May 17: Primaries in Pennsylvania and North Carolina!
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Help get newly registered voters off on the right foot! Voting is a lifelong habit. Support the New Pennsylvania Project’s (NPP) voter registration project by contacting newly registered Democrats and Independents to ask if their registration materials have arrived and if not, help them find out their registration status and fix any problems.
- Red to Blue is making these calls on behalf of NPP. So far we’ve found a number of people who had NOT received their registration cards. Volunteers were able to help them in time to vote in the upcoming primary. We offer important information and voters are very grateful. Contact Ann to get connected.
We’re 6 months out from the November midterms! North Carolina has a chance to flip a U.S. Senate seat, gain a representative with the newly added 13th Congressional seat, hold the Democratic majority on the state supreme court (absolutely essential!), and make gains in the state legislature while fending off a Republican supermajority. How will YOU get engaged?
- Check out the multiple ways you can help in NC right now on Lean Left’s Take Action page. Then head to the Calendar and register for two events that will up your knowledge of the political landscape in NC: What the Radical Right Is Really Up to in NC (May 18) and Meet the Primary Winners at All In for NC’s Monthly Meeting (May 23).
Learn what it takes to persuade swing voters. Victory in Wisconsin will depend not only on turnout in the blue strongholds of Milwaukee and Madison but the ability of Democrats to persuade swing voters in other areas of the state. Sara Rodriguez, who is running for Lt Governor, has proven she can reach these voters. In 2020, she flipped one of two State Assembly seats from red to blue. Sara will share her perspective on how to persuade swing voters. She will also provide a first-hand account of the situation on the ground in WI.
- Join Indivisible Wrigleyville in welcoming Sara on Sunday, May 15th from 4:30 to 6:00 PM EDT. Nick Truog, the WisDems Political Director is also tentatively scheduled to participate. Join the meeting here. Don’t forget to donate to our WI beneficiaries this month!
Each political party is responsible for appointing more than 1,100 ballot inspectors in towns and wards. Ballot Inspectors (also known as Poll Workers) are community members who maintain the integrity of our elections: marking the checklist, handing out ballots, helping voters in need at the ballot booths, and more. Ballot inspectors serve two-year terms (starting in August 2022) and are responsible for all state and local elections.
- Make recruitment calls and protect the vote in New Hampshire with the NH Voter Protection Team. Sign up here this week for either Monday or Wednesday. As soon as more dates become available or we can make these calls on our own, we’ll let you know!
Building Power Lunch Hour
New Hampshire, Thursday, May 19, 12:00. We are on the verge of walking over and talking to our neighbors in New Hampshire about how important their vote is in November. Join us for lunch and learn more. We’ll also share ideas and experiences and make plans on how we can support our neighbors in their effort to bring democracy back to the Granite State. SIGN UP HERE.
Winning Wisconsin Swing Voters with Sara Rodriquez
Learn what it takes to persuade swing voters. Join Indivisible Wrigleyville in welcoming Sara Rodriquez on Sunday, May 15th from 4:30 to 6:00 PM EDT. Nick Truog, the WisDems Political Director is also tentatively scheduled to participate. Join the meeting here.
Weary & Worried about the Midterm Election?
If you’re feeling anxious about what this year holds or wondering whether it’s worth getting involved, here is an event that may help. Get a jolt of hope and then swing back to Lean Left Vermont’s Take Action page for actions you can take. Jumpstart for the Weary Activist: Tips for Joyful, Sustainable Activism. Saturday, May 21, 5 PM. SIGN UP HERE!
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Wisconsin: A Sea Wall for Democracy
“I would’ve never guessed that my job as governor…was going to be mainly about making sure that our democracy is still intact
in this state.”
— Wisconsin Governor Tony Evers
Headlines from Wisconsin
Wisconsin’s Democratic governor vetoes GOP abortion bills
Tony Evers vetoes critical race theory ban bill
Gov. Tony Evers Vetoes 6 GOP-Backed Election Bills
Join Lean Left in supporting Governor Evers’ campaign as well as local Democratic County Committees in critical areas of the State.
Even Georgia Governor Brian Kemp knew there was a line not to be crossed regarding the validity of 2020 election results. He stood by the state’s results that handed Georgia’s electoral votes to Joe Biden. None of the Republicans looking to challenge Tony Evers for the Wisconsin governorship will have any hesitation in tossing out results they don’t like. One leading contender wants to destroy the bipartisan Wisconsin Election Commission so there is only “one throat to choke…if elections go wrong.” Another is still actively pursuing the decertification of the 2020 presidential results.
If Tony Evers falls, so does the state of Wisconsin. Republicans would have a trifecta and would use it to turn it into the Florida of the Midwest. Tony Evers’ veto is the only thing that has stopped them so far.
Wisconsin statewide elections are often decided by 1% or less. Tony Evers defeated Scott Walker by 1.1% and Biden defeated Trump by 0.63%. Much attention gets focused on Milwaukee and Madison but neither of these wins would have been possible without strength in other parts of the state.
Join Lean Left in supporting Governor Evers’s campaign as well as three Democratic county committees in critical parts of the state. One of these county committees (La Crosse) is also the center of the most, perhaps only, competitive US House race (WI-03) in the state. Dem Ron Kind is retiring.
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