Please vote in the US election if you can

US citizens, wherever you are, please use your right to vote in November’s presidential election. There is a very stark choice between compromise politics (Biden/Harris) and flat-out, white supremacist fascism, as offered by Donald Trump. If we don’t pull out the stops and all use our vote, we may very well lose it, together with any chance of making a better world through US power.

If you’re not currently in the country there are two sites to help with the process of registering to vote and obtaining and submitting your ballot.

VoteFromAbroad
This site allows you to request an absentee ballot by email, post or fax. It also has a step-by-step guide to submitting a Federal Write-in Absentee Ballot, including links to ballotpedia.org’s sample ballot lookup, which helps you fill in the form(s) correctly.

Federal Voting Assistance Program
This site is an alternative to the above (though not quite so easy to use), and allows you to fill in and send a Federal Write-in Absentee Ballot, which will (or should) get counted if your official ballot does not arrive in time.

Don’t leave it too late, and remember to follow up with your local election officials!

Black Lives Matter

All power to the protesters. I have hope for a better world to come out of this.

Stay home, stay safe, stay calm, stay connected

Look at the data, look what’s happening around the world, especially where there’s minimal public healthcare infrastructure, and you will see mounting death tolls from COVID-19. For those of you who believe in god(s), this virus was sent to kill off the old and the stupid! #stayhome #staysafe #staycalm #stayconnected #worldparliamentnow #unpa #wcpa

Vote

There’s so much at stake in this election, so whatever you do today (if you’re a UK citizen) please make sure that you VOTE. If you want up to date information about tactical voting here’s a useful site:

https://comparethetacticals.com/

Together we can change things for the better!

Tell Europe what you think about it

There’s just one day left to register to vote in the UK’s European Elections on 23 May. EU citizens living in the UK must complete a three step process by 7 May:

  1. Be registered to vote. Register to vote online here.
  2. Download the European parliament voter registration form and complete it.
  3. Look up your local Electoral Registration Office, and send them the completed form.

Then VOTE on 23 May! If you want my opinion, the strongest pro-European (and pro-planet) signal you can send is to #VoteGreen2019.

Should I Vote Green?

UK General Election 2017

We have an opportunity to take the country in a more progressive direction than the established powers would like. Let’s use it! There are a large number of groups working toward a similar aim, and the following is a collection of links to the ones I’m currently aware of.

#GE2017 #ProgressiveAlliance #CampaignTogether

Progressive Alliance (toward a new politics, a better future, a progressive majority)
http://www.progressivealliance.org.uk/

Campaign Together (local canvassing tools):
http://campaigntogether.org/

Tactical 2017 (tactical voting against the Conservatives):
https://www.tactical2017.com/

Stop the Tories (tactical voting against the Conservatives):
https://stopthetori.es/

Best For Britain (tactical voting against hard Brexit):
https://www.gofundme.com/whats-best-for-britain

More United (supporting more progressive candidates regardless of political party):
http://www.moreunited.uk/

The Progressive Alliance (facebook group):
https://www.facebook.com/theprogressivealliance/

Progressive Alliance UK (facebook group):
https://www.facebook.com/progallies/

People for a Progressive Alliance (facebook group):
https://www.facebook.com/PeopleforaProgressiveAlliance/

People’s Progressive Alliance UK (facebook group):
https://www.facebook.com/peoplesprogressivealliance/

Compass (left-leaning organisation which supports a progressive alliance):
https://www.compassonline.org.uk/

Make Votes Matter (cross party organisation supporting electoral reform, in particular a more representative system of electing MPs):
https://www.makevotesmatter.org.uk/

The People’s Assembly (cross-party anti-austerity campaigning group):
http://www.thepeoplesassembly.org.uk/

I hope you find these useful.