Get inspired by those who speak out. Whether through blogging or marching, make your voice heard.
The last presidential election day could have been compared to a wedding day. We went into the voting booths, we should have heard the words echoing in our ears, “speak now or forever hold your peace.” You must hold your peace and accept the changes.
The WordPress discover challenge is Speak Out, we should all speak our piece before we decide anything. It is rather late to speak out now on the outcome of the past election.
For the sake of preserving our democracy, we must speak out, not on the past. We must be heard, be involved in future government actions. This must be done with a United Bipartisan voice. Keep in touch with your lawmakers and speak your piece, “state your opinion or view.” on what you feel they should be doing in managing the business affairs of our nation.
If they refuse to be part of a bipartisan government you must remind them there are other elections coming in the near future. “The 2018 United States elections will be held on Tuesday, November 6, 2018. These midterm elections will take place in the middle of Republican President Donald Trump’s term. All 435 seats in the United States House of Representatives and 33 of the 100 seats in the United States Senate will be contested. 39 state and territorial governorships and numerous other state and local elections will also be contested.”
4 thoughts on “Speak Out With A Vote”
There’s a long way to go to overturn the House in 2 years, but the Senate only needs a gain or 3 to become Democrat controlled. In the meantime, letters to Congress, cabinet members, and anybody else we can think of!
If Trump’s Executive Terror Tactics get too radical on dismantling our way of government, we might hopefully find a few flip-floppers to slow down the destruction and what’s been accomplished in the last 40 years.
I appreciate this reminder to communcate with elected representatives. It is empowering to be heard … and when we contribute our stories and requests, we help ensure that they know we care and will vote. One tip I’d add is to look at Marshall Rosenberg’s approach which is to first find compassion and seek connection at a human level with the people we want to influence … then making really clear and specific requests that they can action in the present moment – that can be as simple as asking ‘would you be willing to let me know what makes it difficult for you to support xyz law’ … and listening fully to what they tell you in reply. Abundant self empathy for ourselves all the way along – because the sense of powerlessness and frustration can be overwhelming and enraging
Thanks, very good advice.
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