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January 8, 2022 Newsletter

Posted on January 10, 2022
Massachusetts' best resource for keeping the House and the Senate and turning purple states Blue.

Volunteers Taking Back Democracy

January 8, 2022

Issue #178

In This Issue
   Voting Rights  ●
  Upcoming Swing Blue Alliance All Volunteer Roundup 
●  AIM HI 
●  Vigils across MA

Jan 6 Vigils: Lighting the Way to Democracy

January 6: Grieving the blatant disregard of democratic ideals and lighting the way to their return

Light on the Horizon

According to Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer, it just doesn't make sense. States are tearing down voting rights with a simple majority, but Senate rules require 60 votes to recognize and reaffirm voting rights protection across the nation.

The Senate's hands are tied by the filibuster. "If Republicans continue to hijack the rules of the chamber to prevent action onsomething as critical as protecting our democracy, then the Senate will debate and consider changes to the rules," Schumer said from the Senate floor on Tuesday.

Take a stand

Here’s a chance for you to put your finger on the balance. Reach out to voting rights advocates in key states. Make it easy for them to call their Senators, even providing the relevant phone numbers.

Multiple opportunities every day

Empower other volunteers to reach out to people who care about the right to vote. Give them an easy way to contact targeted Dem Senators who are on the fence about carving out the filibuster to pass voting rights legislation.

Mark Your Calendar!

Sunday, January 16 @ 5-6 pm ET

SBA's Overarching Strategy

How does an all-volunteer grassroots organization swing America blue? AIM HI. SBA takes advantage of our volunteers' combined years of experience affecting the course of elections to define campaign criteria. We design and execute/implement projects that are:

  • Additive: We supplement existing resources; if we don’t do it, it won’t get done.
  • Important: We help keep the US Senate and House blue and help flip key state legislatures.
  • Measurable: We choose campaigns where we can quantify the effect of our work.
  • Helpful: We support our partners who are fighting on the front lines.
  • Impactful: We customize proven tactics to achieve our intended outcomes.

Sunday, January 16 @ 5-6 pm ET

Vigil in Concord

A Stand for Democracy:
January 6 Vigils Across
Massachusetts

Vigils Across MA
Vigils into the Evening Across MA

Sponsored by the Indivisible Mass Coalition

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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