April 7, 2020
Today I thought I would write about democracy. With the Wisconsin primary election proceeding during this pandemic and Boris Johnson being sent to the ICU, I thought I would take a moment to think about democracy during this time.
A good friend asked me to let everyone know there are socially distant sensitive ways to continue to participate. It's important to respond to the census and register to vote-by-mail (if applicable). Both are very important for the health of our democracy during this difficult time.
Most people will have received a census notice in the mail in the last week or so. Even without the notice, you can still respond online or by phone.
Normally census workers begin canvassing non-respondents in early April. That will not be safe in many areas.
The Texas primary runoff election has been postponed until July 14.
In Texas, anyone over 65 can submit a request to vote by mail, which is great since this is a group who would be most at risk from gathering at polling locations.
Stay emotionally connected and physically distant,