Indivisible Newsletter July 26

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WEEK OF JULY 26, 2020 


When you learn about your government, it’s easier to hold it accountable & empower others!

Join Rep. Anna Eskamani on July 28, 5:30 pm for a virtual workshop where we unpack the state legislature & discuss how you can make an impact from wherever you are.


Florida Legislature 101 with Rep.  Eskamani

#DemandBetterFL PHONE Campaign for Saving Ballot Images for Over 11 Million Registered Voters in Florida

Join us as #DemandBetterFL. Make calls to your Supervisor of Elections, Florida Secretary of State Laurel Lee, and Director Maria Matthews to demand better for all Floridians! 

Your goal is to call to make 2 phone calls. 
What am I calling about?

In response to a recently filed lawsuit in Florida and concern for election security, the Indivisible Florida Network is advocating for Supervisors of Elections in Florida to save the ballot images for over 11 million registered voters.

In a letter addressed to Florida Secretary of State Laurel Lee and Department of State Director Maria Matthews, the Indivisible Florida Network, which represents over 16 state-wide groups and over 11,000 members, stated:“We are writing to you to request that you direct all Florida Supervisors of Elections to preserve scanned digital ballot images in every election as a critical part of the election chain of custody.”

How will it work? Our ask is simple, we are asking that all Supervisors of Elections in Florida save the scanned ballot images. See below for the contact information and talking points. We are asking that you call your Supervisor of Elections, Florida Secretary of State Laurel Lee, and Director Maria Matthews:

Florida Secretary of State Laurel Lee 

Director of Florida Division of Elections Maria Matthews 

Talking Points:

  • ✅ Floridians deserve impartial, accurate, transparent, trackable, and publicly verified elections. I request that you set the voting system to SAVE ALL DIGITAL BALLOT IMAGES. Will you commit to ballot traceability and election integrity?
  • ✅ Floridians are requesting that you follow the law and save all ballot images in the August Primary Election, the November General Election, and all elections thereafter. 
  • ✅ Floridians need to hear from you. We need a PUBLIC CAMPAIGN announcing that you will SAVE ALL DIGITAL BALLOT IMAGES as required under the law.
  • ✅ Florida voters are asking that you commit to ballot traceability and election integrity. Will you go on record and agree to SAVE ALL BALLOT IMAGES?
  • ✅ Your job is to ensure publicly verified elections. Will you ensure that signed poll tapes are posted outside every polling place immediately after the polls close?

“Secret police, unmarked, patrolling streets, throwing people into unmarked vehicles and sweeping them away—that’s what you get from authoritarian dictators,” Sen. Jeff Merkley said in a speech on July 21, 2020. (Photo: Screengrab/C-SPAN)

Senators Jeff Merkley and Ron Wyden ask for your help fighting the “secret Trump paramilitary” that invaded Oregon.

Trump sent unmarked federal troops to invade Portland & whisk protestors to secret jails.

Senators Jeff Merkley, Ron Wyden, and Chris Murphy have introduced an amendment to the must-pass defense bill to stop the Trump Administration from sending its paramilitary squads onto America’s streets.

Their colleagues on both sides of the aisle need to know the public is paying attention and won’t tolerate this.

Sign on as a supporter of their emergency proposal HERE.



Barbara Blonder
City of St. Augustine City Commission, Seat 2

View her website here


A Note About COVID 19

In light of COVID-19, Vote Forward encourages our community to prioritize taking care of yourselves, loved ones, and neighbors.  Your health is our top priority.  If you’d also like to help people vote safely, writing letters now is a simple, effective way to volunteer form the comfort and safety of your home.

We also recognize the uncertainty surrounding the election process right now, including how people will vote this year.  One thing is certain though:  it’s critical that they do so.  Whatever method Americans use to safely vote this year, receiving a handwritten Vote Forward letter will make them more likely to cast a ballot.  You can find detailed answers to common questions about our response to the pandemic on our COVID-19 FAQ page. Adopt voters HERE.

We’re committed to supporting our groups as they work to build our movement and advance our shared priorities. And with our distributed match starting July 27 and the next round of grant applications rolling in right now, we need your help to do it. Can you donate $10 today so we can keep our group support programs running and fund all our work this year?


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