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If one thing could damage the Republic, it would be the strategies and tactics of “divide and conquer.” The folks that created Indivisible organized it in the aftermath of 2016. Everything discovered since that national election tells us that a revival of interest in local, state and national thinking is needed to reaffirm the purpose of democracy.

Rex L. Curry

Task: select representatives with new resources for voters. Complacent incumbency no longer functions well. That used to be OK, but no longer. Whether you want to put people on the street to canvas or organize on an issue to get people into the voting booths in your election districts or just make an informed decision and vote, this page starts local and goes global.

There are several hundred posts and pages in this resource. All of the tinged with this opinion. The G.O.P. has been warped by the obstructions of McConnell, the disturbing forgiveness of the Evangelicals, the odd dissembling of Limbaugh and the misdirection of FOX.  When Tom Friedman offered up a call for a “unity government” in his opinion in a NY Times opinion April 7, 2020 (here). Sure, like that is going to happen.

The following components deal with local to national political action.

Local

Attempts to make sense of the national political matrix are aided with analysis and experience with a home district. I live in the 9th CD and use it as a lens for community boards, city and state representatives in a common but over lapping political geography. To start:

The Ninth CD
More on CD 9

State

The blueness of New York State as a reflection of the national mood reflects, the progressive values of diverse urban centers, while much of the suburban to rural counties appear conservative with many leaders prone to corruption. To start:

Corruption
Represent Us


National

Turning facts into policy is breaking down into a dialogue with zombies the way Paul Krugman sees it. The attempt here is to seek ideas from think-tanks and policy groups who are trusted for their commitment to facts and thoughtful outlook. To start:

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