The Diversity Declaration

Government of the People, by the People, and for the People

The Last Weekend: What Will You Do?

Diversity Declaration volunteers are making a final push to promote diversity and inclusion in the midterm elections! Can you help us? Every single action up till November 6, no matter how small, matters. Many drops make an ocean- or a Blue Wave!

We started off as a non-partisan effort to elect more representatives that truly walk the walk when it comes to inclusion in their public policy AND in practice. But we recognize, as our allies at Indivisible recently put it, white supremacy IS on the ballot this year.

We’ve been working to flip just ONE Congressional seat- New Jersey’s third district. We joined as co-hosts for a fundraiser in early October. On October 20 and 21 — to get out the vote to send Andy Kim to Congress — 18 of us drove to New Jersey and knocked on hundreds of doors; groups met in homes and wrote over 550 personalized postcards to NJ-3 voters; and volunteers have spent hours phone banking through a link provided by the campaign.

It’s not too late to do just ONE thing to help. Here’s what our friends at Indivisible suggest to bring our values back into our national politics, and resist a Republican agenda that embraces racism and xenophobia to guide its policies, from the Muslim Ban and the elimination of the DACA program, to forcibly separating children from their parents at the border. We are posting their call to action here:

“This election isn’t about a single issue or candidate. This election is about the soul of our country. It’s about whether Trumpism is a blip or an era. There is no limit to their cruelty -- which is why we must do everything we can to limit their power.

Here’s what you can do in the final days of this election to fight back:

  • Volunteer and talk to voters: Find an event near you or sign up for a phonebank shift or two before Election Day. Knocking on doors and talking to voters and sharing why voting in this election matters is one of the most impactful things we can do right now.

  • Forward this to a few friends: We need everyone to get involved in the next few days if we want to stop this administration’s hate-filled policies, and bigoted rhetoric.

“White supremacy is on the ballot in this election and every election. And this time Trump is saying it loud and clear for all to hear. Love alone won’t trump hate. But side-by-side, arm-in-arm, neighbor-to-neighbor is how we defeat this administration’s bigotry and fear mongering.

“In solidarity, today and every day,
The Indivisible Team”