Election Day, November 8, 2022
In Wisconsin, the state GOP is still trying to overturn the 2020 election. If sanity is to prevail in a state that can decide national elections, Tony Evers needs to be re-elected Governor, and the GOP cannot get a veto-proof majority in the state legislature. The Evers race has flown under the radar for many Democrats, but it’s arguably the most consequential governor’s race and the most underfunded–of the 2022 election.
Write Postcards to Flip the Executive Council! This five-member-governmental body is powerful and little understood. The Council determines state spending, approves state contracts, and confirms all state agency heads. It recently rejected $27 million in federal funds for Covid vacines, defunded Planned Parenthood, and confirmed an education Commissioner who wants to use public tax dollars for private schools.
- Our goal is 10,000 postcards, so we need all hands (literally) on deck for this effort. Flipping the 4 to 1 GOP majority would help Granite Staters have an Executive Council that cares about public health, reproductive rights, and education. SIGN UP HERE.
PA Dems Voter Protection Office Hours and Training. The PA Dems is committed to defending the right to vote for all Pennsylvania voters and to electing Democrats up and down the ticket. On Mondays, you can learn about all things voter protection in Pennsylvania. They will also answer more specific questions for active voter protection volunteers such as “What do I do on Election Day if ____ happens?” or “How do I use LBJ?” If you are specifically interested in the voter assistance hotline, sessions are coming up.
- Voter Protection Office Hours Mondays at 7 PM ET
- Voter Assistance Hotline Training on various days and times.
It’s time to get serious about getting Dems elected. NC has a real opportunity to flip a U.S. Senate seat (read this article); CD 13 is a great Dem opportunity; the state legislature can’t afford to lose a single seat; the State Supreme Court could lose its slim 4/3 Dem majority. Choose your action, and let’s move NC forward together! Text and call for a U.S. Senate seat, a Congressional seat, and down-ballot candidates with these organizations:
- Text with Blue Unity 2022/NC Dems, Tues, training provided, uses Scale to Win. SIGN UP HERE!
- Call with Carolina Federation, Sunday and Thursday, training provided, uses ThruTalk SIGN UP HERE!
- Call with Blue Unity 2022/NC Dems. Call on your own using this Quick Guide or join a daily phone bank (training provided; uses OpenVPB).
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Defending Democracy in Wisconsin
“They are playing the long game….If they beat me,” says Gov. Tony Evers, “these laws will be in place for 2024….”
The Wisconsin GOP-controlled legislature is proposing election laws that are contingent on Tony Evers losing. These bills would allow so-called observers to stand three feet from poll workers, threaten poll workers with jail time if they obstruct an observer’s view, require elderly and disabled voters who are confined to their homes to show a photo I.D. to receive an absentee ballot, and gives the legislature control over the Wisconsin Election Commission.
“The Takeover,” The New Yorker, August 1, 2022
This month we return to America’s favorite battleground, Wisconsin, where the state GOP is still trying to overturn the 2020 election. If we want anything like sanity in a state that can decide our national elections, we need to reelect Tony Evers and stop the GOP from getting a veto-proof majority.
Lean Left is supporting Evers and two fragile incumbents in the state legislature, who can make sure we can protect democracy and free elections. The Evers race has flown under the radar for many Democrats, but it’s arguably the most consequential governor’s race–and the most underfunded–of the 2022 election.
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Black Voters Can Shift Power in North Carolina, Tuesday, September 13, 7 pm. Governor Roy Cooper will be the keynote speaker at this fundraiser for Advance Carolina and NC A. Philip Randolph Education Fund, two grassroots groups that engage with and mobilize rural black voters year-round. With an open US Senate seat, a State Supreme Court seat, and full control of the state legislature on the line, we cannot afford to ignore these voters. If you donated to these groups through Lean Left in July, you will receive the zoom link prior to the event. Otherwise, Donate Today!
We can’t lose the U.S. House. Join U.S. House Representatives Chris Pappas and Annie Kuster at Win Blue New Hampshire on Sunday, September 18, from 4:30 to 5:30. Both Congress members are in competitive races rated “toss-ups” by Cook Political Report. We need to defend their seats to ensure congress remains in Democratic control. In these very close races, every dollar will count!! A contribution is greatly appreciated (though not required) to attend the meeting. SIGN UP HERE.
Interested in helping New Hampshire win in November? Every Tuesday from 4:30 to 6:30, you can join the Dial for Democracy crew from Swing Blue Alliance and learn about how to have real conversations with voters to ensure Senator Maggie Hassan, Congressman Chris Pappas, and down-ballot candidates can win! Help move the needle towards Democrats and clean up the voter rolls. SIGN UP HERE.
Every Sunday between now and November 8, we’ll be making calls together at the Lean Left PowerHour. Show up anytime between 3 and 5 pm, then spend an hour working with other like-minded activists. If you only have one hour per week to dedicate to strengthening our democracy, PowerHour is the place for you! Here’s how it works.
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