Want to Help Elect a Democratic Senate?

December 2, 2020 by stephenshubert

1.  Would you like to meet the two Democratic candidates, Jon Ossoff and Raphael Warnock?  You will have an opportunity to do that on Wednesday, Dec. 9, at 2:30 PST.  Force Multiplier is sponsoring this event.  I have written to FM to find out how to register for the event, as the link below gives an opportunity to donate at 
https://secure.actblue.com/donate/forcemultiplier2020garunoff but does not seem to have a way to register.  I thought it might require a donation first, so I donated, but that didn’t change anything.  If one of you finds a way to register, please let me know.  Otherwise, as soon as I have heard back from FM, I will give you the details on registering.  My wife and I plan to attend.

2.  If you want to help turn out the Latinx vote in Georgia, go to
https://www.mobilize.us/mijentepac/?emci=09894f04-6c2f-eb11-9fb4-00155d43b2cd&emdi=d23197dd-7f2f-eb11-9fb4-00155d43b2cd&ceid=380545

3.  Standup America has opportunities for 
letter writing –https://www.standupamerica.com/blog/write-letters-to-voters-ingeorgia/akid=2581.1410177.DOu2lq&rd=1&t=3&utm_content=&utm_medium=email&utm_source=actionkit
 phone banks – https://www.standupamerica.com/join-the-sua-organizing-team/akid=2581.1410177.DOu2lq&rd=1&t=4&utm_content=&utm_medium=email&utm_source=actionkit
text banks – https://www.standupamerica.com/join-the-sua-organizing-team/akid=2581.1410177.DOu2lq&rd=1&t=5&utm_content=&utm_medium=email&utm_source=actionkit

4.  Newly elected Congressman Jamaal Bowman of New York is asking people to support fellow organizers and voters on the ground., splitting a contribution between Georgia Shift and Georgia Equality.  Go to 
https://secure.actblue.com/donate/jb-email-20201124?refcode=ema20201124-168&t=21&refcode2=168_21686_UuL8WQ&akid=168%2E21686%2EUuL8WQ

5.  Susan Madrak is asking for people  to donate to Win Both Seats, the coalition of grassroots organizers who are working hard to register new voters, and reregister the 250K+ who were purged from the voter rolls. Registration and GOTV will make all the difference.  Go to
https://www.winbothseats.org/?eType=EmailBlastContent&eId=96fd9c35-443b-4a17-bf8e-4902804bbe42

6.  Finally, Indivisible is also busy in Georgia.  Here is a message from them:

We’ve developed our plans in consultation with folks on the ground in Georgia — which means we’re putting our resources where we can be most effective without duplicating work or speaking over people who’ve been putting in the work for years. Our Georgia runoff plans fall into three major buckets:

☎️ Direct Voter Contact. After our massive peer-to-peer texting and phonebanking programs this election season, we’re leveraging everything we learned to reach out to voters in Georgia and get out the vote in the next six weeks. Making sure voters are requesting ballots and voting as early as possible is key to winning these elections — so that’s one of our biggest priorities.

🗳 Latinx Outreach. We’re working closely with partners to coordinate a plan to activate Latinx voters. Our work will include organizing, Spanish and bilingual radio and digital ads, appearances in Spanish-language media outlets, and direct support to partner groups.

📬 Rural Outreach. Indivisible has one of the strongest rural organizing programs in the country — and we’re ready to help fill any gaps in rural outreach across the state. With print, radio, and digital ads, media appearances in rural progressive outlets, and support to partners working specifically with Black rural voters, we’re ready to get out the rural vote.

What are the costs?

All told, we’re expecting to spend $800,000 on these programs and all the work we have to do to make them happen.

Here are just some of the major expenses included in that figure:

📲 At least $90,000 for our direct voter contact programs. That funds things like our textbanking tool, data access, and paying moderators to train and guide texters.

📻 $430,000 budgeted for ads across radio, print, and digital channels. These will include Spanish-language and bilingual ads, ads in rural communities, and tailored messaging to get out the vote for Warnock and Ossoff.

🎁 $105,000 for direct contributions to support the work our partners are doing. Whether they’re working directly with Black rural voters, running door-knocking efforts in Latinx communities, or running their own phonebanking campaign, we’re supporting the work it’ll take to win.

⏱ Plus all the staff time, digital tools, and other resources we’ll use to make this work happen!

Our work is powered by grassroots donors like you, and we need your help to deliver wins in Georgia and make a progressive 2021 possible. These two runoffs are key to our plans for next year — so we’re asking our best supporters to chip in a little extra.
If you can help them, go to https://secure.actblue.com/donate/indivisible-ga-2020akid=69260.2966047.7tlxYs&amount=13&rd=1&refcode=email_give_20201125_link2_rec&refcode2=69260_2966047_7tlxYs&t=6&utm_medium=link2_rec&utm_source=email

David Turnoy, Chair, San Juan County Democratic Party

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