Action! 8.13-8.15.2018

It’s enough to exhaust the most dedicated. Every day, there’s a new tweet, a new scandal, a new outrage. It feels like we are fighting back against a swarm of little biters - we can slap some of them down, but there are too many of them.

For insects, we use insect repellent. For this administration’s politics, and the joys of the republican congress, we work toward the blue wave in November. And there’s only one way to do that.

Resist. Rally. March. Call. Write. Act. And VOTE!

ACTIONS
Campaigns are fully engaged as they work toward November. We can help. And since we are all in this together - and since our only way forward is to support each other - lots of organizations are working together.

Get started by reading Indivisible’s brand-new Guide for Winning Elections! This voter contact guide is your one-stop-shop for planning all of your electoral work. Check it out here and share with your friends and colleagues.


Kavanaugh – This is important. Resist the lifetime appointment before the full record of the candidate is released.
Senate Republicans plan to hold a vote on the proposed appointment of Judge Kavanaugh to a lifetime position on the Supreme Court. We urge you to call your friends and family members in West Virginia, Indiana, North Dakota, Alaska, Maine, and Alabama to encourage them to call their senators.

In particular, Senators Susan Collins and Lisa Murkowski say that they aren’t hearing from many callers — so they are looking toward voting for Mr. Kavanaugh. We need you to reach out again and again to encourage your friends, family members (even relative strangers!) to make those phone calls.

Judge Kavanaugh has a difficult record on Roe v. Wade, Presidential culpability, impeachment, torture of prisoners, and  Civil Rights issues. His full record is being hidden from evaluation.

Continued calls help reinforce both Democratic and Republican Senators who prefer a moderate and thoughtful Supreme Court. Mr. Kavanaugh’s own advertising indicates that he is a ‘strict constructionist’ and therefore too rigid to find ways to apply our constitution to new situations.

Encourage your friends and family to make calls respectful and firm calls to their senators. Quiet voices have impact - let’s all call.

Joe Manchin (WV)
Phone: (202) 224-3954
Twitter: @Sen_JoeManchin

Joe Donnelly (IN)
Phone: (202) 224-4814
Twitter: @SenDonnelly

Heidi Heitkamp (ND)
Phone: (202) 224-2043
Twitter: @SenatorHeitkamp

Lisa Murkowski (AK)
Phone: (202) 224-6665
Twitter: @lisamurkowski

Susan Collins (ME)
Phone: (202) 224-2523
Twitter: @SenatorCollins

Doug Jones (AL)
Phone: (202) 224-4124
Twitter: @SenDougJones


AUGUST ACTION DAYS:
Every Saturday in August
from 10 AM - 1 PM

Join the Ami Bera for Congress team as we reach out to voters and work to flip the House. Sign up here: https://bit.ly/2mRBvqu


August 14
Postcard Writing Every Tuesday at Lunchtime in Santa Rosa
Tuesday, August 14, 2018
Noon - 2 PM
Round Table Pizza Montgomery Village
2424 Magowan Dr., Santa Rosa

Time to put Democrats over the finish line! Postcards are fun and easy! Bring cash to help defray the cost of pizza and supplies - we will have all the supplies at the event for you to purchase! Please RSVP so we can know how much we need - beauty@sonic.net or call 707-545-1305. Or if you have your own postcards and stamps - bring 'em - we have open stock addresses for you! See you there!

Complete packets to purchase! All necessary supplies will be available for everyone to use at the site!


August 14
Petaluma Postcard Pod

Tuesday, August 14, 2018
5 - 7 PM
Aqus Cafe at Foundry Wharf
189 H St, Corner of 2nd and H Street, Petaluma

Join us to write postcards encouraging citizens to vote in the upcoming elections.  

Bring postcards and stamps if you have them; if not, we have some on hand for a small contribution to our Stamp Kitty; don’t let lack of supplies slow you down! Bring markers, pens, even a friend or two. It’s fun to write in community, in a congenial supportive atmosphere.

And what better place than Aqus, eh?

Soothe your soul and write some postcards.


August 15
OFA Postcarding

Wednesday, August 15, 2018
10:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Big River Coffee
3345 Industrial Drive, Santa Rosa

OFA postcarding to flip the Congress.

You can either BYOP or buy packets of 25 there.

RSVP by emailing bakalian.pat@gmail.com or by calling Pat at 831-566-0448.


August 18
VOTER REGISTRATION: Register voters in Tracy!

Saturday, August 18, 2018
8 AM - 12:30 PM
Tracy Dems Office, Tracy, CA 95376

Sign up: https://bit.ly/2KuwmhA


August 18
Canvass for Janz

Saturday, August 18, 2018
9:00 AM - 12:30 PM
RSVP for location
 
The Janz Campaign and Indivisible South Bay are sponsoring and highlighting the following dates as "out-of-district days," the days they hope for large #s of people from outside the district to come into CA-22 to canvass (all these dates are a Saturday):
 
August 18th, 9 AM - 12:30 PM
August 25th, 9 AM - 12:30 PM
September 15th, 9 AM - 12:30 PM
September 22nd, 9 AM - 12:30 PM
 
Please mark your calendars now, and email Lisa (Email: lisa@indivisiblesouthbay.org) to join the canvassing effort on one of these dates.


August 22
CANVASSING IN CA-07

Wednesday, August 22, 2018
starting at 4 PM

Join Swing Left volunteers in Elk Grove as we canvass for Ami Bera. RSVP for more information: https://bit.ly/2LNijIN


August 25
Come canvass door-to-door in CA-07!

Saturday, August 25, 2018

Congressman Ami Bera has won last few elections by only few thousand votes. This is a critical seat and the nearest geographic battleground District to Sonoma County! To Flip 23 net seats, we must win every race that is in jeopardy, too.

Canvasses start early in Elk Grove, CA on Saturday mornings -- in order to beat the heat. We suggest you arrive at Bera HQ 9332 Elk Grove Blvd Suite 110, Elk Grove, CA 95624 by 10 am. Each canvassing shift is about 3 hours, and we encourage you to complete a full canvass shift! You will be guided along the way by the pros; bring your own water and lunch to help you stay energized.
 
Other dates:
• Saturday, September 22
• Saturday, October 6

Use this link to select your dates:
https://events.mobilizeamerica.io/swingleft/event/4775/
 
After you sign up using the link for one or more canvass events, please email swingleftsoco@gmail.com with your dates and contact information and we will email you a group carpool link. Carpools are the best way to get to know each other and save resources!


August 27
General Membership Meeting

Monday, August 27, 2018
6 - 8 PM
Finley Community Center

Please join us on August 27th to help make the "Blue Wave" a reality. We will help you find what works best for you. There‘s so much to choose from:

  • Canvassing
  • Phone Banking
  • Post Carding
  • Texting
  • Voter Registration

You can work with:

  • Our very own Out of District Team or
  • Swing Left Sonoma County

You decide what works best for you and when! Together we can make the "Blue Wave" happen!

"If not us, who? If not now, when?" -- Hillel the Elder

RSVP: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/general-meeting-tickets-48486284783


September 1
Voter Contact/Registration & Data Entry
Saturday, September 1, 2018 - Labor Day Weekend

Join the carpool!

  • Depart at 7 AM from Berger Center in Oakmont
  • Train at the TracyGO from 9 - 10 AM
  • Field work from 10 AM - 2 PM
  • Depart from Tracy at 2:30 PM
  • Return to Berger Center between 5 - 5:30 PM

September 8
Midterm Madness Mixer
Saturday, September 8, 2018
3 - 6 PM
Santa Rosa Vintners Square    
1301 Cleveland Ave, Santa Rosa

Can't take it anymore? Frustrated at the news coming at you each and every day? Fired up about volunteering for the Midterms elections?

THEN JOIN US FOR OUR MIDTERM MADNESS MIXER!

We will enjoy wine, food and fun as we mobilize and organize to make a difference in November. Your ticket to the Midterm Madness Mixer will come with a glass of wine, gourmet pizza and gourmet salads of your choice. Resistance and electoral-focused groups from throughout the county will have tables at the event where you can sign up for specific activities like canvassing, phone banking, texting, voter registration events and postcards.

  • Indivisible Sonoma County
  • Swing Left Sonoma County
  • Organizing for Action (OFA)
  • Indivisible Petaluma
  • Indivisible Healdsburg
  • Sonoma Valley Resistance

Come ready to mix and mingle. Come ready to commit to action. Get ready to meet other like-minded individuals who want to make a difference in November!

Get your ticket today! https://www.eventbrite.com/e/midterm-madness-mixer-tickets-48450404464


THE LAST WEEKEND
Canvass for Janz >> Flip CA-22!!

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. Each of us has the power to make a big difference in CA-10 by talking to voters.

Be there when it matters: http://bit.ly/2MFnqrM


Indivisible Orange County 48 - Help Replace Dana Rohrabacher
Indivisible OC 48 needs your HELP!! We are working hard to replace Dana Rohrabacher (yah, you know Putin’s Favorite Congressman) and to help elect the Indivisible endorsed candidate, Harley Rouda. We have a very real chance to win this race, but really need to have a high voter turnout rate! So we are reaching out to you to seek your help.

We are hoping for a little more of an organized and regular offer of support (think adopt-a-district), especially in the two months leading up to Nov 6. If you are interested and willing to support us, please fill out the following form to help us collect info on your group and interests!

Intake Form: https://goo.gl/forms/nDQD6TVXg36S21fp2


There are more postcard parties, canvassing, texting, and phone calling campaigns for the November election. Just check out our calendar! There are new opportunities every week.


SCRIPTS
• Any other president — Reagan, Bush, Clinton, Bush, Obama — would have been here, immediately, standing with us to rebuild after the fires.
• Any other president would have denounced —immediately —the white supremacy rally just outside his house.
• Any other president would have ensured that the children were already reunited with their families.
• At this point, some think any other president —any other! — would be an improvement. We know … we don’t want Pence, and we cannot take this guy any longer.

Enough is enough. Time to make some calls.

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