but to be a part of an ongoing historical movement.” —Angela Davis
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POLITICAL PURGE AT VOICE OF AMERICA: Political appointees, including Trump's contentious pick, Michael Pack, who is CEO of Voice of America’s parent agency, the U.S. Agency for Global Media (https://www.wbaa.org/post/voice-america-journalists-protest-trump-appointees-actions#stream/0 ), have continued their purge of the VOA by launching an investigation into its White House bureau chief Steve Herman, citing “conflict of interest” because of his tweets and “likes” on social media and because, like almost every other news outlet, VOA revealed that Pence had not worn a mask inside the Mayo Clinic, despite his office's advance knowledge of the hospital's masking policy; moreover, Herman filed a first-person dispatch about being barred from Joe Biden's campaign plane over COVID concerns last week, despite having traveled on Air Force One the day before. This investigation appears to violate the laws and regulations intended to protect the federally funded news outlet from political interference or influence: https://www.wnyc.org/story/political-aides-investigate-voa-white-house-reporter-for-anti-trump-bias and https://www.voanews.com/usa/pack-expands-purge-us-global-news-agency Let’s make sure that Pack understands that our voice in the world must not now be--and was never meant to be--politicized in this way: @usagmceo or 202-203-4000 or 330 Independence Ave SW, Washington DC 220237
ELECTION - GET OUT THE VOTE (GOTV)
SPLC VIRTUAL PHONE BANK. Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) is organizing another Power Hour for Thursday, Oct. 8, from 3-4pm. Eastern. Volunteers will be calling voters in Georgia to inform them about their state's new online absentee ballot request portal. We can sign up at SPLC.
GET ENVIRONMENTALISTS TO THE POLLS: The Environmental Voters Project needs phonebankers to contact 2 million environmentalists in 12 states who have never voted before. We can sign up for shifts here: https://www.environmentalvoter.org/blog/sign-gotv-shifts-0#.X3tghayUQ-I.facebook
BILLBOARDS AND RIDES TO THE POLLS: Reclaim Our Vote is raising $150,000 to reach voters of color in the rural South via informative highway billboards, and to fund covid-safe rides to the polls. Let’s chip in $10 or as much as we’re able: https://actionnetwork.org/fundraising/billboard-campaign
ELECTION – SUPPORT CANDIDATES
#VOTEPROCHOICE's 2020 VOTER GUIDE: For each election #VOTERPROCHOICE creates a voting guide for us. Not only can we check our own ballot here: https://www.voteprochoice.us/voter-guide but, we can also use their toolkit to share the news: https://www.voteprochoice.us/partner-toolkit Let’s use and share this to help inform our choices on the ballot.
Revealed: Trump campaign strategy to deter millions of Black Americans from voting in 2016 - https://www.channel4.com/news/revealed-trump-campaign-strategy-to-deter-millions-of-black-americans-from-voting-in-2016