We Are NOT Powerless — Do Something About It!

200,000+ Americans dead, a majority of them an unnecessary consequence of incompetence and deliberate malfeasance. A federal government defined by corruption on a scale well beyond anything witnessed in our lifetimes. The treasonous betrayal of American interests to Russia. A man with the nuclear codes suffering from severe psychiatric disorders. Massive job losses coupled with the worst economic downturn since the Great Depression. Those who have served America in uniform characterized as “losers and suckers.” A Senate and President that sprints in a mad rush to fill a Supreme Court seat with someone who will likely act to take health insurance from millions and stand against justice and equality for decades, but that can’t muster the effort to deal with COVID-19 and a recession relief package for month upon month.

We are closer than we have ever been in our lifetimes to losing American democracy, likely for the rest of our lives. The end could be less than two months away.

My voice alone may be small. Your voice alone may be small. But together, we can change the present and summon a better future. If you don’t like what is happening, then DO SOMETHING ABOUT IT. WE are NOT POWERLESS.

What can you do?
1) VOTE and encourage everyone you can to do so as well;
2) PROTEST (peacefully and safely); and
3) CONTRIBUTE resources to the candidates that represent American values.

There is one Presidential race and 35 Senate races up for election this November 3. Eighteen of the 35 Senate races are currently considered “up for grabs.” For each of these races, I’ve listed the contenders along with links to the donation and web site for the Democratic nominee. The Domino Principle is not affiliated with any political party. However, the current situation is one in which there is not a single Republican candidate that has in the past, or for which there is any indication that they will in the future, stand up in support of equality, the rule of law, sanity and basic democratic principles. So here we are.

The following six Senate races are considered a toss-up at the current time:

Colorado: John Hickenlooper (D) vs Cory Gardner (R-Incumbent)
https://secure.actblue.com/donate/jwh
https://hickenlooper.com/

Georgia: Jon Ossoff (D) vs. David Perdue (R-Incumbent)
https://secure.actblue.com/donate/ms_hp_ossoff
https://electjon.com/

Iowa: Theresa Greenfield (D) vs. Joni Ernst (R-Incumbent)
https://secure.actblue.com/donate/tg-website-2020
https://greenfieldforiowa.com/

Maine: Sarah Gideon (D) vs. Susan Collins (R-Incumbent)
https://secure.actblue.com/donate/gideon2020
https://saragideon.com/

Montana: Steve Bullock (D) vs. Steve Daines (R-Incumbent)
https://secure.actblue.com/donate/sb-homepage
https://stevebullock.com/

North Carolina: Cal Cunningham (D) vs. Thom Tillis (R-Incumbent)
https://secure.actblue.com/donate/cal-website
https://www.calfornc.com/

The following seven Senate races are considered leaning Republican but are not considered safe:

Alaska: Dr. Al Gross (Independent with support from Democratic party) vs. Dan Sullivan (R-Incumbent)
https://secure.actblue.com/donate/algross-2020
https://dralgrossak.com/

Alabama: Doug Jones (D-Incumbent) vs. Tommy Tuberville (R)
https://secure.actblue.com/donate/jones-homepage1
https://dougjones.com/

Georgia: Reverend Raphael Warnock (D) vs. Kelly Loeffler (R-Incumbent)
https://secure.actblue.com/donate/warnock-for-georgia_web
https://warnockforgeorgia.com/

Kansas: Barbara Bollier (D) vs. Roger Marshall (R)
https://secure.actblue.com/donate/bb4ks-web
https://bollierforkansas.com/

Kentucky: Amy McGrath (D) vs. Mitch McConnell (R-Incumbent)
https://secure.actblue.com/donate/am-website
https://amymcgrath.com/

South Carolina: Jaime Harrison (D) vs. Lindsey Graham (R-Incumbent)
https://secure.actblue.com/donate/ms_harrison_fr_homepage_2019
https://jaimeharrison.com/

Texas: MJ Hegar (D) vs. John Cornyn (R-Incumbent)
https://secure.actblue.com/donate/mjh_website
https://mjfortexas.com/

The following five Senate races are considered leaning Democratic but are not considered safe:

Arizona: Mark Kelly (D) vs. Martha McSally (R-Incumbent)
https://secure.actblue.com/donate/mek-website
https://markkelly.com/

Michigan: Gary Peters (D-Incumbent) vs. John James
https://secure.actblue.com/donate/gary-peters-2
https://petersformichigan.com/

Minnesota: Tina Smith (D-Incumbent) vs. Jason Lewis (R)
https://secure.actblue.com/donate/tina-smith
https://tinaforminnesota.com/

New Hampshire: Jeanne Shaheen (D-Incumbent) vs. Bryant “Corky” Messner (R)
https://secure.actblue.com/donate/shaheen-website/
https://jeanneshaheen.org/

New Mexico: Ben Ray Luján (D) vs. Mark Ronchetti (R)
https://secure.actblue.com/donate/brlhomepage
https://benraylujan.com/

And for President:
Joe Biden (D) vs. Donald Trump (R-Incumbent)
https://secure.actblue.com/donate/biden2020_fr_web
https://joebiden.com/

Each of the above D candidates stands against what is happening in America today and needs our help. It is up to each of us.

I have made a decision to financially support each of these candidates. Even a dollar, even a single cent, is helpful.

Your move.

–Cliff

The first and third paragraph of this essay were revised on September 21, 2020 and September 22, 2020 to reflect the extent of COVID-19 deaths, job losses, the economic downturn, the Senate GOP’s malignant indifference, and the power of our collective voices..

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