Thursday, October 11, 2018

Thursday 10/11 Call to Action

Thursday 10/11

There is a lot happening throughout the world from Hurricane Michael, to the Saudi Prince ordering detention of journalist, Jamal Khashoggi, but I’m keeping it short today. Sick kids trump heavy new cycles. Keep writing postcards, letters, door knocking, phone banking, and talking with everyone about voting. 

1. Democrats up MN as Trump approvals sag
While this is good news this certainly doesn’t mean we can stop all our hard work until the midterms. 
Two years after Donald Trump came close to carrying Minnesota in the presidential election, Democrats enjoy double-digit leads in the state’s two Senate races, its gubernatorial contest and in voters’ preference for party control of Congress — while more than four in 10 likely voters strongly disapprove of the president’s job performance, according to a new NBC News/Marist poll.

Minnesota, you are doing a good job of voting! Keep it up.

Keep talking about voting with anyone and everyone, and encourage them to vote early!

2. Next wave of judicial nominees.
Trump has announced new waves for the federal courts, US Attorney positions, and US Marshals. Thirteen men and zero women. We could encourage the Senate to reject this list outright and refuse any nomination until the WH deals with their discrimination problem, but the GOP and the WH don’t really seem like they support women. 

Check these out:
Looking for a new podcast? Check out The Wilderness. This documentary discusses the future of the Democratic Party and how we will find our way out of the political wilderness we are in right now. It comes highly recommended from a friend so I suggest you take a listen when you have the time.

Also from Crooked Media, subscribe to the newsletter, What A Day. It’s full of easy to read information and it has just enough sass to keep things interesting.
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.…
Grab Your Wallet has just launched #GrabYourBallot. It automatically splits your donation between Democratic candidates in especially tight midterm races:
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:
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…
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.
Smith (202) 224-5641
House of Representative switchboard: (202) 224-3121
MN Legislators:
Governor Dayton-

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