#VOTE2018 STARTS NOW
It’s easy to get swept up in the never-ending news cycle of reckless activity emanating from the Trump Administration. As important is it is to fight back each and every day, the mid-term elections in 2018 are our next perfect opportunity to right the ship.
CONGRESS MUST LISTEN
Each and every #SUN Call to Action is important. Many direct actions to ensure YOUR elected officials in the U.S. House of Representatives and Senate listen to YOU. Your vote is their ticket to keeping their job. Therefore, now is the time to lay the groundwork in 2018.
KNOW HOW THEY VOTE
Each vote cast is a clear indication of where your lawmakers’ allegiances lie. If your Republican Representatives and Senators vote “the party” routinely, abandoning their constituents, it’s time to replace them.
You can track how your lawmaker votes on everything. Visit Congress.org and sign up for alerts for your Representative and two Senators. Another way to see if your lawmaker is aligning with your beliefs and being responsive to constituents is to track their posts on Facebook and read their Tweets. They are (sometimes we wonder why) very proud of their “representation.” You can leave your thoughts and let them know how you are keeping track.
RECRUIT & PLAN AHEAD
The Los Angeles Times has a great piece on what it will take to shake things up in the mid-term election in 2018. Identify if you are in a swing district and see who you know who lives in one. Make sure you reach out and educate other activists who will not stand for this to continue. It’s imperative that the voter turnout of passionate activists be bigger than ever.
2018 BATTLE PLAN
- Identify if your Representative or Senators are up for re-election
- Send them a letter letting them know you are watching
- Track their voting record and respond
- Visit with friends and family in districts with lawmakers up for re-election
- Host registration drives
- Volunteer for their opponent (and let them know that you’re doing that, too)
WANT TO DO MORE?
Our SuitUp Nation website offers over 100 Calls To Action posts to keep the momentum going! We’re a group of serious human rights and social activists dedicated to taking down Trump and his deplorable administration!
Visit SuitUp Nation’s Facebook Group to join in the conversation and become part of the #SUN movement. Make sure to let us know when you’ve taken action! Leave us a comment on our Facebook Page! Tell everyone you’re a bad a** activist who’s standing up for Human Rights all over North America!