Get Involved in a Campaign
The North Carolina primaries are over, and with a few exceptions, we know who our candidates are. Obviously the Presidential primary is over, and there are a couple of statewide races that still haven’t been called, BUT we do know that we need to work towards winning some elections. Swing Left has called North Carolina a “super state” because we not only are a swing state for the Presidency but we also have Governor and Senate races, at least two competitive House races, and a state legislature to flip. For now, I’m going to start tracking a few ways that you can get involved in a local race. Remember that one of the most powerful things you can do going forward is to phone bank or canvas for a candidate or two of your choice. I’d also encourage you to get involved in voter registration efforts, if that’s your preference.
Swing Left has highlighted eight state senate races and twenty state house races that will be absolutely crucial in flipping at least one chamber of the NCGA. Remember that Congressional and state legislative districts will be redrawn after the 2020 elections, and we will have to live with those districts for another decade. Another ten years of GOP rule will put us further behind when it comes to climate change, women’s rights, LGBTQ rights, education, and so many other issues. Here is a link to Swing Left’s NC page where you can get involved: https://swingleft.org/p/north-carolina
Flip NC played a huge role in helping to break the GOP supermajorities. They canvassed relentlessly in several key races, including my house and senate districts, where Sydney Batch and Sam DSearcy flipped previously GOP seats. They just launched their 2020 campaign, and they are ready to do some heavy-duty canvassing this year: https://flipnc.org/
Stamp NC Blue
Stamp NC Blue is an all-purpose activist group that focuses largely on sending out postcards to voters to encourage them to vote blue in the upcoming elections. If door-to-door canvassing isn’t your thing, then sending out postcards is another way you can contribute: https://www.stampncblue.org/
Here is your weekly activism calendar courtesy of NC Wins
Note: If you have events, please share them on the NC Wins website.
I’m also including links to a few candidate pages in competitive races so that you can get involved directly with a campaign. This is one of the best ways to get involved because campaigns are often more acutely aware of where and how your time will help the most.
Cal Cunningham: https://www.calfornc.com/
Roy Cooper: https://roycooper.com/
Please list other groups and campaigns in the comments!!
Originally posted on Indivisible Daily Call to Action.
Re-posted with permission.
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