Midterm Elections 2018

The DNC is doing unprecedented work to support candidates at the state level this year:

Providing cybersecurity guidance for states — you know the Russians are going to be back to attack our democracy again this year. We’re helping campaigns protect themselves.

Raising grassroots funds for candidates — helping candidates across the country fund their campaigns the right way: From grassroots supporters like you.

Targeting new universes of unregistered voters — our tech team is creating new datasets that identify over 25 million likely Democrats who are currently unregistered, so campaigns can target our voter registration outreach as smartly as possible.

Supporting state parties — now’s a time to make large, long-term investments in state parties, and that’s exactly what we’re doing through the State Party Innovation Fund.

Rebuilding and maintaining the voter files — without it, we can’t do the organizing work it will take on the ground to win in November 2018.

Source: Democrats.org



Washington State: MyVote.wa.gov | enter your name & birthdate to find your elected officials, your precinct, your voting history, and much more.

Idaho: Go to Idahovotes.gov | Lots of information if you dig a little.

WA/Spokane/City/County/District Maps:

Interactive map for WA State CDs and LDs

City of Spokane, City Council District Map

Spokane County School District Map

Spokane County Fire Districts

WA State Data on Campaign funding: Washington State Public Disclosure Commission (PDC)

Voting Records

For your viewing pleasure:

”Get me Roger Stone” (2017) an hour and a half documentary streamable on Netflix. A biography of an infamous political operative with Stone’s willing participation. Many insights into the rise of Trump.

”The Brainwashing of My Dad” (2015) streamable on Netflix and Hulu and probably elsewhere. Much food for thought on the effect of Fox News and other propaganda.

Jane Mayer is an investigative journalist and a staff writer with The New Yorker since 1995. She spent five years working on ” Dark Money: The Hidden History of the Billionaires Behind the Rise of the Radical Right” (2016) The Koch brothers threatened a lawsuit, but none materialized. Glancing at her bibliography was probably enough to discourage them. This is the definitive work. It is well worth reading. You will never again lightly pass over a reference to The Heritage Foundation or the American Enterprise Institute or the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC).

Jane Mayer also wrote a lengthy piece on the reclusive multibillionaire, James Mercer, whose money and influence were essential for the Trump presidency.

The Importance of Words and Framing: ”Don’t Think of an Elephant!: Know Your Values and Frame the Debate” (2014) by George Lakoff is a very readable and insightful piece on the sophistication of Republican propaganda and the importance of words and framing.

WAVE: Women for American Values & Ethics

WAVE- Women for American Values & Ethics
WAVE- Women for American Values & Ethics

I had the great opportunity to speak with Katie Kalvoda, a founding and organizing member of WAVE – Women for American Values & Ethics – based in the Newport Beach area in Southern California. Representing a dynamic group of over 600 women, WAVE is dedicated to compiling progressive issue-centered candidate information for voters in the CA 39th, 45th, 48th & 49th Congressional districts. All four of these districts are competitive with Dana Rohrabacher’s seat the most hotly contested as witnessed by the Twitter hashtag trend during a rally for his opponent, Harley Rouda, Sunday, July 22, 2018 #FlipThe48th.
Who is your Congressional Representative?

As the 2018 campaign cycle winds down to Nov 6, much effort is being spent both nationally and locally on voter registration. WAVE concentrates on 3 demographics – Democrats, Independents & Millennials. WAVE members and volunteers are actively working with other organizations to get out the vote, particularly on college campuses which has an abysmal record of under 10% of eligible students voting in midterm elections.

WAVE focuses on issues important to all women’s lives no matter their age, locale, politics, education, religion, culture, or socioeconomic status.

Civil Rights
The Environment
Free Press
Health Care

They join numerous other organizations working to elect progressive candidates in the 2018 Midterm Elections who represent their values on these issues and who will stand up to persuasive but contrary political players.

For more information about WAVE and its current positions and candidate endorsements: Wave4All.org

07/22/18 – Dana Rohrabacher

“Rohrabacher told Politico that he could be the congressman listed in an indictment of a 29-year-old guns rights advocate accused of being a Russian spy. Rohrabacher had dinner with Maria Butina in 2015, but said at one other GOP member and other Americans were there as well.” Stay Tuned!


GOP Rep Dana Rohrabacher is compromised by Russia.
GOP Rep Dana Rohrabacher is compromised by Russia.

This Is a Dark Hour for America

The question is: What are we — the vast majority of Americans — going to do about this? 

By Robert Reich, The Baltimore Sun
05 July 18

Seven suggestions:

First and most importantly, do not give up. That’s what they would like us to do. Then they’d have no opposition at all. Powerlessness is a self-fulfilling prophecy. Please do not succumb to it.

Second, in the short term, contact your senators and urge them to oppose Mr. Trump’s nominee to the Supreme Court.

If your state has a Republican senator, you might mobilize and organize your friends and neighbors to do whatever they can to get that senator to reject Mr. Trump’s Supreme Court nominee. Or, at the least, postpone consideration of that nominee until after the midterm elections, so there’s a chance to change the composition of the Senate.

Third, make a ruckus. Demonstrate. Engage in nonviolent civil disobedience. Fight lies with truth. Join the resistance.

Many grassroots organizations are doing great work, and could use your help. Among them are: @IndivisibleTeam, @swingleft, @UpRiseDotOrg, @MoveOn. @Sister_District, and @flippable_org. I’m sure I’ve left out many others. Check with your friends, and check online.

Fourth, don’t engage in divisive incrimination over “who lost” the 2016 election. There’s no point in Hillary Clinton loyalists, Bernie Sanders supporters, Jill Stein voters, and others turning on one another and blaming each other for the outcome. We must be united.

Fifth, vote this Nov. 6 for people who will stand up to the Trump Republicans’ rampage. Mobilize and organize others to do so, too. If you live in a blue state, contact friends and relatives in red states and urge them to do the same.

Sixth, help lay the groundwork for the 2020 presidential election so that even if Trump survives Robert Mueller’s investigation and a possible impeachment proceeding, he will not be re-elected.

Finally, bear in mind that this fight will be long and hard. It will require our patience, our courage and our resolve. Yet the stakes could not be higher. We’re talking about the future of our democracy, and the well-being of our children and our children’s children.

Source: Baltimore Sun 07/05/18 republished ReaderSupportedNews.org

Constitutional crisis, martial law, civil war?

Open letter to my older brother:

Dear Stan – since we haven’t spoken since the 2016 election, it was interesting talking with you last night.  Our conversation was awkward & stilted after you praised President Trump & lambasted the Democrats in the same sentence. You know darn well I’m the only Democrat in the family so I’m not sure what you were seeking to accomplish by demonizing “people like me”.

To be honest, I was shocked you were spewing FOX News, Breitbart, Russian talking points. “Trump, GOP good. Obama, Hillary, DNC evil.” Did you notice this was the first time in my life I didn’t rise to the bait? I literally changed the subject to the weather, the grandkids, chatty news.  And I kept it short & sweet so that neither of us could say something that would permanently separate us.

Let me use these metaphors:

1850’s – I just learned my brother is an enthusiastic slave owner.

1930″s – my brother voted for, endorses, condones, approves, admires Hitler’s government.

I’m not being hyperbolic or dramatic. The Trump regime did conspire with Putin during the elections. Russia is still influencing our politics, spreading dezinformatsiya “disinformation” in order to destabilize our democracy with the active aid & assistance of the President of the United States.

Stranger & stranger; Better & better

“Trump family has produced over three generations of remarkable capitalists, with the dynasty’s patriarch (Frederick Trump) making a fortune off bars and hotels (brothels) during the klondike gold rush. Then, fearing a crackdown on booze and prostitution, Grandpa Trump decided to cash out and return to Germany. Unfortunately, the fatherland would reject him due to allegations that he evaded both taxes and military service.

Complete Assholes Guide to Donald Trump by Aiden Wolfe

@AidenWolfe  – Technical writer (Forex, binary options, SEO), satirist, unapologetic enemy of ignorance. Dedicated to the removal of America’s malignant orange tumor.

BEWARE: GOP “Tax Reform” really massive tax cuts for the wealthiest among us. Taking pennies from the poor to give to  the rich is not Christ-like – no matter what ya’ll #ContCons Contemporary Conservatives say.


Paris Dennard on CNN defends President Trump bashing United States Intelligence Agencies on Asian trip APEC 2017. DISASTER for America. Trump confirms he willingly colluded with Putin & he continues to collude with anyone he wants SO THERE!  IMPEACH!

Former Directors CIA FBI Clapper& Brennan “Putin is playing Trump [for a fool].” Trump starts explaining the “heavy sanctions” against Russia. MY GOD GOP if this isn’t grounds for IMPEACHMENT WHAT IS?

#altRIGHT #nazis #WhitePower #KKK #bannon #breitbart #alexjones #infowars @PrisonPlanet #FoxNews #FireHannity #FireHim Fmr #CIA #FBI #Clapper #Brennan “#Putin playing Trump [for a fool].” Trump starts protesting the “heavy sanctions” against Russia. #FBR

DO NOT #BoycottKuerig for yanking their advertising from @foxandfriends @FoxNews @seanhannity #BoycottHannityAdvertisers #FIREHannity THANKS #Keurig for doing what’s right not #altRIGHT. We will #ResistTrump #TheRESISTANCE #RESIST #MondayMorning #MondayNightFootball #FBR4Doug

@GOP #GOP @HouseGOP @SenateGOP @SenateMajLdr @SpeakerRyan Time to start #impeachmentreferendum #ImpeachTrumpNow #ImpeachTrump #Russiagate Doesn’t it turn your stomach to witness your #potus BETRAY OUR COUNTRY? CORRUPT SOUL-LESS #Pubs. #TakeBackCongress2018 #RESIST #IMPEACH #FBR

Native Americans are killed in police encounters at a higher rate than any other racial or ethnic group, according to #CDC Prevention. Rarely do these deaths gain national attention. cnn.com/2017/11/10/us/native-lives-matter/index.html #TheRESISTANCE #TakeBackCongress2018 @DNC #DNC #RESIST #resistRT #FBR

Have no doubt FOX TV is owned, operated by altRIGHT shills for Trump. Thanks Rachel Maddow.

This is disturbing to say the least.


#Election2016 #Election2017 #Election2018 #Election2020 #Elections #Democracy #Constitution #NeedToImpeach #TomSteyer @TomSteyer #Putin #Russiagate #MuellerMonday #MuellerInvestigation #MuellerTime #Mueller #treason

Thank You #Obama
BEST PRESIDENT in my 66 yrs.


Puerto Rico

“We are living on an island on an island.” #PuertoRico residents stranded by collapsed bridge 7 weeks after #HurricaneMaria.
#BailyBridge #BerlinAirlift @ltgrusselhonore We can do better than this. #Army #Navy @USMC @USArmy @USNavy #Marines TY #USNSComfort #FBR #TheRESISTANCE

@FBI #FBI investigating all the crony contracts the #GOP @GOP have tossed out to family, friends. #NeedToImpeach when #trump returns home after his public #BROMANCE w/ #Putin. C’mon like we don’t know #TREASON when we hear it, see it, read it. #Russiagate #MuellerTime #FBR

Alabama Senate Race

#DougJonesForSenate #DougJonesFundraiser #Doug4US #DougJones #AlabamaSenateRace #RoyMooreChildMolester #RoyMoorePickUpLines #RoyMoore #GOP @GOP @HouseGOP @SenateGOP #KidRock4Senate #SheriffClarke4Senate Never Forget. #NeverAgain #TheRESISTANCE #RESIST #HeatherHeyer #FBR

The BLUE WAVE: Democrats step up to defend & protect the United States of America

It is an honor & privilege to work with #TheRESISTANCE. Never in our 241 years have we been under such threat – not only from the outside but the corruption & rot within. #Russiagate #RussiaSanctions #RESIST #NeedToImpeach #RoyMooreIsChildMolester #FBR #NeverForget #NeverAgain

Come join us! … & all members of

Indeed Sir, your comments are rude & disgraceful to a former #FLOTUS & United States Secretary of State. Mrs Clinton is a private citizen now. It’s against @Twitter policy to target & harass a PRIVATE CITIZEN. #Election2016 is OVER #SillySillyCocoPuffs #FBR

Fabulous idea! Thanks #NeedtoImpeach @TomSteyer BLUE AMERICA #RESIST #GOP @GOP #impeachmentreferendum #Election2018 #BlueWave #BlueWaveIsHere #BlueWave2018 #BlueWaveComing #Obamacare #TaxReform #MediCaid #SNAP #MediCare #HouseDNC #RoyMoore #Senate #Benghazi #pizzagate #FBR

Thanks #NeedtoImpeach Tom Steyer 2 MILLION Americans #GOP @GOP #impeachmentreferendum #Election2018 #BlueWave #BlueWaveIsHere #BlueWave2018 #BlueWaveComing #Obamacare #ACA #TaxReform #MediCaid #SNAP #MediCare #HouseGOP #Senate #Benghazi #pizzagate #FBR


Hello A Poker Player
Texas Hold’em but terrible at table games
empathic energy forces bombarding …
OK I know about #tells I am a walking reference manual.
Also living in legal rec state
I’m usually high
Are you writing the book “Trump Tells Treason”?

#Russiagate @GOP #GOP @SenateMajLdr @SpeakerRyan @HouseGOP #HouseGOP #Senate @SenateGOP @SenateDems #DNC @DNC #WednesdayWisdom #Wednesday #TaxReform #TaxReformScam #TheRESISTANCE #RESIST #PERSIST #NeedToImpeach @TomSteyer #IMPEACH #FBR

#Russiagate #Mueller @GOP #GOP #Senate #SenateGOP @SenateDems #DNC @DNC #WednesdayWisdom #Benghazi #pizzagate #TaxReformScam #TheRESISTANCE #RESIST #PERSIST #NeedToImpeach @TomSteyer #IMPEACH #maga #base
#FBR #RT #retweet #RTRESIST #Deplorables #BLUEWAVE #BlueWave2018 @UniteBlue