SEATTLE SUPPORTS DEMOCRACY
Step up. Speak out. Sustain our democracy.
At Seattle Supports Democracy we’re a group of private citizens who are focused on upholding our democratic norms. Our three focus areas are democracy reform, anti-racism, and sedition accountability. Creative, timely, and joyful mobilization is central to our beliefs. Our first big project was capturing what motivates local people to write letters for the Big Send. On Nov 11th, 2021 we held the Freedom to Vote Rally in support of federal protections for fair elections. We continued efforts with an virtual "Action Hour" hosted with co-sponsors Fix Democracy First and League of Women Voters on Dec 9th, 2021, and a Vigil and Action event on Jan 6th, 2022.
WAYS TO GET INVOLVED
Last updated 1/22/22
1. Contact our leaders with the message: Prioritize passing the Freedom to Vote above all other business so we can remain a democracy.
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2. In 75% of the elections across the country the Republican candidate runs unopposed, which does not provide the competition needed to draw the best government. Volunteer with Contest Every Race to find candidates.
3. Drink a hot beverage in the morning? Use this easy tool 5calls.org to make a better world while your drink brews. Easy.
4. It's hard work to make sense of the news on top of everything else. On Jan 24th, 5-6p, learn what Common Power David Domke sees for the 2020s.
WHO WE ARE
There is power in numbers. We are a group of private individuals who are concerned that America is at risk of losing our democratic tradition and structure right now.
Many of our neighbors, friends and family have shared their worry about the election, and at the same time have said they weren't sure what actions to take, or overwhelm with the number of organizations to follow.
We are addressing this by sharing actions each of us can do every day to strengthen and maintain our democracy. These actions are a combination of our own initiatives and those of other organizations.
WHO ARE YOU?
There are several roles you can play in standing up for democracy. You can:
Do these actions yourself and invite a friend! Be sure to subscribe to our newsletter below.
You could also share in your larger groups inviting others to join in -- think of your social media groups, alumni association, clubs, and workplace.
Additionally, you could organize action campaigns; please contact us if you'd like to organize!
People with many diverse skills are needed in these efforts. If you'd like to go beyond these actions. please reach out to us at email@example.com.
"Act as if what you do makes a difference. It does"