Today: Phonebank to “Sac” Trump

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Check https://indivisibleyolo.org/calendar/ for the most up-to-date information on actions and events you can join!


Trump is fresh off of his superspreader rally in Nevada and is now headed to California to spread both coronavirus and hate. No doubt he’d like to shift the focus from his taped confession that he downplayed the seriousness of the virus, a lie that has cost more than 190,000 lives in the US so far.

Now his political advisers have told him he has to at least pretend to empathize with wildfire victims. Our response? While Trump blusters about in Sacramento, we’re doing the most effective thing we can to get him out of office. We’re going to #DoTheWork in a special phonebanking event for Biden TODAY, Monday Sept. 14th at 4-6pm. First time and veteran phonebankers alike are welcome to join us to “SAC” Trump! We will have trainers on hand to guide you through the choices and the mechanics of calling voters to ensure a huge turnout in November. See you soon!

Scroll down for further details on the “SAC” Trump event, and for our action of the week- calling our Members of Congress to ask them to cosponsor the THRIVE act.

Would you like company making calls to representatives or doing the action of the week? Join our Virtual Action Coffee Zoom meeting Monday mornings at 10 am: https://zoom.us/j/721847201. We’ll talk through Indivisible Yolo’s action of the week, call or email our representatives, talk politics, and stay connected to each other and the work in this challenging time.

Now’s the time to get involved! We have phone banks, text banks, advocacy calls, postcard meetups and more, all online via Zoom. We’re doing more than ever – in spite of the pandemic – as we count down to the most critical election of our lives. Our events are on the Indivisible Yolo calendar here: https://indivisibleyolo.org/calendar/.

Take care, and take action!

-The Indivisible Yolo Team


Text: Trump in Sac? (Yes, on Mon Sept 14). Let's "Sac" him! Join our special-edition phonebank for Biden

What’s on your to-do list this week? Phonebanking, we hope! To join the Zoom phone bank session Monday from 4-6 pm, use this link: https://zoom.us/j/804500806

Action: Special Event: Phonebank to “SAC” Trump!

WHAT: Phonebank to “Sac” Trump
WHEN: Monday, 9/14, 4-6 p.m.
WHO: You! We welcome newbies and veterans alike.
ZOOM: https://zoom.us/j/804500806

Did you hear? Trump is coming to Sacramento Monday at the behest of political advisers who told him he needs to at least pretend to empathize with wildfire victims.

Our response? While Trump blusters about, we do the most impactful thing we can. We double down and #DoTheWork. We are hosting a special edition phonebank for Biden this Monday (TODAY) from 4-6 p.m. We welcome first time phonebankers and veterans alike to help us “Sac” Trump! We will have trainers on hand to guide you through the choices and the mechanics of calling voters to ensure a huge turnout in November.


Action: Demand our Members of Congress Cosponsor the THRIVE resolution

Sample Call Script for Sen. Harris and Feinstein and Rep. Garamendi:
Hi, my name is [YOUR NAME] and I am a constituent from [CITY/ZIP CODE]. I’m very concerned that Congress is failing to address the needs of the American people as we face multiple crises in the wake of COVID. 
We need a COVID response that is centered around a just economic recovery that addresses racial injustice, mass unemployment, a global pandemic, and climate change. 

Will [Senator Harris/Senator Feinstein/Representative Garamendi] support the THRIVE Resolution to ensure that any COVID recovery package addresses the multiple crises facing Americans? I will be closely watching for the Senator’s actions on this and following up.

Background:
The United States is facing multiple and overlapping crises – old and new – that keep many of us from achieving our fundamental human rights and needs. 

The COVID-19 pandemic has killed over 190,000 people in the US and resulted in tens of millions of people out of work, rising economic inequality has made working families more vulnerable, and intensifying climate change has compounded the threats to our health, economy, and livelihoods. 

With the climate crisis continuing to intensify, the economy entering a deep recession, and the need for racial justice and healing being felt as acutely as ever, the case for Green New Deal-style policymaking is stronger than ever before. In order to achieve this, we need to start laying the groundwork for a 2021 COVID recovery package that understands that the way out of this crisis is to restructure our society to truly value the dignity of all people. Tell our Senators and Representative to do everything in their power to support a just COVID recovery. 

A one-page summary of the resolution can be found HERE and the full text can be found HERE.


Action: Pick a phonebank and/or information session and attend (remotely)!

The election is rapidly approaching! Early voting in some states starts this week. PHONEBANKING is THE. MOST. EFFECTIVE. TOOL. WE. HAVE. for reaching voters and having those voter-to-voter conversations that get voters to the polls.

Sister District – CA-3 and Indivisible Yolo host 5 virtual, welcoming, supportive phonebanks a week and we need your help. Join us!

Your mission this week and until the election: attend a phonebanking and/or information session
If you’re a newcomer to this type of work or want a refresher, this is your invitation! The phonebanking sessions listed below provide training, and you are also very welcome to attend one of the dedicated information sessions.

Information sessions:

Wednesdays, 3:30pm – 4:00pm. Now until November
Sundays, 1:30pm – 2:00pm. Now until November

Think you might want to volunteer? Join an information session! We will tell you a little about us and the work that we do, and you can ask questions and tell us about yourself.

To join a Zoom information session use this link: https://zoom.us/j/804500806

These info sessions are optional- if you’re ready to go, feel free to jump right in to a phonebanking session. We provide training!

Phonebank sessions (training provided):

  • Tuesdays, 3-5pm: Phonebank with Tim
  • Wednesdays, 4-6pm: Phonebank with Scott & Steve (right after the information session)
  • Thursdays, 6:30-8pm: Phonebank with Katherine
  • Saturdays, 10am-12pm: Phonebank with Kelly & Rebekka
  • Sundays, 2-4pm: Phonebank with Betsy & Amy (right after the information session)

To join the Zoom phone bank session use this link: https://zoom.us/j/804500806

Campaign details and training provided on the Zoom call and updated weekly: linktr.ee/CT2020

What to expect: You will join others at Phone Bank on Zoom where you will either go to a break-out room for training or to start making calls. At the midpoint you’ll reconvene with all of your fellow phone bankers to share success stories and give feedback. And then we’ll go back to the phones before our final check-in and wrap-up at the end. Training and technical support is always available.

Who you’ll be calling: Your hosts will guide you to the most impactful, best use of your time based on the campaigns available and your experience level to align with our strategy to Save Democracy: Win the White House, Flip the Senate and the Arizona State House to fight voter suppression.

What you’ll need: Chrome browser on your Mac or PC and a phone. Other browsers such as Safari or your device (iPad, tablet or phone) may not be compatible with some campaigns using automated dialers. No phone? No problem: Set up Google Voice to use your computer to make calls.
In order to use Zoom, your computer needs to have a microphone with audio enabled. If you are a first time Zoom user please download the free app ahead of time.

Sign up and you will receive Confirmation Emails with links to our Link Tree and Zoom.

The sign up link is https://www.mobilize.us/indivisibleyolo/event/314995/

If you have questions, please contact: callteam2020@gmail.com.

The Time to Save Democracy is Now! Take action! Bring a friend!


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