• Victoria Miller

Make a Call for Evidence!

Happy Tuesday, Activists!

“The time is always right to do what is right.”

--Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.


And so it begins – the Senate trial of the President. Obviously we want a fair trial and we have the power to influence moving the needle in that direction. Call Senator Toomey NOW before today’s vote on whether to have witnesses and documents at the trial. It’s a quick call – Tell him to remember the oath he took to support and defend the Constitution and tell him tell him you want to hear from witnesses and have documents submitted in the trial.  70% of Americans want to see witnesses at the trial! Demand he votes to hear the evidence in the trial. It only takes a minute so please take the time now.  Your call could tip the scales! Sen. Toomey – Phila office 215-241-1090; D.C. office 202-224-4254; email link We have a lot of events and actions for you below so please read to the bottom for all the news. 

PETITION PARTY

This year’s Drinking Liberally Petition Party will be on February 4, 6-8 pm. This is when you get to hear from candidates on their positions on the issues. You can sign their petitions so they can get their names on the ballot. We are a co-sponsor of this event. What: Petition Party  When: Tuesday, February 4, 6–8 pm Where: Upstairs at Frankie Bradley’s, 1320 Chancellor St., Philadelphia 19107 Who: Drinking Liberally Philly, Indivisible Philadelphia, PHL Democratic Women Caucus, GRAS (Grassroots Advocacy for South Philadelphia). RSVP: Facebook Event here

VOTER REGISTRATION IN APARTMENT BUILDINGS

We are starting a new effort to register voters in apartment buildings. It’s convenient, and during this cold weather, it’s warm! So we’ll be listing the buildings and dates we’ll be registering so you can sign up to help. The first one is below.   Also, do you live in an apartment building in the city? If so, let us know here if you could talk to us about your building with an eye toward registering voters there.

What:  Voter Registration When:  Wednesday, February 5, 5:30–7:30 pm Where: Tower Place Luxury Apartments, 1400 Spring Garden St. Sign up here


POSTCARDS

This week we’ll be writing postcards to voters in Georgia to get out the vote for Mary Egler running in a special election.  And we’ll write again to voters in Florida to remind them to sign up to Vote By Mail (VBM) and here’s what the data show about VBM: For frequent Dem voters, VBM voters are 5% MORE likely to cast their ballots than non-VBM ones;For less-frequent voters, the increase among VBM voters was 34%; andFor infrequent voters the VBM turnout was 174% higher than the non-VBM voters!  For brand new voters with no past voting history, but were registered Democrats, when they voted by mail they were 47% more likely to do so than their non-VBM peers.All you do is come with your writing hand and good humor.  And bring a friend!  If you sign up and then find you can’t make itplease email us and let us know.  We depend on having the right count!  If you can, bring $5.00 to help defray the cost of postcards.

CARDS & COFFEE

Where: OCF Coffee House, 2100 Fairmount Ave. When:

Wednesday, January 22, 11 am–1 pm. RSVP here.

Wednesday, January 29, 11 am–1 pm. RSVP here.

Wednesday, February 5, 11 am–1 pm. RSVP here.

Wednesday, February 12, 11 am–1 pm. RSVP here.

CARDS & COCKTAILS Where:  Vicki Miller’s house (Graduate Hospital area). The exact address will be at the bottom of the confirmation email under Additional Information.   When:

Thursday, January 23, 6–8 pm. RSVP here.

Thursday, January 30, 6–8 pm. RSVP here

Thursday, February 6, 6–8 pm. RSVP here.

Thursday, February 13, 6–8 pm. RSVP here


OUR FEBRUARY MEETING

Our February meeting will be all about our strategy for 2020. And we want to hear from YOU!  We’ll talk about the most effective ways to get voters to the polls to vote for candidates who can flip Harrisburg and can flip the Senate and White House.  We'll hear from Turn PA Blue and others who will tell us what strategies work and how we'll win in 2020! When:  Wednesday, February 19, 6–8 pm Where:  Philadelphia Ethical Society, 1906 Rittenhouse Square, Philadelphia, PA 19103 Sign up here.

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