What you need to know to rise up, resist, and be the change.
Minuteman Muster October 15, 2018
Three weeks to go.
This is THE moment to contribute.
What else is more important before November 6?
Whether you send money, write a few postcards, phonebank or text voters, or knock on doors, this is THE moment to be involved.
Read on for all the opportunities this week and beyond. Click the links to learn more and to RSVP.
We've been busy!
Check out our Successes page
for pictures and write-ups from our recent actions.
Bask in the glory of a job well done,
then get back to work!
Check out the MI Calendar on our website
for the full line-up of events and opportunities
in the coming weeks.
The MI Elections Team says,
"It's Lauren Underwood Week!"
The Cook Political Report just changed their rating in IL-14 from "Lean R" to "Toss Up." Let's flip the district and give Lauren a victory in Nov. 6th!
Wait, didn't we write hundreds of postcards for Lauren last week? Well, yes! But this week, there's more!
We encourage you to send the Underwood campaign some dollars by donating here, and join us on Thursday, October 18, from 6:30-8:30 pm at First Parish in Lexington for our weekly "Flip the House with Minuteman Indivisible," an MI Activism Event. We'll be phonebanking, texting, and postcarding for Lauren. Be sure to bring your laptop/tablet, charging cord, phone, and earbuds. Donations of postcard stamps are also appreciated.
Want to get a headstart on learning the texting platform, so you're ready to go on Thursday? Follow these steps:
Your Morning Coffee Action This Week...
The YesOn3 campaign needs your financial support!
More than 90% of YesOn3 funding comes from inside Massachusetts, while the opposition's funding comes largely from out of state political organizations, some of which are designated as hate groups by the Southern Poverty Law Center. Please consider donating today. 100% of all donations go straight to Freedom MA/YesOn3 and are attributed to individual donors as campaign contributions.
MI Activism Event: Postcard for Florida's Second Chances campaign, TODAY, Oct 15, 1:00-2:30 pm, Lexington
Join Marci at Ride Studio Cafe to continue writing to voters in Florida who have pledged to vote Yes on Amendment 4, to return the eligibility to vote to Floridians who have done their time and paid their debt. Bring postcard stamps with you, if you can. Email firstname.lastname@example.org to RSVP.
MI Book Club, Tuesday, Oct 16, 7:15 pm, Lexington
Looking for something upbeat to offset the news or help keep your spirits up as you build the blue wave? Join us TOMORROW NIGHT (October 16) at 7:15pm at the Lexington Community Center to discuss Our Towns, this month’s MI Book Club selection. The authors visited small cities and towns across the country to learn what’s really happening in places that big media outlets usually ignore and found inspiring examples of people working together to build more just and livable communities. RSVP here, if you haven't already.
Wednesday, Oct 17, is the LAST DAY to register to vote in Massachusetts before the Mid-Term Elections!
MI Activism Event: Postcarding for Lauren Underwood (IL-14), Friday, Oct 19, 4:00-6:00 pm, Wayland
Our Metrowest members are getting together again at Jean's home for some more postcarding, this time for Lauren Underwood. Email email@example.com to RSVP. Bring postcard stamps!
Cheer on Elizabeth Warren at the WBZ-TV Debate, Friday, Oct 19, 5:00 pm, Allston
Elizabeth will face off against her opponent, Geoff Diehl, in a live debate hosted by WBZ. This is the first opportunity for Elizabeth and Geoff to debate the issues Massachusetts residents care about the most. We know Trump-loving Geoff will use every right-wing smear tactic in the book against her, and we want to show her we have her back.
WHERE: WBZ Headquarters (parking lot)
1170 Soldiers Field Road
Allston, MA 02134
Dance for Change and GOTV, Saturday, Oct 20, 7:30 - 11:30 pm, Arlington
Dance for change and to get out the vote for Jared Golden in ME-02 with classic rock dance band, Stanley and Undercovers! The dance party, at the Knights of Columbus in heart of Arlington Center, will have a cash bar, plenty of parking, and it is accessible by public transit.
National Indivisible has phonebanking for IndivisiCandidates across the country. Click here to sign up for shifts and to complete a phonebank training webinar.
Fundraiser for Maura Healey, Wednesday, Oct 24, 6:30 - 8:30 pm, Concord
Please join Senator Michael Barrett and Senator Jamie Eldridge at a fundraiser for Attorney General Maura Healey. Maura’s work is too important to the values we believe in, and it is critical she have the funding to combat the attacks launched at her by the NRA, Trump and her Republican challenger Jim McMahon. We need to re-elect Maura to fight the current administration and lead the other state Attorneys General and to protect us here at home in MA. Click here to donate via secure contribution.
Have you seen this new video about Maura from InStyle's BadAss Women Series? Take a look!
Jay Kaufman's Open House: "A Look at the 2018 Ballot Questions," Thursday, October 25, 7:00 - 8:00 pm, Lexington
Although there are 3 questions on the ballot, the main focus of the evening will be Question 1, the proposal to establish Patient-to-Nurse Limits Two different associations of nurses are on opposite sides of the question and representatives of both sides will be present to make their case.
A representative of LexPride and the “Yes on 3” campaign will join Representative Kaufman to explain the milestone law that advances protections for transgender individuals and to argue against its repeal.
How Do You Get Voting Facts You Can Trust? Vote Smart Presentation, Thursday, November 1, 12:00 - 1:30 pm, Lexington
Richard Kimball, Vote Smart President, will be demonstrating Vote Smart's new tools defending each citizen's right to the truth. The presentations, at the Lexington Community Center, will be in four parts about 10 to 15 minutes each.
If the daytime presentation is not convenient, you might consider attending the presentation on November 2, 7:15 pm at First Parish in Bedford.
Canvass in ME-02 over the Last Weekend before the Midterms, Nov 3 & 4
Swing Left Greater Boston is making it super-easy for you to travel to Maine on the last weekend. Why not take a road trip with other activists in the final days before the election? Book your seats now!
What: Get on the Swing Left Bus to talk to voters in a key Maine Swing District! When: Saturday, Nov 3 and NEW ROUTE! Sunday, Nov 4 Where: From Boston to Lewiston (ME-02) Cost: Just $10! Why: Talking to voters in person is the best way to get them to show up at the polls!
Looking for the perfect t-shirt or tote bag for your activism? National Indivisible has you covered!
Check out the stylish t-shirts, totes, buttons, and stickers that will pull your outfit together as you pound the pavement on the final weekend before November 6. Click here to order yours now, and feel good that the proceeds are going to fund Indivisible's work across the country!
But wait, there's more!
There's not enough room in this Muster for everything on our calendar - make sure you visit our MI Calendar to find out about even more ways to join us and make a difference!