Today is the last day of my Kickstarter project for Better Politics, Please.
It’s also been one week since a Minneapolis police officer killed George Floyd. We’ve had a week of protest, looting, and violence.
And, oh yeah, we’re in the middle of a pandemic.
So it’s been a rough week. I have no words. It’s hard to end this project strong, when so many have greater needs.
I also think this project is more necessary than ever.
So today is your last chance to pre-order my book. I’d love to have you join the cause.
We all have a lot of work to do. It’s overwhelming. But I encourage you to listen, read up, and do something.
In the midst of a pandemic, I launched a Kickstarter for a new project. I’m pleasantly surprised to see people responding. We hit the initial goal last week, so the project is happening. Now we’re working on stretch goals to make it even better.
Launching a project like this is always a scary undertaking. You never know if this is a good idea that people will support or if you’re about to crash and burn.
It’s also scary because I’m talking about politics. That can be such a hot-button topic these days. Even when you think it can and should be simpler (in the midst of a global pandemic) it just gets more ridiculous.
But I’m hopeful. The whole point of the project is to find some common ground, to show that we can disagree and still get along.
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I’m launching a new project.
Politics can be pretty divisive and depressing. What happened to hope? Too often, politics feels like a battleground where we lob accusations back and forth. And that’s not likely to change after November’s presidential election, no matter who wins or loses.
Politics have long been divisive and people will always disagree. But I have hope that we can do better.
So I’m launching a new project. It will be a book of political profiles, titled Better Politics, Please, that will tell encouraging stories of finding common ground.
Yeah, that’s a tall order these days.
But if we want to make civic engagement civil, it starts with we the people. I hope you’ll join me in creating better politics, please.
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