VOTE! The Vote is the Antidote

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VOTE BLUE WAVE ELEG 2018

VOTE: The Vote is the Antidote
Collage Art by Emily Leatha Everson Gleichenhaus

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ALL ELEG POSTERS IN ONE PLACE
https://wisdominspirationgoodadvice.wordpress.com/all-poster-in-one-place/

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List of Organizations that Support and Facilitate Voting:
https://projectput.wordpress.com/2018/09/07/the-vote-is-the-antidote-elect-candidates-who-will-protect-the-environment/

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9/17/2018 Project PUT Packaging Note to Chobani Yogurt

I wrote Chobani Yogurt a second time, 9/18/2018:

9/19/2018

Chobani Yogurt Customer Care Contact Form
https://www.chobani.com/customer-care/…

Dear Chobani,

My children and I very much enjoy your yogurt products. I feel good about the quality of the yogurt you make.

I am also, however, very concerned about your plastic packaging. I feel just awful about it. My kids love your yogurt smoothies and yogurt cups, but they consume one and then the plastic bottle or cup it came it could last for hundreds of years polluting a landfill or end up in our water for us to consume or to choke or poison wildlife.

Milk comes on paper cartons. Chinese food, too. Can’t a company like yours, that professes a mission to provide healthy nutrition to your customers then find a way to package products so that the packaging does not poison and pollute our beautiful planet? When it comes to your yogurt, cannot your customers have the cake and eat it, too?

I really like your yogurt, but for me, buying and consuming it with my family also comes with a huge dose of guilt for enabling/supporting Chonani to package products in such an environmentally irresponsible fashion.

Can you please find a better way to package your products than in plastic? You could become heros in this story and real leaders. Please do. And please do it quickly. There is no time to waste.

Thank you,
Emily Gleichenhaus
Arlington, VA

Project PUT: Pick Up Trash
Project PUT: Pick Up Trash
Every little PUT counts
ProjectPUT.org
@ProjectPUT (Facebook & Twitter)

 

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Response I received from Chobani 9/18/2018:

Hello Emily,

Thanks so much for reaching out to us. We’ve been on a mission since day one to provide better food for more people. Sustainability is not just a word to us; it’s a core value. From cow, to cup, to consumer, we’re bringing Chobani’s universal wellness mission to life through a holistic sustainability program. We’re always exploring new ideas and approaches that support the economic, environmental, and social impacts of our business.

When it comes to our packaging, we’re constantly seeking new ways to minimize our impact on the environment, using less plastic per cup, less paperboard for our packaging overwraps, and less corrugate cardboard for our case shippers. Our sustainable packaging efforts have real impacts on the yogurt category and the planet. Since August 2015, we’ve reduced our packaging weight by 7.4% by redesigning our cups, saving over 2.1 million lbs. of plastic resin – the weight of eight adult blue whales.

We know that many of our fans are having important conversations about sustainability, recycling, and protecting the planet we all share. Here at Chobani, we’re having these conversations, too. Your passionate comments will be shared with our Packaging Innovation Team for review.

Thanks again for reaching out.

JodiLyn Livingston
Community Loyalty Team

 

 

 

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Related Posts and Info

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7//20/2018 Project PUT Comment to Chobani Yogurt

https://projectput.wordpress.com/2018/07/20/comment-to-chobani-yogurt/
(as of 9/18/2018, this comment went unanswered)

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Writing and Calling Companies About Their Packaging
https://projectput.wordpress.com/2017/03/24/writing-and-calling-companies-about-their-packaging/

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Project PUT: Pick Up Trash on Facebook:
https://www.facebook.com/ProjectPUT/
@ProjectPUT

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Project PUT: Pick Up Trash on Pinterest:
https://www.pinterest.com/singbooksemily/project-put-pick-up-trash/

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Project PUT: Pick Up Trash Blog:
https://projectput.wordpress.com/

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Project PUT: Pick Up Trash Online:
ProjectPUT.org

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Project PUT: Pick Up Trash on Twitter
https://twitter.com/ProjectPUT

THE VOTE IS THE ANTIDOTE! Don’t despair, get to work, DO SOMETHING and VOTE. List of Organizations that Facilitate Voting and PROGRESSIVE ACTION

THE VOTE LIST
A project of love and patriotism for the United States of America, compiled and updated by Emily Leatha Everson Gleichenhaus.

(First posted in September 2018, this list is frequently updated. Last update at 3:45pm, 11/11/2018)

Vote and motivate and facilitate others to vote! This is a list of organizations that facilitate voting and PROGRESSIVE ACTION. Pick one (or a few), participate and support by donating money.  Civic engagement and voter turnout make for a vibrant and strong democracy. 

No one is coming to save us.  WE are the ones we’ve been waiting for.  I always hoped someone would come along and fix it, then I realized, I AM SOMEONE.  DO SOMETHING.  Do it now.  Engage. Be the change you want to see in the world.  GET TO WORK!

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#WhyIVote #AmericaTheBeautiful #BeAVoter

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Sing Books with Emily’s My Country ‘Tis of Thee/Do All the Good You Can#BeAVoter with Sing Books with Emily #LetFreedomRing #DoAllTheGoodYouCan  #WhyIVote

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#WhyIVote #StarSpangledBanner #BeAVoter

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THE VOTE IS THE ANTIDOTE
Engage with, and give money to, these organizations that encourage, support, and facilitate voting and progressive action:

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2 Hours a Week
We are a community fostering a new level of civic engagement following the 2016 election by offering you 2 hours a week of tangible action.
http://www.2hoursaweek.org/

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5 Calls
5 Calls is the easiest and most effective way for citizens to make an impact in national and local politics. Calling is the most effective way to influence your representative. Read more about why calling works.
https://5calls.org/

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350 Action
We need a new kind of climate leadership. From the streets to the ballot box, 350 Action is fighting for progressive climate champions who are willing to stand up for climate justice, good green jobs, just immigration policies, healthcare for all, and human rights.
https://350action.org/

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866 Our Vote: Election Protection
Working 365 days to Advance and Defend Your Right to Vote
https://www.866ourvote.org/

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Action Network
Action Network is an open platform that empowers individuals and groups to organize for progressive causes.
https://actionnetwork.org/

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A Little Goes a Long Way Fund
Channels funds to the closest House races in the cheapest media markets where an extra dollar goes farthest
https://secure.actblue.com/donate/donate-save-america

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American Family Voices
American Family Voices was founded in 2000 to be a strong voice for middle class and working class families on economic, health care, and consumer issues.
https://actionnetwork.org/groups/american-family-voices

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America Votes
The coordination hub of the PROGRESSIVE COMMUNITY
https://americavotes.org/

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Be a Hero
Ady Barkan traveled to DC to ask Congress to be heroes. 
https://www.beaherofund.com/

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Ballot Ready
Every candidate and referendum, explained.
https://www.ballotready.org/

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Black Girls Vote
Black Girls Vote is a nonpartisan organization designed to represent the concerns and interest of Black women.
http://www.blackgirlsvote.com/

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Black Pac
BlackPAC is an independent, Black-led organization that uses the power of year-round political engagement and elections to change our economic, justice, and political systems.
http://www.blackpac.com/

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Black Voters Matter Fund
OUR VOTES DECIDE ELECTIONS…AND ELECTIONS HAVE CONSEQUENCES.
https://www.blackvotersmatterfund.org/

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Blue Future
Connecting young people to progressive campaigns
http://ourbluefuture.us/

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Blue Revolution USA
Are you sick of being bullied by the right wing? Are you ready to stand up and fight for progressive candidates all over the country? Are you ready to turn anger into action? What a coincidence. So are we!
https://www.bluerevolutionusa.com/

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Blue Wave Crowd Source
https://bluewavecrowdsource.com/

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Blue Wave Festival
The one-stop shop for progressives looking to volunteer. Together, we can turn the New York State Senate and US Congress blue.
https://www.bluewavefestival.com/

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Blue Wave Voters
If just 3 out of 4 Democrats who voted Blue in 2016 vote Blue again this November, Democrats can win everything, everywhere. Will you help create the biggest Blue Wave in history by pledging to Vote Blue and urging your Democratic friends to join us?https://bluewavevoters.com/

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Build the Wave
With more than 800,000 texts sent in 2018 alone and a team of over 2,000 volunteer texters, Build the Wave is one of the fastest growing and most impactful progressive organizations in the nation.
https://www.buildthewave.org

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Campus Vote Project (CVP)
n 2012, Fair Elections Center (formerly Fair Elections Legal Network) launched Campus Vote Project (CVP) to focus and expand its work around student voting issues. CVP works with universities, community colleges, faculty, students and election officials to reduce barriers to student voting. Our goal is to help campuses institutionalize reforms that empower students with the information they need to register and vote.
http://campusvoteproject.org/

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Climate Hawks Vote
To identify, train, and elect individual climate hawk leaders, while generating a political environment in which those leaders have the power to advance policies needed to address climate change.
http://climatehawksvote.com/

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Civis Alalytics
Civis technology helps organizations use their person-level data to make smarter, faster decisions that drive real results.
https://www.civisanalytics.com/

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Code Blue
We are the blue wave. Help us flip our country.
https://www.codeblue.team/

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Color of Change
Color Of Change helps you do something real about injustice. We design campaigns powerful enough to end practices that unfairly hold Black people back, and champion solutions that move us all forward. Until justice is real.
https://colorofchange.org/

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Countable
Your government, made simple. Get clear, concise summaries of bills going through Congress, see what others think, then take action. Telling your reps how you feel is easier than ever with email and now video messages. Make your democracy more responsive!
https://www.countable.us/

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Creative Resistance, The
WE’RE A COLLECTIVE OF INDEPENDENT MEDIA MAKERS AND NOISE MAKERS RESISTING THE TRUMP AGENDA.
CREATIVELY.
https://www.thecreativeresistance.us/

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Crooked Media
These are the stakes-VOTE
https://crooked.com/

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Crush the Midterms
It’s time to protect democracy + send Trump a message.
https://www.crushthemidterms.org/

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Daily Kos
A group blog and internet forum focused on the Democratic Party and liberal American politics
https://www.dailykos.com/

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Democracy for America (DFA)
http://www.democracyforamerica.com/

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Democracy Works
Serving voters. Powering elections. Building a better democracy.
https://www.democracy.works/

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Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee (DCCC)
The official campaign arm of the Democrats in the House of Representatives
the only political committee in the country whose principal mission is to support Democratic House candidates every step of the way to victory.
https://dccc.org/

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Democratic Legislative Campaign Committee (DLCC)
Join the fight to elect state Democrats
https://www.dlcc.org/

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Democratic Party of Virginia
https://vademocrats.org/

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Democrats, The
Change that matters
https://democrats.org/

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Donate:60
It starts at commencement. It ends at the ballot box. Pledge to vote: equality, climate change and gun safety are all on the ballot this fall, but first you’ve got to get registered.
http://www.donate-60.org/

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Election Assistance Commission
https://www.eac.gov/

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Election Day
Make Election Day a company holiday.
https://www.electionday.org/

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Election Protection: 866 Our Vote
Working 365 days to Advance and Defend Your Right to Vote
https://www.866ourvote.org/

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Emily’s List
We ignite change by getting pro-choice Democratic women elected to office.
https://www.emilyslist.org/

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Enough is Enough Voter Project
VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN IS A VOTING ISSUE
http://enoughisenoughvoter.org/

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Equality Now
Let’s use the law to change the world. Since 1992, our international network of lawyers, activists and supporters have held governments responsible for ending legal inequality, sex trafficking, sexual violence & harmful practices, such as female genital mutilation (FGM) & “child marriage”
https://www.equalitynow.org/

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Everytown for Gun Safety
Everytown for Gun Safety is an American nonprofit organization which advocates for gun control and against gun violence.
https://everytown.org/

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Fair Elections Center
Fair Elections Center is a national, nonpartisan voting rights and election reform organization which works to remove barriers to registration and voting for traditionally underrepresented constituencies. The Center works to improve election administration through legislative, legal and administrative reform, to protect access to the ballot through litigation, and to provide election law expertise, voter information and technical assistance to voter mobilization organizations.
https://www.fairelectionscenter.org/

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Fair Vote Project
BETTER ELECTIONS ARE POSSIBLE
https://www.fairvote.org/

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Federal Voting Assistance Program (FVAP)
Voting assistance for Service members, their families and overseas citizens
https://www.fvap.gov/

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Five Thirty Eight
Nate Silver’s Five Thirty Eight (the # of electors in the electoral college)
https://fivethirtyeight.com/

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Flip It Blue
HELP FUND THE AD CAMPAIGN THAT CAN STOP TRUMP AND FLIP CONGRESS BLUE.
https://www.flipitblue.net/

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Flippable
DEMOCRACY STARTS IN THE STATES. We’re electing progressives where it counts the most. Join us.
http://flippable.org/

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Good Werk
Goodwerk’s mission is to explain where progressive values are on the ballot and what we can do to support candidates that fight for those values.
https://goodwerk.org/

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Head Count
Music, Democracy, Action
https://www.headcount.org/RegisterToVote/

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Higher Heights
Higher Heights for America PAC is galvanizing the collective political power of our members to help elect more Black women to public office at all levels. Higher Heights for America member help Black women running for public office by supporting the PAC.
http://www.higherheightsforamerica.org/

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Hustle
The way we communicate has changed. Change with it.
https://www.hustle.com/

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I Am A Voter
is a public awareness campaign that aims to create a cultural shift around voting and civic engagement by unifying around a central truth: that our democracy works best when we all participate.
https://iamavoter.com/

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I’m Voting
SHARING ‘I’M VOTING’ IS THE BEST WAY TO GET YOUR F+F TO #votevotevote!
https://imvoting.com/

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Indivisible
Former congressional staffers reveal best practices for making Congress listen. We’re not the leaders of this movement. You are.
https://www.indivisible.org/

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It Starts Today
Fund every Democratic nominee for the House and Senate with a single monthly donation.
https://contribute.itstarts.today/2018

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I will Vote
Be a voter. Have questions about voting? Call our voter hotline at 833-336-8683.
https://iwillvote.com/

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ivote: I Vote for America (what if everyone voted?)
iVote was created in 2014 with one goal: secure voting rights for all Americans. 
https://www.ivoteforamerica.org/

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Jolt Texas
Jolt is building a movement of Latinos across Texas. There are 10.8 million Latinos in Texas. Together, we have the power to transform our state.
https://www.jolttx.org/en/

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Knock Every Door
Sign up to go door-to-door for the political revolution in your community.
https://knockeverydoor.org/

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Knock the Vote
Take the fight to the polls. Thank you for knocking the vote
Our work is just getting started.
https://knockthe.vote/

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Latino Victory
http://latinovictory.us/

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League of Women Voters
Empowering Voters. Defending Democracy.
https://www.lwv.org/

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Let America Vote
We have a voting problem in America. Voting in our country has never been easy, but there’s a new challenge: Politicians are trying to stop Americans from voting because of who they are likely to vote for in an election. Extreme voter suppression laws that disproportionately impact people based on their race or ethnicity, gender, age, or income have started popping up all over the country. If we don’t fight back, more and more Americans will become disenfranchised. SEE WHAT WE’RE DOING
https://www.letamericavote.org/

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Local Majority
STATE LEGISLATURES ARE KEY. State legislatures not only create the laws that affect the everyday lives of their constituents, they also play a critical role in determining the districts for the U.S. House of Representatives and thus the fate of the entire country. Local Majority provides research that is practical and accessible to support progressive campaigns for state legislature. Join us or support our efforts!
https://localmajority.org/

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Lyft: Ride to Vote
https://blog.lyft.com/posts/2018/8/22/get-out-the-vote

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Making Every Vote Count
https://www.makingeveryvotecount.com/

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March for Our Lives
Not one more. We cannot allow one more person to be killed by senseless gun violence.
https://marchforourlives.com/

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March On
MARCH ON (to the polls) is galvanizing the millions of us who marched to create lasting, transformative political power.
https://www.wearemarchon.org/

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Millennial Politics
Millennial Politics showcases and raises the profiles of progressive organizations and candidates ahead of their elections.
https://millennialpolitics.co/

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Mobilize America
MobilizeAmerica helps motivated citizens, progressive organizations and campaigns to organize and win
https://www.mobilizeamerica.io/

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Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America
It’s time for gun sense in America
https://momsdemandaction.org/

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MOTIVOTE
Motivote makes voting fun, easy and social—so that you and your friends actually do it.
https://www.motivote.us/

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Movement Voter Project
2020 Starts Today. Water the Grassroots. Build Power Everywhere.
We’ve accomplished a lot together so far – we won back the House! We raised $12.2 million dollars for over 350 groups in 42 states! BUT – our work starts NOW to build an even BIGGER 2020 Wave to get back the Presidency, the Senate, and control of more state chambers and Governor seats. Fuel local grassroots groups and donate now.
https://movement.vote/

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Move On
MoveOn is where millions mobilize for a better society—one where everyone can thrive.
https://front.moveon.org/

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Move the Vote, #MOVEtheVOTE
We’ve got to do more than talk and tweet. We’ve got to vote.
https://www.movethe.vote/

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Multiply Your Vote
It takes just 30 seconds to find the most impactful way to volunteer. Join us, and together we’ll win on!
https://multiplyyourvote2018.paperform.co/

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My Civic Workout
MY CIVIC WORKOUT YOUR HEART IS A MUSCLE THE SIZE OF YOUR FIST. KEEP LOVING, KEEP FIGHTING.
https://www.mycivicworkout.com/

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My Weekly Resistance
A weekly guide to doing (at least) one political action each week to resist policies, plans and activities of the Trump administration that violate decency, fairness and social justice. Help the United States fulfill its promises to one and all.
https://www.myweeklyresistance.com/

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National Democratic Redistricting Committee (End Republican Gerrymandering)
The National Democratic Redistricting Committee (NDRC) and Organizing for Action (OFA) launched a partnership to build a more fair democracy by strategically targeting legislative chambers, governorships, and ballot initiatives that will be critical in determining how maps are drawn after the 2020 Census.
https://democraticredistricting.com/

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National Voter Registration Day
BIGGEST NATIONAL VOTER REGISTRATION DAY EVER! Record 800,000+ People Registered to Vote Ahead of 2018 Midterms
https://nationalvoterregistrationday.org/

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Need To Vote
Tom Steyer’s Need to Vote Election Center
https://www.needtovote.com/

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New Georgia Project
The New Georgia Project is a non-partisan effort to register and civically engage the rising electorate in our state.
https://newgeorgiaproject.org/

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New Voters Project
It’s our future, let’s vote on it.
https://studentpirgs.org/campaigns/sp/new-voters-project

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Next Generation America
Since 2013, we’ve worked to prevent damage to our climate by transitioning to a clean energy economy, based on equality, inclusion, and a shared and sustainable prosperity. Last year, NextGen America stepped up to fight for immigrant rights, affordable health care, and equality for all. In 2018, we’ve taken it even further. We’re registering and turning out young voters at an unprecedented rate in eleven states across the country — to help elect leaders that work for us.
https://nextgenamerica.org/

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Nonprofit Vote
Founded in 2005, Nonprofit VOTE partners with America’s nonprofits to help the people they serve participate and vote. We are the leading source of nonpartisan resources to help nonprofits integrate voter engagement into their ongoing activities and services.
https://www.nonprofitvote.org/

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Nuns on a Bus (Network Lobby)
Advocates for Justice, Inspired by Catholic Sisters
https://networklobby.org/

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Opportunity First
Join Julián Castro in supporting the next generation of progressive leaders!
https://opportunityfirstpac.com/

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Our Vote Now
OurVoteNow engages, educates, and encourages young people to actively participate in the democratic process.
http://www.ourvotenow.org/

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OutVote
YOUR FRIENDS CAN FLIP ELECTIONS. 1 TEXT makes friends 10% more likely to vote. 10 TEXTS equals an hour of door knocking.
https://www.outvote.io/

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Overseas Vote
Nonpartisan Voter Services for U.S. Citizens Overseas and Uniformed Services Members
https://www.overseasvotefoundation.org/vote/home.htm

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Pave It Blue
It means we are here to get things done to save our community from legislators and policies that ignore or degrade the rights of women, people of color, immigrants, and the LGBTQ+ community. It means we are fighting to ensure the protection of the environment, access to healthcare, and our educational system.
https://paveitblue.org/

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Pod Save America
Four former aides to President Obama — Jon Favreau, Dan Pfeiffer, Jon Lovett, and Tommy Vietor — are joined by journalists, politicians, comedians, and activists for a freewheeling conversation about politics, the press and the challenges posed by the Trump presidency.
https://art19.com/shows/pod-save-america

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Postcards 4 VA
www.postcards4va.com

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Postcards to Voters
Postcards to Voters are friendly, handwritten reminders from volunteers to targeted voters giving Democrats a winning edge in close, key races coast to coast.
https://postcardstovoters.org/

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Progressive Turnout Project
CONNECTING WITH VOTERS AND GETTING DEMOCRATS TO THE POLLS
https://www.turnoutpac.org/

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Push Black
Daily inspiring Black history just for you
https://pushblack.org/

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Pussyhat Project
The Pussyhat Project™ is a social movement focused on raising awareness about women’s issues and advancing human rights by promoting dialogue and innovation through the arts, education and intellectual discourse.
https://www.pussyhatproject.com/

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Putting Women in Their Place
From the Courthouse, to the Statehouse, to the White House
https://puttingwomenintheirplace.com/

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Rally and Rise
Rally+Rise is a grassroots group committed to making New York a progressive haven—all while redefining what it means to be an activist. And yes, you’re def invited to join.
us.https://www.rallyandrise.org/

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Red2Blue
Over the past decade, systematic gerrymandering and voter suppression have warped our political system, leaving us with a government that does not reflect our values. But we can change this. Harnessing the passion and skills of volunteers across the country, Red2Blue fights to put Democrats in office who will work on behalf of all of us to protect the dreams this country was built on and ensure equality, justice, and freedom for all. We fight for them, and they’ll fight for us.
https://red2blue.org/

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Red to Blue
Red to Blue is a highly competitive and battle-tested program at the DCCC that arms top-tier candidates with organizational and fundraising support to help them continue to run strong campaigns.
https://redtoblue.dccc.org/

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Register 2 Vote
Verify Your Voting Status and Register to Vote
https://register2vote.org/

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Repairers of the Breach
Some issues are not left versus right, but right versus wrong.
Repairers of the Breach is a nonpartisan 501 (c) 3 tax exempt not-for-profit organization that seeks to build a moral agenda rooted in a framework that uplifts our deepest moral and constitutional values to redeem the heart and soul of our country. We challenge the position that the preeminent moral issues are prayer in public schools, abortion, and property rights. Instead, we declare that the moral public concerns of our faith traditions are how our society treats the poor, women, LGBTQ people, children, workers, immigrants, communities of color, and the sick. Our deepest moral traditions point to equal protection under the law, the desire for peace within and among nations, the dignity of all people, and the responsibility to care for our common home.
https://www.breachrepairers.org/

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Represent Us
We bring together conservatives, progressives, and everyone in between to pass powerful anti-corruption laws that stop political bribery, end secret money, and fix our broken elections.
https://represent.us

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ResistBot
Text the word congress to Resistbot on Messenger, Twitter, Telegram, or to 50409 on SMS* and I’ll find out who represents you in Congress, and deliver your message to your two Senators and representative in under 2 minutes. No downloads or apps required.
https://resist.bot/

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Resistance Labs
Resist. Recruit. Elect. Win. We leverage technology and our army of passionate, remote volunteers to help progressives run and win everywhere.
https://resistancelabs.com/

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Rise Up and Vote
RISE UP AND VOTE was born out of an urgent need to transform the voting turnout of young voters. Less than 30% of young voters are projected to vote in the November 6 midterm elections (which means more than 50 million young voters are not expected to vote). We are an alliance of the best creative and marketing minds in our country. Together, we believe we can engage, inspire, and empower this generation to RISE UP AND VOTE. Because voting will make the difference. Join us to help spread the #RISEUPANDVOTE message!
https://riseupandvote.com/

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Road to Change/March for Our Lives
We’re rallying voters across the country in the fight against gun violence. Let’s show our leaders and the NRA that we will not quiet down until there is change. Sign up to join our movement.
https://marchforourlives.com/road-to-change/

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Rock the Vote
Rock the Vote is a nonpartisan nonprofit dedicated to building the political power of young people.
https://www.rockthevote.org/

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Run for Something
RECRUITING AND SUPPORTING YOUNG PROGRESSIVES
https://runforsomething.net/

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She Should Run
MISSION: #250KBY2030
More than 100,000 women have been inspired to consider a run for office through She Should Run. Join the growing movement of future women elected leaders.
http://www.sheshouldrun.org/

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Sister District Project
The Sister District Project activates the power, passion, and creativity of volunteers to win elections and turn states blue.
https://www.sisterdistrict.com/

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Spread the Vote
Spread The Vote obtains government-issued photo IDs for eligible voters. We are building a scaleable and sustainable way to help voters get the IDs they need for job, housing, voting, and more, 365 days a year PLUS election day.
https://www.spreadthevote.org/

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Stand Up America
We’re a grassroots community committed to resisting Trump’s corrupt agenda. Add your name, and we’ll be in touch with ways to fight back.
https://www.standupamerica.com/

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Start Guide
Progressive Electoral Politics Organizations
http://www.startguide.org/orgs/orgs01.html

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Swing Left
https://swingleft.org/

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Swing Left Immediate Action Fund
Helps Democrats in close races over the finish line
https://secure.actblue.com/donate/sl-impact-fund

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The Last Weekend
We’re on the path to transforming our government.
We marched. We rallied. We volunteered. We voted. And we accomplished incredible things! But the fight continues in 2019 and beyond.
https://thelastweekend.org/

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The Resurgent Left
Fighting for Team Blue, From the Bottom Up
https://www.resurgentleft.org/

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Stennis Center for Public Service Leadership
https://stennis.gov/

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US Vote Foundation
Every citizen is a voter.
https://www.usvotefoundation.org/

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Victory Fund
We are the only national organization dedicated to electing openly LGBTQ people who can further equality at all levels of government.
https://victoryfund.org/

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One Virginia 2021
Every decade, with recent results of the census in hand, legislative districts are drawn. Redrawing political lines is a powerful tool that determines who wins an election, controls the legislature, and ultimately which laws pass. In Virginia, legislators create the criteria and draw their own districts. This is a manipulative process known as gerrymandering, and we must create a system that more fairly draws political lines.
https://www.onevirginia2021.org/

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Vote Captain
We want YOU to get your friends and family to the polls. We’ll be here to help.
https://www.votecaptain.org/

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Vote.org
You have the right to vote. If anyone tries to stop you, call the Election Protection Hotline at 1-866-687-8683. We also wrote a handy guide that outlines your voting rights.
https://www.vote.org/

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Vote411.org
Voting Information You Need
http://www.vote411.org/enter-your-address

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Vote Common Good
https://www.votecommongood.com/

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Vote Forward
Send letters to unlikely voters
https://votefwd.org/

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Vote Riders
VoteRiders is a non-partisan, non-profit organization founded in 2012 with a mission to ensure that all citizens are able to exercise their right to vote.
https://www.voteriders.org/

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Vote Run Lead
VoteRunLead trains women to run for political office and win.
https://voterunlead.org/

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Vote Save America
Be a voter. Save America.
https://votesaveamerica.com

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Vote Smart
Facts matter.
https://votesmart.org/

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Vote Together
Let’s make participation a celebration!
https://votetogetherusa.org/

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Vote Vets
Country. Service. Action
https://www.votevets.org/

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Vote With Me
See which friends live in swing districts and need your reminder to vote.
https://votewithme.us/

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Voting Participation Center
THE RISING AMERICAN ELECTORATE: Unmarried women, people of color, and millennials could cast a majority of votes in every election — but only if they vote
https://www.voterparticipation.org/

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Voto Latino
Voto Latino is a pioneering civic media organization that seeks to transform America by recognizing Latinos’ innate leadership. Through innovative digital campaigns, pop culture, and grassroots voices, we provide culturally relevant programs that engage, educate and empower Latinos to be agents of change. Together, we aim to build a stronger and more inclusive democracy.
http://votolatino.org/

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Wall of Us
he promised a wall. he will be stopped by a wall of us. FOUR CONCRETE ACTS OF RESISTANCE CURATED AND PERSONALIZED FOR YOU EACH WEEK
https://www.wallofus.org/

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We Can Vote
We will lead change in America. We will end gun violence. We will make our Politicians listen. BECAUSE AS STUDENTS WE CAN VOTE.
https://www.wecan.vote/

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When We All Vote
Questions about voting? Call 866-OUR-VOTE. Get ready to vote!
Find out when and where you can vote, and who and what’s on your ballot.
https://www.whenweallvote.org/

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Woke Vote
Our mission is to invest in the activation, long-term engagement, training and development of new organizers, and mobilization of historically disengaged voters of color. We seek to engage registered voters in a multifaceted approach that includes: strategic social media outreach, impactful campus and faith-based outreach, social impact demonstrations, and intense mobilization (GOTV) efforts.
https://wokevote.us/

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VOTE INSPIRATIONS

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Q: When is all lost?
A: Only when you give up
Lesson: Do Not Quit

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Despair, disillusionment, and apathy only benefit the oppressors. Don’t despair, get to work! Vote! And support and facilitate others to vote.

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God helps those who help themselves.
VOTE

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

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Your voice counts. Use yours.

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Your voice is your vote.

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The only way to elect candidates who will fight for clean air, clean water, clean land, clean food, public lands, and beautiful places is to VOTE for them.

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VOTE HASHTAGS

#TheFutureIsVoting
#RockTheVote
#Vote
#TheVoteIsTheAntidote
#GetOutTheVote
#FlipItBlue
#VoteBlue
#BeAVoter
#StopTheTrumpLieMachine
#AmericaTheBeautiful
#MyCountryTisOfThee
#SweetLandOfLiberty
#OfTheeISing
#RISEUPANDVOTE

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INSPIRING VOTE VIDEOS

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WOMEN RISING
Great women, veterans of United States services, running for office in the 2018 Midterms. #SupportWomen #WomenRising

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Why The Youth Vote Might Change Our Country Forever
NextGen America’s Ben Wessel
https://nextgenamerica.org/

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KNOCK THE VOTE PSA
https://knockthe.vote/
Dear Young People, Don’t Vote: A Knock the Vote PSA by ACRONYM

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Eleven Films
The #BlueWave Trailer
Eleven Films was not paid in any way to make this film. We were just inspired to. #BlueWave #Vote

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President Obama Doesn’t Have Time For These 7 Excuses Not To Vote

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TWEET TEXT

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THE VOTE IS THE ANTIDOTE! Don’t despair: get to work, DO SOMETHING and VOTE. List of orgs that facilitate VOTING & PROGRESSIVE ACTION
https://projectput.wordpress.com/2018/09/07/the-vote-is-the-antidote-elect-candidates-who-will-protect-the-environment/
#TheFutureIsVoting #TheVoteIsTheAntidote #GetOutTheVote #FlipItBlue #VoteBlue #BeAVoter #StopTheTrumpLieMachine

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Don’t despair! Take ACTION! VOTE! Disillusionment only benefits oppressors! Writing personal encouraging letters sig. increases voting. Vote Forward facilitates this. Sign up, follow Inst., write voters!
https://votefwd.org/
#FlipItBlue #VoteBlue #BeAVoter

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MEDIA: When trump lies, call him out!! Quit amplifying trump’s lies! The more people hear the lies repeated the more people think the lies are true. #StopAmplifyingTrumpsLies #StopTheTrumpLieMachine
#VoteThemOut #BeAVoter #VoteBlue #FlipItBlue

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Vote, but also VOLUNTEER! Apathy only benefits oppressors. Encourage and facilitate others to vote! Multiply Your Vote suggests orgs U can work with 2 take ACTION. ENGAGE! #GetOutTheVote #FlipItBlue #VoteBlue #BeAVoter
https://multiplyyourvote2018.paperform.co/

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Don’t despair! Take ACTION! VOTE! Disillusionment only benefits oppressors! Writing personal encouraging letters sig. increases voting. Vote Forward facilitates this. Sign up, follow Inst., write voters!
https://votefwd.org/
#FlipItBlue #VoteBlue #BeAVoter

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VOTE! The Vote is the Antidote! Overcome apathy, voter suppression & disenfranchisement. Updated list of orgs that promote & facilitate voting. Pick one, participate & support w $. Let’s get to work! https://bit.ly/2xpQBZe  Please Share! #GOTV2020 #VoteBlue #BeAVote

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VOTE! Apathy only benefit the oppressors. The only way to improve government is to vote. Updated list of orgs that encourage & facilitate voting. Pick one, participate & support w $. Let’s get to work! https://bit.ly/2xpQBZe
Please Share! #GOTV2020 #VoteBlue #BeAVote

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TO HONOR SERVICE: GIVE SERVICE AND DO GOOD THINGS

I am the daughter of a Veteran and the wife of a Veteran.

I honor their service to our country and the service of all other people who have given of themselves to protect or provide support for people (and the institutions that serve them) in their communities.

Symbolic gestures of honor, to me, are meaningless. If standing up for the National Anthem is your only idea of honoring service members, or just giving lip service to support it without recognizing the reasons people make respectful silent protests, for shame.

John McCain suggested that each of of work to serve a purpose higher than ourselves. THAT’S the way to honor the service of others: putting yourself out there and serving your community or your country. Anything short of actual service of some kind (and it can take many different forms) falls short of the mark, in my not-so-humble opinion.

Do Good Things and Measure Up.

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IMPORTANT TERMS FOR THIS LIST

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CIVIC ENGAGEMENT

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DEMOCRACY

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PROGRESSIVE

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SERVICE

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VOTER TURN OUT