What you need to know to rise up, resist, and be the change.
Minuteman Muster September 24, 2018
Every week there are more opportunities to put your mark on the mid-term elections. Our MI Calendar is filling up with our events, as well as worthy events sponsored by our allies all over the Greater Boston area.
Read on to learn about opportunities to CONNECT with others and AFFECT our political landscape in the coming months - click the links to RSVP to each action or event.
YOU ARE NEEDED. Join us!
Check out the MI Calendar on our website
for the full line-up of events and opportunities
in the coming weeks.
Are You Outraged by Kavanaugh?
Here's your Morning Coffee Action this week...
The Boston Red Cloaks is a local group of women that stages actions in public places to draw attention to voter registration, civic engagement, and women's equality. They promote positive messages about women and women's rights. They create memes and put them out into the world via their Facebook page and their Twitter account. You can help lift their social profile by following them, liking their posts, and re-tweeting/sharing their memes. It's a simple way to make some waves, and it gives you an excuse to spend a few more minutes on social media!
Have you figured out how to add activism
to your weekly schedule?
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.
MI Elections Team says, "It's AMY McGRATH WEEK!"
The Elections Team is thrilled to name the week of Sep 24 "Amy McGrath Week." (You can see how happy Amy made our Elections Team leads when they met in person!)
It's the perfect time to send Amy's campaign a little love by:
following/liking/sharing Amy's messages on social media
attending our Flip the House Action on Thursday (see below...)
We'll be highlighting each of our campaigns in this way in the weeks leading up to November; we hope you can boost your support with us!
Meet Anton Andrew, PA State Legislature Candidate, Tuesday, Sep 25, 2:00 pm, Lexington
Sister District Project MA and RI invites you to meet a rising star in the Democratic Party: Anton Andrew, candidate for the Pennsylvania State House. Anton is running to unseat a well-funded, ten-term Republican. He has over two decades of experience fighting for poor and working families. Your donation is important and incredibly helpful!
Three receptions are scheduled for September 25: 2:00 pm in Lexington, 5:30 pm in Cambridge, and 7:00 pm in Belmont.
For details, RSVP here or text to donate: SDPMARI to 555-888
MI Book Club, Tuesday, Sep 25, 7:15 - 8:45 pm, Lexington
Help us decide which books to discuss this fall. You can share a short summary of books you've read recently or just come to hear which books we've enjoyed and which ones may not be worth your time. New members are always welcome! You can recommend books to read or let us know you'll be joining us using this link.
Colin is a North Dallas native, a civil rights attorney, and a standout athlete who played linebacker for the Tennessee Titans. Since earning his law degree, he has worked on voting rights with Wendy Davis's campaign for Texas Governor, and as a voting rights litigator. Most recently, he served in the Department of Housing and Urban Development.
His opponent Pete Sessions is the Chair of the House Rules Committee and one of the most conservative House Republicans, voting with Trump 98% of the time. Cook Political Report rates this race a toss-up.He has been endorsed by DCCC Red to Blue.
MI Activism Event: Help Restore Voting Eligibility to 1.4 Million Floridians with Felony Convictions
Our friends at Lift Every Vote are seeking our help in a postcarding campaign. The Florida Rights Restoration Coalition gathered over one million signatures to get voting restoration on the ballot this year. The Supervisors of Election rejected the signatures of 32,000 voters who signed the petition, some for signature mis-match, others for other technicalities.
We’re writing these folks, reminding them about the petition, telling them it’s on the ballot, and asking them to vote early so that if their ballot needs verification, they’ll have time to do it. This is CRITICAL as the Miami Herald reported that voters who vote by mail have a 10x more likely chance of having their ballots rejected.
MI Activism Event: Flip the House Action, Thursday, Sep 27, 6:30 - 8:30 pm, Lexington
The Elections Team is hosting weekly actions on Thursday evenings to work for our candidates. This week, "Amy McGrath Week," we'll be phonebanking for Amy. Bring your laptop, phone, and charging cords. Folks will be on hand to help you set up an OpenVPB account and get you started. Then, after making calls, you'll have a chance to get a tutorial on texting from our MI friends who are part of the MoveOn Text Team.
MI Activism Event: Postcard for James Thompson, KS-04, Friday, Sep 28, 4:00 - 6:00 pm, Wayland
James Thompson is running a proud, progressive campaign in the heart of Kansas, and he's making waves! Join other MI folks in Wayland for an afternoon of postcarding for Thompson. RSVP to Jean to get the address.
Join our friends at LexPride for an evening of campaign updates, volunteer recognition, and signups for more volunteering. Speakers will include Cindy Friedman, Jay Kaufman, and Michelle Ciccolo. It'll be a family-friendly event, with activities for children, too!