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Write Letters to Help Georgians Apply for Vote by Mail Ballots
Almost all Georgians have to reapply to request absentee ballots for the January 5th runoff elections. We have packets of letters and absentee ballot applications that volunteers can pick up locally in Wellesley to write to Georgians to help them request these absentee ballots. A contribution of $20 per packet of 25 letters is requested to cover the cost of the printed materials and the postage. Please email Susan Ryan at firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested in picking up some letters to send to GA voters. Timing is important as we are hoping to get these letters out early next week.
Write Non-partisan Letters to Georgia Voters About Healthcare and Help Build Trust and Connections for Future Elections
Learn how you can write letters to Georgia voters with Working America, a community affiliate of the AFL-CIO with 3.5 million members across the country. Working America is asking volunteers to write letters to 956,000 households with 1.3 million persuadable voters from every county in Georgia, with an emphasis on suburban and ex-urban voters. You will be writing letters to apolitical voters to talk to them about healthcare and Covid-19. By giving information from an organization they can trust in the future, this letter lays the ground for future GOTV work. Please sign up here to attend Swing Left Greater Boston/Swing Blue Alliance's training session on Sunday, November 22 from 7-8 p.m. if you would like to learn how to participate in this effort.
Write Postcards with Reclaim Our Vote Pick up in Wellesley, then mail them between Dec 1st-7th Sign up for a packet of 20
You can donate to Rev. Warnock’s campaign here.
You can donate to Jon Ossoff’s campaign here.
Support Activists On the Ground in Georgia
We can’t all travel to Georgia, and by all accounts, even if we could, it would likely backfire. Instead, consider making a donation to the activists in the field who turned out the vote that delivered Georgia for Joe Biden. They'll be at it again for the runoff election. Here are a few key groups:
The New Georgia Project The New Georgia Project is a nonpartisan effort to register and civically engage Georgians. The New American Majority (people of color, those 18 to 29 years of age, and unmarried women) makes up 62% of the voting age population in Georgia, but they are only 53% of registered voters. Founded by Stacy Abrams, the NGP was instrumental in expanding the GA electorate to help flip Georgia blue in 2020. Force Multiplier is having an online fundraising event for the New Georgia Project on Monday, November 23rd at 7:00 p.m., featuring Toni Watkins, Deputy Organizing Director and Brandon Brown, Deputy Field Director for the New Georgia Project. You can register and donate here for the event. Contributions to the New Georgia Project are tax-deductible. You can make a contribution here.
Black Voters Matter Black Voters Matter's goal is to increase power in marginalized, predominantly Black communities, and not only on election day, but 365 days a year. BVM focuses on expanding voting rights/access, including voter registration, expanded early voting, resisting voter ID, re-entry restoration of rights and strengthening the Voting Rights Act. They include rural counties and smaller cities/towns that are often ignored. BVM prioritizes local existing organizations with authentic relationships with community members and voters using door-to-door canvassing, texting, phone banking, social media and radio messaging.
Two ways to help Black Voters Matter:
Black Voters Matter Fund is a 501c4 advocacy/political organization and donations/gifts are NOT tax deductible as charitable contributions. Donate to BVMF: Here
BVM Capacity Building Institute is a 501c3 tax-deductible charitable organization that provides training and support for civic organizations. Donate to BVM Capacity Building Institute: Here
Poder Latinx For Democrats interested in flipping the Senate blue, there is no viable path without mobilizing Georgia’s Latino voters, who now make up a decisive 5 percent of the state’s electorate and were key to running up Democratic margins in the presidential race. Biden won Georgia by about 12,000 votes, and exit poll data showed that Latinos there voted for him over Donald Trump, 62 to 37 percent. Although Latinos represent a significant portion of the electorate, they have rarely been targeted with the same focused energy that candidates have dedicated to mobilizing other groups. Help change that by donating here to help fund Poder Latinx, which focuses specifically on registering and getting out Latino voters. Contributions to Poder Latinx are not tax deductible.
PHONE BANK: Swing Left Greater Boston is partnering with other grassroots organizations to make targeted calls to Georgia voters. These phone banks are headed up by local Massachusetts volunteers from Swing Left. You can sign up through the Swing Left Greater Boston calendar here. Join the Wellesley for Markey ("On the Road") Team as they call into Georgia for Jon and Rev. Raphael Warnock from now through January 5 on Sunday and Wednesday afternoons. First phone bank is tomorrow, Sunday, November 22, from 3:30-6:00 pm, starting with a fun, friendly check-in on Zoom. Training provided. For more info or to sign up and receive the Zoom link, email Amy and Lise at email@example.com or call/text Amy at 425-785-1609.
Phone Bank with the Ossoff and Warnock Campaigns The Ossoff/Warnock campaigns have organized phone banks specifically for out of state volunteers. Sign up for a shift and receive training and campaign updates before you begin calling. All the information will be emailed to you after you sign up, and on the morning of your phone bank shift. You can sign up here to join the out of state calls for Ossoff/Warnock.
Fair Fight Fair Fight Action the voter protection and advocacy group founded by Stacy Abrams now has phone banking and texting opportunities in English and Spanish. A one hour training class is required, but there are many opportunities to take the training. Fair Fight is based in Georgia and has registered 800K voters since 2018. Sign up here for a training session.