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Swing Left Greater Boston

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swing left greater boston logoSwing Left Greater Boston helps people from Greater Boston take effective action to restore our democracy, fix our broken Congress, and elect a new leader to the White House. Connect to the thriving community of activists right here in the Greater Boston area!

January 2020

CAMBRIDGE MA – Reclaim Our Vote Postcard + Dumpling Party for Texas

January 20 @ 6:30 pm EST
Suzanne’s House, 157-1/2 5th St, Unit B
Cambridge, MA 02141 United States
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Hundreds of thousands of voters of color have been purged, de-registered, or otherwise disenfranchised. Swing Left Greater Boston is partnering with Center for Common Ground and Reclaim Our Vote to engage voters of color in their swing state communities. Join us for dumplings, drinks, and lots of friendly volunteers! Please consider contributing to the cost of the stamps ($5 suggested) . RSVP and join us as we build the good government we want and deserve! Note: We will be writing…

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Nahant, MA Increase Florida Voter Turnout with Voter by Mail

January 20 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm EST
Nahant Town Hall, 334 Nahant Rd.
Nahant, MA 01908
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Join us on Monday, January 20, from 7:30-9:30pm at the Nahant Town Hall, 334 Nahant Street, for the next frontier in our efforts to boost voter participation – with postcards asking registered Democrats in the key swing area of Sarasota County, FL, to sign up to vote by mail. In a controlled trial of about 1,250 postcards, the Sarasota County Democrats found that ten times more people requested vote by mail than before or after the postcard effort. This raised…

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South Portland, ME Register Voters at Southern Maine Community College

January 21 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm EST
158 Pickett Street Cafe, 158 Pickett St.
South Portland, ME 04106 United States
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Register Democrats for the most important election of your lifetime! If we can register thousands of new Democratic voters in Maine, we can help get rid of Maine's Republican Senator Susan Collins. Her defeat is key to enabling Democrats to flip the Senate, save our democracy and our planet. A great way to turn frustration into action If you can spend even one day to help defeat Trump and his handmaiden, Susan Collins, please sign up to register new Democrats.…

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LAKEVILLE CT – The First Get Out the Vote (GOTV) Tuesday

January 21 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm EST
The Kinsolving Home, 192 Millerton Road
Lakeville, CT 06039 United States
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It's time to get to work on the 2020 election! Join the Kinsolvings for a wine and cheese party, where we'll be kicking off “Get Out the Vote (GOTV) Tuesdays” and writing letters to potential voters. This award-winning, proven tactic will help us work on crucial races all over the country - right from our living room! Please RSVP for this event and email Eliza Kinsolving with any questions. Information on Swing Left and Vote Forward: Swing Left is pioneering an innovative program, using letters…

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Portland, ME. Register Voters at Portland Adult Education Center

January 22 @ 9:30 am - 1:30 pm EST
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One event on January 22, 2020 at 2:30 pm

Portland Adult Education Center, 14 Locust Street
Portland, ME 04101 United States
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Register Democrats for the most important election of your lifetime! If we can register thousands of new Democratic voters in Maine, we can help get rid of Maine's Republican Senator Susan Collins. Her defeat is key to enabling Democrats to flip the Senate, save our democracy and our planet. A great way to turn frustration into action If you can spend even one day to help defeat Trump and his handmaiden, Susan Collins, please sign up to register new Democrats.…

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Portland, ME. Register Voters at Portland Adult Education Center

January 22 @ 2:30 pm - 6:30 pm EST
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One event on January 22, 2020 at 2:30 pm

Portland Adult Education Center, 14 Locust Street
Portland, ME 04101 United States
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Register Democrats for the most important election of your lifetime! If we can register thousands of new Democratic voters in Maine, we can help get rid of Maine's Republican Senator Susan Collins. Her defeat is key to enabling Democrats to flip the Senate, save our democracy and our planet. A great way to turn frustration into action If you can spend even one day to help defeat Trump and his handmaiden, Susan Collins, please sign up to register new Democrats.…

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CAMBRIDGE MA – 2020 Ready! Swing Left House Party

January 22 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm EST
Cambridge, MA Cambridge, MA 02138

This event’s address is private. Sign up for more details. Happy New Year Friends, With 11 months until this historic election we are inviting you to help defeat Trump - and to swing Senate seats, the House, the state-level races needed to ensure fair maps in the 2021 redistricting. That’s our news year’s resolution and there’s meaningful work we can embark upon right away here in Massachusetts. Please join us to learn about Swing Left's 2020 promising swing state strategy,…

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WATERTOWN MA – Florida Vote By Mail Postcard Party

January 23 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm EST
First Parish of Watertown Unitarian Universalist, 35 Church St
Watertown, MA 02472 United States
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In Florida, vital elections are decided by razor-thin margins. In 2018, incumbent Democratic Senator Bill Nelson lost his reelection bid, an election of national significance, by only 10,000 votes with over eight million votes cast. Democratic voters in Florida turn out at a lower rate than their Republican counterparts; if Democrats turned out at the same rate as Republicans, Hillary Clinton would have beaten Donald Trump in 2016 by 220,000 votes. Vote-by-Mail increases Democratic turnout dramatically. Compared to in-person voters,…

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CAMBRIDGE MA – Swing Left House Party

January 25 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm EST
Cambridge, MA Cambridge, MA 02138

This event’s address is private. Sign up for more details. The best antidote to anxiety is action -- so come join the party! Join us for a cozy gathering to discuss strategies for taking back the Presidency and the Senate in 2020. Janet Singer, activism coach extraordinaire, will be on hand to answer questions about Swing Left's approach, as well as those of other progressive groups. There are all sorts of ways you can help out, based on your interests…

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FALMOUTH MA – Woods Hole lauches 2020 events!

January 26 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm EST
Home of Anne H. Falmouth, MA 02540 United States

Time to get going for a most important year! Remember how good it feels! Do GOTV postcards get Infrequent Democratic voters out to the primary polls? Join Sister District volunteers and let's find out! We'll be part of a larger SDP research project aiming to answer this very question. Let's hit 2020 running! Handicap accessible? No Reachable by public transit? No Parking available? Yes Pets present? Yes More details when you RSVP!

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ONLINE – Maine Phone Bank Training

January 30 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm EST
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One event on February 3, 2020 at 7:00 pm

Call Maine voters to help oust Susan Collins!    We’re using the cold winter months to clean up the voter list and hone the Maine Dems’ messaging so we can hit the ground running (and canvassing) this spring.  It’s all very easy - no persuasion required, just asking for voters’ top issues and current voting inclination. Join an in-person or online training to review best phone banking practices, learn how to use the automatic dialer, and practice our winter script.…

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February 2020

SOMERVILLE MA – Texas Reclaim Our Vote Postcard Writing – Followed by Wine

February 1 @ 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm EST
Somerville, MA Somerville, MA 02144 United States

This event’s address is private. Sign up for more details. Texas is known as the "non-voting state." You can help change that. Voter purging and other forms of voter suppression are taking away the civil rights of people of color who are being put on “inactive” or “unregistered” lists at a 16% higher rate than other voters. Help Reclaim Our Vote* contact people of color in Texas and urge them to check their registration status, re-register and vote. Postcard-writing campaigns…

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ONLINE – Maine Phone Bank Training

February 3 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm EST
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One event on February 3, 2020 at 7:00 pm

Call Maine voters to help oust Susan Collins!    We’re using the cold winter months to clean up the voter list and hone the Maine Dems’ messaging so we can hit the ground running (and canvassing) this spring.  It’s all very easy - no persuasion required, just asking for voters’ top issues and current voting inclination. Join an in-person or online training to review best phone banking practices, learn how to use the automatic dialer, and practice our winter script.…

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BOSTON MA – Florida Vote By Mail Postcard Party

February 6 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm EST
Boston, MA – 68 Beacon St, 68 Beacon St
Boston, MA 02108 United States
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In Florida, vital elections are decided by razor-thin margins. In 2018, incumbent Democratic Senator Bill Nelson lost his reelection bid, an election of national significance, by only 10,000 votes with over eight million votes cast. Democratic voters in Florida turn out at a lower rate than their Republican counterparts; if Democrats turned out at the same rate as Republicans, Hillary Clinton would have beaten Donald Trump in 2016 by 220,000 votes. Vote-by-Mail increases Democratic turnout dramatically. Compared to in-person voters,…

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Cambridge, MA Maine Phone Bank Training (In-Person Training at Cambridge Activist Afternoons)

February 9 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm EST
Activist Afternoons @ Workbar Cambridge, Workbar Central Square, 45 Prospect St.
Cambridge, MA 02139 United States
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Call Maine voters to help oust Susan Collins! We’re using the cold winter months to clean up the voter list and hone the Maine Dems’ messaging so we can hit the ground running (and canvassing) this spring.  It’s all very easy - no persuasion required, just asking for voters’ top issues and current voting inclination. Join an in-person or online training to review best phone banking practices, learn how to use the automatic dialer, and practice our winter script. Get…

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Write Letters to Florida Voters with Swing Left! (Democracy Brewing, Boston)

February 10 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm EST
Democracy Brewing, 35 Temple Place
Boston, MA 02111
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Time to get to work on 2020! Join us at Democracy Brewing (worker-owned brew pub, short walk from Park Street T) to write letters to potential Florida voters. This letter campaign targets traditionally under-represented voters in Florida who we believe are unlikely to vote. This award-winning, proven tactic will help us work on crucial races all over the country. RSVP here, and be sure to invite your friends, too (just make sure they RSVP, please, so we bring enough letters).…

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Boston (Allston), MA Chili + Texas Postcards or Phone Maine Democrats/Help #DefeatCollins

February 18 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm EST
Boston (Allston) RSVP for Address Allston, MA 02134 United States + Google Map

Join us for some chili (vegan too) and choice of two activities: 1) Write Reclaim Our Vote postcards to Texas voters. Hundreds of thousands of voters of color have been purged from voter rolls, de-registered, or disenfranchised by gerrymandering and voter suppression tactics. ROV is directly engaging eligible voters of color who live in swing states with long histories of voter suppression, and with communities overlooked by conventional campaigns. This volunteer-driven campaign was launched by the Center for Common Ground…

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March 2020

BELMONT MA – Write Letters to Voters with Swing Left!

March 1 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm EST
Belmont, MA, 15 Cedar Rd
Belmont, MA 02478
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It's time to get to work on 2020! Join Annah and Chris for a house party, where we'll be writing letters to potential voters in a critical election. This award-winning, proven tactic will help us work on crucial races all over the country - right from our living rooms! RSVP here, and be sure to invite your friends, too: let them know that Swing Left is pioneering an innovative program, using letters to help volunteers like us turn out Super…

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BOSTON (ALLSTON) MA – Super Tuesday Watch Party

March 3 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm EST
Boston (Allston) RSVP for Address Allston, MA 02134 United States

This event’s address is private. Sign up for more details. Join us (Marcus and Lisa) to watch the upcoming Super Tuesday primary coverage and learn more about Swing Left's 2020 strategy! We will write eat popcorn and sip beverages while we watch the returns. Find out how you can be a part of defeating Trump and his allies, and to meet other like-minded folks in our area. RSVP here, and be sure to invite your friends, too. Looking forward to…

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July 2020

Democratic National Convention – Host or Attend a Watch Party Near You

July 16
MA United States + Google Map

Find a house party near you Post a Swing Left House party Learn more about hosting a house party/quick start guide

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September 2020

Get Out the Vote (GOTV) Period

September 16 - October 30
MA United States + Google Map
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October 2020

The Last Weekend

October 31 - November 3
MA United States
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