Indivisible FL-13 Weekly Newsletter October 27, 2020

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7 DAYS UNTIL THE ELECTION

In-Person Early Voting is in progress
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Early Voting Wait Times By Location

Vote-By-Mail is in progress
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Voting Problem?
Election Protection Hotline: 866-OUR-VOTE


League Of Women Voters Voter Guide

The League Of Women Voters of the St. Petersburg Area has produced a helpful online voters guide with descriptions of the candidates and issues.

The guide can be found at: http://pinellasvoterguide.com/


Pinellas County Democratic Party Voter Recommendations

Link to the Pinellas County Democratic Party voter recommendations for Pinellas County.

November 2020 General Election Voting Guide for Pinellas County


Election Protection: Back-up In-Person Poll Monitors Needed!

The League of Women Voters is looking for individuals who have flexible schedules and access to a vehicle on Election Day Nov 3rd to serve as back-up, in-person poll monitors for Election Protection. You will be asked to take a “stand-by” shift, so that we can dispatch you in case a poll monitor gets ill, or if we need an extra poll monitor at a location, or if something happens in a precinct where we do not have a poll monitor stationed. (Please note: If you have already be trained as a Poll Monitor and sent in your shift availability form, you will be assigned to a polling place or to a roving turf for a regular shift. We’re just looking for more folks to back you up!)

Interested? Email VoterProtection@lwvspa.org to sign up!
Training will be Thursday, October 29, 6:30-8:30 pm


Count Every Vote in Florida

Trump threatened not to accept the results in 2016. He claimed the election was “rigged” and “millions of people” were voting unlawfully. Afterward, he claimed—without evidence—that he actually won the popular vote in 2016. Trump has repeatedly hinted that he will not leave the White House willingly. He warned that “people would demand that I stay longer” and even mused about being president for 20 years. In 2020, we will not allow Trump to follow through on those threats. We will demand that every vote be counted, even if it takes days or weeks to get an accurate count from critical states, especially given the expansion of mail-in and absentee voting during the COVID-19 pandemic. We will organize to ensure that the loser concedes, and that Congress, the Electoral College, and state officials honor the accurate, final vote count. NOTE: We think the likelihood of activation is high. You will receive a notification and a messages when actions are finalized. With every tweet and refusal to commit to accepting the legitimate results of the 2020 election, Trump seeks to stoke chaos and fear. But we will be ready – if Trump tries to steal the election or prevent every vote from being counted, the Protect the Results will activate nationwide mobilizations to demand that all the votes are counted and for the peaceful transition of power. Join us to honor the valid results of the 2020 election, ensure that every vote is counted, and show up to demand the peaceful transition of power.

Visit our website here!


Take The Pledge to Protect Our Election

Protect Our Election is bringing Americans of all stripes together to reinforce our faith in the process by committing to a specific set of pro-democracy measures.

Take the pledge HERE. Pressure your elected officials, community leaders and business people to take the pledge as well.


Biden For President Office Open

2114 – 54th Avenue N, St Petersburg
Office Hours are 11 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Pick up your FREE Biden yard sign!


Wave Signs, Phone Bank, Be a Poll Monitor, Help a Candidate!

Indivisible FL-13 had made a web page to let people know what actions are available that they can take part in including sign waving, phone banking and distributing literature via door hangers.  The web site is at http://bit.ly/13actions (for 13th Congressional District). 

If you have an action that you want to get out there, contact Mike Thomas at mike.indivisiblefl13@gmail.com with the information.


Vote Together Rally

To make sure every vote is cast and counted, Team Crist is hosting a socially-distanced Vote Together Rally to build momentum in Pinellas County to get out and vote!

Can you join me, Mayor Kriseman and Senator Rouson Friday, Oct 30th at 5pm?

We need YOUR help to energize voters and ensure Democrats bring it home!

RSVP here!


Phone Banking And Text Banking

This election counts on turning out EVERY vote!  Jump on a phonebank or textbank to make sure every voter has a voting plan!
Click on your house district to sign up with Mobilize

FOR PHONEBANKING

In North Pinellas (contact: Conner Jure – conner.jure@2020victory.com):
HD64/HD65 – contact: Molly Roy (molly.roy@2020victory.com)
HD67 – contact: Danny Browner (danny.browner@2020victory.com)

In South Pinellas (contact: Hannah Reid – hannah.reid@2020victory.com):
HD66/HD69 – contact: Chrys Kapelonis (chrysoula.kapelonis@2020victory.com)
HD68/HD70 – contact: Jeannie Suazo (jeanette.suazo@2020victory.com)

FOR TEXTBANKING

Polls are opening soon for early voting — but we need your help to remind Democrats to vote! Sign up below to join our statewide text bank that will also send Democrats their personalized #SunshineSlat Democratic voting guides so we can have victories up and down the entire ballot in November!

Beginning Sunday, October 18 we’ll be texting voters from 11 AM – 8 PM ET each day to remind them to vote early and use their Democratic voting guide to complete their entire ballots. Sign up here:  https://www.mobilize.us/floridadems/event/347293/
We will be texting voters each day from 11 AM – 8 PM ET. Volunteers can join the shift and help text voters at any time — but you are strongly encouraged to join our daily kick-off Zoom meeting for important instructions with the FDP Training Director BEFORE you begin texting!

Daily Text Bank Kick-Off Zoom Meeting Every Morning at 11:00 AM ET – right here.

Meeting ID: 831 6658 8624
Passcode: 065133
One-Tap Mobile: +13017158592,,83166588624#,,,,,,0#,,065133#


Volunteer With Pinellas County Democrats

Visit us here and register!


Please devote as much time as you can between now and Election Day to get out the vote for Joe Biden and other Democrats

These are the days when you can have the greatest impact on voter turnout. And voter turnout is the key to victory. Between Friday, October 30th and Election Day on Tuesday, November 3rd, we need to get crucial polling place and voting information to Democratic voters who haven’t yet voted. Here’s how you can help:

Block and Building Captains: Please contact your Neighborhood Organizer to confirm that you can cover your turf for the days before Election Day, and sign up to cover other turfs that don’t have block captains. These other turfs are most in need of help. This will be “lit drop” work; you’ll simply leave a door hanger at the door.

Lit Drop Volunteers: Please sign up for as much area as you can cover between Friday the 30th and Election Day on November 3rd. Just leave the door hanger at the door; no knocking required. If you can help, please contact Barb Law at barb.law2020@gmail.com or 727-463-0694.

Calling, texting, emailing: You’ll be contacting voters who live in buildings and communities that don’t permit door hangers at the door. You can provide ballot and voting information to these voters in whatever way works for you. If you can help, please contact Bill Broom at wfb4cdc-lexus@yahoo.com or 727-821-4092.

Packet Assembly: We’ll need packet assembly help between now and Election Day. Many of you have already started work. Thank you! If you have not yet signed up and are able to help with packet assembly, please contact me at fahygotv@gmail.com.


WEEKLY DEMONSTRATION AT SENATORS MARCO RUBIO AND RICK SCOTT’S TAMPA OFFICE

It’s back! After a seven-month hiatus, members of the Tuesday morning Rubio/Scott demonstration have decided to resume the protest. Demonstrators must wear masks and practice social distancing. Parking meters around the courthouse accept cash or credit cards.  FMI: (727) 894-2832.

Every Tuesday from 10:30-11:30 AM
Sam M. Gibbons U.S. Court House
801 N. Florida Ave.   Tampa, FL 33602


Defeat 45 – One Protest at a Time

Location changes weekly. See their Facebook page for the latest.
https://www.facebook.com/defeat45

Rally Schedule through October:

Wed 10/28 – 66th St N & Park Blvd N Pinellas Park, FL 33781

Sat 10/31 – Ulmerton Rd & 66th St N, Largo 33771

Sun 11/1 – Countywide events along US 19/ 34th St (still in the works, will have more info soon!)


Indivisible FL-13 Contact Information:

Indivisible FL-13 is a member of the Indivisible Florida Network and the Pinellas Coalition For Immigration Justice.

Indivisible Florida Network
Pinellas Coalition For Immigration Justice Website
Pinellas Coalition For Immigration Justice on Facebook

Indivisible FL-13 Website
Indivisible FL-13 Facebook Group (lightly moderated)
Indivisible FL-13 Facebook Page (official communications)
Indivisible FL-13 on Twitter

Email Indivisible FL-13 at info@indivisiblefl13.com

Useful Tools:

Pinellas County Progressive Calendar

Resist Bot, fax your representatives via text message. Text RESIST to 50409

Fax your congressperson for free at FaxZero.com
Get action alerts from Countable.us
Register to vote, vote by mail!

Florida 13 Congressperson Phone Numbers:

Senator Marco Rubio (R):                DC (202)224-3041   Local (813)287-5035
Senator Rick Scott (R):                    DC (202) 224-5274 
Representative Charlie Crist (D):     DC (202) 225-5961  Local (888)205-5569



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