Governor

No Time for Despair: Climate Change

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Your DGB for today is to get in touch with your governor about what steps can be taken at the state level to combat climate change.

Scientists have long been sounding the alarm about climate change and politicians have often lacked the political courage to do what needs to be done to prevent catastrophe. That is, when they weren’t calling it a Chinese hoax or left wing hype. Now a report has come out from the UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change which says in no uncertain terms that unless we take bold steps, like, NOW, we are in deep doo-doo.

We know that the Trump administration isn’t going to do anything about it. It has stripped the federal government of science positions and boards, strangled the EPA, deregulated industry, pulled out of the Paris Climate Accord, and generally run roughshod over Mother Earth. In the face of such reckless behavior, states are taking up the cause. In September, 17 governors announced a bipartisan alliance with a set of policies aimed at fighting global climate change.

Your job is to get in touch with your governor. If he or she is part of the alliance (check here), tell them thank you! Politicians need to hear from constituents when they’re doing a good job, too. If he or she is NOT on the list, let them know how unhappy you are about that and why.

And if you, like many of us, get a panic attack at the impossible place we find ourselves in, read this excellent piece in Vox: https://www.vox.com/first-person/2018/10/11/17963772/climate-change-global-warming-natural-disasters


Countdown to Midterm Elections: 27 Days


Support Andrew Gillum’s Florida Gubernatorial Bid

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Your DGB for today is to help elect Florida’s first Black governor, Democrat Andrew Gillum. On Tuesday Gillum emerged victorious from a crowded field in the primary, and many believe he represents the future of the Democratic party. An outspoken progressive, Gillum was an early supporter of Obama’s historic 2008 campaign and a surrogate for Hillary Clinton’s 2016 campaign. Sen. Bernie Sanders campaigned for him in the lead-up to the primary, and he received the seal of approval from gun law reform group Moms Demand Action. See his complete platform here: https://andrewgillum.com/issues/ And read this New Yorker interview.

Of course, the bigoted mud-slinging from the right has already started. Within hours of Gillum’s victory, his GOP opponent and die-hard Trumper Ron DeSantis used a vile, racist dog-whistle in an interview on - you guessed it - Fox “news.”

We focus a lot on the Blue Wave in Congress, but governorships are equally important to the cause. To support this terrific candidate, go here to donate money or volunteer to knock on doors, etc.

Follow @AndrewGillum on Twitter and/or https://www.facebook.com/andrewgillumfl/ on Facebook - retweet and share to spread his message.

 

Stacey Abrams’ Campaign

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Your DGB for today is to help Stacey Abrams win the race for governor of Georgia.

After making history by winning the democratic primary on Tuesday, Abrams will now face a general election in November. Can you freaking believe she’s the first Black woman to be a major party gubernatorial nominee in the United States? On top of that, Georgia has never had a Black nominee of any gender for the governor’s office.

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/05/22/us/politics/georgia-primary-abrams-results.html

Read our first Grab on Stacey here:

https://www.dailygrabback.com/todays-grab-1/2017/8/14/were-team-stacey-abrams

We won’t know who Abrams’ opponent will be until the July runoff between two white guys whose names we can’t remember. The reason we haven’t noted who they are is because it doesn’t matter. DGB has complete faith that Abrams can pulverize this glass ceiling. Give her a boost by donating to her campaign, volunteering, and amplifying her candidacy below.

https://staceyabrams.com/

https://www.facebook.com/stacey.abrams.77/

@staceyabrams