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Posted on July 24, 2022
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July 23, 2022

Issue #205

In This Issue

●  Weekend of Action in Manchester, NH  ●  Proven letters-to-PA campaign  ●  Recruit for key candidate Matt Cartwright  ●  Special All In for NC monthly meeting  ●  Be part of a pilot study 
●  Activist training: Google Docs 1 and canvassing

Swing Blue’s Most Important Letter-Writing Program To Date 

Since 2019, Swing Blue Alliance has worked with Democratic organizations in swing states to increase turnout. One of the most successful methods of increasing turnout is to make it easier for Democratic voters to vote by mail. 

This year we're expanding this proven program. We’ve precision-targeted 174,000 infrequent voters in five Pennsylvania counties.

Join us and special guests from the PA Dems to find out why this well-tested tactic works and how it stacks up to other letter-writing and postcard activities. Then help us send those 174,000 letters -- complete with mail-in ballot applications -- by September 30! 

Thu, Jul 28 @ 7 pm ET

Ready to organize a PA letter-writing event? If you're a registered organizer, order packets n0w.

Curious about what it takes to be an organizer?
Register to learn more.
It's easier than you think, and we provide lots of support!

Weekend of Action in Manchester

Join Swing Blue Alliance friends and activists canvassing in Manchester during the Weekend of Action on July 30-31. With only 100 days left before the midterms, it's critical to protect the Democratic seats of Senator Maggie Hassan and Representatives Chris Pappas and Annie Kuster.

You’ll make it possible for us to knock on the 1,200 doors that Swing Blue Alliance has pledged to reach. Be one of 40+ canvassers we hope to recruit!

It’s 100 days before the election!
Canvass with us in Manchester at the ...

Manchester, NH

Sat and Sun, July 30 and 31, 10 am - 1 pm ET

Discover what it's like to chat with Granite Staters who are already “predisposed to vote for Pappas, Hassan, and other Dems."

Don't hesitate!

  • You’ll be hanging out with people just like you … driving, chatting, and having lunch with other friendly volunteers. 
  • Speaking of drivers, you can be the designated driver, navigating and getting canvassers from door to door. 
  • Check out the Learning Corner at the end of this email for two great canvassing classes.

If you were at the Together We Elect meeting on July 18, you heard that reproductive and civil rights and environmental protection are on the line in Pennsylvania. One way to protect these qualities of life is to reelect US Representative Matt Cartwright.

Matt’s district, PA-08, is the most competitive race in the entire country according to FiveThirtyEight. Matt is a strong incumbent who won a Trump district in 2016, 2018, and 2020. Let’s help him do it again!

Learn more and prepare to recruit volunteers in Pennsylvania.

Mon, Aug 1 @ 6 pm ET

Key to winning any campaign is having enough local volunteers to get Dems to the polls.

Wed, Aug 3 @ 4:30 - 6:30 pm ET

At this special edition of the All In for NC Monthly Meeting, join US Senate candidate Cheri Beasley for a fun volunteer recruitment event.

Why focus on NC?

North Carolina has one of the three best chances across the country for Dems to pick up a US Senate seat. Former North Carolina Chief Justice Cheri Beasley, a three-times proven statewide vote-getter, will face off against Trumpster Republican Congressman Ted Budd for an open, currently Republican-held seat. Dems can also pick up a US House seat in the new 13th district, created by court-ordered redistricting.

At the state level

NC is at the epicenter of the fight to preserve reproductive rights, being one of the only Southern states east of the Mississippi with full access to abortion. The Republican-dominated state legislature wants to take away these rights and make abortion illegal in NC.

Currently, Democratic Governor Roy Cooper is vetoing far-right Republican legislation, but his veto power is not a sure thing. If Dems lose two seats in the NC State Senate and three seats in the NC State House, the Republican majority will be able to override Governor Cooper's veto.

Wed, Jul 27 @ 8:30 pm ET

Help Two NC State Reps Directly

Keep NC on the right track. Join phone banks for Sydney Batch on Mon, Jul 25 @ 5:45 – 8 pm ET and Ricky Hurtado on Thu, Jul 28 @ 5:45 - 8 pm ET.


This fall, Swing Blue Alliance is embarking upon a new relational organizing project. We are making it easier for SBA volunteers to recruit their family members and friends in key swing states. 

In prep for the full rollout, we want to conduct a test run. You can help us make sure our campaign design is the best it can be. 

Find out more about how you can help refine this Organizer Challenge.

Tue, Jul 26 @ 6:30 pm ET

Hope to see you there!

Learning Corner

Experienced trainer Larry Pareles is leading Level 1 Google Doc training. He'll show you -- and give you a chance to practice:

  • How to find your files when you need them
  • How to share files with your friends and colleagues
  • How to use Comments to collaborate with others on your work

Tue, Jul 26 @ 1 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.

Curious about what canvassers actually do?
Take the Canvassing 101 Class
 on Mon, Jul 25 @ 5:30 pm ET.

Want to become a more effective canvasser? 
Check out Deep Canvassing Training on 
Wed, Jul 27 @ 5 - 6:30 pm ET.

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