March 7 Newsletter

March 7 Newsletter

Posted on Mar. 06, 2020
March 7, 2020
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Canvassing and Voter Registration
Bensalem, PA Saturday- Sunday, March 7-8
Canvassing for Harold Hayes in Bucks County (PA HD-18)
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Levittown, PA Saturday- Sunday, March 7-8 Bensalem PA (HD-18) Special Election Canvassing
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Boston Wednesday, March 11 @ 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm New Americans Voter Registration Drive
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Boston Thursday, March 12 @ 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm New Americans Voter Registration Drive (Weekly)
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Levittown, PA Saturday- Sunday, March 13-14 Bensalem (PA HD-1) Special Election Canvassing
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Bensalem, PA Saturday- Sunday, March 13-14 Canvassing for Harold Hayes (HD-18) in Bucks County
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Phone Calling and Texting
Concord Sunday, March 8 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm Swing Left Phone Bank at Concord Indivisible Huddle
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Westport, CT Sunday, March 8 @ 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm Westport Activist Afternoons – Vote Forward Letters and Phone Bank (Weekly)
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Cambridge Sunday, March 8 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm Phone Banks for Maine Sundays (Weekly)
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Cambridge Sunday, March 8 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm Cambridge Calling: Flip the PA State House
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Provincetown Sunday, March 8 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm Do Something Sundays (Weekly)
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Newton Monday, March 9 @ 5:30 pm – 8:00 pm Phone Banking for Maine (Weekly)
Full this week

Newton Monday, March 9 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm Phone Banking for Harold Hayes (PA HD-18) Special Election
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Andover Tuesday, March 10 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm Tuesday Daytime Texting Action Hour (Weekly)
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Great Barrington Tuesday, March 10 @ 6:15 pm – 7:30 pm Phone Banking for Maine – Left Field (Weekly)
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Arlington Tuesday, March 10 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm Call Voters for Harold Hayes (PA HD-18)
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Newton Tuesday, March 10 @ 6:45 pm – 8:00 pm Help Defeat Susan Collins (Weekly)
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Littleton Tuesday, March 10 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm Indivisible Acton Area Action at Library (Weekly)
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Brookline Tuesday, March 10 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm Calls to PA for Harold Hayes (PA HD-18)
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Northampton Wednesday, March 11 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm Phone Bank to Help Defeat Susan Collins (Weekly)
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Andover Wednesday, March 11 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm Wednesday Evening Texting Action Hour (Weekly)
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Arlington Thursday, March 12 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm Swing Left Phone Bank to Oust Susan Collins
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Lexington Friday, March 13 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm Learn to Text with the Environmental Voter Project
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Swampscott Sunday, March 15 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm Let’s Start Phoning to Defeat Susan Collins
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Cambridge Sunday, March 15 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm Phone Banks for Maine Sundays
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Cambridge Sunday, March 15 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm Calling: Flip the PA State House
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Provincetown Sunday, March 15 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm Do Something Sundays (Weekly)
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Postcard and Letter Writing
Boxford Sunday, March 8 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm Write to Pennsylvania Voters
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Weston Sunday, March 8 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm Reclaim Our Vote Postcard Party
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Hyannis Sunday, March 8 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm Write Letters to Voters with Swing Left
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Hyannis Sunday, March 8 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm Texas Reclaim Our Vote Postcard Party
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Avon, CT Sunday, March 8 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm Swing Left Hartford – Take Action Now Meeting
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Westport, CT Sunday, March 8 @ 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm Westport Activist Afternoons – Vote Forward Letters and Phone Bank (Weekly)
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Gloucester Sunday, March 8 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm Fight Voter Suppression
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Provincetown Sunday, March 8 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm Do Something Sundays (Weekly)
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Northampton Sunday, March 8 @ 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm Write Postcards to Voters with Swing Left
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Brookline Monday, March 9 @ 7:00 pm – 8:45 pm Brookline Activist Evenings (Weekly)
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Cambridge Tuesday, March 10 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm Reclaim Our Vote Postcard Party
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Littleton Tuesday, March 10 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm Indivisible Acton Area Action at Library (Weekly)
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Maynard Wednesday, March 11 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm Winning Wednesdays (Biweekly)
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Natick Wednesday, March 11 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm Florida Vote By Mail Postcard Party
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Needham Wednesday, March 11 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm Write Letters to Voters with Swing Left
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Dartmouth Thursday, March 12 @ varies Postcarding for Voter Registration and Get Out The Vote (Weekly)
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Falmouth Thursday, March 12 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm Write Letters to Register Swing State Voters
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Andover Thursday, March 12 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm Postcards to Voters with Andover Indivisible (Weekly)
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Newburyport Thursday, March 12 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm I-RISE Newburyport Thursday Action Hour (Weekly)
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Northampton Friday, March 13 @ 9:00 am – 10:00 am Cards and Coffee
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Boston Friday, March 13 @ 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm Write Letters to Voters with Swing Left
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Newburyport Friday, March 13 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm I-RISE Newburyport Friday Action Hour Postcards (Weekly)
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Boston Saturday, March 14 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm Florida Vote By Mail Postcard Party
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Chicopee Sunday, March 15 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am Postcards to Voters
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Provincetown Sunday, March 15 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm Do Something Sundays (Weekly)
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Training
Online/ Anywhere Saturday, March 7 @ 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm How to Lead Your Own Field Team 6 Voter Drive (Voter Registration 201 Video Training Call)
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Online/ Anywhere Monday, March 9 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm New England for Michigan: Let’s Talk MI
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Online/ Anywhere Monday, March 9 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm Flippin’ Michigan Voter Registration 101 Training Call with Field Team 6
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Online/ Anywhere Tuesday, March 10 @ 8:00 pm – 9:00 pm Reclaim Our Vote New Volunteer Training
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Online/ Anywhere Tuesday, March 10 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm Flippin’ Maine: Voter Registration 101 Training Call with Field Team 6
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Varies
Hyannis Sunday, March 8 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm Juicing The Orange (Biweekly)
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Concord Sunday, March 8 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm Concord Indivisible Activist Huddle (Biweekly)
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Jamaica Plain Sunday, March 8 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm Jamaica Plain Progressives (JPP) Sunday Activist Afternoons (Weekly)
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Cambridge Sunday, March 8 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm Cambridge Activist Afternoons (Weekly)
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Jamaica Plain Sunday, March 15 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm Jamaica Plain Progressives (JPP) Sunday Activist Afternoons (Weekly)
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Cambridge Sunday, March 15 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm Activist Afternoons (Weekly)
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Andover Sunday, March 15 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm Andover Activist Afternoon
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Other
Lexington Monday, March 9 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm Minuteman Indivisible Update/Action Meeting (Monthly)
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Newburyport Friday, March 13 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm I-RISE Newburyport Second Friday Happy Hour (Monthly)
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Brighton Sunday, March 15 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm Fundraiser for Quinn Nystrom, MN-8
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Amherst Sunday, March 15 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm Swing (Left) into Spring Fundraiser
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NEWS ALERT!
If every Dem registered just one Dem
It takes multiple touches to activate a voter
Now, Because October Is Too Late
According to Forbes, “Simplicity and repetition are the most important tools you can use to get your message across in the current climate of information overload.” That means we have to begin the hunt for Democratic voters now, before October’s cross fire of multitudes of door knockers and airwaves full of Republican propaganda.

Now is the only time you can begin the repetition cycle and make your efforts effective. Now is the time to engage low-propensity voters via voter registration, vote by mail, and turning out voters in special and local elections.


Join any of the events in the Swing Left Greater Boston calendar.

SUPERSTATE
PENNSYLVANIA
All roads lead to PA
Our own Carolyn Fuller, Bill McAvinney, Bob Scheier, and Ann Eldridge (shown with Andrea Koplove, Director of Engagement with Turn PA Blue) knocked on more than 200 doors this weekend.
Don’t Wait Until the General Election to Turn PA Blue
Pennsylvania HD-18 is one of nine seats the Democrats need to win to take control of the Pennsylvania House. Last weekend, Swing Left Greater Boston volunteers We were among 15 local and out-of- state groups that logged more than 150 canvassing shifts over the weekend.

They were there to support Democrat Harold Hayes in the close Pennsylvania House District 18 special election on March 17. The canvassing built momentum for the March 14-15 weekend of action (RSVP here) where we’ll work get out the vote before the March 17 special election.


Republican door hanger scare tactics

With Republican scare tactics like this door hanger, every vote counts.

Come to PA and get out the vote for Harold Hayes.

hello in many languages

Do you speak another language? We’re looking for multilingual volunteers to help communicate with diverse communities: canvassing, phone banking, and translating literature and postcards.

If you can speak another language and can help, please fill out this form.


SUPERSTATE
FLORIDA
enthusiasm overcomes apathy
How the Dems will win.
Don’t Let Apathy Discourage
Volunteers in Florida last week were surprised at the number of people they spoke to who don’t plan to vote. However, our team isn’t discouraged.

Swing Left and other progressive organizations stand by the tenets of “early and often” described in the first article in this newsletter. The more often we touch a possible voter — by postcard, phone, or handshake — the more likely we win another active voter.

Check out these
events in the online calendar
and get Floridians voting.

SUPERSTATE
MICHIGAN
Help Elect MI Dems
Activists just like you are going to MI
Targeting Change in the MI State House
Swing Left is currently targeting seven districts — five GOP-held seats and two Democratic holds — in the Michigan State House. Four GOP incumbents in target districts are being term-limited out of office, giving Democrats an opportunity to flip the chamber in 2020 and protect the integrity of the Michigan’s independent redistricting process in 2021.

Sign up now
for our next information/organizing call

Monday March 9 @ 6:30-7:30 pm EST (Note: the call was rescheduled from a previous date.)

We’ll be focusing on action, including boots on the ground opportunities for voter registration and canvassing, travel planning, and other ways to flip Michigan from right here in New England.


Interested in Michigan or have connections there?
Tell us more!


ORGANIZER PROFILE
Janet Singer on Right
Janet Singer (right) is putting her networks to work
Consider Other Venues for Volunteer Activism
Last June, Janet Singer used her 35th college reunion in June to promote volunteer activism. She and a classmate gave a presentation to about 25 other alums on the Swing Left strategy and actions people can take.

Based on that meeting, her classmates continue to gather in “mini-reunions with a purpose.” They are canvassing, writing letters, and more in North Carolina, Houston, Arizona, and Maine, places they themselves live. There’s so much interest that Janet & Co. are going to do a zoom call presentation for others who couldn’t be there.


Consider using your reunions to get people on the road to Democracy. Contact Janet to learn more.

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