Have you voted? We’re planning on voting after doing door hangers this morning. One of my RAs said it was 20 min wait to vote on campus (which is normal), but one of my friends said there was a LONG line at the utility center where we normally vote– that place is usually deserted!
Today is also the BIG SEND day for votefwd. So we’ll be dropping those envelopes off at the post office today. I’m guessing they’ll have addresses up for a few more days, so check!
And… just because we’re all super focused on the election, doesn’t mean we should ignore what is going on in congress right now. I know a lot of people are feeling defeated about the Supreme Court thing, but we should still protest it. First off, only two R senators need to flip. Second, if there’s a groundswell of support Dem senators can say, see, this is what my people want, and Rep senators can feel nervous about their choices. Third, if we make this difficult for them, especially during an election year, then they are less likely to do more horrible stuff… if we are complacent they will ram through as much horribleness as they can as quickly as possible. Protesting now delays whatever the next awful fascist thing is. Also there is a very important Supreme Court case coming up… if you want to keep the pre-existing conditions exclusion, we need to delay Barrett’s confirmation at least that long.
This whole thread is very good. Make noise. Note especially the discussion about Covid as a pre-existing condition.
Here’s where to find out if your senator is on the judiciary.
This description of what it is like flying during the pandemic makes me really not want to risk flying to DH’s family at Christmas.
The guy behind Amptoons gives a detailed illustration of how he made his voting decisions.
How Ouija boards really work.