Be sure to join us on Monday for our monthly Activism Meeting at First Parish Church in Lexington. See below for activities.
There are also ongoing election-oriented events like fundraisers and postcard parties and issue-oriented events like Statehouse actions.
This Muster gives you the latest, but so much is happening (and so quickly) that you should check our website homepage and calendar for updates and additional events sponsored by our fellow Indivisible groups and allies that we weren't able to include in this newsletter.
Time to charge ahead to protect our democracy, advocate for social justice, and restore sanity to our government.
We had a great working session with Michael Ansara on Sunday, March 1. We learned a lot about how recruit and engage new and returning people and how to structure our 2020 plans.
We hope to see you this Monday evening for the monthly Activism meeting when we will apply some of the lessons from Sunday's session. The theme for March is "Strategy to Win for 2020."
Actions for Monday March 9 Activism Meeting
We'll be texting for the Environmental Voter Project (EVP) in their Get Out the Vote Project. EVP uses Hustle for texting and we will be providing training on how to use it - you'll need to know how to use it through out 2020 so come get trained now! There will also be opportunities to text with MoveOn for those already connected to that platform. Bring your laptop or a smart phone to EVP text!
We’ll be writing postcards for the Vote by Mail project in Florida. (Did you know voters are much more likely to vote if they register to vote by mail?).
And stick around for the social hour (well, half hour) at the end to share thoughts about Super Tuesday and the upcoming primaries in Michigan, Florida, Arizona, Illinois, Ohio, Georgia and Wisconsin.
2020 Lexington Caucus to Select Delegates to the Democratic State Convention
Come to the 2020 Lexington Caucus to Select Delegates to the Democratic State Convention. Date:Saturday, March 7, 2020; inclement weather date Saturday, March 14. Location:Clarke Middle School, 17 Stedman Rd Time: Doors open at 12 noon. Caucus starts at 1:00 pm, attendees must be in line to register by 1:15 pm.
This year, the DSC will be a nominating convention since we have a US Senate seat on the ballot in the fall. Senator Ed Markey will face a challenge from US Representative Joe Kennedy. The delegate selection caucus is sure to generate a lot of interest among Democrats. You must be a registered Democrat, or a pre-registered Democrat, Age 16 by February 15, 2020 in order to participate in the caucus and/or run to be a Delegate. Guests to the caucus are welcome! Come and support your candidate for delegate!
Lucy McBath Fundaiser in Lexington
March 22, 2-4:00 PM
Minuteman Indivisible is joining with Force Multiplier to raise money for Lucy McBath. Lucy flipped GA 06 in 2018 and is one of the most vulnerable seats in Congress.
Lucy is currently the only woman in the Georgia congressional delegation and is the first person of color to ever hold her seat. Because of the demographics of her district, she is considered one of the most vulnerable Democrats this election cycle.
She is on the DCCC's list of Frontline Members and her race is a top priority for Democrats this year.
On Sunday February 9, Minuteman Indivisible held a fundraising reception with Carolyn Bourdeaux, Democratic candidate for GA 7th Congressional District Teresa Wright's house.
GA 07 was one of three races selected for support by Minuteman Indivisible.
You may recall that in 2018 Carolyn came just 433 votes away from unseating the incumbent Republican. She can win it this time, but needs our support to do it.
It was great meeting and talking with Carolyn. Sorry if you missed it, but we hope to have other events with Carolyn during the campaign. And you can stillmake a donationto help Carolyn reach the voters she needs.
Announcing "Together for 2020"! A Collaboration by Indivisible MA,
Swing Left, Progressive Mass + others
Last December over 400 activists gathered for a conference organized by Indivisible MA entitled "Together for 2020", partnering with several organizations including Swing Left, Sister District, Progressive Mass and Force Multiplier. There were dozens of workshops where we learned how to be most effective in our electoral, advocacy and grassroots work. Growing out of that partnership a new 2020 collaboration is in the works. "Together for 2020" will provide opportunities for activities and events for all organizations all in one place -- leveraging the strengths of all those organizations in this very crucial year for our democracy. We'll keep you posted when the project launches.
HELP TURN MAINE BLUE
Susan Collins just voted to acquit Donald Trump, stating she hoped he "learned his lesson" about extorting a foreign nation to help skew an election. It's time we redouble our efforts to defeat her in November.
Last fall, our elections team selected the Maine Senate race as a key one to focus on to help flip the Senate. In 2020, we'll be coordinating with our friends at Swing Left Greater Boston who've been working in Maine since last year.
Unseat Susan Collins There are hundreds of volunteers who stand ready to reach out to voters in Maine to oust Susan Collins and ensure Democrats' success in Maine in the 2020 election. Please support the Maine Democratic Party to fund the work of a field organizer to coordinate grassroots efforts in the state, so that volunteers can be used effectively in the final GOTV efforts in November.
The next Music + Activism night at Joe Sent Me will be on Friday March 6 at 6:30pm. Two organizations are co-sponsoring the activities to help flip an important Pennsylvania state house seat on March 17. Through Sister District we will have the opportunity to donate to the Democratic candidate. Through Swing Left we will learn about a canvassing opportunity the following weekend of March 14/15.
Join us to listen to live rhythm and blues music by the Doc West Band and raise money for Sister District's first state house candidate of 2020, Harold Hays in Pennsylvania. Harold is running in the March 17 special election to fly a red seat blue in suburban Bucks County.
Jaime Harrison is taking on Lindsey Graham and MI members are helping in the fight!
Jaime Harrison was in Boston last month for a fundraiser to support his candidacy for Lindsey Graham's Senate seat and MI member Melanie Thompson was in attendance.
For those of you unfamiliar with Harrison, he has a pretty impressive and interesting background. And he is going after Lindsey Graham -- HARD. Last quarter Graham raised $3.9 million, but Jaime went toe to toe with him, raising $3.5 million. Based on the numbers and interest in his campaign, Harrison has a real shot at the seat.
To do it will take some work and Harrison is taking on the challenge. Currently there are 400,000 unregistered black voters in the state. Obama lost to McCain by 100,000 votes. Clearly there is an opportunity and a need to register more black voters and make the electorate more accurately reflect the population. Stacey Abrams' Fair Fight Program is working in South Carolina to combat voter suppression and Cory Booker raised over $100k for Harrison’s campaign.
After the SC Presidential Primary in March, he will need lots of assistance in every way to help him win in 2020! Click here to learn more about his campaign and to donate.
IMPEACHMENT IS OVER. TIME FOR PAYBACK
GOP senators made their choice, opting to help with Trump’s cover-up and refusing to hold him accountable for his numerous crimes. Now, especially for those up for re-election this year, our job is to make sure their constituents never forget this moment and vote them out in November. That’s why we’re launching a peer-to-peer texting campaign, where volunteers from anywhere can reach out to engage voters across nine target states to take action with Indivisibles in their area and mobilize locally to flip their Senate seats.