These are indeed troubling times for our democracy. As Benjamin Franklin warned, “A Republic — if you can keep it.” Yes, we can — but it’s on us. As we used to say in the civil rights movement, Eyes On The Prize. And as Joe Hill instructed: “Don’t mourn; organize.” We can each use our own skills, experience, connections, etc. At a minimum, we need to be sure everyone is registered to vote in the November 6 midterm elections. Know your state’s voter registration deadline (for Maryland Voter Registration: Oct. 16). Together, we can take back our country.