 on: April 25, 2018, 02:24:39 PM »
What are your thoughts on the Governor's race right now?

It's starting to get ugly, as expected. This week, we're getting the expected blathering about "Sharia law" from a far-right candidate because one of the Democrat candidates is a Muslim (I'm from the Dearborn area, so my response to such nonsense is along the lines of "ignorant idiot" but less charitable and more colorful). At this point, there are so many candidates in the primary races that I can't predict who will make it through in August.

Given my role in the local League, I have to be careful what I say about partisan races, but the GOP supermajority in Lansing has done very, very few favors for the vast majority of MI residents and in several instances has actually ignored the will of the constituents in favor of corporate politics (see the recent Nestle water debacle, the sorry state of the public schools, the right-to-work situation). I sincerely hope MI voters will remember this in November.

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Re: Small Daily Acts of Political Resistance
« Reply #937 on: May 03, 2018, 03:54:51 PM »
At this point in Michigan it is looking like Gretchen Whitmer will probably win the primary.
I personally am excited about Dana Nessel as the Democratic candidate for Attorney General, she's very gay friendly, a good public speaker, smart, and seems like a high energy go-getter.

The incompetence of the Snyder administration's response to the self-made water crisis in Flint must have not only hurt the residents of Flint, but also hurt tourist areas around the state, as potentially people might be concerned about lead in the water generally in Michigan. The water crisis certainly hurt the "Pure Michigan" ad campaign that tries to promote tourism in which Michigan appears to abound in great natural beauty.

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Re: Small Daily Acts of Political Resistance
« Reply #938 on: May 04, 2018, 11:08:53 AM »
I live in a defacto sanctuary city, so I've been sending in names and numbers to ICE.  Viva la resistance!

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Re: Small Daily Acts of Political Resistance
« Reply #939 on: May 04, 2018, 11:14:51 AM »
I live in a defacto sanctuary city, so I've been sending in names and numbers to ICE.  Viva la resistance!

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Re: Small Daily Acts of Political Resistance
« Reply #940 on: May 04, 2018, 12:38:30 PM »
I live in a defacto sanctuary city, so I've been sending in names and numbers to ICE.  Viva la resistance!
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Re: Small Daily Acts of Political Resistance
« Reply #941 on: May 04, 2018, 12:42:59 PM »
I live in a defacto sanctuary city, so I've been sending in names and numbers to ICE.  Viva la resistance!

Names and numbers of people whose documentation you've actually seen?

Or are you just profiling because you're pretty sure people who have certain physical characteristics/first languages can't possibly be legal?
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Re: Small Daily Acts of Political Resistance
« Reply #942 on: May 04, 2018, 01:26:12 PM »
I live in a defacto sanctuary city, so I've been sending in names and numbers to ICE.  Viva la resistance!

Names and numbers of people whose documentation you've actually seen?

Or are you just profiling because you're pretty sure people who have certain physical characteristics/first languages can't possibly be legal?

I would also like to know the answer to this.

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Re: Small Daily Acts of Political Resistance
« Reply #943 on: May 04, 2018, 01:39:18 PM »
Tornwonder and acroy, please start your own thread if you want to discuss pro-Trump actions you are taking. Thank you.

Everyone, we've kept a political thread polite and positive for almost twenty pages. Let's keep that amazing record going.

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Re: Small Daily Acts of Political Resistance
« Reply #944 on: May 04, 2018, 01:41:04 PM »
Tornwonder and acroy, please start your own thread if you want to discuss pro-Trump actions you are taking. Thank you.

Everyone, we've kept a political thread polite and positive for almost twenty pages. Let's keep that amazing record going.

They are just trolling. They are typically treated a such. Sabo is a very well known racist and even claimed it was "cool" that ISIS beheaded a journalist. One sick dude.

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Re: Small Daily Acts of Political Resistance
« Reply #945 on: May 07, 2018, 10:42:24 AM »
I live in a defacto sanctuary city, so I've been sending in names and numbers to ICE.  Viva la resistance!

Names and numbers of people whose documentation you've actually seen?

Or are you just profiling because you're pretty sure people who have certain physical characteristics/first languages can't possibly be legal?

I would also like to know the answer to this.

Through our hiring process at my side gig is the main way I run into these people.  I don't profile people, in fact the majority of people I have reported are Caucasian.

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Re: Small Daily Acts of Political Resistance
« Reply #946 on: May 07, 2018, 04:42:56 PM »
I live in a defacto sanctuary city, so I've been sending in names and numbers to ICE.  Viva la resistance!

Names and numbers of people whose documentation you've actually seen?

Or are you just profiling because you're pretty sure people who have certain physical characteristics/first languages can't possibly be legal?

I would also like to know the answer to this.

Through our hiring process at my side gig is the main way I run into these people.  I don't profile people, in fact the majority of people I have reported are Caucasian.

Thanks for answering the question. I have some additional questions for you, if you don't mind answering. Since I am sure that you have read the initial posts on this thread and are now aware that this particular thread is for actual acts people take resisting the current administration, I'd really like to hear your well thought out replies in the sister thread for political discussion.

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Re: Small Daily Acts of Political Resistance
« Reply #947 on: May 10, 2018, 07:24:28 AM »
I voted in my primary on Tuesday.
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Re: Small Daily Acts of Political Resistance
« Reply #948 on: May 13, 2018, 08:32:33 AM »
I voted in my primary on Tuesday.

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Re: Small Daily Acts of Political Resistance
« Reply #949 on: May 15, 2018, 12:28:31 PM »
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