For the past few years I’ve been working in the press shops of DC national non-profits, getting after the likes of Jill, Lauren, et.al to come on, post on my issue, post on my issue, POST ON MY ISSUE, please? These days most of the advocacy groups have a me, someone who does the blog outreach. We’re a needling bunch, but what are you gonna do.
So, maybe you could call it karma, or penance, that I’m joining the Feministe team, serving as the “organizational liaison.” I’ll be lending a hand with all the asks from the groups, posting on events, new campaigns, that sort of thing.
But enough about me (for now). Time is tight, let’s get started!
I don’t need to tell you how important these last few days before the election are. I’ve worked some campaigns, national and statewide, and I can tell you, the weekend before Election Day is madness. It is pure adrenaline, passion, commitment, caffeine, sugar and pizza. Anything you can do to get involved helps. Give a couple bucks if you can. Make some phone calls, knock on some doors, hand out some literature. Anything.
I really have just a few things to kick off with, but I’ll post more as I get it. Also, you can always reach out to local campaign offices, the Obama campaign or the DNC for ways to get involved in your community.
Birth Control Watch posted an audio news conference yesterday on their No on 48 campaign – this is the state amendment that would define the term person to include a fertilized egg in the Colorado state constitution. Click here to get involved if you live in Colorado, but anybody can donate money to stop this dangerous measure.
NARAL Pro-Choice America has this “TXT Out the Vote” tool where they’ll text your friends and family to remind them to get out and vote. I can’t imagine anyone forgetting Tuesday is Election Day, but your mileage may vary.
Medical Students for Choice is looking for med students and residents to help with their statewide campaigns against the South Dakota abortion ban, Prop 4 in California, and Prop 48 in Colorado.
If you know of more, post them in the comments!