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Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Can You NOT?



Well, it's getting to be that time of year when I have increasingly more to share with you and increasingly less time in which to share it. But I had to share this.
Can You Not is a PAC for white men, by white men, basically encouraging white men to step back from running against women and minority candidates in majority minority districts. From the site:

"Can You Not PAC was founded on the idea that while there are amazing groups doing great work to recruit and support women, people of color, and LGBTQ folks who are running for office, there was one small thing missing.

Can You Not PAC is a political action project that aims to dis/empower and dis/incline people in positions of privilege, specifically straight white men, from ambitions of running for office in progressive urban districts. We challenge brogressives and others to reject any notion that they are uniquely qualified or positioned to seek political office in districts that don’t need them. As well-represented white dudes, we feel it is our obligation to know when to shut up and Not.

The Can You Not PAC was started by white men, for white men, asking white men that one important question: “Bruh, can you not?” We are happy to host interventions for the misguided bros in your life who looked in the mirror this morning and thought “yeah, it’s gotta be me.”"


Monday, May 16, 2016

I Just Had to Share

From the DSCC press release:

With all eyes on Donald Trump’s visit to Capitol Hill this week, vulnerable Republican Senators and Senate candidates are going to have a difficult time hiding from the onslaught of Trump-related questions and from the candidate himself. Since the NRSC was already having a difficult cycle before Trump became their presumptive presidential nominee – struggling with recruitment and dealing with twenty-four seats up for reelection – and since “Senate Republicans are already very, very tired of Trump questions,” the DSCC is offering up some simple disguises to use to avoid the Trump-induced media storm.

We carefully labeled the masks so the NRSC could distribute them to Senators Pat Toomey, Kelly Ayotte, Rob Portman, Mark Kirk, Roy Blunt, Ron Johnson, John McCain, Richard Burr, Chuck Grassley and Congressmen Todd Young, Joe Heck, Ron DeSantis and David Jolly…

“We’re guessing the vulnerable Senators and Senate candidates could use a hand avoiding the Trump questions they’re clearly very tired of, especially as they try to dodge Trump as he takes Capitol Hill this week,” said Lauren Passalacqua, DSCC National Press Secretary. “But unfortunately for the NRSC and its candidates, these disguises won’t hide these candidates’ out-of-touch records or the fact that these Senators and Senate candidates have repeatedly pledged to support Trump. Maybe they should try a chicken suit?”



Friday, May 13, 2016

Two Great Podcasts You Should Be Listening To

I've been loving both of these lately and they are perfect background noise for data entry or office work.



One President a week leading up to the election Click here to begin enjoying Presidential



Pivotal moments in campaign history. Click here to start enjoying Whistlestop.

And of course don't forget to check out my friends at Beyond the Ceiling.

Sunday, May 8, 2016

Throw Back Sunday



"We'll be hearing a lot more about Barack Obama over the next 7 years."


PS. Remember when it felt IMPOSSIBLE that Bush could be re-elected? Don't take Trump for granted.

Friday, March 25, 2016

Check Out Beyond the Ceiling Podcast



My incredible colleagues have created a Podcast about women doing the work they love to do and I was so blessed to be featured on their second episode. They asked me about women working on campaigns and running for office. Shockingly, I had some opinions Check it out Above or at BeyondTheCeiling.org!

Well met, The Stranger


Seattle's only newspaper made its endorsement in the Democratic Primary earlier this week. When you click the link it prompts you to choose your age. If you refuse to answer or answer that you are under 30, you are directed to an endorsement of Bernie Sanders. If you answer that you are 31 or older, you are redirected to an endorsement of Hillary Clinton. I see what they did there. Gotta give the people what they want!

March Badness


Is anyone as obsessed with college basketball as I am right now? Check out this chart about student voter suppression from Campus Vote Project.