Join the Wisconsin Dems Phonebank/Friendbanks recruiting poll workers! Protecting voting rights in Wisconsin starts with you. We welcome out-of-state volunteers in all our Phonebank/Friendbanks! Register HERE
You’ll start by making calls to people to talk about why voting rights matter and to get them involved as a Poll Worker, and then we’ll give you the tools in the fight for voting rights. Right now, our focus is recruiting Poll Workers to nominate for the 2022 elections to ensure that every polling place in the state is open.
Training is offered at every event, and no need to prepare anything in advance–we’ll provide scripts & resources, so all you need is a computer and a phone.
The West Deerfield Township Democrats invite you to meet the Secretary of State candidates at a virtual meeting on Sept. 9 at 7:30p.m. Candidates for IL Secretary of State participating include:
Chicago Alderman Pat Dowell
Frm. Treasurer Alexi Giannoulias
Chicago City Clerk Anna Valencia
ZOOM INFO: Join Zoom Meeting
Meeting ID: 880 4257 3269
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Meeting ID: 880 4257 3269
This will likely be the most important Primary Election battle in Illinois in 2022, and it is important for WDTDO to hear from the candidates directly!
We hope you can join us, and as always let us know if you have any questions.
Chair, West Deerfield Township Democrats
Help Register Voters In Milwaukee
A Milwaukee-based voter registration group, Supermarket Legends, is coordinating volunteer assignments for Voter Registration Day on Tuesday, September 28 in the Milwaukee area.
This is in-person, outside registration.
Illinois volunteers will be focused at the Milwaukee Area Technical College (Downtown Milwaukee Campus) and some nearby supermarket locations.
If you would like to participate, here is what you do:
- Send an e-mail to Linea Sundstrom (email@example.com) with the following information:
Linea is coordinating assignments.
Please copy (firstname.lastname@example.org), so we know who is participating.
Let’s Meet. Greet. Organize. And Mobilize!
Please join us for a North Shore Indivisible Social Gathering. We will discuss what we can do to support a progressive Wisconsin in the 2022 midterm elections. Special guest speaker JARED LAUNIUS, Senior Regional Organizer for Indivisible, will briefly share with us how a focus on Wisconsin can truly make a difference in upcoming elections! Not a fundraiser.
We will meet outdoors in a covered pavilion. Snacks, beverages & restrooms available. Bring a friend or 2!
When: Saturday, Sept. 25, 3:00 PM
Where: Woodland Park Pavilion,
1321 Wilmot Rd, Deerfield
RSVP: Laura@NorthShoreIndivisible.com Your response would be appreciated to give us an estimate to plan our hospitality.
UPDATE: Senate Democrats can pass the For the People Act, and they must do it before they leave on August recess. If they don’t muster the conviction to do so, crucial voting rights and redistricting provisions may not be in place for next year’s elections. We need you to call your senators TODAY and tell them to do whatever it takes to pass S. 1 — including fixing the filibuster and delaying the recess if necessary.
CONNECT RIGHT NOW TO YOUR SENATOR’S OFFICE (CLICK LINK FOR INSTRUCTIONS)
Senate Republicans have used the filibuster to block S. 1, the For the People Act, from passage, despite the fact that Republicans are in the minority. This critical democracy reform is widely popular among both Democratic and Republican voters and would expand early voting, end partisan gerrymandering, reduce money in politics, and more. This all comes as Republican state legislatures across the country are passing hundreds of sweeping voter suppression laws that all but assure GOP electoral victories for years to come.
Historically, the filibuster has been used to uphold Jim Crow legislation and other racist voter suppression laws, so it’s no surprise to see it used again here to block the For the People Act.
We cannot continue to let Republicans hold our democracy hostage. We must eliminate the filibuster to save our democracy. Call your Senators and let them know you want them to eliminate the filibuster to pass the For the People Act and other progressive priorities. We don’t have time to waste. You can use a cell phone or a landline to make the call.
Wisconsin Progress alongside the Minocqua Brewing Super PAC want to change the future of Northern Wisconsin. Help us today to fund a new full time staffer to recruit, train, and elect progressives all over Wisconsin’s Northwoods!
Wisconsin Progress envisions a Wisconsin that is a better, more equitable place to live, work, and raise a family.
In pursuit of this goal we recruit, train, elect, and develop progressive candidates for local and state legislative offices. We are the progressive recruitment arm of the Assembly and State Senate, we not only recruit candidates to run for office throughout the state- we win elections.
The battle for Fair Maps in Wisconsin isn’t over. The People’s Map Commission will present its map to the legislature this fall, where it will no doubt be ignored. The Republicans will pass their own, heavily gerrymandered map — like the one we have been using for the last decade. Governor Evers will veto it. The matter will end up in the courts, where except for the 2011 map, electoral districts have been drawn by the courts in 2001, 1991, 1981, etc. But if Tony Evers loses next year’s race for Governor, the Republican dominated legislature will pass new, again heavily gerrymandered, maps and a Republican Governor will sign them into law. Just like Texas did in 2003.
That’s why we are asking you with some urgency to get involved NOW in the four elections that Wisconsin will hold in 2022: the nonpartisan primary on February 15, the nonpartisan election on April 5, the partisan primary on August 9, and the partisan general election on November 8. Put those dates in your calendar now. Grassroots North Shore will shortly be hosting the following two actions to begin our voter outreach work:
- In conjunction with the Progressive Turnout Project, we will be sending postcards to Wisconsinites who were first time voters in 2020. The goal is to make sure Democrats stay engaged and make voting a habit in Wisconsin. Norma Gilson will be the point person on this project and will begin distributing postcards and lists of names and addresses next week. Sign up here if you want to participate.
- In conjunction with the League of Women Voters, we will be phoning people on the Wisconsin Election Commission’s list of registered voters who are being removed from the voter rolls after July 15. This is a nonpartisan activity designed to help people renew their registrations if they failed to respond to the postcard the WEC sent them in June and July. Those interested in tackling this challenge should sign up to be notified when the phone bank becomes available some time early in August.
Texas is experiencing a humanitarian crisis. In cities across the state, people are without power, pipes are bursting and folks are struggling to access clean water. Carbon monoxide exposure is on the rise. This kind of neglect by the Texas government, including but not limited to, taking a vacation while your constituents are freezing, is unacceptable.
And though Indivisible will be among the first to call for accountability and look for long-term solutions, we must first look after one another.
If you are looking to support impacted communities in Texas and in other affected states, several partners have put together a directory to get funds straight into the hands that need them. Click here to read the guide and make a donation.
Thank you for banding together with us to support communities in need. The people of Texas deserve immediate relief and assistance, as well as policies and systems that anticipate and respond appropriately during extreme weather events like this.