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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Here’s the latest in the fight for Alabama. There’s lots we can do to help.

Helping from far away or in Alabama…

#1. Help Color of Change get people registered.

Today, Monday, Nov. 27th, until 11:59 p.m., is the deadline for Voter Registration. News outlets are calling this race a statistical tie between Doug Jones, who prosecuted KKK members for killing four little girls in a church bombing,  and Roy Moore, a racist, homophobe and accused predatory pedophile. This is why we need to mobilize right now. Tomorrow will be too late. Help Color of Change pay for digital ads encouraging people to register.

They’ve been testing ads for the past few days, and they estimate that they can get 5 new Alabama voters to an online registration page for about $10.

If enough of us chip in, we can register thousands of voters in the next 24 hours and shift the tides of this race.

Help reach 5 new Alabama voters before the deadline ($10)

Help reach 20 new Alabama voters before the deadline ($40)

Help reach 50 new Alabama voters before the deadline ($100)

…or donate another amount.
https://secure.actblue.com/donate/defeat-roy-moore?akid=8189.3471597.8oo5NF&rd=1&refcode=tomorrowfb&t=7

#2. Tell you friends and relatives in Alabama to Register! Pass this information on in your social media!

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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.

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