(Thread) Taking Action
I’ve updated my “Things to do” webpage with new ideas.
Volunteering not only helps save democracy: It'll help save your sanity by lifting you out of the exhaustion of the daily news cycle.
As Prof. @TimothyDSnyder explains . . .
1/ . . . leaders like Trump and Putin govern by crisis and spectacle. “Governing by crisis and spectacle” is a thing. More here:
Here are things you can do:
In some states, you can become an official volunteer voter registrar. . .
2/ James Williams in Maryland tells how he did it in his state here ⤵️
He completed his course and keeps his certificate and paperwork with him so he never misses an opportunity to register a new voter.
3/ You can also become a poll judge. Each state has a different procedure. James tells how he did it in Maryland:
In California, you can volunteer to be a poll worker. Here's how:
4/ Tell your elected representatives your views.
The Democratic Coalition keeps a list and easy instruction here:
5/ If you are a lawyer, volunteer with a promote and protect the vote organization (connected to the Democratic party). Here are some of my experiences:
As Obama said, "All politics is local."
The Tea Party succeeded in part because they . . .
6/ . . .they organized locally and put pressure on local representatives. This is why Indivisible formed: To help each community create their own grassroots organization.
To find your local Indivisible group, here's the link⤵️
7/ Here’s my full list:
If you have other ideas, please let me know.
You can follow @Teri_Kanefield.