Here is a list of 20 things YOU can do to save democracy, other than give money to candidates & vote:
1) become a poll worker 2) run for elections supervisor 3) run for school board 4) join the League of Women Voters 5) join your local Dem party 6) volunteer on a campaign
7) show up at a protest 8) volunteer as a health clinic escort 9) help a candidate petition to get on a ballot 10) get to know your neighbors 11) choose your next move around making an electoral difference 12) plan to volunteer in a swing state during ‘22 13) wear Dem message
T shirts and swag 14) put a Dem sticker on your car 15) put a Dem sign in your yard 16) if you have property on a high traffic road, put up a BIG SIGN 17) remind friends & family of key election dates 18) study up on candidates and become a source for others 19) join a postcard
Back in the day, Black people live in fear of bands of lawless white people who would threaten them, often at night, burn crosses on their lawns, and, from time to time, kidnap & brutalize their men and hang them from trees.
These bands of lawless white people made
minor attempts to hide their identities, but everyone knew who they were.
They bragged about their deeds. They encouraged and defended the terror.
And law enforcement would sit back and do NOTHING (or worse, participate).
Everybody knew that the terror marauding was illegal.
But the people who were supposed to enforce the law, just would NOT do so against those people, because prosecutors had an affinity and alignment with them.
On that date, as you were trying to process what happened the day before, was there a micron of you that believed that after 8 mos, not a single mastermind, financier, inciter or Congressional shill would be even INVESTIGATED, let alone tried for it?
On 1/7/2020 the ONLY thing that was more unthinkable than the horror of what happened to our Congress…
was the idea that we would CHOOSE to hold NONE of the leaders accountable.
Sure, we’ve gone after the low level gullible minions with mostly light cases & weak efforts.
But the power, platform, toxic reach & influence of not a SINGLE ring-leader has been curbed in ANY WAY!
Eight months later and not a single one has been restrained from his/her constant divisive lies or advocacy on behalf of sedition.
One of my niche expertises is in the law applicable to airlines & rail transportation when it comes to labor & employment.
We have a totally different statute that covers transportation industries, because we wanted to avoid work stoppages that would disrupt interstate commerce
Because of the nexus between interstate carriers and interstate commerce, the federal law gives a LOT of room for government intervention to avoid chaos, both from the safety perspective & the operations perspective.
What I’m getting at is the FAA could and should mandate
that ALL airline employees who interface with the public be vaccinated by the middle of September or be suspended from such work.
It not only CAN do that, but not a single carrier would have a leg to stand on in objecting.
The objection to voter ID is about placing obstacles and barriers in front of voters… especially obstacles that can be pricey or logistically difficult to overcome.
It would be AWESOME if you acknowledged that voter ID rules were put in place to fix something that wasn’t broken
They also were implemented in CONJUNCTION with closing ID offices in communities of color, increasing cost for IDs, and increasing the amount of time before the election that one must obtain ID to stymie last-minute deciders.