Mike’s Midterm Tsunami Truth #20
We Are in Charge
(A daily series to counter the reporting that the Republicans are going to win the House and Senate.)
What if, in the next 23 days, we all woke up one morning and realized that we are indeed the majority of this country, and that there are millions more of us than there are of them. Because once we truly know that we hold the real power, the charade of the owner-class will be over. We will, as the graphic above shows, simply step back off the plank of doom and let the politician or the predator capitalist or the preacher man go flying off the edge of the very cliff they’ve brought us to.
There are so, so many of us, and the day we decide to end our misery (and the planet’s misery), our suffering will start to be over in a matter of hours. Sometimes change does take forever. Sometimes it happens in a snap of the fingers. On June 26, 2015, at 9am, it was illegal in many states to marry the person you love if that person was of your gender. Just one hour later, it wasn’t. Boom!
On November 6, 2018, it was perfectly legal to gerrymander Congressional districts and commit acts of voter suppression in Michigan. Just 24 hours later, a landslide of voters showed up at the polls to place an amendment in the Michigan Constitution that made both of those atrocities an actual crime. Mic drop!
So step back off that plank. Reclaim the power we already hold in our hands! Convince 5 nonvoters you know to vote this week. “Just this once!”
Volunteer with any of these organizations — Grassroots Democrats HQ, Democratic Volunteer Center, Democratic National Committee, Sunrise Movement, or Vote Forward — and become one of the millions who are making calls and sending postcards this month — from the comfort of your own home — to get out the vote! Most candidates’ websites will also connect you with remote volunteer opportunities (I have links for the Senate ones below).
If you live anywhere from Minnesota to New York to South Carolina — from the Mississippi River to the Atlantic Ocean — you are most likely just a 2 to 4 hour drive from one of the four states — Wisconsin, Ohio, Pennsylvania, North Carolina — where we can take a U.S. Senate seat back from the election-denying, woman-hating, Democracy-destroying Trumplican Party.
Or if you live from Oregon to New Mexico, or Florida to Tennessee, you live in a state that borders one of the states — Nevada, Arizona, Colorado, Georgia — where we must hold the seats we currently have but could possibly lose. This must not happen.
Please think about driving there for a day or two on one of the 3 weekends we have left before November 8th, and join in the grassroots campaign taking place there to make sure we secure 54 seats in our Senate (and there are House districts we need to hold, too — and you can help!). Make it a family trip! There are 74 million adult Americans who voted for Trump two years ago. There are 162 million (Biden voters, 3rd-party voters, and adult nonvoters) who did not. We hold the power, but we are powerless if we don’t use it.
As a 23-year-old union organizer told me yesterday, “There are now 248 unionized Starbucks locations all across the country! On this very day last year, there were zero.”
Change can happen very fast.
The white patriarchy does not want you to know that or believe it. They’re counting on you not realizing that you only need to move just one foot off that plank that is keeping them in power. Take that step my friends and all of a sudden it’s whoosh! — and they’re gone.
70% of all eligible voters right now are either women, people of color or young (18-35) — or some combination of the three. Add in the 1/3 of older white men who support women’s rights, civil rights and believe we are truly killing this planet, and you suddenly realize you already belong to a massive, crushing majority of people who want to save this country.
What are we waiting for?
Let’s each of us do something today!!
These organizations will train you how to make calls, send texts, and write postcards to get out the vote & support Democratic candidates remotely:
Most candidates’ websites also offer remote phone banking volunteer opportunities.
Cheri Beasley (D-North Carolina)
Mark Kelly (D-Arizona)
Mandela Barnes (D-Wisconsin)
John Fetterman (D-Pennsylvania)
Raphael Warnock (D-Georgia)
Tim Ryan (D-Ohio)
Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nevada)
Michael Bennet (D-Colorado)
Mike’s Midterm Tsunami of Truths:
Truth #1: The Campaign
Truth #2: Even a kid from 4th hour Trig class can beat this crowd
Truth #3: The Haters, the Bigots and the Supremacists Always Lose in the End
Truth #4: Introducing The Whackadoodle 10
Truth #5: Trump is not the Big Bad Wolf. But he is very afraid of You.
Truth #6: The Easy-to-Digest Republican Party Platform
Truth #7: Biden, Don’t F**k with Me
Truth #8: If you’re not registered, you can’t Roe, Roe, Roe the Vote!
Truth #9: Why will we win? Because the American people hate fascism.
Truth #10: Meet Blake Masters, Whackadoodle No. 9
Truth #11: 147 Reasons We Will Win on November 8th
Truth #12: Biden just gave us a boost and a toke.
Truth #13: Women. That’s it.
Truth #14: If the Mainstream Media Thinks There’s a Chance We May Be Right about Roevember, Watch Out.
Truth #15: Republican candidate for Governor of Pennsylvania, Whackadoodle No. 8
Truth #16: As Alex Jones has now been fined a billion dollars for his lies, that is nothing compared to the punishment other Republicans are going to get on November 8th.
Truth #17: Early Voting, Mail-in Voting, Dropbox Voting — These Were Made for Libs, Hard Workers, Book Readers, Artists, Busy Parents, Slackers, and Progressives like us! In other words, The Majority!
Truth #18: The Good Queen vs. The Mad King
Truth #19: A Workers' Revolt Extends to the Voting Booth
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GO, MICHAEL! FIRE UP THE WOMEN! WE ARE SICK OF THE SEXISM AND RACISM. AND READY TO REVOLT! DID I MENTION THE GUNS!! SICK OF THOSE TOO!
MEN, GET ON BOARD OR GET OUT THE WAY! WE WILL NOT STOP!
Voted and mailed. California.