Despite the importance of the midterm elections this year, it seems like huge numbers of voters don’t plan on getting out and voting, and Democrats stand to possibly lose the Senate and to lose more seats in the House. That would be devastating for causes like raising the minimum wage, reforming financial laws to fight back against economic inequality, stopping the Republican war on women, immigration, and keeping social programs intact. For the first time except for minor fundraisers, Michelle Obama has taken action to galvanize Democratic donors and voters into participating in the 2014 election cycle.
Launching a new site in cooperation with the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee (DCCC), called 1 million votes for 2014, the First Lady is trying to get one million people to commit to voting in 2014. You can sign up at the website, linked above, to participate. She also released a video along with the site, saying, “Everywhere I go, I talk to people like you about the issues they care about. Issues like equal pay for women, immigration reform, raising the minimum wage, and ensuring that women can make their own decision about their bodies and their healthcare.”
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We’re current looking for contributors to help us reach out to young progressives! We’ve solved our editorial staffing problems, and are looking to get active again.
This is a chance to broadcast your thoughts to the world and influence the direction of the political discussion. Writers will be compensated, but don’t apply if money is what you’re worried about — it will likely take a few monthsfor articles to start earning appreciable income, and that’s assuming the same levels of success we’ve achieved before.
We are mostly looking for writers right now, although we will also be looking to create promotional images (are you good at making memes? We might have a spot for you), or other forms of media. If you’re interested in social justice and building an online writing portfolio, this is for you!
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