Winning Back the South - Fusion Politics?

 Forward Together Moral Movement

 

North Carolina elected a Democratic Governor in 2016.
North Carolina elected a Democrat to their Supreme Court to gain a majority of seats.
 
Rev. Dr. William Barger calls the NC effort to change local politics the Forward Together Moral Movement:
 
"I learned something important about North Carolina: there wasn’t a huge crowd standing together in any one place, but if you added up all the different groups who were standing for their justice issue, the potential base for a coalition was large."
 
More here:

Progressive Thom Hartman Suggests Answer to Election of DJT

Please check out this excerpt from a recent Thom Hartmann show on what you can do.  

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Please also consider using Freespeech TV as your primary news source 

 


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Left-Leaning Voter Turnout Keeps Shrinking - Changing A Losing Stategy

National Perspective:

I've posted about this several times over the months leading up to this election: Dems are losing more and more votes with each election and thus losing representation at all levels of our government of, by, and for the People.

Yes, there are more Dem than Rep votes in 2016, but the totals are still dropping over time. Here are the total Dem votes for the last three presidential elections:

2008: 66,882,230
2012: 65,455,010
2016: 59,938,290

And what makes this drop more alarming is that it goes against the increases in population and number of registered voters. Texas had a record 14,025,441 registered voters in 2014 and 15,100,824 in 2016.

Democrats need to stop scapegoating others and face the fact that we need to change our election strategy to better match the winning strategies used to elect and re-elect President Obama. If you'd like to learn about this strategy, read Brown Is The New White by Steve Phillips. Phillips shows, as does the votes to decriminalize marijuana and legalize same-sex marriage, that there is a progressive majority in our country. They just aren't inspired to vote by ads that bash the opponent. They want to know what Dems will do to fix their problems.

What we also have to recognize is the massive efforts and money being used to suppress left-leaning voters. For the latest on this and who's paying for it, watch The Best Democracty Money Can Buy.

We also need to understand that our constitutionally protected free press is mostly no longer accountable to it's users - it's accountable to key investors only. Remember that the CEO of CBS commented that DJT may not be good for the country, but he's great for the CBS bottom line. On the other hand,Hillary's and Sander's speeches on issues were not good for their bottom line and were not broadcast by our profit-centric media. Check out this article on the Fairness Doctrine that was killed by Reagan and changed news organizations into profit centers.

 

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The progressive votes are there.

They just need issue based reasons to vote.

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From Brown Is The New White

 

Galveston County Perspective:

So, what's happening to voter turnout in Galveston County? It's also down in spite of more registered voters. The chart below compares 2016 actual votes and number of registered voters to the average based on the previous four presidential elections:
 
Dems had fewer votes for president than the average and that contrasts with the growth in registered voters. On the other hand Repuplican votes were 9,000 above their historical average. As a percentage of registerd voters, Republican votes were up 3% and Dems were down by almost 1% from the historical average.
 
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We need to change what we are doing

And

More of us need to get involved


Join Effort to Increase Record Texas Voter Turnout

Want to help get more voters to the polls? Click the link and make calls from your couch:

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Record Galveston Voter Turnout - Lets Do Even Better


Reporting Voting Issues/Concens

Resolving Texas Voting Issues:

1-844-TXVOTES

OR

1-866-OURVOTE


Acceptable Texas Voter IDs

What is your plan for voting? Will you vote early or on election day? Will you vote with a friend or spouse? How will you get to the poll? Are you voting by mail? When will you mail in your ballot?

 

If you are going to the polls in Texas do you know what IDs are acceptable?

 
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Make a Plan to Vote

We get out the vote and we can win!!!
Everything you need to know to vote in 2016 is here: My Texas Votes

Galveston County Elections Smart Phone App

Whether you are part of the GOTV team or a voter who wants answers to questions about voting in Galveston County, install this smart phone app.    Search for Galveston County Elections at your App Store:

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Posting and Paying for Campaign Signs

Fellow Dems,

As you may have noticed, candidates for the other team have put out their campaign signs all around the county this weekend.   It’s time for our team to make our move.  

We need you help in one of two ways: sign placement or recovering the cost.  

HELPING WITH SIGN PLACEMENT:

We have both home yard signs and highway 4’X8’ signs for our three local candidates and Mrs. Clinton and we need to get them placed ASAP.   If you live in a high visibility location in your neighborhood, please send your request for a home yard sign to nd-comm@neighborhooddemocrats.org.    If you know of any land suitable for a highway 4’X8’ sign that is legally accessible and in a high visibility location, please provide the location information to Chairman Young, chair.gcdp@gmail.com

HELPING WITH COST RECOVERY:

As with previous campaigns, all these signs have been paid for by either the candidates or your county party.  Since the Democratic party and its candidates are dependent on donationS to pay for these signs, make a donation to one, or more, of the following:

Galveston County Democratic Party:

or send a check to:
Galveston County Democratic Party 
P.O. Box 756
Friendswood, TX 77549-0756
Michael Cole for US Congress:
or send a check to:
Committee to Elect Michael Cole
PO Box 1963
Beaumont, TX, 77704 
Cornel Walker for Judge, 10th Judicial District Court
or call:    409-795-8183
Lloyd Criss for Texas House Representative, HD-23
or send a check to:
Lloyd Criss Campaign
PO Box 519
LaMarque, TX 77568
Thank you for your support.   We can’t win without it and without your vote.

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