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Well, I got a text today seeking lawyers to commit to go to Pennsylvania on Election Day and observe at the polls. I take the training this Friday night, and I may go up some additional weekends between now and Election Day.

What are the rest of you doing to get Trump out?



1. Proud to know you

2. Sending $$. My negative persuasive powers rating keeps me from knocking on doors and using the telephone. If I had to sell products to eat I would starve. Have not thought of being an observer. That is interesting.


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Well, I got a text today seeking lawyers to commit to go to Pennsylvania on Election Day and observe at the polls. I take the training this Friday night, and I may go up some additional weekends between now and Election Day.

What are the rest of you doing to get Trump out?


thank you. so grateful for you taking this on.

i am phone banking every evening for the democratic party in montana. it is very discouraging, honestly. i begin by asking everyone if we can count on their vote for steve bullock for the u.s. senate. here is the most colorful reply i received:

"i would rather shove a wet noodle up a badger's ass in a telephone booth than vote for steve bullock."

Frowner


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There's not a lot I can do in a pandemic in the ruby red state of Oklahoma. But I've contributed to Jaime Harrison in South Carolina, and I'm going to contribute to Theresa Greenfield in Iowa.
 
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I have the opposite issue... not a lot I can do in bright blue Portland. But I have been on a phone bank for Mark Kelly (running for Senate in AZ and likely to swing the state blue). I thought about volunteering to collect and deposit our mail-in ballots for people who were nervous about putting them in the mailbox, but was told that was illegal.

Details.
 
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Well, I got a text today seeking lawyers to commit to go to Pennsylvania on Election Day and observe at the polls. I take the training this Friday night, and I may go up some additional weekends between now and Election Day.

What are the rest of you doing to get Trump out?



1. Proud to know you

2. Sending $$. My negative persuasive powers rating keeps me from knocking on doors and using the telephone. If I had to sell products to eat I would starve. Have not thought of being an observer. That is interesting.


MS and boyfriend (nc) and Brother (az) signed to be poll workers. Might help keep lines shorter.

Is there a Covid risk? Yes.

Is it worth some risk to end this presidency? Yes.

Other people put their lives on the line all the time for this country. One day at a polling site to preserve the right to vote when it is under siege seems a modest sacrifice.
 
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What are the rest of you doing to get Trump out?


This is a good question.... right now I think my answer is "not enough." Hmmm, need to work on that.

I did get yard signs, for the first time in my entire life! I'm going to put them up on Monday, one for Biden/Harris, and one each for our senator candidate and state rep.

I'll be putting them up as far away from our car as possible. Let's see how long they last before someone takes them down...


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I've donated money and am currently assessing where the best place might be to donate more of it.

If it weren't for the pandemic, I would be inclined to be in the streets protesting at the moment. There are so very many things happening that are worthy of protest.

It had never crossed my mind to attend a protest before the current administration, but I participated in the Women's March and in a local event calling attention to a plan to put children in cages at a military base near here. They didn't bring them here (that I know of, but it's 2020, so who knows?) but they surely put them somewhere else, so all I feel that I did was register my displeasure.

At our age, I think getting COVID would be a terrible thing, so I am staying home. I don't feel particularly good about that.


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"The nation’s floundering government is now administered by a gangster regime."

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My GOP-leaning neighborhood has 203 houses. When last I checked, there were about 11 Biden/Harris signs up and ZERO Trump signs.

Can't say I've seen any sign destruction taking place.
 
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Yard signs do not seem to be a big thing here. I don't think I have ever seen one other than for school board candidates.

Something new this year is ladies on the corner selling Trump merch. I was going to stop by and ask if they have any of the white hoods with the eyes cut out but they seem real nice and I don't really want to get in to it.


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"The nation’s floundering government is now administered by a gangster regime."

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Oh, you should ... Big Grin
 
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In my neighborhood the hot topic was BLM signs on lawns being removed overnight. I've not seen many presidential lawn signs, more for our local mayoral race.

So people just put them in their front windows instead. ThumbsUp
 
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I have a BLM sign. No one has touched it other than the guys who mow. They put it back in the same spot every time.

I like the homemade ones quite a lot. There are a lot of those around here. That feels nice.
 
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This came across my FB feed today:

reposted with permission: I’ve heard from people that they want a reason to vote FOR Biden beyond that he's not Trump. Okay, I respect that, so I went on his website, poured through his policies, and came up with 100 reasons to vote for #JoeBiden that don't mention Trump.
1.) $15.00 federal minimum wage
2.) Reinstate DACA – allowing new applicants to apply
3.) 12 Weeks federal paid family leave
4.) Universal Pre-Kindergarten/Childcare for ages 3 and 4
5.) Tuition free college for those with household income less than $125,000.00
6.) Allow student loans to be relieved in bankruptcy
7.) LGBTQ+ Equality Act in the first 100 days in office
8.) Rejoin the Paris Climate Accords
9.) Decriminalize cannabis use and expunge convictions
10.) Eliminate cash bail system
11.) Eliminate mandatory minimum sentences
12.) Outlaw all online firearm and munition sales
13.) Restore the voting rights act
14.) Create a new $20 billion competitive grant program to spur states to shift from incarceration to prevention.
15.) He’ll triple funding for Title I Programs
16.) Appoint the first Black Woman to the Supreme Court of the United States
17.) Reauthorize the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA)
18.) Ensure the US achieves a 100% clean energy economy and net-zero emissions no later than 2050
19.) Protecting Biodiversity, slowing extinction rates and helping leverage natural climate solutions
20.) Develop a plan to ensure that America has the cleanest, safest and fastest rail system in the world, for both passengers and freight
21.) Expand the safety net for survivors
22.) Confront online harassment, abuse and stalking
23.) End the rape kit backlog
24.) Address the deadly combination of guns and domestic violence
25.) Change the culture that enables domestic violence
26.) Support the diverse needs of survivors of violence against women
27.) Protect and empower immigrant women
28.) Lead the global effort to end gender-based violence
29.) End capital punishment
30.) End federal private prisons
31.) End all incarceration for drug use alone and divert individuals to drug courts and treatment
32.) Invest in public defenders’ offices to ensure defendants’ access to quality counsel
33.) Expand and use the power of the US Justice Department to address systemic misconduct in police departments and prosecutors’ offices
34.) Reform qualified immunity for officers
35.) Ban choke-holds/neck restraints by police
36.) Launch a national police oversight commission
37.) Stop transferring weapons of war to police force
38.) Free access to testing for all with national testing board
39.) Double drive through testing sites
40.) 100,000 contact tracing workforce
41.) Guarantee first responders have priority access to PPE
42.) Emergency paid leave for anyone who gets COVID or needs to take care of a loved one
43.) Free housing for health care workers to quarantine
44.) Ramp up large scale manufacturing of as many vaccine candidates as necessary
45.) Nationwide vaccination campaign to guarantee fair distribution
46.) Ask every American to wear a mask
47.) End the mismanagement of the asylum system, which fuels violence and chaos at the border
48.) Surge humanitarian resources to the border and foster public-private initiatives
49.) End prolonged detention and reinvest in a case management program
50.) Rescind the un-American travel and refugee bans, also referred to as “Muslim bans.”
51.) Order an immediate review of Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for vulnerable populations who cannot find safety in their countries ripped apart by violence or disaster
52.) Ensure that Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) and Customs and Border Protection (CBP) personnel abide by professional standards and are held accountable for inhumane treatment.
53.) Revitalize the Task Force on New Americans and boost our economy by prioritizing integration, promoting immigrant entrepreneurship, increasing access to language instruction, and promoting civil engagement.
54.) Convene a regional meeting of leaders, including from El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, and Canada, to address the factors driving migration and to propose a regional resettlement solution
55.) Raising the corporate tax rate to 28 percent.
56.) Requiring a true minimum tax on ALL foreign earnings of United States companies located overseas so that we do our part to put an end to the global race to the bottom that rewards global tax havens. This will be 21% — TWICE the rate of the Trump offshoring tax rate and will apply to all income.
57.) Imposing a tax penalty on corporations that ship jobs overseas in order to sell products back to America.
58.) Imposing a 15% minimum tax on book income so that no corporation gets away with paying no taxes.
59.) Raising the top individual income rate back to 39.6 percent.
60.) Asking those making more than $1 million to pay the same rate on investment income that they do on their wages.
61.) Tackle the crisis of Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women
62.) Ensure tribal nations will have a strong voice and role in the federal government
63.) Restore Tribal lands and safeguard natural and cultural resources
64.) Joe will dramatically increase funding for both public schools and Bureau of Indian Education schools.
65.) Invest $70 billion in Tribal Colleges and Universities and Minority Serving Institutions.
66.) Ensure full inclusion of people with disabilities in policy development and aggressively enforce the civil rights of people with disabilities.
67.) Guarantee access to high-quality, affordable health care, including mental health care, and expand access to home and community-based services and long-term services and supports in the most integrated setting appropriate to each person’s needs and based on self-determination.
68.) Expand competitive, integrated employment opportunities for people with disabilities.
69.) Protect and strengthen economic security for people with disabilities.
70.) Ensure that students with disabilities have access to educational programs and support they need to succeed, from early interventions to post-secondary education.
71.) Expand access to accessible, integrated, and affordable housing, transportation, and assistive technologies and protect people with disabilities in emergencies.
72.) Advance global disability rights
73.) Double the number of psychologists, guidance counselors, nurses, social workers, and other health professionals in our schools so our kids get the mental health care they need
74.) Invest in our schools to eliminate the funding gap between white and non-white districts, and rich and poor districts
75.) Improve teacher diversity
76.) Support our educators by giving them the pay and dignity they deserve.
77.) Invest in resources for our schools so students grow into physically and emotionally healthy adults, and educators can focus on teaching.
78.) Ensure that no child’s future is determined by their zip code, parents’ income, race, or disability.
79.) Provide every middle and high school student a path to a successful career.
80.) Start investing in our children at birth.
81.) Double funding for the State Small Business Credit Initiative.
82.) Expand the New Markets Tax Credit, make the program permanent, and double Community Development Financial Institutions (CDFI) funding
83.) Improve and expand the Small Business Administration programs that most effectively support African American-owned businesses.
84.) Increase funding for the Minority Business Development Agency budget.
85.) Make sure economic relief because of COVID-19 reaches the African American businesses that need it most
86.) Reserve half of all the new PPP funds for small businesses with 50 employees or less
87.) Help families buy their first homes and build wealth by creating a new refundable, advanceable tax credit of up to $15,000
88.) Protect homeowners and renters from abusive lenders and landlords through a new Homeowner and Renter Bill of Rights.
89.) Establishing a $100 billion Affordable Housing Fund to construct and upgrade affordable housing
90.) Fully implement Congressman Clyburn’s 10-20-30 Plan to help all individuals living in persistently impoverished communities
91.) Expand access to $100 billion in low-interest business loans by funding state, local, tribal, and non-profit lending programs in Latino communities and other communities of color and strengthening Community Development Financial Institutions (CDFIs
92.) Expand broadband access to every American.
93.) Protect and build on the Affordable Care Act to improve access to quality health care in rural communities.
94.) Expand access to high-quality education in rural schools.
95.) Transform our crumbling transportation infrastructure – including roads and bridges, rail, aviation, ports, and inland waterways.
96.) Expand bio-based manufacturing to bring cutting-edge manufacturing jobs back to rural America.
97.) Strengthen antitrust enforcement
98.) Introduce a constitutional amendment to entirely eliminate private dollars from our federal elections
99.) End dark money groups
100.) Ban corporate PAC contributions to candidates, and prohibit lobbyist contributions to those who they lobby
Repost from: David Ferree
In order to change the minds of others we must break through their wall. I encourage you to share this.


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Thank you, ron!

And highlighting all the above, is the infinitely greater certitude that he will follow-through on his these good intentions (don't dare regard them all as carry-through commitments, given pragmatic realities).

But if he can't, that he'll deal honestly (what's that?) with that reality. Can you imagine? NO MORE LIES!? duh


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Thank you, RonTuner.
Did a copy/paste and posted on FB


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