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Classroom Project Soapbox is underway at Mikva DC. Check out this repost from @thecepdc: “Ms. Lee’s 12th grade AP U.S. Government’s @tmapchs_dc @mikvachallengedc Soapbox speeches were outstanding! The students showed so much passion ❤️Kudos to Exec. Director, Robyn and the entire @MikvaDC team for ensuring our DC youth make their voices heard.” #Democracyisaverb ••• Thanks so much for your support!
Fantastic read from @sallykohn on representative democracy. #mustread "Whatever happens tonight, let’s take a moment to celebrate the fact that 411 women, people of color and queer folks — the vast majority Democrats — ran for House, Senate and governor’s seats in this year’s election. Some of these historic candidates are pictured here. According to the @nytimes of the 964 candidates on the ballot for House, Senator or governor’s offices this year, 216 are black, Latino, Asian, Native American or multi-racial. 272 are women. 26 identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender. . Now look, I don’t have anything against straight white men. I’m half straight white man on my dad’s side. But I do believe in democracy — REPRESENTATIVE democracy. And a government that is actually OF the people, ALL the people, is more likely to function for all the people. And it’s about high time in this complicated, beautiful, fraught nation of ours that we actually start electing leaders who not just represent but reflect the voters. It’s not the only change that needs to happen. But it’s a wonderful start. . So I’m popping open a bottle of champagne and toasting to everyone who ran for the first time this year to try to become “the first” of their community in their office. Win or lose, the United States is better for your effort. And because of you, this looks like it will be an historic election in terms of volunteerism and voter turnout, too. No matter what happens, let’s be clear, this is just the beginning. The work continues. #vote2018 #vote #represent #Democracy #DemocracyIsAVerb #representativedemocracy #democrazy
Insanely cheesy no glasses picture of me lol Anyways, my favorite accessories!! Illinois, you still have a few mins left to vote! Polls close at 7 Pm #vote #GoVote #IVoted #lionhair #DemocracyIsAVerb #ElectionNight #Selfie #ham4vote #BeltTheVote #Democracy #Change #midterms #phenomenallylatina Thanks to everyone who reminded everyone to vote. Because we need all the votes we can get #lgbt