Wednesday, September 19 - GoTV Canvassing / Get Your Friends Registered / Postcard Posse
Actions You Can Take Today
Action 1: Help get out the vote this November by canvassing voters
Action 2: Get your friends registered to vote with the Amplify app
Already have the app? Open it on your phone and click the first action to get started.
Action 3: Postcard Posse League Night on Tuesday, September 25 from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at Bar Louie (47 W Polk)
Action 1: Get Out the Vote by Canvassing Voters
There’s only 48 days left before the midterm elections on November 6. Ignore the polls. Don't allow yourself to get complacent. This is the most important election of our lifetimes and this is our chance to put a check on Trump's racist and xenophobic policies. But it will only happen if we do the work.
I know you've been working hard and I know you have been doing a lot. But whatever you have been doing, for this last month and a half, it's time to do more.
Here are a few ways you can help power the #BlueWave this November.
Canvass for Lauren Underwood every Saturday: carpooling available from Old Irving Park, or meet the canvassers around Gurnee
Canvass for Sean Casten on 9/22: carpooling available, or meet the canvassers in Elgin
Action 2: Get Your Friends Ready to Vote with the Amplify App
The election this November 6th is the most important of our lifetimes. Republicans have made it explicitly clear that if they win there will be:
No transparency of Trump’s finances and self-dealing
Little to no oversight of the administration various governing fiascoes
Cover for Trump to keep harassing the Mueller investigation
Democrats must win one or both chambers to stop that agenda and to instill oversight. Democracy is literally on the line.
But Republicans in charge of voting aggressively work to insure fewer people can vote - specifically minorities. And this anti-democratic tactic works. Kris Kobach’s primary win looks to be because of his own voter suppression. Kobach is the architect of Crosscheck, and head of the Trump administration voter suppression commission. Here in Illinois, Governor Rauner vetoed the bill that would have ended our participation in it.
All of that means that we have to beat Trump enabling Republicans at the polls by more than 6% in order to get accountability. Every vote counts - even in “blue” states like ours.
Starting today, you can use the Amplify App to help make sure your friends are registered to vote. It’s super easy: you tap a button in Amplify, and it will check to make sure the contacts on your phone are registered to vote. Then, it lets you send a text with instructions for your friends to register online. You pick the people you want to send the text to; You decide what the message says; and Amplify sends the text for you (no text charges for you!).
Download Amplify today and make sure all of your friends and relations are registered to vote. The deadline to register online in Illinois is October 9, so get started today. If you already have the app, open it on your phone to find instructions.
Don’t want to register on your phone? Use Indivisible’s online voting tool to get registered on your computer. Go to Indivisible.TurboVote.org and just follow the steps.
Action 3: Postcard Posse League Night on 9/25
Indivisible Chicago’s Postcard Posse League (like a bowling league, but knocking down Trump sycophants instead of pins) is writing postcards to voters ahead of the midterms. Join in and write to win prizes and, more importantly, help elect people who share your values! We will count up postcards for each team and keep the standings.
We will be writing postcards to voters who share our values and voted in 2016, but did not vote in 2014. We are going to turn them out for the midterms! We will be writing postcards to Sean Casten's district (IL-6) and Lauren Underwood's (IL-14) to start, and we will expand to other districts as interest dictates.
It does not cost anything to enter--just your time, effort, and hand cramps. Postcards will be provided, and we will cover the postage for postcards filled out during league events.
Get more information and sign up for Postcard Posse updates, and plan to attend an upcoming league night:
Tuesday, September 25 from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at Bar Louie (47 W Polk); sign up here
If you don't want to write postcards, but still want to help, you can donate to help cover the cost of postage. 100 postcards will require $35 in postage, so every dollar helps!