September 2016 - On the day after the Republican National Convention ended, Timothy Egan wrote a New York Times OP-ED, “Make America Hate Again.” Egan wrote, “ . . . When the Convention closed, fear had won the hall. And we should fear—for the republic, for a democracy facing its greatest peril since the Civil War.”
We agree. Our nation’s future—our domestic, foreign, environment, human rights, and justice policies are all up for a vote—and the candidates are not ‘all the same.’ In the upcoming 10 weeks, each of us needs to do everything we can to elect candidates at all levels who pledge to create real security: a world free of nuclear weapons where conflicts are solved through diplomacy not violence; a nation where everyone receives a good education, justice, health care, a clean environment, healthy food and water, and access to renewable energy.
Take part in this election in every way you can: volunteer for campaigns in your state and in ‘swing’ states; work for candidates at the national, state, and local levels—register voters, make calls, go door-to-door, work at the polls; write letters to your editor; donate; vote; and ask candidates questions about their positions on peace and environment issues—especially nuclear weapons and climate change, the two biggest threats to life on Earth.
Depending on where you live, you may want to pick 1 or 2 candidates you'd especially like to support and contact their campaign websites or headquarters to volunteer.
Family, friends, neighbors, colleagues, co-workers, editors, and campaign offices in your community, state, swing states, and nation-wide
“A nation of sheep produces a government of wolves” –William Sloane Coffin
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