Democratic AF

Home page for resources related to voter registration, civic education, community organizing, and getting democratic AF.

The Democratic AF videocast features interviews with folks involved with political organizing, voter registration efforts, civic education and engagement, and other creative rabblerousing. We'll announce upcoming episodes on our Facebook page, and you can watch the livestream on the viewer above. (NOTE: To chat with us during the livestream, go to our YouTube page. When we are not actually streaming live, the player above won't play anything. Scroll down for past episodes.)

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Mental Health Care Is a Human Right (and Artists Are Humans)

Guest Blogger Katie Alice Greer: “OK Sadness means the machine in my head is working just fine and Not OK Sadness means, just like a runny nose, upset stomach, or a hacking cough, that I am currently sick. Plenty of factors both genetic and environmental mean I’ll always need to keep an eye on how things are going in my head.”

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Dear Little Bobby - Pyragraph

Dear Little Bobby: Depressed About Politics

I want to work on making things better, by voting, by talking about this stuff online and in person, by recognizing my white male privilege and not abusing it, by being a vegetarian, because “human privilege” exists too (and I know that the way we treat animals reflects how we treat each other).

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Keshet Salon for Women and Creativity - Pyragraph

Watering the Seeds of Failure

Keshet logo - Pyragraph

Keshet’s Carolyn Tobias asks: How do we water the seeds of failure to have that pain actually produce something valuable? Learning is a verb; an action; a continual process. Learning from failure is actively choosing to see each failure as the beginning, and not the end.

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Rock concert - Pyragraph

So You’ve Got a White Supremacist in the Audience

Staying silent is a way of obeying the rules and protecting yourself while doing nothing to address the bigotry on display in front of you. Every day that a bigot thinks they can get away with their hatred in public is another day they can influence others to their way of thinking.

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