Over 270 people joined the Zoom call last Friday to Win Wisconsin. State Democratic Party Chairperson Ben Wikler discussed the challenges in Wisconsin and the many measures the Party is taking to meet them. There were volunteers from around the country, and Minuteman Indivisible was well represented.
As we noted in the announcement we sent about the Zoom call, Wisconsin is the tipping point state. Trump campaign officials have admitted as much. They know that if they lose Wisconsin, they can’t win the election. So in addition to our commitments to Sara Gideon in Maine, Cal Cunningham in North Carolina and Carolyn Bourdeaux in Georgia, Minuteman Indivisible members will be working hard in Wisconsin as well. Please get involved to Win Wisconsin!
Join special guest Stacey Abrams and meet Carolyn Bourdeaux on Sep 13th at 5pm on a Zoom video conference. Carolyn needs all the help she can get to flip Georgia 7th district. This district is considered one of the top prospects for Democratic pick-up in the country. Carolyn’s Republican opponent is an ER doctor who doesn’t believe in science, has latched himself to Trump’s hip, and is being supported by large anti-regulation, anti-government super PACs. If you are looking for a place to channel your frustration and energy, this race is a great opportunity to make meaningful change.
Stacey and Carolyn will speak and answer your questions about the 2020 campaign, and there will be breakout rooms for invitees to talk further.
You can RSVP for the event and receive the instructions to join the video call here:
Muster Together @ Home Monday, September 14, 7:00 - 8:30 PM
Laura Weisel ofForce Multiplierwill join us at the September 14th Muster Together @ Home to describe ways in which we can support US House and Senate candidates who have a path to victory but need our financial support.
She’ll also tell us about three groups doing Voter Empowerment, Voter Protection, and fighting Voter Suppression. Force Multiplier, founded in 2017 by Boston area volunteers, does the research to find candidates and voting groups where your support will have the most impact. Learn how campaigns are using the funds now to ensure we have a blue wave in November.
We will also talk about what we all are doing to defeat Donald Trump, Mitch McConnell and Republicans at all levels. Come and share, learn about new opportunities, and talk about what you need to make your efforts successful.
Also, please take the survey below to let us know what your preferences are.
Are you getting the activism support you need from Minuteman Indivisible?
Are the Minuteman Muster and Muster Together @ Home helping you in your activist goals?
We want to be sure we’re providing the information, support and tools you need to help make the blue wave a reality!
Please complete our member survey today so we can best support you in the next two months we have to save democracy!
Dialing for Democracy: Phone Bank to Oust Susan Collins
Please join us from home to phone bank for Maine! It’s all very easy - no persuasion required. We will be identifying support for candidates, recruiting volunteers and cleaning up the voter list. These calls help the Maine Dems/Gideon campaign create the most efficient list for future persuasive and Get Out the Vote phone banking.
We are sending letters to Wayne County in North Carolina, in partnership with DOING, Inc., encouraging early voting, starting Oct. 15.
North Carolina is a triple-play state - Biden for President, Cal Cunningham for Senate and reelecting Gov. Roy Cooper who won 2016 by 10,000 votes. State Senate candidate Donna Lake is also running. Volunteers will pick up their packets of 30 letters Somerville, MA and leave a donation of $30 to cover material costs. RSVP for pickup location.
Social distancing will be practiced. All materials will be provided. You just hand write one or two short sentences, address the envelope, and return completed letters to Somerville. Letters will be sent in a batch to Wayne County for local mailing.
Please respond by September 6 with the number of letters you will commit to writing. Please emailPat Douganif you have questions.
Train to be a Super Texter
The Minuteman Indivisible texting team will be resuming its successful training program in activist texting starting Thursday. Sept. 3.
The team trained over 50 texters in the lead up to Together for 2020’s tremendous Text-a-Thon on Aug. 22 and many joined in to send 815,000 texts to voters in North Carolina. In fact, fifteen Minuteman Indivisible members joined as a team--Democracy Protesters--to send over 25,000 texts.
You can learn activist texting using a computer-to-phone program that protects your privacy and uses pre-scripted messages.
Join a virtual training on Resistance Labs, which uses the Spoke texting platform, offers a wide variety of progressive campaigns and is one of the easiest systems for getting started. The Team will provide you with a live texting demonstration and get you trained, signed up and doing your own texting during the hour session.
Once you learn texting with this system, you can more readily also text with other organizations and campaigns according to your interests.
Sessions will be offered on Tuesdays and Thursdays starting September 3. See this flyer for more information and links to sign up.
It’s Official! Ranked Choice Voting has made it to the Massachusetts November state ballot as Question 2. Thanks go out to all the Minuteman Indivisible members who helped by collecting signatures or signing the petition.
A new committee has been formed that will replace Voter Choice 2020 called Yes on 2 More Voice. The web site can be found here.
For more information, contact Minuteman Indivisible ChampionBob Avalloneby email or on Slack.
Is Lindsay Graham Actually in Trouble in South Carolina?
Jaime Harrison, the first African American chair of the South Carolina Democratic Party and now associate chair of the Democratic National Committee, has shattered fundraising records and forced Graham to play defense, running attack ads that cast Harrison as too liberal for his state. Harrison’s campaign raised nearly $29 million by the end of June, compared with Graham’s $30.9 million. Two recent polls, by Morning Consult and Quinnipiac University, showed the two men were virtually tied. Several political forecasters, including the Cook Political Report, Sabato’s Crystal Ball and POLITICO’s Steve Shepard, rate the contest as “likely” Republican, but RealClearPolitics now calls it a toss-up.Read On...
With the race virtually tied, Jaimie Harrison can beat Lindsay Graham. His campaign needs donations and volunteers - texting, phone banking, postcards, letter writing, more.
Join Jaime! Help Jaime Harrison WIN! Click link below!
We all know how critical the 2020 election is. Each week Together for 2020 will be highlighting specific key actions. With all the groups in Massachusetts working together, we can have a huge impact. We hope to have your help to get the message out to your members.
Together for 2020 (T2020) is a volunteer deployment project led by a community of activists from Indivisible MA, Swing Left Greater Boston, Progressive Mass, Take Back our Democracy Western Mass, Force Multiplier, Left of Center, Act on Mass and numerous other progressive organizations.