Blue Dots in a Red Sea (Ep. 6)
Our Civic Duty — WE Must Attend!
On this Rumble episode of my special podcast series, “Blue Dots in a Red Sea,” I ask for all of us to attend one or two school board, town council or County Commission meetings this coming year — to be there as a Democratic/Progressive/Left witness to what the elected officials are up to.
In a red, Republican area, they are very used to no one showing up, especially not any liberals or the new Blue group you and your friends are forming. And all you’re doing is just sitting there, quietly observing, taking notes and minding your own business. You will report back to your Blue group via email and social media what happened at the meeting. Maybe nothing happened. That is, until all of a sudden someone on the school board proposed banning a dozen books because they contained “gay characters.” And then that’s your cue to approach the podium during the public comment section, introduce yourself as a representative of the local new Democrats (pause for a second so they can adjust their brains as they’ve never met anybody calling themself a “Democrat” in Red Snake County) and then kindly tell them that your group will not tolerate any kind of bigoted book banning and there will be many more of you at the next meeting.
And that’s how change happens. Simply because you showed up.
Enjoy these 15 minutes and please share with friends and families stuck in red counties or states. We are going to turn Red into Blue, just like dozens of places did on November 8th.
Have a safe New Year’s Eve. Say goodbye to 2022 and let’s get ready to rock the casbah in 2023! The Blue Tsunami is just beginning!
Blue Dots in a Red Sea (A New Blue Tsunami Series)
Episode 1: Our Next “Impossible” Blue Tsunami Task: How to Win When You’re Blue in a Red State
Episode 2: You Are Not Alone. There Is Blue All Around.
Episode 3: They Are More Blue Than You — Or They — Know
Episode 4: It’s Time to Form Your Own Local “Democratic Party!”
Episode 5: “Need Help? Call the Democrats!”
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Music in this episode:
“Blue Velvet” — Bobby Vinton
"Auld Lang Syne" — Die Toten Hosen
Photo by: Graham Cullen (Loudon Times-Mirror)
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