What you need to know to rise up, resist, and be the change.
Minuteman Muster October 8, 2018
Rage. Despair. Disbelief. Horror. We're feeling it, too. As you deal with and manage the feelings triggered by the Senate's confirmation of Kavanaugh, we urge you to stay motivated with us to make a DIFFERENCE on November 6.
There are so many options for action this week. Read on, and choose how you will BE THE CHANGE in these last 30 days before the midterm elections. In the words of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., "We must accept finite disappointment but never lose infinite hope."
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 Dan McCready Week!"
Dan McCready is running a very comptetive campaign in North Carolina's 9th District. Let's give him a boost this week by donating to his campaign and phonebanking for him when you can.
Want to phonebank with others? Join us on Thursday, Oct 11, 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 also be texting and postcarding for other candidates that night, including Beto O'Rourke. RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org if you plan to join us.
Are you ready to host an action? Have a candidate or cause that you are working for, and want to invite others to join you?
We're here to help!
WEEKLY MI ACTION ZOOM CALL
Sundays from 8:00 to 8:30 p.m
Instructions for how to join the call
can be found in the description of the weekly event
on our MI Calendar.
Join us every Sunday evening to propose an action for the week or to connect to a "Champion" who will host and facilitate an action event. All actions will be publicized in the Muster every week, as well as on our website calendar.
Your Morning Coffee Action This Week...
Studies show that voter contact in the last few days before an election can have a real impact. Sign up with Swing Left to volunteer on November 3 and 4. Don't let this opportunity go!
First MA Gubernatorial Debate, Tuesday, Oct 9, 8:00 - 9:00 pm
Watch Jay Gonzalez and Charlie Baker debate each other, moderated by WBZ-TV Political Anaylst Jon Keller. Tune in to My38 (WSBK-TV)or livestream it at CBSboston.com.
Wanna get local with your activism? Get involved in the Mass Dems' Coordinated Campaign!
Phonebank and canvass for Jay, Quentin, Elizabeth, and Maura right here in Massachusetts. The Lexington Democratic Town Committee is set up at the Munroe Center for the Arts every Wednesday and Thursday evening for phonebanking. You can also canvass in Lexington with the coordinated campaign on Saturday mornings. Contact Eileen Zalisk to learn more and RSVP.
MI Activism Event: Text Voters with MoveOn, Wednesdays, 6:30-8:30 pm, Lexington
A few of our MI members have become "true believers" of texting to get out the vote. Join them on Wednesday evenings at the Munroe Center for the Arts to learn how. Bring your laptop and a charger.
MI Activism Event: Postcarding for Lauren Underwood (IL-14) with the Weekday Warriors, Wednesday, Oct 10, 9:30 - 11:00 am, Lexington
Join the Weekday Warriors, a group of daytime volunteers, at the Lexington Community Center (39 Marrett Road) to write postcards for Lauren, one of MI's candidates to flip the House.
Fundraiser for Brendan Kelly for IL-12, Thursday, Oct 11, 7:00 - 9:00 pm, Newton
Join our friends from Force Multiplier for a cocktail reception with Brendan Kelly, a moderate Democrat running in a hotly contested race for a House seat. This is the last chance to meet a member of the Force Multiplier 15-candidate slate before the election. RSVP and donate here.
Canvas with Katherine Clark for Jared Golden in ME-02, Saturday, Oct 13
WHO: Congresswoman Katherine Clark and fellow Massachusetts volunteers
WHAT: Help turn Maine's 2nd Congressional District blue by knocking doors for Democratic nominee Jared Golden
WHEN: Saturday, October 13th at 10:00am
WHERE: Lewiston Field Office, 124 Lisbon Street, Lewiston, ME 04240
Boston Red Cloaks Action, Sunday, Oct 14, 3:00 - 5:00 pm, Boston Common
The Boston Red Cloaks are planning an action on the Boston Common, in the Public Garden, and on the Freedom Trail this coming Sunday afternoon. You are invited to join them, either cloaked or as allies. Contact them through their Facebook page to learn more, and follow them on Twitter: @BostonRedCloaks.
MI Activism Event: Postcarding to Voters in Florida to Restore Voter Eligibility, Monday, Oct 15, 1:00 - 2:30 pm, Lexington
We're hosting another postcarding party to support the Lift Every Vote campaign to get folks who support voting resotration to vote early in Florida. Come to the Ride Studio Cafe in Lexington Center to write to voters identified by the Florida Rights Restoration Coalition. RSVP to email@example.com.
MI Book Club, Tuesday, Oct 16, 7:15 - 8:45 pm, Lexington
Looking for something upbeat to offset the news or help keep your spirits up as you build the blue wave? Join us on 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.
Don’t have time to read the book? No problem! The Book Club webpage has links to short articles and videos that provide a quick overview of the book and the communities the authors visited. You can use this link to RSVP, suggest other books we might discuss, or let us know you hope to join us at future meetings.
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!