Today, Monday, August 13 is the final day you can vote early in person for the primaries. On Tuesday, August 14th you can vote at the polls. If you haven’t already, make plans to vote. Check out the Secretary of State website for more information https://www.sos.state.mn.us/elections-voting/
Even if you don't feel strongly about the primary results, voting can show Democrats are engaged.
Polling place locator:
Primary at a glance: https://politicalcharge.org/2018/07/23/minnesota-8-14-primary-at-a-glance/
Unless you live in a small town with fewer than 500 registered voters, your polling place is open 7am-8pm.
1. The House is on recess from Washington DC with District Work Weeks thru Tuesday, Sept. 4.
2. From Rogan's list on election security: "Election security has become a national topic, although Congress and the White House do not seem to be in any rush to address this need. An 11-year-old at this year’s annual hacking convention, DEFCON 26 was able to hack into a replica of the Florida state election website and change voting results found there in under 10 minutes. https://www.pbs.org/newshour/nation/an-11-year-old-changed-election-results-on-a-replica-florida-state-website-in-under-10-minutes In case they’ve not yet heard this, let’s share it with our MoCs and tell them this is why this issue is important and needs to be addressed before the midterm elections. Here is a rundown on some relevant bills: https://www.suitupmaine.org/prevent-russian-cyberattacks/ "
3. Commit to helping increase voter turnout! Multiple studies have shown that personal contact with voters is the key to encouraging them to participate. NOW is the time to volunteer with a campaign to canvass. Push yourself out of your comfort zone these next three months. Share your enthusiasm for the DFL with others in Minnesota communities. You can rest easy at night knowing that you are doing your best to take back this country.
Check out these calendars for upcoming events near you.
Study after study shows that the most effective way to get people to vote is by having conversations with them in the four days before Election Day (Saturday, November 3rd–Tuesday, November 6th). Volunteer here to be part of the last big push. https://thelastweekend.org/?source=MN02
Join your neighbors to stand up against Trump and his terrible administration. #StandOnEveryCorner encourages all of us to get out in our communities and speak out about what’s happening in the U.S. right now. It’s simple and easy. Grab a sign and find a participating corner near you. Better yet, create your own corner and encourage others to join you. Learn more from this article here: http://www.southwestjournal.com/voices/my-minneapolis/2018/07/honk-if-you-stand-with-standoneverycorner/
Or here: http://www.startribune.com/new-hyperlocal-political-force-emerges-in-minnesota-and-across-u-s/488808521/
This tweet lists some of the participating spots. There are many in the Twin Cities. https://twitter.com/BenyonMelissa/status/1023331029719773184
If we’re comfortable with technology and would like to help get Democrats elected by reaching out to voters via texting, let’s check out Build the Wave https://www.buildthewave.org/ Consider joining their Text the Vote team. https://www.textthevote.com
If we want to increase voter turnout, we can join the Vote by Mail enrollment #PostcardsToVoters campaign. When we do, we will get addresses of Democratic voters to send postcards to, encouraging them to sign up to vote by mail. Once they do,
each one of these Democratic voters will, for two years, automatically receive a ballot by mail for each election - big and small - for which they are eligible to vote. That bump in Democratic voter participation is “yuuuuuge!” We can get in on the fun by emailing Join@TonyTheDemocrat.org or by texting JOIN to 484-275-2229
Smith (202) 224-5641
House of Representative switchboard: (202) 224-3121
MN Legislators: https://www.leg.state.mn.us/leg/legislators
Governor Dayton- https://mn.gov/governor/contact-us/