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Workers remove a statue of Confederate General Robert E. Lee in Charlottesville on Saturday, July 10. (Evelyn Hockstein/Reuters)July 14, 2021|Updated yesterday at 4:48 p.m. EDTJuly 14, 2021|Updated yesterday at 4:48 p.m. EDT0Out of sight but not out of mind. The statue of Robert E. Lee has just been...
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This story is a bombshell, because here is a government funded organization that was headed by a former local elected official, and they were engaging in graft and otherwise unseemly spending. A lawsuit was required in order for the facts to be revealed. See the story here.
Documents show Brad Sheffield spent thousands of dollars on extensive travel, on first-class flights and several upgraded hotel rooms.
This may be the most powerful thing we have ever posted.
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Profit driven MEDIA want us focused on one election that is nothing more than a contest of fame. There are 100s of elections/yr!
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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.
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All politics is local. Who is your Putaansuu?
This has been going on for at least 100 years now. Can we fix it?
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.
What happens when more people participate in representative democracy? https://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-46119736?fbclid=IwAR3KKfUcCd9UqjcqHHAN5CZ7baqZmO4l9uoK_nLFDYgItkuw-DyXP4HFzJY
For the first time since 1914, nearly half of eligible Americans voted in a mid-term election.
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".
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.
For the first time since we started, someone is speaking the truth.
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.
Registrations on Vote.org typically increase in October, the month before Election Day, but “this 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 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.
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? 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.
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 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!!
Tony Thomas from the CBC interviews Jim Morrison Los Angeles, California May 27, 1970 Photo credits: ©Frank Lisciandro In May 1970, while awaiting the Simon ...
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.
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 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 N***s or Fascists even when the people being chased were not N***s 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 N***s 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.
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.
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 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 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 .
There are so many benefits to ranked choice (also known as instant-runoff):
👍 Promotes Majority Support
🎉 Discourages Negative Campaigning
📊 Provides More Choice for Voters
🤔 Minimizes Strategic Voting
💸 Mitigates Impact of Money in Politics
💲 Saves Money When Replacing Primaries or Runoffs
What we need is greater participation, and that will lead to greater accountability. But, to do this, we must work together.
A group called Gov360 is offering up its service to bring those on both sides of the Confederate statue issue to the table.
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.
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 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 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!
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, 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.
In just over the past year, Braxton Winston has gone from a prominent protester to a popular politician.
Turnout does make a difference.
Northam's victory against Gillespie drew more than 2.6 million votes across the commonwealth, accounting for 47 percent of the state's constituency.
Interesting. 36%. That's even lower than Trump's approval rating.
NBC News Early Exit Polls: Virginia voters favor keeping Confederate monuments
What happened in Virginia yesterday? 90 year old Fergie Reid is what happened, and nobody is acknowledging him.
The 2017 election was a grassroots tidal wave of individual districts. Precinct by precinct, each of the down ballot candidates had the infrastructure (combined with organizational support from the state and national Democratic Party) to knock on twice as many doors as they knocked on in 2013, when a Democrat narrowly won the top spot as Governor.
Dr. Reid, who served as a delegate in the VA General Assembly in the mid 1960's, started meeting with Democratic operatives and prospective candidates in 2014 (at the age of 88), to begin spreading a precinct-based voter engagement plan similar to the model developed during the Civil Rights Era.
The result is that many of these small, suburban and rural, campaigns were able to get people working in each precinct to identify voters who may have voted for Obama in 2008 or 2012 (for example), but had not voted in other elections. With so many of the district level campaigns engaged in this type of hyper local outreach, it created a significant enough increase in voter turnout statewide.
It is estimated that nearly half a million more people voted in the 2017 election than did in 2013. While this year's turnout was not close to the turnout level for presidential elections, it is significantly higher than normal for off-year elections.
The widely accepted adage is that higher turnout benefits Democrats. Republicans seem to hit a ceiling that Democrats often fail to meet, because so much of their base is not engaged in these non-presidential elections year after year. This year was different. This year, they were able to get people to the polls. They followed Fergie Reid's formula and now they have turned the entire state blue.
A petition to change the name of Emancipation Park is getting support from a diverse coalition.
Yes. And voter turnout is very low. 96% of them get relected. But their aporoval rating is 14%.
RESIST!! REBEL AGAINST THE REPUBLIC!! STAND AND BE COUNTED AS CONFEDERATES AGAINST THE UNITED STATES!!
Really? Is that what we want?
In a Representative Republic, there are so many checks and balances within the system that are not being properly tested by people prior to engaging in these anarchistic counter-government means of seeking accountability.
First of all, the presidential elections are the only elections where more than half of the eligible voters come out to vote. Presidential turnout is 55%, but turnout for Governor or Mayor ranges somewhere between 10 and 30%.
Secondly, most of these protesters are anarchists who do not believe in voting, so among their group, voter turnout is more like 5 or 10% even in the big presidential elections.
So, maybe people who do not vote should not be the ones who are the loudest complainers. Will a bunch of ongoing, disruptive protests end the Trump presidency? No. Will they cause a bunch of other problems. We shall see.
A series of anti-government, leftist rallies set to descend on major cities nationwide Saturday is drawing the attention of local officials, who, like the organizers themselves, fear the events could be hijacked by violent masked anarchists.
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