What you need to know to rise up, resist, and be the change.
Minuteman Muster October 29, 2018
Another week begins with heartbreak in the face of tragic violence and senseless deaths. We've been here before, and we despair that we'll be here again. The difference this time? We are LESS THAN TEN DAYS AWAY from an election day that can bring real change to Washington.
We need to get out the vote like our lives depend on it.
Talking with voters in these final days is THE MOST IMPORTANT thing for us to do.
This edition of the Muster is filled with opportunities to connect with voters through phonebanking, canvassing, texting, and mailing the final batches of postcards.
This is it. Dive in!
Check out the MI Calendar on our website
for the full line-up of events and opportunities
in the coming days.
Watch the Election Results with Friends
Minuteman Indivisible and Elect435 invite you to gather at 8:00 pm
on November 6 at a Lexington home to celebrate all our efforts
to spread the Blue Wave across the country.
Many of you should have received an Evite via email;
please RSVP via the Evite.
If you did not receive the Evite and would like to attend,
please email email@example.com.
We hope you can join us!
Your Morning Coffee Action This Week...
Campaigns could still really use your cash.
Can you make another donation this week?
Minuteman Indivisible's Elections Team has been supporting five candidates for many months, and several of these races are polling super-close. Consider sending a donation through our Act Blue pages:
MI Activism Event: Postcard for Lauren Underwood and Beto O'Rourke TODAY, Oct 29, 1:00-2:30 am, Lexington
Join Marci at Ride Studio Cafe to finish off the last of the Lauren Underwood postcards, and then stick around to write for Beto O'Rourke, running for Senate in Texas. Bring postcards, postcard stamps, or a cash donation with you, if you can. Email firstname.lastname@example.org to RSVP.
MI Activism Event: Text for Stacey Abrams for GA Governor, TUESDAY, Oct 30, 6:30-8:30 pm, Arlington
Join Melanie at Artlounge in Arlington Heights to continue Hustling for Stacey. Email email@example.com to RSVP and to get your personal code for Hustle. Bring your laptop, charging cord, and phone.
Join LexPride to continue spreading the word about the importance of voting YES on Question 3. In addition to their Tuesday events this week, consider helping during the final weekend:
GOTV: Phonebank, canvass, hold signs, hand out flyers and donate food to support volunteers who will be working from dawn until dusk. Sign-Ups are greatly appreciated but no one will be turned away! Click here to sign up.
VOTE EARLY and remember to FLIP the BALLOT – Referendum Questions 2 & 3 are on the BACK
Screening of Dark Money and Discussion of Question 2, Tuesday, Oct 30, Concord
The movie Dark Money examines the threat to American democracy from the influence of untraceable corporate money on our elections and elected officials. Jeff Clements, President of American Promise, and a major force behind Massachusetts Ballot Question #2 which would help address these dark money issues, will introduce the film and lead a discussion about the ballot question. Click here for more details.
How Do You Get Voting Facts You Can Trust? Vote Smart Presentation, Thursday, Nov 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.
MI Activism Event: Flip the House with Minuteman Indivisible, Thursday, Nov 1, 6:30-8:30 pm, Lexington
Join us at our weekly Thursday evening activism at First Parish in Lexington. This week, we be phonebanking for Lauren Underwood and Amy McGrath, Hustling for Stacey Abrams, and checking Red2Blue's Slack for other texting opportunities. Please bring your laptop, charging cord, phone, and earbuds. Please RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org - if you plan to text/call for Stacey Abrams, we need to register your name and email with the campaign.
Jay Kaufman's Leadership Series, Session 1: "Adopting a Shared Language," Thursday, Nov 1, 7:00-8:30 pm, Lexington
Rep. Jay Kaufman is hosting a series of three public sector leadership forums. The first of these forums, "Adopting a Shared Language," looks at what leadership is and isn't, how leadership and authority intersect, the distinction between "technical" and "adaptive" challenges, and why we spend most of our time and energy on the former at the expense of the latter, deeper problems facing us. The forum will be held in the Dining Room of the Lexington Community Center; the 2nd and 3rd installments of the series will be held on Nov. 15th and 29th.
Forum on Question 1, Friday, November 2, 9:30-11:30 am, Lexington
The League of Women Voters of Lexington presents a forum on Ballot Question #1, which would limit how many patients could be assigned to each registered nurse in Massachusetts hospitals and certain other health care facilities. The forum will take place in the large meeting room at Cary Memorial Library; coffee will be available at 9:15 AM, and the forum is free and open to the public.
Donna Kelly-Williams, RN, President of the Massachusetts Nurses Association, will speak for a YES vote and Anu Puri, Senior Director of Health Care Finance and Research at the Massachusetts Health and Hospital Association, will speak for a NO vote. Each side will have 20 minutes to explain their position, followed by questions from the audience.
The Final Weekend
Join us for final weekend texting and phonebanking!
Saturday, November 3, 10:00 am - 4:00 pm, First Parish in Lexington
Drop in for an hour or two to GOTV with your MI friends. Bring your laptop, phone, charging cord, and earbuds.