Monday, December 2, 2019
droberts
He said Wednesday that he would not donate any money to the three main campaign arms of the Democratic Party following the decision by Senate Democrats to compromise on a deal to reopen the government. He said he would not be giving any money to the Democratic National Committee, the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee or the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee. He doesn't feel they stood on principal and did the right thing and after the DACA vote he has decided not to give anything to the national committees.

But he is supporting Democratic candidates in 2018 and will be leading the largest youth voter mobilization drive in history. 


https://twitter.com/TomSteyer

http://www.newsweek.com/impeach-trump-tom-steyer-democrats-791050?amp=1

I, too, have become a bit disillusioned with the Democrats and even though my husband is officially retired and I unofficially, we've been making small donations to the national democratic committees. 

I will be attending a District Democratic meeting in February. I believe it's to start getting organized, meet other districts in the area and plan/train to get the voters registered and out to vote for the 2018 election. We have Republican Senator Richard Burr's seat that's supposedly going to be open, he had said the 2016 election was going to be his last.???

Maybe local is a much better way to go right now. Washington doesn't hear us, but they will!!!

What's your plan or are you a frustrated voter that's not sure what you can do?

I will try to share any information I learn that may help others and if any of you have any suggestions for how others can get involved, please share on the forum with us. You can share under this topic or start a new one of your own.

We appreciate any participation you're willing to give.


"Where law ends tyranny begins"  John Locke
Locke defines tyranny as "the exercise of power beyond right." A just leader is bound by the laws of the legislative and works for the people, whereas a tyrant breaks the laws and acts on his own behalf

"All that is necessary for evil to triumph is for good men (and women) to do nothing."  Edmund Burke
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Delta Flight
droberts wrote:
He said Wednesday that he would not donate any money to the three main campaign arms of the Democratic Party following the decision by Senate Democrats to compromise on a deal to reopen the government. He said he would not be giving any money to the Democratic National Committee, the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee or the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee. He doesn't feel they stood on principal and did the right thing and after the DACA vote he has decided not to give anything to the national committees.

But he is supporting Democratic candidates in 2018 and will be leading the largest youth voter mobilization drive in history. 


https://twitter.com/TomSteyer

http://www.newsweek.com/impeach-trump-tom-steyer-democrats-791050?amp=1

I, too, have become a bit disillusioned with the Democrats and even though my husband is officially retired and I unofficially, we've been making small donations to the national democratic committees. 

I will be attending a District Democratic meeting in February. I believe it's to start getting organized, meet other districts in the area and plan/train to get the voters registered and out to vote for the 2018 election. We have Republican Senator Richard Burr's seat that's supposedly going to be open, he had said the 2016 election was going to be his last.???

Maybe local is a much better way to go right now. Washington doesn't hear us, but they will!!!

What's your plan or are you a frustrated voter that's not sure what you can do?

I will try to share any information I learn that may help others and if any of you have any suggestions for how others can get involved, please share on the forum with us. You can share under this topic or start a new one of your own.

We appreciate any participation you're willing to give.




Nice job droberts  :-))
Any landing you walk away from is great.
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Ritaruby
I second that nice job droberts post! Thanks for the link...and I am right there with you...mostly. I do agree with you...and with Tom Steyer that there is, shall we say, some room for improvement in the Democrats' plan...and I have mixed feelings about Schumer and the "shutdown cave in.."We also are on limited income and yet we do manage to do small donations to the Democratic organizations when possible....and given our current state of affairs I think the Democrats are still the most moral choice we have. I think some of the Independents are pretty good too but I just can't see people now voting an Independent in..me personally I think Bernie Sanders sounds like he is for the American people...Jill Stein I do not trust..picture of her seated at a dinner table with Putin...and just a feeling. There are many Democrats who I think could and would do a good job-as Bernie would-but at this point if they are a Democrat or an Independent even with no experience I trust them! Anything's better than Trump...and any Democrat or Independent is better than Pence or God help us if they go down that line under him in the White House and choose a Paul Ryan or a Rex Tillerson...they'd never pick Stephen Miller, would they? I think Trump listens to him now more than Pence.
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Ritaruby
But droberts I can not think of anything else to do except everything you are doing - and  it is a lot - as well as myelf, our forum and getting people energized...I really think that the energy - as well as decency...won in Alabama for instance...the Republican base-as much as Trump plays to what's left of it-is far less energized than the Democratic base...if I think of any more ideas I will share them...and invite everyone to do the same.
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bart
"I, too, have become a bit disillusioned with the Democrats...."

The moderates in the Democratic party have become too closely aligned with big money and are becoming DINOs. Like the Republican party in general, some moderates worry more about winning re-election than what their constituency needs. Vote progressive (Bernie Sanders like). 

https://ourrevolution.com/
http://boldprogressives.org/
https://www.indivisible.org/act-locally/
 
 
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Ritaruby
Bart, this is a great opinion post. I have read your links. I think the Progressives like Bernie are great...and no party is perfect...but I am personally still with the Dems...everyone-let's just get Trump out and the sooner the better!
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bart
"but I am personally still with the Dems...."
 
I am not inferring that i am against the Democrats or that i will not vote for them, i am simply saying that there are better Democrats that actually will do whatever to help the people. Most of the progressive Dems refuse to take Super Pac money or large corporate money of any kind and only take individual donations, as you will see if you visit the websites i have listed.
But, to get Donnie John and his ilk out of the Federal government, i will vote for ANY Democrat. I am a Democratic Socialist as you can probably figure out.
 
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Ritaruby
Hi Bart, I stand corrected-must have misinterpreted what you said. Did click on your links. I like that, Democratic Socialist. Thanks for the info and your opinion. it is surely valued here.
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