Tuesday, November 27, 2018
Sunday, November 25, 2018
Saturday, November 24, 2018
Listen to your life. See it for the fathomless mystery that it is. In the boredom and pain of it, no less than in the excitement and gladness...because in the last analysis all moments are key moments and life itself is grace.
Frederick Buechner (gratefulness.org)
Friday, November 23, 2018
Thursday, November 22, 2018
Sunday, November 18, 2018
How far you go in life depends on your being tender with the young, compassionate with the aged, sympathetic with the striving, and tolerant of the weak and strong. Because someday in your life you will have been all of these.
George Washington Carver(gratefulness.org)
Thursday, November 15, 2018
Tuesday, November 13, 2018
Modern autocrats don’t tend to announce themselves as autocrats. They claim to be democrats, and they portray their opponents as illegitimate.
|"... top Republicans don’t seem to be willing to take their chances. They’d rather win unfairly than lose fairly — which is, again, the kind of decision that autocrats make."|
Monday, November 12, 2018
It isn’t just the elections in Florida and Georgia that are still going. A pair of our progressive veteran candidates are locked in super-close races — and they need our help.
We ran ads for Democrat Jared Golden in Maine — we shared them with you. Right now he’s down around 1,900 votes, but the unique ranked choice voting in the state makes him the favorite to win.
In California, Gil Cisneros trails by about 2,000 votes as well. But if you’ve followed the mail-in ballots in the state, you know that Democrats are making up ground every day.
We have a chance to win BOTH of these races. A good chance. But our progressive veterans need the funds to stop any attempts to take this election from them. So we are asking:
Can you split a donation between Jared Golden, Gil Cisneros, and VoteVets efforts to make sure EVERY vote is counted appropriately in
Democrats are poised to build on their majority, and it’s progressive veterans leading the way. This is so important. Because if we keep these margins high and beat Trump in 2020, we can really begin to turn things around for this country. So please chip in to help our veterans today.
All my best,
Iraq War Veteran and Chairman
Iraq War Veteran and Chairman
Wednesday, November 7, 2018
Monday, November 5, 2018
First, I want to say thank you.
If you’re getting this email, you’re with us – you stood with us when we marched in D.C. alongside hundreds of marches around the country, and when we traveled the nation in a bus on the Road To Change starting even more conversations about ending gun violence. And you’ve been with us for the past few weeks, as we’ve been going to college campuses to help turn out young people to vote.
I don’t know what will happen tomorrow. I know that NRA-corrupted politicians are powerful, and they’ll do whatever they can to block policies that could end our country’s plague of gun violence.
But there’s one thing I’ve learned over and over this year – there are a hell of a lot more of US than THEM.
More of us want to save lives. More of us are fighting for our loved ones whose lives have been taken by guns. More of us are fighting for the little kids who shouldn’t have to grow up in a world of active shooter drills and mass shootings.
So tomorrow, let’s show up:
If you haven’t voted yet, vote tomorrow. Look up your polling place by texting CHANGE to 97-779. Make a plan. Figure out when you’re voting and how you’ll get there.
If you’ve already voted, get your phone right now and text everyone to remind them to vote, then post on social media to remind people online, too.
If we show up in huge numbers tomorrow, I know we’ll send a message. Not only to the immoral politicians who don’t deserve to be in office. But to people all around the country and the world who need to believe we can use our democracy to turn tragedy into change.