These last few weeks of December are a critical time for our democracy. We elected Biden as our President. We took the majority in the House and Senate. Yet there’s still so much to do to ensure our democracy survives. In this email, we’re presenting key information about what’s included in the pending legislation and what we can do to help ensure it gets passed.
But first, let’s take a breath and remember all the great things we, Indivisible Hawaii, have accomplished over the past 5 years.
Indivisible Hawaii – We Made a Difference!
Indivisible Hawaii is a pro-democracy citizen activist group whose mission is to protect and enhance the institutions of democracy in our country and our state. We formed our Indivisible chapter in Hawaii shortly after Trump became president.
Click here to see what we’ve accomplished since 2016. There’s a lot to be proud of.
What have President Biden and the Dems done since taking office?
Check out #50AmazingThings hashtag on twitter and spread the word!
Freedom to Vote Act
The Freedom to Vote Act is a bold and transformative legislative package that would create national standards to protect our freedom to vote, get big money out of politics, combat partisan election subversion, and guarantee that congressional districts are drawn to give fair representation for all.
Together we can realize a democracy that represents, reflects, and responds to all of us.
Click here to access the Declaration for American Democracy’s (DFAD) website for lots of resources and actions. See these tabs on the left side of the home page “Resources” and “Actions”. Here’s a few samples of the good work they’ve included on their website.
- Resource Fact Sheet – Summary of Freedom to Vote Act
- Resource Fact Sheet – Summary of Redistricting Provisions in the Freedom to Vote Act
- Action – Sign a Petition
- Action – Write a Letter to the Editor
- Action – What would the Freedom to Vote Act achieve?
- Action – What is the Declaration for American Democracy?
BBB – What’s Included in the House passed version of BBB?
Click here to see the impressive list and share the message with others!
BBB – GIF’s for Build Back Better
Click here for a collection of GIFs you can post on social media
Anxious to get working on some 2022 Swing State races?
In the 2022 cycle, for volunteers who want to go to work immediately in support of a Democratic candidate, the following swing-state incumbents are running for re-election without primary competition. Reach out to their campaigns to see how you can help now.
Senator Catherine Cortez Masto
Governor Steve Sisolak
Governor Tony Evers
Senator Rafael Warnock
Senator Mark Kelly
Governor Stacy Abrams – unlikely to face significant competition in a Democratic primary
Michael Podhorzer –
Click here to see Dec 5, Weekend Reading
Background info on Michael Podhorzer
- Click here to view Times article, “The Secret History of the Shadow Campaign That Saved the 2020 Election”, Feb 4, 2021, which credits Michael Podhorzer as the architect of the shadow campaign.
Topics in this week’s reading (short)
- Presidential Approval: Buyers’ Remorse?
- How Democracies Die: Authoritarian Movements
- How Blue States Become Purple States. Spoiler: It’s Not About Messaging.
Secure Elections Network (SEN) – “We Must Support of Local Journalism”
Join SEN in support of local journalism, the cornerstone of our democracy. Peter Shaplen, a nationally renowned, award-winning journalist and successful business executive will discuss with us the importance of supporting local journalism as individuals and as a society. We will then have a Q&A with Peter about what we can do to support local journalism.
Whew! It’s a lot, but please help to amplify the messages! Our democracy is depending on all of us.
Aloha and Happy Holidays
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