Local journalism in the United States is virtually dead. And when there's no free press, eventually there'll be no democracy. And if you live in a red state, it's even worse.
If you live in any red area, you can almost guarantee there is no journalistic watchdog keeping an eye on the local men with the money and the power. What better project for your new Blue group to do than to start up your own online local "newspaper." A little bit of reporting goes a long way, and it's a great place to share your opinions and to explain our agenda. This endeavor can be your public Voice.
Even if it's just a few of you, your neighbors will be happy to have a place to go where they can read about what's really happening in your town.
I did a similar thing when I was twenty and a few friends and I started The Flint Voice.
Listen and share.
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!”
Episode 6: Our Civic Duty — WE Must Attend!
Episode 7: Michael Moore’s 2023 New Year’s Resolutions: “More Democracy!”
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Music in this episode:
"Mr. Blue Sky" — Electric Light Orchestra
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