Actions You Can Take This Week
North Carolina by the Numbers
Help us break Republican control of the state legislature by flipping one or both chambers. This is critical if the state is going to keep its newly drawn and fairly apportioned voting district map.* Working in North Carolina can also help us gain a U.S. Senate seat AND win the state’s 15 Electoral College votes.
*Republicans Redrew a Gerrymandered Map. Try Again, Say Democrats,
New York Times, November 15, 2019
If you’re writing Pledge to Vote postcards to Cumberland County, North Carolina, you can double up your activism by calling Cumberland County voters and asking them to Pledge to Vote. You’ll be making two touches in one month! These phone calls are super easy, and talking with these voters is enjoyable. StartHERE.
Keep track of your totals! Lean Left wants to hear about all the good work you’re doing. How many conversations with voters are you having? Share the results of a conversation, and we’ll share this info with Lean Lefters around the state. Complete this Phone Bank Tally Sheet every time you make calls.
Have questions? Need support?
Get in touch with us here.
When two or more actions produce a combined effect greater than
the sum of their separate effect
Some Texas County Board of Elections Offices have been bombarded with phone calls from voters asking about their registration, so they decided they’d had enough and sent out vote-by-mail ballots to everyone over the age of 65. Plus, they agreed to share their list of purged voters with
Andrea Miller of Reclaim Our Vote.
Writing postcards AND making calls makes a difference!
We’re writing postcards to registered voters of color in Cumberland, North Carolina, asking them to Pledge to Vote in November. It’s well-documented that it takes multiple touches for a voter to take action. This Pledge to Vote is our first written touch leading up to the election (see Phone Banking). Sign up HERE.
Organizing Together: North Carolina needs your help to mobilize volunteers in the strategically critical state of North Carolina! Sign up here for a shift on June 9 and/or June 11, and they will email you everything you need to get set up to text from anywhere you have a computer and internet connection, no phone or texting plan needed! New to peer-to-peer texting (aka textbanking)? Check out leanleftvt.org/text for more info or sign up for our monthly training here.
The Cafe’s working sessions will be held twice a month through August. Join us and sign up HERE. But if twice a month isn’t enough for you, consider wandering over to the Indivisible Mad River Valley Cafe held every Thursday. Bring a friend or a bunch of friends who are actively phone banking or texting. It is more fun working together.
Training Opportunities: Are You Ready to Roll?
As primaries end in many states, we need to gear up for work that will help protect voting rights, register voters, and get the voters educated. Check out Lean Left’s training schedules: phone banking here and texting here.
Money talks! Commit to joining or starting your own Giving Circle. In addition to all the other actions, we need to support the groups and candidates who will get out the vote and lead us to victory in November. Learn more about how Giving Circles work here.
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