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”

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”

Connecting with Gen Z and Millennial Voters

The 2022 midterms showed an impressive turnout of Gen Z and Millennial voters- for our purposes, any voter under age 40.  Pundits call this the “youth” vote, which annoys the heck out of them.  So our first order of business is to call them by their names: Gen Z and Millennials! They are Democratic voters. Continue reading “Connecting with Gen Z and Millennial Voters”

Movement Labs Social Media Team

Orientation: Wednesdays, 7:00 – 7:30 PM Ready to start using Social Media – to do GREAT things? Join our rapidly growing team of people who are working to Learn at your own pace. Take action on your own schedule. Most teammate actions take less than five minutes to complete. Get started with the team byContinue reading “Movement Labs Social Media Team”

Conversations That Break Through- Talk politics with people who do not care or do not agree

Does directly engaging people to talk politics make you anxious? Check the link for dates and times or find the recording and slide show in this post! Learn to understand and break through to people who may disagree or not care. Get the skills to build up the muscles to keep your cool and haveContinue reading “Conversations That Break Through- Talk politics with people who do not care or do not agree”

Now for 2023: 30 Steps to Save Democracy

Update: David Pepper came to our Indivisible Mass Coalition book group! Watch the recording below: Here’s the highly recommended Incorruptible Mass podcast we talked about. Today: A Focus on  David Pepper’s Step 12: When in Power, Create Laboratories of Democracy Last year, Indivisibles were so impressed and inspired with David Pepper’s book “Laboratories of Autocracy.”Continue reading “Now for 2023: 30 Steps to Save Democracy”

2023 Tax-Deductible Donation: Save Money and Defend Democracy

Support pre-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 for Tax Purposes:Continue reading “2023 Tax-Deductible Donation: Save Money and Defend Democracy”

Autocracy in Massachusetts

David Pepper’s new book Laboratories of Autocracy examines the crisis of the Anti-democratic (small d) condition of Statehouses across our nation, using Ohio’s experience as a test case. But we’re safe here in Massachusetts, right? Unfortunately, we are not immune.  First, there are the obvious anti-democratic forces.  PAC money is flowing into our state toContinue reading “Autocracy in Massachusetts”