As we totaled 147,000 Americans dead from the coronavirus pandemic, Trump spent the weekend golfing at his NJ club with retired NFL quarterback Brett Favre.  Trump was asked to throw out the first pitch at a Yankee game in mid-August but declined yesterday, saying he needed to work on the pandemic and the economy, despite doing neither and golfing instead.  But we all know why Trump is the only modern president who has never thrown out the first pitch at a Major League ballgame.  He knows he would look thoroughly ridiculous while failing to deliver the ball anywhere near home plate.  Unlike the naturally athletic Barry Obama, “golf cart” Trump is a barely ambulatory doofus who detests being seen as weak and knows not to risk emasculating humiliation on prime time television.

Only 98 days remain until the election.  If you have yet to become involved in saving the republic from fascism and authoritarianism, now would be the time.  There are plenty of activities and organizations to join, both locally and nationally.  Despite what the polls say, it’s a safe bet that millions of Trump voters are too embarrassed or too paranoid to admit their voting plans to a pollster, so we desperately need to treat this election like a dog fight, with Biden and the Democrats the underdogs.  In our area, Representative Delgado won’t be re-elected by magic.  We need to knock on doors, register voters, and get people to the polls if we want to keep the hardest working member of Congress in office for another two-year term.

One great way to get involved is through phone banking.  Team Delgado holds a phone banking event every Tuesday and you can get more info and sign up at the following link:

https://www.mobilize.us/delgadoforcongress/event/291667/

In our area, Hudson Valley Strong holds a phone banking event for Joe Biden on Wednesdays, and you can find out more info here:

https://www.mobilize.us/joebiden/event/290652/

Several great national organizations allow you to help get out the presidential vote in other regions of the country, especially swing states.

MoveOn is a national action organization and they have a number of volunteer opportunities at this link:

https://front.moveon.org/volunteer-with-moveon/

SwingLeft is also a large, grassroots-based organization that focuses on getting out the vote, with a broad range of actions you can join:

https://swingleft.org/

You can also write letters to voters in swing states through VoteForward:

https://votefwd.org/

And of course you can donate to any of these organizations as well as to specific candidates.  You can also donate to the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee (DCCC) and the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee (DSCC) to get money where it’s most needed.

Anything can happen between now and November.  The more groundwork we perform now, the better our chances of removing from office the most corrupt, dishonest & destructive president in modern history.  If you’re not already, please get involved.

Keep resisting Trump and keep working to “vote his ass out of office.”

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