You busted your butt in 2020 to get Biden into the White House. Even now, he struggles without enough backing from Congress. If you want to protect and advance the Democratic agenda, the local elections in the November midterms are just as important.
Without your support for swing state candidates, Dems might lose their slim majority in the Senate and some or all of their control of the House of Representatives. This would halt all Biden initiatives.
Are you upset by how Republican state governments are gutting voter protection and civil rights laws? Let your outrage fuel your support for state-level candidates who will fight back in these swing states.
Get out the vote
Voter turnout is key to Democratic wins. (Why else would Republicans fight so hard for gerrymandering and election restrictions?) Convince voters to go to the polls for the person who governs their town or county; they’ll vote right up the ballot for the Dems who control their states and the country.
This is not the time to sit on the sidelines with fingers crossed. This is the time to take an hour or two a week to protect our country.
Read on to find the canvassing, organizing, postcarding, or phonebanking actions you want to take.
Make Sure NH Goes Blue
Here’s the geographically closest opportunity you have to protect Democratic seats in the US Senate and House. Come knock on doors to identify people who will vote for Senator Maggie Hassan and Representatives Chris Pappas and Annie Kuster.
It's easier than you think!
We’re knocking on doors of registered Democrats.
You can accompany an experienced canvasser to learn the ropes.
You can even be the navigator and driver until you get the hang of it.
The Deep Canvassing class (described in the training section below) will arm you with techniques that make it easy and satisfying to talk with voters.
The Volunteers TBD Calling Corps is reaching out to supporters of candidates in swing states ... and they are making great connections.
Regular phonebanker Jack Barry wrote of his most recent session: "I contacted very motivated volunteers and was able to enroll them in four shifts of canvassing/phonebanks, including a Spanish-speaking volunteer for a regular Spanish phonebank in Hazleton.
"The hit rate was astronomically high and the overall results impressive. There can be no doubt that the strong appeal of a candidate like NC's Matt Cartwright is very much responsible for much of this success."
Talk to experienced volunteers in NC, NH, and PA
who are ready to help turn their states blue.
Find the best phonebank to fit your interests and schedule.
"President Biden gave what I believe to be the most important speech of his presidency," writes Ezra Levin, Co-Executive Director of Indivisible National. "And none of the broadcast networks carried the speech."
Whether you are talking in person or on the phone, you are more effective when you listen, bring in personal experiences, and connect. At Deep Canvassing, you will learn – and get a chance to practice -- how to quickly develop relationships with others.
Find out at How to Run a Better Meeting, which will help you improve internal communication, strengthen your group, and build morale. In the session, you will learn how to achieve the four principles of a good meeting:
Focus for Democracy's Top Recommendations: Movement Labs and Working America
In North Carolina, ballots are hitting mailboxes on September 8, and in many battleground states mail-in voting begins just two weeks later! That means there's no time like NOW to get active.
Learn how you can have a major impact NOW to help increase participation of Democratic voters in the key races. At the meeting, you'll hear from both groups about evidence-based programs that produce additional new votes at exceptionally low cost.
Register and receveive a Zoom link before the meeting.
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.