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July 8, 2023 Special Ohio Weekend of Action Newsletter

Posted on July 9, 2023
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Volunteers Taking Back Democracy

July 8, 2023

Issue #241

Special Edition: Ohio Weekend of Action

With just one month to go before the August 8 election in Ohio, Swing Blue Alliance is joining the Ohio Democrats for their Weekend of Action. We're running a special phone bank TODAY (July 8) from 3-5 pm, as well as our scheduled Monday phone banks. Add your voice!

As The Ohio Capital Journal explains, "Issue 1", the only measure on the August 8 ballot, would raise the threshold for passing citizen-led amendments to the Ohio constitution to a supermajority of 60%, and would make the signature-gathering requirements nearly impossible to fulfill. Republicans have admitted that their purpose is to undermine referenda that Ohio citizens are mounting to codify abortion rights and limit partisan gerrymandering. 

We are calling Democratic voters to inform them about the election, and urge them to vote NO, keeping in place the laws that allow the majority of Ohio citizens to make the changes they support. 

Swing Blue volunteers in our first two Ohio phone banks have reached nearly 500  voters. A significant number of those voters didn't know about the election before our call, and an amazing 84% of voters we have spoken to are going to vote No on 1! 

Challenge: Our goal is to reach 3,000 voters by election day on  8/8.  We can do this if we have an average of 45 callers per phone bank. Help us fight back!

Sat, July 8 @ 3 pm - 5 pm EDT

Mondays @ 5:30 - 7:30 pm EDT

If you can't make it today or on Mondays, there are also phone banks organized by Indivisible Northampton on Thursdays and Ohio Dems on Tuesdays and Thursdays:

Thursdays @5:30 - 7:30 pm EDT

Tuesdays and Thursdays @ 5:30 - 7:30 pm EDT


Thanks to our hard-working postcard hosts and intrepid writers, Swing Blue Alliance is sending 40,000 postcards to Ohio voters. These cards inform voters about how to meet Ohio's strict voter id requirements to make sure that their vote counts on August 8.

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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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