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November 26, 2022 Newsletter

Posted on November 26, 2022
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November 26, 2022

Issue #223

● Ten Days to Turn Out Georgia Voters
● All In for NC Monthly Meeting: Analysis and Lessons Learned

  ● Reaching Out to Black Voters in Georgia

Georgia Runoff

As Rev. Warnock playfully says, "Yes, we're doing this again."

Keeping control of the Senate is an important victory, but we still need Rev. Warnock's strong leadership on voting rights, reproductive rights, infrastructure investment and just plain decency.

Voter Protection Phone Banks

Susan Labandibar, Jeff Lobo, Steve Vogel, and other Swing Blue Alliance volunteers are working with Georgia Dems Voter Protection to contact 45,000 Democratic voters who will not receive their absentee ballots in time to mail them back.  You can help provide these voters with options, including canceling their ballot and voting early. Join us on shifts every day between now and December 9th.

RSVP for these phone banks here:

Daily from now until Dec. 9

More Swing-Blue-led phone banks here:

Mondays and Tuesdays @ 4 - 6 pm ET


Daily through Dec 9, multiple times

Travel and hotel subsidies may be available for volunteers from out of state who want to canvass in Georgia. If you're interested, email Susan Labandibar: for more information

Join a stellar panel of elected officials and grassroots organizers on Monday November 28 to analyze the results of the election in North Carolina. Amid the disappointing results there are some bright spots as well as some clear lessons for how to win in 2024.

Moderator Jillian Johnson is a Durham City Council member and advisor to NC Movement Voter Project. She'll moderate two panels:

NC elected officials:

  • Jay Chaudhuri, State Senator and Dem Whip
  • Mary Wills Bode, State Senator-elect and founder of Team4NC
  • Ricky Hurtado, State Rep

NC grassroots organizers:

  • Dreama Caldwell, Down Home NC, whose work was probably decisive in the narrowest win by a Democrat for state legislature
  • Marcus Bass of Advance Carolina, a pre-eminent group among Black urban and rural North Carolinians
  • Theo Luebke of Carolina Federation, one of the most strategic groups in the state

Mon, Nov 28 @ 2:30 - 4 pm ET

In early November, Swing Blue Alliance contacted the chair of the Clayton County GA Dems asking how we could best help with the upcoming run-off. She suggested that we coordinate with churches, particularly Black churches, to make sure their parishioners have clear information for voting. 

Swing Blue volunteers Andy Liebman, Tom Sanders, Susan Labandibar, Mary Wasmuth, Su Chiang, and Doug Grant put together a  nonpartisan “How, Where and When to Vote” fact sheet. Rather than sending out information blindly, the volunteers researched all churches in Clayton County and tried to make contact with people at selected churches.

Between Nov. 17 and Nov. 22, eight Swing Blue volunteers called 81 churches and reached a contact person at a third of them. Responses were mostly positive. For the churches they didn't reach, Swing Blue Alliance sent the non-partisan voting information to the church’s email address.

Many of these churches will distribute this important early voting information. As a bonus, the Clayton County Dems now have a spreadsheet with a lot of valuable information about the churches in Clayton County. 

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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