Hashtags to Promote Voting for Democrats

#BeAVoter

#FlipItBlue

#GetOutTheVote

#GOTVBlue

#RISEUPANDVOTE

#RockTheVote

#TheFutureIsVoting

#TheVoteIsTheAntidote

#Vote

#VoteBlue

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Get Out The Vote: LANGUAGE

This page contains links to posts with language related information to support and promote the importance of Getting Out The Vote for Democrats to Save Democracy
https://thevoteistheantidote.com/get-out-the-vote-language/

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Hashtags to Promote Voting for Democrats

Hashtags to Promote Voting for Democrats

Vote Quotes

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“We do not have government by the majority. We have government by the majority who participate.”
Thomas Jefferson

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“Bad officials are elected by good citizens who don’t vote.”
George Jean Nathan

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If not me, who? If not now, when?

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“Voting is a civic sacrament.”
Theodore Hesburgh

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“One of the penalties for refusing to participate in politics is that you end up being governed by your inferiors.”
Plato

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“If you don’t vote, you lose the right to complain.”
George Carlin

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“Voting is not only our right—it is our power.”
Loung Ung

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“Every election is determined by the people who show up.”
Larry J. Sabato, “Pendulum Swing”

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“Just because you do not take an interest in politics doesn’t mean politics won’t take an interest in you.”
Pericles

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Q: When is all lost?
A: Only when you give up
Lesson: Do Not Quit

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Despair, disillusionment, and apathy only benefit the oppressors. Don’t despair, get to work! Vote! And support and facilitate others to vote.

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God helps those who help themselves.
VOTE

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“Fight for the things that you care about,  but do it in a way that will lead others to join you.”
Ruth Bader Ginsburg

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Get Out The Vote: LANGUAGE

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https://thevoteistheantidote.com/get-out-the-vote-language/

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Vote Quotes
https://thevoteistheantidote.com/2022/01/31/vote-quotes/

Vote Slogans

  • Practice liberty by casting your vote
  • Be a voter
  • Your vote counts (but only if you VOTE)
  • Your vote is your voice
  • In America, voting is the most powerful way to make your voice count
  • God helps those who help themselves: VOTE
  • If you don’t vote, your future will be decided by those who do
  • Rock the Vote
  • Women have been voting for over 100 years. Why stop now?
  • One Vote can rock the boat.
  • The future is decided by those who vote.
  • Envision your future: vote.
  • Vote. It’s what keeps us free.
  • Reverse The Trend. Apathy Can’t Solve Problems.
  • Vote as if your life depends on it
  • Don’t Wait for Change. Vote For It.
  • Value Your Voice. Let It Be Heard. Vote.
  • Put your best foot forward: Vote
  • I am Woman. Watch me Vote.
  • I Registered! Did you?
  • Your Voice, Your VOTE.
  • Your Vote, Your Future.
  • Your Vote, Your Voice, Your Future

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Get Out The Vote: LANGUAGE

This page contains links to posts with language related information to support and promote the importance of Getting Out The Vote for Democrats to Save Democracy
https://thevoteistheantidote.com/get-out-the-vote-language/

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Vote Slogans
https://thevoteistheantidote.com/2022/01/31/vote-slogans/

Important Terms for Getting Out the Vote

  • CIVIC ENGAGEMENT
  • DEMOCRACY
  • PROGRESSIVE
  • SERVICE
  • VOTER TURN OUT
  • GOTV: Get Out The Vote
  • Save Democracy

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Important Terms for GOTV
https://thevoteistheantidote.com/2022/01/31/important-terms-for-getting-out-the-vote/

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Get Out The Vote: LANGUAGE

This page contains links to posts with language related information to support and promote the importance of Getting Out The Vote for Democrats to Save Democracy
https://thevoteistheantidote.com/get-out-the-vote-language/

Stop Racism in Virginia

stop racism in virginia tvita
Stop Racism in Virginia, The Vote is the Antidote
TheVoteIsTheAntidote.com

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White Supremacy is Divisive and Racist. Failure to confront racism by criminalizing its teaching is White Supremacy. @GlennYounkin @GovernorVA @vagovernor @POTUS @DNC @TheBlackCaucus @CNN @nytimes
#StopRacism #StopWhiteSupremacy #StopRacismInVirginia #VoteBlue2022 #GOTVBlue

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VOTE Related Creations and Content for TVITA
https://thevoteistheantidote.com/creations-and-content-for-tvita/

Baby Shark’s Big Show (season 1, episode 14) GOOD TROUBLE!

I was in a doctor’s office waiting room when I heard the brain tilting theme song for Baby Shark.  My heart sank.  I was knitting while waiting, so at least there was something to keep me occupied while the silly TV show blared on.

Slowly, however, as I knitted and listened, I realized this show was doing something important.  The makers were teaching children about the importance of making Good Trouble, civic engagement, and taking positive action when you think something in your community is wrong. They did everything but mention the late GREAT Representative John Lewis.

My first response to this show was to curse its mind numbing theme song.  But turns out, the content is pretty special.

https://www.directv.com/tv/Baby-Shark-s-Big-Show-S01BWExZNXI3Mk9Gby9GckxSaXJvUT09/Shark-Strength-Good-Trouble-dldZZll3eXF0N2pVaU5GQktEV3BRZz09

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Thinking Out Loud
https://thevoteistheantidote.com/thinking-out-loud/

Democrats, Voting Rights and the Culture War (and what we need to do)

I wrote my Senators Mark Warner and Tim Kaine, my Representative Don Beyer, my VA state Senator Janet Howell, and my VA state delegate Patrick Hope about Democrats’ need to win the Culture War (or at the very least start fighting it) in order win elections, and to pass initiatives like Voting Rights or anything else about which Democrats care:

1/17/2022

Republicans are winning the politics and culture war. The biggest problem with this is that their politics and culture sucks. In winning the politics and culture war, Republicans can get support (and thus votes) and win elections. As a result of Trump’s vile and disastrous 2016-2000 admin, we endured 4 years of endless lies, corruption, outrages, loss of world status and hundreds of thousands of deaths from a botched Covid response. One would think that the sheer comparison between the steady, honest hand of Biden Admin (plus Biden Admin’s successful vaccine rollout, terrific Infrastructure Bill, and the rebound of the US economy) would be enough for all Ds to have a high approval rating. But all we ever hear about is inflation (which you should fight with every ounce of your being to get lowered) and how he’s failed at certain initiatives and Biden’s low approval rating. Plus, Rs have faced almost zero consequences for all the lies, corruption, outrages, deaths, insurrection, economic collapse, and loss of world status 2016-2020. They’ve lost no rank and they are successfully rigging their states so that they will never lose elections no matter how many Democrats vote. They are also energized and highly motivated to vote.

A simplification of this problem is that Democrats have a very good platform/culture, but they are terrible politicians/culture warriors. Republicans have a vile platform/culture, but they are very good politicians/culture warriors. Democrats need to become better politicians and culture warriors to win elections and codify Democratic policies! It’s not brain surgery! It’s cultural and political science. Do it!

Republicans give their followers something to latch onto. These are vile things (racism, white supremacy, hatred, patriarchy), but they provoke strong and powerful emotions which energize their followers and strongly motivate them to action.

Just like successful pop songs have an effective hook, Republicans have been successful in providing their followers that hook. Republican leaders (trump, in particular) have given their followers slogans, identifiable visuals, and cohesive sense of togetherness.

All people, including Democrats, need something to latch onto. Democratic leaders have not given their followers these hooks to latch onto. There are no slogans, messages, branding, PR, visuals, communications to which Democrats as a community can relate to. Hire young people and PR specialists and give them this job. They will do it!

Democrats should be in the business of constant messaging, making speeches, writing songs, making videos, giving out buttons, creating slogans, creating videos, putting up posters: creating culture. As one of your constituents who has worked very hard and written thousands and thousands of letters to voters to motivate them to vote, I’m begging you to pay attention and heed this call.

Once this has been achieved, Democrats will be able to win elections and we won’t have to work so hard to codify the platform! Democrats need to get improve approval rating, gain followers, and get people to vote! The failure to do this was evident in Virginia’s last election. Now, look who is governor. Yuck. This is the result of a clear failure to inspire and motivate voters. The Rs did that and they won. They used powerful racism and white supremacy, but they won that culture war and they won that election. It’s disgusting that Democrats just let that happen.

Stop losing. Change. Win the culture war and win elections.

I have collected lots of ideas for how to do this, here:
Democrats must put all energy into winning next elections or Rs will dismantle everything we hold dear.
https://thevoteistheantidote.com/2021/11/17/democrats-must-put-all-energy-into-winning-next-elections-or-rs-will-dismantle-everything-we-hold-dear/

Thank you,
Emily Gleichenhaus
Arlington, VA
The Vote is the Antidote
https://thevoteistheantidote.com/

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Democrats, Voting Rights and the Culture War (and what we need to do)
https://thevoteistheantidote.com/2022/01/17/democrats-voting-rights-and-the-culture-war/

Democrats must put all energy into winning next elections (at every political level up and down ballot) or Rs will dismantle everything we hold dear.

Everything is on the line:

  • Democracy itself
  • Women’s rights
  • Minority rights

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Ideas for how to do this:

  • Hire young/exciting PR experts to promote and uplift the Democrats’ brand and make being a Democrat and voting Democrat something people WANT to be part of
  • Democrat Talent Scouts and Recruiters to seek, identify, and groom great political talent (especially in Red districts to challenge, engage, and possibly flip, those areas)
  • Enlist/Recruit squads/committed/action groups of young people and engage them to do their own grassroots work (as the young know much better how to engage w youth than us old farts)
  • Do the same above separately for every conceivable demographic community
  • Find creative ways to motivate and incentivize voters to vote
  • Campaigns of aggressive voter registration then follow up to help those voters understand why/how voting is in their best interests and the best interests of their families and communities
  • Slogans, songs, visuals, posters, art, theatrics, commercials, fliers, memes, emails, tweets, social media posts, podcasts, radio shows, interviews, buttons, bumper stickers, t-shirts, tote bags, yard signs, skywriting, community meetings, hashtags, videos, speeches & jingles to transmit the ideas: messaging everywhere all the time!
  • Bullet point communiques to highlight Democrat’s achievements
  • Find ways to aggressively/effectively/brutally put down and neutralize Republicans’ campaigns if lies/misinformation/false narratives
  • Find creative ways to control the narrative for Democrats and back Republicans into corners for their lies
  • Make sure Republicans suffer consequences for their lies/misinformation/false narratives instead of always letting them get away with it, rewarded by winning elections with those immoral tactics
  • Democrats need fabulous candidates who run great campaigns! Just like every sports team has recruiters to find and groom great athletes, the Democrats do the same for promising politicians/influencers!
  • Democrats must cultivate a rock solid and loyal Culture of Voting up and down the ticket, in every single election, for every single level of government: federal/state/local
  • Democrats have a great platform, we must become masterful at selling it, engaging ALL voters from all groups, stoking enthusiasm and translating all that into massive voter turnout for Democrats
  • Win the Culture War!
    https://thevoteistheantidote.com/2022/01/17/democrats-voting-rights-and-the-culture-war/

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I wrote a Vote Song:

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I keep a list of GOTVBlue and progressive action orgs that ppl can support or engage with to make sure Dems INCREASE House\Senate majorities in 2022 midterms. I think if cards are played correctly, it CAN (and must) be done:

#VoteBlue #GOTVBlue & Progressive Orgs

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I call my political activism The Vote Is The Antidote. #TheVoteIsTheAntidote is on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook. And just two days ago, I launched

https://thevoteistheantidote.com/

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THINKING OUT LOUD
https://thevoteistheantidote.com/thinking-out-loud/

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Democrats must put all energy into winning next elections or Rs will dismantle everything we hold dear (November 2021)
https://thevoteistheantidote.com/2021/11/17/democrats-must-put-all-energy-into-winning-next-elections-or-rs-will-dismantle-everything-we-hold-dear/

The World Is Watching

This person writes “Here in Canada, many of us believe we are witnessing the fall of the US Empire. Would a civilized country limit health care or food assistance for the poor; leave crops rotting in the fields; destroy the educational system; target women and attempt to eliminate their reproductive rights while refusing to help resulting babies; abuse desperate immigrants; pretend to believe in Christianity while perverting and debasing its tenets; refuse to protect the earth from destruction? The world is watching” I am a patriotic American, and I’m watching too. And my ass is in gear to make sure that USA lives up to its ideals and does not fail to be its best.

#VoteBlue #GOTVBlue #TheVoteIsTheAntidote

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THINKING OUT LOUD
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#GetToWorkDemocrats

#GetToWork

Action is the antidote to despair. Don’t waste time worrying or despairing. Get off your ass and #DoSomethingProductive

Democrats:

We can’t get things done of we don’t increase our majority and win elections.

Let’s pressure Democratic leaders to study what motivates voters & then to run great campaigns and do those things. #MotivateVoters #GOTVBlue #VoteBlue #TheVoteIsTheAntidote

#GOTVBlue orgs: https://thevoteistheantidote.com/voteblue-gotvblue-progressive-orgs/

#IncreaseDemocraticMajority #VoteBlue #MotivateDemVoters #VoterTurnout #MakeProgressAndBuildOnIt #LearnFromYourMistakesAndDoBetter

#CelebrateSuccess #AmplifyAchievements