Hurrah for Minuteman Volunteers! A couple of weeks ago, we wrote to you asking for your help in registering citizens to vote by mail in Manatee Country Florida.
WOW~ you went to the supply bin of postcards on Michelle's porch in Lexington, grabbed envelopes of postcards and mailed them off to Florida. The chart below shows what you are accomplishing! The Democratic Office in Manatee County sends their gratitude and thanks for your support. We have a few more weeks to push toward the goal of reaching 50,000 voters.
WHY is this campaign important? Research in Florida shows that voters who register to vote by mail actually submit a ballot at a rate 50% higher than voters who register to go to the polling place on Election Day! This data was collected before COVID, so we suspect that the impact will be even higher. We also suspect that most of the Not Politically Affiliated (NPA) voters will vote for Biden. Florida is really suffering from COVID and Trump’s response has not helped them.
More Postcards for Manatee County
SO - please keep making the trek to Michelle's porch (email@example.com address), dropping your $5.00 materials fee in the blue donation box, and SEND MORE POSTCARDS to Florida.
Register now for the Concord Indivisible Huddle@Home August 2, 2020, 4:00 PM
HOW TO BE AN ALLY FOR FAIR VOTING.
Voter suppression in communities of color is one of the most alarming threats to our democracy and the November election. Republicans are hiring 50,000 poll watchers to challenge and intimidate voters under the guise of fighting “voter fraud” (which, in fact, is vanishingly rare).
How can we in the greater Concord community be allies to our fellow citizens throughout the country?
Please join us on August 2 at 4:00 (3:45 social time) to hear Horace Small, one of Massachusetts’ great warriors for racial justice, address these issues. He will advise us on how we can best support voter registration drives and a fair election. Small leads Black Ballot Power and the Union of Minority Neighborhoods.
August 10—2020 hours to Election Day
Save the Date
Muster Together @ Home
On August 10 at 7:00 PM we will get together to talk about what we all are doing to defeat Donald Trump, Mitch McConnell and Republicans at all levels. Come and share, learn about new opportunities, and talk about what you need to make your efforts successful.
On August 10, we will be 2020 hours from Election Day, and we’ll want to be sure we have everything we need to accomplish our goals.
We will have a couple of activities to get ready for big upcoming events:
Demonstration and training on phone banking to North Carolina
Demonstration and training of texting for Resistance Labs Text-A-Thon
Phone Banks to Swing North Carolina Blue Time to get on a North Carolina phone bank! It’s easy and training is available. We’re calling low frequency NC voters who generally vote Democratic. No persuasion, we just ask what their preferences are.
Please note: you have to sign up to get the zoom link and script/list link.
NEW! You can also make calls to NC with automated calling.
This new auto-dialer process automatically calls through lists to skip through voicemails, busy signals, and disconnected lines to connect you directly to voters. You can reach up to 10 times the number of voters in the same time!
Click HERE to learn about our auto-dialer, get trained, and sign up for shifts.
Expand your texting prowess and get in shape for Together for 2020's Text-a-thon, a huge virtual texting party on Aug. 22nd.
We're offering virtual training onResistance Labstexting, the platform that is partnering with Together for 2020 for this event and one of the easiest systems for getting onboard. Find more info on theText-a-thon here.
Resistance Labs has many different types of exciting campaigns that usually run 7 days a week, including both partisan and non-partisan efforts. They has recently launched new campaigns on the 2020 Census (non-partisan) and "War Room" with tens of millions of texts to be sent! We'll provide you with a live texting demo and get you trained, signed up and texting yourself during the hour training session.
If you haven't already been to one of our trainings, please join us by registering for one of the following training sessions in August:
If you can’t make one of these sessions, let us know and we'll help you find another training. Please share the August training flyer attached orfound at this linkwith family and friends who may be interested in these or other sessions. The flyer includes links for signing up for the August sessions.
We all know how critical the 2020 election is. Each week Together for 2020 will be highlighting specific key actions. With all the groups in Massachusetts working together, we can have a huge impact. We hope to have your help to get the message out to your members.
Together for 2020 (T2020) is a volunteer deployment project led by a community of activists from Indivisible MA, Swing Left Greater Boston, Progressive Mass, Take Back our Democracy Western Mass, Force Multiplier, Left of Center, Act on Mass and numerous other progressive organizations.
PLEASE JOIN LEXINGTON-AREA PHONE BANK TO ELECT JOE BIDEN July 21, 4:00 - 6:00 PM Location: Zoom link will be emailed Tuesday after 12 noon. RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org
This phone bank will take place every Tuesday at 4 PM. Please RSVP to Eileen Zalisk each week for that week's Zoom link.
Help get the ROE Act out of Committee with this Roe Act Toolkit!
The ROE Act, which stands for Remove Obstacles and Expand Abortion Access (S1209/H3320), would reform our state’s abortion laws, ensuring that anyone, regardless of age, income, or insurance status could access safe, legal abortion. This bill would put the right to abortion into our state laws at a time when those rights are slipping away elsewhere. The act is still in committee so we are keeping the pressure on. This awesome toolkit has everything you need to get the word out about the Roe Act.
Join us for a virtual texting get-together August 5, 10:30 - 11:30 AM
If you’d like to do some texting with the Environmental Voter Projectas we ramp up toward primary and general elections, the EVP folks are conducting a day of GOTV texting on Wednesday August 5 to reach a half-million "unlikely-to-vote" environmentalists in Florida ahead of their August 18th statewide primary.
We’ll be gathering on Zoom on Aug. 5 from 10:30a to 11:30a ET to text together in a virtual textbank and share how we’re doing. You’re welcome to join in at any time during the hour. Pleaseregister hereto get the Zoom link and bring a friend!
New to EVP texting? No problem! We’ve got you covered with learning and training resources in an EVP texting action kit. EVP uses Hustle for texting, a web-based computer program and app that doesn’t use your phone number, protects your privacy and is easy for getting started. And even if you don’t learn EVP texting beforehand, bring your questions to the get-together and there’ll be lots of experienced EVP texters to help answer them.
Can’t make our texting hour? No worries there, either! Workflows will be available throughout the day from 9am to 8pm ET. Just email us at MI Textingto let us know when you’d like a workflow. Also, EVP will be holding a national training and textbank from 5:00p to 6:00p ET that day open to all 22,000+ people they’ve trained. You can sign up for that eventhere.
We hope you can join us or one of the alternative events to get your texting skills tuned up to be ready for the state-by-state pushes around GOTV and mail-in ballots activity that are ahead of us.
Indivisible Massachusetts Coalition Virtual Book Club
This summer, the Indivisible Massachusetts Coalition Virtual Book Club is discussing books that focus on changes we need to make and actions that we can take to promote racial justice.
On August 26, we’ll be discussing Carol Anderson’s One Person, No Vote, a detailed look at voter suppression and the actions people are taking to combat it. RSVP here to get details on how to join the call.
Can’t make the book club meeting? Share your thoughts in the book club or racial justice channels on our Slack. If you’re not already a member of our Slack workspace, you can sign up here.