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THE UNITED STATES HAS LOWER VOTER TURNOUT THAN ANY OTHER MAJOR NATION ON EARTH - Average voter turnout in bi-annual Congressional primaries = 10%. - Average turnout in mid-term general elections is less than 38% (since 1972). - Currently 75% of the voting age population in the U.S. is registered to vote, but 25% of registered GOP, 55% of registered Democrats and 85% of Independents rarely or never vote. Although about HALF of the voting eligible citizens are showing up for Presidential elections, roughly 80-90% of the citizens are not really involved in picking representatives on the state local and federal level. As a result, the United States Federal government is not functioning in a representative fashion. Special interest control of government has a negative impact on the world.
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Gov360 is non-partisan.

Mission: GOV360 is a non-profit 501(c)(3), non-partisan organization dedicated to reaching out directly to non-voters of all ages, to promote active participation in government, particularly on a local level.

11/13/2019

Profit driven MEDIA want us focused on one election that is nothing more than a contest of fame. There are 100s of elections/yr!

10/04/2019
Shaun King

Trump is constantly talking about how the MEDIA will distort or recontextualize things he says and does. Just look at what they do to Bernie. https://www.facebook.com/799539910084929/posts/2650218201683748/

Wow. Just wow. Watch ALL of this!

This is the single best, most insightful, most inspirational campaign ad of the 2020 presidential election.

Not only does it show just how kind, compassionate, and warm Bernie Sanders is day in and day out - it shows just how far off base the coverage about him can be.

I love this so much.

Wonderful video by Matt Orfalea

07/13/2019

We are pleased to announce the beginnings of our new website. Please help spread the word. www.gov360.org

05/04/2019
Who Is Your Putaansuu?

Please help me get this message out. The profit driven corporate MEDIA don't want us to think about any of the thousands of elected officials whose policies affect our daily lives. They make money off of distractions and profit driven obsession with the White House.

It is not even a partisan problem, because it was just as bad under the last president. In fact, people have become so distracted by MEDIA obsession with presidents that voter turnout in non-presidential elections has fallen to record lows recently.

We must recognize that MEDIA profit driven objectives can be detrimental to our entire democratic system of checks and balances.

Please SHARE this video. We have not put out a video like this in 5 years, and it encapsulates our most important message.

All politics is local. Who is your Putaansuu?

https://youtu.be/sXS6DpG5_Ww

This has been going on for at least 100 years now. Can we fix it?
04/07/2019

This has been going on for at least 100 years now. Can we fix it?

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02/05/2019

At tonight's SOTU address, the real criminals will be there. A Congress that's bought and paid for and unaccountable to any of us.

01/05/2019

TX Sen. ted Cruz is proposing new term limit legislation. Do we need term limits for Congress, when all 435 members of the U.S. House and a third of the 100 Senators are already up for election every two years? Do we need to make it so they cannot run again, when all we have to do is simply vote them out when their time has come?

Considering the fact that an average of nearly 90% of all elected incumbents typically get re-elected to Congress, maybe we do need mandatory term limits. Even in this most recent election, where the turnout was a 40 year record high, over 80% of the incumbents in Congress still got re-elected. Perhaps, if we are not going to throw the bums out on a regular basis, we need those very bums to pass legislation throwing themselves out for us. Mighty nice of them to at least consider it, right? What do you think?
https://ballotpedia.org/Incumbents_defeated_in_2018_congressional_elections

GOV360 has been talking about this crowd of non-voters for a long time. But, this article only identifies the group of B...
11/09/2018
Analysis: How to wake up the 'too woke to vote' crowd

GOV360 has been talking about this crowd of non-voters for a long time. But, this article only identifies the group of Black non-voters. As many Blacks feel "too woke to vote", there are even more white folks who probably would vote Democrat, but don't vote for the same reason. They are simply "too aware".
https://www.cnn.com/2018/11/09/us/georgia-florida-governors-races-analysis/index.html

If Democrats hope to take back the White House, they will have to do better than mobilize those who don't normally vote in midterms. Florida -- and maybe Georgia -- shows that won't be enough. They will have to wake up the "too woke to vote" crowd.

10/23/2018
Robert Reich

For the first time since we started, someone is speaking the truth.

The largest block of voters in America isn't Democrats or Republicans. It's the people who don't vote. If everyone voted, there's no limit to what we could achieve in America.

Registering to vote and becoming an actual voter are two completely different things. But, in a nation that has lower vo...
10/10/2018
Voter Registrations Spike as Deadlines Loom. Taylor Swift Had Something to Do With It.

Registering to vote and becoming an actual voter are two completely different things. But, in a nation that has lower voter turnout levels than 183 other nations that hold elections, we applaud anyone who would like to begin to figure out how to reach millions of non-voters and get them off of the sidelines.

If voter turnout increases dramatically this year, it will not be due to business as usual by the politicians or the political parties. If turnout increases from 35% (in 2014) to 50% this year (for example), it will be because of efforts like this.

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/10/09/us/politics/taylor-swift-voter-registration.html?action=click&module=Top+Stories&pgtype=Homepage

Registrations on Vote.org typically increase in October, the month before Election Day, but β€œthis is leaps and bounds beyond what we typically see,” a spokeswoman said.

We often find that trying to get non-voters to vote is a bit like trying to teach grammar to a class of rambunctious thi...
10/06/2018
'That's Not Democracy, That's Robotics': Gutfeld on 'Chilling' Mob of Anti-Kavanaugh Protesters in Capitol

We often find that trying to get non-voters to vote is a bit like trying to teach grammar to a class of rambunctious third graders.

GOV360 certainly has no love of Fox or the SCOTUS pick in question, but watching this video confirms the analogy perfectly. When you see the protesters repeating back to the guy with his hand over his head, you may remember that type of thing in Elementary School.
http://insider.foxnews.com/2018/10/05/brett-kavanaugh-protesters-robotic-repeat-leaders-name-wrong-congresswoman

Greg Gutfeld reacted Friday to video of "robotic" anti-Kavanaugh protesters accosting lawmakers and chanting in the halls of Congress.

This is due to the FACT that the U.S. has the lowest voter turnout rates in the world. Why is U. S. voter turnout so low...
07/28/2018

This is due to the FACT that the U.S. has the lowest voter turnout rates in the world. Why is U. S. voter turnout so low? We have the most money in politics of any nation in the world, and our system is crippled by a corrupt and dominating two party system.

77.35% of members of Congress are white men.
Only 31% of Americans are.

67% are over 55.
Only 28% of Americans are.

50.8% are MILLIONAIRES
Only 5% of Americans are.

These are the people "representing us" in the federal government. THIS IS A PROBLEM.

#EnoughIsEnough

SOURCES:
http://time.com/373/congress-is-now-mostly-a-millionaires-club/

http://time.com/money/5023038/millionaire-population-united-states-world/

https://fas.org/sgp/crs/misc/R44762.pdf

http://infogalactic.com/info/List_of_Current_United_States_Senators_by_Age

http://www.worldpress.org/article.cfm/current-members-of-the-house-of-representatives

http://www.yesmagazine.org/for-teachers/curriculum/infographic-does-congress-look-like-america

The U.S. has the lowest voter turnout in the World.
04/30/2018

The U.S. has the lowest voter turnout in the World.

Our civil liberties must be defended.

Things may finally be changing, with more and more young people getting involved in politics. But, listen to this interv...
04/12/2018
Jim Morrison & Tony Thomas 1970 Interview

Things may finally be changing, with more and more young people getting involved in politics. But, listen to this interview with Jim Morrison (of the Doors), where he talks about lack of participation and lack of civic engagement as the "tragedy of our time." In this far reaching interview, he also touches on computers, and the MEDIA as vehicles for dehumanization and somnambulism (putting us to sleep).

We need to WAKE UP!!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EQfr-BtcDII

Tony Thomas from the CBC interviews Jim Morrison Los Angeles, California May 27, 1970 Photo credits: Β©Frank Lisciandro In May 1970, while awaiting the Simon ...

03/27/2018
Blacks in Power Don't Empower Blacks

This is very interesting.

Between 1970 and 2012, the number of black elected officials rose from fewer than 1,500 to more than 10,000. How has this affected the black community? Jason Riley of The Manhattan Institute answers the question in this video.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0wfN_DtNtyo

Between 1970 and 2012, the number of black elected officials rose from fewer than 1,500 to more than 10,000. How has this affected the black community? Jason...

Gov360 and the Unity coalition offer to bring people together for REAL conversations in Charlottesville. But, if people ...
02/18/2018
Musician Daryl Davis Speaks to Charlottesville Crowd on Coming Together

Gov360 and the Unity coalition offer to bring people together for REAL conversations in Charlottesville. But, if people keep doing the same things over and over, nothing will change. Charlottesville has tried yelling at each other and chasing people around parks calling them Nazis or Fascists even when the people being chased were not Nazis or Fascists. A former candidate for Charlottesville City Council even interrupted one of our conservative speakers at the event, calling him a Fascist before storming out and demanding her $10 contribution back.

We brought Daryl Davis to Charlottesville, and for many folks there it would have evidently required more courage than they could muster just to sit in a ROOM with someone they might disagree with. Daryl HAS the courage to do that and even more. GOV360 did not invite any Nazis or Fascists to this event, yet we had to deal with someone showing up with the tired old "Us VS Them" attitude that has proven to FAIL. Perhaps real change can only come when these FAILURES become too painful.

http://www.nbc29.com/story/37532314/daryl-davis-event-02-17-2018

People of all backgrounds came together at CitySpace in Charlottesville Saturday night in for a Black History Month event featuring blues musician and race relations consultant Daryl Davis.

02/18/2018

Live at the Frederick Douglass event with Daryl Davis and Chuck Smith

Fair Vote has been around a lot longer than we have. They even had a huge celebrity spokesperson with former Nirvana bas...
01/30/2018

Fair Vote has been around a lot longer than we have. They even had a huge celebrity spokesperson with former Nirvana bass player, Krist Novaselic, about 8 years ago.

Now, they are finally starting to roll out their center piece of electoral reform. Do people support IRV? Instant runoff voting.

We need #rankedchoicevoting supporters in the counties of Albemarle, Augusta, and Rockingham (HD25) to call Delegate Landes today!

If you live in the purple area on the map, please respectfully ask Delegate Landes to pledge his support for HB553 and #RCV.

There are so many benefits to ranked choice (also known as instant-runoff):

πŸ‘ Promotes Majority Support
πŸŽ‰ Discourages Negative Campaigning
πŸ“Š Provides More Choice for Voters
πŸ€” Minimizes Strategic Voting
πŸ’Έ Mitigates Impact of Money in Politics
πŸ’² Saves Money When Replacing Primaries or Runoffs

How do you know if someone a Democrat or a Republican on Facebook? If they are a Democrat, they are probably posting lot...
12/29/2017
Obama warns of dangers of social media in Prince Harry interview

How do you know if someone a Democrat or a Republican on Facebook? If they are a Democrat, they are probably posting lots of photos, videos, and memes of the President, and if they are a Republican, they were posting the President all over their wall between 2009 and 2016. Makes sense right? Or, It is political hate?

President Obama is no doubt familiar with the levels of rancour and vitriol directed at elected officials. But, like another former Democrat President, Jimmy Carter, he also recognizes the destructive nature of political hatred on the internet and social media in particular.

"One of the dangers of the internet is that people can have entirely different realities. They can be cocooned in information that reinforces their current biases," he said.

While he emphasized his commitment to the First Amendment, Obama said society needed to find ways to harness technology so that it "doesn't lead to a 'Balkanization' of our society but rather continues to promote ways of finding common ground."

Common ground is what the GOV360 Unity Coalition for C'ville Dialogue is all about.

https://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/obama-warns-dangers-social-media-prince-harry-interview-n832776

The former president said he felt 'serenity' upon leaving office in January.

We took some risks here, but pulled off a really positive event. "Opposing sides" were able to discuss very touchy issue...
12/15/2017
Gov360 Coalition Hosts Debate over Statues, Local Issues

We took some risks here, but pulled off a really positive event. "Opposing sides" were able to discuss very touchy issues. There were a few heated moments, but we proved that we can have these difficult discussions without shouting each other down, cutting off speech, or worse. This should give people some hope in the wake of the tragedy in Charlottesville.

Gov360's Unity Coalition for C'ville Dialogue hosted a "two sides" debate tonight to talk about august 12th, the fate of Confederate statues and other local issues.

After the tragic events of the summer, the City of Charlottesville commissioned an independent review that recommended t...
12/13/2017
Organization Aims to Bring Opposing Sides Together in Charlottesville

After the tragic events of the summer, the City of Charlottesville commissioned an independent review that recommended that the city provide more opportunities to bring people together for civil discourse and civic engagement.

The Unity Coalition for C'ville Dialogue is offering to work with the city and area foundations to provide solutions. We need to start by promoting real unity in our communities. It is not good enough to bring like minded people to the table and call that "unity". We need real diversity, including diversity of thought.

Please SHARE this nice bit of coverage we received from Channel 29 today. I look terrible, It was very cold out. The sun is hitting me in the eyes. But, the message is clear. We need to COME TOGETHER!
http://www.nbc29.com/story/37061528/organization-aims-to-bring-opposing-sides-together-in-charlottesville

A group called Gov360 is offering up its service to bring those on both sides of the Confederate statue issue to the table.

Charlotte, NC VS Charlottesville, VA (A Comparison of Two Ballot Box Revolutions)On election day, Nov. 7th, 2017, someth...
11/18/2017
Man in a viral protest photo successfully runs for City Council in Charlotte

Charlotte, NC VS Charlottesville, VA (A Comparison of Two Ballot Box Revolutions)

On election day, Nov. 7th, 2017, something revolutionary happened in two Southern cities. In Charlotte, NC, where protests broke out in 2016 after a police shooting, one of the leading protesters, Braxton Winston, was elected to the city council. In similar fashion, facing a certain degree of unrest in the wake of the tragic events of 2017, the tiny city of Charlottesville, VA elected Nikayuh Walker, one of its more vocal activists, to fill one of their five city council seats.

The similarities abound. First, there is the fact that both candidates were ordinary citizens who had never sought or held elected office before. Both candidates were involved in high profile protests revolving around racially charged issues. Both candidates were demanding greater accountability on the part of local government. And both candidates were black.

But, despite the way these two elections seem to bookend each other, there were marked differences. For one thing, the two cities are very different. Charlotte, NC has a much larger and more demographically diverse population. Also, while the protests in Charlotte centered around a police shooting of a black man, the protests that occurred in Charlottesville City Council chambers (in the wake of the events of August 12th) were focused on the city's mishandling of a White Nationalist rally that resulted in the death of a white woman and two white State Police Troopers.

Perhaps the most significant difference in these two stories is the way the two candidates ran. The Democratic Party has a lock on both cities, and Braxton Winston ran as a Democrat, placing second in a race for three seats in both the party primary and the general election. Nikayuh Walker, on the other hand, achieved a first place victory in unprecedented fashion, running as an Independent against the Democratic Party establishment.

Political Parties generally serve to help people get elected, and it requires a tremendous amount of courage to step away from the security of party support. But, many people also consider both parties to be major contributors to the greatest problems in our political system. The Democrats have had almost complete control over Charlottesville politics for generations, and it is just as difficult to get elected in Charlotte, NC if you do not have a D next to your name on the ballot as well. Both cities did something revolutionary on Nov. 7, 2017, but Charlottesville did it in a more dramatic fashion.

http://www.cnn.com/2017/11/17/us/braxton-winston-charlotte-city-council-trnd/index.html

In just over the past year, Braxton Winston has gone from a prominent protester to a popular politician.

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