Fair Maps Still Possible in New Hampshire
The New Hampshire Dems aren’t giving up. The state Senate’s GOP majority rejected a bill that would have prohibited gerrymandered maps under state law. According to the New Hampshire Bulletin, “It would have instructed the Legislature to create compact districts and to consider communities of interest.” A recent University of New Hampshire poll shows the Senate’s actions aren’t real popular: 80% of the respondents reported they believe the maps are unfair. If the maps stay, the GOP and their right-wing cronies may be looking at a big backlash.
Town Meeting will happen across New Hampshire this week — ballot measures to have voting machines removed making voting more difficult, right-wing candidates running for school board and municipal seats. This will be a test run for November and knowing what voters think is important is vital to winning.
- Make calls with the Pappas team to find out what voters are thinking. Sign up here for Tuesdays from 5 to7:30 PM and sign up here for Sundays from either 1:00 to 3:30 PM or 4:00 to 6:30 PM.
How can we encourage our friends and neighbors to join us in this important work? That will be the topic of this month’s Building Power Lunch Hour with Lean Left’s North Carolina Team, Monday, March 7, 12-1 pm.
- Bring your lunch, a snack, or a drink, and let’s figure out how together we can work on behalf of North Carolina voters! Sign up here.
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 Tuesday and Thursday at 6:00
Join Lean Left’s New Hampshire Team
for the Monthly Power Hour Lunch
This is an informal meeting to get to know our fellow activists, brainstorm effective ways we can use our skills and resources in the coming months, and find community in our shared goal of building power and strengthening our democracy. Each month, we’ll focus on one topic that we all want to learn more about, and we’ll share our own experiences and ideas around that topic. March’s topic is “How can we get encourage friends and neighbors to join us in this work?” Sign up here!
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- More than 650,000 Democrats didn’t vote in 2020.
- Democrats lost statewide races by 1.75%, 1.34% and 0.008%.
- North Carolina has been called “the most purple state in America.”
With an open Senate seat, several competitive Congressional races, two state supreme court races, and a Republican legislature heading toward a supermajority, every single vote could make the difference in North Carolina in 2022.
That’s why Lean Left is supporting three grassroots groups that are leading efforts to expand the electorate, win up and down the ballot and build lasting progressive, Democratic power.
- County to County (for their innovative paid canvassing program)
- Carolina Federation (for their multi-racial and cross-class electoral organizing)
- Siembra NC (for their voter registration and canvassing programs in Latinx communities)
You can meet the leaders of these three organizations at Grassroots to Win in North Carolina on Wednesday, April 6, 7-8 pm (your donation serves as your ticket to the event). Grassroots is co-hosted by Lean Left Vermont and activist groups around the country. More information to come. Check out the North Carolina Briefing Sheet for more information about this battleground state.
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