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October 22, 2022 Newsletter

Posted on October 22, 2022
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October 22, 2022

Issue #218

●  Turn Out Voters for NH's Close Races  ● Dial for Democracy

 ●  Banco Telefónico Virtual Bilingüe 
  Opportunities to Canvass in NC or PA  ●  Voter Protection.

●  Last Chance to Pick Up Letter Packets

October pumpkins

As Swing Blue volunteer David Buck says, "Action is the best cure for the election cycle blues." Let's do what must be done in these final 17 days to wake up on November 9 to Democratic victories up and down the ballot!

Chris Pappas is virtually tied with his Republican opponent, who is an election denier and anti-abortion advocate. Maggie Hassan won her last race by only 1,017 votes.

This is the time for action! Swing Blue Alliance volunteers like you are driving to New Hampshire to talk with voters and encourage them to go to the polls. There is still room for YOU! 

Just 3 more weekends:

Saturdays  @ 10 am - 1 pm EDT

Sundays @ 12 pm - 3 pm EDT

Words of wisdom from canvasser David Buck:

"When I finish a canvassing event, I feel very satisfied. We are spreading information and empathy that cuts through the doom loop created by mass media and advertising (propaganda).

I know this humble activity is an irreplaceable pillar of the democratic process. Conversing with our neighbors is like a basic construction task necessary to continue building the American democracy we aspire to. These are the trenches in which the power of the majority can overcome the power of big money. It is really worth it."


You know what's at stake. You know how close these races are. Every single phone call makes a difference.

Cheri Beasley of NC lost her last election by just 401 votes.

Maggie Hassan of NH won her last election by just 1,017 votes.

Together we have the power to win the turnout race.

Swing Blue Alliance has more than 50 virtual phone banks scheduled for this week. Every event has  a simple script, all the training you need, and mentors to answer any question throughout the phone bank. 

Pick your state and pick your date!

Únase a los Demócratas de PA para hacer llamadas a los votantes sobre las próximas elecciones este Noviembre 8. Estamos organizando un banco telefónico virtual bilingüe, donde habláremos con comunidades latinas para elegir Demócratas en estas elecciones. 

Esta es la forma más eficiente para hablar con votantes, y necesitamos de su ayuda para asegurarnos que las voces Demócratas sean escuchadas.

Wed, Oct 26 @ 6 - 8 pm EDT


All About Pennsylvania

If you can travel to Reading PA between now and Nov. 8, we need you to help get out the vote for John Fetterman. Housing is available.

Many voters have not been reached, except by misleading TV commercials! A warm smile can go a long way to get beleaguered voters feeling excited about voting again.

Questions? Text Susan Labandibar at 617-571-3757 


All About North Carolina

Cheri Beasley is in a dead heat in her race for US Senator from North Carolina. If successful, she will be the first Black woman from NC ever elected to the US Senate and the first Democratic Senator from NC since 1989.

If you'd like to travel to NC to join other Swing Blue and partner volunteers going out and talking with voters, fill out the Out-of-State Canvasser Information Sheet. We will contact you right away about logistics and canvassing options.

Questions? Email Roy Greenwald royg.sailor@gmail.com

At last week's inspiring All-Volunteer Roundup with VoPro Pros, we heard about the critical need for voter protection, and in particular the need for poll observers. You can watch the recording of this inspiring event.

Poll observers serve as a campaign’s eyes and ears on election day, making sure voters have accurate information and access to immediate troubleshooting in the event of a problem. Republicans have recruited thousands of election deniers to work at polling locations across the country. In New Hampshire, poll observers can be from out of state, and there is an urgent need for more Democratic observers. 

If you're not ready to volunteer as a poll observer but want to be connected with other voter protection opportunities, please fill out this brief SBA survey. We can answer questions and suggest a role and state to get you started!  

Here are the places you can pick up ballot-chase letters or cards, to be mailed out asap. Note that the Boston event on 10/30 is an in-person writing party.

CAMBRIDGE, MA, Sat, Oct 22 @ 9 am - 2 pm EDT

SOMERVILLE, MA, Sat, Oct 22 @ 3 - 6 pm EDT

SWAMPSCOTT, MA, Sat, Oct 22 @ 1 - 5 pm EDT

ARLINGTON CENTER, MA, Sat, Oct 22 @ 2 - 4 pm EDT

CAMBRIDGE, MA, Sat, Oct 22 @ 3 - 4 pm EDT


BROOKLINE, MA, Sun, Oct. 23 @ 12 - 6:30 pm EDT

MEDFORD, MA, Sun, Oct 23 @ 1 - 5 pm EDT

BELMONT, MA, Sun, Oct 23 @ 1 - 5 pm EDT

NEWTON, MA, Sun, Oct 23 @ 2 - 5 pm EDT

CAMBRIDGE, MA, Sun, Oct 23 @ 1 - 4 pm EDT

BEDFORD, MA, Sun, Oct 23 @ 2 - 5 pm EDT


SWAMPSCOTT, MA, Sat. Oct 29 @ 1 - 5 pm EDT

CAMBRIDGE, MA, Sat, Oct 29 @ 3 - 4 pm EDT


CAMBRIDGE, MA, Sun, Oct 30 @ 1 - 4 pm EDT

BOSTON, MA (in-person event) Sun. Oct 30 @ 12:15 - 2:15 pm EDT



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