January 11 Newsletter

 In Action
January 11, 2020
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2020 Weekend of Action
Chicopee Sunday, January 19
@ 10:00 am – 11:30 am
2020 Ready! House Party with Swing Left Pioneer Valley
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Allston Sunday, January 19
@ 10:30 am – 12:30 pm
2020 Ready! Swing Left House Party. Let’s Do Brunch and Talk Super States
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Falmouth Sunday, January 19
@ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Woods Hole Launches 2020 Events!
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Cambridge Sunday, January 19
@ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Swing Left 2020 Strategy Kickoff party
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Recurring
Jamaica Plain Sunday, January 12
@ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Jamaica Plain Progressives (JPP) Sunday Activist Afternoons
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Cambridge Sunday, January 12
@ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Cambridge Activist Afternoons
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Brookline Monday, January 13
@ 7:00 pm – 8:45 pm
JALSA Impact Activist Mondays
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Littleton Tuesday, January 14
@ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Indivisible Acton Area Action at Littleton Library
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North Andover Thursday, January 16
@ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Andover Postcards to Voters with Andover Indivisible
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Newburyport Thursday, January 16
@ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Newburyport Thursday Action Hour
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Newburyport Friday, January 17
@ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
I-RISE Newburyport Friday Action Hour Postcards
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Acton Saturday, January 18
@ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Indivisible Acton Area Postcard Meet-Up
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Concord Sunday, January 19
@ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Concord Indivisible Activist Huddle
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Cambridge Sunday, January 19
@ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Cambridge Activist Afternoons
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Jamaica Plain Sunday, January 19
@ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Jamaica Plain Progressives (JPP) Sunday Activist Afternoons
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Making Phone Calls and Texting
Newton Monday, January 13
@ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Newton Calling Colorado for Voter Registration with Sister District/Reclaim Our Vote
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Cambridge Thursday, January 16
@ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Text Latino Voters in Lehigh Valley, PA, to Register/Re-Register Voters with Make the Road PA
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Postcard and Letter Writing
Reading Saturday, January 11
@ 9:00 am – 11:00 am
Write Letters to Voters with Swing Left
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Brookline Saturday, January 11
@ 2:30 pm – 4:30 pm
GOTV Postcards
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Northampton Saturday, January 11
@ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm
GOTV Letters for the Wisconsin Supreme Court
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Leverett Saturday, January 11
@ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Letters Encouraging Voter Registration
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Boxford Sunday, January 12
@ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Postcards to Florida Democrats
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Gloucester Sunday, January 12
@ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Postcards to Likely Florida Voters
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Sherborn Monday, January 13
@ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Get Out the Vote to North Carolina with Wine and Cheese
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Arlington Tuesday, January 14
@ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
New Year, New Energy: Postcarding at Caffe Nero
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Belmont Wednesday, January 15
@ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
North Carolina Postcarding
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Jamaica Plain Thursday, January 16
@ 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Letters Writing to Register New Voters
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Leverett Thursday, January 16
@ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Letters to Encourage People to Register to Vote
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Sandwich Saturday, January 18
@ 9:30 am – 12:00 pm
Voter Registration Letters
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Training
Online/ Anywhere Monday, January 13
@ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Flippin’ Iowa: Voter Registration Training Call with Field Team 6
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Online/ Anywhere Tuesday, January 14
@ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Flippin’ Colorado: Voter Registration 101 Training Call with Field Team 6
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Online/ Anywhere Saturday, January 18
@ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
New Volunteer Training with Reclaim Our Vote
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Voter Registration
South Portland, ME Wednesday, January 15
@ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
Voter Registration at Southern Maine Community College (Indoor)
This event reached its attendance limit.
Phoenix, AZ Monday, January 13 -Friday, January 17 Voter Registration with Field Team 6
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Philadelphia, PA Monday, January 13 -Saturday, January 18 Register Philadelphia Voters with Blue Revolution and Field Team 6 (ending with the Women’s March on 1/18!)
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Tucson, Thursday, January 16 -Friday, January 17 Voter Registration on College Campuses with Field Team 6
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Portland, ME Saturday, January 18
@ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm
Register Voters At Portland Women’s March with Swing Left Maine
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Other
Online/ Anywhere Sunday, January 12
@ 8:00 pm – 9:00 pm
National Strategy Call with Swing Left Founder Ethan Todras-Whitehill
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Acton Monday, January 13
@ 6:30 pm – 8:45 pm
Indivisible Acton Area General Meeting
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Lexington Monday, January 13
@ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Minuteman Indivisible Update/Action Meeting
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Wellesley Tuesday, January 14
@ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Join us for a Debate Watch Party!
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Concord Thursday, January 16
@ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Organizing Corps 2020 Fundraiser and Briefing
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Online/ Anywhere Sunday, January 19
@ 8:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Exploring Alabama in 2020
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NEWS ALERT!
We need more than just a tool. We need a movement.
8:00 pm, Sunday, January 12
Start 2020 with the National Strategy Call
On January 12, join Swing Lefters across the country and learn how we plan to beat Trump and turn all the Houses Blue. Swing Left Co-Founder and Executive Director Ethan Todras-Whitehill will lead the online conversation, along with Tori Taylor, head of political and organizing, and Marisa Kanof, national field director.

Start off the fight for 2020 with this online national call.


PS. If you want to hear more about what Todras-Whitehill is thinking, read “No More Nice Dems“, an article in the New York Review of Books.

CALL TO ACTION
Party in a Box
It’s Time to Strategize

In 2018 Swing Left started organizing early and spent nearly two years implementing the plan – and that planning and hard work paid off with a big blue wave that flipped the House!

To repeat our success in 2020, we started in early 2019, and are now rolling out the second half of our 2020 strategy.

Our goal: Flip all the Houses – the White House, the Senate and the State Houses. Join us at and learn how. We will recap the voter registration successes we’ve had in 2019, unveil our Get Out The Vote programs targeting key Super States in the runup to November and develop our action plans in a lively discussion session.

RSVP and join us as we build the momentum that will carry us to November 3 and win the great government we want and deserve.

RSVP to any of these Swing Left Strategy Parties

Chicopee, January 19
Allston, January 19
Cambridge, January 19
Yarmouth, January 1
Cambridge, January 25
Northampton, February 1
Dartmouth, February 13

SUPERSTATE
Texas is NOT a Red State!
If Texas had the voter participation rates of other states, it would be Blue.
Texas Not Red?
Yes, Republicans control all statewide Texas offices, both houses of the state legislature and have a majority in the Texas congressional delegation. BUT Texas is not a Red State. It’s a Non-Voting State.

Texas Election Commission laws do as much as possible to discourage voters.
  • No automatic registration
  • Automatic voter suspension after two years
  • Strict photo ID requirement
  • Voter intimidation at the polls
Reclaim Our Vote has proved that postcarding can shift the odds. Thanks to their efforts:
  • In Dallas County, there are now 2,129 newly pending and actually re-registered Democratic voters; the norm is 10 registrations a month.
  • In Fort Bend, there are 424 newly pending/ registered Democratic voters.
  • ROV — a non-partisan phone bank, postcarding, and text banking campaign created by the Center For Common Ground — works in rural counties, contacting voters of color in voter-suppression states
  • Swing Left Greater Boston has partnered with ROV to create an anti-voter suppression campaign in a box.

Host a Reclaim Our Vote postcard party /or sign up to attend one in the calendar above.


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