Waking from our dreams Thursday morning, ready to send this newsletter, we saw the nightmare headline: the Tyrant-in-Chief wants to delay the election. We already knew he wants to send stormtroopers to Oakland. It’s (past) time to JUST SAY NO. This, our last weekly action newsletter between now & November, is a biggie: two big actions, two other important things for you to do — see the boxes below the actions. After this week we’ll send you mostly election-themed newsletters, with monthly (or so) updates on our legislative work and urgent action alerts. Meanwhile, get moving, get into good trouble, it’s time to save democracy. Save the Election Stop the Stormtroopers
Action #1: NO DELAY! Save the Date – Save the Election
Deadline: RIGHT NOW – Worried the Dictator-in-Chief won’t leave if he loses in November? Now he doesn’t want the November election at all, based on his lies about mail-in vote fraud. Can you say “@#$%!!”? We knew you could! See our article and this fact check to fight internet trolls about vote-by-mail fraud. Good news: He CAN’T do it on his own: The Constitution says Congress sets the election date & changing it would require changing the law. Bad news: The Secretary of State, 4th in line for the Presidency, joins Trump in not knowing/not giving a @#$% about the Constitution. (Fun Constitutional fact: check out what happens on 1/20 if there’s no new president!) GOP Members of Congress are starting to say no. Every Member of Congress needs to say HELL NO.
What You Need To Do:Tell your Members of Congress to scream bloody murder! Contact info for our East Bay folks is below. Even more important: if you (or any of your friends & relatives) live in an area with GOP MoCs, use the “Find your Member of Congress” link below to get names and full contact info.
Sen. Dianne Feinstein (email)
(415) 393-0707 • DC: (202) 224-3841
Sen. Kamala Harris (email)
(415) 981-9369 • DC: (202) 224-3553
Rep. Mark DeSaulnier (email); (510) 620-1000 DC: (202) 225-2095
Rep. Barbara Lee (email); (510) 763-0370 DC: (202) 225-2661
Rep. Eric Swalwell (email); (510) 370-3322 DC: (202) 225-5065
Find your Member of Congress: https://www.commoncause.org/find-your-representative
Action #2: Stop the Stormtroopers
Deadline: Right away! – More “Just say Hell NO” — this is happening in our own cities, unmarked federal agents are tear-gassing and abducting Black Lives Matter protesters. And on their tour list: Oakland! We need our local officials to make sure this doesn’t happen, and we need you to tell them so. That includes Members of Congress, Mayors, City & Town Councils, and local law enforcement. Read our article for call scripts, contact info, and more. Then start calling and emailing. Once they hit our streets, it could be too late.
Join a VSA Team to Save America
There are six battleground states on our road to win the White House. No, CA isn’t one of them — but IEB members are teaming up to win them through Vote Save America’s state-adoption plan. And we want YOU to join our team! We’ve made it easy for you, and you can do it pandemic-safe from your couch. Read our article, then email email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org to sign up. Already on IEB’s Slack? Join the vsa-adopt-a-state channel and introduce yourself.
Schools & Communities First!
Prop 15 — also known as Schools & Communities First — is a California ballot initiative that would reclaim $11 billion EACH YEAR for schools & communities by closing a corporate property tax loophole that benefits wealthy corporations and investors. Read GC member Ted’s article about why Prop 15 is so important to him, as a parent, and to ALL OF US. To join Ted & others to help it pass, email email@example.com with the subject Prop 15.
Jumpin’ July AMM!
We kicked off IEB’s Big ElectoralWeek of Action at July’s All Members Meeting, getting inspired by Flip the West’s Strategic Director on how to win in November with virtual Get Out the Vote phone & text banking, and much more. Catch his presentation at this link. The Vice Chair of the Oakland Police Commission also gave an informative presentation on how the Commission keeps the police department accountable. Check out the entire agenda here, and save the date for the next AMM — August 30!
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Activities & Events!
2020 Voter Outreach Events
No in-person events for now. Please fill out this form, we’ll let you know about our virtual & remote options. And see our article for a list of great groups we partner with, they’ve got many more!
100 Days Week of Action Challenge: through August 1. Info & sign up.
2020 General Election Kickoff Palooza August 22: RSVP
Remote Phone & Text Banks:
- Phone Bank to Arizona 8/1
- Text Bank to Texas 8/1
- Text to Win in 2020 8/4
- Phone Bank to Arizona 8/5
- Phone Bank to Arizona 8/8
- Text to Win in 2020 8/9
- Phone Bank to Arizona 8/12
- Phone Bank to Arizona 8/15
- Text to Win in 2020 8/18
- Phone Bank to Arizona 8/19
- Phone Bank to Arizona 8/22
- Phone Bank to Arizona 8/26
- Phone Bank to Arizona 8/29
- Can you help reach out to Spanish-speaking voters in AZ & beyond? If so, please add your name to our list.
Postcards & letters to voters:
- Online Letter Writing Party to Win in 2020 7/30
- Friday Night Postcarding 7/31
- Thursday Night Postcarding 8/6
- Virtual Postcarding Hangout w/ Matt & Alice: 8/8; 8/22; 9/12; 9/26
- Want to write postcards from home on your own? Email us for complete instructions, scripts & addresses.
Check here for updated list of all voter outreach events..
Other Activities & Events
See our article Come Zoom With Us on how to join us online or by phone, using the Zoom call app.Save the date! August 30, 1-2:30 PM: Virtual IEB All Members Meeting. IEB doesn’t necessarily endorse the groups, events, or candidates below. Submit calendar events to firstname.lastname@example.orgJuly 30, 6:30 PM: Feds Out of Town, webinar update on Portland & resistance to deployment of federal agents. Hosted by Nat’l Lawyers Guild, SF Chapter. Info & RSVP here.August 16, 5-6 PM: Fired Up! A Post-Screen Conversation of Slay the Dragon, powerful documentary on the campaign to end partisan gerrymandering in Michigan & beyond. Hosted by East Bay Activist Alliance. Info & RSVP here.
We Could Not Make This Up
Alex, I’ll take Demon Sperm and Hydroxychloroquine for $500, please … if you haven’t already heard about Stella Immanuel MD, we can’t do justice to the Science-Flunker-in-Chief’s new fave COVID Doc here, you’re just gonna have to read all about it. Hey, we’re doing you a service with that link — FB & Twitter took her vids down, tho she warned “face book will be down in Jesus name” if they didn’t put her profile page and videos back. And speaking of Docs … Now that the Major Leagues spread COVID-19 faster than a fastball, is Dr. Fauci the National Pastime? He can’t pitch, but his card’s a winner. We’ll stay safe at home!
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