I Voted!

I voted and it feels so good,
“Reunited, and it feels so good
Reunited ’cause we understood
There’s one perfect fit
And, sugar, this one is it
We both are so excited ’cause we’re reunited, hey, hey”…


So good I just had to sing for bit. You remember the tune by Peaches & Herb?! The lyrics could work for reuniting this country again. I think there is hope.
If you can vote early, do it. Drop your ballot in a polling box if you can. Mail in is a great option, but it will delay the results and since the 45th and DeJoy are sleeping together no telling what shenanigans they will drum up.

Need a good laugh, check out the talented Alec Baldwin and Jim Carrey in the latest episode of Saturday Night Live, First Debate. The entire episode is available on NBC, highly recommend.

Voting plan and back pain

We are all reeling from the “debate” Tuesday night. I choose to listen to it on NPR, as the less I can look at the 45th the better. But really, I couldn’t listen, the banter and arguing were disturbing, so I turned it off. The good news is, I am going to vote tomorrow. Here in Montana, one can go into an election office starting tomorrow and put their vote in. I have actually had some mail that was coming not show up so this is will feel the most effective way to get my vote in and counted. I’ll mask up, stay six feet apart and wash, wash, wash my hands. Hope everybody has your plan of action of getting your vote in as soon as possible.

Hip/back pain update: it’s been a month and still hurts. Yesterday, I could hardly get out of bed. I decided to go by the Bone and Joint Urgent Care. X-rays only revealed a little degeneration in my spine. The doc prescribed physical therapy and muscle relaxers. If no improvement in a few weeks, they will do an MRI. Looking forward to physical therapy starting Monday. Muscle relaxers didn’t do much last night. Got the heating pad, ice packs and stretching going on today. Truth: I’m tired and miss my grandchildren.

Vote and strengthen your core. Thanks for reading.

PBS Frontline And Rogan’s List

Last night I watched Frontline on PBS about the two men we have running for President. It’s very telling. Our democracy is at stake here. It’s not about being Republican or Democrat, it’s about getting a reality show host, bully and sociopath out of office. Watch and educate yourselves: The Choice 2020 Trump vs. Biden
Yes, the two parties are important, but we have a personality problem right now.

Another good find, Rogan’s List. It has many links to who to contact on what issues, White House contacts, links to Postal Service and more: Rogan’s List

Thanks always for reading.

Thanks @lovenotfear. I did it, thanks to you.

Honor Truth Honor Ruth

“My dream is that we will get back to it. I think it will take strong people from both parties to say, let’s get together for the good of the country.” Ruth Bader Ginsberg
This is a beautiful piece that honors RBG and inspires us to continue her good fight.

ActBlue is reporting record-breaking donations to Dem candidates since the announcement of her death – something like $12.5 million in the first two hours. Let’s not stop now. We need to carry on the fight for her, for us, and future generations. Donate, volunteer, vote, take someone to get registered, help them vote.
Here are some suggestions:
Support Amy McGrath, get McConnell out of there. https://secure.actblue.com/donate/am-website?refcode=website-nav

Steve Bullock for Senate in Montana, defeat Republican Steve Daines. https://secure.actblue.com/donate/sb-homepage?refcode=scb_web_header-button

Mike Cooney for Montana governor https://www.cooneyformontana.com/

Kathleen Williams for Montana Senate https://kathleenformontana.com/

Mike Epsy, Democrat, for Senate in Mississippi, this is a quiet but important campaign. He’d be MS’s first Black senator since 1881. While winning over a backwards Republican. https://espyforsenate.com/

These are just a few ways to contribute. There are plenty more. Consider donating to any of the swing state elections and of course Joe Biden. https://joebiden.com/

“Fight for the things that you care about, but do it in a way that will lead others to join you.” RBG


Please leave comments with some of your suggestions on how contribute and more.
I can’t figure out how to make links without the https, etc on this new format. I’ll get help. For now they are clickable just not as attractive. @lovenotfear, help?!

Love y’all, keep up the good fight and get into some good trouble

Reclaim Our Vote

Need a project? Here you go: Reclaim our vote
Sign up to write and send postcards or make phone calls. For postcards, you will pay for postcards and postage. Not a bad investment.

Ongoing voter suppression and voter list purging have been disenfranchising millions of eligible voters — especially voters of color.  Reclaim Our Vote works in those voter suppression states.  Our volunteers inform and mobilize voters of color to make sure they are registered and they know how to get a ballot and vote.  It is a nonpartisan campaign of the nonprofit 501(c)3 Center for Common Ground.
Our goals for 2020 are substantially higher — and we need your help!  We are focusing on Alabama, Arizona, Florida, Georgia, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Texas. We have made more than 450,000 phone calls and sent more than 3.8 million postcards so far in 2020.

 Reclaim Our Vote on facebook

Thanks Deborah for the prompt!

I finally watched the movie, Harriet. What a woman, what a spirit. White people can be such motherf*cking assholes.

Thanks for reading.

 

Protect the Postal Service

Today let’s protect our vote and our postal service.

Sign a petition to remove Louis DeJoy from Board of Governors, USPS Petition to remove Louis DeJoy

Write a good old fashioned letter, a thank you note or send a care package to someone via the post office. You’ll get to make someone happy and give a little financial support to USPS. Buy stamps, USPS stamps. If you’re sending holiday cards this year, go ahead and stock up on stamps.

Like the post once you’ve done one of the above, comment once you’ve done both!

Easy and fun.
Thank you!

 

Women’s March

I’ve copied and pasted an email for you today. It’s an opportunity to volunteer. This opportunity seems doable and effective. There is a link to sign up if you are willing. Remove my name and info and enter yours when you open the link.

There’s less than 100 days until the election and we’re launching our massive Women2Women voter contact plan soon. We need your help to contact women voters to make sure they turn out in record numbers on November 3rd.

If every 1 in 10 people reading this spent just one hour phone banking, we could make 3,600,000 calls with our dialer system and send even more text messages. Can you be one of those people?

If yes, please sign the 100 days volunteer pledge now to commit at least one hour to contacting women voters to make sure they’re registered and ready to vote on November 3rd.

Women can be the ones to get Trump out of office: it is our duty, and it can be done. We are the majority of voters and if we turnout in force, we can decide the fate of this election. 

Our assignment is clear: Defeat Trump nationally using the tools available to us during this pandemic – while building up and repairing the bonds between us to tackle our most urgent threats from coronavirus, police violence, recession, rising fascism, and climate change. 

Here’s what what happens next after you sign the pledge:

  1. You’ll be invited to join the weekly Turnout Tuesdays phone and text bank. There will be a 30 minute training session each week followed by one hour of calling or texting. After you do the training once, you can just join for the 60 minutes of voter contact. 
  2. If you’re ready to go even further, we’re inviting you to start a Women2Women circle with at least five other people where you live to organize locally and work together to defeat Trump. Let us know if you’re interested on the pledge form and we’ll invite you to our info session on August 6th at 7pm ET

We will pull through by pulling together to build a feminist force so strong that Trumpism is defeated forever. Will you sign the 100 days pledge to help turnout women voters in record numbers?

Together we can win, 

WM Organizing Team

Donate

Women’s March is a 501c(4) organization. Your generous support helps us prepare for fights we see coming and those we don’t. Donations are not tax deductible. If you prefer to make a tax-deductible gift, we encourage you to support the Women’s March Network. Gifts to the Network support our organizing, communications, advocacy and public education efforts.

Excited!

Excited! Now there is a word I have not used or heard much, as of the last few weeks, much less felt it.
I haven’t been excited we are in a pandemic, that people are suffering and grieving in more ways than one.
I’m not excited that I am unable to get together with friends; that the Prince themed birthday party my birthday twin, Jen, and I have been planning for June 7th will not be happening.  She, Prince and I were all born on June 7th.

Today, I am excited about a couple of things. First, I took part in Marc Moss’s first virtual Tell Us Something storytelling workshop this morning. He will probably do more workshops. If it appeals to you, I highly recommend it. What a wonderful way to connect and ignite storytelling during this time.

Also, I signed up for When we all vote couch party this afternoon. Michelle Obama will be hosting. I can wait to see and hear her. It will be a breath of fresh air.
Join our #CouchParty 2.0 to come together with the When We All Vote community and our Co-Chair Michelle Obama to talk about how we can continue to make a difference to help safely register and turn out our communities to vote.