As I’ve said before here, under the current regime we’re having to outsource many of those basic services that until recently we could trust our government to perform for us. Things like protecting the weak, and welcoming the assaulted, and healing the sick.
One of the friends of the “Resistance” is a group called Emily’s List.
Our vision is a government that reflects the people it serves, and decision makers who genuinely and enthusiastically fight for greater opportunity and better lives for the Americans they represent.
I don’t think the government taking shape in DC is one that reflects or serves us, the people. I think it’s made up of people out to strip the country’s resources for their own benefit. And I think that one way to resist them is to support their opponents.
That is, Democratic women.
Yes, this is simplistic. Many Republicans are responsible people who work hard for the greater good. Many, many Republicans are appalled at what is happening today. There are some Republican goals I would agree with.
But in this era when every matter is reduced to stark black and white, if we have to choose, I suggest we choose Democratic women. I suggest we support them, we encourage them to run for office, and yes, send them some dollars—because Early Money Is Like Yeast.
REJECT APATHY AND THE STATUS QUO. REPEAT DAILY.
Emily’s List is committed to driving progressive change throughout our country by winning elections that put pro-choice Democratic women into office.
I look forward to a time when Democrats and Republicans can work together again. A time when the government I pay for actually does its job. But one of the ways I see to achieve that is to push more Democrats into public office.
If any of you are running for office, I’d like to know. Surely we can get the Russell (and Martinelli) community behind one of our own?
In the meantime, monthly donations to Emily’s List are one way to begin to take back Tuesdays: here.