Our May 10th Newsletter

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We’re a grassroots organization. Just as roots weave a strong, interconnected web, we’re learning how to best tie in with local and national groups in this new election cycle.

The Central Valley will be key to winning the looming recall election and defending the U.S. House in 2022, and we’re strengthening our connections to the valley.  We’ll be supporting voter engagement efforts, including creating relationships that help voters improve their lives through the electoral process.

We’re supporting the just-announced Central Valley VoterPAC, setting up phone banks for the Central Valley, continuing our educational programs and making calls to critical states nationwide to support voters’ rights. 

Read on for details…

Central Valley VoterPAC Kickoff!


Can we turn California Congressional Districts 21, 22, and 23 blue in ’22? Learn about the new VoterPAC, which will be supporting organizations and volunteers focused on voter engagement in the Central Valley. We expect district lines to change and create new opportunities for victory. Join this Wednesday’s kick-off on-line!

Congresswoman Lucy McBath (GA-6) and Nse Ufot of the New Georgia Project will talk about “Lessons from Georgia” and ways to implement a successful voter engagement plan in the Central Valley.

Phone Bank Training for CD-21

Want to start engaging voters in the Central Valley now? Join Swing Left Inland Valley, Field Team 6, and friends for Phone Bank TRAINING on Thursday, May 13th at 10:30am – 12pm. to Register Eligible Voters (likely Democrats) to WIN BACK California’s Central Valley Congressional District, CD-21.

Protect Voting Rights in TX, AZ, and WV

Take an active role in making America work for everyone: Swing Left Peninsula along with Center for Common Ground (Reclaim Our Vote) is sponsoring phonebanks on Wednesdays and Saturdays.  Please join us and if you have never phone banked before, we will train you!

Call Texas to Protect Voting Rights on Wednesdays and support S1 (For the People Act) by calling residents in Arizona and West Virginia on Saturdays.

Text to Defeat the Recall!

Republicans are forcing Californians to spend millions of dollars on this desperate right-wing attempt to grab political power by recalling Governor Gavin Newsom. “Stop the Recall” is Californians to identify supporters and they need our help. Sign up for training and to fight the recall!

What’s Going on With Letters?

We had a wildly successful run in 2020, when we sent hundreds of thousands of letters to voters. We got the letters from VoteForward, their work continues, and we will continue to support it. Now, however, VoteForward’s letter campaigns tend to be small, over-subscribed and often completed before we can get the word out. We’re expecting much larger campaigns in the future and we plan to organize letter parties when those kick-off. Watch our newsletters for details!

Seminar: Expanding the Supreme Court

Just announced! Join Swing Left Peninsula, Swing Left San Louis Obispo, and South Bay Swing Left as we explore the question “Should the Supreme Court be expanded now?” led by Professor Terri Peretti of Santa Clara University.

Events from Our Partners

State Voting Rights with Voting Rights Attorney Marc Elias
Wednesday, May 12th 4:30pm PT

Who are the Cyber Ninjas and what did they do? Join the conversation with the country’s foremost expert in voter rights attorney Marc Elias, founder of Democracy Docket. Elias will discuss the Cyber Ninjas incident and share his insights on the biggest threats voters are facing and what we can do to help protect our democracy. RSVP Here.

The 2021 Virginia Gubernatorial Election
Saturday, May 15th 11:00am PT

Interested in finding out more about Virginia’s upcoming election in 2021? Virginia’s off-year elections are crucial for meeting our 2022 goal of retaining (and strengthening) control of both chambers. Join Swing Left East Bay to meet Virginia Delegates Alex Askew and Lashrecse Aird! RSVP Here.

Write Postcards Anytime

Write Postcards with Field Team 6 to encourage voter registration. Many campaigns available!

Valley Blue in 22!

Multiple local Democratic Parties in the Central Valley are joining forces with Santa Clara and Contra Costa County Dems for a fundraiser to turn the Central Valley Blue in 2022! Donate here and come hear Josh Harder, TJ Cox, Jerry McNerney and others speak at this kickoff event!

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