[Ed – Sweet JEEBUS!!1!
20 19 days until the election, Scissorheads. We’re STILL keeping this on top. Fresher posts below. -Tengrain]
It’s called activism, folks. Get active.
The work performed by Culinary organizers like Hagezom, for as many as 12 hours a day, six days a week, is political organizing at its most intimate—colleagues lobbying colleagues, over lunch or on their front porches, in whatever language they’re most comfortable with. Hagezom’s fellow organizers often start their conversations in Spanish; he carries flyers in Amharic for the union’s growing membership of Ethiopian immigrants.
The results are impossible to ignore; over the last decade, Democrats have scored win after win in the critical swing state, in large part by turning out the kinds of voters—mostly nonwhite, disproportionately first- or second-generation, often non-English-speaking service workers with unusual hours—who often stay home everywhere else. “What Culinary does, and the way they organize in Nevada, is the model for voter mobilization in the country,” says Frank Sharry, executive director of the immigrant advocacy group America’s Voice. “They have figured it out. They get people in a room, they methodically organize targets and coordinate who’s gonna take what precincts. They hold each other accountable and they deliver.”
Hint – do what the successful people do and you will be successful, too.
There are more of us than there are of them. if we can only mobilize all of our voters we can’t loose. They know this, which is why voter disenfranchisment – by any means possible – is their number one priority.
A Call to Action:
- Reach out to your local D’s volunteer for canvassing, phone banking, and poll watching.
- Volunteer to drive people to and from the polls.
- Do what they need you to do to help Get Out The Vote.
If you’re not happy with our Internet-Troll-in-Chief’s sexual assault club, his open admiration and facilitation of despots, dictators and thieves, the overturning of our environmental protections, the decimation of our public education system, and who knows how many other outrages and violations of decency, morality and justice now is the time to take action to stop it.
Don’t do it because it’s the right thing to do.
Do it for your own damned good, because if we don’t stop it now it’s only going to get worse.