Biden Has a SCOTUS Nomination, Plus Puppies and a Kitty

I hope those of you who lived through the Blizzard of '22 are shoveled out. We got about two feet of snow here outside of Boston. Last week there were some metaphorical storms as Justice Breyer announced his retirement and President Biden vowed to appoint a Black woman justice to replace him.


This week's focus

This week we will continue our focus on the extremely effective first year of the Biden administration. Though the press has painted this year as an abject failure, we know this is not true. We have a few new pieces of content that will help us tell the story, helped by Commander, the Bidens' new puppy, and Willow, their new kitten.


We will also focus on Biden's Supreme Court nomination. Though we do not yet know whom he willl nominate, the shortlist has three enormously qualified African American women on it. Our messaging should focus on

1. White men have comprised 95% of Supreme Court justices so far, and they must have been shown preference in order to get there.

2. We need to have representation from more of the population on the bench, so we can move forward to provide equal rights and #JusticeforAll.

3. SCOTUS has never benefited from the perspective of a Black woman, so the most qualified candidates are ALL Black women.


Circulate content

  • Here are links to post the above content directly to Twitter: Jason Kander Tweet, #JusticeforAll, Commander, Willow, Katie Porter, Clean Water, BidenBoom. (Some of these links produce truncated tweets—this feature is a work in progress).

  • You can also download the content above and post to Facebook, Instagram, or another platform of your choice. (Click on the image to enlarge, then right click/double finger click to "save image as"). Everything you see here is free and open source.

  • Commit to stop refuting Republican messaging with their own words. It is time to flip the conversation to our own ground and to start talking about Democrats delivering or Republicans criming. Also, don't like, retweet, or comment on Republican content online—screenshot if you must.


Curate content

As you find quality content online, please share on social media, post it in our slack, or DM it to me in Twitter (@moreperfectdem1). If you are not yet a member of our slack, email me at moreperfectdemocracy@gmail.com or DM me in Twitter and I'll get you an invitation. If you are a member of the Twitter DM rooms, please share it in there so we can all amplify.


Mark your calendar

  • This Monday (Jan. 31, 2021) is our first Messaging Monday. We will meet every Monday to discuss the week's messaging and priorities. Please Join us! Register here.

  • Every Tuesday we meet for Meme Team Tuesdays to create messages and visual memes to be shared on social media. Please join us! No experience is required. Register here.

  • Participate in a special COINversation with Oregon Gubernatorial Candidate Nick Kristof on Feb. 2, 2021. Sign up here.


Watch, listen, read, and follow


Watch: Chasten Buttigieg tells Jonathan Capehart that censoring discussion of LGBTQ issues in school is traumatizing and dangerous to students.


Listen: Listen to the podcast Now and Then. Heather Cox Richardson and Joanne Freeman talk about what kinds of events have inspired Americans to become activists.


Read: Twitter Twips and Twicks. This tip sheet is the first of many we'll be creating to help you create, curate, and circulate content effectively. Feel free to download it and pass it around as much as you like.


Read: Today's Big Stuff. This newsletter is an irreverent, highly relevant daily explainer on the important things going on. Written by Adam Parkhomenko and Sam Youngman. Warning: lots of swearing, so if you're not into that, you might want to skip it.


Follow: More Perfect Democracy Facebook and Twitter for content to amplify. Also follow COIN and Truth Matters.



Bottom line

We keep moving. Midterms are in November (with primaries before then), and together we can help Democrats win more elections at every level. We have succeeded before, and we can do it again if we work together.


 

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Interested? Email Stephanie at moreperfectdemocracy@gmail.com.


 

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