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September 11th Newsletter

Posted on September 20, 2021
Massachusetts' best resource for keeping the House and the Senate and turning purple states Blue.

Volunteers Taking Back Democracy

September 11, 2021


Issue #162

In this Issue
New Name ● Volunteer Social NH Canvass CA Recall ● 9/11 Anniversary


We've Changed Our Name - Not Our Mission

We've Changed Our Name - Not Our Mission

Celebrating our new name and logo

Swing Left Greater Boston started in the spring of 2018 as a small crew helping organizers host "Blue BBQ's" to recruit volunteers who would get active in the fight to Take Back the House. Today, we send newsletters to over 15,000 readers who participated in over 4.7 million actions last year to support democracy.

Starting today, we've changed our name to Swing Blue Alliance. Here's what that means.

  • Our mission is still to protect our democracy, strengthen the Democratic party at the grassroots level, and elect Democrats up and down the ballot.
  • Our method is still to connect organizers and volunteers to swing state voters. We collaborate with partners, volunteer communities, and Democratic campaigns/committees across the U.S. We will continue to provide support that extends their capabilities beyond what they otherwise would not have the resources to accomplish.
  • Our approach is still to ensure the effectiveness of our actions. We are one of the only volunteer-led organization with a research team that conducts randomized control studies of our campaigns.

Actually, all that’ s changed is our name and logo.

The words Swing and Blue carry the message that we are dedicated to swinging the country blue. Alliance recognizes the formal and informal associations we form with local and national groups across the country. In particular, our partnerships with the national Swing Blue and Indivisible organizations, as well as the Indivisible Mass Coalition, empower us to extend our reach and effectiveness.

The blue logo with the Democratic party’ s mascot, the Donkey, emphasizes our commitment to Democratic campaigns and causes. The house embodies our work toward unity and inclusivity -- among both individual volunteers and organizations -- all under one roof. And the lightness of spirit represents our hopeful, upbeat, and exuberant approach to our work.

Get Over to the Swing Blue Volunteer Social!

If you’ re reading this issue before 3:30 pm on Saturday, Sept 11, i t's not too late! G et out your beach chairs and head over to the Swing Blue Alliance Social at the park across the street from 25 Wilson Road, Waltham.

Join our family of volunteers at this fun outdoor celebration. Starting at 3:30, there’ ll be games and refreshments for all ages.  We’ ll also be unveiling our new name and logo, as well as introducing upcoming campaigns.  At 5:00, we’ ll walk over to the outdoor tap room at the Mighty Squirrel to continue the celebration. 

Bring a lawn chair, your vaccination card, and a pen to the event.
Refreshments and outdoor games are welcome.

There's no need to register, just come!

Sat, Sept 11 @ 3:30 pm ET at the park
across the street from 25 Wilson Road, Waltham

Walk and Talk for New Hampshire

Put on your walking shoes and join us in New Hampshire!! We’ ll be canvassing this weekend and next to help register voters and make voting a habit. Manchester will be critical for the 2022 Senate and Congressional elections; let’ s start now doing the year-round work we need to do by helping to re-elect Democrat Joyce Craig as Manchester mayor.

Weekends of Sept 11 & 12 and 18 & 19;
Mon and Tue, Sept 20 & 21. And join for an outdoor lunch!

Or put on your ear buds and join us on the phones!


There's a Chance California Will Have a Republican Governor

Voting ends Tuesday in California's recall election, where voters are deciding whether or not to remove Democratic Gov. Gavin Newsom from office. If he loses, Republican Larry Elder is the most likely candidate to replace him.

Call with Massachusetts volunteers Monday, 9/13
or other times with the CA Dems.

Thoughts on the Anniversary of
September 11, 2001

Twenty years ago, many of us saw 9/11 as a wakeup call. In the days following the terrorist attacks, some sought revenge, while others saw an opportunity for Americans to commit to being a part of a one-world family. Twenty years later, it has become painfully clear: The world requires a truly inclusive America. Today, we must organize and fight for a world that sees itself as one family.

-Susan Labandibar


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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