Remember the work we did for the 2020 election? Time to do it again for democracy itself.

Join one of these four campaigns to help push through S.1- “For the People” Act.

The S-1 For the People Act is an ambitious Democratic proposal that includes provisions like: making it easier to register to vote, expanding early voting nationwide, attempting to end political gerrymandering and supporting statehood for the District of Columbia. Some polls have found that a majority of Americans support many of the provisions currently in the bill.” (Here’s a quick primer on S.1 – For the People Act.)

Find a call campaign that fits your schedule and roll up your sleeves! Are you an introvert who really hates calling people? Well, that may actually be your super-power! Check this link out and find out why…

1 – FAIR FIGHT

Fair Fight Club founder Stacey Abrams:Today I’m launching Hot Call Summer— because in order to pass the For The People Act, we need your help to make sure our Senators know how important this legislation is to you.

So far this year, 47 state legislatures have introduced at least 361 bills that would make it harder to vote. Fair Fight Action is launching nationwide advocacy efforts in support of urgently needed federal voting rights laws like the John Lewis Voting Rights Advancement Act and S.1, the For the People Act. We need your help to call voters in states across the country to hear their voting experiences. Through these stories you will help collect, Fair Fight Action and our partners will demonstrate to Congress the need for enhanced federal protections to ensure all eligible voters are able to cast their vote freely and make their voices heard, regardless of where they live.” 

  • Action #1: Here’s what you can do right now and every day!:
    • No matter where you live, no matter what your Senator has already said, I need you to call your US Senators every day in June to demand that Senators pass the For The People Act to protect our freedom to vote. Call 888-453-3211 (or see below) to be connected to your Senators now – and don’t be afraid to call them daily to keep the pressure on.”
      • Minimal script: I’m calling from [zip code] and I want Sen. [___]  work hard to pass S1, the For the People Act. What makes something “bipartisan” is not whether politicians of both parties endorse a bill—but whether the proposal has broad support among voters across the political spectrum. This bill does. It’s time to stop making excuses, and start delivering results for the American people. We want dark money out of politics; we want partisan gerrymandering to end. We want to be able to vote freely and fairly. Do your jobs, please. Make passing S1 your top priority.
      • For Democrats, add-in script: Please talk to your colleagues who still support the filibuster over what’s really important to us.
        • Contacts: This legislation is co-sponsored by both our senators, Feinstein and Padilla. See Feinstein’s statement here.
          • Senator Feinstein: email, DC (202) 224-3841, LA (310) 914-7300, SF (415) 393-0707, SD (619) 231-9712, Fresno (559) 485-7430
          • and Senator Padilla: email, DC (202) 224-3553, LA (310) 231-4494, SAC (916) 448-2787, Fresno (559) 497-5109, SF (415) 981-9369, SD (619) 239-3884 
          • Who is my representative/senator?: https://whoismyrepresentative.com
  • Action #2: Text bank! Get Ready! Get Trained!
    • Join Fair Fight Action’s text bank days of action on June 11, 16, 17, 18, 21, 22 and 23 to ask voters in key states to call their Senators about the For The People Act. If you have not already attended Fair Fight’s text training on our new text platform, Impactive, sign up for a training here for everything you’ll need to join one of these text banks:
    • Online link here: https://www.mobilize.us/fairfight/event/380601/
      • Thu, Jun 10, 11:00am–11:45am PDT
      • Tue, Jun 15, 5:30pm–6:15pm PDT
      • Thu, Jun 17, 11:00pm–11:45pm PDT
      • Sun, Jun 20, 12:00pm–12:45pm PDT
      • Tue, Jun 22, 5:30pm–6:15pm PDT
      • Tue, Jun 29, 5:30pm–6:15pm PDT
      • Tue, Jul 20, 5:30pm–6:15pm PDT
      • Tue, Aug 3, 5:30pm–6:15pm PDT
  • Action #3: Call some people! Shake those phones!
    • Each phonebank will start with a brief overview of the goal of these calls, the script and a training on the phonebank system. Please be sure to join the phonebank right at the start to ensure you get all the information & training you need. 
    • At this time we will be using the Hubdialer system for these calls. You will need both a phone (either a cell phone or a landline) AND a computer/tablet to make these calls.
    • Online link here: https://www.mobilize.us/fairfight/event/384255/
      • Sun, Jun 13, 1:00pm–4:00pm PDT
      • Tue, Jun 15, 3:00pm–6:00pm PDT
      • Sun, Jun 20, 1:00pm–4:00pm PDT
      • Tue, Jun 22, 3:00pm–6:00pm PDT
      • Sat, Jun 26, 8:00am–11:00pm PDT
      • Sun, Jun 27, 1:00pm–4:00pm PDT
      • Tue, Jun 29, 3:00pm–6:00pm PDT
  • Action #4 – Join Stacey and her Guests! Hot Call Summer – Virtual Community Events!
    • Join me and special guests throughout June for virtual events across the country to share the importance of passing the For The People Act. Online link here: https://www.mobilize.us/fairfight/
      • Thursday, June 10 – Hot Call Summer: Southern Town Hall: Please join Stacey Abrams, Congresswoman Nikema Williams, and special guests on June 10 at 5 PM PDT to learn more about how you can get involved and start calling your Senators https://www.mobilize.us/fairfight/event/393974/
      • Monday, June 14 – Hot Call Summer: Northeast and Midwest Town Hall: Please join Stacey Abrams and special guests on June 14 at 5 PM PDT to learn more about how you can get involved and start calling your Senators! https://www.mobilize.us/fairfight/event/393988/
      • Thursday, June 17 Hot Call Summer: Southwest Town Hall: Please join Stacey Abrams and special guests, including Secretary of State Katie Hobbs of Arizona and Speaker Jason Frierson of Nevada, on June 17 at 9 PM ET/ 6 PM MST/ 6 PM PDT to learn more about how you can get involved and start calling your Senators! https://www.mobilize.us/fairfight/event/393980/

2 – VoPros – Calls to West Virginians

We’re so excited to work together with West Virginians for Democracy, Focus 2020, Common Cause and Represent Us to demand bold changes to our democracy and create a government that represents all of us, not big corporations or special interests. On Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays through June we will call voters in West Virginia and connect them to Senator Manchin’s office to leave a message in support of For the People Act (S1). 

Mobilize link here: https://www.mobilize.us/vopropros/event/389987/

These shifts will include training for first-timers before you make calls – so if this is your first time, no worries! We’ll make sure you feel prepared before you begin.

  • Thu, Jun 10, 3:00pm–5:00pm PDT
  • Sat, Jun 12, 1:00pm–3:30pm PDT
  • Tue, Jun 15, 2:30pm–5:00pm PDT
  • Thu, Jun 17, 3:00pm–5:00pm PDT
  • Sat, Jun 19, 1:00pm–3:30pm PDT
  • Tue, Jun 22, 2:30pm–5:00pm PDT
  • Thu, Jun 24, 3:00pm–5:00pm PDT

3 – Tuesday(s) 6/15 – “Represent US – June 15th Nation Phonebank to pass the For the People Act (2:30 – 5:00 pm PDT)

Link here: https://vol.represent.us/a/pb_61521

The For the People Act would help eliminate dark money, and end gerrymandering just in time for the redistricting process that only happens every ten years. The For the People Act is expected to get a vote in the Senate this summer, and we have to do whatever it takes to pass this bill.

Senator Joe Manchin of West Virginia is key to getting the For the People Act to the floor, so he needs to know that West Virginians have his back and support the For the People Act.

Every Tuesday, we’re calling West Virginia voters to tell them about this sweeping anti-corruption bill, and asking them to make a quick call to Senator Manchin.

When: 5:30pm – 8pm ET on Tuesday, June 15th

Where: Right from your computer! The phonebank will start with a training hosted virtually on Zoom.

Why: To educate voters in West Virginia about the For the People Act, and connect them to Senator Manchin’s office.

First time phonebanking with RepresentUs? Don’t worry, we kick off every phonebank with a training at 5:30pm ET on Zoom.

4 – Center for Common Ground – Calls to Arizona and Louisiana

Link here: https://www.centerforcommonground.org/phonebankcentral

We have begun to make calls to Arizona Voters and patching them through to Senator Kyrsten Sinema, where they will encourage her to help reform the filibuster in order to protect and defend democracy.

You are welcome to make calls any time!(9am-8pm within the target state’s time zone, no Sunday mornings)

If you’d like to make calls with a group of volunteers, sign up for any of the guided phone banks to the left.

Center for Common Ground is non-partisan, but we welcome any organizations to participate and host events with our phone banks as long as they follow our non-partisan rules.

Deeper Dive on S.1 – For the People Act

This bill addresses voter access, election integrity and security, campaign finance, and ethics for ALL three branches of government. 

Voter Registration: Specifically, the bill expands voter registration (e.g., automatic and same-day registration) and voting access (e.g., vote-by-mail and early voting). It also limits removing voters from voter rolls.

Redistricting Commissions: The bill requires states to establish independent redistricting commissions to carry out congressional redistricting.

Election Security: Additionally, the bill sets forth provisions related to election security, including sharing intelligence information with state election officials, supporting states in securing their election systems, developing a national strategy to protect U.S. democratic institutions, establishing in the legislative branch the National Commission to Protect United States Democratic Institutions, and other provisions to improve the cybersecurity of election systems.

Campaign Finance: Further, the bill addresses campaign finance, including by expanding the prohibition on campaign spending by foreign nationals, requiring additional disclosure of campaign-related fundraising and spending, requiring additional disclaimers regarding certain political advertising, and establishing an alternative campaign funding system for certain federal offices.

Ethics: The bill addresses ethics in all three branches of government, including by requiring a code of conduct for Supreme Court Justices, prohibiting Members of the House from serving on the board of a for-profit entity, and establishing additional conflict-of-interest and ethics provisions for federal employees and the White House.

Tax Returns: The bill requires the President, the Vice President, and certain candidates for those offices to disclose 10 years of tax returns.


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