There’s also a series of Meet the Candidates events starting up this week. California Grassroots Alliance will host a series of California candidates running to take back the House next year. These events, plus actions to reach out to voters in other states, on our (Get Out The) Vote page.
Vote for the City’s next “I Voted” sticker
The Department of Elections is running a contest to select a new design for the “I Voted” sticker that you receive along with your ballot, or when you drop off a ballot in person. You can vote to keep the current white-on-red design, or replace it with one of the nine finalists. Voting runs through Tuesday, October 17. Read more—and cast your vote—on the contest webpage.
Tax Day is this coming Monday. Are you ready?
You may remember that the state and federal tax deadlines for almost all Californians were deferred earlier this year due to the winter storms. The revised deadline is Monday, October 16, and that date is less than a week away.
If you haven’t already submitted your state and federal taxes for tax year 2022, now’s the time to get on it. Don’t wait until the last minute; get your paperwork in order and contact your tax preparer today.
Get free COVID-19 tests from USPS and also from your insurance
The USPS and the Biden Administration have reopened the ordering site for free COVID-19 home test kits. Use these rapid antigen tests before attending (or hosting) a gathering or other event; if you test positive, cancel, or wear a good (N95) mask and be outside if possible. Get yours today!
Also, as a California resident, you can still get your insurance to reimburse you for at-home COVID-19 test purchases, thanks to SB 510, passed in 2021. This provision lasts until November 11, so the window is closing fast—you can purchase up to eight per person this month and eight per person next month and get those reimbursed by your insurance.
If you’re interested in participating in activities like drafting letters to our Members of Congress and developing our strategy for influencing them, the Indivisible SF Federal Working Group is where it happens.Indivisible SF Federal Working Group: Thursday, October 12, 7:30–9 PM. Planning meeting where we discuss strategy to influence our Members of Congress and the Biden administration to enact a progressive agenda. Meeting starts promptly at 7:30 PM. All are welcome. Register here!TODAY: Swing Left SF Bay Area Coalition Phone Bank: Wednesday, October 11 (and every Wednesday), 2:30–4:30 PM. Join Swing Left SF and the Bay Area Coalition to phone bank for all the key 2023 elections, as we organize swing states for key elections in 2023. RSVP here.True to Blue IN-PERSON Phone Bank for VA, OH, and CA: Saturday, October 14 (and every Saturday), 10:00–12:00 PM at 541 Castro Street. Join an in-person phone bank with the Bay Area Coalition to make calls to voters in key states for critical elections in 2023 and 2024. RSVP here.Meet the Candidates: Phil Arballo for CA-13: Thursday, October 12, 7:00–8:30 PM. The road to the House in 2024 lies through California. Join the NorCa/CentralValley MEET THE CANDIDATES Series to meet Phil Arballo, candidate for CA-13. RSVP here.Meet the Candidates: George Whitesides for CA-27: Wednesday, October 18, 7:00–8:30 PM. The road to the House in 2024 lies through California. Join the SoCal MEET THE CANDIDATES Series to meet George Whitesides, candidate for CA-27. RSVP here.
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