by Christine Brown
Whether you’ve been in the fight for democracy for decades, the last five tumultuous years, or you’re just getting started, know that we can win if we stay energized.
The media have failed to credit a new class of activists who will fight for their country this election, midterm or not. These are people who are ready to canvass, donate, phone, rally, text, and write. They are people like you and me, who aren’t going to wait for someone else to save our democracy.
As activists we advocate for legislation to promote climate protections, education, healthcare, police reform, reproductive justice, social justice, and tax reform throughout the year. But no matter how much we rally or lobby, it comes down to elections.
What do we need? In addition to strong majorities in the U.S. House and Senate, we must counter Republican efforts to radicalize state legislatures with the goal of destroying our civil rights.
What's in the way? Elected politicians, the dark money that is happy to manipulate them, and cynical operatives who use the culture wars to demoralize and distract us.
When do we fight? Now! There are just a few months left until the November 8th mid-term elections. It’s time to put good people in office, so that Americans can thrive.
Who’s we? Everyone who cares about this country and the people in it. People who’ve never voted before. People who’ve voted but not been otherwise active. People who’ve phoned and texted and marched and written to win in 2018 and 2020. We can do it again!
If you’ve been resting, good! We need you now. If you’re overwhelmed with the pace of the news (this is deliberate), focus on a small pledge to take action. Can you pledge one hour a week? Can you also ask your friends and to pledge an hour a week?
Effective Actions, All in One Place
Turn Purple 2 Blue is a website built and maintained by Indivisible volunteers who are dedicated to helping you find fun and effective ways to take action and make a concrete difference. The editors read through the news and expert newsletters. We scour information from our allies for useful actions and perspectives. We create analysis, connections, and experiences that will make worthwhile use of your time. We then put it all in one place for you to find. We can also help you make effective donations.
I invite you to explore and bookmark https://turnpurple2blue.org. Don't miss our current analysis of autocracy in Massachusetts, the U.S., and around the world. Arizona will be our spotlighted state in May. More states will be rolled out according to their primaries and relevant actions. Turn Purple 2 Blue will eventually focus on eight states to strengthen results in Senate, House, and important state elections.
We hope www.TurnPurple2Blue.org inspires you to make a plan.
- How much time can you spend and on what day of the week?
- What state do you have a connection to?
- What types of actions do you prefer?
- What is your budget for donations?
Start within your comfort zone. Every action will count. Indeed as Margaret Mead has so wonderfully said “Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it's the only thing that ever has.”
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