Action! 8.9-8.12.2018

The president says the free press is the enemy of the people.

We must become the enemies of liars, criminals, grifters, and traitors.

There’s only one way to do that.

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

ACTIONS
Our hearts and minds may be focused on the massive California fires, but there’s plenty of work to do to make certain this year does not repeat.

After Tuesday’s special elections, we can see the effect our shared energy has on elections others might have given up. And now, campaigns are fully engaged as they work toward November. We can continue to 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.

August 11
Santa Rosa Text Training using a Computer or Tablet

Saturday, August 11, 2018
10 AM - Noon
3338 Cypress Way, Santa Rosa
RSVP: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/VFR7KTG

Learn how to send text messages from your computer or tablet. No need to have a smartphone, just log onto a website to send text messages for candidates like Beto O'Rourke in Texas or the "Second Chances Florida" campaign that is working for a bill that would allow former felons to vote.

We are very fortunate to have a trainer with "Open Progress" coming from Oakland to answer all our questions. Don't miss out on this great event. Please bring a laptop or tablet, and power cord.


August 11
Huge Text-Bank for Beto O'Rourke (Senate Candidate in Texas)
Saturday, August 11, 2018
11 AM - 2 PM
Sonoma County Democratic Party Headquarters
1420 E. Washington St.
Petaluma

Would you like to send Senator Ted Cruz packing?  Bring your lap top or tablet and come help elect this Fantastic Democratic Senate candidate from Texas!  

To get started, please follow the steps below:

Everything that you need to know is in the guide. We use an online program to text supporters so you don't have to worry about using your own cell phone or phone number. If you have any questions, please email Stephanie: stephaniewilkinson61@gmail.com and she"ll get right back to you.

 If you have never attended a Text-bank or if you need a brush-up, we will be training and helping anyone who needs it.  Text-Banking is a really fun way to help get Democrats elected, and very easy to learn.

There will be light refreshments and lots of comradery!

Stephanie Wilkinson is lead for this and is a very experienced Text-banker.


August 11
Rise Up - A NOW Garden Party and Summer Social
Saturday, August 11, 2018
1 - 4 PM
Howarth Park Gazebo, Santa Rosa

Support Womens Rights, join in a celebration and collaboration

Free to all - donations to NOW gratefully accepted
Entertainment by Haute Flash Trio - Gypsy Jazz Inspired Women


August 11
Flip District 10 from Red to Blue

Saturday, August 11, 2018
All Day
Berger Center, Oakmont Village
6633 Oakmont Drive

Work in Tracy to Flip District 10 from Red to Blue.

Voter Contact/Registration & Data Entry – Marty leading carpool.

7 AM departure from Berger Center, 9 - 10 AM training at TracyGO, 10 AM - 2 PM field work, 2:30 PM departure from Tracy, 5 -5:30 PM return to Berger Center.


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

It's time to put Democrats over the finish line.
Everything you need to send postcards, and packets available to take home, plus Pizza.
 
RSVP to beauty@sonic.net or call 707-545-1305


August 16
Santa Rosa Postcard Party
Thursday, August 16, 2018
10:30AM - 12:30PM
Big River Coffee
3345 Industrial Drive, Santa Rosa

Pat Bakalian and Shirley Bennett are hosting postcard parties. You can either BYOP or buy packets of 25 there. We'll be writing for Andrew Janz, running to unseat Devin Nunes.
RSVP by emailing  bakalian.pat@gmail.com or calling at 831-566-0448.


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

Saturday, August 25, 2018

Congressman 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!


September 1
Voter Contact/Registration & Data Entry
Saturday, September 1, 2018 - Labor Day Weekend
7 AM - 5:30 PM

Join the carpool departing from the Berger Center in Oakmont at 7 AM. Training from 9 - 10 AM at TracyGO, field work contacting voters and registering prospective voters from 10 AM - 2 PM, depart Tracy at 2:30 PM to return to the Berger Center between 5-5:30 PM.


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
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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


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


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