Remote work is all the rage these days. I can’t tell you how many times I’ve heard, “I can work from anywhere right now.” Thank you, Covid-19. We are in some ways “free to move about the country…” but then again, not really because of lockdowns and closed countries and so many other things. When I pondered all this, I came up with a solution: Move to Georgia. Save Democracy.
We have to win both seats in Georgia to ditch Mitch and send him and his obstructionist stance to the minority.
Two Senate seats remain to be decided in this Georgia run-off election. Two Republicans who have been supporting fact-less Trumpian lies about election fraud (who we never heard a peep from when Stacey Abrams was running for governor) are running against two fantastic progressive Democrats, Jon Ossoff and Reverend Raphael Warnock. The Democrats need both seats to forge a critical tie and remove Despicable Mitch McConnell from control of the Senate. I could go on and on about how important this is, but…I did already if you clicked the link.
So if we can’t seriously move to Georgia, what can we do that truly makes a difference in the world?
Move to Georgia in your priorities
I wrote a blog on my business website, Seed Systems, about an experience I had at Google headquarters when I was speaking there. The first, most important thing we did, was move the furniture, literally.
It was configured poorly and I knew it would stymie the conversation and connection that was critical to the work I was there to do.
So we moved it all around.
That’s what we have to do in Georgia. We have to move everything–heaven and Earth, if you will–to ensure the Republican candidates (who are peddling lies because the dethroned, but still “scary” to them pseudo King Donald Trump demands it) do not win these two critical Senate seats.
Think about how slim the margins have been. We don’t have to change the vote by millions. We have to sway about 20,000 more Democrats to turn out to vote. That slim difference is the biggest canyon for the next four years.
I think the best thing we can do now, if we don’t live in Georgia, is give to Movement Voter Project partners, super effective grassroots organizations on the ground in GA. MVP has made this easy for us. Here’s the link to the Movement Voter Project Georgia Fund. They are doing awesome work and 100% of our donations go directly to the folks on the ground slogging it out, door to door, day by day. I’m thinking this is one of the best holiday gifts we can make
Get creative. Move stuff. Move your priorities, shift your thought patterns, look at the role you play in the future of our country, climate, and Constitution.