What you need to know to rise up, resist, and be the change.
Minuteman Muster August 27, 2018
We are TEN WEEKS away from the MIDTERM ELECTION
(and just ONE WEEK out from the MA PRIMARY ELECTION).
What will you be able to say you did in the lead-up to
Minuteman Indivisible is streamlining as an organization to better address both Legislative and Elections issues as we move to a:
WEEKLY MI ACTION ZOOM CALL
Sundays from 8:00 to 8:30 p.m
Starting SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 9, you are invited to join us every Sunday evening to propose an action for the week or to connect to a "Champion" who will host and facilitate an action event. All actions will be publicized in the Muster every week, as well as on our website calendar. Stay tuned for instructions on how to join our MI Action Zoom Call - all are welcome!
Check out the MI Calendar on our website
for the full line-up of events and opportunities
in the coming weeks.
Now is the time.....
This week MI has a menu of actions to choose from, including postcarding, texting, fundraising, listening to candidates, and planning upcoming actions. We're also celebrating THREE SUCCESSFUL ACTIONS last week!
Read on to learn about opportunities to CONNECT with others and AFFECT our political landscape in the coming months - click the links to RSVP or learn more about each event. See you there!
Meet Democratic Statewide Candidates, TONIGHT, Monday, Aug 27, 6-8 pm at 730 Tavern, Cambridge
Meet progressive Democratic candidates Jay Gonzalez (Governor), Jimmy Tingle (Lt. Governor), and Josh Zakim (Sec. of State). There will be an opportunity for questions and one-on-one conversation. Free of charge and includes complimentary appetizers. Please share and bring your friends. RSVP here.
Fundraiser for Jared Golden for ME-2, Wednesday, Aug 29, 5:30 - 7:30 pm, Newton
Come meet Jared Golden, along with special guest Congressman Joe Kennedy. Jared is running for Congress in Maine's District 2, the huge part of the state north of Augusta that includes Lewiston and Bangor. He has a very good chance of defeating the conservative Republican incumbent, Bruce Poliquin, who is the only Republican Congressman in New England. RSVP using this link.
MI Activism Event: NJ11thForChange GOTV letter campaign, Thursday, Aug 30, 1 - 2:30 pm @ Ride Studio Cafe
Join Marci Cemenska at Ride Studio Cafe to finish up some work that MI committed to doing for NJ11th For Change, our allies in the district where Mikie Sherrill is running for the House. Mikie is one of five candidates that the MI Elections Team is supporting, and you can help invite voters to stay engaged by adding a handwritten note to letters describing voting options to folks in the district. Bring a pen and your best handwriting to one of Lexington's best coffee shops, and make a difference!
Fundraiser for Kara Eastman for NE-02, Thursday, Aug 30, 7:30 - 9 pm in Wayland
Come meet and support Kara Eastman who is running for Congress in Nebraska's 2nd District. Kara has been endorsed by EMILY’s List, the Progressive Change Campaign Committee, Congressional Progressive Caucus, Justice Dems, End Citizens United, and MoveOn amongst others. Congresswoman Katherine Clark will be a special guest at this event. RSVP and/or donate here.
MI Activism Event: Postcards for Amy McGrath, Tuesday, September 4, 10-11:30 am @ Ride Studio Cafe
The McGrath campaign is gathering handwritten postcards with a message about Amy to send to voters in Kentucky's 6th District. Let Marci Cemenska know you can join her for coffee and postcarding next Tuesday (MA Primary Day!)
Celebrating our Successes #1
A dedicated group of Minuteman Indivisibles who live in MA District 6, visited Seth Moulton’s office in Salem on last week, where they met at length with Mike Devin, District Representative.
As Kim Wright describes it:
"During the meeting, we discussed several issues that are top priorities to our members including healthcare and reproductive rights and the negative impact the 2019 budget will likely have on both; election security concerns; and curbing the nuclear threat. Mike heard our concerns, acknowledged our asks and assured us that he would raise these concerns to Congressman Moulton and his policy leads, which he did the very next day! We left blue wave shortbread cookies for the team before heading off to a Moulton campaign office down the street. At the campaign office, we met with Joel Emerson and discussed Seth’s campaign, other MA campaigns, and other congressional candidates that Seth and MI are supporting. We left feeling energized and assured of a great working relationship going forward."
(Pssssst... Wanna organize a visit to a legislator's office? Join our MI Action Zoom Call on September 9 to become a legislative action "Champion.")
Celebrating our Successes #2
Minuteman Indivisible had a successful night of texting last week using the MoveOn texting platform.
Mary Ruhl writes, "It was more fun to text as a group and learn together how the platform works. The MoveOn Text Team midterm election strategy is to build progressive power and recruit volunteers prior to the midterm elections. We plan to hold more texting parties in the future; stay tuned to the Muster for details and join us next time!"
(Pssssst... Wanna host a texting party yourself? Join our MI Action Zoom Call on September 9 to become a texting party "Champion.")
Celebrating our Successes #3
Jean Milburn writes, "I hosted an MI Activism Event for Postcards for Voters in my living room. We wrote postcards for Rachel May, who is running for the Democratic nomination for State Senate in NY. We had a group of 9 folks and finished 100 postcards. We enjoyed some fellowship around salsa and chips, too!"
(Pssssst... Wanna host a postcarding party yourself? Join our MI Action Zoom Call on September 9 to become a texting party "Champion.")
Save the Dates
You can always check the MI Public Calendar for upcoming events - here are a few meeting dates to save:
Wednesday, Sep 13, 7:15-8:45 pm: Elections Team Meeting
Tuesday, Sep 25, 7:00-9:00 pm: Book Club Meeting
Thursday, Sep 27, 7:15-8:45 pm: Elections Team Meeting