Friday, October 5, 2018

Friday 10.5.2018

A Visit from Trump
Trump was in Rochester last night for a rally in the same building that the DFL held its state convention in June. I purposely did not watch the event, but I know my elusive congressman, Jason Lewis was in attendance happy to double down on the president. There are so many tight races here in Minnesota and the GOP is hoping that this visit from Trump will fire up Republicans to get out and vote. Some reports are saying that the contentious fight over Brett Kavanaugh’s nomination to the Supreme Court, and Trumps hateful words against Dr. Christine Blasey Ford are engaging Republicans before the midterm elections. I am not saying that to take the wind out of your sails; I want you to use that information to motivate yourself to get out and help Democrats win in November. Yesterday, in response to Trump’s visit to Minnesota, hundreds of volunteers canvassed for first congressional district candidate, Dan Feehan. This is how we will win people.
Read more about it here:…/trump-endorses-several-minnes…/…/the-cruelty-is-the-po…/572104/…/poll-amid-kavanaugh-confirmation-batt…
Kavanaugh Confirmation
Time is running out to state your opposition against Brett Kavanaugh’s confirmation to the Supreme Court. A procedural vote is scheduled for today at 10:30 AM Eastern time. If that vote goes though, a final vote will happen on Saturday. If all Democrats vote no, an additional two Republicans will also have to vote against Kavanaugh to keep him from a lifetime appointment. Senator Joe Manchin of West Virginia is the only remaining Democrat who hasn’t stated publicly how he will vote. Yesterday, Heidi Heitkamp from North Dakota bravely came forward and stated she would vote no for Kavanaugh, further jeopardizing her already touch-and-go campaign. Republicans who are still potentially on the fence include Senators Jeff Flake, Lisa Murkowski, and Susan Collins.
Contact them today.
Joe Manchin (202-224-3954)
Jeff Flake (202-224-4521)
Susan Collins (202-224-2523)
Lisa Murkowski (202-224-6665)
Click on this toolkit for links to Twitter and more ways to contact these senators.…/protec…/toolkit-stop-brett-kavanaugh/…
Take some time today to thank Senator Heitkamp for her bravery. If you are able, donate to her reelection campaign.
Remember, before allegations of sexual assault, there was evidence Kavanaugh lied about using stolen emails in connection with judicial confirmation proceedings he was involved in. Somehow, it didn't catch public attention. Senator Leahy lays it out in this thread & it's disqualifying. Check it out here:
Glennon Doyle Gets Active
For those of you who are fans of Glennon Doyle, Check her out here:
In a national effort coordinated by author Glennon Doyle, beginning today, October 5, “through Consumer Black Friday (Nov 23), WE ARE GOING TO TURN OUR RAGE INTO CHANGE. We are going to: Represent, Act, Gather & Exit.” When we sign up, we will get each week’s call-to-action. “Please share this post, tag your people, and consider signing on to support this Rage-to-Change Movement:
Now Take Action!
The Secretary of State’s website has all the information you need to get your vote on. You can apply for an absentee ballot, figure out where to vote and even get a sample ballot so you can do your research ahead of time.
Candidates cannot win without help from us. Commit today to doing your part.
Each candidate on the November ballot has a website where you can sign up to volunteer. Every person can do at least one thing per week to help these candidates win.
Amy Klobuchar
Tina Smith
Julie Blaha
Steve Simon
Keith Ellison
District 1 Daniel Feehan
District 2 Angie Craig
District 3 Dean Phillips
District 4 Betty McCollum
District 5 Ilhan Omar
District 6 Ian Todd
District 7 Collin Peterson
District 8 Joe Radinovich
Minnesota House Campaigns
Check out these calendars for upcoming events near you.…
Snail Mail Your Way to Victory!
Check out Vote Forward. This program helps you send letters to voters in Minnesota’s Congressional District 2 MN-02 (Jason Lewis) and encourages them to get out and vote. Another hot option is pro-Russia Dana Rorhabacher's CA-48 district in California.
Text Your Way to Victory!
Many of us may feel overworked, over scheduled, and under-slept, but have the desire to get out the vote for the November midterms. We can join MoveOn’s texting team and transform the tiny bits of time in our week into progressive action in key jurisdictions across the country.
Tweet Your Way to Victory!
Here’s a way to use social media to support candidates we support. Let’s take a look:…/Helping_the_ca…
National healthcare advocate Ady Barkan, who has ALS, has an interesting approach to courting Sen. Collins (R-ME) vote on Kavanaugh. He is soliciting donations to go to her opponent in her 2020 re-election bid should she vote for Kavanaugh.…/brett-kavanaugh-susan-collins-a…/ Over $100,000 has been raised so far. Let’s see if we can help:…/either-sen-collins-votes-no-on-k…
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.
Sister District Action Network did a study on the impact of postcards on voter registration and released the results showing positive results:…/dark-money-fireside-chat-and-critical-… Let’s read the report and keep on writing postcards!
Smith (202) 224-5641
House of Representative switchboard: (202) 224-3121
MN Legislators:
Governor Dayton-
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