The Pod Save America guys talked last night about how much impact our framing can have, and does have, on this election.
They say that if we speak and act as though Trump can and will steal the election, that actually helps make it easier for him to do exactly that.
They say that all the talk about what we fear helps normalize the very things that we fear, and that enables the Trump and the other Republicans in their efforts. Are they right? I don’t know. But that makes sense to me, and I have decided that I am going to try to follow their advice.
Recent events makes it more important than ever for us to do everything we can to stop them. We have John Lewis, and now Ruth Bader Ginsburg, counting on us to pick up their fight.
They also said that 50% of people under 30 are not planning to vote. I can’t think of even one Republican in office or in this administration that is not despicable. They have to go. So if you’re not already helping, or if you are but think you can do more, let’s roll up our sleeves and get to work.
This came in from Avalie, via TaMara. I’ll add other vote protection options if you add them in the comments. Plus we have a ton of voter protection options on the What We Can Do list.
Volunteer to protect the vote in key swing states.
Protect Our Vote, a project of the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee, is recruiting individuals to staff voter protection hotlines, volunteer as poll observers, and sign up to be election workers during Early Vote and on Election Day. All training is provided, and no law degree or other experience is required. You can sign up here.
Stacey Abrams’ Fair Fight 2020 is building voter protection teams with Democratic state parties and local allies across the country to protect the right to vote. You can sign up to volunteer here.
You can also sign up to help the Biden campaign with voter protection efforts as a poll observer here.
Help inspire others – please tell us in the comments what you are doing to help with this effort.