Resistance Tips: Social media, women candidates, and campaign donations

As seen on facebook, posted by someone else “from a friend”:

A colleague had the privilege of attending a small breakfast with Senator Kirsten Gillibrand on Sunday. She gave the assembled group some important tips:

  1. Re-post (don’t just share) on social media. It has an enormous magnifying impact that the alt-right has mastered.
  2. Support women candidates. They are the only ones in congress right now who actually engage in reasoned, bi-partisan discussions. There are 25 contested senate races in 2018, including these women who need our help: Debbie Stabenow of Michigan, Amy Klobuchar of Minnesota, Claire McClaskill of Missouri, Kirsten Gillibrand, Heidi Heitkamp of North Dakota, Maria Cantwell of Washington and Tammy Baldwin of Wisconsin. Some pretty important swing states!
  3. Support your candidate early. Building a large war chest early deters candidates from running against you. In New York, a lightly contested race costs $15 million. A contested race costs $50 million.

seen 02/2017

For more tips and resources, see the Resources lists, What to Do and What to Read.