In 2016, 100 million+ Americans did not vote. The grassroots effort that delivered a Doug Jones victory in Alabama this month wasn’t just about voter registration. It was about talking to people about their power, and it started long before the election. So many opportunities to get people excited.
AGAIN AND ALWAYS, HEALTH CARE
The tax bill included a repeal of the ACA mandate to buy insurance, so DJT boasted that he’d killed Obamacare. But 8.8 million Americans just signed up. People care about health care. People are paying attention.
Holiday office hours are all over the board. Email works 24/7.
- Brad Wenstrup: 513-474-7777, 202-225-3164, Facebook, Tweet, email
- Steve Chabot: 513-684-2723, 202-225-2216, Facebook, Tweet, email
- Rob Portman: 513-684-3265, 202-224-3353, Facebook, Tweet, email
- Sherrod Brown: 513-684-1021, 202-224-2315, Facebook, Tweet, email
- Thomas Massie: 859-426-0080, 202-225-3465, Facebook, Tweet, email
- Mitch McConnell: 859-578-0188, 202-224-2541, Facebook, Tweet, email
- Rand Paul, 270-782-8303, 202-224-4343, Facebook, Tweet, email
Do the Democrats in Congress have any power in upcoming budget votes? Can they influence a DACA solution? Restore children’s health insurance?
FRIENDS DON’T LET FRIENDS DRIVE DRUNK
Last week, the U.N. voted 128-9 to condemn the U.S. for the plan to move our embassy to Jerusalem. The U.K., France, Japan, and Germany were among the 129. It was a symbolic action, but our closest friends were taking a stand against an isolated, bullying America. Do Americans want to see the U.S. condemned by our allies? What will it take to get more of us to vote?
TAKING YOUR STAND
Former New Orleans mayor Marc Morel took a stand on the tax bill, and how it benefits the 1% (6:45 in clip): If we had 10 sandwiches to serve, one person would get eight and the remaining nine people would get two. It’s funny. It’s sad. You get it. When you hear good explanations of important issues, keep ’em in your pocket. Think about issues you want to talk about when you knock on doors to elect progressive candidates in 2018.