Lean Left Vermont Weekly Action Update!

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Election Day, November 8, 2022

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North Carolina

People from around the country came together on Tuesday to support two grassroots groups at Black Voters Can Shift Power in North Carolina, co-sponsored by Lean Left (click here for a link to the recording). This event raised a whopping $193,000 and counting! Lean Left’s Giving Circles contributed more than $7,400. Our support could result in multiple Democratic wins: a U.S. Senate seat, a swing Congressional seat, and a more Democratic state legislature that will preserve abortion access in NC. 

  • Through November, we’ll be making calls into northeastern NC, a region U.S. Senate candidate Cheri Beasley has identified as crucial for her to win. We’ll call mostly Black, rural voters to encourage them to vote. Kickoff Phone Bank: Sun, Sept 18 at 6 pm, with special guest Valerie Jordan, candidate for State Senate! Jordan must win a tight State Senate election to ensure that Gov Cooper’s veto stands and that Rs cannot ban abortion. Attend this first training, then you can make calls on your own or with Lean Left any day of the week! Sign Up Here!

New Hampshire

We’re taking to the streets. Out-of-state canvass volunteers are crucial to winning up and down the ballot in November: the first weekend in September, 20% of the canvassers in New Hampshire were from Massachusetts, Vermont, and Maine. Vermonters can go to 4 close locations on the western side of NH. Bring friends — much more fun! An Organize New Hampshire staff will meet you and provide all your materials and a brief training before you head out.

Wisconsin
In Wisconsin, the state GOP is still trying to overturn the 2020 election. If sanity prevails 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.  

Pennsylvania

Help flip the state legislature blue! Thanks to a non-partisan redistricting committee that created a more fair map, Democrats have a decent chance at flipping the state legislature blue! Democrats can then go on the offensive to improve the lives of Pennsylvanians rather than playing defense with a veto. The best way to help remotely? Make calls with Sister District. Join supported phone banks. All training and support is supplied.

Fund the MovementSeptember Beneficiary: New Hampshire

September Beneficiary: New Hampshire

Building Power at the Local Level

“A huge weakness in American liberalism right now is the obsession with national politics, which has led to ceding huge amounts of state and local power to the right.” 

Ezra Klein, “Democrats Chase Shiny Objects” Podcas

Why is the House of Representatives so important?

  • The House selects the Secretary of State, the person who oversees elections. 
  • The House is currently dominated by the far-right, whose legislative agenda is out of step with NH voters: ban abortion, use public tax dollars for private education, restrict history curriculum, use “teacher loyalty” oaths, defund family planning and public health services, and ignore climate change.

In 2020, the New Hampshire Dems lost the House of Representatives by 1,316 votes. Regaining control is critical and DOABLE!

This month Lean Left Vermont is supporting two exciting New Hampshire campaigns to help make this happen. 

  • New Hampshire Young Democrats recruit, train, and help elect the next generation of progressive leaders. Since 2018, they have helped over 225 young candidates run for office; 156 of these young leaders went on to serve or are currently serving in elected positions across the state. 
  • New Hampshire House Dems Victory Committee is executing a targeted campaign to gain at least 17 seats in the House. In 2020, the closest races that kept Democrats from holding the majority were determined by just 754 votes, an average of 53 votes per race. 

The money you donate will go a long way in helping candidates in local races take back the House of Representatives. Helping down-ballot candidates will help those at the top of the ticket!

Donate Now!

Or contribute through your Giving Circle!
Lean Left Vermont has raised more than $325,000 since 2017!

To learn about the campaign in New Hampshire click here!

Events

Check the Website for More Events!!

Lean Left Office Hours, every Friday at 3 pm. Questions about PowerHours or our recommended text/phone banks? Which action should you choose? Need tech help or a refresher on the calling/texting tools we’ll be using? We have Office Hours for just this reason! Use this link to drop in.

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 5:30Both 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.

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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Lean Left Vermont works to elect Democrats and Progressives in key states around the nation. We empower Vermonters to engage in strategic, targeted actions that will flip congressional and state-level seats from red to blue, or keep seats blue.

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