Welcome to September!
Time to hit the ground running!
Minuteman Indivisible is ready for action, and we're initiating a weekly call-in meeting to identify what events are on tap each week for our members. Whether it's texting, postcarding, rallying, lobbying, phonebanking, or fundraising, we'll have you covered with a menu of options to fill your calendar.
WEEKLY MI ACTION ZOOM CALL
Sundays from 8:00 to 8:30 p.m
Our first call is THIS SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 9.
Instructions for how to join the call
can be found in the email sent last week.
Can't find that message with Zoom instructions?
Write to firstname.lastname@example.org to receive it again.
Read more about our new organizational structure on our website's landing page, under "Important Update."
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.
Check out the MI Calendar on our website
for the full line-up of events and opportunities
in the coming weeks.
Now is the time.....
This week MI has a menu of actions to choose from, including postcarding, voter registration, rallying and learning, fundraising, canvassing, and VOTING.
Read on to learn about opportunities to CONNECT with others and AFFECT our political landscape in the coming months - click the links to RSVP or learn more about each event. See you there!
Today is Primary Day in Massachusetts - VOTE TODAY!
Polls are open until 8 pm - there are many important local and statewide races
that will be decided in this primary election.
Be a Voter!
MI Activism Event: Postcards for Amy McGrath, TODAY, Sep 4, 10-11:30 am @ Ride Studio Cafe
The McGrath campaign is gathering handwritten postcards with a message about Amy to send to voters in Kentucky's 6th District. Bring a small donation of blank postcards or postcard stamps if you can.
Help New Citizens Register to Vote, Wednesday, Sep 5, 10am - 2pm, in Lowell
The Massachusetts Immigrant and Refugee Advocacy Coaltion (MIRA) will be at a naturalization ceremony at the Lowell Memorial Auditorium helping up to 1000 new American citizens register to vote. You can sign up to help them using this link.
Boston RISE for Climate, Jobs, Justice: Rally & People's School, Saturday, September 8, 12-5 pm, East Boston Memorial Park
The afternoon will start with a short kickoff rally that highlights the intersections of our issues, the failings of our political system in MA, and the urgency of this moment for us to come together and take action. The rest of the day will consist of interactive teach-ins, skill-shares, and art-builds that touch on a range of intersectional topics to educate folks, build relationships, and lift up the work of local frontline groups.
Want to help earlier in the week? Consider phonebanking with LexPride on Wednesday evening, Sep 5, 6-9pm at Temple Isaiah. Email LexPrideMA@gmail.com to learn more and RSVP.
Family-Friendly BBQ Bonanza for ME-2, Saturday, September 8, 1-4pm, Arlington
Join the Arlington Resistance and Rebel Ruction for a Swing Left Blue BBQ to learn more about working up in Maine for Jared Golden. Learn how you can get involved in the campaign and/or make a donation of $5 or $500. RSVP here and donate using this link. You can also share this Facebook event.
Fundraiser for Cindy Axne for IA-03, Sunday, Sep 16, 2 -4 pm in Brookline
Our friends at Force Multiplier and Brookline Out of State Together (BOOST) invite us to meet and support Cindy Axne, a fifth-generation Iowan, small business owner, parent and community activist---and now a candidate for Congress in Iowa’s 3rd District.
Elections Team Meeting, next Wednesday, Sep 12, 7:15 - 8:45 pm, Lexington
All MI members and friends are welcome to join the Elections Team in our first Fall meeting. We'll talk strategy, provide updates on our 5 campaigns, and get you involved in weekly actions leading up to November. We'll ask for volunteers to host phonebanking and texting parties for our candidates, so please consider if you can host.
Want to Flip the House in November? Support Candidates with your Dollars!
Democrats need to pick up a net of 23 seats in the US House of Representatives on Nov 6 to win back control of the chamber. A crucial way to support candidates from afar is with a financial donation. The MI Elections Team has identified five US Congressional races across the country that we believe are winnable. You can read about our chosen candidates and find links to make donations on the elections page of the MI website.
Wanting to find other House candidates worthy of your dollars? Check out Elect435, where you can create your own portfolio and set up recurring donations. Congratulations to Michelle Olson and Rina Schneur for bringing this incredible tool to life!
Save the Dates and Participate!
You can always check the MI Public Calendar for upcoming events - here are a few meeting dates to save:
Tuesday, Sep 25, 7:00-9:00 pm: Book Club Meeting
Thursday, Sep 27, 7:15-8:45 pm: Elections Team Meeting