And fundraising!! Minuteman Indivisible members contributed over $70,000 to campaigns across the country. What a force we are when we direct our resources together!
Election Day was barely over before we started mobilizing again, this time to rally in response to Trump's firing of the Attorney General. #NoOneIsAboveTheLaw.
And some of you hopped right back on the phone to call and text Georgia voters who submitted provisional ballots, racing against the clock to help voters take the necessary steps to have their ballots "cured" before last Friday's deadline.
There is still so much to do, and we are so glad that you're here to keep on keeping on with us!
We're planning a party in late January 2019 to kickoff our work in the new year - stay tuned for details.
Meanwhile, read on for how you can continue to make a difference...
It ain't over...
There are still races in play, with ballots to be counted (and recounted), and even runoffs to take place in coming weeks. Stay alert, stay engaged, and find a way to contribute! We'll continue to update the MI website and calendar with events and opportunities.
This Mississippi Senate Race is going to
a Run-off on November 27!
No candidate received 50% of the vote in this Senate race, so there will be a run-off election on Tuesday, November 27. Mike Espy has a real chance to win this seat!
There are MANY ways you can help:
Send postcards! Text RUNOFF to (484)275-2229 to get hooked up with Postcards to Voters' campaign for Espy.
Want to get together with others working for Espy?
Join Concord Progressive Activist Afternoons
this Sunday, Nov 18, 12:00 - 2:00 pm
at First Parish in Concord.
Email Kate Kavanagh if you have questions regarding the Concord event.
How to make sense of what happened?
Where to go from here?
It will take time, analysis, discussion, and discernment to understand what occurred on Election Day 2018 and what our next steps should be. Here are a few ways to engage with others this week on the issues that matter moving forward:
Indivisible National Community Call, Tuesday Nov 13, 8:00 p.m. Join the Indivisible team for a National Call to debrief the Election and talk about what's next. First hear from Indivisible's Political Director, Mari Urbina, who will share top take-aways from the Election. Then dive in to the plan for the first 100 days (and beyond) of the new congress with Indivisible's Policy Director, Angel Padilla, and the organizing team. Details on how to register for the call may be found here.
The Next Two Years and Beyond: A Movement-Building Conference, Saturday, Nov 17, 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m., at Simmons University Take stock of the political landscape after the midterm election, chart the path towards a unified progressive movement over the coming years, and educate and motivate our supporters towards more effective and more unified efforts. Learn more here, and register here.
Indivisible MA Statewide Call, Monday Nov 19, 7:30 p.m. Join other MA members of Indivisible to digest the lessons of this election and plan for the future. Click here to sign up for the call.
And save the date of Tuesday, December 11 for the next MI Book Club meeting, when the group will discuss Bob Woodward's Fear: Trump in the White House.
Good news for Civics Education in MA
Last week, the Governor signed a Civics Education bill that MI members had lobbied for earlier this year. Two of our local legislators, Senator Cindy Friedman and Rep. Jay Kaufman played important roles in getting this bill passed and we appreciate their efforts.
The new law adds a requirement for Massachusetts public high schools and school districts serving eighth-grade students to provide at least one student-led, non-partisan civics project for each student, creates a Civics Project Trust Fund, and mandates a new program to raise awareness for eligible students to register or pre-register to vote.