Is representative democracy all it's cracked up to be? Not without you. Our conventions, institutions and country are only as strong and resilient as the people who practice, inhabit and live in them. We've seen what happens when the boundaries and beyond are tested. You be impacted enough to be part of the #Resistance
What are you doing after the march, protest, rally?
What's needed now? Read the most impactful article I came across after the 2016 election.
National Democratic Redistricting Committee (NDRC), Indivisible, Sister District, Swing Left (Flippable), Spread The Vote, Black PAC, Collective PAC, Run for Something, as well as all of the organizations that existed before 2016. What will you create to tackle the outstanding needs of democracy?
Bills becomes laws which are appropriated and flow to communities where hopefully the intentions are enacted and achieved by bureaucracies, businesses and non-profits.
Strategically are we doing what needs to be done? Citizenry must be given operational and tactical options to implement as well so all can see and feel their parts in the unfolding of the American Dream.
If you opt out either through disappointment or apathy, other actors still continue. Actors who are not doing what you want. Other actors who may be destroying what you already have. There is no standing still in the same place if you do nothing. Volunteer, donate, develop something where your expertise can be used. More to come.
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8. Flip more state legislatures
7. Prepare for Redistricting https://gerrymander.princeton.edu/
6. Help more people choose country over fascism
5.C Educate electorate for 2022 mid-term elections
5.B Ensure necessary # of polling places in Black communities
5.A Improve economy for people on lower socio-economic ladder
4. Make Mitch McConnell's Senate obstruction irrelevant
3. Sure up Executive Branch against the next tyrant https://equalizersunited.org/politics - 4 Government priorities
2. COVID-19, PPP and PPE
1. GA Senator runoffs 5 Jan 2021
You didn't just elect a President and the first African-American/South Asian Woman Vice President. You voted for returning the rest of the good people to the government, and moving the country forward. The job for the next four years is ALSO to sure up every DEPARTMENT and Office of the Executive Branch against the next tyrant.
State, Treasury, Defense, Justice, Interior, Agriculture, Commerce, Labor, Health and Human Services, Housing and Urban Development, Transportation, Energy, Education, Veterans Affairs, Homeland Security, Environmental Protection Agency, Small Business Administration, National Intelligence, Central Intelligence Agency, Office of Management and Budget, Trade Representative, Chief of Staff, and more boards, agencies and committees