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“Do your little bit of good where you are; it's those little bits of good put together that overwhelm the world.” Desmond Tutu
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We Must Protect Our Elections!
This week is the start of a New Year, as well as the first anniversary of the attempted insurrection on January 6, and marks the passing of one of the great voices for democracy and equal rights for all, Desmond Tutu. This is why we focus on protecting our democracy this week.
As the Senate returns, let our senators know that we are watching, waiting, and expecting them to find a way around the filibuster in order to protect our elections and voting rights.
The Freedom to Vote Act is already a scaled back version of the House voting rights bill, but it includes crucial protections meant to stop recent GOP state laws that would allow them to overturn election results.
In addition, the Freedom to Vote Act would create federal protections for elections officials and create standards for the handing of election equipment and records that could forestall partisan audits such as the review of the 2020 presidential election results ordered by the Arizona Senate.
Action: Start the year with resolve and action and commitment to make 2022 the year of voting rights. Contact Senators Murray and Cantwell to let them know that you expect them to find a way around the filibuster to pass the Freedom to Vote Act.
Option A: Contact your representatives by telephone or email.
Script: My name is _____________. I am a constituent, and my zip code is _______. I am very worried that time is running out to take action to protect our democracy. The Senator has the power to act to protect democracy, which we all know must happen this year or it may be too late. We cannot allow those who would further restrict voting rights and further weaken our Democracy to continue their efforts through violence such as the January 6 election, through intimidation of voting officials, and through passing anti-democratic legislation and creating partisan commissions and audits. Please tell the Senator that I expect her to find a way around the filibuster to pass the Freedom to Vote Act as soon as possible.
Option B: Take this action with one click in Take Action Network (TAN) Protect Our Elections!
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Remember, Take Action, and Support Coalition Building in Support of Democracy
Join Fix Democracy First, the League of Women Voters of Washington and Seattle Supports Democracy for January 6th Virtual Vigil - Day of Remembrance and Action on January 6th, 2022 at 6:00 PM.
This is a virtual event and you can register here.
We'll hear from special guest speakers and discuss actions we can take to prevent another January 6th insurrection from taking place in our country.
The promise of democracy is not a partisan issue but a calling that unites us as Americans. To prevent this kind of attack from happening again, our elected leaders must pass urgent legislation that will protect this country from anti-democratic forces who are continuing their efforts to destroy it.
Coming together, we can prevent another January 6th attack and realize the promise of democracy for all of us - no matter our color, zip code, or income - so we all have an equal say in the decisions that shape our daily lives and futures.
Take Action Network Training Reminder
The 2022 Legislative Session is starting January 10. We are doing training for Take Action Network (TAN). The easiest and quickest way to get involved with TAN and understand some of the benefits of the system is to request a meeting with one of the TAN trainers for a one-on-one session. To get the basics requires 15 minutes or less.
Or join one of the next group meetings to get signed up for TAN, learn the basics, and get the most important “searches” installed that will connect you with your own Legislative District representatives. Register for a meeting on 01/07/2022 at 10:00 AM or 01/14/2022 at 03:00 PM.