Local Politics

Let’s Vote this Mother F’er

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Your DGB for today is to check out what’s happening at HeadCount.Org.

If we want to get rid of this Dusty Cheeto anytime soon, we’re gonna have to elect a democratic Congress and Senate in 2018. We can hope and pray all we want for Mueller to pull through and save the day, but we can’t put all of our eggs into one basket, especially when that basket is already filled with deplorables. If we want a fighting chance, we need to take back House and Senate and HeadCount is here to help.

HeadCount pairs with musicians to get out the vote. They help register people to vote and hook you up with the chance to volunteer to register people, all while putting on awesome concerts that promote voter awareness, with kick ass artists like The Roots, Black Keys, CAKE and Jay-Z. They also provide information for your local elections, including ballots, polling places, and deadlines for voter registration.

We HAVE to stay involved in our local as well as national elections. So team up with HeadCount and vote the hell out of your next election.

 

Swing Left Summer Challenge

Your DGB for today is to participate in or get the word out about the Swing Left Summer Challenge taking place from July 29 - September 29, 2017.

For those that live in a swing district and want to go big, you can sign up to host a canvas event in your own community. There are five easy steps outlined for you. Another way to grab back is to sign up and support the nearest Swing Left group from afar. When you register your e-mail at https://swingleft.org/, a local District Leader will get in touch with you with opportunities to take action. 

 

To host a canvas event: https://swingleft.org/p/canvass

 

Video from Swing Left:  https://www.facebook.com/swingleftorg/videos/449483152098982/

 

Swing Left mentions research showing a 3.8% increase in voter turnout for people who sign a commitment card. Let’s take back the House in 2018 so we can prevent (or at least slow down) the havoc the Trump Administration is wreaking.

 

Survey the Iron-Stache

Today’s DGB is to check out candidate Randy Bryce.    Wisconsin is a land of contradictions. Known for amazing things like cheese and the Green Bay Packers, it also has managed to unleash the political norovirus, otherwise known as Scott Walker, and his bubonic plague cohort Paul Ryan. So we were pleasantly surprised to encounter the breath of fresh air that emerged from this state recently by the name of Randy Bryce. He is a pro-choice progressive, Iron Workers union member that supports a $15 minimum wage and a single-payer health care system. *insert bursting heart eyes emoji* He is aiming to unseat Dude Bro of the House, Paul Ryan, who is up for re-election in 2018.     Watch his campaign announcement here:    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F6zAyPRbels#action=share        Find out where he stands on the issues here:      https://newrepublic.com/article/143469/im-working-person-thats-life-qa-paul-ryan-challenger-randy-bryce        Sign up to support him here:    https://randybryceforcongress.com        Grab back and kick Ryan out of the House!

Today’s DGB is to check out candidate Randy Bryce.

Wisconsin is a land of contradictions. Known for amazing things like cheese and the Green Bay Packers, it also has managed to unleash the political norovirus, otherwise known as Scott Walker, and his bubonic plague cohort Paul Ryan. So we were pleasantly surprised to encounter the breath of fresh air that emerged from this state recently by the name of Randy Bryce. He is a pro-choice progressive, Iron Workers union member that supports a $15 minimum wage and a single-payer health care system. *insert bursting heart eyes emoji* He is aiming to unseat Dude Bro of the House, Paul Ryan, who is up for re-election in 2018.

Watch his campaign announcement here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F6zAyPRbels#action=share

Find out where he stands on the issues here:

https://newrepublic.com/article/143469/im-working-person-thats-life-qa-paul-ryan-challenger-randy-bryce

Sign up to support him here: https://randybryceforcongress.com

Grab back and kick Ryan out of the House!

Flippable

Your DGB for today is to sign up at Flippable and get involved in turning state legislatures and governorships blue.

While many folks are focused on the big race in 2020, mid-terms in 2018, or special elections, Flippable’s aim is to get Democrats elected at the state level - in state legislatures and in governor’s mansions across the country. One of the primary reasons this is so critical to an overall political strategy is that things like voter ID and registration laws, as well as redistricting happen in state government. Right now, the GOP controls 32 (!) of our 50 states’ legislatures and of those states, 25 also have Republican governors. This situation has led to widespread gerrymandering and voter suppression, which is a social justice issue in addition to being a practical barrier to Democratic wins. These states also tend to enact other legislation that makes us tear our hair out, such as anti-choice bills and transphobic “bathroom bills.”

If this doesn’t motivate you, remember that in order to successfully impeach the current Oval Office squatter, we need to flip the House of Representatives, and one path to that is to flip states controlled by the GOP.  When you find yourself in the Upside-Down, people, you gotta FLIP.

 

 

You Work For US

Your DGB for today is to check out    OurStates.org   , pick at least one category, and follow the six steps to apply pressure to your State Legislator and remind them who, exactly, they work for.    Our States provides six different categories to choose from: immigration, policing and protest, reproductive justice, voting rights, LGBTQ+ equality, and economic justice. They also offer a downloadable guide with tips on how to engage your state legislators.    So, let’s work on our politicians at a local level. Some of them are attempting to push out atrocious plans and we can stop them. OurState cites that 26 states have legislation to ban sanctuary cities, 20 plan to restrict LGBT rights, and 19 intend to restrict reproductive rights. Let them know they work for us, that local politics do matter to us, and they often have more of an impact in our lives than DC politics do.    Sign up with OurStates.org and tell them to do their job or they’re fired.    

Your DGB for today is to check out OurStates.org, pick at least one category, and follow the six steps to apply pressure to your State Legislator and remind them who, exactly, they work for.

Our States provides six different categories to choose from: immigration, policing and protest, reproductive justice, voting rights, LGBTQ+ equality, and economic justice. They also offer a downloadable guide with tips on how to engage your state legislators.

So, let’s work on our politicians at a local level. Some of them are attempting to push out atrocious plans and we can stop them. OurState cites that 26 states have legislation to ban sanctuary cities, 20 plan to restrict LGBT rights, and 19 intend to restrict reproductive rights. Let them know they work for us, that local politics do matter to us, and they often have more of an impact in our lives than DC politics do.

Sign up with OurStates.org and tell them to do their job or they’re fired.