Our Apr 26th Newsletter

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What’s going on now and what’s to come? We’re co-hosting a filibuster seminar in about two weeks that we’re very excited about. Also, things are heating up in the Central Valley. We need to register thousands of voters to reclaim Congressional seats and then mobilize those voters later. We’ll be working with local groups in the valley to empower citizens. In the short term, there’s a voter registration training coming up as well as a fundraiser for Josh Harder.

Finally, we’re making calls to turn out Democratic voters for a special congressional election in Texas.

Read on for details..

Quick Links below:


Seminar: Want Progress? Nix the Fillibuster

Thursday, May 6th 6:00 PM Pacific

What’s between us and real progress? Republicans who have used the levers of law and politics to retain political power by stacking the courts, disenfranchising voters, and gerrymandering state and federal districts. The Senate filibuster is one last tool they use to impede progressive legislation.

Join Swing Left Peninsula and friends for a Zoom presentation with Professors Sonja Jacobi and Matthew Sag. We’ll learn about Republican anti-democratic tactics and the best counter strategies for advancing progressive agendas across the country. Our presenters have worked and published extensively on American law and politics and bring a unique international perspective as Australian nationals.

RSVP: May 6th 6:00pm PT

Protect Voting Rights in AZ and Get Out the Vote in TX

Call voters in Arizona on Saturdays to urge Senator Krysten Sinema to support S1, For The People Act, which will stop Big Money and special interests from calling the shots in our politics, end partisan gerrymandering, expand our right to vote and hold elected officials to high ethical standards.

Last chance to GOTV! Call Democrats in the 6th District of Texas to let people know about the special majority-vote primary election for Congress. Election day is May 1, Early voting ends April 27th.

RSVP: AZ Saturdays 1-3pm PT

RSVP: TX Wednesdays 2-4pm PT

Events from Our Partners

Learn to Register Voters By Phone (CD-21)

Thursday, April 29th 7:00 PM Pacific

Join Swing Left Inland Valley, Field Team 6, and other Co-Sponsors for Phone Bank Training to Register Eligible Voters (likely Democrats) to WIN BACK California’s Central Valley Congressional District, CD-21 (the Democrats were unseated by a mere 0.8%). Making sure people are registered to vote is an effective way to make a difference in 2022!

You will not be making calls during this session. Instead you’ll learn about the goals of the phone bank, what you’ll need to get started, how to use Field Team 6’s online registration tool called VOTERIZER.

RSVP: April 29th 7pm PT

Josh Harder Fundraiser

Friday, May 7th 5:00 PM Pacific

Please join Kathryn & Kirk Hanson, Mike & Yvonne Nevens, Diane & John Savage, and Karen Janowski & Tom Becker on May 7th for a virtual reception with Representative Josh Harder. Keeping Josh in Congress is essential to keeping the House Blue. California’s 10th Congressional District is at the top of the Republicans list flip the House back in 2022, and will be one of the toughest races in the country. 

RSVP: May 7th 5pm PT

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