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Mon Aug 31, 2020, 09:18 AM

Take your BLM posters and set up voter registration tables. It is time to change the narrative

on the right wing thugs. They are spending time on organizing ways to be violent. How about dropping the protests until after the election and putting all hands on deck registering voters and doing GOTV calls? You will not be engaging in their games and most of all you can be focusing on things to help win this election.

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Reply Take your BLM posters and set up voter registration tables. It is time to change the narrative (Original post)
LiberalBrooke Aug 2020 OP
SpaceNeedle Aug 2020 #1
secondwind Aug 2020 #2
mindem Aug 2020 #3
JonLP24 Aug 2020 #4
LiberalBrooke Aug 2020 #7
Sunsky Aug 2020 #17
RiverbendsJoe Aug 2020 #18
beachbumbob Aug 2020 #5
bigtree Aug 2020 #6
LiberalBrooke Aug 2020 #8
SheltieLover Aug 2020 #9
bigtree Aug 2020 #10
RiverbendsJoe Aug 2020 #11
Dream Girl Aug 2020 #15
Newest Reality Aug 2020 #20
uponit7771 Aug 2020 #12
tinrobot Aug 2020 #13
RiverbendsJoe Aug 2020 #16
tinrobot Aug 2020 #23
Dream Girl Aug 2020 #14
WhiskeyGrinder Aug 2020 #19
TheBlackAdder Aug 2020 #21
bluestarone Aug 2020 #22
davsand Aug 2020 #24
BlueWavePsych Aug 2020 #25

Response to LiberalBrooke (Original post)

Mon Aug 31, 2020, 09:20 AM

1. +10000000

 

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Response to LiberalBrooke (Original post)

Mon Aug 31, 2020, 09:22 AM

2. HECK YES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!



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Response to LiberalBrooke (Original post)

Mon Aug 31, 2020, 09:23 AM

3. Yes, Yes, Yes,

and by the way, Yes!!!

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Response to LiberalBrooke (Original post)

Mon Aug 31, 2020, 09:24 AM

4. Does this mean their concerns will be addressed after the election?

I'm glad people are finally paying attention since BLM isn't anything new but police violence against unarmed people happened under Obama as well. Nobody would pay attention if they disappeared from the public view.

Who really gives a shit about right wing narratives?

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Response to JonLP24 (Reply #4)

Mon Aug 31, 2020, 09:27 AM

7. Yes

I believe if Joe and Kamala are elected we can address those concerns. So I would love to see the energy directed at that goal right now. The point has been made, now get to work on winning this.

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Response to LiberalBrooke (Reply #7)

Mon Aug 31, 2020, 09:52 AM

17. The concern have been raised for many years

Through different administrations. Yet black people are still being murdered by the hands of those who we help pay to protect all of us. This needs to stop. For that reason BLM was formed. Black people want to be able to make it to the election, to be able to vote. George Floyd would've probably voted in November and many others but they aren't alive to be able to vote. I think the intolerance and ignorance towards the cause of BLM will only play in Trump's hands as well, as it will seem as if nobody cares, nobody wants to hear about the struggle.
I'm happy this is not the tone from the Biden campaign. Biden knows that Democrats will need the black vote in November. Dont take Black voters for granted. Trump is already having his surrogates go on Black airwaves saying the Democrats do not care about you. This attitude will only serve to further that message. We ought to be very careful. Trump is a master manipulator. He is playing both sides.

After we send the protesters home (and probably lose some of our voters along the way due to intolerance), Trump will find some other issue to raise. Are you going to play Trump's game and adjust our actions according to his gimmick of the day? Or are we going to be better at framing the narrative and ceasing the storyline? If we can't do the above then we will be running our election according to Trump and not how we want to. This is how Trump/Putin wants it to be done. Instead of turning on each other, we need to be better at messaging.

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Response to Sunsky (Reply #17)

Mon Aug 31, 2020, 09:55 AM

18. This! n/t

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Response to LiberalBrooke (Original post)

Mon Aug 31, 2020, 09:24 AM

5. this is truly the RIGHT course to take. Place all that anger and energy into a process that can

 

actually yield positive results

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Response to LiberalBrooke (Original post)

Mon Aug 31, 2020, 09:26 AM

6. do you know any? I don't think they post here.

...find some folks identifying as BLM, and tell them that in the face of historic repression you think they should capitulate their right to protest, not to a government, but to a political party, instead.

Come back and tell us how they responded.

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Response to bigtree (Reply #6)

Mon Aug 31, 2020, 09:30 AM

8. I do know many and I have proposed this idea. I get a stop and think response.

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Response to LiberalBrooke (Reply #8)

Mon Aug 31, 2020, 09:32 AM

9. Good!

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Response to LiberalBrooke (Reply #8)

Mon Aug 31, 2020, 09:33 AM

10. I'll just leave this here. Maybe stop and think about it

Millions registered to vote in June. BLM protests likely contributed to the surge.

Voter registrations fell sharply amid the early months of the coronavirus pandemic, but shot up in June amid nationwide protests over the killing of George Floyd, according to a new analysis.

TargetSmart, a Democratic political data firm, analyzed local election officials' registration data against their voter file and found a surge of Democratic and unaffiliated voter registrations in June, amid the large Black Lives Matter protests across the country.

"Despite a full or partial lockdown in large swaths of the country for much of the month, voter registration began to rebound as people took to the streets to protest," the firm said in its analysis.

In the first half of June, 1.1 million voters registered. By comparison, 1.5 million voters registered in the entire month of June 2016.

https://news.yahoo.com/voter-registration-surged-during-blm-090113028.html

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Response to LiberalBrooke (Original post)

Mon Aug 31, 2020, 09:39 AM

11. Dr. King Responds to Your Suggestion:

"I have almost reached the regrettable conclusion that the Negro's great stumbling block in his stride toward freedom is not the White Citizen's Counciler or the Ku Klux Klanner, but the white moderate, who is more devoted to "order" than to justice; who prefers a negative peace which is the absence of tension to a positive peace which is the presence of justice; who constantly says: "I agree with you in the goal you seek, but I cannot agree with your methods of direct action"; who paternalistically believes he can set the timetable for another man's freedom; who lives by a mythical concept of time and who constantly advises the Negro to wait for a "more convenient season." Shallow understanding from people of good will is more frustrating than absolute misunderstanding from people of ill will. Lukewarm acceptance is much more bewildering than outright rejection."
- Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Letter from Birmingham Jail

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Response to RiverbendsJoe (Reply #11)

Mon Aug 31, 2020, 09:48 AM

15. This

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Response to RiverbendsJoe (Reply #11)

Mon Aug 31, 2020, 10:00 AM

20. Exactly!

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Response to LiberalBrooke (Original post)

Mon Aug 31, 2020, 09:41 AM

12. K&R, Protester violence is now Buttery Males 2.0

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Response to LiberalBrooke (Original post)

Mon Aug 31, 2020, 09:44 AM

13. Voting is the ONLY thing that matters at this point.

Vote, get your friends to vote, help others to vote.

Channel that energy to the polls.

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Response to tinrobot (Reply #13)

Mon Aug 31, 2020, 09:49 AM

16. See #11, above. n/t

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Response to RiverbendsJoe (Reply #16)

Mon Aug 31, 2020, 10:07 AM

23. See #13 above n/t

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Response to LiberalBrooke (Original post)

Mon Aug 31, 2020, 09:46 AM

14. FYI There are usually voter registration tables at Blum protests

Several of my sos friends register at protests

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Response to LiberalBrooke (Original post)

Mon Aug 31, 2020, 09:59 AM

19. Depemding on the protest, there are often people there registering voters.

How about dropping the protests until after the election and putting all hands on deck registering voters and doing GOTV calls?
And if Biden loses?

You will not be engaging in their games and most of all you can be focusing on things to help win this election.
Protesting is not engaging in a game. Protesting is also not about winning elections.

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Response to LiberalBrooke (Original post)

Mon Aug 31, 2020, 10:01 AM

21. Add in an American Flag, as this is Democracy in action and reclaim the flag from the fascists.

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Right now, the video optics show one side without flags and the other side rife with them.

While the fascists are in the wrong, their visual imagery casts they are the patriotic ones.

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Response to LiberalBrooke (Original post)

Mon Aug 31, 2020, 10:05 AM

22. AGREE

THIS is the best thing they could do. BUT have security and lots of cameras going ALL the time. The supremacists will find OTHER ways to get us!

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Response to LiberalBrooke (Original post)

Mon Aug 31, 2020, 10:07 AM

24. The system has failed for HOW long now? Do you think it will be different this time?

Voting has't really done much for black lives in this country so far, and I've heard it expressed that way several times. Not only are black votes taken for granted in some circles, they are historically not producing much substantive change where it is desperately needed.

I'm a "privileged" person in the form of a white woman, that has been politically active and involved for decades. When I had a conversation with people who do not share that same level of privilege, I was shocked to hear that they had the attitude that voting was a complete waste of time and energy. I could feel myself getting more and more upset at the message, and it absolutely made an impression on me. Just saying telling anybody "you need to vote" is a level of condescension--no matter how well intended it is.

What message is sent when anyone outside the community tries to tell BLM how to speak up? YMMV.


Laura

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Response to LiberalBrooke (Original post)

Mon Aug 31, 2020, 11:27 AM

25. Excellent idea!



Vote! Get real power then permanently change the laws.

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