Voting in Your State – Nonprofit Vote

Voting in Your State – Nonprofit Vote. – this a link to a site where you can click on a state and look up your voting procedures. It is time to register and vote, people! Election Day is exactly five(5) weeks away! Early voting has started in some states. In Florida, six(6) days are now left until the early voting deadline!

Much is at stake! Republican rogue Governors who used low turnout to sneak in during 2010 are up for re-election in six states: Florida (Scott), Maine (Le Page), Michigan (Snyder), Ohio(Kasich), Pennsylvania(Wisconsin), and Wisconsin(Walker). Turnout is needed to beat these fiends, especially in Wisconsin, where an injunction against the deleterious voter I.D. law has been voided, and Ohio, where early voting has been halted by the U.S. Supreme Court.

Additionly, close races are occurring in a number of seats in the Senate, where six pickups would give the control of the U.S. Senate to the “GOP”  and make Darth Dark Money (Mitch McConnell) Majority Leader if he is re-elected. Kentuckians, you must get out and vote Alison Lundergan Grimes to victory over him! Other close races are:

Bruce Braley (D) against nutty Republican Jodi Ernst in Iowa;

Mark Begich (D), who scored 90% on the Progressive Punch up to a year ago, fighting for re-election in Alaska;

Mark Pryor(D) against the extreme Tom Cotton in Arkansas;

Mary Landrieu (D) fighting for re-election in Louisiana;

Kay Hagan (D) fighting for re-election against an extreme Republican in North Carolina;

Mark UdAll (D) fighting for re-election in Colorado;

 

Democrats chances in the House are slim, but we must fight for every seat we can. If we do, we might put a scare into Darth Vainer (Speaker Boehner) and company. In particular, our extreme Congressperson Theodore “Ted” Yoho here in Florida District 3 is being challenged by Maryhelen Wheeler. She is so progressive that not only does this blog endorse her, the Progressive Democrats of America (PDA) have endorsed. Let’s get out there and register and vote, people!

Yahoo! to leave ALEC

Eclectablog and Common Cause are reporting that Yahoo! gave the latter this statement:

“We’ve decided to discontinue our membership in ALEC. We periodically review our membership in organizations and, at this time, we will no longer participate in the ALEC Task Force on Communications and Technology.”

Microsoft, Google, Facebook and Yelp have also recently left the American Legislative Exchange Council(ALEC), which drafts right wing pro-business legislation. The trickle is becoming an avalanche!😀

Democracy for All Amendment Blocked

People for the American Way reports than the Democracy for All Amendment, which survived an attempt to block it from advancing to debate in the U.S. Senate by a 79-18 vote a few days ago has been blocked today. It got 54 votes, six shy of cloture, on its historic first ever up-or-down vote.

Update: It should be noted that every Republican senator present voted against the amendment, weak as it is. This underscores the importance of getting out the vote on November 4 and, in particular, not letting the GOP take over the U.S. Senate.