A majority of voting Americans woke up the morning right after the election with the political equivalent of a hangover. None worse than for Tom D’Angora (middle, top row), a New York theater producer (The Marvelous Wonderettes, NEWSical, Naked Boys Singing). For the past 19 months (576 days), Tom worked on a voluntary basis for Hillary for America as the LGBT Outreach National Grassroots Coordinator, pouring his heart in the campaign with 40 to 90 hours per week, traveling to nine important states. After spending nearly a week mourning the shocking loss, he’s back devising a post-election method and already pondering about the mid-term elections, not to mention 2020.
Right here are Tom D’Angora’s ten factors you can do proper now about the election results…
1.Demand the vote be audited
When all is said and accomplished, Hillary Clinton will have won the well-liked vote by over two million votes, an unprededented quantity. We now know that there was a historic discrepancy in between the exit polls in several states and the election evening outcomes. We know there are some numbers not adding up in key states. There is no cause why a limited audit of the closest states cannot be completed. It is simple and should be the common in any close election. There are items you can do right now that won’t take a lot more than a minute.
2. Hold the presumptive president elect accountable for every single factor
Here is the bottom line. Trump is masterful at manipulating the news cycle to divert interest. We refuse to fall for it. America is a personality obsessed nation and we liberals need to make positive we are policy obsessed. Just appear at the past week. After Donald Trump settled his Trump University fraud case and then acknowledged incorrect carrying out at the Trump Foundation, two things unprecedented for a President Elect, he launched a tweet storm, attacking the Broadway show Hamilton and SNL. We took the bait. All weekend the world wide web, such as Twitter, obsessed over Mike Pence at Hamilton and Trump vs. Alec Baldwin. Trump’s most efficient tool is the manipulation of the media and altering the narrative to suit his interests. Let’s take that tool from him.
3. Call Speaker of the Home Paul Ryan and demand that his celebration keep the Affordable Care Act
Call (202) 225-0600. There will be a period of silence just before you hear a recorded voice. The press two you will hear an incredibly partisan message which discusses Paul Ryans strategy to gut the ACA. Subsequent, you will have a likelihood to share your opinion with the press of a button.
Press 1 if you help Obamacare, 2 if you oppose it. It is effortless breezy! 20 million Americans who did not have health coverage eight years ago have it now. It would be heartbreaking–let alone terribly unfair–to have coverage denied now.
4. Demand that the presumptive president elect eliminate Steve Bannon as chief strategist
Call your Senator or Representative, particularly if you reside in a GOP leaning state. Let them know you would like to be added to the tally of names that opposes Bannon and that they ought to refuse to operate with anybody who has a history of treating minority groups differently.
5. Aid Forest Campbell win the December 10th runoff for U.S. Senate in Louisiana
We have a glimmer of hope in Forest Campell. If Forest Campell wins on December 10th, we are in a better position to handle the curve balls of the subsequent four years. If Forest Campell wins the senate seat, we will be 49 Dem vs. 51 GOP. That is a hell of a lot better than 48 Dem, 52 GOP. This could be our Hail Mary. Campell demands money and volunteers.
Please go to http://www.fostercampbell2016.com to discover much more and to get involved.
6. Start prepping for the mid-term elections now
2018 is our next possibility to make a distinction. Donate your funds and time generating calls or canvassing. We need to do every little thing we can to win back the majority in the Residence and Senate in 2018. There are far also few Democratic state govs. We must also be jumping into our nearby elections. This means every little thing from county clerk to college board to city council. Every single one of these is essential. This is not the time to sit on the sidelines.
7. Speak out against any and all sorts of hate, bigotry and discrimination
It’s normal to feel demoralized right after a loss like this 1. We just saw our historic candidate win the popular vote by a record- breaking margin and nevertheless not take workplace. We just saw a man spend 17 months saying the sort of hateful factors that would get us expelled from our schools, fired from our locations of employment, thrown out of any civilized establishment. Alternatively, this awful man was rewarded as the most job on earth. No matter the outcome of 2016, we have to usually don’t forget that Enjoy does Trump Hate and we have to continue to scream it from the roof tops.
8. Allow yourself to mourn
I’m not precisely positive how the tens of millions of Hillary supporters in the country feel right now. I will confess, I am not alright. I can’t sleep, I am fairly considerably on an all carb diet program and the passion and determination that has guided my complete life is lost. After Hillary known as Donald Trump early on November 9th, I put my head down and slept for 48 hours straight. Right after these 48 hours, I still couldn’t find the strength to face the planet, so I quite significantly stayed in bed for a week. There have been woman fighting for Hillary who were born just before lady even had the correct to vote. These ladies believed they have been ultimately going to see a female President ahead of they died. Alternatively, they got a man who does not respect girls. The only issue I can say about this with absolute certainty, is that no a single can tell you what Hillary’s candidacy meant to you and no one particular can tell you how to mourn. Turn away if someone tells you to “get more than it” or calls you a “cry baby” or “sore loser.” You are allowed to mourn.
9. Request that the members of the Electoral College do some thing about this mess
This is a lengthy shot and unprecedented. Nevertheless, in an election year exactly where practically nothing tends to make sense and every thing is unprecedented, I say lets give it the old (electoral) college attempt. The Change.org petition currently has far more than 4.5 million signatures. Considering that November 9th, Donald Trump has currently produced unprecedented missteps. So in a year where every thing is unprecedented, I suggest signing the petition and calling for an unprecedented Electoral College vote December 19th.
ten. Stay Proud
As the rhetoric dies down and the fake scandals subside, we require to be proud that we supported one of the world’s most dedicated public servants. We supported the most certified particular person for President in contemporary history. She was not a flawed candidate she was a strong and noble candidate. She fought tirelessly for all Americans and never ever when let us down.
You in no way know what the future holds but I love this slogan: Hillary For President Simply because Hindsight Is 20/20.
Go to Tom @ https://www.facebook.com/tom.dangora.9?fref=ts & www.tomdangora.com