“Democracy is not a spectator sport. We need YOU to protect the freedom to vote and fair access to all to the ballot box. Help us fight for our democracy!”
December 2 @ 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm (CST)
(You don’t need to stay for the whole time.)
“Democrats control the White House, the Senate and the House of Representatives, yet we are losing our grip on fundamental freedoms. Help us make a difference. Voting alone is no longer enough. Join us and make calls to the constituents of Sens. Manchin and Sinema”
It’s past time for those who care about our democracy to step up and do something about it. The democrats in congress have all the power they need to solve the problems of red states passing restrictive voting laws to suppress the vote. They just need to use that power. We need a ground-swell of public opinion to eliminate the Senate filibuster that the GOP use to block the freedom to vote – fundamental to our democracy – and pass the legislation we already passed in the House – The Freedom to Vote and the John Lewis Voting Rights Act.
So please come join us as we make calls into critical states and urge the voters there to pressure their senators to act NOW, to defend our voting rights!
Link to event information: https://www.mobilize.us/endcitizensunited/event/420077/
Event Issue Focus: Deadline for Democracy
About this event
Join Joan’s Democracy Café as we phone-bank to pass the Freedom to Vote Act (FTVA) and the John Lewis Voting Rights Advancement Act (JLVRAA) with our partner, End Citizens United / Let America Vote (ECU/LAV). We will report the highlights from the earlier ECU/LAV Lunch & Learn at our Thursday phone banks, and answer questions about it.
- prevents partisan gerrymandering! If the FTVA does not pass, the Republicans could take over the US House for a decade!
- exposes who pays for misleading political ads
- makes voting simpler and safer
- protects election officials and infrastructure
- provides funding to states for democracy innovations, including providing matching funds for small donations (so candidates don’t have to rely on rich donors with their self-serving agendas).
The JLVRAA restores the provisions of the Voting Rights Act that have been steadily gutted by the Supreme Court.
US Senators Manchin and Sinema are both critical to passing the FTVA. You’ll use our calling tool to automatically connect FTVA supporters to their Senator’s office, to urge them to “do what it takes” to pass the FTVA.
We’ll train first-timers before you make calls – no worries! We’ll make sure you feel prepared before you begin, and remain available to answer your questions.
Our goal is to provide a great phone-banking experience for you … supporting our volunteers in becoming motivated and confident callers.
We are always open to your feedback, as we believe in continuous improvement. Your input helps us to design the JDC phone-banking experience to meet the needs of both our phone bankers and the voters we reach out to.