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 if you can.
Please participate in this effort to help the Democratic Party of Florida win in November 2020. Florida’s Electoral College votes have been lost by tiny margins in recent national elections, and we are determined that 2020 will be the year Florida supports the Democratic candidate for president!
This postcard action targets Manatee County and replicates aprojectof Sarasota County volunteers, who have sent out almost 5 million postcards to potential voters since 2017.Recent researchshows that voting by mail significantly increases voting, in particular among those who don’t frequently vote. Florida voters can request ballots online or by phone, and we can make it more likely that they do so.
Postcard packets can be picked up at:
Location: 5 Castle Rd., Lexington When: Daily, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Fee: $20. to cover materials - leave in container provided (Cash preferred or check made to Jean Milburn)
The cost per card is higher this time because we are including two stamps for each voter. Research indicates voters responded much better than anticipated to the addition of a stamp on the return card.
Note: If you need help getting a package, please contact Jean at 508-358-2563.
Battle for Must Win Michigan with MI Lt. Gov. Gilchrist! Monday, June 22, 4:00 - 5:00 PM Democrats lost Michigan by 10,000 votes in 2016. We cannot allow that to happen in 2020.
Join Together for 2020, Swing Left Greater Boston, and Swing Left Boston MA for Michigan volunteers for an information session about the battle for must win Michigan!
Special Guest Speakers
Michigan Lt. Governor Gilchrist, a native of Detroit, former community organizer, chosen by Governor Whitmer to be part of her leadership team
Statewide Indivisible Michigan (SWIM) Co-Founders Paula Martinos-Mantay and Michelle Pallas
Michigan Democratic Party Deputy Field Director Amy Laube
What’s at Stake?
Sixteen presidential electoral college votes, holding Senator Peter’s seat, holding two House seats (Elissa Slotkin MI CD-8 and Haley Stevens MI CD-11), and flipping the Michigan State House blue (we just need four seats!) Taking back the Michigan State House blue means overturning gerrymandering, fighting for racial justice, defending water quality/environment and education—and much, much more.
This is not a fundraising event---instead, it is a chance for you to learn about the battle for Michigan.
We will explore the current political dynamics, and what remote volunteers can do to win this must-win state.
PLEASE JOIN LEXINGTON-AREA PHONE BANK TO ELECT JOE BIDEN June 16, 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.
Sunday, June 28, 7:00 - 8:00 PM
Hiral Tipirneni’s family came to the U.S. from Mumbai, India, when Hiral was a toddler, settling in a working-class suburb of Cleveland. After recovering from a childhood illness, Hiral became inspired by medicine, achieved her goal of graduating from medical school, and has served as an emergency room doctor and cancer research advocate for 20 years.
Money may be tight in these difficult times. We appreciate whatever you can give.
LOOK for your ZOOM LINK and RECEIPT from ACT BLUE in your inbox/promotions/spam folder.
Thanks to everyone who attended and contributed to the hugely successful fundraiser for Steve Bullock! Let's give Hiral a big boost as well.
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.
Call to Action
THE ROE ACT: An Act to Remove Obstacles and Expand Abortion Access in MA
In response to a proposal submitted by members of several Indivisible groups, including Minuteman Indivisible, and the Boston Red Cloaks, known for showing up in their Handmaid cloaks and bonnets, the Indivisible Mass Coalition has formed a ROE Act Ad-Hoc Team to support urgent action to pass legislation in MA to protect reproductive rights before the legislative session ends this summer. Watch for upcoming actions in which you can participate to spread awareness, reach legislators, and pass theROE Act!. If you’re interested in joining this Ad Hoc Team, please contact:PassROEinMA@gmail.com.
Take a few minutes during your next Zoom meeting to record yourself urging legislators to “Pass the ROE Act!” or sign up for one of several Zoom meet-ups to do so! It’s as simple as each person creating/printing their own simple two-sided sign that reads: “PASS THE ROE ACT” on one side and “PASS IT ON” on the other. You can handwrite your own sign orprint the version from here. Then send your recording to: PassROEinMA@gmail.com Individuals can record and send their own Zoom recording or they can sign up for a specially designated Zoom time slot set up by the ROE ACT Ad-hoc team by contactingPassROEinMA@gmail.com
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!
Safeguard Our Elections - Protect Voting Rights
Earlier this month, theMA House passed a billthat enables all MA voters to vote by mail in the fall elections and requires the MA Secretary of State to send absentee ballot applications to all registered voters.
This Tuesday, June 16, the MA Senate will be voting on its own version of the bill (S.2755). Please contact your State Senators and urge them to adopt several critical amendments to the bill to avoid problems like those in Wisconsin and Georgia where local officials were not able to handle the huge increase in vote by mail requests, leading to long lines at the polls and voters whose ballots were not counted.
This indivisible Mass Coalition call scriptlists key amendments (#3, 8, & 33) to urge your Senator to support. Manyorganizationshave also asked Senators to support amendments #1 (to mail all voters ballots for the Nov. election) and #20 (to ensure equity and access when changing polling places). Progressive Mass has anaction scriptthat includes these amendments and others to require same day voter registration (#15) and voter education and outreach about these new voting procedures (#23)
The Legislature is acting quickly to implement vote by mail, but your calls can make a difference between passing a bare bones bill that risks the types of problems seen in other states or more comprehensive legislation that will enable all MA voters to easily and safely cast their ballots this fall,
Join us at this virtual town hall, hosted by the Safe Communities Coalition, to urge legislators to pass the Safe Communities Act and encourage fellow Mass. residents to join this fight and say that justice and dignity for immigrants can't wait. The Town Hall will be held on Zoom and broadcast on Facebook Live.