Okay, here we are - ground zero - the day of days - only a strange creature from another planet, or someone in a permanent coma does not know what day this is: TODAY IS NOVEMBER 4, 2014, THE MIDTERM ELECTIONS ARE UPON US - People in New York started voting at 6:00AM, people in Philadelphia started voting at 7:00AM - GET UP, GET OUT AND VOTE - BEFORE WORK, AT LUNCH, AFTER WORK, ON YOUR BREAK - no matter what the time there is ABSOLUTELY NO EXCUSE - VOTE LIKE YOUR VERY LIFE DEPENDS ON IT, BECAUSE IT ABSOLUTELY DOES.
Now that I've gotten your attention, here are some updates you need to be aware of : BLACK WOMEN FOR POSITIVE CHANGE (BW4PC) just sent me an email voicing their selections for Maryland and DC - so those of you who are in that area might want to check in on this release:
Please remember the extreme importance of voting today. Our ancestors gave their lives so that we could have this remarkable opportunity after being denied the right.Lets do them PROUD!Follow Your Bliss,Karen L. Carrington202.403.3260, FaxTO: BW4PC NETWORKERS AND SUMMIT COUNCILFROM: DELEGATE DAUN HESTER AND DR. STEPHANIE MYERSBE SURE TO VOTE TOMORROW FOR YOUR LOCAL, STATE AND FEDERAL OFFICES! THERE ARE MANY IMPORTANT ELECTIONS AROUND THE NATION AND THE FUTURE OF OUR COMMUNITIES LIES IN THE BALANCE.BW4PC HAS ENDORSED
MURIEL BOWSER FOR MAYOR OF THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA
LT. GOVERNOR ANTHONY BROWN FOR GOVERNOR OF MARYLAND!View this great "Color of Change" ad below and share with younger voters. Thanks to Pat Duncan, BW4PC Denver, Colorado for sharing this ad.****************ColorOfChange has launched a powerful national voting campaign #IfTheySpeakForMe focused on the inclusion of Black voices, specifically the voices of Black women. Using hidden cameras, Color of Change staged scenarios where people would have to come to terms with how it feels to not have a voice. Click below to see how Black women at a salon respond to a stranger making decisions about their hair.
COMMENTS FROM COLOR OF CHANGEIsn't this absurd? How dare some strange man invade your personal space and then determine what is going to happen to you and your body. Our fictional scenario may have been about hair but in the real world, the stakes are much higher. Political leaders are passing legislation about your right to reproductive healthcare, equal pay, the even the freedom to vote. As we prepare for mid-term elections, we cannot allow political leaders who do not have our best interests at heart to make decisions on issues that impact our daily lives. It's simple — either you speak up or someone will speak for you.Recently, Black women have emerged as the voting demographic to watch out for, achieving record-breaking turnout in the last few elections. Through the use of social media and powerful video content, #IfTheySpeakForMe gives Black women the opportunity to discuss key election issues and ensure that their voices are heard.With so much on the line for our communities, voting in this year’s election has become more important than ever. On November 4, let’s get out to vote and speak up for our concerns.Please, share this video with your family and friends and remember if we don’t speak up, someone else will.The entire ColorOfChange.org team.
After you vote, don't stop there, go to one of the campaign headquarters and man the phones -
In Philadelphia, gubernatorial candidate Tom Wolf has a phone bank at 5537 Germantown Avenue - they could definitely use your assistance. Ask for Brian Taylor.
Do what you can do to help a neighbor who may have mobility issues, or be visually impaired to get to the polls and back home.
Take some coffee, tea or doughnuts to those who are working on the polls because they will be there all day long.
Put a prayer out that we will defeat the repuglycons (republicans to those who want to be pc) in this midterm in a manner that sends a clear signal that Americans will no longer be bullied by big business and incompetent, uncaring political bureaucrats who are only in the position for their own pockets and self-aggrandizement.
Email everybody you know regardless of whether you like them or not and remind them that it is their responsibility to vote.
Be prepared to provide back up for those who are being hassled about bogus ID issues - make sure you and they know your rights -and that those rights are respected. Stand up for yourself and your people - do not allow yourself to be disenfranchised or 'jim crowed' - you are AN AMERICAN CITIZEN and you have a constitutional right to vote.
If you see someone unjustly treated at the polls pull out your cell phone and record it - then call the Civil Rights organizations and the legal system - do not tolerate discrimination.
Above all - VOTE - VOTE - VOTE!!!
**************************One last note: shout out to my sister/friend LATRICE MONIQUE WALKER who will be going to Albany, NY as the newly elected Assemblymember representing Brooklyn's 55th AD. Blessings, congratulations, and God Speed to you. So proud of you and all that you are and stand for!!
Stay Blessed &
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