Part 1: Why Act?

Part 2: What Can One Person Do?

Part 3: They Go Low. We Go High?? (How Can We Do That Effectively?)

Intro: elections do make a difference, as we’ve seen from having an incompetent leader. In Part 1 we discuss the need for an active and informed citizenry, how media literacy plays a role, and the need for stopping narrowly focused factions from taking over in elections. In Part 2, we run through many actions that people can take to help candidates this election season. In Part 3 we discuss the need to balance positivity (lifting up a preferred candidate) with negativity (pointing out when candidates lack experience, judgment, etc.) , particularly as it relates to qualifications needed to be a public servant.

actions – take them!

  • vote
  • donate
  • volunteer
  • post on social media
  • host a virtual house party
  • phone bank for a candidate
  • help turn ballots in for people
  • put up yard signs for candidates
  • use your skills… music, web design, etc
  • research candidates and share what you learn
  • talk with friends, family, neighbors about candidates and issues

Links

voter registration – Oregon

https://sos.oregon.gov/voting/Pages/registration.aspx?lang=en

media literacy

DNC – speeches

https://www.presidency.ucsb.edu/documents/app-categories/elections-and-transitions/convention-speeches

Oregon – campaign finance (ORESTAR)

https://secure.sos.state.or.us/orestar/CommitteeSearchFirstPage.do?startup=2

Russian Interference in 2016

https://www.justice.gov/storage/report.pdf

USPS mail machines – removed in battleground states

Lindsey Berschauer – testimony at County Commissioner meeting re: white privilege

https://newsregister.com/article?page=/article&articleTitle=commissioners-approve-diversity-training–1565915881–34208–

Music

“Inspirational Outlook” by scottholmesmusic.com

“Stomps and Claps” by scottholmesmusic.com

“Indie Rock” by scottholmesmusic.com

“Upbeat Party” by scottholmesmusic.com

“The Final Journey Home” by scottholmesmusic.com

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