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Should third-party voters vote in the Democratic primaries?

On February 3, the Iowa caucuses will mark the official start of the 2020 election. While there are technically candidates running against Trump in the Republican presidential primaries, the most contentious race of this primary season will surely be the 2020 Democratic presidential primaries.

A large number of Democratic presidential candidates have declared their candidacy to date. As of January 6, 2020, fourteen of these candidates are still in the race. Who will ultimately win the Democratic presidential nomination?

Of course, electoral politics isn’t the only way or best way to create social change. Grassroots organizing at the local and regional level empowers people to create change for themselves, inside and outside of existing systems, rather than waiting for politicians to create change from above. But most grassroots strategies for social change contain at least some electoral component, even if that only involves voting and contacting elected officials about issues rather than campaigning for particular candidates. Therefore, if we’re voting as part of a strategy to change our society for the better, it’s important to talk about who we’re voting for and why.

For months now, I’ve had a serious question on my mind about the Democratic presidential primaries. So far, I haven’t seen anyone else discuss it at length. Therefore, in an effort to clarify my own thoughts and spark meaningful discussion, I’ve decided to pose this question to my readers.

Should “progressive” third-party voters, and other “progressive” people who don’t usually vote for Democrats, vote in the Democratic presidential primaries?

Posted in Climate, Climate Justice, Environmental Justice, Global Warming, Green Party, Politics, Voting

Don’t Vote For Evil

Cthulhu for President by xalres.

Earlier this year, I said that I would only write one post about the 2016 U.S. election cycle. Ultimately, I decided to split my commentary¬†into two posts. The first post, which I invite you to read too, is called Don’t Just Vote. The second post, which you’re reading now, is called Don’t Vote For¬†Evil.

Posted in Climate, Green Party, Politics, Voting

Vote Paula Bradshaw For Congress

I live in the the 12th Congressional District of Illinois. We have three candidates on the ballot this year: incumbent Democratic candidate Bill Enyart, Republican candidate Mike Bost, and Green candidate Paula Bradshaw. If you live in the 12th Congressional District, I strongly urge you to cast your vote for Paula Bradshaw.

 

Posted in Green Party, Politics, Southern Illinois, Voting
My name is Treesong. I'm a father, author, talk radio host, and Real Life Superhero. I live in Carbondale, Southern Illinois. I write novels, short stories, and poetry, mostly about the climate.

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