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August 6 2022 Newsletter

Posted on August 8, 2022
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August 6, 2022

Issue #207

In This Issue

●  IMC Weekend of Action  ●  Paint Nashua Blue  ●  PA letter-writing opportunities  ●  Win over NC 
●  Are you interested in voter protection?  ●  Activist training: Taming your inbox


Indivisible Mass Coalition (IMC) is sponsoring several mega-effective events in a Weekend of Action -- August 13-14 -- to kick off the last 85 days leading up to the November elections.

Swing Blue Alliance is honored that IMC included two of our own events as part of the WOA. See the articles below about canvassing in NH and sending vote-by-mail applications to PA. Also check out these other IMC Weekend of Action events.


Nashua Canvassing: Paint the Town Blue!

Join Win Blue NH in Nashua. You'll be canvassing to promote wins for Senator Maggie Hassan, Representative Annie Kuster, and down-ballot candidates.

Connect with voters to clean up the voter rolls and move the needle Blue. You can knock, chat, observe, or even just drive … so try it out!

Nashua is less than an hour away.

Sat, Aug 13 @ 10 am - 1 pm


Using open-ended questions to talk to people is the most effective way to reach out to voters. Learn more about Deep Canvassing.

The next class is on Wed, Aug 10 @ 5 - 6:30 pm ET.


Get on the phone and pitch in toward the same goals as canvassers (see previous article) … in just two hours! Here’s your chance to connect with NH voters and help national and down-ballot candidates win! 

Tuesdays @ 4:30 - 6:30 pm ET


PA Kickoff Video

If you're worried about the Pennsylvania midterms, check out this video of the July 28 PA Letter-Writing Kickoff. Pennsylvania activists and SBA leaders shared inside info, and it quickly became clear how well-researched and effective the new PA letter-writing campaign is. 

We are working directly with Democratic county officials, providing the personnel and funds not available to them locally.

As an organizer, you can enable volunteers to fulfill SBA's commitment to those local groups, sending 174K letters to PA Dems. Each volunteer packet contains background info, along with vote-by-mail (VBM) applications and pre-addressed envelopes to send to voters. 

Now that you know more ...

Be a key part of the PA letter-writing team. 


As part of the Indivisible MA Coalition Weekend of Action, Swing Blue Alliance will deliver letter-writing packets right to your door. If you live within 50 miles of Framingham, you can sign up by August 7 to get this door-to-door service.

The letters you send will contain your note plus mail-in ballot applications and envelopes. It will be easy for PA voters to register to vote by mail. Just as easy as signing up to receive these packets.

We are working with the PA County Democratic organizations and are following procedures that they've proven do work. So, you know your efforts are going to make a difference.

Sign up by August 7 to get free delivery of letter-writing packets to your home. (Of course, you can sign up later and pick up the packets yourself!)

Sign up by August 7!


Recruit volunteers for the most competitive congressional race in the country. Call PA voters who will help fight for Democrats.

As part of the Swing Blue Alliance Volunteers TBD Calling Corps, you will have the support and training you need to bring Dem activists back onto the team. Get ready to make a difference.

Wed, Aug 10 @ 4:30 - 6:30 pm ET

Volunteers TBD uses proven motivational interviewing techniques.

Learn Communication Skills for Volunteer Recruiting. 

The next class is on Mon, Aug 8 @ 7 pm ET.


You probably can’t drive to North Carolina for a day of canvassing. On the other hand, you can get on the phone. 

People listen to their neighbors.
That's why recruiting local volunteers is so important!

Mon, Aug 8 @ 4 - 6 pm ET


or Fridays @ 2 - 4 pm

Consider strengthening Democratic control in NC
by joining phonebanks that support great NC candidates
like Cheri Beasley and Ricky Hurtado.

Many of these phonebanks occur multiple times a day and days of the week, so there should be one that fits into your calendar!

Swing Blue Alliance is gearing up for the highly charged 2022 midterm cycle, ready to focus on the critical issue of voter protection. There are several key opportunities to stop voter suppression starting soon. Fill out this form to let us know if you want to learn more.

If you are interested in voter protection ...

Learning Corner

Does your inbox have more irrelevant emails than useful communications? This small-group, hands-on training will start with a review of participants’ goals and then move into breakout rooms for individualized help. You’ll even get a cheat sheet before the session so you’ll know where to get started.

Thu, Aug 11 @ 5 - 6 pm ET

Learning Corner sessions are co-hosted by Indivisible Acton Area, Swing Blue Alliance, and Indivisible Mass Coalition in collaboration with volunteers at the MAssachusetts Grassroots Information Collaborative, a Slack workspace for exchanging information, encouraging connections among groups, and building activist momentum across the state. Join the News-MAGIC Slack space today.

Our Mission

Swing Blue Alliance (formerly Swing Left Greater Boston) is the largest all-volunteer Democratic grassroots organization headquartered in Massachusetts. We use proven methods to protect our Democracy, work on competitive local and national elections, and strengthen the Democratic party at the grassroots level.

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