All Hands on Deck In Virginia!
We need a well organized response to the recent articles by respected Washington Post columnists urging that Biden is too old to run and that Harris should not be his running mate. There is much that is wrong or weak in those articles, but the writers appear to be speaking for a lot of concerned prospective voters. (I am 87 years old, quite aware of the risks and vulnerabilities of old age, but mercifully still blessed with physical stamina, curiosity, and cognitive capacity (perhaps enough to spare with those who think that Biden is too old to function effectively as president for another 5 years).
Apropos of Simon's topic today and the importance of Virginia—the LAST state in the South without an abortion ban, making it the closest safe haven for 35 million southern women—Sister District Project is a grassroots group that's been exclusively focused on state legislatures since 2016, when it was formed by five young women.
You can help make calls for Democratic candidates in the most strategic races in the Senate (where we need to hold/expand our majority) and in the House of Delegates, where we are only three seats from the majority. Worth noting that in 2021, we lost our Dem majority by only 773 votes across three races!
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Wonderful interview; gave me a lot of strong talking points. One question: when I encourage people to get on the early voting list and vote early, some respond that they wait in case someone who they are planning to vote for does or says something that puts them off and changes their mind about voting for that person. Or the opposite, ie they would have voted for them. Is there any good counter to that rationale?
A very needed dose of Hopium from your interview with Fred Wellman. A must listen for anyone who is tired of the “liberal” media who are happiest disseminating Republican talking points. We are a center left country, not a center right country, and we have the numbers on our side. We just need the energy and hope and fight to get everyone out. This podcast gives me that energy!
Great podcast episode- shared on Twitter X. Loved listening to the discussion.
YAHOOOO! Simon! I have been praying for interview like this! I urge you to make it regular and bring your data and wisdom. MTN would be great place to recruit more INFORMATION WARRIORS! Congratulations on ANOTHER awesome interview!
Simon your interview from Sept. 13 on Jen Rubin’s Green Room is great. Her questions brought out information I wanted to hear again. Anyone needing inspiration, do check it out. Be well all.
That was a GREAT conversation with Fred!!
Hello comrades . I just got back from a pan exciting Citizens Action Group picnic . It’s local level and very effective monitoring, petitioning, activist , and cause oriented group passion . It’s a push by so many on the big picture level (including our Simon Rosenberg) to be as active on our local levels -a lot of people miss the opportunity to get in this VERY important ground level policy action.
That’s where it’s closest to you and YOU can make a BIG difference . We have our big picture but here on the local level is very impressive. Seek out your local action groups, join, volunteer, and support.
YOU.CAN. MAKE.THE. CHANGE.