(5) actions to support voting rights this weekend!

Action #1: Follow these young AZ citizens on social media to increase their press coverage.

Action #2: Remind everybody you know that Ventura County is putting on its awesome 36th Annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Celebration on Monday at 10:00 am!

Action #3: Remind corporate America – which is either funding anti-voting rights legislators after Jan. 6, or dithering, hoping we forget about them, that we see them! Contacts and model letters/messages here.

  • Action #1 – OMG, Where should I start? May we suggest the corporate sponsors of the 2022 King Holiday Observance?
  • Action #2 – OK, I’ve got the hang this. Who else can I contact?

Link: https://indivisibleventura.org/2022/01/12/jan-6-is-over-but-u-s-corporations-are-still-funding-a-slow-motion-coup-call-them-out/

Action #4: Call out any anti-voter GOP legislator for daring to quote MLK this weekend.

In 2020,  King’s daughter Bernice King, tweetedPlease don’t quote #MLK on #MLKDay, then suppress the vote and support systemic oppression on Tuesday.” Here’s a great example of how to do it from the NAACP. Share the following links on social media.

Action #5: Join in! Reach out to voters of Sinema, Manchin and other anti-voter legislators.

Don’t be afraid of the phone banks! There’s instruction and introverts are actually very good at this. (Here’s some reassuring videos to help you warm up.)

Saturday – 01/15/2022

ANYTIME – 01/15/2021 – Virtual Postcard writing – ”Florida: Postcards and Letter Writing to Voters” (1:00 – 3:00 pm PDT)

Florida: Postcards and Letter Writing to Voters organized by Broward for Progress (browardforprogress.org)

Broward for Progress: Join us for Postcards to Voters. We’re writing to Florida voters and need your help! Last cycle we sent almost 100,000 postcards out. Will you join us? 15 minutes a day can make a huge difference!

Mobilize link: https://www.mobilize.us/mobilize/event/417752/

Saturday – 01/15/2021 – ONLINE PHONE BANK– ”End Citizens UnitedJoan’s Democracy Cafe Phone Banks for voting rights with ECU/LAV” (1:00 – 3:00 pm PDT)

Joan's Democracy Cafe Phone Banks for voting rights with ECU/LAV organized by End Citizens United

Join Joan’s Democracy Café as we phone-bank to protect voting rights!

We support two different campaigns, both run by our partner End Citizens United / Let America Vote (ECU/LAV):

  1. Ask Michigan voters to Decline to Sign a diabolical petition that implements voter suppression without a vote of the people, and invite them to a virtual educational event (run by Voters Not Politicians)
  2. Ask Arizona and West Virginia voters to tell their Senators to reform the filibuster to pass the Freedom to Vote Act (FTVA) and the John Lewis Voting Rights Advancement Act (JLVRAA); we can connect the voter to their Senator’s office while we talk to them (called “patch through”). Here’s highlights of these bills:
    • FTVA prevents partisan gerrymandering! If it does not pass, the Republicans could take over the US House for a decade!
    • FTVA exposes who pays for misleading political ads
    • FTVA makes voting simpler and more secure
    • FTVA protects election officials and infrastructure
    • JLVRAA restores the Voting Rights Act preclearance requirement, to prevent states that have discriminated from inventing new forms of voter discrimination

On Thursdays after ECU/LAV had a Lunch & Learn, we will report its highlights and answer questions about it.

We’ll train first-timers before you make calls – no worries! We’ll make sure you feel prepared before you begin, and remain available to answer your questions. 

Our goal is to provide a great phone-banking experience for you … supporting our volunteers in becoming motivated and confident callers. 

We are always open to your feedback, as we believe in continuous improvement. Your input helps us to design the JDC phone-banking experience to meet the needs of both our phone bankers and the voters we reach out to.

Mobilize.us link: https://www.mobilize.us/endcitizensunited/event/420077/

Saturday – 01/15/2021 – ONLINE PHONE BANK – ”Martin Luther King Jr. Day Of Action – Call-a-thon” (2:00pm – 5:00pm PT)

Martin Luther King Jr. Day Of Action - Call-a-thon organized by Declaration for American Democracy Coalition

This year for Martin Luther King Jr. Day, we are focusing on action. 

Dr. King’s family: Martin Luther King III, Arndrea Waters King, and Yolanda Renee King–along with faith leaders, civil rights leaders, and voting rights advocates across the country– have called for us to focus on demanding voting rights legislation and access to the ballot box this year. 

On Monday 1/17, the Senate will vote on passing the Freedom to Vote Act and the John Lewis Voting Rights Advancement Act. We’re calling them to tell “Don’t let outdated Senate loopholes get in the way.”

We need to send a message to our leaders: no celebration without legislation. Join us for a weekend of action voting rights, as we honor Dr. King with action.

Mobilize link: https://www.mobilize.us/mobilize/event/436228/

Saturday – 01/15/2021 – ONLINE PHONE BANK – ”Common Cause – Freedom to Vote Act Phonebank with Common Cause” (3 shifts!: 9:00am – 11:00am, 10:00am – 12:00pm, and 3:00pm – 5:00pm PT)

Freedom to Vote Act Phonebank with Common Cause organized by Common Cause

We’re so excited to work together to demand bold changes to our democracy to create a government that represents all of us, not big corporations or special interests. . We’ll be calling voters in targeted states and connecting them to their Senators to support the Freedom to Vote Act. and eliminate the filibuster. These phonebanks are subject to change based on variables outside of our control (i.e. a Senator’s mailbox is full)

Want to call a specific state? See the link below for their full schedule.

Saturday: Connecting AZ voters to Sen. Sinema to ask that they do everything possible to pass the Freedom to Vote Act including fixing the filibuster

These shifts also always 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.

Mobilize link: https://www.mobilize.us/commoncause/event/376178/

Sunday – 01/16/2022

Sunday – 01/16/2021 – ONLINE PHONE BANK – ”Common Cause – Freedom to Vote Act Phonebank with Common Cause” (3:00pm – 5:00pm PT)

Freedom to Vote Act Phonebank with Common Cause organized by Common Cause

We’re so excited to work together to demand bold changes to our democracy to create a government that represents all of us, not big corporations or special interests. . We’ll be calling voters in targeted states and connecting them to their Senators to support the Freedom to Vote Act. and eliminate the filibuster. These phonebanks are subject to change based on variables outside of our control (i.e. a Senator’s mailbox is full)

On Mondays at 4:00pm ET, we are partnering with Swing Blue Alliance to urge politicians to pass the Freedom to Vote Act.

On Thursdays at 6pm ET, we are partnering with Indivisible Northampton to ensure that the Freedom to Vote Act comes to fruition! 

Want to call a specific state? See the link below for their full schedule.

Sunday: Connecting WV voters to Sen. Manchin to thank them for their leadership and ask that they do everything possible to pass the Freedom to Vote Act including fixing the filibuster 

These shifts also always 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.

Mobilize link: https://www.mobilize.us/commoncause/event/376178/

Sunday – 01/16/2021 – ONLINE PHONE BANK – ”Adopt-a-Traitor Phone Bank – CA-27 (formerly CA-25)!” (3:00pm – 5:00PM PT)

Adopt-a-Traitor Phone Bank - CA-27 (formerly CA-25)! organized by Field Team 6

Join Field Team 6 in calling eligible voters (likely Dems) in Californa’s 27th district! (Formerly CA-25!)

You’ll be targeting Mike Garcia, a traitorous Republican who voted to overturn the Biden election results. 

You’ll be reaching out to get people registered as Democrats, or signed up to vote from home (vote by mail) if they’re already registered.

Making sure people are registered to vote, and that they can vote safely from home, is a super-effective way to make a difference. In 2022, we can flip this seat back to a Democrat.

But we need your help. Join us as we turn voices into votes! All training provided!

ALSO NOTE: All times listed are Pacific Time! But just to be abundantly clear, the event will be taking place from 3-5p PT/ 6-8p ET.

There are two separate signups. Choose one.

Sunday – 01/16/2021 – ONLINE PHONE BANK – ”CA Dem. Party – Adopt-a-Traitor Phone Bank – CA-27 (formerly CA-25)!” (3:00pm – 5:00PM PT)

Adopt-a-Traitor Phone Bank - CA-27 (formerly CA-25)! organized by Field Team 6

Sunday – 01/16/2021 – ONLINE & VENTURA– ”Sunday Service of Hope” (4:00pm PT) Miracle Center Church of Ventura, 38 Teloma Drive, Ventura

Hosted by the Miracle Center Church of Ventura
Click here to connect online.  Description below. Speakers include CLUE-VC board member Pastor Benjamin Thomas!

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