We’ve had a busier than expected weekend so we’re just going to pass on our standard advice about doing your various civic duties! Donate, protest, vote.
We donated to the Get Mitch or Die Trying slate of senate campaigns, since that seems like a good way to keep Republicans out of office.
Make a plan to vote! You can request a ballot and register easily in MA. Everyone in MA can get a mail-in/absentee/whatever you want to call it ballot AND if you’re nervous about how the USPS is getting fucked around with, you can drop it off early! You can find more information here: https://www.wgbh.org/news/politics/2020/07/30/13-questions-about-voting-by-mail-in-massachusetts-answered!
Your application for a vote-by-mail ballot for the November general election must be received by 5 p.m. on Oct. 28.
This is a “received by” deadline and not a “postmarked by” deadline.
Make a plan, vote early.
Protests are still ongoing! It’s important to keep supporting folks, not just so that we see actual lasting change but also so that we keep protesters safe from retaliation.
Support protesters by donating to:
- Critical Resistance
- Black Lives Matter
- Split a donation between 70+ bail funds, mutual aid funds, and racial justice organizers
- NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund
Do whatever you can. Find a protest (wear a mask, stay distant, stay safe), donate what you can, call your local government officials and ask why they’re spending more on police than they are on providing for people, go to virtual council meetings, write letters because some people still think letters mean more than emails, support your community any way you can.