Trump is broadcasting loud and clear that he plans to win this election by suppressing the vote. He has installed a GOP megadonor as postmaster general and begun a series of "cut-costing" policies that have led to days-long backlogs as millions of Americans plan to vote by mail due to the coronavirus crisis. He's using social media to spread disinformation about voting by mail, funding lawsuits that keep mail-in ballots out of the hands of voters, and recruiting tens of thousands of MAGA supporters to intimidate voters who show up at polling places.
Getting Out The Vote has never been more critical — or more difficult. The ongoing pandemic combined with Trump's attacks on mail-in voting could result in chaos. We need to educate voters of their rights, of changes to election procedures as a result of the pandemic, and then make sure they actually cast their votes.
Finally, we can counter Republican efforts to intimidate prospective voters at the polls by helping Daily Kos, which has a campaign to recruit two volunteers to help people vote for every one volunteer the GOP recruits to frighten them.
You can make a difference! This Sunday’s 4pm Huddle @ Home Zoom will show you how.
We can’t afford a close election if we want to move past this anti-progressive, anti-democratic, anti-American period. The stakes couldn’t be higher.
But it can be hard to know how to help, especially living in a largely progressive area in a blue state. That’s why Concord Indivisible focuses on connecting you with effective actions in swing states that you can take from home, in community with neighbors.
Inspired by the Minutemen, we’re the citizen sentinels of 2020. Join us. Help bend the arc of American History back towards justice.
This Huddle is all action, with 4 virtual tables you can join:
Phone banking to the key “triple-play” swing state of North Carolina
Texting to swing states with an easy texting platform — training provided
Using Social Media to inform and empower potential activists from around the country. If you have a Facebook or Instagram account, we can provide you with original content to share, directing people to constructive, powerful actions!
Post-carding to Floridians, including helping to register former felons who have had their voting rights restored.
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.
Dialing for Democracy: Phone Bank to Oust Susan Collins
Please join us from home to phone bank for Maine! It’s all very easy - no persuasion required. We will be identifying support for candidates, recruiting volunteers and cleaning up the voter list. These calls help the Maine Dems/Gideon campaign create the most efficient list for future persuasive and Get Out the Vote phone banking.
There’s still plenty of time and ways in which to get ready to help text 1 million voters in a fun-packed afternoon at Together for 2020’s Text-a-Thonto save democracy next Saturday, August 22 at 3:00p ET! Guest celebrities, luminaries, live DJs, and updates on our progress will entertain and keep everyone energized during the event.
Activist texting uses a computer program or app that doesn’t involve your cell number, which protects your privacy. You can reach hundreds of voters in minutes using pre-scripted messages.
Indivisible MA Coalition’s Ad Hoc Texting Team and Together for 2020are offering virtual texting training on the Text-a-Thon texting platform, Resistance Labs’ version of Spoke. It’s one of the easiest systems for getting started.
Find an orientation and training modes that work for you in Together for 2020’s Texting Action Kit for Resistance Labsor simply sign up for a virtual training session on IMCand Together for 2020calendars. There’s also a handy compendium of trainingshere. Training is also available the day of the event, but if you train earlier, you can join when the party really gets started.
Beyond the Text-a-Thon, Resistance Labs has many different types of exciting campaigns that usually run seven days a week, including both partisan and nonpartisan efforts. They’ve recently launched new campaigns on the "War Room" and 2020 Census with tens of millions of texts to be sent!
Added bonus: Once you learn texting with this system, you can more readily also text with other organizations and campaigns according to your interests.
Sign up for the August 22 Text-a-Thon hereand find more information and links here. And please be sure to share theText-a-Thon flyerwith family and friends!
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.
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.
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.