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She also added an endorsement.

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In case you don’t do Twitter, here are some tweets Hillary posted today.

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If you are feeling bruised this Monday morning, I hear you!

For three weeks on social media I saw my friends, people I follow, celebrities, elected officials, strangers, and family members share horror stories brought to the surface by Christine Blasey Ford’s allegations against Brett Kavanaugh. I read every word of every story.

These folks, mostly women, but there were men, too, were recounting some of the most painful moments of their lives. Reading these accounts was excruciating. This was three weeks of unremitting stories of pain. I felt it was my duty as a human to take the time to read every account that people in agony took the time and trouble to share. I know I was far from alone in this journey through annals of hurt and anger.

Now that the confirmation is in the rear-view mirror and Judge Kavanaugh is now Justice Kavabaugh, I am seeing, in the same social media outlets, many of those same people, again primarily but not all women, voicing the defeat and despair they are feeling.

Where do we turn in the face of what we have experienced? I think we all know that we do not give up. This is not our first rodeo. This is not the first time we have been knocked down.

The Super Volunteers offer some suggestions for turning defeat into action. November is coming. Here are some things we all can do to channel our anger, pain, and despair into positive action for change.


 

“Women are focused on getting things done and bring fresh perspectives and innovative approaches to a political system that’s crying out for change.” – Senator Amy Klobuchar

#WinWithWomen

Less than 30 days until November 6th.  The Midterm election of 2018 truly will be the most consequential election in a generation.  We must win back the House and hold if not win the Senate too.  Ignore the polls – the pundits – and the political drama and distractions swirling about and sign up for volunteer shifts.An unprecedented number of women are running for office on the Democratic ticket and they need our help!  Over the last few weeks we saw the misogyny on display during the 2016 election was in full effect during the Kavanaugh hearings and confirmation.  WE CAN NOT LET THIS GO UNANSWERED!  The Republican controlled Senate voted to confirm Kavanaugh yesterday and the GOP got their man and their way but WE VOTE NOVEMBER 6th.

There are so many ways to help – from knocking doors, making phone calls, texting voters (for some campaigns), writing postcards to voters, visibility in your communities to visibility on social media platforms and yes donating.  There is literally something for everyone! And everyone and every way is critically important!  YOU CAN MAKE A DIFFERENCE – WE CAN MAKE A DIFFERENCE!

 

HOW TO FIND VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES NEAR YOU!

MOBILIZE AMERICA – put in your zipcode and any number of opportunities will come up – it’s updated regularly and is an easy portal to use!  Please visit them here:  https://events.mobilizeamerica.io/
INDIVISIBLE– put in your zipcode to find a local chapter and find volunteer opportunities near you -another easy portal to use!
Please visit them here:  http://www.indivisible.org/events/
BUILD THE WAVE – sign up to help send texts for critical races!
Sign up to help text in the coming days by clicking hyperlink here
SWING LEFT – great organization working to organize volunteers from blue districts and mobilize them to provide support for targeted districts to help flip them from RED to BLUE – sign up here:  https://swingleft.org/take-action
THE LAST WEEKEND – a coalition of organizations including the above listed that can text you or email you updated information for activities in your area – it’s a great link to share across all media platforms so that you can activate volunteers in your network!  Please follow this link:  https://thelastweekend.org/
POSTCARDS TO VOTERS – look through a long list of candidates and find the ones you would like to help – sign up to send postcards to voters in their districts (or better yet host a postcard writing party!) Instructions and examples are provided! Follow this link here:  https://postcardstovoters.org/

THE DEMOCRATS – official portal for the Democratic Party with ability to search for events near you! Follow this link here: https://democrats.org/

 


It’s YOUR TIME – It’s OUR TIME – We will not go quietly into this dark night – We must rise up at this tremendous moment of need and reclaim our time, our democracy, our government, our country and our futures! Government is only as good as the one we participate in and governance by the few for the few is no governance at all – it’s tyranny.  We are the majority and we share a vision of a better America, a fairer America, a more inclusive and equitable America, a DIVERSE America.  This is the America worth fighting for. You are worth fighting for.  We are worth fighting for. 

So let’s get out there and do this TOGETHER! 

#StrongerTogether

 


“We are Americans. We are not big on quitting.” – Hillary Rodham Clinton

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So strange that these are the demeanors of folks supporting Donald Trump at one of his rallies when he is the installed president presumably making all their dreams come true. Why are they so angry? They won, right? Shouldn’t they be happy?

The other question is: Why is Trump having rallies? There’s this N-word that has been floating around – not the one you think.

Whereas here is what the 22nd evening of protest at the Kremlin Annex in Moscow-on-the-Potomac looked like last night.

Rosie O’Donnell brought 55 Broadway performers with her to sing.

I should point out that these artists did this on the one night a week that they have off. Broadway shows do not run on Mondays because at least one weekend day and also on Wednesdays they do both a matinee and an evening performance. So they did this on their only night off. They also said they would be back on another Monday. Thank you! Profusely!

The other day, Brassy Rebel said in a comment that we are in the Upside Down. Protesters are partying nightly having a great time. Rally-goers on the prevailing side appear miserable and angry. So what’s up? And what’s down?

Can’t get to Moscow-on-the-Potomac for the protests? That’s OK. These nice folks will put your name on the Kremlin Annex Sign! Easy as one-two-three! Then you are represented. If you do get to visit, you can highlight your name on the sign.

Tune in tonight! It’s Robert Mueller’s birthday. There will be bagpipes! I hope there will also be drums!

I don’t know why I waited so long to post about this. I guess I thought people would know, but I discovered last night that a lot of people did not.  Also, it is not about Hillary. That’s OK. I think she has been there with us from the first night in spirit. It’s a happy, optimistic, inclusive spirit.  An American one.

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