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We did it!  We matched our funding so fast that the director of the program wanted to know how we did it.  Thank you to all who participated.

 As of May 7, you donated $535.  Indivisible National matched $500 on May 8 and we added that to our $364 we already had banked.

We have now purchased 2000 postcard stamps ($700) with a shipping fee of $3.60.  We also pay a monthly $7 fee for the ActBlue service sponsored by Indivisible National. 
Your donations increase our outreach and effectiveness.  You can donate at


Explosion of Action!

With two projects on the table, volunteers are wearing a path across the front porch of 2804 Post Street.  Thirteen volunteers have already stepped up to participate in the Adopt a Voter program that IJR is partnering with District 14 Democrats on. 

Each volunteer has written 25 postcards and will do follow up with a phone call to each person on the list.  We have a list of 2000 older voters who need to hear about Vote by Mail in District 14. 

Post cards to our young registered voters are also sailing off the porch.  Because of the pandemic we have changed our focus.  We are encouraging young voters to sign up for vote by mail, as well.   To insure ease of sign up we are pushing early sign ups.  Choose your project and sign up to volunteer at


Numbers Spell Success

Daniel Henry, chair of the 1rst Coast Coalition and of the Duval Dems, announced that 63 volunteers, including members of IJR have added 409 new Vote by Mail sign ups in April. Since January, Democrats have gained 5188 new Vote by Mail voters.  Meanwhile, Republicans have seen a decrease of 201 vote by mail voters.  A special thank you to Brandi Lynn, an IJR member who has volunteered in this effort.
Coalition members also participated in a texting experiment.  Vote by mail registration has expired for thousands of Democrats.  In an effort to get them back on that program, nine volunteers sent out thousands of texts.  They engaged in 576 conversations which netted 482 commitments to sign up for Vote by Mail. 

To sign up to make calls for Vote by Mail check out this link: 

When did Florida’s electoral system experience its first hacking? 

Was Russia our first hacker?  In 2005, the Leon County Supervisor of Elections, Ion Sancho, invited a group of experts to hack a Diebold voting machine. He knew our voting process had problems but he could not get anyone’s attention on the ballot safety issue.  He got people’s ear with that hacking and has gotten some changes to the system over the years of his advocacy. Always an advocate for fair and safe elections, the now retired SOE has written books about election safety and speaks to groups about election safety issues.  He is an amazing speaker, sharing intriguing, important information and practical citizen actions to improve the safety of our election systems.  You can hear him, this Thursday, May 14, at 7:00p.m., at Beaches Activist Movement Virtual Meeting.

RSVP riversideresistance@gmail.com

Election Trivia

Which group of voters has the most ballots per capita returned because of signature issues? 

  1. 18-25
  2. 38-45
  3. 65+

Find out the answer at our meeting on May 30.

Indivisible Jax Riverside Virtual Meeting 
May 30 12:30 

A Voting Secret Revealed by the Pandemic

The Pandemic had opened what might be a once in a lifetime opportunity. Before each presidential election, each party has a convention of delegates who choose the party candidate that we vote on in the fall.  What you may not know is that some of  the delegates are also elected.  Florida Democrats are voting this week for those delegates.  And you are eligible to vote in this election!
Normally this election in Duval is a caucus at the IBEW hall where delegate candidates gather supporters and the delegate candidate with the most supporters physically present wins the right to represent the county at the convention where they vote for the presidential candidate they pledged to vote for at the time of their selection. Any registered Democrat can participate but few know about it.
This year the election is being done virtually and you are invited.  Check out the process and the list of delegate candidates through the link below.  You can search social media to learn more about the candidates if you do not know anyone, already. 
Registration for a ballot must be completed by tomorrow, Wednesday, May 13. 
Voting follows on May 14-16.  You will receive an email at 2:00 on May 14 with credentials and instructions on voting.


Boning up on the Candidates

A partial list with resources

Joe Biden President
Web page  https://joebiden.com/
Facebook  https://www.facebook.com/joebiden/
Twitter   https://twitter.com/JoeBiden

Donna Deegan US House of Representatives District 4                    
Web page  https://donnadeeganforcongress.com/
Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/donnadeeganforcongress/?redirect=false
Twitter https://twitter.com/DonnaDeegan
Donna’s Upcoming events on Facebook
Facebook Live Sundays at 8:00  https://www.facebook.com/events/294791041491317/
Wednesdays Wakeup with Donna at 9:00 am.  https://www.facebook.com/events/841230866374495/

Al Lawson US House of Representatives  District 5
Webpage https://www.albertchester.com/
Facebook https://www.facebook.com/RepAlLawsonJr

Chester Albert US House of Representatives District 5
Webpage https://www.albertchester.com/
Facebook https://www.facebook.com/DrChester4Congress/

Jimmy Midyette Clerk of the Courts
Twitter https://twitter.com/JimmyMidyette?ref_src=twsrc%5Egoogle%7Ctwcamp%5Eserp%7Ctwgr%5Eauthor
Facebook  https://www.facebook.com/JimmyForClerkofCourts/
Videos  https://www.facebook.com/JimmyForClerkofCourts/videos/843924906082644/https://www.facebook.com/100672271556951/videos/1062431644153595/https://www.facebook.com/JimmyForClerkofCourts/videos/643264129847559/

Angie Nixon Florida House District 14
Facebook https://www.facebook.com/pg/angienixonjax/videos/?ref=page_internal
Twitter https://twitter.com/AngieNixon

Connell Crooms State House District 14
Facebook https://www.facebook.com/ConnellCroomsJax/
Twitter https://twitter.com/connellcrooms?lang=en

Ben Marcus Florida House District 16
Web page  https://www.votebenmarcus.com/
Facebook https://www.facebook.com/benforjax/

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