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Swing Left Greater Boston Becomes Swing Blue Alliance
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Posted on September 20, 2021

IN THIS ISSUE

Come celebrate our new identity
March for voting rights recap
Calling to support S. 1
Finding common ground with rural voters
Strategies to win a real Senate majority

Volunteer Social

Volunteer Social Sept 11 in Waltham
Join us Saturday, September 11 from, at an outdoor party in Waltham. Celebrate Swing Left Greater Boston's new name and logo. Meet fellow volunteers, enjoy homemade desserts and play lawn games. Free prizes for all!

RSVP for the Name Change Social

Saturday, September 11 @ 3:30 pm ET
at the park across from 25 Wilson Road, Waltham

(new, easier sign-up page!)

NEW HAMPSHIRE

Keep NH (and Congress!) Blue

Manchester Mayor Craig
If we want to hold the House and Senate, work to expand our slim majorities and actually get progressive legislation passed, we need to start now. New Hampshire will play a pivotal role in 2022 with Senator Hassan and Congressman Pappas running for re-election.

Year-round, on-the-ground organizing (yes, like Stacy Abrams does!) is key. We need to be educating voters on Democratic successes, registering voters and making sure voting becomes a habit.

We have a great opportunity to do just that right now in New Hampshire, helping to build capacity for 2022.   There is a “jungle” primary for Manchester's mayor on September 21 and an election on November 2.

Manchester is the largest and most diverse city in New Hampshire and will be the key to our efforts to protect Senator Maggie Hassan, who may face the very popular Governor Sununu, and Congressman Chris Pappas, whose seat will be redistricted in favor of the GOP.

We will be helping Manchester’s fabulous Democratic mayor, Joyce Craig, retain her seat and also experimenting with increasing voter registration in a state that makes registering difficult.

Join a Phone Bank for Joyce

Thursday, September 9 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm ET
Tuesday, September 14 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm ET
Sunday, September 19 @ 4:00 pm–6:00 pm ET

Canvass and Register Voters for Joyce

Weekends, September 10-11 and 18-19
Monday and Tuesday, September 20-21

Carpool and join in for a group lunch!

Rally

August 28th March for Voting Rights, Washington D.C.

Sept 28 March in DC for Voting Rights
Traveling to DC

Heading down to DC: Bob Master and Susan Labandibar on a train;
Diane Biglow, Paul Rastellini, and Catherine Hillery carpooling from RI

carrying the banner on the march
Carrying the signed banner along the route of the march


Before the March, the delegation met up with Arlene Geiger and the Upper West Side Indivisible team

Reminiscences

"The Women’s March in 2017 galvanized my activism. This march reminded me that we depend on and gain strength from each other and that our community of activists is passionately working towards repairing the world, piece by small piece.”
Paula Joseph

"I loved the opportunity to carry the Indivisible Mass Coalition Freedom to Vote banner. The brainchild of organizer Deb Paul, this banner sports hundreds of signatures from participants in previous voting rights rallies in Massachusetts."
Susan Labandibar

"Nothing beats the adrenaline rush of being in a large group of patriots from all over and marching side by side. I love large demonstrations in DC! My favorite part was getting to know patriots for democracy. Among them were the mother and aunt of the murdered Marquis Martin from Arkansas. Hopefully, we lent those two patriots the support they came to DC to find, as they made their way up to the stage."
Catherine Hillery

RSVP for the Next Voting Rights Rally,  Sept. 17 in Framingham

CALL TO ACTION

Phone Calls for S. 1

Join this phone bank for S. 1
We’re working together to demand bold changes to our democracy. We want to create a government that represents all of us, not big corporations or special interests.

To this end, Swing Left Greater Boston, I-RISE Newburyport and Indivisible Northampton are leading phone banks in targeted states and connecting constituents  to their Senators to support the For the People Act (S1) and eliminate the filibuster.

Pick a Time and Join

Sponsored by Common Cause

GAINING PERSPECTIVE

Finding Common Ground with Rural Voters

Common Ground with Rural Voters
Join Force Multiplier, The Rural Democracy Initiative, and grassroots leaders from Georgia, Arizona, and Wisconsin to learn about how we can find common ground with rural voters and hold the House and Senate in ‘22.

Learn More and RSVP

Thursday, September 9 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm ET

PLANNING FOR 2022

Win a Real Senate Majority

Turn Congress Blue
Paula Joseph is the featured speaker at Indivisible Acton Area's upcoming forum. Learn ways we can help increase our Senate majority based on her experiences organizing activists in Maine.

Learn More and RSVP

Wednesday, September 8 @ 6:45 pm - 8:30 pm ET

IN CASE YOU MISSED IT!

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