Our November 9th Newsletter

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Hi Friends,

What a relief it was on Saturday to finally have Biden and Harris declared the victors, after a week-long roller coaster of mood swings and anxiety. We did it, tens of thousands of us patriots, spread among states, organizations, heritages, religious beliefs, racial categories, genders, sexual orientations, and generations. Our combined strength brought us victory. Thank you for your work and support.

Now, many of us feel worn. We’ve put everything we have into this election, through phone calls, texts, postcards, letters, donations, and just pure organizing, yet this marathon continues. In just two months, run-off elections in Georgia will determine control of the U.S. Senate and we have important races here in California that have not been called.

If you are ready to continue your work, read on. If you need a break, please refresh yourself. We have many opportunities to come.


Georgia: How To Help Now

Georgia’s tally is still underway, but we’re likely looking at runoffs for the two U.S. Senate seats on January 5th. Voter registration ends on December 7th, and there’s ongoing work to register as many under-represented voters as possible.

How can you help? Donations are most important now, as the campaigns are recovering from the general election and need organizational funds. Hands-on events (calls, texts, and letters) are being organized and will fill up fast. We will keep you posted as opportunities develop to support Democratic candidates Rev. Raphael Warnock and Jon Ossoff.

Listen to a strategy session with both candidates today at 4:30 Pacific. Register here.Donate to both candidates here.

Donate to key Georgia organizations:

  • Fair Fight with Stacey Abrams (to support voter protection) Donate here
  • New Georgia Project (to support voter registration efforts) Donate here
  • Movement Voter Project Georgia Fund (to support eleven year-round, Georgia-based voter registration and mobilization groups) Donate here

Phone (or Text) Bank:

  • Sat 11/14 & Sun 11/15 (3 shifts/day), phone or text with Fair Fight RSVP
  • Sun, 11/22, 12-2pm Pacific, with Swing Left East Bay RSVP

Help TJ Cox Win in CA-21

Congressman TJ Cox’s race is still in play, with thousands of ballots left to count. TJ’s team needs help (likely through the end of November) to make sure every vote is counted. Remember, it took many weeks for TJ to claim his 832-vote victory in 2018.

Ballot curing: Help contact voters whose ballots are at risk of rejection

  • Ballot cure phone banks: Daily shifts @ 3pm and 6pm Pacific RSVP
  • Ballot cure canvassing training (via Zoom): Wed, 11/11, 11am-12pm Pacific RSVP

Ballot count observers: Daily morning & afternoon shifts RSVP Fresno or RSVP Bakersfield

Donate to the recount and ballot cure efforts: Donate here


Finally…

Follow us on Twitter (@SwingLeftPen) or join our Facebook group for updates on our latest events, actions and swing district news.

@SwingLeftPen

Questions? Email us:

Voter contact: votercontact@swingleftpeninsula.org
Letter Parties: letterwritingparties@swingleftpeninsula.org
Fundraising: fundraising@swingleftpeninsula.org
CA-10 Outreach: ca10@swingleftpeninsula.org
CA-21 Outreach: ca21@swingleftpeninsula.org
Phone Banking: phonebanking@swingleftpeninsula.org

Join our email list: https://actionnetwork.org/forms/slp_subscribe

If all else fails: info@swingleftpeninsula.org

As always, thanks for your support!

Barb Berry, Judith Bolker, Linda Brummer, Scott Carlson, Michelle Chang, Carole Flores, Anne Frahn, Mary Gill, Colin Gottlieb, Laura Gottsman, Barbara Kyser, Bruce Knoth, Victoria Maxson, Aarthi Rayapura, Kirstin Sego, Karen Spiro, Deb Strichartz and Mary Takahashi.

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