Indivisible Yolo Newsletter 9-19-22

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Midterm election actions and Davis City Council forum

Hi Indivisibles,

As the midterm election rapidly approaches, we have so many events where you can help make this final push to get out the vote and do the work to achieve our progressive priorities and defend against MAGA chaos. Join one of our action teams- see below for our spotlighted upcoming events!

Special note to our Davis Indivisibles: Davis City Council candidate forum

Former CA Superintendent of Public Instruction and Davis resident Delaine Eastin will moderate an evening of conversation with the five candidates vying for two Davis City Council seats. The forum takes place Monday, Sept. 26 in Davis Community Chambers, and will be recorded for later viewing. Eastin will speak with District 4 Candidates–former Mayor Gloria Partida and Adam Morrill–from 6:30-7:20 pm. District one candidates including Councilmember Dan Carson, Kelsey Fortune and Bapu Vaitla are scheduled from 7:30-9 pm. Event sponsors include Indivisible Yolo, Yolo Democratic Socialists of America, and Yolo People Power. Opening questions have been generated by the sponsoring groups, and Eastin will add her own follow-up questions. “We have selected this conversational format to leverage Dr. Eastin’s vast political experience and intellect, and to create lively discussion so voters can discover candidates’ policy objectives and personalities,” said Francesca Wright of the Yolo People Power coordinating team. Nonprofit community media center Davis Media Access (DMA) serves as media co-sponsor and will record the event for later viewing on DCTV Channel 15 Comcast in Davis, and on demand at https://davismedia.org. The event is free and open to the public. Wearing masks is requested, as there will be persons from immune-compromised households in attendance. Kindly park in visitor-only parking for no longer than two hours or on A Street for up to three hours. For more information about the event, please contact yolopeoplepower@gmail.com.

And please save the date for a joint Indivisible Yolo & Sister District Yolo Midterm Update meeting October 3rd @ 7pm! https://www.mobilize.us/indivisibleyolo/event/512022/

Newest action team events: Join us to help win elections!

Tues, Sept 27, 7pm- Start up with Texting:https://www.mobilize.us/indivisibleyolo/event/486276/

Sun, Sept 25, 2-4 pm and Mon, Sept 26, 3-5 pm- Phone Bank for AZ/NV:https://www.mobilize.us/indivisibleyolo/event/484921/

Wed, Sept 21- Voter Registration in Reno & more:https://www.mobilize.us/indivisibleyolo/event/497211/

Sat,Oct 1- Canvassing in Stockton & more:https://www.mobilize.us/indivisibleyolo/event/487197/

Sat, Oct 8 or Oct 15 Canvassing in Reno & more:https://www.mobilize.us/indivisibleyolo/event/487197/

Midterm election action teams- sign up now:

Text Team:https://www.mobilize.us/indivisibleyolo/event/486276/
Phone Team:https://www.mobilize.us/indivisibleyolo/event/484921/
Walk Team:https://www.mobilize.us/indivisibleyolo/event/497385/

Groups to consider donating to if you can’t participate

We know that our dedicated volunteers walk, text, call and write to elect the right candidates! But sometimes our schedules, other priorities make participating directly more difficult. When we can’t be there in person, on the phone, or otherwise, we also look to fund on the ground groups in ways that can have the most impact! Given the stakes in November, our Electoral Team has identified two outstanding groups that are funneling contributions to on-the-ground groups here in California. Please consider these as you prioritize your contributions as November looms close and GOTV is the order of the day. The time is now.

Walk the Walk USA
Walk the Walk USA( WtW) is supporting strategic work throughout the U.S. And while control of the U.S. Senate will go through nine of the states, the U.S. House may very well go through California, where we anticipate up to nine competitive House races this year. WtW USA is supporting Communities for a New California (CNC) to help with their Get Out the Vote efforts https://www.anewcalifornia.org/get_out_the_vote
Please join WtW USA on Tues, September 20th at 5:30pm Pacific time for crucial final mobilizing before the midterms. Click here to sign up in advance for the Zoom call, and learn how you can make a difference in this year’s crucial elections, no matter where you live. You can fill in the optional Referrer field with Indivisible Yolo so we know to thank you.  
If you can’t make it to the WtW Zoom call,  you can donate by using this link: 
https://secure.actblue.com/donate/walkthewalk2022?refcode=indivisibleyolo

Central Valley Matters
For the mid-term elections, Central Valley Matters is focusing on Kern County which is 65% of CD 22. If you can’t canvass, the next best thing to do your part is to sponsor a canvasser. Central Valley Matters is supporting the Dolores Huerta Action Fund to hire Spanish-speaking canvassers in Kern County https://www.centralvalleymatters.org/dhaf. Every $5,000 raised puts a canvasser in the field for two months.  Their goal is to raise enough funds for 12 canvassers. Will you help reach that goal?  https://secure.actblue.com/donate/dhaf-2022

Still time to sign up for election protection work in Nevada

An August, 2022, House Oversight Committee investigation uncovered that “coordinated campaigns of election disinformation are disrupting the crucial work of local election officials, subjecting these Americans to violent threats, and overwhelming the limited resources available to provide accurate information to voters and protect the integrity of our democratic system.”

The Nevada Democratic Victory campaign is recruiting poll and count observers. After training, poll observers do the traditional work to monitor precincts, report any problems to a centralized “boiler room,” and try to help voters who might be facing difficulties in being allowed to vote. This year, election officials have told the campaign that the right wing harassment was much reduced when Democratic poll observers were present at the primary election, and they appreciate our presence. Count observers will be part of a team watching the election officials conduct the vote count.

To volunteer to work as a poll or count observer in Nevada, fill out this form and you will be contacted: https://ndv.vote/vopro.

Training will be held in mid-October and early in-person voting starts October 22. Members of Indivisible Yolo have experience and can answer any questions you have about volunteering at the polls in Nevada. For more information, email indivisibleyolo@gmail.com.

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