Sonali Kolhatkar speaks with Medea Benjamin about mobilizing voters in an emergency.
With just a few months left until the most critically important election of our lifetimes, President Donald Trump has made it clear he will do anything to remain in office including flout norms, ethics, and even laws.
From soliciting political favors from foreign governments, deploying federal officers to Democratic-run cities, lying about voter fraud in vote-by-mail systems during a pandemic, and demanding the election be postponed, the fears over a problematic election are very real.
Most crucial is the ability of voters to simply turn out during a pandemic and a new book has gathered together a powerful collection of informative essays outlining the ways in which to mobilize voters in an emergency.
Medea Benjamin, co-founder of CODEPINK, long-time political activist and author of numerous books including Saudi Arabia, Kingdom of the Unjust, Drone Warfare: Killing by Remote Control, Inside Iran: The Real History and Politics of the Islamic Republic of Iran. She is one of the contributors to the new book, TURNOUT! Mobilizing Voters in an Emergency.
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