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January 28, 2021  
WE FIGHT FOR VOTER RIGHTS IN THE POST-TRUMP ERA
 
 
We plunge into the post-Trump era with a fight in New York over worthless, useless Ballot Marking Devices that must be stopped.  LULU FRIESDAT and HOWIE HAWKINS tell us how.
 
We then visit with DANIEL BLACKMAN whose race for the Public Service Commission of Georgia may have been derailed by his name not appearing on the ballot in at least 19 counties.  We’re looking into it.
 
RAY MCCLENDON of the Atlanta NAACP is then joined by grassroots organizer CAROLINA MIRANDA to go deep on the GEORGIA MIRACLE and how grassroots organizing made all the difference in turning the US Senate and making Georgia a blue state.
 
STEVE ROSENFELD of VotingBooth then fills us in on the nation-scale battles over voting rights and the future of American democracy.  
 
Among other things he warns that the infamous KARL ROVE has published an op ed calling for funds to turn back all the democratic reforms that led to the repudiation of Donald Trump and all he perpetrated on America and the world.
 
This wonderful 90 minute section is filled with optimism, hope and genuine expertise.  if you get to the end of the hour & want to hear more, go to www.electionprotection2024.org and get the link, or just write me at solartopia@gmail.com.
January 22, 2021  

This weekly Grassroots Election Protection Zoom (#36) is made joyful by major victories that have moved the nation.

In Michigan, JAN BENDOR reports on an extremely powerful anti-gerrymandering amendment that establishes a multi-partisan commission to draw up redistricting lines. 

This complex, democracy-based system will bring competitive Congressional and legislative races to a state previously defined by corruption and theft.

We also talk with RAY MCCLENDON about the “Georgia Miracle”—the fantastic grassroots campaign that unseated two incumbent US Senators and shifted the balance of power in  Washington.

Ray details how the Atlanta NAACP served as the epicenter of an on-the-ground movement that drove an unprecedented turnout of voters of youth and color.

Ray’s outline should serve as a template for future pro-democracy campaigning throughout the US, for years to come.

Then we hear from HOWIE HAWKINS and JULIE WEINER about yet another major victory in New York, where election commissioners have postponed a decision on new voting machines.

The machines are angrily opposed by democracy advocates, but corporate lobbying made their certification seem certain.

Grassroots opposition intervened, however, and a decision won’t be made for two more weeks. 

We end by initiating what will be an on-going dialog about proposed federal legislation (HR-1) that could democratize even more of our nation’s electoral process.

 So there is MUCH MORE TO COME….

January 14, 2021  

Amidst an astonishing moment in our history, ignited by an election that wasn’t stolen, we dissect huge steps forward in Election Protection.

ANDREA MILLER (People Demanding Action), EMILY LEVY (Scrutineers) and CHRISTIAN NUNES (National Organization for Women) all report on the amazing grassroots upheaval in Georgia.

With a voter turnout that exceeded all expectations, these three great activists explain the revolutionary coordination in voter protection, voter turnout and ballot counting that turned the tide in KKK country.

We also hear in stunning detail from JAN BENDOR on huge electoral reforms in Michigan, where laws against gerrymandering and for universal hand-marked/scanned/counted ballots turned a tide.  This we will continue next week. 

From legendary Election Protection activist LULU FRIESDAT we confront a move to certify deeply flawed voting machines in New York State.

And then we plunge into the sordid details of January Sixth’s attempted coup d’etat with a very wide range of experts, including the legendary RABBI MARC GOPAN and many others.

Amidst it all we conjure the muscular spirit of ARNOLD SCHARZENEGGER and his now legendary comparison between the Trump Coup and Hitler’s Kristallnacht. 

It’s an astounding round-table of the airwaves you won’t want to miss in the midst of astounding times. 

January 8, 2021  

VICTORY IN GA, INSANITY IN DC

In this LIVE podcast we celebrate an EARTH-CHANGING double-victory in Georgia, made possible by amazingly powerful on-the-ground grassroots organizing.

RAY MCCLENDON of the Atlanta NAACP explains how “ground game” campaigning brought a huge turnout to Georgia’s two pivotal US Senate races, making Kamela Harris the new Majority Leader and moving the Congress forever left.

With CHRISTIAN NUNES of the National Organization for Women, we explore the nuts and bolts of how grassroots organizers turned Georgia politics forever upside down.

Speaking of which….we then delve into the astonishing attempted coup d’etat by Donald Trump and his fascist MAGAs.  In a “Day that Will Live in Infamy,” January 6 has forever changed American politics.

For a full 40 minutes we segue into as deep a discussion of this assault on democracy as you’ll ever hear.

 For that segment, after our hour with Green Power & Wellness, find the link in the zoom archive of www.electionprotection2024.org.

US democracy was challenged on that way, and has clearly survived.  Listen in for an amazing discussion of exactly how….

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