As of Friday, Biden’s margin of victory surpassed 6 million votes, and he’s won well over the needed 270 electoral votes to become our next president. The people have overwhelmingly chosen him and vice president-elect Harris. Trump’s attempted legal challenges are continually being dismissed since there is no evidence to back up his claims. And the popular vote and electoral college margins are just too high for Trump to overturn the will of voters. The Republican strategy to sow discord is simply a way to grift money and to soothe Trump’s bruised ego at having lost the election.
Meanwhile, we have real problems that need addressing: we’ll need the new leadership to take on the covid pandemic and support the people who are struggling. To make that possible, we have a couple of urgent actions. First, we’ll need to flip the Senate. A lot of the effectiveness of the next administration will hinge on the outcome of the special elections in Georgia for the two remaining Senate seats. So first, we have some opportunities to help the Georgia Senate races. Second, we’re going to ask our Members of Congress to subpoena the director of the GSA to have her testify on why she’s stalling the usual transition process. (Scroll down to see example script and contact numbers/email links.)
Saturday virtual meet-ups for the Georgia Senate races:
We’re coming together on Zoom to call and/or text as a group. To find out more about what you can do from California to support Georgia Democrats, join us for these Saturday sessions. For the first half hour, we will go over a variety of actions available on our dedicated Georgia-only link tree. Then, you have the option of staying on Zoom for an additional 1.5 hours to work with us on a phonebank or textbank. Join us on any (or all) of these days:
- Sat., Nov. 28, 10am
- Sat., Dec. 5, 10am
The Zoom link for each is at https://linktr.ee/dothework2020
Dance Party for Georgia: Saturday December 5th, 7-8:30pm
Join us to secure a U.S. Senate that will support appointments and legislation to help our country move forward! We know the alternative is a U.S. Senate led by Mitch McConnell whose primary goal will be obstruction of the Biden administration.
Here are your basic dance steps:
Report what you donated in the tally sheet
Come to the party! 7-8:30 Pacific on Saturday, December 5th. Use the Zoom link. The details and Zoom link can be found at “Dancing went down to Georgia” on https://linktr.ee/dothework2020
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Tell our Members of Congress: Subpoena Emily Murphy at GSA, and demand that she allow the Biden Team access to all they need to ensure a smooth transition.
Feinstein: 415-393-0707 (SF) 202-224-3841 (D.C) (email)
Sen. Harris: 916-448-2787 (Sacramento) 202-224-3553 (D.C.) (email)
Rep. Garamendi (530) 753-5301 (Davis) (202)-225-1880 (D.C.) (email)
(if Rep. Matsui is your representative, the same example script applies)
Sample Call Script:
Hello, my name is [YOUR NAME] and I am a constituent from [CITY or zip code]. I urge you to subpoena the director of the GSA, Emily Murphy, to testify to Congress regarding her refusal to initiate the official transition of presidential power to President-elect Biden as our democracy demands.
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