This is an election year and it is probably the most important one in our lifetimes. Meanwhile, the coronavirus crisis is occupying most of our attention — as it must. So, how we should proceed?
On the election front: There are eight activities that may help us defeat Trump, capture control of the Senate and maintain control of the House of Representatives. The same kinds of action can also assist with statewide and local elections and issues.
Those eight activities are:
- Donate money to progressive candidates and causes
- Write post cards and letters to potential voters
- Text potential voters
- Talk with friends and family members and urge them to support progressive candidates and causes
- Write editorials
- Walk precincts
- Make phone calls to voters
- Support other progressive groups
On the continuing political action front: As the people struggle with the social impact of the coronavirus, there will be many opportunities for us to lobby our elected officials. We want government officials to respond in ways that don’t just benefit the regular corporate suspects. We want to protect our democratic processes, make health a top priority for everyone and provide economic relief directly to those who need it the most.
Indivisible North Boulder’s approach is for each of us to try to accomplish two political actions each week. At our meetings and in our electronic communications, we discuss what those actions might be. For the upcoming elections, those actions certainly will include items from the list of eight. For our continuing political work, we will develop a variety of options about how to lobby public officials.
Next steps: Let’s support each other as we develop action plans. Let’s execute those plans. While we are at it, let’s take care of ourselves, our loved ones and our communities during these scary times.