Strategy for Saving Democracy

David Pepper’s Saving Democracy: A User’s Manual for Every American David Pepper, former Democratic Party Chairman of Ohio, has followed his exposé of the Republican state legislature strategy in Laboratories of Autocracy: A Wake-Up Call from Behind the Lines with his new book:   Saving Democracy: A User’s Manual for Every American.  The new bookContinue reading “Strategy for Saving Democracy”

Why Should We Care about Rural Voters?

The progressive activist organization Indivisible answers that question for us. Indivisible has one of the largest rural footprints in the country, with rural groups and members in all 50 states. Below, they explain why we Democrats need to seek out and encourage rural voters to join our coalition in order to win elections and turnContinue reading “Why Should We Care about Rural Voters?”

Practicing David Pepper’s Saving Democracy Conversations

This summer I spent visiting with old friends and traveling to Tennessee to meet new activists.  I was reading David Peppers’ new book, Saving Democracy, and thinking about how to strengthen our activism for the upcoming elections.  I met new activists in Nashville, preparing for the special legislative session called by the Gov. Lee.  ThereContinue reading “Practicing David Pepper’s Saving Democracy Conversations”

We Need Wins in Virginia this November

In Virginia, our mission is to reclaim a Democratic majority in the House of Delegates while simultaneously bolstering our presence in the Senate. Virginia supported Joe Biden in the 2020 elections, with his winning percentage standing at 54.11%. We faced challenges as Democrats took narrow losses in both 2021 and 2022. However, the tide turnedContinue reading “We Need Wins in Virginia this November”

Your Efforts Worked- Victory in Ohio!!!

Last night, Ohio voters soundly rejected Issue 1. This mean-spirited Republican initiative would have toughened the rules for amending the state constitution, making constitutional amendments more difficult to pass. The Republicans’ immediate goal was to defeat a proposition on the docket for this November, which would enshrine abortion rights into the Ohio constitution. Instead, theContinue reading “Your Efforts Worked- Victory in Ohio!!!”

Doing the Work 

Last week, I was explaining to a family member that I was going to Indigenous Lobby Day.  They weren’t impressed, and it got me thinking about why it is important to support the members of our broad Democratic coalition. This is the hard work in between glitzy yes/no elections. A common and recurring complaint aboutContinue reading “Doing the Work “

Purple NC:  The Synergy between GenZ and Rural Voters

North Carolina, with its 15 electoral votes, continues to be a key state in Federal elections.  It’s actually the second most rural state (after Texas); all but 20 counties have less than 50% municipal residents.  One in three people live in a rural county. I highly encourage you to watch this 18 minute interview ofContinue reading “Purple NC:  The Synergy between GenZ and Rural Voters”

The Rise of AAPI Youth Voters

June 10, 2023 Now is the time to prepare for next year’s election and that means voter education and registration. The Democratic Party has been notoriously poor at outreach and development. To counteract that weakness, TurnPurple2Blue seeks out strong ally and grassroot groups who really connect and do the work on the ground. We canContinue reading “The Rise of AAPI Youth Voters”

Support GenZ Climate Activists

Indivisible Acton Area and IndivisibleLAB were excited to co-host our April 2023 Take Action Forum where we met GenZ climate activists.  Sara Karp and Eben Bein gave a great presentation on Our Climate, which is part of the Massachusetts Youth Climate Coalition (MYCC).  Sara Karp (she/her) is a Massachusetts Fellow who is currently a sophomoreContinue reading “Support GenZ Climate Activists”

Empower Youth through Comprehensive Sexual Health Education

In today’s world, equipping young people with the knowledge and skills they need to navigate their sexual health is paramount. That’s where the Massachusetts Healthy Youth Act comes into play. First introduced in 2011, this visionary piece of legislation seeks to implement comprehensive sexual health education in schools, ensuring our youth have access to accurateContinue reading “Empower Youth through Comprehensive Sexual Health Education”