Virtual Town Halls, Phone Banks, and More

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****Actions 4/23/2020****

ELECTIONS

Town Hall with Call Cunningham
Swing Left is sponsoring a Zoom Town Hall with U.S. Senate candidate Cal Cunningham Staurday, April 25, at 2:30. It’s a great opportunity to have Cal answer your questions in a relatively small setting.

RSVP here: https://www.mobilize.us/cunninghamforsenate/event/267159


Virtual Phone Bank
Are you bored and tired of being locked in your house? Are you looking to make in impact in getting out the vote for November 2020. Well look no further!  The Democratic Party is looking for people to phone bank. Right now, the focus is on talking to undecided voters to learn more about where they stand and to ensure that they know that we have an important election coming up.

https://www.mobilize.us/ncdp/event/267549/


Support Voting Rights in the Age of Coronavirus
We’ve all seen the Wisconsin primary clusterf^%& happening this week. SCOTUS ruled somehow that in-person voting should be allowed to continue and that vote-by-mail deadlines should not be extended. The case was literally RNC vs. DNC, so the court’s ruling is unapologetically partisan and unambiguously an attack on voting rights. This is a warning for what could happen in November. So naturally, Elizabeth Warren has come out with a plan to protect voting rights in the age of a pandemic, and it’s really good. The basic provisions include the following:

  • Nationwide vote by mail
  • 30 days early voting
  • No voter roll purges
  • End voter ID requirements
  • $4b aid to states
  • Hazard pay for poll workers
  • More funding for USPS

To ensure that our elections can be held safely and fairly, we need all of these provisions in place. It is especially important to protect poll workers, many of whom are elderly and appear to be more vulnerable to the virus. Warren’s plan is building on the work of others, most notably Amy Klobuchar, but these ideas are good, and it’s worth pushing for them, especially in the Senate, where we need to hold One Term Tillis and Big Bucks Burr accountable.

Details: https://medium.com/@SenWarren/protecting-our-elections-during-the-coronavirus-pandemic-efd3da6dbcaf

Script:
Hello, I am a constituent from zip code ___________ calling to urge Rep./Sen. ____________ to pass legislation that would protect voting rights, especially if we are still dealing with the coronavirus. It is absolutely essential that we have the option nationwide to vote by mail, that we have at least 30 days of early voting, and hazard pay for poll workers. We should also end voter ID requirements at a national level and prevent states from engaging in voter roll purges. This is a pivotal election, and we shouldn’t have to choose between voting and our health (or the health of people around us). Thank you.

Federal Contact Numbers:
Thom Tillis: DC: (202) 224-6342
Richard Burr DC: (202) 224-3154
Tim Scott (SC): Washington, DC: 202-224-6121
Lindsey Graham (SC): Washington, DC: 202-224-5972
House: https://www.house.gov/representatives/


STATE

Call Your Reps about the Coronavirus
Lawmakers are getting slammed with calls to re-open the economy from the Reopen NC nitwits. We need to be heard. Call your reps. Call your senators (if you don’t get an answer, email). Call or email the governor, too. Make clear that we only want to make decisions about reopening our state based on sound medical advice from medical professionals, not quacks like Dr. Oz and Dr. Phil.

Sample Script:
Hello, I am calling to urge Rep./Sen./Gov. _______________ to maintain the current stay-at-home order. Reopening the economy at this point would put people at greater risk. It would also be counterproductive. People are still unlikely to go out in large numbers, so the economy will not significantly benefit, and reopening too quickly will only prolong the quarantine, which would further hurt these businesses. Thank you.

As always, if you have a personal story, if you are an essential employee, a healthcare worker, or have any other expertise, rely on that to make your story more compelling.

State Contact Numbers:
NC House: http://bit.ly/2CVneDK
NC Senate: http://bit.ly/2DamgAn
Governor: Phone: (919) 814-2000
Email: https://governor.nc.gov/contact/contact-governor-cooper


Sign the People’s Platform
The People’s platform is a petition that has been endorsed by hundreds of local grassroots platforms and calls for the state to expand Medicaid, help students, protect prisoners, and to ensure that the health and safety of all North Carolinians is protected.

Here is a link to the petition: https://survivalandbeyond.info/platform/


Originally posted on Indivisible Daily Call to Action.
Re-posted with permission.


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