Your vote is needed!
We’re all super busy. As much is going on in the world, there is also a lot going on in our own lives.
It’s already February, of an election year.
For those of us in California, our election year begins with our state primary in March.
As one who as always written about voting and the power of it, I highly recommend you participating in your state’s primary, regardless of where you live.
Here in California we have a lot on our ballot: US Congress, US Senate, state house and state senate. Plus presidential candidates of course.
Candidates are talking about all sorts of things. Republican candidates are trying to freak us out by the “invasion” at our southern border. Or that our economy sucks, and that our current president is corrupt and, well, old. Meanwhile, they have done nothing this term other than spew how awful everything is.
The big deals for me locally and statewide are to elect as many Democrats as possible, especially for US Congress representing California. The current congressional delegation from our state has way too many congress people who support a national ban on abortion, think the last presidential election was stolen, and embrace Christian nationalism.
Even Republicans who do not believe these things have no hope of being heard in a sea of anti-everything in the current Republican-controlled House.
And state races are equally important. Even if you live in the most red area, your vote makes a difference. Many states added Democrats to their state houses in the last election, and that is possible again this year.
Regardless of which, if any party, you are a part off, investigate the candidates running to represent you at the state house or US Congress. What is their motive for running? Will they be able to get anything done?
If they are running as a Republican, they most likely will have no power unless they subscribe to everything the former president and one of his biggest fans, the current speaker of the house, believe in.
A Republican who is pro-choice or has even one positive thing to say about gay poeple, forget it. There is no room for them in the US Congress and most state houses. I wish this wasn’t true but we see what is happening in Congress and the Republican leadership have shown us who they are.
I believe them.