Regardless of party affiliation, here are some easy specific action steps you can take to help ensure a well functioning democracy. As Dan Rather wrote:
This is not a question of politics or party or even policy. This is a question about the very fundamentals of our beautiful experiment in a pluralistic democracy ruled by law.
- Call the House Oversight Committee to support a BIPARTISAN REVIEW of the President Elect’s potential financial and other conflicts of interest. Call Rep. Jason Chaffetz (R-Utah), the ranking member of the committee, to urge along the hearings: (202) 225-7751. Then call the committee’s tally at (202) 225-5051 and request to be added on.
- Call the Dept of Justice’s Public Comment Line (202-353-1555) and urge them to audit the vote.
- If you are an attorney, what looks like an incredibly well orchestrated attorney’s group is forming nationwide, dealing with a range of democracy protecting issues from voter reform to civil liberties to environmental protection. Please send me an email if you are interested and I’ll send in your name.
- Here’s a list of other specific democracy/human rights protecting actions you can take, including links to the national organizations which support different areas of concern. Whether you want to be an armchair activist, a financial supporter, or a more active democracy promoter/protector, there’s a whole range of specific suggestions you can do right now: https://docs.google.com/document/u/1/d/1lnVIxGb5P9Bm47v-SzUm-CjBnUBYBZgyObdi8smRq-g/mobilebasic
What other specific democracy actions can you suggest? Please share them and encourage others to take action.