We’re waking up! Monday – 11/12

#1. – The GOP is officially really nervous!

The GOP has just discovered that people don’t like their plan, so their sales job is intensifying. The Treasure department just put out a one-pager to say that the King-of-Bankruptcies’ policies are enough to increase tax revenue to cover the proposed cuts, but we’re not fooled by their lies. The GOP has already openly announced that they’re sharpening their knives for our social safety net –  Medicare, Medicaid, and welfare, to pay for the huge deficit they’re creating to enrich themselves and their masters.
The House could have just voted for the Senate plan and they’d have been done. Instead they made the mistake of giving us more time to see what’s in this bill. More people are waking up to its essential immorality.

Over 650,000 calls are beginning to spook them…

Add yours! Every day this week. Even if your Representative or Senator is a Democrat.

Minimal Script: I’m calling from [zip code] to express my strong disapproval of H.R. 1, the disastrous Republican tax scam, and to ask that Rep. [___] vote against it when it comes out of the conference committee.

More script if you need itThis proposed tax scam must be stopped. The GOP is targeting welfare, Medicare and Medicaid spending to pay for their own faulty, deficit-producing tax scam OR  [insert personal reason], or find your favorite reason here.

Rep. Julia Brownley: (CA-26): DC (202) 225-5811, Oxnard (805) 379-1779, T.O. (805) 379-1779

or Rep. Salud Carbajal: (CA-24): DC (202) 225-3601, SB (805) 730-1710 SLO (805) 546-8348

Other Rep Contacts: http://www.phoneyourrep.com

Senator Feinstein: DC (202) 224-3841, LA (310) 914-7300, SF (415) 393-0707, SD (619) 231-9712, Fresno (559) 485-7430

and Senator Harris: DC (202) 224-3553, LA (213) 894-5000, SAC (916) 448-2787, Fresno (559) 497-5109, SF (415) 355-9041, SD (619) 239-3884

Other Senator Contacts: http://www.phoneyourrep.com

More info: 
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Helping Doug Jones win – update from the front…

On December 12, Alabamians will go the polls to elect their next Senator. And there could not be a clearer choice in the race: a bona fide progressive candidate, Doug Jones, or disgraced, Steve Bannon-endorsed judge, Roy Moore, who is further to the right than any Republican currently in the Senate.

Like so many of the special elections this year, this race is crucial for progressives to win. Betsy DeVos was confirmed in a tie-breaker vote. Neil Gorsuch’s nomination was incredibly close. We beat back the repeal of healthcare by one vote. Gaining a Senate seat would turn narrow losses into likely victories, and put pressure on Republicans who may waver on important bills in the future. Look at the losses shown on Code Blue’s Daily Action Items… Donte Tanner lost by 115 votes and Shelly Simonds lost by 12.

Helping from far away or in Alabama…

#1. Help support Doug Jone’s campaign.

  • Donate directly here.
  • Donate to this texting project targeting “inactive” voters in Alabama.
  • Donate to VoteRiders, organization focused on providing every voter with voter ID assistance and information

#2. Do people you know have questions? Help them get the information they need! 

#3. People can’t vote if they can’t get to the polls!

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Postcard Party for Alabama TODAY!

RSVP here to come to today’s fun and inspirational postcard party at 1:00 pm for Alabama!

We had a great time last Thursday and we created almost 300 postcards!

We’re hoping to beat that total today…

Come help encourage Alabama voters to come out for their special election between Doug Jones and Roy Moore on Dec. 12th. These postcards have been requested by the Alabama groups organizing grassroots resistance in their state.

If you can’t make this party, keep watching our “Events” page on IndivisibleVentura.org. We’ll be having more postcard parties and there are also opportunities for canvassing, voter registration and more.

Join in! This is what democracy looks like.

Donations FOR stamps, donations OF stamps, and extra postcards gratefully accepted.

Some examples of our handiwork…

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Join us for a Alabama Senate Race Postcard Party!

We will be joining a national effort to help elect Doug Jones of Alabama to the US Senate. The election is on Dec 12, so we need to get to cracking and take one more step to getting a majority back in the Senate!

Our appeal will be directly to the voters in Alabama – NOT mass political mailings, because all of our cards will be handwritten. Each will be a message from one voter to another. We are simply asking Alabamans to do that most American thing — VOTE!

Join a party in Ventura at one of the times below so we can have fun while writing and personalizing the cards.

Please pick a day from the list below, and let us know when you would like to join.

IT IS IMPORTANT TO RSVP to Ruth at jeruth51@aol.com (RSVP and we’ll send you the address!):

Thursday, November 30, 10:00 AM

Sunday, December 3, 1:00 PM

Democracy can look a lot like a bus…

UPDATED UPDATE: EIGHT COUNTIES! Double from this morning!

Allied Progressive Front has received enough funding for voter-transport buses to EIGHT counties so far!  Please share this on your social media as a great way for people to make a donation that has tangible results! https://www.gofundme.com/EliminateRoyMoore

Postcard parties continue! 

Click here for details.

Session 5 — Monday, Nov 20, 2017 – 7:00 PM

Session 6 — Tuesday, Nov 21, 2017 at 2:00 PM

More to be scheduled! Stay tuned!

Give a Dollar for Doug.

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Here are the best ways we can help Doug Jones win.

UPDATED INFO. LINK: Click here!

Helping from far away or in Alabama…

#1. Help support Doug Jone’s campaign.

  • Donate directly here.

#2. Do people you know have questions? Help them get the information they need! 

#3. People can’t vote if they can’t get to the polls!

Transportation to the polls is a HUGE issue in Alabama.

Donate to Allied Progressive Front’s Transportation for Voters campaign!

APF is raising funds to pay for transportation – large buses and smaller buses/vans to aid Alabama’s Democratic Party leaders in counties across the state in their efforts to transport voters to the polls on election day, Dec 12th

10 buses = 3,350 more Democrats to the polls!
25 buses = 8,375 more Democrats to the polls!
40 buses = 13,400 more Democrats to the polls!

In talking to organizers in small towns and rural areas, APF has also identified a need for printed flyers for canvassing and TEMPORARY HOUSING for VISITING VOLUNTEERS in some Alabama counties.  If you can help at all with the housing problem please contact apfgroup@gmail.com   APF is trying to help them pay for Air B&B’s or hotels where their visiting volunteer canvassers will share lodgings.  Grassroots doesn’t get more basic than what APF is trying to provide.

Donate here: https://www.gofundme.com/EliminateRoyMoore

(Update 12/3: they are at $12,009 of their $20k fundraising goal!)

#4. Write Postcards!

Postcards To Voters is the real deal. Everyone likes a decorated postcard!

In Ventura, you can join postcard-writing parties. Click here for details.  More times and sites are being arranged. Stay tuned for updates. (Updated 12/3 – over 1000 cards completed and mailed from Ventura County Indivisibles!)

If you’d like to participate by yourself, or start postcard parties with your neighbors and friends: Text HELLO to 484 ASK ABBY (484 275-2229). Receive talking points and addresses. Write and send your postcards. Get Started Today! To join, you may also email: join@tonythedemocrat.org

www.postcardstovoters.org

https://www.facebook.com/TonyTheDemocrat.org/

#5. Send Texts to Voters.

We’ve set up a text-banking program where Indivisibles anywhere can help our Alabama groups get out the vote for this important election.

What: Indivisible text-banking from California
Where: Anywhere! You just need two spare hours, a comfy chair, and a computer or iPad.
When: 12/2, 12/3, 12/9, 12/10, 12/11, and 12/12, from 9am to 9pm CT every day
Who: Indivisible groups across the country and volunteers like you!

Sign up here: http://www.indivisible.org/gotv-alabama/

 #6. Make Phone calls to Voters.

  • For nervous callers…we’re only calling Democrats, to remind them of the special voting date and to encourage.
  • Sign up to phonebank for Doug Jone’s campaign here. (works via Hubdialer system). Phone Banking will be available Tuesdays 11/28, 12/5 and then GOTV Sat 12/9, Sun 12/10, Mon 12/11 & Tues 12/12 before election day.
  • To contact his compaign, email volunteer@dougjonesforsenate.com
  • There is also a separate phonebanking request from INDIVISIBLE ALABAMA targeting Lee and Montgomery counties. “Their need is immediate.”  https://actionnetwork.org/events/virtual-phone-banks-for-lee-county-and-montgomery-county-senate-district-26?source=direct_link
  • Indivisible has set up a text banking program where California members and others can help our Alabama groups get out the vote for the December 12th election.
    Where: Anywhere! You just need two spare hours, a comfy chair, and a computer or iPad.
    When: 12/2, 12/3, 12/9, 12/10, 12/11, and 12/12, from 9am to 9pm CST every day.
    We can be the difference. Sign up for a volunteer shift now.

If you live in Alabama…

#7.  Give a ride/Get a ride!

Can you give a ride to someone else?
– Email to: rides@dougjonesforsenate (or make a donation)
– Click here for the local carpoolvote.com chapter.

Do you need a ride?
– Click here for your local Democratic Rep.
– Click here for the local carpoolvote.com chapter.

#8. Volunteer to be a poll-watcher on Dec. 12th.

Serve as a poll-watcher on election day. There is training next week and it will be available as a webinar, too. If you are able or know others who may be able to serve as poll observers, Alabamians preferably, please sign up (or ask them to sign up) here.

More Info.:

 

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