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Moyers on Today’s Abortion Debate

January 28, 2013 By: seeta Category: Anti-Racism, Civil Rights, Intersectionality, Poverty

(h/t: Farah Diaz-Tello)

VIDEO: Mitt Romney Talks About the Second Coming of Christ, the Rapture, and Prohibition Against Abortion

November 01, 2012 By: seeta Category: 2012 Election, Anti-Racism, Civil Rights, Intersectionality, Poverty, Science/Technology, Spirituality


Mittens: “I vetoed any bill that was in favor of choice”

From LGF:

Here’s a very revealing video [from 2007] of Mitt Romney totally losing his cool in a radio interview at Iowa’s WHO 1040, when asked to comment on his Mormon faith’s position on abortion and women’s rights. Note that the interviewer, Jan Mickelson, actually seems to be on Romney’s side, but Romney rants at him as if he were an enemy.

T-Minus 5 Days to Get Out the Vote

November 01, 2012 By: seeta Category: 2012 Election, Anti-Racism, Civil Rights, Voting Rights

Make Calls or Canvass

You don’t have to leave your home to volunteer for President Obama this weekend. Supporters across the country are taking part in online phone banks right now. Many voters in battleground states are already hitting the polls and voting early, so why not give a few of them a call? Encourage folks to get out there and win this election for President Obama—he’s counting on you for the next 5 days. Sign up for a shift or start making calls right now.

Take 30 minutes today and make some calls.

Volunteer to Be a Poll Monitor on Election Day

We need your help in ensuring that all eligible voters have the opportunity to participate in this great democracy. There are many ways you can pitch in.

Election Protection – led by the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law – is the nation’s largest non-partisan voter protection coalition. Through the 1-866-OUR-VOTE hotline and a comprehensive legal field deployment, Election Protection helps ensure eligible voters are able to participate in our democracy while collecting data for meaningful reform so that our elections are free, fair, and accessible.

Click below to view volunteer opportunities:


Organize – Being an organizer for voting rights is easy when you have online resources. Follow @866OurVote on Twitter and like us on Facebook so that you can always be up to date on the most crucial information affecting voters. Put your online organizing skills to work by retweeting, “liking”, and sharing our posts on social media—we’ll be sure to do the same.

Spread the word – It’s important to be prepared for Election Day by keeping 1-866-OUR-VOTE saved in your phone and making sure the Election Protection Smartphone App (listed as “Election Protection” in Google Play or “ElectProtect” in iTunes) is installed and working properly on your phone. After it’s on your phone, ask 10 of your friends to get the app and put the hotline number on speed dial. Have questions or problems voting? Call the hotline.

Know Your Rights! State Specific Voter Checklists

You have the right to vote—it’s the law. Use the voter’s checklist to find out the 8-10 things voters need to know before heading to the polls on Election Day.

State Specific Voter Checklists

Volunteer in a Swing State

Sign up to Poll Watch in Pennsylvania or another Swing State

1-866-OUR-VOTE Hotline

The Election Protection Hotline, 1-866-OUR-VOTE (1-866-687-8683), is the only live nationwide voter assistance hotline. Voters can call the Hotline to receive answers to their questions – no matter how simple or complex – and report problems to be addressed by a highly trained volunteer.

Voters can call the Hotline to:

• Verify registration status
• Find out how to register to vote
• Receive information on early and absentee voting
• Find their polling location
• Receive technical assistance on voter ID acquisition
• Report voter intimidation or deceptive election practices

Check Out and Share CMP’s 2012 Election Voter Toolkit

As Election Day nears and early voting begins in a handful of states, many voters will wonder what gadgets they can take with them into the voting booth. The answer? Just about anything. Voters are permitted to consult information from within the voting booth from their smartphones or tablets.

View the rest of CMP’s 2012 Election Voter Toolkit Here

Remember as Rosa Parks once said, “You must never be fearful about what you are doing when it is right.”

Joss Whedon Endorses Mitt Romney’s Zombie Apocalypse

October 28, 2012 By: seeta Category: 2012 Election, Economic Terrorism, Spirituality, Sunday Music Flashback

Your 2012 Election Day Voter Toolkit, Remember the 6th of November

October 28, 2012 By: seeta Category: 2012 Election, Anti-Racism, Civil Rights, Voting Rights



Get Info On Voting and Find a Ride to the Polls


  • Visit Google’s Election site to get voter information, directions to the polls, or your state’s voter hotline.


  • Zimride and Live Earth have partnered to create the Carpool to the Polls Initiative — a simple Facebook program designed to organize ridesharing on Election Day. It’s incredibly easy to use-you just log on to your Facebook account and either post a ride if you plan on driving, or scan your friends and family to see who might be able to pick you up.

    Don’t have Facebook? There are plenty of other ways to organize a carpool online, too. But if you do, go ahead and log on, and arrange a green way to vote today.

  • Vote411 has a poll finder and other related election information, ideal for last minute information.
  • Can I Vote? If you’re not sure if you’re registered to vote, head over to Can I Vote to confirm your details.
  • Overseas Vote Foundation: Information on voting if you’re living or traveling outside of the United States.
  • Pew Center on the States: Information on poll opening and closing times.
  • Election Protection: Monitors voting problems. Place to report issues or track them as they happen. Track voter rights news and resources at the nonpartisan Election Protection coalition’s 866ourvote.org.
  • View state-specific voter checklists here.
  • Check out a map-based overview of voting machines used in each state from VerifiedVoting.org and the Verified Voter Foundation, both run by technologists advocating for reliable and publicly verifiable elections.


Record Your Experience

As Election Day nears and early voting begins in a handful of states, many voters will wonder what gadgets they can take with them into the voting booth. The answer? Just about anything. Voters are permitted to consult information from within the voting booth from their smartphones or tablets.

With Video

Most cellphones and smartphones are equipped with video cameras. Bring them with you to the polls to capture your voting experience on YouTube’s Video Your Vote channel. Google is using Google Maps to track these videos across the country – and to see where polling problems might be occurring during the day.

Document the irregularities or other problems you encounter with your cell phone camera or other device, and then upload the video to YouTube and send them to the media. You can find an exhaustive list of contact information for televised and print media here.

Via Twitter

Twitterers can use hashtag “#votereport” in your tweet or you can also include other hashtags like:

  • #[zip code] to indicate the zip code where you’re voting; ex., “#12345?
  • L:[address or city] to drill down to your exact location; ex. “L:1600 Pennsylvania Avenue DC”
  • #machine for machine problems; ex., “#machine broken, using prov. ballot”
  • #reg for registration troubles; ex., “#reg I wasn’t on the rolls”
  • #wait:[minutes] for long lines; ex., “#wait:120 and I’m coming back later”
  • #early if you’re voting before November 6th
  • #good or #bad to give a quick sense of your overall experience
  • #EP[your state] if you have a serious problem and need help from the Election Protection coalition; ex., #EPOH


From Your Mobile

The Election Protection Hotline, 1-866-OUR-VOTE (1-866-687-8683), is the only live nationwide voter assistance hotline. Voters can call the Hotline to receive answers to their questions – no matter how simple or complex – and report problems to be addressed by a highly trained volunteer.

Voters can call the Hotline to:

  • Verify registration status
  • Find out how to register to vote
  • Receive information on early and absentee voting
  • Find their polling location
  • Receive technical assistance on voter ID acquisition
  • Report voter intimidation or deceptive election practices


You Still Have Time to Volunteer as a Poll Monitor


Election Day Cake…If You’re Really Ambitious

1 1/2 cups granulated sugar
1/2 cup water
1 1/2 cups dried fruit, including cranberries, golden raisins, and blueberries
1/2 cup American whisky
1/2 cup warm water
1/2 cup milk
1 package (3/4 ounce) rapid-rise yeast
1 1/2 cups whole-wheat flour, sifted
2 cups all-purpose flour, sifted
1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1/2 teaspoon ground clove
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1 teaspoon salt
1/4 pound (1 stick) soft unsalted butter, cut into cubes
3 eggs
1 cup confectioners’ sugar

Combine 1/2 cup of the granulated sugar with the water in a small saucepan. Simmer over medium-high heat until sugar is completely dissolved. Remove from heat and set aside.

Place the dried fruit in a large bowl. Add the sugar mixture and whisky; stir and set aside.

In a medium mixing bowl, combine warm water and milk.

Combine yeast with 1 cup of whole-wheat flour and combine it with the milk mixture. Sprinkle the remaining whole-wheat flour on top. Set aside to allow the yeast to ferment until the yeast breaks through the surface of the flour, approximately 30 minutes.

Lightly spray and flour an 8-inch tube pan.

Sift together the remaining dry ingredients and set aside.

Drain the fruit mixture; reserve the syrup for later use as a glaze.

In a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, beat together the butter and the remaining 1 cup of granulated sugar until light in texture. Add eggs one at a time, scraping down the sides of the bowl with a rubber spatula after each addition.

Turn the mixer to low speed and add the sponge (flour and yeast mixture); mix until fully combined. Add the remaining sifted dry ingredients. The batter will be stiff. Stir in the drained fruit.

Place the batter in the pan, cover, and set in a warm area to allow the cake to rise, approximately 1 1/2 to 2 hours.

Meanwhile, prepare the glaze: In a medium-sized bowl, combine the 1 cup confectioners’ sugar and 2 tablespoons of the syrup reserved from the drained fruit. Stir until smooth and set aside.

Bake cake in a preheated 350-degree oven for 45 to 60 minutes, until a toothpick inserted into the cake comes out clean.

Allow to cool in pan for 5 minutes and transfer cake to a wire rack to cool. When cool, lightly brush with reserved syrup, and top with glaze.