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:
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
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 (firstname.lastname@example.org) with the following information:
Linea is coordinating assignments.
Please copy (email@example.com), 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.