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Maybe because I filled out my absentee ballot, right now I am feeling unusually calm. Seeing Donald Trump’s name on the ballot and voting against him and for Biden, felt like the culmination of the last four years. Finally, after all of the damage that Trump and the GOP have inflicted on our country, I had been able to cast my vote. With my mask on, I took it to the post office, walked inside and put it in the mail slot. It had two first-class stamps on it; I was not taking any chances. As soon as I placed that ballot in the mail slot, a feeling of relaxation came over me.
We are about two weeks from Election Day. There is a reassuring stability to the trend lines of the polls. If they are moving at all, it is away from Trump. Still, I don’t know a single Democrat who is complacent (2016 PTSD). We may be breathing a little easier, but voter outreach continues. I am still texting for the Biden campaign to voters in swing states, my preferred method over phone calls. And we are now finishing up our postcards, getting ready to mail them next week.
I am so proud of my family for getting involved, including my son, my sister, my sister-in-law, two of my nieces and their children. When we asked my 7-year-old great-niece what she understood the postcards were for, she said to ask people to vote for “healthcare, justice and clean water.” She enjoyed adding the stickers as she helped decorate 20 postcards to Kentucky and then 40 postcards to Georgia [more].


SHDEMS member Barbara Weber-Floyd is an experienced journalist and the author of The Resistance and Me: An Insider’s Account of the Two-Year Mission to Stop the Trump Agenda and Take Back the House.  A unique work of history, it chronicles the rise of the anti-Trump Resistance by introducing the reader to the amazing women of the SHDEMS and the grassroots who powered this movement in our district. Barbara continues to cover how politics and the issues of the day impact our district through her blog,  She is also working on a second book about the women of the Resistance and how, despite the constraints of the pandemic, they helped elect Joe Biden and Kamala Harris in the 2020 presidential election.