Special Election Alert – Congressional Edition
Democrats are in danger of loosing a House seat they picked up in 2018 to a Trump backed candidate in Tuesday’s special election in Southern California. You can help Flip the West defend this battleground seat previously held by Katie Hill and build blue wave momentum for November.
Sign up to phone bank for Democratic candidate Christy Smith by clicking here to help remind people to vote.
In Wisconsin, help build on momentum following last month’s State Supreme Court win, and help get out the vote for Tricia Zunker, who would be the first Native American woman elected to Congress from the state.
Sign up to call Monday and Tuesday.
Time To Write Letters and Postcards
Join the national effort The Big Send to send 10 million letters to voters before the general election in November.
Here’s how it works: over the next few months, you write letters (yes, physical letters!) to voters, sharing why you vote and why it’s important than they do. You put them in envelopes and stash them in a safe spot in your house.
Then, in October, you’ll get a reminder to slap a stamp on each envelope and drop it in the mail. The United States Postal Service will deliver the messages to each voter and, if we’re successful, 10 million more people will vote!
You can also join IW’s postcarding efforts to help elect Democrats around the country. Email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
How to Vote By Mail
Democrats voting in the June 23rd primary have the option of voting my mail. In order to do so, you must fill out an absentee ballot application – click here to download the application and check the box labeled “temporary illness.” In addition, all voters will receive a postage paid absentee ballot application in the mail.
COVID-19 proves we need to be able to vote by mail; however the United States Postal Service is in serious danger of going bust with elections right around the corner. The USPS has also reaffirmed their policy to deliver mail-in ballots without postage so please sign this petition,this one, this one.and this new one from the American Postal Workers Union. Please share widely!
Let’s Flip Another NY State Senate Seat
Close to home, help Democrat Karen Smythe pick up a NY State Senate seat in the Hudson Valley by joining our virtual fundraiser.
Fight For Federal Funding
New York’s financial situation is dire. Governor Cuomo is threatening 20% across the board budget cuts because of the financial strain caused by the pandemic. We need New York’s Congressional delegation to fight for a federal stimulus packagethat helps bridge the funding gap.
Call your member of Congress today and ask them to push for increased funding. Click here for a sample letter to send lawmakers regarding school funding. Without federal aid, NY schools will be back at 2014 levels.
For updates throughout the day, please check: https://coronavirus.health.ny.gov/home
Ways To Help Those In Need:
- Feeding Westchester
- Donate to the New Rochelle Food Pantry
- Donate to WestCOP
- Donate to Family-to-Family
- Coronavirus Care Fund
- Donate to the National Domestic Workers Alliance Coronavirus Fund
- Masks are in short supply. Help out @ www.sewforny.org
- Call (914) 849-GIVE or email email@example.com to contribute to White Plains Hospital’s COVID-19 Relief Fund
- New York-Presbyterian Hospital, in addition to accepting masks, gloves and protective eyewear, would also accept funds for food for the health care workers and old iPads to help patients in hospitals stay connected with loved ones. You can email NYP at masks@NYP.net
- Greenwich Hospital has created a donation page for financial donations. Http://giving.greenhosp.org/giving/covid-19/support/funds/
- Additional ways to help locally
Here are some Domestic Violence hotlines and resources:
Hope’s Door, Inc. (888) 438-8700 – Provides both residential and non-residential domestic violence services. OCFS Licensed and Approved. My Sisters’ Place (800) 298-SAFE/7233 – Provides both residential and non-residential domestic violence services. OCFS Licensed and Approved. Westchester County Office for Women– Provides non-residential domestic violence services. OCFS Licensed and Approved Family Helpline/Hotline weekdays 9am – 5pm (914) 995-5972 Weekend and after hours (914) 995-2099 Spanish Language (White Plains) (914) 995–6581
Spanish Language (Yonkers) (914) 231-2882
Get a Complete Count
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