Hope in the Checkout Line

We can all do this. We can all strike up a conversation with someone at a bus stop, at a shop, wherever you might be among others. The election is less than two months away. It  matters more than ever. When we vote, we win. Have hope.

More reasons for hope in an already auspicious week

One starts to get the idea Trump won't be nearly as fond of walls in the near future. But here are some hopeful recent news items you may have missed...

Fall Forecast? BLUE WAVE

It's this simple: We turn out, we win. We stay home, we lose. With that in mind, have you resolved to vote yet? I hope you have. If not, what can I do to convince you?

We Have the Power

Your part doesn't have to be as big. If it's intimidating to stand up to elected officials in person, you have the opportunity to stand up to them at the ballot box in November. If you are uncomfortable knocking on doors and canvassing strangers for a candidate, you can still talk to your friends and family about why it's so important to vote this year.

We Got the Passion

When showed up at my own polling place at 7 p.m., an hour before closing, I was told that they were 12 voters away from doubling their normal primary voting numbers. That in itself would be a great thing, but that's not even the best part.

It’s Election Day in Michigan and Ohio

Go be part of the #BlueWave. Get out and #Vote like your life depends on it. If yours doesn't, someone else's surely does. #WhenWeAllVote

Voter Suppression Struck Down in Florida

To ban early voting on campus “reveals a stark pattern of discrimination,” Walker wrote. “It is unexplainable on grounds other than age because it bears so heavily on younger voters than all other voters."

Michelle Obama has a job for you

Michelle Obama, Lin-Manuel Miranda and others urge you to register to vote and to show up to vote this November. 

Blue Wave Rising

On a generic ballot poll, Democrats stand a 48.7 percent chance of retaking Congress as of July 19, 2018, according to prognostication site fivethirtyeight.com

Over the past few weeks, you may have heard some chatter in the media that the anticipated "Blue Wave" that could overtake Congress this election is sputtering and will be nothing but a washout by the time Election Day arrives. Or maybe you've heard that an all-out tsunami alert is in effect. What can we expect?