Alix Strauss for The New York Times
A few links you might find interesting:
I know some of you can relate to this: The Anxiety of Being a Wedding Guest
Related, and relevant to a recent forum discussion: Wedding Canceled or Postponed? Here’s How to Get a Refund
This poem about the raising of racist children is so very powerful.
This was validating for me: Your ‘Surge Capacity’ Is Depleted — It’s Why You Feel Awful
I thought this was a helpful comment from the post, “Why I’m Living in Fear,” and wanted to draw attention to it. In it, Sara mentions a few actions she’s taking to help get Biden elected and avoid another catastrophic four years with Trump in the White House. She has signed up for:
– Mom Rising, an organization that will “take on the most critical issues facing women, mothers, and families by educating the public and mobilizing massive grassroots to affect policy change.”
– Vote Forward, an organization that “empowers grassroots volunteers to help register voters from under-represented demographics and encourage them to vote.”
– Texting drives (she says it’s “very easy and you are not using your personal number”), and sending postcards for candidate-specific campaign drives. (She uses the votedem subreddit for these targeted efforts.)
What efforts have you taken to help get out the vote for Democratic candidates this election cycle? I’ve been making donations, making a voting plan, and informing others what some voting options are where they live, Drew and I have joined Adopt a State (which allows you to help influence votes in battleground states even if you don’t like in one), and I plan to send lots of postcards over the coming weeks (which will also help support the USPS!).