Write postcards mobilizing West Virginia activists to contact Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV), to ensure that the critical voting rights bill (H.R.1/S.1 - For the People Act) will pass in the Senate. Voting rights are under attack in 47 states, and voter suppression bills have already passed in Iowa, Georgia and Montana to restrict voting access of minorities and young people. A voter suppression bill is moving through the West Virginia legislature as we launch this campaign! H.R.1 will preempt most of these bills.
Help us generate a Blue Wave of calls to Manchin's office to save our democracy. Postcards will be easy to fill out: they only require a short, handwritten message and placement of an address label and stamp on the card.
The first of a three-part series ofinteractive forums, hosted by the Arlington Democratic Town Committee, will be held virtually starting on Thursday, May 6th, from 7 to 8:30 pm. Featured contributors will include former Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick, Co-Chair of American Bridge 21st Century, Tony Mack of Movement Voter Project, and author Steve Almond.
The series will explore both the obstacles and the opportunities that confront our democracy and the Democratic Party on the national, state, and local levels. The May 6th forum will be national in focus, entitled “Strengthening the Democratic Party — and Democracy — for the 2022 Midterms.” The second forum, with a focus on the 2022 Massachusetts gubernatorial election, will be on June 3rd, and the final forum in mid-June will focus on local-level activism. For more information and to register for the free forums, please visitthis website.
Join the Mass Dems Organizing Hub every Satuday at 3 PM where people can come (weekly) and connect with other activists.
We will open a virtual space weekly where activists can:
1. Bring your own project - block off time to help in the company of other people. Reminder calls, fundraising, write your newsletter.
2. Come to volunteer for Democratic candidates and causes. We will have projects available.
3. Connect with others. Request a breakout room and invite others to join.
4. Join a popup training. Most weeks we have a 30 minute session beginning at about 3:05pm.
We are encouraging people to make a commitment of supporting Democratic causes on a regular basis now, whether it is a weekly, bi-weekly or monthly commitment. Many people volunteered in some way or other during the presidential cycle. It is important for activists to continue to stay engaged now and in the future.
Earlier this year, researchers at Brown University's Climate and Development Lab releasedthis reportexamining who exerts influence on MA climate policy. The report found that although public testimony largely supports climate action, the bills that make it out of committee are usually the ones favored by industry, who outspend clean energy advocates by a significant margin. On Monday May 3, 350 Mass and other groups are sponsoring a webinar with the report's authors. Get more details and sign upHERE.
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