Rogan’s List for October 11, 2023

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October 11, 2023

Protection for Congolese refugees, postcarding for fall elections, young voters defending democracy, and more!

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  • POSTCARDING FOR FALL 2023 ELECTIONSState and local elections will dominate this fall election season.  Ballotpedia gives us more detail depending on where we live.  There are also three remaining special elections to the 118th Congress this year:  1)  November 5, 2023, to fill the last two years of the six-year term in the Senate vacated by Ben Sasse (R-Neb.), 2) November 7, 2023, to fill the House vacancy left by David Cicilline (D), and 3) November 21, 2023, to fill the House vacancy of Chris Stewart (R).  There are many campaigns seeking our help with getting the vote out.  We can use these two resources to find a good fit for our time and energy for writing postcards:  1) GOTV Postcard Campaigns for Democratic Candidates and 2) Active Postcarding/Letter Writing Campaigns 2023.

  • YOUNG VOTERSThe Southern Poverty Law Center has an invitation for us. “On Wednesday, Oct. 11, from 6 p.m. -7 p.m., join the winners of our College Activation Challenge: Defenders of Democracy on Zoom to participate in a texting training designed to increase voter turnout.” We can register in advance here.

  • LET’S UP OUR CLIMATE GAMEThe environmental organizations Project Drawdown and Ecochallenge have teamed up to create Drawdown Ecochallenge, a free event happening throughout October, in which we can take climate actions and learn with others how our individual choices can boost climate solutions. Let’s read about how our individual climate actions make a difference. Then, let’s check out the website to learn more and join up to participate.


Some links in this entry in yesterday’s List are no longer working. Here is the corrected entry. Thanks to our readers for keeping us honest!

  • HEATHER COX RICHARDSON’S NEW BOOK TOURRogan’s List has long recommended its readers follow and read Heather Cox Richardson’s Substack, Letters from an American, “a newsletter about the history behind today’s politics”, and follow her Facebook page where she does a weekly live session on the intersection of history and current politics, called Politics Chat (archived in YouTube).  Richardson’s new book, Democracy Awakening, published last week, is on the New York Times Best Seller List.  She is currently on a book tour across the country and tickets are selling out quickly. If we are not able to secure tickets to see Richardson, we can watch her conversation with Meghna Chakrabarti of WBUR here  and her conversation with Rebecca Solnit here.  

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