Election 2020: Actions to Take Now

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

Check your state’s Vote-by-Mail deadline

Check all of your state’s election rules and deadlines

Find out if you’re registered to vote

Register to vote if you haven’t done so

Check voter registration deadlines by state

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)

Text for Mark Kelly for AZ Senate

Text with 2020 Victory Florida

Text with 2020 Victory Colorado

Join the Texas Texting Team

Weekend Texting to Multiple Battleground States with Field Team 6

(above courtesy of Democracy Action Marin)

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More

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

Donate to strategically chosen groups in battleground states through Airlift Fund

SUPPORT ORGANIZATIONS THAT ARE ENSURING ELECTION INTEGRITY

Support or volunteer with Fair Fight to secure our elections

Donate to Florida Rights Restoration Coalition‘s We Got the Vote to restore voting rights to returning citizens in Florida who are subject to pay-to-vote poll taxes.

TAKE ACTION IN ANOTHER AREA YOU CARE ABOUT

See more Action resources 

Read:

Why Phone Banking is Worth It 

Voter Suppression is the New Old NormalVann R. Newkirk II, The Atlantic

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Top Photo: Federal Voting Assistance Program

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