Late Night: Candidates Get Jiggy

By: Tuesday October 2, 2012 8:00 pm

The debates are tomorrow! (I’ll be at the opera, seeing Don Giovanni with the sublime milliner Satanica Batcakes sharing the balcony box with me. But I’m TiVoing them). Expect lots of goofy videos post-debates, but here are a few culled from the intertubes showing the huge affect elections have on pop culture including, of course, celebrity reminders to get out the vote.

 

Just Say Now Launches GOTV Effort to Make 2012 the Year We Legalize Marijuana

By: Wednesday September 12, 2012 10:35 am

With marijuana legalization initiatives on the ballot in an unprecedented 3 states, this November could be a turning point that begins a national wave of reform. To get there, we need to raise at least $5,000 over the next week to set up our phone bank, identify supporters, register voters, promote these initiatives and get folks to the polls on Election Day.

Wingnuts: The Other Species

By: Sunday October 3, 2010 10:00 am

As a species, the right wing has separated itself off from humanity, and declared itself above law, above rational support for the principles that made this nation safe from authoritarian rule, and most especially above decent treatment of all people. Under that species’ dominion, the law of the jungle is supreme, and charity itself becomes a crime.

We’re Turning Around America

By: Thursday November 6, 2008 3:00 pm

As I write, I’m lifting a mug o’ coffee and toast to Jane and the entire Firedoglake team who have done so much this election cycle to spotlight the perfidities of the McCain-Palin disaster and otherwise move forward a progressive vision our nation so desperately needs.

Sometime around 1 a.m., on Nov. 5, as I stood yelling in Lafayette Park along with thousands of my new best friends, the true meaning of solidarity—within the union movement and within the broader progressive movement—really hit home.

Late Late Nite FDL: Yes, We Can

By: Thursday October 30, 2008 10:00 pm

Yes, We Can! – Si, Se Puede!  Song and video by will.i.am of The Black Eyed Peas. Inspired by Barack Obama’s Yes We Can speech.

With our vote, we are choosing the change we want.  Yes we can.

What’s on your mind tonight?

A Toast: To Union Volunteers and the 2008 GOTV

By: Thursday October 30, 2008 1:30 pm

The election numbers are in and the winner is….

America’s working families.

Even before the Nov. 4 results are tallied, the nearly year-long election mobilization throughout the union movement is a victory for the thousands of union volunteers who have dedicated their scarce free time in get-out-the-vote efforts. Without them, we could not have reached the millions of union members critical to reversing the misery of the Bush years.

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