The Good News & the Bad News: Maps & War

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War in Europe
As we fight against the suppression of human rights and freedom in our own country, our thoughts and support go out to the people of Ukraine as they face a devastating military invasion.

Here are ways you can help.

From NPR:  Anti-war demonstrators and Ukrainians living in the U.S. protest against Russia’s military operation in Ukraine in Lafayette Park on February 24, 2022 in Washington, DC. Russian President Vladimir Putin launched a full-scale invasion of Ukraine on February 24th.
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Some Good News: Fairer Maps in PA & NC

Two of our target states, North Carolina and Pennsylvania, have fairer Congressional maps. After the NC State Supreme Court three-judge panel sent gerrymandered maps back to the legislature, Superior Court judges replaced the new Congressional map with one of its own. The results for the statehouse and senate are mixed but more favorable than the original Republican-drawn maps; the Congressional contests see 6 safely red seats, 5 safely blue seats, and 3 competitive seats. In PA, the state legislature map, especially for House seats, is a considerable improvement over the old map. We have a real shot at flipping that chamber. The Senate is a bit better, maybe. 

New Hampshire

NH Dems still need us to call voters for the March 8 Town Meeting when 11 towns will vote on a ballot measure to remove voting machines. If you know people in these towns, alert them: Hampton, Windham, Goffstown, Rye, Alton, Salem, Hudson, Milton, Hopkinton, Loudon, Kensington, and Raymond. 

North Carolina 

Learn how to defeat your phone banking anxiety! Watching this 2020 video: Overcoming Phone Bank Fear and Loathing. Then attend the following training hosted by County to County, a leader in NC voter outreach programs. You’ll learn to make voter outreach calls for some of NC’s most threatened incumbents.


Remind voters to request mail ballots: In 2020, millions of Pennsylvanians voted by mail. However, they need to sign up every year.


Wisconsin has four elections in 2022!  There is a great need for voter protection volunteers, particularly to recruit poll observers to make sure that voting is fair.

  • Recruit Poll Observers: There is a lot of need for poll observers to make sure that voting is fair.  Help recruit! Every Tues and Thursday at 6:00

Learn more about New HampshirePennsylvaniaNorth Carolina, and Wisconsin

Upcoming Special Events

All In for NC monthly meeting, Monday, February 28, 2:30-3:30 pm. All In for NC brings together Democratic activist groups from around the country to learn and work on behalf of NC voters. This month they host the leaders of two grassroots groups that focus on NC’s Latinx community: Siembra NC and Poder NC. Sign up here!

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Help Turn PA Blue

In 2020, Pennsylvania turned blue at the Presidential level! In 2022, there is much at stake from a flippable Senate seat, retaining the Governorship and the first real shot in 10 years, thanks to fairly drawn maps, at retaking the state legislature!

The key grassroots organization to make this happen, from the bottom of the ballot up, is Turn PA Blue.

Check out the Pennsylvania Briefing Sheet for more information about this battleground state.


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