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Re: Small Daily Acts of Political Resistance
« Reply #1000 on: July 01, 2018, 01:04:54 PM »
craimund is trolling his right wing antics in all the threads here.

Can't handle disagreement?

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Re: Small Daily Acts of Political Resistance
« Reply #1001 on: July 01, 2018, 01:08:22 PM »
@Physicsteacher Indivisible has laid out a strategy for holding the line on the Supreme Court here. Bottom line: call you Senators and do whatever you can to help flip the Senate this fall.

At the state level, you need reasonable legislators who respect women. I'm sure MJ can help you more specifically, but can you get involved in the election cycle in your local district?



Dems are unlikely to flip the Senate.  In fact, they may lose one or more seats in MO, WV, ND, IN.  Even if they were to regain the Senate, it would be too late to influence the Supreme Court nominee to replace Kennedy.  This will be done by September.

If you do not wish to propose specific actions to resist this proposed legislation, please take this conversation to the political discussion thread.

What legislation?  Discussion involved upcoming Senate elections and Supreme Court nominations.

See reply #1016 in this thread.

Is the thread now limited to the legislation mentioned in that post?  If so, the title would appear to be inaccurate.  If you want a left-wing only forum, I guess that's OK but that should be made clear in the title.

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Re: Small Daily Acts of Political Resistance
« Reply #1002 on: July 01, 2018, 01:10:41 PM »
@Physicsteacher Indivisible has laid out a strategy for holding the line on the Supreme Court here. Bottom line: call you Senators and do whatever you can to help flip the Senate this fall.

At the state level, you need reasonable legislators who respect women. I'm sure MJ can help you more specifically, but can you get involved in the election cycle in your local district?



Dems are unlikely to flip the Senate.  In fact, they may lose one or more seats in MO, WV, ND, IN.  Even if they were to regain the Senate, it would be too late to influence the Supreme Court nominee to replace Kennedy.  This will be done by September.

If you do not wish to propose specific actions to resist this proposed legislation, please take this conversation to the political discussion thread.

What legislation?  Discussion involved upcoming Senate elections and Supreme Court nominations.

See reply #1016 in this thread.

Is the thread now limited to the legislation mentioned in that post?  If so, the title would appear to be inaccurate.  If you want a left-wing only forum, I guess that's OK but that should be made clear in the title.

This thread is about specific actions of political resistance. Please take your political discussion over to the discussion thread.

https://forum.mrmoneymustache.com/off-topic/small-daily-acts-of-political-discussion/

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Re: Small Daily Acts of Political Resistance
« Reply #1003 on: July 01, 2018, 01:17:17 PM »
@Physicsteacher Indivisible has laid out a strategy for holding the line on the Supreme Court here. Bottom line: call you Senators and do whatever you can to help flip the Senate this fall.

At the state level, you need reasonable legislators who respect women. I'm sure MJ can help you more specifically, but can you get involved in the election cycle in your local district?



Dems are unlikely to flip the Senate.  In fact, they may lose one or more seats in MO, WV, ND, IN.  Even if they were to regain the Senate, it would be too late to influence the Supreme Court nominee to replace Kennedy.  This will be done by September.

If you do not wish to propose specific actions to resist this proposed legislation, please take this conversation to the political discussion thread.

What legislation?  Discussion involved upcoming Senate elections and Supreme Court nominations.

See reply #1016 in this thread.

Is the thread now limited to the legislation mentioned in that post?  If so, the title would appear to be inaccurate.  If you want a left-wing only forum, I guess that's OK but that should be made clear in the title.

This thread is about specific actions of political resistance. Please take your political discussion over to the discussion thread.

https://forum.mrmoneymustache.com/off-topic/small-daily-acts-of-political-discussion/

I'm resisting the Democrats attempts to retake the Senate and delay the Supreme Court nomination of Kennedy's replacement.  Is that not political resistance? 

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Re: Small Daily Acts of Political Resistance
« Reply #1004 on: July 01, 2018, 01:23:46 PM »
@Physicsteacher Indivisible has laid out a strategy for holding the line on the Supreme Court here. Bottom line: call you Senators and do whatever you can to help flip the Senate this fall.

At the state level, you need reasonable legislators who respect women. I'm sure MJ can help you more specifically, but can you get involved in the election cycle in your local district?



Dems are unlikely to flip the Senate.  In fact, they may lose one or more seats in MO, WV, ND, IN.  Even if they were to regain the Senate, it would be too late to influence the Supreme Court nominee to replace Kennedy.  This will be done by September.

If you do not wish to propose specific actions to resist this proposed legislation, please take this conversation to the political discussion thread.

What legislation?  Discussion involved upcoming Senate elections and Supreme Court nominations.

See reply #1016 in this thread.

Is the thread now limited to the legislation mentioned in that post?  If so, the title would appear to be inaccurate.  If you want a left-wing only forum, I guess that's OK but that should be made clear in the title.

This thread is about specific actions of political resistance. Please take your political discussion over to the discussion thread.

https://forum.mrmoneymustache.com/off-topic/small-daily-acts-of-political-discussion/

I'm resisting the Democrats attempts to retake the Senate and delay the Supreme Court nomination of Kennedy's replacement.  Is that not political resistance?

This thread is specifically about action. If you want to post a particular action you have taken in that respect, have at it.

Otherwise, go to the other thread.

EDIT: Please see the next post. Monkeyjenga, as the OP, makes the rules in this thread.
« Last Edit: July 01, 2018, 01:32:16 PM by Kris »

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Re: Small Daily Acts of Political Resistance
« Reply #1005 on: July 01, 2018, 01:30:29 PM »
I have updated the first post to specify that this thread is for actions that oppose the current administration. craimund, you are welcome to create a new thread for pro-Trump/Republican actions.

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Re: Small Daily Acts of Political Resistance
« Reply #1006 on: July 01, 2018, 03:51:10 PM »
I sent a letter to the editor of a publication to ask them to be better about how they are covering domestic violence, citing a recent problematic puff piece they put out.

MJ - I can remove this if you feel this is too off topic, just lmk. Not about the current US administration, but pushing back on the social crap that came along with it.

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Re: Small Daily Acts of Political Resistance
« Reply #1007 on: July 02, 2018, 08:06:40 AM »
I took action by signing up as a volunteer for Run For Something.

My next action will be to participate in one of the volunteer orientation calls so I can further take action with the company.

Routed charitable donations these past couple months to the ACLU, an organization working to reunited families separated at the border, and a local workers rights organization.

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Re: Small Daily Acts of Political Resistance
« Reply #1008 on: July 02, 2018, 07:58:44 PM »
Now that Justice Kennedy is retiring Republicans in Arkansas's state legislature are proposing a ban on abortions with no exception for rape. I am horrified.  What actions should I take? So far I'm beginning to consider moving and talking to my gynecologic-oncologist about removing my uterus and remaining ovary, but that certainly doesn't improve the situation for anyone else.
You mean, removing those organs to prevent an untenable pregnancy? That certainly seems drastic.  There are less harmful-to-your-health medical procedures for that. But perhaps you want to throw the bloody organs at Amy Barrett? I guess that would be good resistance theater.
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Re: Small Daily Acts of Political Resistance
« Reply #1009 on: July 02, 2018, 10:08:17 PM »
LOL iris lily, always the entertainer. You'd be a great old school "zap" activist.

I signed up to volunteer for Jen Wexton's campaign, to help flip Barbara Comstock's district.

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Re: Small Daily Acts of Political Resistance
« Reply #1010 on: July 03, 2018, 05:06:43 AM »
Summer of resistance. Incredibly busy. In the past month,
- attended two popup vigils for the stolen children
- met up with two sets of friends at local rally on Saturday.  Record numbers showed up!
- recruited 5 new friends to resistance group
- wrote postcards to 8 swing Senators requesting that they delay confirmation of SC justice until conclusion of Mueller investigation because of conflict of interest
- wrote 22 postcards to voters in other states reminding them to vote in upcoming special elections
- planning phone calls to voters in states with swing senators asking them to call about SC justice

And not resistance but in support of stolen kids
- assembled care packages for immigrant children being held in my state
- gave money to pro bono legal organizations supporting immigrant organizations
- found speakers of native central American languages to translate for detained immigrants at border. Some of the detainees and separated children speak no English or Spanish

Incredibly upset about the whole situation.


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Re: Small Daily Acts of Political Resistance
« Reply #1011 on: July 03, 2018, 06:18:39 PM »
Update to this story which was apparently aired 2 days after the Trump "No family seperation" policy..

https://www.pbs.org/newshour/show/what-asylum-seekers-meet-when-they-try-to-cross-legally

The family was split up and the guardian (grand parent) was separated from her 3 year old Granddaughter and has been for ten days.

Nice people.

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Re: Small Daily Acts of Political Resistance
« Reply #1012 on: July 12, 2018, 07:49:59 AM »
I'm in Scotland, and will be attending tomorrow's anti-Trump march in Glasgow.

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Re: Small Daily Acts of Political Resistance
« Reply #1013 on: July 12, 2018, 10:04:02 AM »
Thanks, @Nickyd£g !! Please know that so many of us here in the States are working against this guy too. In other words, don't hate us and please don't think that jackass represents us!

For my part, I emailed Lisa Murkowski (<--I'm still a registered AK voter) to urge her not to confirm Trump's SCOTUS pick. Can anyone say conflict of interest? Now that she's gotten what she's been slavering over for year (ability to drill in ANWR) I'm not hopeful because she's falling more and more in party line (do they have dirt on every one of the Republicans?) but I appealed to whatever conscience she's got left.

I won't even bother with Dan Sullivan, that dirtbag. He'll vote with Trump and crow about how ethical he is.

I've also been trying to be even kinder than usual to random people. Because apparently being kind is a radical notion, and it's definitely a form of political resistance when there are forces actively trying to get us all to hate each other.

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Re: Small Daily Acts of Political Resistance
« Reply #1014 on: July 13, 2018, 06:07:04 AM »
Thanks, @Nickyd£g !! Please know that so many of us here in the States are working against this guy too. In other words, don't hate us and please don't think that jackass represents us!

For my part, I emailed Lisa Murkowski (<--I'm still a registered AK voter) to urge her not to confirm Trump's SCOTUS pick. Can anyone say conflict of interest? Now that she's gotten what she's been slavering over for year (ability to drill in ANWR) I'm not hopeful because she's falling more and more in party line (do they have dirt on every one of the Republicans?) but I appealed to whatever conscience she's got left.

I won't even bother with Dan Sullivan, that dirtbag. He'll vote with Trump and crow about how ethical he is.

I've also been trying to be even kinder than usual to random people. Because apparently being kind is a radical notion, and it's definitely a form of political resistance when there are forces actively trying to get us all to hate each other.

Hi SisterX, I have visited the US numerous times and loved it (though will not be visiting while Trump is in office) so I don't hate the people, however I admit I have been shocked at the level of support he has from people and the GOP. I think he is a danger to all of democracy, and feel disgusted that May is so desperately appeasing him because we need the US after we crash out of the EU with Brexit.

and yes, kindness does seem to be in short supply, however I'm with the they go low we get dirty camp when confronting evil! :)

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Re: Small Daily Acts of Political Resistance
« Reply #1015 on: July 13, 2018, 09:31:09 AM »
Hi SisterX, I have visited the US numerous times and loved it (though will not be visiting while Trump is in office) so I don't hate the people, however I admit I have been shocked at the level of support he has from people and the GOP. I think he is a danger to all of democracy, and feel disgusted that May is so desperately appeasing him because we need the US after we crash out of the EU with Brexit.

and yes, kindness does seem to be in short supply, however I'm with the they go low we get dirty camp when confronting evil! :)

I completely agree with that statement. :/ Keep up the good fight on your end and we'll work on ours. Hopefully things will come out all right.

And when I said I was being kind, I meant to the random people I meet. The workers speaking Spanish who came to deliver something to my office, service people, coworkers, etc. Circle of influence and all that.

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Re: Small Daily Acts of Political Resistance
« Reply #1016 on: July 15, 2018, 04:02:34 PM »
I ended my vacation in London and attended the march/rally against Trump on Friday.  It was great to be a part of it!  There were a ton of people, as you all saw on the news.

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Re: Small Daily Acts of Political Resistance
« Reply #1017 on: July 16, 2018, 09:40:50 AM »
aw man - I'm in the OC right now visiting family - family who think the current administration and the GOP in general are 'doing great things for our country.' I could have volunteered to help Harley Rouda unseat Dana Russiabacker.  Oh well, I'll just paypal him a few bucks.

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Re: Small Daily Acts of Political Resistance
« Reply #1018 on: July 16, 2018, 09:45:56 AM »
Talked with DH about where we want to put our political donations this cycle - we're thinking 4 races we care about (2 VA congressional races getting a little less media attention, one congressional race in IA, and one state house race in OK), and an extra donation to Swing Left's Immediate Impact Fund. Then we'll look again in late September for some 4th quarter donations and give some more, and see if we can canvass for one of those VA races!

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Re: Small Daily Acts of Political Resistance
« Reply #1019 on: July 17, 2018, 10:57:47 AM »

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Re: Small Daily Acts of Political Resistance
« Reply #1020 on: July 24, 2018, 02:48:05 PM »
Rounds complete on personal pledge to donate $10k to various Democratic candidates. 

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Re: Small Daily Acts of Political Resistance
« Reply #1021 on: July 25, 2018, 06:43:18 PM »
Rounds complete on personal pledge to donate $10k to various Democratic candidates.

whoa - nice!

I'm doing $25 here, $25 there.

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Re: Small Daily Acts of Political Resistance
« Reply #1022 on: July 27, 2018, 06:57:06 PM »
Emailed my reps at all levels of gov't to complain about the planned redistricting of Toronto's municipal government. I'm so angry about this.

(For everyone else, a primer: https://www.ctvnews.ca/politics/feds-threaten-to-bypass-queen-s-park-accuse-ford-of-fostering-chaos-in-toronto-1.4030839)

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Re: Small Daily Acts of Political Resistance
« Reply #1023 on: July 28, 2018, 06:45:59 AM »
Encouraged a friend to throw a postcard writing party. She bought the postcards, I bought the postage, we have a date and a list of people who said they would be willing to write cards. It's going to happen!

Getting our addresses through Postcards to Voters.

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Re: Small Daily Acts of Political Resistance
« Reply #1024 on: July 28, 2018, 12:08:16 PM »
I ended my vacation in London and attended the march/rally against Trump on Friday.  It was great to be a part of it!  There were a ton of people, as you all saw on the news.

Cool My Mum and Dad are still alive in the UK and they were spitting nails over Trump's attitude!

The funny thing is.. They voted FOR Brexit.. Umm yeah..:)

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Re: Small Daily Acts of Political Resistance
« Reply #1025 on: August 07, 2018, 07:28:43 AM »
Voted in my states primary today. Simple and easy but important nonetheless.

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Re: Small Daily Acts of Political Resistance
« Reply #1026 on: August 07, 2018, 09:31:12 AM »
Voted in my states primary today. Simple and easy but important nonetheless.
Thank you!  If only everyone would do this small task, we'd be in great shape!

To be fair, it's not a truly small task everywhere.  Except for the length of my ballot (which was something like 8 pages in my primary), my state makes it pretty easy.  But other states purposely make it hard and discourage voting.  I'm working with a group called Lawyers for Good Government and their Election Watch project to try to have trained legal review of actions proposed in any county in any state that would make voting less accessible.  It's just getting off the ground, and our pilot state will be OH.  Our hope is to stop bad legislation or the shutting down of precincts in places predominantly populated by POC or lower socioeconomic levels before it happens.

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Re: Small Daily Acts of Political Resistance
« Reply #1027 on: August 08, 2018, 01:05:11 PM »
Voted in my states primary today. Simple and easy but important nonetheless.
Thank you!  If only everyone would do this small task, we'd be in great shape!

To be fair, it's not a truly small task everywhere.  Except for the length of my ballot (which was something like 8 pages in my primary), my state makes it pretty easy.  But other states purposely make it hard and discourage voting.  I'm working with a group called Lawyers for Good Government and their Election Watch project to try to have trained legal review of actions proposed in any county in any state that would make voting less accessible.  It's just getting off the ground, and our pilot state will be OH.  Our hope is to stop bad legislation or the shutting down of precincts in places predominantly populated by POC or lower socioeconomic levels before it happens.

You mean like requiring a state-issued ID to vote, or something else?

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Re: Small Daily Acts of Political Resistance
« Reply #1028 on: August 08, 2018, 02:05:30 PM »
Voted in my states primary today. Simple and easy but important nonetheless.
Thank you!  If only everyone would do this small task, we'd be in great shape!

To be fair, it's not a truly small task everywhere.  Except for the length of my ballot (which was something like 8 pages in my primary), my state makes it pretty easy.  But other states purposely make it hard and discourage voting.  I'm working with a group called Lawyers for Good Government and their Election Watch project to try to have trained legal review of actions proposed in any county in any state that would make voting less accessible.  It's just getting off the ground, and our pilot state will be OH.  Our hope is to stop bad legislation or the shutting down of precincts in places predominantly populated by POC or lower socioeconomic levels before it happens.

Although I think I should end it there, before this gets too far afield from the thread purpose.

You mean like requiring a state-issued ID to vote, or something else?

Could be, it depends on the specific nature of the legislation.  But voter ID laws certainly need to be evaluated, and not *after* they are already made into law.  But there are many other examples - like I mentioned, shutting down polling places - or eliminating or restricting early voting, restricting registration, etc.  One piece of legislation I saw was a resolution that a particular county wanted people to be allowed to vote *on the congressional candidate specifically* only if they could prove they paid more in federal taxes than they received in federal benefits.  The resolution was just a statement of principle, and it was later resoundingly repudiated, but it's absolutely shocking what some counties out there are attempting to do.

Although I guess I should leave it there since this is getting afield from the purpose of the thread.
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Re: Small Daily Acts of Political Resistance
« Reply #1030 on: August 18, 2018, 11:39:48 AM »
Massachusetts now has automatic voter registration if you have a driver's license or have applied for MassHealth, and are an adult U.S. citizen, unless you opt out.

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Re: Small Daily Acts of Political Resistance
« Reply #1031 on: August 25, 2018, 09:06:26 PM »
I have conversations occasionally with Trump voters, and these are people that I don't think have fully thought through how such a vote can affect them personally.
One guy who voted for Trump now has regrets and thinks Trump is doing badly, although he seems oddly concerned that Trump is being attacked by the Democrats.
I explained to him it's ok for anyone including Democrats to criticize Trump's choices. I encouraged him to vote Democrat in the mid-term elections, and he said he probably just won't bother to vote at all.

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« Reply #1032 on: August 26, 2018, 01:56:18 PM »
Well done, DavidAnnArbor.

I started a crowd-fund campaign to hire a lobbyist in DC to convince our representatives to end federal subsidies of animal agriculture.

https://www.lobbyists4good.org/animal-ag-subsidies

tl;dr : Animal agriculture is a leading cause of greenhouse gas emissions and pollution. Factory farming is an abomination. Americans are eating 2x more meat and 3x more dairy vs 100 years ago, and it's making us sick. Our tax dollars should not be funding this industry.


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« Reply #1033 on: August 26, 2018, 11:06:53 PM »
Well done, DavidAnnArbor.

I started a crowd-fund campaign to hire a lobbyist in DC to convince our representatives to end federal subsidies of animal agriculture.

https://www.lobbyists4good.org/animal-ag-subsidies

tl;dr : Animal agriculture is a leading cause of greenhouse gas emissions and pollution. Factory farming is an abomination. Americans are eating 2x more meat and 3x more dairy vs 100 years ago, and it's making us sick. Our tax dollars should not be funding this industry.

Sorry this isn't necessarily an action to end the Trump administration. It's more toward opposing the system. The people who receive farm bill subsidies turn around and put that $ into political campaigns. It has to end.

So if you want me to delete this post I can MJ, lemme know.

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Re: Small Daily Acts of Political Resistance
« Reply #1034 on: August 28, 2018, 04:57:06 PM »
Small act that was technically the other day since it was a mail in ballot - I voted in the local election. It would also have been the primary election for my state but it has closed primaries and I'm currently NPA (no party affiliation). I voted for a couple school board members and a couple of judges. The judges aren't supposed to advocate for any particular causes or laws, but you can tell from their resumes which ones are more likely to be friendly (or unfriendly) to minorities, women, the poor, etc.

Next up - November!

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Re: Small Daily Acts of Political Resistance
« Reply #1035 on: August 29, 2018, 11:21:30 AM »
The Florida governor's race is going to be a big deal. Just donated to Andrew Gillum's campaign. I also updated my address so I can vote in the general election in my new town.

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« Reply #1036 on: August 29, 2018, 02:18:30 PM »
Yes it is. Trying to figure out how best to help him. DeSantis gave him a boost this morning.


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« Reply #1037 on: August 29, 2018, 02:54:56 PM »
I am helping in FL from afar! Yay everyone.

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Re: Small Daily Acts of Political Resistance
« Reply #1038 on: August 29, 2018, 05:50:47 PM »
http://www.philly.com/philly/columnists/will_bunch/pnc-bank-quaker-environmentalists-earth-quaker-action-team-20180814.html

How a small group of Quakers are making change happen.

Thanks for posting.  I grew up in the Phila. area and it's good to see the Quakers still have a core group of energized activists.  I like their realization that one thing that companies can't stand is to see their brand "tarnished."
(as Papa Johns Pizza well knows....!)   Public shaming is an under-rated tactic, IMO, but according to this article a persistent and focused effort can make a big splash. 

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« Reply #1039 on: August 29, 2018, 07:10:12 PM »
I am helping in FL from afar! Yay everyone.

Well, if you want to get closer, there’s always a place for you here.

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« Reply #1040 on: September 05, 2018, 04:29:19 PM »
Agreed (along with MrInCO) to attend a training for our preferred gov candidate. They've agreed that we can do get-out-the-vote and oppose-the-moronic-negative-campaigning organizing in our neighborhood, and those very nearby.

It's not the most useful (well, the second part may be -- I don't watch TV (ever) or answer the phone during this season, so I don't know how effective the negative campaigning from the sleezy other guy looks) but we're crazy busy with other stuff right now, so this is what we CAN do. (Plus, it's an excuse to go walk the neighborhoods after dinner and re-connect with our neighbors.)

(I mean it's potentially less useful then trying to campaign in other neighborhoods, but  ... we can barely add this one more thing now as it is.)

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Re: Small Daily Acts of Political Resistance
« Reply #1041 on: September 06, 2018, 07:59:17 AM »
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Brett Kavanaugh stumbles from Sen. Kamala Harris line of questioning about Mueller investigation.
Protestors get arrested.

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Re: Small Daily Acts of Political Resistance
« Reply #1042 on: September 06, 2018, 01:00:47 PM »
Signed up with the NAACP and county Democratic party to drive voters - their choice of days for early voting days or  election day. 

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Re: Small Daily Acts of Political Resistance
« Reply #1043 on: September 06, 2018, 07:13:07 PM »
My partner and I give monthly to Planned Parenthood, American Civil Liberties Union, and Southern Poverty Law Center.

From time to time we give extra, like recently to Either Sen. Collins VOTES NO on Kavanaugh OR we fund her future opponent. Also, my partner and daughter are canvasing for Carolyn Long in an attempt to flip the WA 3rd congressional district.

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Re: Small Daily Acts of Political Resistance
« Reply #1044 on: September 23, 2018, 06:21:13 AM »
Gave to the Puerto Rican Voter Project and Mi Familia Vota, to promote civic engagement and voter registration among Puerto Ricans on the mainland.  Deadline to register to vote in FL is October 9, I believe!
https://movement.vote/puertorico/
https://www.mifamiliavota.org/donate/

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Re: Small Daily Acts of Political Resistance
« Reply #1045 on: September 29, 2018, 05:05:44 PM »

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Re: Small Daily Acts of Political Resistance
« Reply #1046 on: October 02, 2018, 12:05:07 PM »
I poked family in Maine, and friends & family in Alaska, to contact Collins & Murkowski to vote no on Kavanaugh.

The FB comments on Murkowski's page make me sick. "I was raped at 14 and I just don't believe that lying bitch who's only trying to take down a great man. Vote YES because Kavanaugh will save the GOP!" (Not an actual comment, but the sentiment is there.)

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Re: Small Daily Acts of Political Resistance
« Reply #1047 on: October 03, 2018, 04:51:23 AM »
I emailed my state level rep applauding his recent vote on a bill that ended up passing and is awesome.

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Re: Small Daily Acts of Political Resistance
« Reply #1048 on: October 05, 2018, 09:27:56 PM »
Donated $100 to swing left and $50 to my gubernatorial candidate who is in a toss up race.

Will look at donating to Heitkamp, Rosen, McCaskill, and O'Rourke after next paycheck.

Have been doing some text-banking with red2blue as well.

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Re: Small Daily Acts of Political Resistance
« Reply #1049 on: October 06, 2018, 01:55:54 PM »
I've been conversing with various people about the importance of voting.
I sent out a message on nextdoor.com - my local area one, and typed up a post about how easy it is to do an absentee ballot, how to download the application, print it out, scan it and send it in via email in order to get the paper ballot mailed to the home.