Tuesday, 20 August 2019

Maher Is a Bigot

On 17 August 2019 at 6:43 pm, US Rep Rashida Tlaib (@RashidaTlaib) shared a tweet by Mehdi Hasan along with her own comment.

Mehdi Hasan's tweet reads, "Maher rails against BDS, Palestinians, and Omar/Tlaib with an all-white panel featuring no Palestinians, no Arabs, no Muslims, no people of color. 'Liberal' Maher."

Hasan then included a link to a news article by The Hill.

Rep Tlaib added, "Maybe people should boycott his show. I am tired of folks discrediting a form of speech that is centered on equality and freedom. This is exactly how they tried to stand up against the apartheid in S Africa. It didn't work then and won't now."

Get Out the Vote

Getting out the vote starts now. It means going to the "other" side of town. Meet people where they are. Volunteer. Patronise a business there. Attend an event there. Do this until y u stop thinking of the place as "there" and the people as "them," until it becomes "here" and "we."

Strike up a conversation with someone. Introduce yourself, establish a common interest, follow up. Keep making these connections.

As next August approaches, reach out to your new contacts. Ask them if there is anything that they need only election day so that they can get out to the polls. Offer to help.

That's how to get out the vote. It has to start now. In November 2020, it might be too late.