Participation in the early phase of contacting voters has been good, but we really need to step up our efforts between now and Election Day on Nov. 6. Consider the events below and think how you can contribute to Getting out the Votes in this year’s Elections.
You can volunteer to make phone calls or canvas at the online sign up link below.
“Americans across the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania need to get involved this year to get Democratic candidates elected that represent us all equally as their constituents.
In 2018, the Republican controlled Congress told women and victims of sexual that their voices don’t matter when they confirmed Brett Kavanaugh to be the next Supreme Court Justice. The Suffragettes marched for over 50 years, wearing hoop skirts, to get women the right to vote. Their efforts were not in vain; however, women’s voices are being suppressed and the GOP is complicit.
In 2018, the Republican controlled Congress actively worked to remove regulations on student loan corporations, enabling them to rip off young Americans who are trying to better themselves thus exacerbating the student debt crisis in the United States.
In 2018, the NRA and their GOP funded politicians in Washington verbally attacked, berated, and belittled the survivors of Parkland for standing up for their slain classmates when they demanded that the American government take action to prevent further mass shootings from happening. In Pennsylvania, GOP candidate for Governor, Scott Wagner, called America’s youth “young and naïve” because according to him, our voices, opinions, and concerns as constituents don’t matter. The GOP doesn’t value the American youth nor our lives.
In 2017, President Trump pulled the United States pulled out of the Paris Climate Agreement, making the U.S. the only country in the world to do so, and the Republican controlled Congress worked to remove restrictions on environmental pollution thus hastening climate change. The GOP doesn’t believe in science nor climate change.
In 2018, the Republican controlled Congress cut taxes on the 1%, created a 21 trillion-dollar debt crisis, and openly admitted that they intend on gutting Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid to pay for it. Roughly 800,000 Pennsylvanian’s will lose their health care coverage if GOP candidate Scott Wagner becomes governor. For the GOP, healthcare is a privilege, not a right.
America was founded to give power to the people, but it doesn’t currently, and it won’t if Americans don’t mobilize, volunteer, and vote. Americans across the country are at risk of losing their rights, healthcare, and their voices. From all backgrounds and walks of life, Americans need to get involved now, more so than ever, to make sure that we get candidates elected that represent our needs as constituents and listen to our voices as citizens. Control of Congress is sitting on a razor’s edge, and we can push it over to our side if people mobilize, organize, and work to get candidates elected that represent all of us equally. Waiting for someone else to do it for us has never been a winning strategy. It’s up to us.
Register below to volunteer to make your voice heard and elect candidates that respect you as a citizen and an American.
If you have any comments, questions, or concerns, contact Ben Ratkiewicz at (484)925-7033.
All the best,
Dan Sidelnick, Chair
Lebanon County Democratic Committee