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March 27, 2021 Protect the Vote, Support For the People

Posted on March 28, 2021


For the People Act

Since January, Republicans in state legislatures have introduced more than 253 bills to restrict voting. In addition, the U.S. Supreme Court is about to hand down its decision in Brnovich v. Democratic National Committee, a case about two Arizona laws that would make it harder for Black, Hispanic, and Native Americans to vote.

And Mitch McConnell says, “States are not engaging in trying to suppress voters whatsoever.” Really?

The House has already passed For the People (H.R. 1/S.R. 1), a sweeping expansion of the Voting Rights Act of 1965. Today, the Senate is debating the bill. Sadly, For the People doesn’t stand a chance without reforming the filibuster, a procedure that enables senators to block legislation with fewer than 60 votes.

Call to action
What can you do?

You can send postcards to activists in Arizona. The postcards encourage voters to call Democratic Senator Krysten Sinema, urging her to (a) support For the People and (b) block Republicans' attempt to kill it with a filibuster.

Pick up your postcard kits! This weekend only!
(includes 50 postcards, stamps, and pre-printed address labels)
Limited availability.

Join a phone bank and call voters in targeted districts. You'll be asking them to encourage their Senators to support For the People. Each phone bank shift includes training; experienced phone bankers can get materials and start calling right away!

Register for a phone bank


Fundraiser to Help Pass For the People

Fundraiser for For the People
Join Swing Left Greater Boston and other grassroots groups to learn about a single targeted investment you can make today to protect our House majority and stop Republican voter suppression in its tracks.

Call to action

RSVP to Pass For the People
Wednesday, March 31 @ 8 pm - 9 pm


The Path to H.R. 1 and H.R. 4

Learn about H.R. 1
What path will lead to voting rights reform? Join an online conversation with Harvard Law Professor Lawrence Lessig, Duke Law Professor Guy-Uriel Charles, and Emory Professor Carol Anderson. They will discuss voter suppression, For the People, and the Voting Rights Advancement Act. They will also talk about what we can do to ensure passage of these Acts and to save our democracy. Hosts include Common Cause and ACLU Mass.

Call to action
Register for The Fight for Voting Rights Reform: The Path to H.R. 1 and H.R. 4
Wednesday, March 31 @ 6:00 pm


State Legislative Advocacy Training

Legislative Advocacy Webinar
COVID-19 has affected our world in so many ways. In particular, the pandemic highlights how important it is for us to advocate for legislation that helps communities. Attend the second webinar in the State Legislative Advocacy Training series and learn tactics you can use to keep supporting grassroots causes, while staying safe.

Call to action Register for the Advocacy in a Pandemic Webinar
Wednesday, April 7 @ 8:30 pm


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In your work on the 2020 election, did you meet someone who made a special effort to affect the course of the country? We'd love profile that stellar volunteer in the SLGB newsletter!

Send us the name of someone you know who went above and beyond. You saw that person encouraging others to get involved ... growing into a leadership role ... overcoming hurdles ... starting something new ... writing mountains of postcards, making hours of calls, canvassing in Swing States ... in other words, anyone whose impressive actions would interest readers.

Call to action Send us the name of a stellar volunteer you think deserves recognition!
We’ll spotlight them in a future issue.


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