- Victoria Miller
Find Out What "Biden/Republican" Voters Think!
Happy Tuesday, Activists!
We've got a good one for you tonight. We'll hear from an expert about what's on the minds of voters who voted for Joe Biden for President but for Republicans down the ballot. Come listen tonight to Deb Ciamacca. She's heard it all because she's out talking to hundreds of them now. Details below.
You can check out our upcoming actions in last Friday’s newsletter at this link. And you can go to our Eventbrite page at this link and see all of our opportunities.
TONIGHT at 6:30 PM - Hear from an expert on "Biden/Republican Voters"
We talk frequently about Republican voters and we guess at their motivations -- what's on their minds, or how they can "vote against their own self-interest." Tonight, find out the reality from an expert!
Tonight's guest speaker is Deb Ciamacca, who is running for a state House seat next year and is talking to Biden/Republican voters in her “listening tour” in Delaware County. They voted for Joe Biden for President but voted Republican down ballot. You’ll learn what’s on their minds, because Deb is an expert, having talked to several hundred of them already.
Why do they vote the way they do? What do they worry about? Is there common ground? Come tonight and find out!
When: TONIGHT at 6:30 pm Where: Zoom SIGN UP HERE.
CALLS TO ACTION
Rep. Evans – D.C. office 202-225-4001; Phila office 215-276-0340; email link
Rep. Boyle – D.C. office 202-225-6111; Phila office 215-335-3355; email link
Sen. Toomey – Phila office 215-241-1090; D.C. 202-224-4254; email link
Sen. Casey – Phila office 215-405-9660; D.C. 202-224-6324; email link
For outside PA: Find your Senators’ phone numbers and emails at this link.
1. Call our Senators and demand they move quickly on the Freedom to Vote Act.
Tomorrow, we expect to see another failed procedural vote on Sen. Manchin’s Freedom to Vote Act. If that happens and the vote fails, it will tee up a big October filibuster showdown once the Senate is finished with reconciliation. You can read what’s in the Freedom to Vote Act at this link. This bill builds on but is not the same as the For the People Act, and it has a new bill number. (So be careful when you’re making calls not to accidentally call it “S. 1” or “H.R. 1!”)
2. Tell your representative and our senators to vote on an inclusive recovery package!
Our spooky October 31 deadline is fast approaching. This means we’re in a key moment for advocacy as we fight to win the most progressive reconciliation bill possible. Call your representative and tell them how important it is that we pass an inclusive recovery bill that works for everyone.
Then, call our senators and demand they pass the bill immediately after the House sends it over.
1. Here is our resource on the backgrounds of the statewide judicial candidates – PA Supreme Court, PA Superior Court and PA Commonwealth Court. We recommend voting for all the Democrats on this list. 2. Read the ratings here by the Philadelphia Bar Association – just for the Philadelphia-based candidates. This includes the local judges up for retention. 3. Read the Pennsylvania Bar Association’s ratings and backgrounds for all the statewide judicial candidates. * Supreme Court ratings are at this link. * Superior Court ratings are at this link. * Commonwealth Court ratings are at this link. 4. Watch the League of Women Voters of Pennsylvania forums for the judicial candidates at this link.
5. See this Philadelphia Citizen article for a good roundup of all the races – including District Attorney, City Controller, etc. 6. Check out this Billy Penn article for a comprehensive list of voting options and the current map of drop boxes. 7. Read an explainer about the four ballot questions at this link. An explainer for Question #3 and the reasons for this change is at this link. 8. Here is the Inquirer's list of endorsements including the ballot questions.
Make sure your voting status is up to date.
1. Vote By Mail -- If you didn't sign up for a mail-in ballot specifically for this year you'll need to go to the polls, unless you sign up immediately at this link. The deadline is October 26, so there's no time to waste!
2. Ballot drop boxes – Find a map of the locations at this link. All the drop boxes are available 24/7 and are monitored by security cameras. You can only drop off your own ballot unless you fill out this form. 3. Check your ballot status with the state ballot tracker at this link. 4. Want to be a poll worker? Sign up here to learn more.
QUICK REMINDER OF OUR NEW PROJECTS
We know that the most effective way to convince voters to show up for next year's critical PA elections is to talk to voters. We have another canvas on the schedule this Saturday. If you're upset with the obstruction by just two Democrats blocking transformative legislation, we have ways for you to easily make a difference. Click here to sign up for one of our projects to help expand the Democratic majority in the senate next year. If you don't see something you like on that list, let us know! We have other behind-the-scenes projects you can work on.
AND BEFORE YOU GO... MATCHING GRANT PROGRAM
From now until October 31, all the funds we raise will be matched, dollar for dollar, up to a maximum of $500! So if you can, please donate even a little to double your contribution and help us maximize this generous matching grant. Thank you!