Members of the Central York School Board made national headlines for banning resources and books by and about women and people of color — and they’re up for re-election in just a few weeks.
Among the banned materials are Malala Yousafzai’s autobiography, children’s books about Barack and Michelle Obama, Hidden Figures (based on the popular movie), and even a Sesame Street Town Hall on racism.
Defeating right-wing extremists on PA’s School Boards this November will send a message nationwide that we won’t tolerate book bans and attacks on women and people of color.
At Turn PA Blue, we’re working on the ground for local school board elections across the commonwealth.
Thanks for taking action today.
— Turn PA Blue
Turn PA Blue’s Weekly Round Up for the week of 9/20/21
We have six weeks until the November 2, 2021 election when crucial statewide judicial and local elections are on the ballot. The work we do now lays the groundwork – and sets the tone – for everything that follows in 2022 when we’ll be right back in the national spotlight.
Here’s how you can take action right now and make a difference:
UPCOMING EVENTS & VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES
- Join us on Tuesday, September 21, from 5:30-7 PM to make calls for the Democratic Central York School Board candidates. The current school board has made national news by banning books about diversity, equity and inclusion. We need to get these people out of office on November 2nd. We’ll be joined by local organizers and volunteers who can answer our questions while we dial. SIGN UP HERE.
TEXT WITH US
- Vote by Mail Outreach Texting, Thursdays from 3-6 PM: SIGN UP HERE. Training is offered before each shift. New texters are welcome!
KNOCK WITH US
- Check out our Canvass Schedule HERE. Additional events will be added!
- Our postcard store is OPEN! We’ll be launching our Get Out the Vote Postcards this week. The deadline for completing and mailing those postcards is October 20th. FIND DETAILS & ORDER HERE!
LEARN WITH US
- Are you new to canvassing or feeling rusty? We’ve got your back! Join us for Canvassing 101: How to Knock Doors and Influence People on 9/20 from 6:30-8:00 PM. This training will take you step-by-step through a canvass, review how to record your data, show you how to use MiniVAN, provide best practices and tips for your conversations, model common scenarios at the doors, and take questions. SIGN UP HERE.
- Deep Canvassing Happy Hour with the PA House Democratic Campaign Committee and Special Guest Rep Leanne Krueger on 9/30 from 7-8 PM. Come on out and learn about a first-in-the-nation effort from the PA House Democratic Campaign Committee to bring issue-based deep canvassing to state legislative elections! SIGN UP HERE.
JOIN OUR MESSAGING TEAMS
- Social Media Messaging Team: First toolkits this week! Don’t miss out! We’ll be sharing a weekly toolkit with the PA House Democratic Campaign Committee to advance coordinated Democratic messaging across PA. SIGN UP HERE and/or join the TURN PA BLUE SLACK HERE. You’ll find us in the #social-media-messaging-team channel.
- Letters to the Editor Team: SIGN UP HERE to become one of our letter writers.
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Thank you for your time and dedication!
The Turn PA Blue Team
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