Join other Minuteman Indivisible activists at the Concord Indivisible Huddle@Home.
Minuteman Indivisible is joining forces with Concord Indivisible to double the effort to reclaim our democracy in 2020. Please join us this Sunday!
Swing Left Greater Boston’s Janet Singer will update us on our winning swing state strategy and empower us to influence our own personal networks of friends and family this election season with her “who do you know” tool kit. Not to be missed!
In place of Minuteman Indivisible's regular monthly Muster@Home Activism Evening, please join us with Senator Ed Markey to discuss all of the ways we can affect the outcome of the 2020 election.
As every news cycle reveals the latest horror from the Trump circus, you may be asking: “How can I help change this? We KNOW Massachusetts will vote for Joe Biden. What can I do beyond recycling the endless fundraising appeals in my inbox?”
There is a lot you can do can make a difference. A handful of states will determine the direction and future of America. We learned in 2016 that every vote counts and we can’t leave any stone unturned.
Senator Ed Markey will offer a Washington perspective on why this is the most important election of our lifetimes. Representatives from several key swing states will talk about how those of us in true blue Massachusetts can influence the outcome of some very, very close races.
The goal of the evening is presenting specific and concrete ways you can get involved in the 2020 campaign. Longtime activist and grass roots leader Michael Ansara will present Together for 2020, a Massachusetts collaboration of the many groups and democratic activists here in Massachusetts working together to win back the presidency and turn the US Senate Blue.
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 us in making these simple calls across the state to identify where people stand on three key races: the US Senate seat, the presidential, and the governor’s race. RSVP here
NC Virtual Voter Protection Phone Bank Join the North Carolina Democratic Party Voter Protection Team for our weekly phone bank! We will meet via Zoom and make calls together to recruit poll observers and hotline volunteers across the state for this year's election. RSVP here
Before coming on to either phone bank, please create an ActionID. It is simple and one ActionID is good for both phone banks. Here is thelink to create an ActionID. Please keep track of your password!! You will need the ActionID to log into the phone bank script.
Florida Vote By Mail Postcards @ Home
There are a couple of process changes to the postcards we are sending to voters in Manatee County Florida:
We are reorganizing our system for this program. No further Florida postcards will be distributed for the next week to ten days while we try to streamline the process. Stay tuned for news soon.
We’ve had feedback from the US Postal Service and despite the fact that almost 200,000 postcards have been sent out with round sealing dots on the sides of the cards, we would like to ask you to immediately change the placement of the sealing dots.
Instead of placing one sealing dot on each side of the card, please place the sealing dots on the top of card. If you’re using 3/4” labels or smaller, you can place two on the top of the card. Place the dots on before the stamp so you do not put the dot over the stamp. If you’re using 1” or 1 1/2” sealing labels, it’s possible to place one on the top in the middle of the card.
So if you have postcards, continue sending them out, but use the new sealing instructions. Then look to the Minuteman Indivisible web site to find out when packets will be available again.
PLEASE JOIN LEXINGTON-AREA PHONE BANK TO ELECT JOE BIDEN July 7, 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 move the ROE Act out of Committee by July 31st!!!
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 at time when those rights are slipping away elsewhere. There are lots of way to help and here are some great ones:
Write to your state legislators and tell them that you support the ROE Act as written. Here is asample letter. If you don’t know who your state legislators are, then use this link.
There is no time to waste! July 31 is one month away!
Coronavirus Relief: The HEROES Act
The new coronavirus relief bill passed by the House is being ignored by Mitch McConnell. This bill would provide help for ordinary people and not the friends and family of the Senate leader. You can read a summary about the HEROES Act HERE.
We knew that Republicans would try to strip the HEROES Act of its most important protections, but so far they have refused to even consider it. McConnell has been working hard to avoid providing relief to the states, to those on the front lines, and to ordinary families and people who need it, and has repeatedly promised 'the next bill' would do so. Let's make sure our elected officials hold him to it!
Click HEREto demand that they pass the HEROES Act as it was introduced, without any motions to recommit or amendments to water it down! We need every item in the HEROES Act to save lives!
Earlier this month, the MA House and Senate passed legislation (H.4778, S.2764) to make it easier to vote by mail in the fall elections and safer for those who vote in person or work at the polls. A conference committee is meeting to work outdifferences between the two billsand hopes to have a bill on the Governor’s desk very soon.
Please call (617-725-4004) or emailGovernor Baker and urge him to sign the bill as soon as it reaches his desk! Election officials need as much time as possible to implement these important changes and inform voters.
We’ve been trying to get theSafe Communities Actpassed since 2017, but it must be voted favorably out of committee by July 15 or another legislative session will end without providing crucial protections for immigrants here in Massachusetts.
Contact your state legislators, then mark your calendars for a Week of Action to pass the SCA starting on July 6. There will be a texting campaign to encourage people to call their legislators and information to share on social media. Keep an eye on our website or Slack for more details.
In the meantime, if you missed this week’s SCA Virtual Town Hall featuring powerful stories from community members and statements from some of the legislative sponsors, you canwatch it here.
Let’s help to Dismantle Racism Right Here in Lexington
Lexington, Massachusetts has a Human Rights Committee whose mission is to promote:
- Freedom from bigotry, hatred, intolerance, disrespect, and destructive conflict among its citizens.
- Respect and recognition of our diversity and our commonalities.
- Engagement in respectful, civil, public discourse and debate.The Committee carries out its mission through:
- Public advocacy
- Sponsoring educational programs
- Helping other organizations and Town departments address conflict through consultation and mediation with the parties involved
- Reporting civil rights violations to appropriate government agencies
- Assisting in planning responses to groups, internal or external to the Town, which advocate actions antithetical to the core valuesTThe Committee currently has no budget for fulfilling its mission in the town, which is not acceptable in today’s times. Dismantling Racism is a complex process and should be supported through allocation of funds. Please contact members of the Select board and tell them that you want the committee to be funded and that you support the most recent recommendations from the Committee. To find contact information for the Select Board look here: https://www.lexingtonma.gov/select-board For more information on the Lexington Human Rights Committee look here:https://www.lexingtonma.gov/human-rights-committee