Weekly Action Update — We have less than 6 months before the midterm elections. We cannot lose.

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North Carolina

This is the final push to get out the vote for the NC Primary. Election Day is tomorrow! Find out all the ways you can help out on the Take Action page (updated regularly through election day).

  • On Wednesday, May 18th, 7:30-8:45, get fired up to flip NC at “What the Radical Right is Really Up to in NC,” hosted by Neighbors on Call. Nancy MacLean, author of Democracy in Chains: The Deep History of the Radical Right’s Stealth Plan for America, lays out the radical right’s decades-long “stealth plan” to hamstring America’s democracy and what we can do about it. Plus we’ll learn why state legislatures are at the core of the fight for democracy. Sign up here.

Pennsylvania

Thanks to a non-partisan redistricting committee that created a more fair map, Democrats have a decent chance at flipping the state legislature blue!  However, this won’t happen without your hard work.  You can take action to support state legislative candidates in the November general election. Sister District has identified two PA candidates, one incumbent and one challenger, who need our help.  

Wisconsin 

Voter intimidation at the polls has risen dramatically in Wisconsin.  It is likely to get worse.  Help protect the vote in Wisconsin by recruiting poll observers for the  August election! Poll observers are the eyes and ears of the WisDems at polling locations, and they need your help to recruit them so that voters can safely and easily cast their ballots.

  • Help recruit poll observers. The WisDems have a well-run, supported phonebank opportunity. There are several time slots weekly. Sign Up Here!

New Hampshire

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.  These are very rewarding calls to make. We’re talking to people who have been and will be on the frontline in November. Contact Rebecca here.

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Upcoming Events

Building Power Lunch Hour

New Hampshire, Thursday, May 19, 12:00. Join us for lunch and updates. 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

All In for North Carolina Monthly Meeting

Monday, May 23rd, 2:00-3:45 pm. Meet the rising star candidates who won their May 17 primaries in contested districts. Why is it essential that Democrats win in 2022? North Carolina has a chance to flip a U.S. Senate seat, gain a U.S. 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. Sign up 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!

Don’t forget we’re here to help you get started! Get in touch here. 

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Let’s Push This Up for Tony!

“Our work to defend access to reproductive healthcare has never been more important. Before I became governor, I promised I’d fight to protect access to abortion and reproductive rights. I’ve kept that promise, and I will fight every day as long as I’m governor.”
— Wisconsin Governor Tony Evers

Attorney General Josh Kaul (left) and Gov. Tony Evers (right). “A 173-year-old abortion ban in Wisconsin could go back into effect as early as this summer if a draft opinion from the U.S. Supreme Court takes effect.” Source: Wisconsin Public Radio

Tony Evers’s administration is the only thing standing in the way of the Republicans taking reproductive rights away from women in Wisconsin. If Tony Evers falls, so does the state of Wisconsin. Republicans would have a trifecta and would use it to turn it into the Texas of the Midwest. 

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.

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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Lean Left Vermont has raised more than $325,000 since 2017!

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


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