On Wednesday, Postcards to Voters launched Campaign 82: LaKeisha Gantt for Clarke County, Georgia, Board of Education. With Betsy DeVos heading up the Dept. of Education, it's more important than ever than we select good, qualified board of education candidates. LaKeisha has made a career consulting with schools on ways to improve their climate and culture to foster healthier and safer environments for learning. If we are current volunteers, let's write 5 postcards to Clarke County voters. If we are new to Postcards to Voters, we can sign up here or email: JOIN@TonyTheDemocrat.org
High schoolers cannot answer basic questions about America's shameful slavery history. Let's do a better job. Please write to your local school board:
Dear Board of Ed., I am a resident of [town] and would like the board to consider evaluating the school district’s curriculum covering America’s history of slavery. Recent research by the Southern Poverty Law Center shows that the average high school senior cannot answer basic questions about this painful period in our country’s history. Please review the SPLC’s report and consider the importance of preparing our students for leadership in a diverse world. Excellent, free curriculum resources are available at https://zinnedproject.org. Thank you.
It often seems that there is no end to President Trump’s cruel determination to transform America into a country that divides and dehumanizes its people. After his denigration of Muslims, refugees and undocumented immigrants, the latest example of this disgraceful proclivity is a presidential policy banning most transgender people from serving in the military — the second attempt to do so in less than a year. It puts thousands of servicemen and servicewomen at risk of losing their careers and means countless others may never get a chance to put on the uniform.
DO THIS NOW: Donate to Lambda Legal which is suing to block this ban.
Hi. I am calling about the president’s demand for an $18 billion wall in exchange for protecting DACA youth. I want to be clear: his idea is wasteful, ineffective, and offensive to American values. I want [name] to refuse fund any aggressive immigration tactic including a wall, 10,000 new ICE agents, and more stringent asylum requirements in exchange for Dreamers’ futures.