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WoW: One More Step…

There were great successes this Election Cycle. Kudos to YOU and the American people who stood for democracy, personal freedom, equality, honesty, justice, and truth!!!

YOU were AMAZING!!

However, the work is not done until we just take ONE MORE STEP and Reelect Raphael Warnock to the GA Senate. 

The Toolkit below is how you can make a difference NOW!

Georgia Run-Off Election Toolkit

To ensure Senator Raphael Warnock’s re-election to the Senate on Dec. 6th,

here are our recommendations for the best evidence-based,

cost-effective organizations to support.

If you can, please donate and/or volunteer TODAY!

Only 20 Days to go!

DONATE to organizations with established infrastructure in GA that Get Out the Vote (GOTV):

  • Voter Participation Center (and Center for Voter Information): VPC intends to send 2.1 million voters two waves of social pressure GOTV mail encouraging them to vote. CVI intends to send an additional 200k voters two waves of social pressure GOTV mail. Donate Here (501c3 & 501c4).
  •  Accelerate Change uses relational digital engagement models to drive targeted voter turnout (people who are not typically on campaign mobilization lists). Donate Here (501c3).
  • BlackPac (Black Progressive Action Coalition) is a non-partisan organization committed to building Black political power. During the 2021 GA runoff, BlackPac was the largest canvass operation and partners with America Votes and the Senate Majority PAC. was the largest canvass operation and partners with America Votes and the Senate Majority PAC. Donate Here (501c3)

DONATE to Senator Warnock’s Victory Fund: Donate Here (not tax deductible) Every dollar counts!

VOLUNTEER your time at home and in Georgia:

  • Vote Forward sign up to encourage fellow citizens in underrepresented communities to vote through effective letter-writing campaigns in GA. Must be mailed asap, and no later than 11/29.
  • Working America Sign up to PhoneBank and/or write personalized letters with potential voters who are already a part of Working America network in priority districts in GA. Letters must be mailed asap, and no later than 11/26.
  • Movement Labs sign up to send texts to targeted GA voters that include the address and photo of their polling location.

WHY Reelecting Warnock is SO IMPORTANT:

  • Herschel Walker is, by any human competency standard, an unqualified candidate. Not only does he have difficulty speaking in intelligent English, he is an election denier, a Trump follower, AND a denier of women’s rights!! This is a six-year term and would be disastrous on so many fronts.
  • With Raphael Warnock, Democrats will have the one-vote advantage on every committee. Judiciary appointments will be much easier as they will come to the floor with a majority.
  • This is actually where we start the defense of our majority in the 2024 cycle. In 2024, Republican Senate seats up for re-election are all in Red states. NINE Democrat seats are in toss-up or red states. We need to win EVERY single one to maintain this hard-fought majority. It starts by being up by one going in. 
  • Raphael Warnock is an honest, strong, dignified, and proven Senator for the state of Georgia.

Please HELP today!

It’s just one more step…

… and only 20 days left!

“We are a direct result of all the choices we make.”

The following (below) was sent to me by my good friend, Scottie, who was online ordering spices and saw this on the company’s website.

I think this is the most important of all the posts I’ve sent because it says it all in a very simple, direct and loving way. It’s an example of what one person can do when committed to making this a better world.

Most especially, Penzeys is an example of a company willing to put their values ahead of profit. If we are too afraid to take a stand for fear of offending a customer or client, then we perpetuate the very problem we say we want to eliminate.

I had to face the same when deciding whether to send my election posts. Will I offend people and send them away? Or do I say what I must in order to live what I teach, and to be the person I declare myself to be in this world? I chose the latter. Surprisingly, I have lost only six people.

It has also stirred up some private, productive conversations. Of course, I am sorry a few chose to leave and I wish them well, but I am glad I did what I did. I just wish I had the polish of the man who wrote this.

Please take a minute to read it. It’s a perfect example of what integrity looks like…

“About Republicans

As we’ve now said on our first-ever About Us page on our website, there’s something unique about humankind’s relationship with spices that time and again has caused spices to be a driving force for change.

We live in a time calling out for change and for solutions to the very real problems our country and our planet face. There are two very different futures ahead for us totally dependent on whether we solve these problems or not. With so much at stake, we feel obligated to use the unique position spices hold in our lives to try to help promote the solutions to these problems as best we can.

Watching the slow decline of the Republican Party over the last half century, and the steep decline/bottom falling out over the last decade, it can be easy to see the nonsense that has overtaken the party as pretty much random.

Once you start seriously looking at the problems America and the world face, and who and what are standing in the way of solving those problems, it quickly becomes clear there is nothing random to what the Republicans are promoting.

The Republican departure from conservative values and embrace of what, from a distance, looks a whole lot like insanity didn’t happen by chance. All of it has been intelligently crafted, with the goal of preserving the position of those who profit from the inhumanity that is at the very roots of pretty much every problem we are facing.

From the environment, to racism/discrimination, to health, to saving our democracy at home and growing it abroad, half the time Republicans are intentionally blocking the solution to the problems we face. The other half of the time they are the problem we face.

The truth of our time is we’ve arrived at the point where there’s no way to respect the nonsense the Republican Party is promoting and have any hope of overcoming the problems we as a nation and we as a planet face.

Given the choice between saving America and planet Earth, or saving the feelings of Republican voters, we are choosing to side with saving our country and our world.

I’m sorry it’s come to this.

And no, there is no HATE!!! in any of this. There is a whole lot of propaganda at the heart of much of how Republican voters have been steered away from conservative values to what they now seem all too happy to vote for.

The thing to remember about propaganda is it doesn’t just misinform, it also works to make people immune from the truth by convincing them any facts that counter their propaganda are nothing more than HATE!!! But we really have no hate for Republican voters. None at all.

I actually like and respect most of you guys. Sure, there are a growing number that are there for the racism, but I still believe the majority of you have good hearts that want to help and do the right thing. I know you to be trustworthy, and honest, and funny, and caring, and good souls. The problem isn’t what you are; the problem is what you are now voting to support. You guys have been turned around.

Remember when your distrust of big city types, and your deep-rooted beliefs in paying your debts, respecting your marriage, raising kids willing to serve, honoring your word, and going to church every week had you voting for Donald Trump over Joe Biden all because Biden’s son had a computer? Or how you couldn’t vote for Hillary because she was over-prepared and used emails?

I know that to you your actions seem rational and in keeping with your values, but when it comes to voting, you are now consistently voting in people who are the exact opposite of you and the values you hold dear.

What does any of this mean?

Going forward, we would still be glad to have you as customers, but we’re done pretending the Republican Party’s embrace of cruelty, racism, COVID lies, climate change denial, and threats to democracy are anything other than the risks they legitimately are. If you need us to pretend you are not creating the hurt you are creating in order for you to continue to be our customer, I’m sad to say you might be happier elsewhere.

If, on the other hand, you still want the best spices and don’t need us to respect what you now vote for to be our customer, Hooray! We are happy to have you here, but know that we will, on a regular basis, try to wake you up from this dream that has you believing there is anything conservative left at all to what the Republican Party has become.

We can and will work without Republicans to solve the problems we face, but it sure would be nice to get back to a time where Republicans were equal defenders of equality, the environment, and democracy. We look forward to that day.

Thanks for reading.

Thanks for being here,

Bill ”

After reading this, I showed my support and admiration and ordered some spice gift boxes (perfect Christmas gifts!!) Shop Gift Boxes

I wrote to Bill bill@penzeys.com and expressed my gratitude and I’m sending this to you with the request that you forward it to your blogs and email

This is precisely the kind of corporate support we desperately need. Imagine the impact if companies throughout the country took this kind of stand and said, “Enough is enough! Stop the insanity. Let’s all operate with human decency and caring for our fellow man and planet Earth.”

The name of the company is Penzeys: Penzeys Spices

If you like what you just read, then please let them know and let’s support them… or choose to do nothing.

Don’t forget to VOTE!!!

“When taking a stand for win/win, you must be prepared to stop anything trying to undermine it.”

A few of you have been upset with me for “unfairly attacking” the Republicans, and for not also calling out the Democrats for egregious behaviors.

Where is the “win/win” you ask?

Where is the “fairness”, the “balance”?

For sure, Democrats have their shortcomings, but for me, it boils down to one thing:

The ballot in my hands. By Nov. 8th, I must make a CHOICE.

ONE choice between the Republican Party and the Democratic Party.

There is ONLY ONE PARTY that:

1)     Attracts and provides Congressional Key-Note speakers for Neo-Nazis, Fascists, White Supremacists, Q-Anon, Oath Keepers and Proud Boys—all internal terrorist groups that are intent on undermining our democracy.

      (that’s enough for me right there, but allow me to continue…)

2)     Thinks only your state gov’t has the right to decide how a woman is allowed to manage her own health care and well-being, stripping her of her reproductive rights and choices about her own body, life and future… OR that only local politicians have the right to judge (by committee) the fate of a 10, 11 or 12-year-old victim of rape/incest as whether her “situation” merits their “permission” for an abortion.

3)     Thinks the government has the right to determine who people can love and marry, and who they can’t.

4)     Believes this 2020 election was a fraud, and that Trump won the election. Of those running for office today, over 300 support and loudly endorse the BIG LIE, which completely undermines the credibility (with NO EVIDENCE whatsoever) of the most fundamental act of democratic rule: free and fair elections.

5)     Is intent on suppressing the vote and the voice of the people by making it extremely difficult for certain segments of our population to vote (i.e. people of color). They use intimidation and intentionally make it geographically difficult for them to reach voting centers.

6)     Think the way to handle crime is to flood our streets and populace with MORE guns (making 18-year-olds the most well-armed mass murderers in the entire world). They endorse open carry, and arming teachers to do the work they should be doing to protect our precious children because they are afraid of losing NRA funding, which keeps them in power.

7)     Voted AGAINST providing additional support to our police to be able to focus on what they are meant to do: fight crime.

8)     Has only ONE solution to inflation: Lower taxes on the rich and corporations (their solution for everything!), and for the working man? … Gutting Social Security and Medicare.

9)     Consistently votes AGAINST ANY environmental control for a healthy planet.

10)  Aligns like cowardly cult followers behind one of the most dangerous and despicable men in our country—TRUMP.

… and that is what the REPUBLICAN PARTY has become. All the “good” and “decent” Republicans have left.

What’s left?

The remaining Republican leadership is old. They are White, angry and mean. Some are just plain crazy. Others are highly unqualified. And because they know they are losing their power, they’re afraid and desperate, which makes them dangerous. They have discarded their values, willing to stoop to very low levels using intimidation, conspiracies, lies, and fear to manipulate and gas-light their base.

They have become the worst kind of leaders, a quintessential example of win/lose—those who use power and control for personal advantage at the expense of others. It’s their way or the highway, and the only way one can deal with someone like that is to:

 1) Ignore them (which isn’t possible with the election and

 2) stand up to them, face -to-face, toe-to-toe, willing to expose them for who they really are, which is exactly what I have done these past few weeks.

To today’s Republican Leaders, cult followers of Trump, for all the reasons I listed above, I do not admire you. I do not respect you. I do not like you.

I suppose I could spend time finding the shortcomings of the Democratic Party, but whatever I could possibly find, it PALES IN COMPARISON to what I have listed.

But I will humor you.

Sometimes I think the Democratic Party doesn’t get tough enough. They don’t focus on what they stand for with as much intensity as I’d like to see, and they aren’t as strategic as they could be. Although I have to admit, Biden has far exceeded my expectations, and he has attained his admirable accomplishment with a relatively soft hand.

On Nov. 8th, we all have to make a choice. You don’t get to vote for both. You have to pick ONE. ONE will WIN and ONE will LOSE. Period. So get off your win/lose argument. It doesn’t apply here.

Sometimes, in order to attain a win/win, you have to make sure anything that undermines it has to be confronted and kicked to the curb. There is no win/win with tyrants. Ukraine must win, and Putin must lose. The same with Trump and what the Republican Party has dissolved into. End of discussion.

Hopefully, you will consider human values when marking that ballot in your hand. I have and I am voting a straight Democratic ticket, yes, even with all their foils and foibles and dysfunction.

A win/win vote for me is for democracy, equality, justice and truth to survive so we ALL can be healthy and thrive.

And you…?

WoW: LOSERS!

Be sure to watch the video in the highlighted link below.

It is chilling. But even more frightening is to watch the Trump rallies with the Oath Keepers and others giving him the outstretched arm “salute”. 

Wake Up America!!

What you thought could never happen in the United States of America, IS HAPPENING as we speak! And NOT ONE Republican in office or running for office has spoken out against it!!! (Think about that for a minute).

The following is from Michael Moore:

Regarding the graphic at the top of this piece, I know there are some of you who don’t approve of conflating the modern-day American fascists with the Nazis of old. That we, as Americans, had nothing to do with those original Nazis over in Germany.

Here are a few links that may help you:

1. There were MANY Americans who admired Hitler and supported the policies of the Nazi Party. In 1939, 20,000 New Yorkers packed Madison Square Garden for a pro-Nazi rally billed as a “Pro American Rally.” 

Watch this 7-minute Oscar-nominated short film:

 A Night at The Garden directed by Marshall Curry.

2. Numerous American corporations did not want to give up their markets in Germany and Nazi-occupied Europe. So, they kept operating under different names — General Motors as Opel, Coca-Cola as Fanta, IBM as Deutsche Hollerith-Maschinen Gesellschaft (after all, the Nazis needed their business machines to keep track of all those numbers tattooed on the arms of Jews in the concentration camps). The American companies hid their profits in Swiss Bank accounts. This story is now long forgotten. Read the book: “Trading with the Enemy: An Exposé of the Nazi-American Money Plot, 1933-1949” by Charles Hingham.

3. Last week, Ken Burns premiered his latest documentary on PBS: “The U.S. and the Holocaust,” a shameful history of the little-told story of American efforts to prevent escaping Jews from entering the United States, among other “lapses” of moral judgment. Available on DirectTV, Stream, or YouTube TV. 

What the Heck Have You Been Doing, Joe?

One of the most experienced, skilled, bi-partisan government leaders of our time, President Joe Biden has governed from the center. He has remained sensitive to important issues affecting voters on the left and the right, and restored transparency and integrity to the White House and Department of Justice while expanding diversity throughout the executive branch.

Here are some of his accomplishments:

1)   $1.2 trillion bipartisan infrastructure package—which drastically increased investment in the national network of bridges and roads, airports, public transport, national broadband internet, waterways, and energy systems. It passed with support from only 13 Republicans.

It helped companies get goods to the market more quickly and reduced supply chain bottlenecks. 205 House Republicans and 30 Senators opposed the bill even though it was endorsed by 15 Nobel Prize-winning economists.

2)   The $1.9 trillion COVID relief deal, which helped financially struggling U.S. citizens during the pandemic, supported free shots in the COVID vaccination program, and rental support to those in need. It tackled child poverty and nutritional issues, invested in restaurants and hospitality industries, and invested in K-12 schools nationwide.

3)   Appointed 73 federal judges—more than double those appointed by Trump. 80% were women and 53% were people of color.

4)   Nominated the first African American woman, Ketanji Brown Jackson, to the Supreme Court.

5)   Halted Federal Executions—reinstated a national freeze that had been in place for 17 years until Trump ended the pause under whose administration there were 13 federal executions.

6)   Combatting Climate Change—He rejoined the international Paris Climate Accord, joined an agreement to reverse deforestation and reduce greenhouse gas emissions by at least 30% by 2030, and halted the financing of new carbon-intensive fossil fuel projects.

7)   Supported Transgender Service Members—overturning Trump’s ban on openly transgender members and reinforced Obama’s Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell policy.

8)   Reduced Unemployment to 3.9% (it was at 6.3% when he took office) while jobless claims sunk to their lowest level since 1969.

9)   He signed the Inflation Reduction Act—lowering prescription drug costs, health care costs, and energy costs to create opportunities for America’s 33 million small businesses and innovative startups.

10)  He signed the first gun safety law passed by Congress in nearly 30 years—House GOP leaders opposed it and encouraged members to vote against it. Only 14 House Republicans crossed party lines to vote in favor. 193 Republicans opposed it.

11)  He signed the CHIPS and the Science Act of 2022, which lowers the cost of goods, creates high-paying manufacturing jobs, and ensures we make more critical technologies at home, such as semiconductors, advanced communication, and energy technologies, quantum, and biotechnologies.

12)  He signed the Burn Pits Act, which expands VA health care and benefits for Veterans exposed to burn pits and other toxic substances.

13)  He signed the Anti-Asian Hate Crimes Bill.

14)  He updated and reauthorized the Violence Against Women Act and signed it into law—It creates comprehensive, cost-effective responses to domestic violence, sexual assault, dating violence, and stalking.

15)  He expanded and strengthened NATO and provided military and humanitarian support to Ukraine.

16)  He completed a withdrawal of the U.S. Military from Afghanistan and oversaw the killing of Al-Qaida leader Ayman al-Zawahiri, Osama bin Laden’s right-hand man.

17)  He supported unions and provided higher pay for the working class.

18)  He significantly reduced the federal budget deficit, addressed gas price gouging, required publicly traded companies to pay a modest 1% excise tax on stock buy-backs, and assured corporations with over $1 billion in earnings will pay a minimum of 15% income tax.

19)  He provided debt relief for student loans up to $20K to people earning under $125K/yr.

20)  He Pardoned Marijuana Offenses—to all people convicted of simple marijuana possession under federal law and is requesting the government to review marijuana’s classification as a Schedule 1 drug, a category reserved for dangerous narcotics like heroin and meth.

By the way….

Every single Republican voted AGAINST: 

  • The Oil and Gas Price Gouging Bill — every one of them.
  • Lowering prescription drug costs — every one of them.
  • Lowering health care costs — every one of them.
  • Tackling the climate crisis — every one of them.
  • Lowering energy costs; — every one of them.
  • Creating good-paying jobs — every one of them.
  • A fairer tax system — every single one of them.

Now every single American needs to return the favor

and

Vote them ALL out of office!

Look At These Faces

Here they are. These are the faces of TODAY’s Republican Party. Get a good look. Some of them are dangerous extremists. Some are just plain crazy. But many others are, by most standards, “good” Americans who have unconsciously allowed themselves to get caught up and swept into following a dangerous cult leader, Donald Trump.

They follow TODAY’S Republican leaders, all of whom are afraid to stand up to him for fear of public ridicule, rejection and attack. They forfeit their integrity for political power and to be accepted. Be damned, they say to the survival of our democracy, which honors the vote of every citizen.

Power. That’s all they want… POWER.

They promote “The Big Lie” because they know that given a fair election without gerrymandering and voter suppression, without altering voting machines and discarding unwanted votes, and without using violence and acts of insurrection to overpower, they will lose, so they resort to criminal attempts to overpower in order to survive. They are desperate. Quality leadership is ignored. Said a Republican leader from Georgia, “I don’t care how bad Hershel Walker is, I just want to win the Senate!”

As the Presidential historian John Mecham said, “I believe it is a failure of conscience. It is a moral question – how we are with each other. They are putting themselves above all else, which is the central drama of human nature.”

Life always comes down to the choice between the survival of my Ego or my Higher Self. Do I put ambition and my fear-driven need to win, to overpower and to be right above everything else?

Democracy requires us to let go of our survival fears and automatic human impulse to take—to grab everything for ourselves. Democracy requires us to rise to a higher level of social consciousness. It requires us to give. Mecham adds, “Democracy requires us to win humbly and to lose graciously”.

Unfortunately, many good people buy into conspiracy theories. They listen to Fox News and other radical propaganda sources that pump lies and true garbage into the airways and because it all supports their preconceived beliefs (their Life View filter), these good people believe what they hear. Facts become irrelevant to them. They cover both ears and hold on to the beliefs of the OLD conservative Republican Party as they knew it from their childhood and growing-up years.

What they don’t know, or won’t admit, is that all the “good” Republicans, the ones with a conscience and integrity, guts, and conviction for what they believe is best for the country (not just themselves), HAVE LEFT the party!!! Or, like Liz Cheney, have been voted out by their own constituents simply because they have put the good of our country over personal political gain and power.

If you are one of the “good” people I’m referring to who still calls yourself a Republican, I believe you already know all of this. But, I also understand it’s just so hard to let go of the old ways, old beliefs and fears. All I can hope for now is when you get into the private space of the voting booth, you will listen to your Higher Self, the one that knows the truth.

When we put people in pinnacle positions of power, whether it be as a President, Senator, Representative, Governor, Attorney General, City Council member, or school board member, for democracy to survive, it is critical they be a person with a high level of social conscience and integrity.

I hope you will stop and consider the consequences of your choices and the implications of your actions, because you literally hold in your hands the fate of democracy.

If the CURRENT DAY Republicans win the House and the Senate, this could be the last time voting counts… the last time we can say we live in a country that actually DOES listen to the will “Of the people, by the people and for the people.”

VOTE, my friends!!

VOTE while you still can…

This is the most consequential election of our lifetime.

Are You in This Picture Attacking Democracy?

147 Republicans in Congress participated in a treasonous act on the night of 1/6/21 by voting in support of the insurrectionists’ demands earlier that day to illegally overturn the legitimate and already-certified results of the 2020 election.

Here they are. Below is a list of the 147 United States Senators and Members of the U.S. House of Representatives—every single one a member of the Republican Party.

Vote for any one of them, and you join the traitorous mob who supported the illegal overturning of the 2020 presidential election by refusing to accept and certify that the vast majority of Americans had cast their ballots—by seven million votes—to elect Joseph R. Biden as the 46th President of the United States. 

The republic was spared, barely. The 147 on the list below sought to bring an end to our democracy that night, and end the peaceful transfer of power. They voted to sacrifice the most precious, sacred tenant of democracy—the will of the people at the ballot box.

Scroll down. Find the ones from your state.

VOTE them OUT!

No more straddling the line.

No more pretending our democracy isn’t being seriously threatened and undermined at this very moment.

It’s time to face the REALITY of your choices and what they will produce.

VOTE…

VERY, VERY CAREFULLY!

Vote BLUE!

And save democracy!

The 147 United States Senators and Members of the U.S. House of Representatives who ALL voted in support of the insurrectionists’ demands to illegally overturn the legitimate and already-certified results of the 2020 election are:

In the Senate:

  • Ted Cruz (R-Texas)
  • Josh Hawley (R-Mo.)
  • Cindy Hyde-Smith (R-Miss.)
  • John Kennedy (R-La.)
  • Cynthia Lummis (R-Wyo.)
  • Roger Marshall (R-Kan.)
  • Rick Scott (R-Fla.)
  • Tommy Tuberville (R-Ala.)



In the House:

  • Robert Aderholt (R-Ala.)
  • Rick Allen (R-Ga.)
  • Jodey Arrington (R-Texas)
  • Brian Babin (R-Texas)
  • Jim Baird (R-Ind.)
  • Jim Banks (R-Ind.)
  • Cliff Bentz (R-Ore.)
  • Jack Bergman (R-Mich.)
  • Stephanie Bice (R-Okla.)
  • Andy Biggs (R-Ariz.)
  • Dan Bishop (R-N.C.)
  • Lauren Boebert (R-Colo.)
  • Mike Bost (R-Ill.)
  • Mo Brooks (R-Ala.)
  • Ted Budd (R-N.C.)
  • Tim Burchett (R-Tenn.)
  • Michael Burgess (R-Texas)
  • Ken Calvert (R-Calif.)
  • Kat Cammack (R-Fla.)
  • Jerry Carl (R-Ala.)
  • Buddy Carter (R-Ga.)
  • John Carter (R-Texas)
  • Madison Cawthorn (R-N.C.)
  • Steve Chabot (R-Ohio)
  • Ben Cline (R-Va.)
  • Michael Cloud (R-Texas)
  • Andrew Clyde (R-Ga.)
  • Tom Cole (R-Okla.)
  • Rick Crawford (R-Ark.)
  • Warren Davidson (R-Ohio)
  • Scott DesJarlais (R-Tenn.)
  • Mario Diaz-Balart (R-Fla.)
  • Byron Donalds (R-Fla.)
  • Jeff Duncan (R-S.C.)
  • Neal Dunn (R-Fla.)
  • Ron Estes (R-Kan.)
  • Pat Fallon (R-Texas)
  • Michelle Fischbach (R-Minn.)
  • Scott Fitzgerald (R-Wis.)
  • Chuck Fleischmann (R-Tenn.)
  • Virginia Foxx (R-N.C.)
  • Scott Franklin (R-Fla.)
  • Russ Fulcher (R-Idaho)
  • Matt Gaetz (R-Fla.)
  • Mike Garcia (R-Calif.)
  • Bob Gibbs (R-Ohio)
  • Carlos Gimenez (R-Fla.)
  • Louie Gohmert (R-Texas)
  • Bob Good (R-Va.)
  • Lance Gooden (R-Texas)
  • Paul Gosar (R-Ariz.)
  • Garret Graves (R-La.)
  • Sam Graves (R-Mo.)
  • Mark Green (R-Tenn.)
  • Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-Ga.)
  • Morgan Griffith (R-Va.)
  • Michael Guest (R-Miss.)
  • Jim Hagedorn (R-Minn.)
  • Andy Harris (R-Md.)
  • Diana Harshbarger (R-Tenn.)
  • Vicky Hartzler (R-Mo.)
  • Kevin Hern (R-Okla.)
  • Yvette Herrell (R-N.M.)
  • Jody Hice (R-Ga.)
  • Clay Higgins (R-La.)
  • Richard Hudson (R-N.C.)
  • Darrell Issa (R-Calif.)
  • Ronny Jackson (R-Texas)
  • Chris Jacobs (R-N.Y.)
  • Bill Johnson (R-Ohio)
  • Mike Johnson (R-La.)
  • Jim Jordan (R-Ohio)
  • John Joyce (R-Pa.)
  • Fred Keller (R-Pa.)
  • Mike Kelly (R-Pa.)
  • Trent Kelly (R-Miss.)
  • David Kustoff (R-Tenn.)
  • Doug LaMalfa (R-Calif.)
  • Doug Lamborn (R-Colo.)
  • Jake LaTurner (R-Kan.)
  • Debbie Lesko (R-Ariz.)
  • Billy Long (R-Mo.)
  • Barry Loudermilk (R-Ga.)
  • Frank Lucas (R-Okla.)
  • Blaine Luetkemeyer (R-Mo.)
  • Nicole Malliotakis (R-N.Y.)
  • Tracey Mann (R-Kan.)
  • Brian Mast (R-Fla.)
  • House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.)
  • Lisa McClain (R-Mich.)
  • Daniel Meuser (R-Pa.)
  • Carol Miller (R-W.Va.)
  • Mary Miller (R-Ill.)
  • Alex Mooney (R-W.Va.)
  • Barry Moore (R-Ala.)
  • Markwayne Mullin (R-Okla.)
  • Greg Murphy (R-N.C.)
  • Troy Nehls (R-Texas)
  • Ralph Norman (R-S.C.)
  • Devin Nunes (R-Calif.)
  • Jay Obernolte (R-Calif.)
  • Burgess Owens (R-Utah)
  • Steven Palazzo (R-Miss.)
  • Gary Palmer (R-Ala.)
  • Greg Pence (R-Ind.)
  • Scott Perry (R-Pa.)
  • August Pfluger (R-Texas)
  • Bill Posey (R-Fla.)
  • Guy Reschenthaler (R-Pa.)
  • Tom Rice (R-S.C.)
  • Harold Rogers (R-Ky.)
  • Mike Rogers (R-Ala.)
  • John Rose (R-Tenn.)
  • Matthew Rosendale (R-Mont.)
  • David Rouzer (R-N.C.)
  • John Rutherford (R-Fla.)
  • House Minority Whip Steve Scalise (R-La.)
  • David Schweikert (R-Ariz.)
  • Pete Sessions (R-Texas)
  • Adrian Smith (R-Neb.)
  • Jason Smith (R-Mo.)
  • Lloyd Smucker (R-Pa.)
  • Elise Stefanik (R-N.Y.)
  • Gregory Steube (R-Fla.)
  • Chris Stewart (R-Utah)
  • Thomas Tiffany (R-Wis.)
  • Glenn Thompson (R-Pa.)
  • William Timmons (R-S.C.)
  • Jeff Van Drew (R-N.J.)
  • Beth Van Duyne (R-Texas)
  • Tim Walberg (R-Mich.)
  • Jackie Walorski (R-Ind.)
  • Randy Weber (R-Texas)
  • Daniel Webster (R-Fla.)
  • Roger Williams (R-Texas)
  • Joe Wilson (R-S.C.)
  • Robert Wittman (R-Va.)
  • Ron Wright (R-Texas)
  • Lee Zeldin (R-N.Y.)

VOTE THEM ALL OUT!

Change can happen very fast.

The white, good old boy’s network does not want you to know that or believe it. They’re counting on you not realizing that your vote, your phone calls and postcards can make a huge difference.

They are on very shaky ground and they know it. YOUR HELP could tip the balance that could knock them out. Take that step, my friends, and all of a sudden, it’s whoosh! – the Democrats win the House and the Senate and women’s rights are restored and democracy is saved!!

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!!

(There is very little time left!)

Never has your participation been so needed and…

It’s SIMPLE!!!

These organizations will train you how to make calls, send texts, and write postcards to get out the vote & support Democratic candidates from your own home.

Grassroots Democrats HQ

Democratic Volunteer Center

Democratic National Committee

Vote Forward

Most candidates’ websites also offer remote phone banking volunteer opportunities.

FYI—Nevada is the closest race being run right now. It’s neck and neck!

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)

WOMEN UNITE!!

Stand tall, stand firm… do not allow ANYONE to EVER tell you what to do with your body!

NEVER… EVER!!

Do you want to give the state and/or the government rights to your own body?

NO!

They have no right to make decisions for your body.

ONLY YOU DO!!!

No one, absolutely NO ONE has a right to control your physical health or your life choices in any way whatsoever!!! This is not China!

But… not so fast, says the right-wing Supreme Court that issued a religious edict on June 24th rendering women to be second-class citizens. This decision expressly took away a right from the American people it had recognized for nearly 50 years—a woman’s right to make her own reproductive health care decisions, free from government interference.

As a result, fundamental rights—to privacy, autonomy, freedom, and equality—have been denied to millions of women across the country, with grave implications for their health, lives, and well-being. This ruling will disproportionately affect women of color, low-income women, and rural women.

They clearly don’t understand the vast majority of us women, regardless of political affiliation, DO NOT want the government in our bedrooms, and we certainly are NEVER going to cede control over our reproductive organs to a bunch of Mitch McConnells.

We women, the majority gender, have a chance on Nov. 8th to cast a crushing blow of defeat to the Republican politicians and self-righteous pastors committed to dominating our human rights as EQUAL citizens. 

This is REAL, folks…

President Biden has made it clear that the only way to secure a woman’s right to choose is for Congress to restore the protections of Roe as federal law. He has vowed if we give him the House and the Senate in this election, he will return Roe vs. Wade into law. Until then, he has committed to doing everything in his power to defend reproductive rights and protect access to safe and legal abortion.

This is why your VOTE is SO CRITICAL. It has HUGE implications…

If the House and Senate go Red, batten down the hatches, my friends, for some serious repression of women’s rights.

MAKE NO MISTAKE ABOUT IT.

Women, doctors, and nurses connected with any form of abortion (even to save a mother’s life or protect a 10 yr. old rape victim) get ready for charges of murder with real-life prison sentences, while bounty hunters will get paid for turning them in to the “morality police.” (Read that sentence again! This is no joke!)

MY GOD! This is the country we will become if Republicans win the House and the Senate. It has already started…

THIRTEEN RED states have already passed stringent abortion laws—three have established monetary bounties on women, doctors, or anyone (even an Uber driver) who helps a woman obtain safe reproductive healthcare, and TEN more states are in the process of doing so as we speak.

VOTE TO STOP THIS INSANITY!

We have less than THREE WEEKS before the election.

 

(Written by John Pavolitz)

Dear Compassionate, Faithful, Patriotic Republican Voters,

You see it too, don’t you?

I mean, it’s obvious to you as well, isn’t it?

I don’t think I have to list it all here for you: every Constitutional assault, every human rights rollback, every bit of Supreme Court overreach, every sickening January 6th revelation, every attack on voting rights, every incendiary sermon, every racially charged travel ban and border wall rant, every gaslighting press conference.

I don’t think I need to inventory for you the legacy of the former president: every disgraced former Cabinet member, every levied legal charge, every inner circle indictment, every disgraced former employee; every bit of proven corruption, and the malfeasance unearthed each day.

I don’t imagine at this point I need to persuade or convince you of anything.
You’re not stupid.
I think you see it all.
I think you’re a student of history.
I think you recognize all the red flags.
I think you see how dangerous the leaders of your party have become.
I think you understand the precise gravity of the moment.

I’m just here to invite you to move now based on what you already know.

I’m asking you to vote in a way you may have never voted before—because these are days we’ve never seen here before.

Up until now, the political parties of this country were predominately filled with rational adults, who may have had profound disagreements on policy and method, but who almost always yielded to reason and to compromise—and ultimately to the common good. These parties, even at their most diametrically opposed, were largely steered by human beings who genuinely wanted the best for the people of this country, even if they differed profoundly on the how of getting there.

That is no longer true. Your party has been slowly commandeered by the extremists and the zealots, and even if it once represented you, I don’t believe that it does now.

I think you realize that.

Right now, there are unhinged, amoral people at the helm of your party and we are all being driven swiftly into the abyss, and it is because of the quickly approaching void that I’m asking you to stand with those of us who aren’t satisfied with going there easily—and to vote us back from the edge.

I know on its face it feels like a betrayal to you, but if you dig a bit beneath the initial awkwardness of the idea, you’ll see that voting in opposition to this historically predatory kleptocracy, is actually a profound act of patriotism, a bold confession of your personal faith convictions, and a clear declaration of your love for disparate humanity.

In nearly any other season in our nation’s history, a party would be hemmed in and our people protected by reasonable checks and balances formed by the laws of this land and by good human beings whose greatest priorities were to honor those laws.

We don’t have those protections anymore. What we have is a sickening assortment of grifters, bigots, hucksters, false prophets, nationalists, and white-collar criminals who are making a frantic power grab while they can—this country and its future be damned.

You and I are in this mess together, friend.
We can get ourselves out of it together, too.
We can vote our way out.

This isn’t about one party winning and another party losing. It’s about good people stopping a very bad movement: one that is antithetical to life and country; one that neither deserves nor respects the lofty, influential, and sacred space it seeks to occupy.

I’m not asking you to alter a single fiber of your personal morality or to compromise on anything you hold dear—I’m asking you to fight for those things alongside millions of people who are doing the very same thing.

I’m inviting you to make an uncomfortable momentary alliance, in order to avoid an irreparable Constitutional catastrophe.

I’m asking you to stand against white supremacists and Neo-Nazis, and anti-immigrant bigots and flat-earthers, and fear-peddlers and conspiracy theorists, who don’t reflect any version of this nation worth passing on to our children and those who will inherit our choices.

In the most heinous, most grievous, most dangerous, most treasonous of ways, this iteration of your former party has continually crossed the line, abandoning this nation and its own stated values of life and faith.

I’m asking you to cross the line in order to stop them.

Not for your party.
Not for mine.
Not for anything that small or inconsequential.

I’m asking you to cross the line, for our children and for their children, and for generations appearing on the horizon of history who deserve to inherit something that even remotely resembles the America we’ve both had the blessing to live our lives within, benefit from, and revel in—for an America that can get even better.

Those who will follow us deserve a place where liberty and equality aren’t rendered extinct; where the inherent worth of each person is acknowledged and protected with nonpartisan passion—where intelligence isn’t a liability, decency isn’t a moral failing, and compassion a character flaw.

You and I can help give them that place.
We can stop the bleeding, find our bearings, and course correct in the face of one of the single greatest errors in our history.

Then, we can begin the work of crafting compromise and finding affinities and renovating this nation in a way that reflects the very best of it, for those who call it home or aspire to call it home.

In the desire for a peaceful nation, we are not adversaries, we are allies.

So, for once this November, maybe for the only time, I’m asking you to cross the line.

I’m asking you to vote Blue: for America, for the planet, for faith, for life—and for humanity.

John Pavlovitz