Wednesday, August 15, 2018

Wednesday 8/15 Call to Action

Primary Results
The results are in! If you haven’t already, check them out here.…/AllStatewide/114 Or here.…
The real news from yesterday is the overwhelming turnout from Minnesota voters. The best part about it is that Democrats came out in force to vote. The turnout was the highest in Minnesota primary elections since 1994 and the third highest since 1950. Of the approximately 870,000 voters who cast a ballot yesterday, 65% of them voted for DFL candidates. We also set a new record for the number of absentee ballots cast.…/minnesota-primary-brings-record-t…
I think this bodes well for the midterm elections in November IF we can unify and work together to support the winning candidates. Let’s all commit today to working together for another blue wave at the polls.
Every person needs to 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.
Each candidate on the November ballot will have a website where you can sign up to volunteer. That are myriad ways to help so if you haven’t already, sign up and get busy.
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.
Here are just a few reasons we need to GET OUT THE VOTE in November
Stop Brett Kavanaugh
Despite many organizations coming out against his confirmation, including
National Education Association,…/nea-president-kavanaugh-is-a-poor-ch…/
National Immigration Law Center,…/nilc-responds-to-nomination-to-u-s-…/
National Women's Law Center,
Fight for the Future,…/status/1016496679128784897
Human Rights Campaign,…/hrc-opposes-trumps-Supreme-Court-pick…
Allian for Justice,
Leadership Conference,…/
Lambda Legal,…/20180709_brett-kavanaugh-reco…
Anti-Defamation League,…/adl-response-to-the-presidents-nomina…
Everytown for Gun Safety,…/everytown-for-gun-safety-statement…/
Sierra Club,…/sierra-club-statement-trump-s-…
All these health organizations…/Sign-On_SCOTUS_Health_Care_Stakes…
Brett Kavanaugh’s hearing to become the next Supreme Court Justice begins on Sept. 4. If the reasons these organizations provide are not enough to block his confirmation, or the fact that all of the necessary documentation for his confirmation will not be available by that date, let’s tell our senators that we do not want any confirmations while Trump is under investigation.
On Sunday August, 19th a coordinated “tweet storm” is taking place on the Twitter machine. If you have a Twitter account, you can participate by tweeting senators and asking them to say no to Kavanaugh. Use the hashtags #StopKavanaugh, and #SaveSCOTUS in your message.
Children Are Still Separated from Their Families And Are Being Mistreaded
Hundreds of innocent children are still locked up and missing their families. More reports have come out that their treatment in detention facilities is abhorrent. Kids in a Virginia center experienced restraint techniques including being strapped to chairs with mesh bags over their heads. The children also describe being stripped naked, and locked in solitary confinement.…/virginia-detention-center-str…Other reports have surfaced of squalid conditions, rampant head lice infections, and lack of access to appropriate hygiene.…/395752-lawsuit-trump-dhs-returned-lice……/pre-med-student-just-exposed-t…/
4. Trump Wants to Eliminate Pre-Existing Condition Protections
If Trump gets what he wants, those of us with pre-existing conditions will no longer be protected. The ban on lifetime caps will be gone. Allowing kids to stay on their parent’s insurance until they are 26 will no longer be an option. Check out Andy Slavitt for more details.
Or here.…/trump-administration-move-imperils-pr…
5. Puerto Rico Finally Has Power
After almost a year since Hurricane Maria wiped out Puerto Rico’s infrastructure, power has been restored to all eligible residents. The recovery mission for this American island is a shinning example of the Trump administration’s terrible management.…/nearly-a-year-after-maria-puerto-rico…
Smith (202) 224-5641
House of Representative switchboard: (202) 224-3121
MN Legislators:
Governor Dayton-
Carbon/Silicon ! Former Clash legend Mick Jones n his mate Tony James ! Goodmorning hears the news ! and all of it is good goodevening heres the news…

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