Pass The Freedom To Vote Act & The John Lewis Voting Rights and Protection Acts Now!

Our allies in the Senate say time is running out for Voting Rights Legislation. We need you to act now. Call your Senator Today (202) 224-3121. Tell them to pass Voting Rights Legislation Now.

Suggested call/email script:

Sen. Durbin/Duckworth,

I’m __________ and I am a constituent. My address and zip are __________.  Voting rights are the cornerstone of our democracy. I ask that you do everything in your power to pass voting rights legislation including the Freedom to Vote Act and the John Lewis Voting Rights Advancement Act. Reforming the filibuster will also be required to get this done. Pres. Biden said himself that there were “certain things that are just sacred rights” and a “sacred obligation” that shouldn’t be beholden to obstruction from the minority party, listing the debt limit and voting rights. Please also make sure that the transformative Build Back Better Act gets passed through the Senate.

Email for Sen. Durbin:  https://www.durbin.senate.gov/contact/email

Email for Sen. Duckworth:  https://www.duckworth.senate.gov/connect/email-tammy

Pass the Freedom to Vote Act & The John Lewis Voting Rights and Protection Acts Now!

Sign Up For Wisconsin Voter Registration

Wisconsin State Map

Many of you have asked about opportunities to volunteer in Wisconsin voter-related efforts for the 2022 midterm elections. Please READ MORE look at the information below from Milwaukee voter registration group, Supermarket Legends. This is the well-established, well-organized group we worked closely with on the DMV voter registration effort. They are involved with various programs that we think offer opportunities to make a real impact. Questions? Please contact Linda Tate and/or Bob Best at: bobbestbike@gmail.com.

One Year to Win

One Year to Win

The mission to keep Wisconsin BLUE starts NOW! We’ve got just One Year to Win (#1year2win) and volunteers from the Democratic Party of Wisconsin are already talking to voters in every corner of the state about the issues that matter most to them.

There are multiple ways that out-of-state (OOS) volunteers like us can join others from across the nation for Virtual Volunteering events to help keep Wisconsin BLUE! The WisDems’ One Year to Win Weekend of Action on November 6th & 7th will be just one year out from the crucial midterm elections. We know these elections will come down to a handful of votes. It is vital that we talk about the issues & build relationships with infrequent voters now.

You can also sign up volunteer trainings on three upcoming Tuesdays (required for new volunteers) This work will be crucial to making sure that WisDems are successful in 2022. Just a few hours of your time could make a big difference!

On Saturday, November 6th join a phonebank to recruit Poll Workers  from 11am-2pm. training is provided, and all you need is a computer and a phone! We’ll be recruiting poll workers for the next election cycle, and in Wisconsin, only 7 poll workers are needed to open a polling place—so every single call counts!

Wisconsin was a critical state in 2020. Read why it will continue to be very important to the Democrats winning in 2022 and 2024: Wisconsin: The Incubator for America’s Tribal Politics

The WisDems need all hands on deck to talk to as many voters as possible — so invite your friends and family to join you for a phone banking shift! If you’re a first time volunteer, don’t worry. They will give you all the training & support you need! Sign up below for weekly training and other events.

Sign Up for Important Upcoming Events:

Help Find Election Judges For Upcoming Wisconsin Elections

Help Find Election Judges for Upcoming Wisconsin Elections

Come make calls to Wisconsinites & get more people involved in the fight for voting rights! Our focus is on 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, so no need to prepare anything in advance–we’ll provide scripts & resources, so all you need is a computer and a phone.

When: Monday, October 4 from 5:00 – 7:00 PM
Where: On Zoom – anywhere that you are comfortable in your own home! RSVP: Phone Bank Sign Up: https://www.mobilize.us/dpw/event/390671/ or send Laura the following info: first & last name, phone, email & zip code at laura@northshoreindivisible.com

Phonebank for Voter Protection

Phonebank/Friendbank for Voter Protection

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.

Secretary Of State Candidates

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

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/88042573269

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.
Bob Morgan
Chair, West Deerfield Township Democrats

Help Register Voters In Milwaukee

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:

  1. Send an e-mail to Linea Sundstrom (linea.sundstrom@gmail.com) with the following information:

Your Name

E-mail Address

Phone Number

Linea is coordinating assignments.

Please copy (bobbestbike@gmail.com), so we know who is participating.

North Shore Indivisible Meet & Greet

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

Map

RSVP: Laura@NorthShoreIndivisible.com    Your response would be appreciated to give us an estimate to plan our hospitality.

Deputy Voter Registrar Training In Deerfield

Deputy Voter Registrar Training In Deerfield

When:  Thursday, September 30, 2021 at 6:00pm

Where:  Deerfield Public Library, 920 Waukegan Rd., Deerfield

What:  A training for Deputy Voter Registrars will be held. Participants must be at least 18 years of age and registered to vote in Lake County. The event is open only to Lake County residents who are interested in helping to register new voters. Deputy Registrars must be trained in the county in which they live, but once trained, can register voters anywhere in Illinois. Training takes about an hour.
This training is being held through the County Clerk’s office and is free of charge. Sign-ups will be taken up to 24 hours before the class starts. Space is limited due to COVID-related restrictions, and late sign-ups may or may not be added to the class.  For additional information or to RSVP,  register online, email volunteers@tenthdems.org, or call 847-266-VOTE (8683).

Demand your Senator Eliminate the Filibuster to Pass S. 1

FOR THE PEOPLE ACT

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.