We need to start bringing the fight to social media. Pennsylvania, Georgia, Wisconsin, Nevada – these are battleground states this November. Flipping those senators blue is critical to recovering women’s reproductive rights. As a non-resident of these states, this is what I’m doing.

We need to start being more vocal on social media, especially Facebook. We need to join community/town/county groups on social media and start talking about our experiences .

Yes, most of us hate and probably no longer use Facebook. That’s fine and completely understandable. However, a lot of people DO use Facebook. A lot of middle aged family women/men like my older relatives – people of voting age but aren’t mobilized to vote. I think it’s a mistake to preach only on reddit and to ignore these people. On reddit most people’s minds are made up. But on Facebook it’s more personal, and there are people who may be compelled to vote if you plant a seed in their mind.

Why Pennsylvania, North Carolina, Wisconsin and Ohio? These states are close to turning blue, and . Pennsylvania is **extremely** close to having their existing Republican replaced with a Democrat. Having a blue majority senate is our best chance at reversing this devastating supreme court ruling.

**What can we do as non-residents who can’t vote in those states?** We can still influence people in those states. Make your Facebook account. Use a fake name if needed. Search for social, community, town groups in these states. **Start conversations** and talk about how reproductive rights has helped you, and what it means for these people and their children. Bring up recent events, start emotional discussions, tell people how they can change things by voting.

Remember that the **goal is for the message to be seen** by as many people as possible. Detach yourself from the process – do not waste time or emotional bandwidth engaging with bad faith commenters. Facebook is a cesspool, you may be flamed, you may be banned from groups etc. For every person who flames you, there may be a silent lurker who is reminded to vote.

Will this even help? Honestly I don’t know, but it’s better than doing nothing. Will it be uncomfortable? Yes. I plan to dedicate some time every week to doing it. It’s the only way I can cope with this situation.

We need to start bringing the fight to social media. Pennsylvania, Georgia, Wisconsin, Nevada – these are battleground states this November. Flipping those senators blue is critical to recovering women’s reproductive rights. As a non-resident of these states, this is what I’m doing.