Maze Dancer has some new addresses for postcards.
I also got a whole bunch of requests to raise money for some governor’s races. You can give here to three of the races that are closest right now: NV, OH, and FL. Sisolak, Cordray, and Gillium are all great candidates.
Give here to fan favorite Stacey Abrams (GA).
Give here to Tony Evers (WI), running against Scott Walker.
Watch out… the conservatives might use those lyrics against us:
Marc Thiessen is always disgusting, but this headline sent me over the edge.
Right. That’s how to describe the torture-murder of a brave and virtuous journalist.
Boy, looking at the early turnout results tells me that the key to Democrats winning is to nominate black women. You get the black community turning out like their life depends on it, you get enthusiastic women voters, you get young voters who I think are done with white men of any stripe, and at this stage of the game you get no penalty from Democratic white male voters. Any of them that would have had trouble with a black woman candidate went out of town during Obama and joined Trump.
Do we have a link for Four Directions? (I think that’s the name — it’s one of the groups that is working to get street addresses for Native Americans in ND.)
I’m tapped out, but I would give to them in spite of that.
May Stacey and all the Gov’s trounce the GOP!
It’s Heidi Heitkamp Weekend in PostCard Land.
Have addresses. You can thank her for standing up for Dems by writing 10 or 20 PostCards.
You know you can do it. Especially since we have a Script. All you have to do is copy it if you don’t mind forsaking originality.
Also have Rouda, Delgado, Small, Luria, Williams, Spanberger and more. BJ’s own PostCard site for BJ’s own Candidates.
Write as if our future depended on it. Click link Doug so nicely provided. Or my nym. Or type:
(And love the headline, Doug!)
I just heard at the farmer’s market this morning that our Democratic candidate for the house in IL-13 (Betsy Dirksen Londrigan) is polling within 1. We have been trying to get rid of the vile Rodney Davis in election after election, with no success.
I hope this is the year we can actually do it.
And in the interest of continuing to knock down bullshit republican talking points:
I’m quite proud of that statement as I send them a lot of employees. Californias ongoing investment in higher education is why so much of the tech industry is here. This is where the talent is, and talent is how you grow and succeed. Taxes come on your profits, and if you have no profits you basically have no taxes. What’s the point of being in low tax Kansas if you can’t turn out competitive products. One of the complaints by Boeing on SLS development is that they can’t find employees in Louisiana and Alabama where that project is pretty much congressionally mandated to be. And I’ll tell you first hand, newly minted engineers from California have less than zero interest in going to Alabama and Louisiana because of the culture and politics there. Frankly it’s easier to send them to China than to most of the south.
Does anyone have a good suggestion for giving to critical on the ground GOTV organizations?
Thank you, MazeDancer (and all the other postcard writers), and thank you Doug for highlighting them! We’re on our way home. :)
@MazeDancer: I was hoping we had a BJ thermometer already set up, but if we don’t, I am glad to know where I can donate as an alternative. thanks.
@Immanentize: I do not, except to say that with the new 1.6 million just from one GOP pac, attack ads that are being rolled out against Beto O’Rourke.
Beto is saying that every single dollar being donated at this point will go to GOTV (Get Out the Vote) for him in TX.
It’s pretty amazing that the Georgia governor’s race is as close as the Ohio governor’s race where in Ohio we have two candidates who could be described as “generic D versus generic R”
I think the 2 southern governor’s races are the most interesting in the country- FL and GA.
@WaterGirl: Oh yeah I think they’re a good choice. With the reasoning that the same smaller political organizations that did candidate recruitment & local GOTV would know best where to spend money, on top of some of the individual candidate donations lists, I gave Four Directions & Higher Heights ? earlier this week to help with final pushes across the country. The week before I gave to Swing Left & Flippable.
Joy in FL
@MazeDancer: Thank you for the Four Directions address. I had wanted to donate to that cause but had no idea how to locate it.
Smedley Darlington Prunebanks (formerly Mumphrey, et al.)
I’m going to a postcard-writing party tomorrow evening. I’ll sit there and write them out as long as they want me to–within reason.
I wish I knew which state legislatures were close to flipping from R to D (if any are). That’s where the voter suppression comes from. The SoS is just the executive. These laws come out of legislatures. If we had stronger state law protecting voting rights the SoS could go back to being a recorder’s job instead of a tool to suppress votes. They’re supposed to be a state recording agency. That’s what they used to be before Republicans turned them into high-profile political hatchet jobs.
It just fucking enrages me that these voters that Republican officials are treating like garbage pay those officials salaries.
I mean, really. What nerve. They’re treating the citizens of their states like garbage and the citizens have to put up with it because if they don’t they will never be able to FIRE them. The GOP voter suppression is an incumbent protection racket. Republicans can do a LOUSY job and it’s near-impossible to replace them. Why do they run elections so incompetently? They can’t run a simple state recording process without people being hospitalized?
@Kay: It’s not incompetence it’s well thought out and executed.
@Kay: My town with a couple of thousand people does a far better job. I had less than a 5 min wait to vote in the two elections I have voted so far.
@Kay: Voter suppression also comes from what we call “County Clerk”. Not sure if they are called that elsewhere. Here in IL-13, when I was a poll watcher, I watched the pig that has held that seat for far too long — after being appointed to fill a vacancy — put up all sorts of roadblocks to sabotage the “grace period” registrations.
That pig — given name is Gordy Hultens”– is running for another office, so we finally have a chance to put a Democrat in that slot. Aaron Ammons is running and he is a good guy. They told me at the farmer’s market this morning that his is out of money. <a href="Aaron Ammons for County Clerk “>You can donate here if so inclined.
edit: I goofed up the formatting, but the link still works.
Just picked up my ballot! Straight D vote coming soon!
From Newsweek, today:
JAMAL KHASHOGGI SECRET INTERVIEW: THE SAUDI JOURNALIST’S VIEWS OF ISLAM, AMERICA AND THE ‘REFORMIST’ PRINCE IMPLICATED IN HIS MURDER
Trump is doing a daytime rally in Elko, Nevada, right now. Ddale8 is on the case.
I read an post somewhere that delineated where legislatures were likely to flip, but I can’t find it now. (I thought is was Larry Sabato’s site, but I”m not seeing it.) The gist was that is where the real shift is coming that nobody is really paying attention to. But it’s state-level politics that greases the way for everything else, and Democrats are making huge gains there. If I do find it, I’ll post it.
This is happening in Alabama. SoS John Merrill has been busy changing voter’s status from active to inactive. Mallory Hagan running in AL03 requested FOIA so she and attorneys can see what’s going on. Here’s an article:
@Immanentize: I found out about Airlift from my local Indivisible Group. Airlift invests in grassroots groups that work boots on the ground, neighbor to neighbor to mobilize voters.
Currently, on their Special Projects page they have a “donate” link to fund canvassers and organizers in Wisconsin, Ohio, Indiana, Michigan and Missouri.
Thanks for the link. I bought a bunch of vote postcards and emailed postcards to voters but they didn’t get back to me. I responded to this so we’ll see. I’m off to buy some stamps.
@schrodingers_cat: We filled out our Oregon ballots on the dining room table, no lines. We’ll drop them off at the public library the next time we go to town for groceries.
Anybody in San Francisco / east bay wanting art supplies / books / music stuff, we have a give away today and tomorrow until 4 pm or so! Oakland near Diamond Park
@Kelly: My ballot was just safely deposited in my PO box. I’m thinking about looking at it later tonight or tomorrow and then doing the actual voting along with my pamphlet. Probably tonight after dinner then tomorrow drop it off while I’m out doing other things. Or it might wait until I’m home. I have options either way. It’s nice to have a state that values voting rights, although same day registration would help a lot here. Maybe I can get that bug in the next legislative session.
@Kay: Just finished knocking doors in red/purple StL County. Most amazing weather & gorgeous blue sky. I was knocking with a woman I used to volunteer with in the late 80’s @ the local NARAL office. I hadn’t seen her in decades but it felt like old times.
Kay, google “Data for Progress” and click on their blog. They are in the middle of doing 4 rounds of funding for state legislative candidates in states where one or both of the state house & senate are on the verge of flipping. The third round might have slightly different metrics but I haven’t looked @ it yet. I gave money to the first two groups.
I’d post the links but am on my cell as I grab a bite to eat on the way home and doing links on a phone is a pain in the @ss.
I hope this isn’t too many links!
The second funding campaign (the first has already raised over $350K for 8 legislative races & they prolly don’t need any more help):
The third givesmart campaign:
They haven’t announced the fourth yet.
Kay – the Sister District project also has targeted state legislative races.
I thought I had some info from Kos about legislative races, but the email i can find right now is about governors and SoS’s.
You and I have memories…gonna do what we can to make sure our memories of this election are good ones.
I gave to Gillum, Abrams, and Evers early this morning, but gave to Sisolak, Cordray, and Gillum again just now.