Trump and the Republicans have a long history of suppressing the vote. They know that if elections were fair, their side wouldn’t win. Combined with the upheaval of systems that COVID-19 has wrought, we must do everything possible to ensure that those who want to vote do so, that their votes are counted, and that we return to the U.S. to a government of competence and decency that works for the people. Here are some actions you can take from home today:
ENSURE THAT YOU ARE REGISTERED TO VOTE AND THAT YOUR BALLOT IS COUNTED
Register to vote if you haven’t done so
Consider voting by mail and mailing or delivering your ballot ahead of the Nov. 3 election. Google “ballot drop box” and your county for info about dropping/ delivering your ballot.
Share this information with a friend!
HELP THE U.S. POSTAL SERVICE, TO HELP ENSURE A FAIR ELECTION
Learn more and take action to save the U.S. Postal Service
More ways to help the U.S. Postal Service
PHONE AND TEXT from home TO INFORM OTHERS AND GET OUT THE VOTE
Phoning and texting have proven highly effective at informing people and helping them make a plan to vote. Much of the work is not about “campaigning” and certainly none of it involves debating. Many of these activities can be done on flexible schedules. Be sure to pick one and do it!
Just added for Oct! (some of these require a quick training to be able to get going and make texts to extremely strategic regions)
Weekend Texting to Multiple Battleground States with Field Team 6
(above courtesy of Democracy Action Marin)
Make calls supporting Biden for President
Text for Biden for President. This link will allow you to find a text training or opportunity right away. Search for “text banks” or “texting”.
Call voters from home with non-partisan Reclaim Our Vote
Call voters from home with Swing Left
Write to voters in super states with Swing Left
Phone and text voters with Flip the West
Adopt a state through Vote Save America
Phone or text for specific candidates with Sister District
Phone and text voters in multiple elections through Democracy Action SF
Text for campaigns or issues with Resistance Labs
Write to voters with Vote Forward
REMIND YOUR FRIENDS TO VOTE
Triple your vote by reminding and recruiting others in battleground states through this tool from Mill Valley Community Action Network
SUPPORT ORGANIZATIONS DOING GRASSROOTS ELECTORAL WORK
SUPPORT ORGANIZATIONS THAT ARE ENSURING ELECTION INTEGRITY
Support or volunteer with Fair Fight to secure our elections
TAKE ACTION IN ANOTHER AREA YOU CARE ABOUT
Voter Suppression is the New Old Normal, Vann R. Newkirk II, The Atlantic
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Top Photo: Federal Voting Assistance Program