Wednesday, June 13, 2018

Wednesday 6/13 Call to Action

Let’s be honest, the news is bad and it’s easy to get discouraged. Turn your despair into action and help make good change in November. Today, make a commitment to help a campaign. Are you already on board with a gubernatorial or U.S. Congressional candidate? Make sure you help out a down ballot candidate as well. There are plenty of great people running to make things better.
Check out Third Thursday’s Mobilizing for Midterms on June 21st
The party Conventions have kicked off the election season. This is what we’ve all been waiting for -- to vote the right people into power!! Come engage with the biggest citizen activist groups in the Metro Area and hear how they working to get Progressive candidates elected at federal and especially the state level. There will be a Q&A with representatives from St Croix Valley Women’s Alliance, Indivisible North Metro, CD2 Action, and Indivisible MN03.
Turnout in the TC metro is definitely important, especially the state-wide races, but the flippable suburban districts are arguably where this November will be won or lost. If you are in a solid blue district, come find out how you can help drive the vote in the purple and red districts!
There are a myriad of ways to help local candidates. Phone banking and door knocking are the obvious ones. But if the thought of talking to strangers shivers your timbers, there are other options as well. Consider donating money, food, supplies, or your expertise to a campaign. Write post cards to voters. March in parades. Be part of a crew that holds signs on highway overpasses. In the next few weeks, I will present opportunities to do all of these things. Be sure to sign up and be part of the blue wave that coming in November.
This handy article lists all the Minnesota candidates running for a House seat in November. Adopt one (or two, or more) and commit yourself to creating a wave of successful campaigns. Check it out:…/who-s-running-minnesota-house-20…
Introducing FLIP Minnesota, a Facebook group dedicated to winning elections! It's part of a 50-state project that came out of the success of FLIP ALABAMA in helping to get Doug Jones elected by squeezing every possible vote out of the state. We can join here, get some new ideas and meet new folks. Together we can turn our beautiful state the Bluest it’s ever been, so let’s start getting our country back, state by state! We can check the group out, then, if we like it, join here:
Do you live in the 2nd congressional district? Do you live in a blue part of Minnesota and you want to help others? Check out CD2Action’s calendar for upcoming activities. CD2Action, @CD2action
Would you like to help get out the vote? Check out League of Women Voters MN and their calendar of activities here:
Young people—18-29-year-olds—have a notoriously low voter turnout rate, especially in mid-term elections. Cap, Gown, Vote! a toolkit to empower young people themselves to remedy that. Let’s check it out and spread the word.
Sites to Check:
If Trump fires Mueller or Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, please be ready to take to the streets in protest.…/mueller-firing-rapid-respo…/search/
Smith (202) 224-5641
House of Representative switchboard: (202) 224-3121
MN Legislators:
Governor Dayton-
Remember this? If we all work together we can get back to this again someday.
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