Want To Take A Stand For Democracy?
Here Are Four Easy Steps ANYBODY (YOU) Can Take.
As I write this, it’s just two days shy of the third anniversary of the assault on the U.S. Capitol by an angry, anti-democratic mob. I am worried about the threats to democracy that still exist on January 6, 2024 and beyond.
Sure, the obvious threats to our democratic tradition are the still-too-many election deniers and potential violent protesters and seditionists out there. Hopefully, strong legal action and security measures around of government processes can blunt those threats.
But that isn’t the threat to our democracy that worries me the most. The real threat to our system is apathy. Doing nothing is doing something. It is a hammering in another nail in the coffin of American democracy
If you want to take a stand for democracy, here are 5 simple things you can do. Do them now, before the voter registration deadline prevents you from acting.
- Register to vote if you are not currently registered. Forget the excuses. It is crunch time for American democracy. Now is the time for all good people to come to the aid of our country before we lose it and can’t get it back.
- Ask your friends and relatives if they are registered. If they are not, don’t just urge them to register, Take action by urging them to surf to https://www.vote.org/and following up with them.
- Help them learn about candidates and issues by recommending https://justfacts.votesmart.org/ to them. They trust you. Use that trust for the common good.
- Once you’ve helped folks to register, remind them to actually vote! Do that three weeks before the election. And also at two weeks before. And the week before. And during early voting too. They can also sign up for reminders at Vote.org