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October 8, 2022 Newsletter

Posted on October 8, 2022
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Volunteers Taking Back Democracy

October 8, 2022

Issue #216

In This Issue: 

● Voter Protection Roundup  ● Hear Maggie Hassan  ● Susan Needs You in Eastern PA 

● Want to Canvass in NC?  ● Recruit for  NH, NC, and PA   ● Postcard/Letter Pickup 

● Partner Event: "Reaching the Top" Volunteer Summit  

October All-Volunteer Roundup

You're doing all you can to turn out voters in November. Now, Swing Blue Alliance is partnering with VoPro Pros to make sure all their votes will count!

Join Swing Blue Alliance, VoProPros and Indivisible Acton Area to find out how you can join a band of dedicated citizens who are recruiting poll observers, monitoring tactics of voter suppression, fighting voter intimidation, and making sure every vote counts.

Our inspiring line-up of speakers includes:

  • Steve Miller, volunteer voter protection lawyer featured in the award-winning documentary Capturing the Flag
  • Emma Mintz, director of voter protection for the NH Dems
  • Sonja Murry, co-founder of VoPro Pros
  • Nancy Brown, founding volunteer for VoPro Pros and co-lead of voter and election protection for Crimson Goes Blue
  • Bill Corwin, director of voter protection for Swing Blue Alliance

Sun, Oct 16 @ 5 pm EDT

The New Hampshire elections are in crunch time and the stakes couldn’t be higher. The very close NH elections for Senate and Congress could determine the fate of the whole country. Right now, we have a chance to take back the NH House, Senate, and Executive Council from radical Republicans gone wild. We need everyone on board.  Here are some ways that you can help: 

  • Get the ground level view from Maggie Hassan and top NH political luminaries, including Lucas Meyer of 603 Forward. 

Wed, Oct 19 @ 5 pm EDT 

  • Join the GOTV Canvass:  Research shows that door-to-door conversations are the most consistently effective and efficient method of voter mobilization. Get Out The Vote canvassing is a lot easier than persuasion, so whether you are experienced or new to canvassing, please sign up ASAP!  

Saturdays @ 10 am - 1 pm EDT

Sundays @ 12 pm - 3 pm EDT

Swing Blue Alliance Director Susan Labandibar has stepped up to organize for Democrats in Berks County, PA. Staffing shortages have left her responsible for an area twice as big as previously planned and the role she is taking on has been unfilled since late June. The clock is ticking.  If you can help, please text her at 617-571-3757  or email her at slabandibar@allinpa.com,

Here is what she needs:

  • In-person support of any kind - canvassing, helping with administrative tasks. If you can travel to Reading, even for just a few days, local organizers can provide a place for you to stay.
  • Spanish-speakers are especially needed. If you speak Spanish and can help with canvassing and phone calls, you can have a big impact on  voter turnout, as the population of Reading is 2/3 Latino.

This is a wonderful opportunity to work one-on-one with an organizer extraordinaire! If you can't go in person, you can make volunteer recruitment calls to help Susan. 

All In for North Carolina has kicked off a program to help match out-of-state “wannabe” canvassers with host organizations in North Carolina. If you can travel to NC, we can connect you with organizers who need door-to-door volunteers. To date, we have helped connect canvassers with campaigns and organizations in both the Charlotte and the Triangle areas. Usually these are for durations of more than a day. If you, or anyone you know, can canvass in North Carolina, reach out to Roy Greenwald, who is heading our program, at royg.sailor@gmail.com. 

Thanks to our Volunteers Taking Back Democracy, we have added critical mass to the canvassing crews in all three of our target swing states. But candidates need all the help they can get. Make calls to local people who want these candidates to win, and match them up with opportunities to help, in time to make a difference.

Swing Blue Alliance works with candidates and local Dems to make sure the postcards and letters you send will really make a difference. Kudos and heartfelt thanks to all of you who have sent thousands of cards and letters.

Writing season has not ended! Let's AIM HI in these last crucial weeks by reminding PA voters to mail in their ballots and by raising the profile of excellent down-ballot candidates like NC's Laura Budd.



Hosts: It is not too late to order postcards for NC candidate Laura Budd and ballot-chase letters for PA.

Partner Events

This is your chance to hear Cheri Beasley, John Fetterman, Jamie Raskin, Bill McKibben, and Planned Parenthood Action Fund's Kelley Robinson all in one exciting rally. 

Co-sponsored by Together We Elect, Swing Blue Alliance, Activate America, The Daily Kos, Sister District, All in for NC, My Rural America, and MA Flips PA, this national summit will give you the inspiration you want and the strategic tips you need to band together with your fellow volunteers and win in AZ, NC, PA and WI.  

Thu, Oct 13 @ 7:30 pm - 9 pm EDT

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.

Your contribution will help fund the operations of this volunteer-produced newsletter, which goes out to over 15K subscribers.

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