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Making Connections to Win the Elections

Posted on August 17, 2020


Swing Left Greater Boston for Biden Team Meeting
Saturday, August 15 @ 12:00 pm

Florida Super State Strategy Briefing
Wednesday, August 19 @ 5:30 pm

North Carolina Super State Strategy Briefing
NEW DATE! Thursday, August 27 @ 5:00 pm


Who Do You Know?

Networking with friends and family
All you have to do is ask.
We all have friends and family who share our desire to take back our democracy. But many don’t know what to do or how to get involved.

In The Election 2020 Virtual Activism & Who Do you Know? workshop, Janet Singer and Lisa Stapleton break down how to bring them into the activist fold. They start by explaining the state of the race and the Swing Left Super States strategy.

During the workshop, you’ll create a personal plan for reaching out to your networks using proven tools that encourage people to help build the Blue Wave. Armed with sample texts, social media posts, training, and the Who Do You Know? Guide, you can reach out to your compatriots in democracy.

Call to action

You know you want a change in the country.
You know many other people who want that change, too.
There are twelve weeks left to make that change.

Start those twelve weeks by attending the
Virtual Activism and Who Do You Know? Workshop

on Sunday, August 16 @ 4:00 pm

(Other sessions on August 25 and September 10 and 20, but don’t wait!)

Call to action
It’s all about connections:

Janet just heard from Sara Ann, a college classmate who attended the workshop last week. Sara Ann wrote: “Thanks for connecting me with Julia, who’s helping me with distribution of 500 postcards I’m writing with volunteer friends, and I’ve just sent the email below to 130 other friends and family.”

Here’s Sara Ann’s letter. Feel free to use it as a starting point for connecting with all the wanna-be-activists in your own life.


Hey, College Students!

Heading back to college?
Are you heading back to school?
Do you want to do something about the state of the country and don’t know where to start? Would you like to write articles, interview leaders, and collect and analyze data about activist campaigns? Can you see yourself increasing your impact by running events and recruiting other volunteers?

If you answered Yes to these questions, then the Swing Left Greater Boston’s Save Our Voters Internship program is right for you. We’ll give you the opportunity to help boost Democratic turnout and prevent voter suppression across the swing states.

The internship program runs from August 24 through the election. All you need is 8-10 hours a week and the desire to change the path of our nation. As part of the team, you’ll collaborate with students just like you, people with strong organizational, interpersonal, technical and research skills, plus a passion for social change.

Call to action
Learn more about the Save Our Voters Internship and join the team.

Call to action

Do you know someone who fits this description?
Forward this email and suggest they learn more at
Save Our Voters Internship.


Y’ART Going Up in PA

Y'ART Sign for Williams in PA
This Y’ART sign, hand-crafted by a New Englander like you, is already winging its way to someone’s lawn in Monroe Country, working to put another Dem in the PA State House. Now, you can make your own Y’ART sign, and we’ll put it up where it has the greatest impact.

Here’s how it works: You buy a kit that you pick up on a porch near you. You can watch our online videos to get some up-front advice. Then, you join other activists in a virtual art studio where a mentor is available to answer questions and give advice.

In short, we hand over the supplies and guidance. All you add is the creativity, the elbow grease, and enthusiasm for democracy across the country.

Call to action

Y’ARTworks is a great chance to have fun and
make an impact on the November election.

Our next virtual art studios are on Wednesday, August 19 @ 7:00 pm and Sunday, August 23 @ 3:00 pm. Join us and thank you for helping.


Biden Grassroots Campaign Building for Biden
We’re calling Biden supporters in MA to grow the grassroots support that will win the election this fall.
Tuesdays, August 18 and 25 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm

All Biden events
MI Swing Left National Michigan Kick-Off!
Join Swing Left staff and volunteers from across Michigan and the country to talk about what’s at stake in Michigan, how we’ll win, and how you can get started.
Sunday, August 16 @ 3:00 m – 4:00 pm

All Michigan events
PA You’ve hosted parties, potluck dinners, cocktails, or teas. Time to host something much easier!  Go to Help Pennsylvania Democrats Vote by Mail and fill out the form to get one-on-one help setting up your first virtual letter-writing party!

All Pennsylvania events
WI Bridge-Building Phone Bank
Take some time to chat about issues that Wisconsinites care about and candidates they support. Every Sunday @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Fight Voter Suppression in Wisconsin Phone Bank
Ask committed activist Dems in Wisconsin to recruit Voter Protection volunteers. Every Wednesday @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

All Wisconsin events
FL Now that you’ve sent out all those VBM postcards, it’s time to call recipients and help them follow through.

If you can call in Spanish, let us know.

All Florida events
ME Republicans have come up with every trick in the book to suppress voting. Make sure that every vote is counted: Sign up for the Voter Protection Hotline or to be a poll watcher.

All Maine events

These Maine volunteers are writing last of their VBM letters  and are ready to pivot to phone banking.
No Time?
Learn about Swing Left’s Blueprint, which lets you target your donations to the races and organizations that matter to you.


Driving SLGB Communications

Tyler Moss
Tyler Moss
Tyler Moss crafts messages and fashions how SLGB communications get delivered. He’s built an email program that manages the 10,000+ individuals who’ve signed up with SLGB. Tyler also supports the efforts of Ella Kitterman in managing SLGB´s social media accounts, including Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

Here’s the big challenge: SLGB’s efforts are multi-faceted. Our projects include everything from writing Florida VBM postcards and calling voters in Pennsylvania to doing whatever it takes to beat Susan Collins in Maine.

Tyler and his team tailor email specifically for each of these campaigns with messages targeted to each group. As part of this effort, he collaborates with the technology group that tags individuals so they receive information about their interests. For example, if someone asks about Florida VBM, the tagging process directs other emails about FL to that person.

You have to be nimble and creative to keep up with the dynamic landscape of this election cycle and SLGB´s efforts. We’re very lucky to have Tyler’s ability and enthusiasm.


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