Friday Links

This week has been hectic, so I'm looking forward to some relaxing this weekend. Here's a bit of what I've been reading, listening to, watching, and enjoying. 

Spread the Vote: If you are interested in helping people who have been disenfranchised by voter ID laws, check out Spread the Vote. There are many ways to get involved. We all need to be doing our part to make sure democracy reaches everyone. 

Love Over Hate podcast by Spread the Vote founder Kat Calvin. This brand new podcast is talking to people who are working to strengthen democracy in our country. The first episode is with the founders of Flippable, and it was so empowering and inspiring. 

Flippable! Speaking of Flippable, you should definitely check out this awesome organization. They send out regular emails with easy action steps to help flip state and local governments from red to blue. They are getting back to the local level and encouraging Democrats to realize that it's not just encouraging Democrats that it’s not just the Presidency and the House and Senate that matter. I appreciate their practical, actionable emails that help people like me feel empowered. 

The Hilarious World of Depression podcast with John Moe. I’ve heard of this podcast for a while, but just listened to its first episode with Peter Sagal of Wait, Wait Don’t Tell me. As someone who has suffered from depression, this podcast was cathartic and up-lifting. 

President Obama’s farewell speech was moving, but it didn’t make me as emotional as watching Lin Manuel Miranda and Christopher Jackson performing “One Last Time” from Hamilton at the White House.

I appreciated Minority Leader Chuck Schumer’s only slightly revised letter to Majority Leader Mitch McConnell.

All the warm fuzzies from this letter by the Bush sisters to the Obama sisters. Love. 

Finally, a moment of delight. Harry Connick, Jr. Heroically Tricks a Crowd Into clapping on the 2 &4.  Victory! 

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