From the Editor: I Really Don’t Care. Do You?

 Contributed by Deb Kline.

Good news! 

We are under three months from the November 3 election, and pollsters, pundits and prognosticators are saying Joe Biden will be the winner of the 2020 Presidential Election. 

I really don’t care. 

I don’t care what the predictions are – even those that come from ‘experts’ who have a 100 percent accurate track record of predicting the outcome since we began electing presidents. 

I’m not being a Debbie Downer – despite the unfortunate shared name. What I’m also not being is complacent. Not for one moment will I think that Joe has it in the bag, or that the wider percentage of eligible voters have ‘seen the light’ despite their party affiliation and general laziness or other excuses for not voting. 

The stakes are just too high in this election and the opposition will stop at NOTHING to ensure that the mentally and physically disabled occupant of the White House is re-elected. 

I get it. You’re already exhausted by the constant onslaught of news about the corruption, the self-dealing, the dirty, underhanded tricks, the lack of compassion for (fill in the blank here: COVID victims and families, children in cages, soldiers killed by Russian bounty hunters…). 

I don’t care.

But I really do care about you. I care about you and your ability to live without fear of your government and your ability to have the full spectrum of rights currently afforded to primarily the wealthier white male population. I care about clean land, air and water so the next generations can live healthy lives, and about giving each of them the education needed to bring their talents and skills to creating a better society. 

I care about honesty and decency, something I see in each of you and the work you do everyday, but something entirely absent in the current political climate. I care about each of the values that Indivisible Lambertville/New Hope has published on our website, and I will not rest until I believe we are on the road to rebuilding the vision for America of “liberty and justice for all.”

Our work is to overcome all the gerrymandering, voter suppression, the siphoning of votes, foreign interference, the hacking of voting machines, the lies about voter fraud, the closing of polls in democrat-leaning districts, the disenfranchising of registered voters, ballot harvesting, obstructionism, and the lack of enthusiasm for politics in general.

Our work is to elect the honest, decent, compassionate human being that stands in direct opposition to the reality show farce that has polluted the presidency. Our work is to ensure we maintain the House and elect a Democrat majority in the Senate. Our work is to bring good, qualified legislators to state and local positions that share our values. 

Please, please, please, make a commitment to a minimum hours of time per week to apply to GOTV.  We have a breadth of tools in the ILNH GOTV Toolkit which is continually being updated with new opportunities. We are sending weekly GOTV alerts of ways to keep active and all from the comfort of your home. There are virtual social gatherings so you can chat, have your dinner and/or glass of wine while writing postcards to voters all across the country. There are workshops for making your own personal GOTV video to post to YouTube and our website and share with your networks. 

Fight hard. Dream big. Visualize Joe Biden, Amy McGrath, Jamie Harrison, Mark Kelly, Sara Gideon, Cal Cunningham, John Hinklelooper, Cory Booker, Tom Malinowski and other Dems declared in a landslide win for Democrats November 4.  

And then…we dance! 

In solidarity and with much love,

Deb

2 thoughts on “From the Editor: I Really Don’t Care. Do You?”

  1. Thanks to ILNH I’ve been participating in postcard writing and also signed up as a texter for the Biden campaign. I must admit it takes a lot out of me as I’m texting in battleground states so am dealing with being called a F…ing b….ch and other choice words multiple times a day. It’s exhausting but I refuse to stop. I need to do everything in my control to GOTV and I don’t take a Biden win for granted. There are plenty of Trump supporters out there in addition to people who will just not vote for a Democrat. I’m hearing from hundreds of them daily. We need to be vigilant and stay strong!

  2. I am committed to do something every day until the election. the GOTV is now. In Pennsylvania the Mail in ballots will start being mailed in September. Right now I am writing postcards, organizing postcards for people outside of my Indivisable LNH circle, dropping campaign literature and mail in ballots applications at peoples doors (a Covid safe, No contact Canvass), supporting candidates with donations). I’m talking with friends and acquaintances about the candidates. I think this is the most important election of our lifetime. It will determine who we are as Americans.

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