Hindsight: 2020

Regret is such a short word…and yet it stretches on forever.” Renata Suzuki I, like many, thought in 2016 that Hillary Clinton was certain to win. Donald Trump was showing us who he was on a daily basis. The Access Hollywood tape, asking Russia to hack the DNC, calling women pigs, bankrupting two casinos and […]

This is What Democracy Looks Like!

Democracy is not a state. It is an act, and each generation must do its part to help build what we called the Beloved Community, a nation and world society at peace with itself.  –Rep. John Lewis This quote, among many by Rep. John Lewis, will go down in history as a call to galvanize […]

Checklist Champion: Swing Left

The ACE the Election checklist was carefully curated to include organizations we have worked with that have a proven track record and easy and clear actions. Swing Left absolutely ticks both those boxes! In 2018, Swing Left was a major force in taking back the House. From early fundraising to mobilizing volunteers, they allowed people […]

Vote From Home: Request an Absentee Ballot

You have to wait until Election Day to cast your vote, but you can start the process of voting right now by requesting an absentee ballot. Most states allow anyone to request an absentee ballot for any reason. An absentee ballot is the same as a regular ballot, except it’s mailed to you. You fill […]

How many tiny ripples make a wave?

Perhaps you’re like me, inspired, excited and charged to make change, and five minutes later, whatever new action you want to take looks too overwhelming. I know a woman who is raising two young boys, works full time as a doctor, writes thousands of postcards to voters, co-hosts a podcast and probably makes her own […]

A Call to Action: Assembling the Team

You don’t need us to tell you that the situation in our country is dire. Covid-19 is sweeping through our homes and hospitals taking loved ones and leaving survivors struggling. Structural racism has created an epidemic of health disparities, vulnerability and deep unfairness in our country. Since March, five million Americans have lost their health […]

Starting a Democracy Club

One of the main reasons I have stayed sane over the past 3 years, is the support of the amazing friends in my Democracy Club. As the incredible Joan Baez said: “Action is the Antidote to Despair.” My friends make it so easy to stay active: we have ideas, we do things together, and we […]