Lean Left Vermont Action Alert January 17

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North Carolina

Last week, a three-judge panel ruled that Republican maps did not violate the state’s constitution and can be used in the 2022 elections. Yet they also ruled that those same maps are “incompatible with democratic principles and subject our state to ridicule.” The same three-judge panel (2 Rs, 1 D) upheld gerrymandered maps last year. The NC Supreme Court will now decide. 

Join Lean Left’s North Carolina State Team! 

  • You’ll receive updates when there are important ways to take action in NC. 
  • You’ll have a direct line to technical support & training when you need it. 
  • And you’ll hear about North Carolina PowerHours: one-hour working sessions for priority NC actions. 

Contact Dana for more information.

New Hampshire

In light of the recent NH state legislature’s approval of gerrymandered congressional maps that give an unfair partisan advantage to the Republican party, shifting gears to work on voter protection, engagement, and getting positive messages out to voters.

  • The NH Town Meetings in March will be the testing ground for voter protection. We’re working with the NH Dems protection team to line up volunteers for the voter hotlines and recruit poll observers. The NH Dems will contact you directly with details. Sign up here!
  • On Wednesday starting at 7:00 pm EST, New Hampshire 603Forward is holding their January advocacy check-in Finding Community in the Chaos. Join some inspiring young leaders in New Hampshire for a conversation on finding community and how you can take action in New Hampshire. Sign up here!

Join Lean Left’s New Hampshire State Team! 

  • You’ll receive updates when there are important ways to take action in New Hampshire
  • You’ll have a direct line to technical support & training when you need it. 
  • And you’ll hear about New Hampshire PowerHours: one-hour working sessions for priority actions. 

Contact Rebecca for more information.

Wisconsin

The Wisconsin Supreme Court ruled that a “least changes” approach should be taken in the creation of a new state legislative map. What that neutral-sounding phrase means is that the new map must start with the existing map, considered by many the most horribly gerrymandered state legislative map in the country.  Fighting back means reaching and mobilizing Democratic voters in all corners of the state. Citizen Action WI has a deep canvassing phone program to do this.  Please join them! Sign up here.  

Pennsylvania

In 2020, a number of Vermonters, several in leadership positions, worked on the PA Dems Voter Assistance Hotline, the busiest voter hotline in the country! We are already working closely with the new voter protection team in PA.  

To join either the WI or PA teams, please contact Ann Smith. As part of the team, you will receive: 

  • Updates on important actions and developments within PA and WI to support organizations, candidates, and voter protection efforts.
  • Invitations to action and information events with guest speakers.
  • Guidance and support to engage in new actions and with new organizations. 

Fund the Movement

 January Beneficiary
Citizens Action of Wisconsin

Citizen Action Wisconsin has played a constant role in democracy issues, including nonpartisan voter engagement of underrepresented communities throughout Wisconsin and defending the right to vote. 

Or contribute through your Giving Circle!
Read more about our January beneficiary HERE.


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