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Dear White Women

Nov 2, 2021

If you’re listening to this episode on the day it’s released, this is Election Day in the United States. So, if you haven’t gone to vote yet, and you’re not in a mail-in ballot state, go do that and come back and listen - or, if you’re not sure if you’re going to vote, you may want to listen right now and make time to get out and cast your ballot.

Because this Election Day is really important, especially if you’re in states like Virginia. 

 Why? Well, according to Heather Cox Richardson: “We are in an existential fight to defend our democracy from those who would destroy it. People seem to hark back to films from the 1930s and 1940s and think that so long as we don’t have tanks in our streets, our government is secure. But in this era, democracies die more often through the ballot box than at gunpoint.”

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What to listen for:

  • Why voting at this particular juncture in history is actually part of an existential fight to preserve our democracy - and we’re not exaggerating
  • The real-life revelations about people who tried to overturn the election - and who barely failed; still, the 33 new election laws we’ve seen passed in 19 states will not fail.
  • Resources you want to have, like the Hotline to the Election Protection network: or 866-OUR-VOTE, if you see something or have a question.

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