…okay, folks, so an important and gentle reminder: the democratic national convention is on july 25, 2016, and the presidential election is on november 8, 2016
this means that we have a year and 3 months until hillary clinton is officially confirmed as the democratic nominee, and a year and 7 months until we actually vote for her
we keep talking like hillary’s shitty policies are a given, and we have to swallow all of them wholesale in the name of electing a democrat, but we are just not close enough to the election for that to be the case
our job for the next year and 3 months is not to throw ourselves entirely behind hillary clinton. our job for the next year and 3 months is to help change the national conversation so that it seems like a good idea to hillary clinton to shift farther to the left.
that means that we have to be really fucking vocal about the things we care about, as publicly as possible and as often as possible. it means that we have to write letters to the editor, letters to the clinton campaign, opinion pieces in our college newspapers, blog posts, impassioned essays. it means that we have to create and push some organized social media campaigns around specific issues that we want her to shift left on. it means that we have to talk to our friends, our peers, our coworkers. it means that we have to go to protests. it means that we have to organize protests.
you know how well it’s worked for vocal minorities like the tea party to just shout and shout until they’re given political power. it can work the other way, too.
and if it’s a shot at making the lesser of two evils a little less evil than she was a year and three months ago, well, fuck, let’s do it, y'know?
this isn’t a time for despair and falling in with the party line, folks, this is a time for hardcore activism. get on it.