No Meeting Sunday Feb. 13th but Lots To Do

We will resume in-person meetings (Covid willing) on Feb. 27th when Andy returns from his trip. Meanwhile

  1. Airlift is sponsoring a very interesting event with Katie Porter this Tuesday, February 15th at 6:00.

2. Vote Forward is starting its first campaign.

3. Someone took all the postcards and the box[!] from our porch but we are putting new ones out. Please click on the Activate America link to get some addresses and scripts.

4. Besides postcards, we will put out the little cards with QR codes that take a browser to our website or ActBlue page, that you can share with your friends who want to donate.

5. We are over $6,000 on the thermometer for Airlift. On to $10,000.

No meeting today but lots to do

We think it is best to wait until we can meet again in person, hopefully in two weeks. Meanwhile, lots to do.

We are more than half-way to our fund-raising goal (moved past $5,000 and on to $10,000. Andy and I have not added all of our matching funds yet–we hope to use them to finish off the campaign. Small cards with the QR code for our site can be found in the postcard box on our porch. Pass them out, send around the link and we’ll reach our goal.

Our new postcards came with the slogan we picked at the last meeting. They join other designs on our front porch in packs of 25.

Activate America has some good postcards campaigns now, including one to encourage Wisconsin Dems to vote by mail.

Andy contributes: I had the opportunity to meet virtually with Kermit Jones. He’s a good candidate. Wish he had a more favorable district. Sacramento County Sheriff Scott Jones is now running for that seat, as a second Republican candidate. He and Assembly member Kevin Kiley, who announced earlier, are both vicious human beings and terrible on policy; let’s hope their fight costs them and enough voters stay home in November.

Next meeting Sunday 2/13.

For our next gathering, let’s party!

Enjoy a break in November and join us on Sunday Dec 5th 4:00-5:00 pm to celebrate our hard work. Cake, brownies, wine and party favors for all.

Andy will debrief with good news only and we’ll help each other gird our loins for the next round.

Bring a snack and a friend. We’ve helped each other stay focused and active — and that’s what we’ll continue to do.

Celebration and On to Virginia!

At our meeting tomorrow we will raise a glass (or two) to the Recall Defeat (Hurrah!!!) and turn to Virginia. Winning is lots of fun — it is time to get into high gear for Virginia so we win there as well. At our meeting this weekend (Sunday Sept 19 4:00-5:00) Andy will give his analysis of the Recall vote, we’ll have updates on other projects and we’ll organize the push for Virginia (our thermometer, letters and the hundreds of postcards we have ready to be filled out). Spirits liquid and otherwise provided.

A Big Weekend This Weekend

Saturday 2-3 on Zoom, meet Brian Osorio, Mayor of Delano now running again Valadao in Congressional District 21

https://www.mobilize.us/osorioforcongress/event/396076/

Saturday 3-4 join Janice for the closing of her art show at the Moss Galley, next to the Elmwood Theater

Sunday 4-5 our next Indivisible Elmwood meeting at our house. Agenda: update on voting rights with next steps, update on the meeting with Osorio and update on Virginia and special update from Bill about the intern program in Virginia. Lots to discuss and some action items.

Agenda for our Working Meeting

Sunday June 6th 4:00-5:15 pm

We’ll get to work on our three goals:

  1. Helping protect our wins in Virginia and flipping the 59th District House seat.
  2. Pushing Senate Bill 1 and other forms of voter protection
  3. Flipping CA Congressional District 21 back to blue in 2022

4:00–4:15 Andy update on the Virginia races and request for Indivisible Elmwood to fund one Virginia intern

4:15–4:30 Zoom visit with Candidate Dr. Ben Moses

4:30–4:45 Update on how to support Senate Bill 1 and voter protection

4:45–5:00 Update on Ca Congressional District 21 Race

5:00–5:15 Reviews of actions to take until the next meeting

Roll up your sleeves and join us. Bring a friend.

Next Steps:

We fought the Trump abomination from College and Ashby and we won!

Thanks to those of you who joined us for a discussion about the future of our group. Here are the main points from our meeting:

  1. We will need some time to find and digest all the analysis that will take place of what exactly happened in November and which actions were most useful. Everyone is interested in building up a progressive ground game in the swing states.
  2. Meanwhile, the website is useful so it will stay in operation. Andy will continue to post his analysis and everyone else is welcome to post any and all information and updates. If you want to post and can’t, Andy can give you permission. Just email him.
  3. Meetings are on a hiatus. We’ll resume at some time in the future when we have a clearer idea of what we (that means all of us) want to take up next.
  4. Congratulations to Sally Brooks for winning our “Guess how much we raised” contest. We have three terrific pieces of political swag for you.
  5. Finally, THINK GEORGIA. Donate via EBAA to Voter Movement Project (supports 13 grass roots groups in Georgia, not tax deductible) and to Stacey Abrams’ tax-deductible project Fair Count.

Postcards

In addition to all the links that Andy has posted below, anyone who wants to write postcards should get in touch with Bill for names and addresses (give him a few days to get some) at bmarth50@gmail.com. Email me if you want some of our leftover cards. Tons of people will be trying to get Georgia addresses for postcards so I encourage everyone to think about Vote Forward letters, phone banking and texting. Donating to the groups that build ground game is a really good idea, as we learned so vividly this election.