Thursday, November 1, 2018

Thursday 11/1 Call to Action

Thursday 11/1

It’s November. Have you voted?!

1. Troops sent to the border.
Trump is using fear to stir up his base about dangerous migrants walking thousands of miles to bring violence, drugs, and disease into the U.S. Since we will not let him build a wall, he is sending troops to the border, anywhere between 5,000 to 15,000. What will this cost?
While the Defense Department has yet to reveal costs associated with deploying thousands of U.S. troops to the southwest border, a Pentagon official familiar with the details of the deployment told Newsweek that initial values could start within the $50 million range.
The estimated financial figure surged when factoring in the movement of equipment and associated logistical support combined with the allocation of funds for U.S. troops on temporary duty, the source said.”
This is such a waste of our resources and our armed forces. 

2. The most diverse candidates to run in U.S. history.
272 of 964 candidates are women
215 are black, Hispanic, Asian, Native American or multiracial
26 are identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender

3.Youth activists getting ready to vote
“On November 6th, the voice of young people in this country will be heard loud and clear when we cast our ballots together,” Hogg said in a statement. “You will hear us marching to the polls, and you will see the impact we have when we cast our ballots. And we’ll make this impact because we’re not afraid to work together to make it happen."”

4. Enroll or renew healthcare plans 
Today enrollment opens for 2019 healthcare plans. Approximately 80% of people who go to will get coverage for $75 or less. Vote for candidates who protect your healthcare.

Now let’s get to work. Here’s what you can do to get Democrats a win at the polls next Tuesday in order of importance.

Door Knock and Phone Bank
Campaigns are combining forces in a big push to Get Out The Vote. Minnesota’s DFL is coordinating door knocking and phone banking events throughout Minnesota. Sign up here for as many times as you can handle.
Or check out this page to be part of the last big push.
You can also go to a candidates website and sign up to volunteer there. Are you lucky enough to be well represented in a safe district? Consider giving your time to Tina Smith, Keith Ellison, Julie Blaha, or Steve Simon.
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.…
Talk to your friends and family. Commit to getting at least 3-5 people out to the polls. Let Wiki-How give you some advice on talking to your friends and family about voting.
Send Postcards and Text to Voters
Time is running out to mail postcards, but you may be able to send some out today if you hurry.
Use Vote Forward to send letters to voters in MN01
Do you like texting? Check out these sites or contact a Minnesota campaign and see if you can get involved with a GOTV campaign on Hustle.
Take Action MN- Text Out The Vote…/category/text-bank/ Out The Vote:
Get Active on Social Media
Do you have some free time while in between activities today? Tweet out some support for your favorite candidate. Share your voting story with your friends on Facebook or Instagram.
Here’s some tips from AAUW.…/get-out-the-vote-using-social…/
Add a picture, people like pictures. Here are some graphics or take a picture yourself.…
Feel free to use these as well to post on social media.
Who says Democrats don’t have policies? Here are great graphics on Democratic positions to read and share. Let’s spread the word! If we are on twitter, we can also retweet this thread here…/…/10520143030444277
Extra Information
The Secretary of State’s website has all the information you need to get your vote on. You can figure out where to vote and even get a sample ballot so you can do your research ahead of time.
Fun Fact: Even though online registration is closed, Minnesota voters can register in person when they vote, now through November 6th. Please bring a valid ID, a bill that states your address, or a registered voter to vouch for you. Vote! Vote! Vote!
Here is an article from MPR that lists where candidates stand on important issues.…/minnesota-voter-guide-english-ele…
Rachel Maddow has a new podcast!! Check it out here:…
Smith (202) 224-5641
House of Representative switchboard: (202) 224-3121
MN Legislators:
Governor Dayton-

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