Save Money and Defend Democracy

Support post-election voter empowerment with tax-deductible donations. Looking for a year-end tax deduction for your political giving? Are you confused about which donations are both meaningful and tax-deductible? Here are the rules plus some of our recommendations. Tax status information about organizations can be found on their websites.  Rules:  Where to Donate: As a startingContinue reading “Save Money and Defend Democracy”

Democratic Association of Secretaries of State (DASS)

In most states, secretaries of state are the top officials overseeing elections. In 2022, at least 10 states have election deniers running for this crucial office.  A recent article in the Washington Post asked the question, what if election deniers were elected secretaries of state?   The deniers could: In short, profoundly threaten our democracy!  TheContinue reading “Democratic Association of Secretaries of State (DASS)”

Nevada – Enigmatic Battleground State

Nevada, long a blue state and now purple, is pivotal for the midterms but difficult to call.  Elections are uniquely challenging to forecast in Nevada, since the electorate is highly transient – half of all voters are new to the state since 2016 – and the largest bloc in the state is unaffiliated voters. Latinos,Continue reading “Nevada – Enigmatic Battleground State”

Georgia – The fight for Fair Elections and Voting Rights

Georgia’s story is one of a deep-red Southern state that has recently turned purple, transforming it into a fierce battleground. Before 2020, Georgia was staunchly Republican. Georgia had elected only one Democrat, Bill Clinton, in the past 30 years, and he won by only 0.6% of the vote. But things began to turn around inContinue reading “Georgia – The fight for Fair Elections and Voting Rights”

GUN SAFETY ACTIONS YOU CAN TAKE TO MAKE A DIFFERENCE

DONATE TO THESE NATIONAL GUN SAFETY ORGANIZATIONS: Why donate to these organizations? Because THEY ARE OUR ANSWER TO THE NRA!! They are fighting for us and against gun violence. These three national organizations are the major opposition to gun lobbies. Their actions include: gun safety advocacy (including wider background checks); development and implementation of laws,Continue reading “GUN SAFETY ACTIONS YOU CAN TAKE TO MAKE A DIFFERENCE”

Climate Change and Economic Renewal in Nevada

By Barbara Head, 5/1/22. Nevada, a working-class blue state, is steadily turning purple!  Working-class voters, which include many people of color, have long supported the Democrats but are turning away from party policies and candidates. Working-class voters now disagree with Democrats on many issues. Economy is number one. Climate change is another area of disappointmentContinue reading “Climate Change and Economic Renewal in Nevada”

Empowering Marginalized Voters

By Barbara Head. 5/1/22, updated 5/14/22. We cannot save our democracy if we do not join forces with our communities of color. While our allies within these communities lead the way with their highly effective grassroots organizing, the rest of us can offer advocacy and support their efforts. There are multiple ways in which peopleContinue reading “Empowering Marginalized Voters”