Canvass with the MA Coordinated Campaign, TODAY, Nov 5, 10:00 am, 1:00 pm, or 4:00 pm, Lexington
Head down to the Lexington Depot, where Eileen Zalisk and other Lexington Town Dems can get you outfitted to knock doors for Massachusetts Democrats! Phonebanking will also be available after each shift. Contact Eileen if you have questions.
MI Activism Event: "Flip the House" with Minuteman Indivisible, TODAY, Nov 5, 1:00 - 4:00 pm, Lexington
MI Elections is sharing space at the Lexington Depot today with Lexington Town Dems and the MA Coordinated Campaign. Bring your laptop, phone, and charging cords; join us to text and phone for candidates who will bring the Blue Wave home! Questions? Email firstname.lastname@example.org
YesOn3 Needs You, TODAY and Tomorrow, Nov 5 & 6, Lexington
Join LexPride to continue spreading the word about the importance of voting YES on Question 3. The opposition has gotten louder over these last few days, so your support is needed more than ever right now!
GOTV: Phonebank, canvass, hold signs, hand out flyers and donate food to support volunteers who are working from dawn until dusk. Sign-Ups are greatly appreciated but no one will be turned away! Click here to sign up.
If you're looking for an action that isn't directly GOTV-related...
TAKE ACTION TO SUPPORT IMMIGRANTS
Two proposed federal regulations currently in the public comment period would have serious negative implications for current and future immigrants to the US. Numbers matter; each comment received will make a difference, as the Administration is required to read and respond to each separate (not identical) comment.
The first regulation - deadline for comment is November 6!- would allow for indefinite detention of children and remove safeguards to ensure children’s safety. The American Immigration Lawyers Association has a helpful page through which you can submit comments.
The second regulation - deadline for comment December 10!- would change the rules for who would be eligible for becoming a legal permanent resident (getting a green card); those who use or are likely to use food stamps, housing assistance, and/or subsidized health care would face new barriers (currently only use of cash assistance counts against people in this way). This will have both an effect on who gets to immigrate (richer people only) and will deter people from using benefits for which they’re eligible. The national coalition to fight this rule is called Protecting Immigrant Families; you can use their convenient form to submit your unique comment.
For both of these regulations, feel very free to write as much or as little as you like. Remember that the administration has to respond to each point raised when they publish the final regulation.
Need More Books in Your Life, Post-Election?
Cary Library is starting a Social Justice Book Group, meeting for the first time on Wednesday, November 7 at 7:00 pm in the Large Meeting Room at the Library.
The authors of How Democracies Die will be discussing and signing copies of their book on Sunday, November 11 at 4:00 pm at First Parish in Concord.