Momentum Means All of Us Working Together
Updated: Aug 30, 2022
Happy Wednesday, Activists!
Yesterday's elections showed more signs of momentum, especially the special election in NY-19, where Democrat Pat Ryan beat his Republican opponent. The race is considered a bellwether race to measure Democratic outrage over the Dobbs ruling overturning Roe v. Wade, and general Democratic energy to get out and vote. This is a real toss-up district, with predictions that the Republican would win, so this is a big victory.
Of course, Ryan's win was the result of really hard work. And we can take nothing for granted either, even though Fetterman and Shapiro are supposedly leading in the polls. This will be a fight for our democracy right up to Election Day. We have a lot of hard work ahead of us!
Today's Messaging Matters picks up on the Dobbs outrage too, so tweet it, post it on Facebook, and use it in your everyday conversations to keep the focus on it.
So with that, let's all get working to win together! As usual, below are a whole lot of events for you to get in the game, with more coming all the time. We love working with you!
Election Deadlines Voter Registration - October 24 Vote By Mail Application - November 1 Election Day - November 8, polls open 7:00 am-8:00 pm Mail-in Ballots - Must be received by election board by 8:00 pm on Election Day Questions about election info? Go here: www.linktr.ee/VotePHL
MESSAGE MATTERS Dobbs Response Message: Care, Not Control
Here's your message for this week. Share it on Facebook, Twitter and use it in your personal conversations!
Freedom MATTERS to me. So I don’t get why right-wing pundits keep dismissing our outrage about #SCOTUS stripping away our rights. I say forcing people to give birth is criminal, and just the beginning. Speak up for freedom! #TruthBrigade
CALL TO ACTION
Pass the Marriage Equality Act
Sen. Casey – Phila office 215-405-9660; D.C. 202-224-6324; email link
Sen. Toomey – Phila office 215-241-1090; D.C. 202-224-4254; email link
For outside PA: Find your Senators’ phone numbers and emails at this link.
Following the Dobbs decision, same-sex marriage is now on the chopping block for the Republican Supreme Court. Our rights are not only in jeopardy, but Republicans will actively refuse to enshrine them into law without pressure.
Voting against the Marriage Equality Act would be wildly unpopular and put these politicians’ careers in jeopardy (which is why some House Republicans voted with Democrats on it). Call our senators and tell them to vote YES on the House version of the bill.
REACH VOTERS WITH US! See all of our events at this link. Canvassing In Philadelphia We're canvassing every Saturday and Sunday until November 8 Oxford Circle, Ward 53 When: Saturday, August 27, 10:00 am Where: Meet at the Country Club Diner, 1717 Cottman Avenue. We’ll buy you breakfast too! Sign up here. Overbrook, Ward 34 When: Sunday, August 28, 11:00 am Where: Meet at Tustin Park, North 59th Street & West Columbia Ave. Sign up here. Oxford Circle, Ward 53 When: Saturday, September 3, 10:00 am Where: Meet at the Country Club Diner, 1717 Cottman Avenue. We’ll buy you breakfast too! Sign up here. Queen Village/Bella Vista, Ward 2 When: Sunday, September 4, 11:00 am Where: We meet at Cianfrani Park, 8th and Fitzwater Streets. And breakfast is on us! Sign up here.
Oxford Circle, Ward 53 When: Saturday, September 10, 10:00 am Where: Meet at the Country Club Diner, 1717 Cottman Avenue. We’ll buy you breakfast too! Sign up here. Overbrook, Ward 34 When: Sunday, September 11, 11:00 am Where: Meet at Tustin Park, North 59th Street & West Columbia Ave. Sign up here. Voter Registration
There's lots of interest in volunteering, so if you sign up and then realize you can't make it, please let us know by replying to your confirmation email. Our events fill up, so if you can't come, someone else can fill the spot.
Clark Park When: Saturday, August 27, noon-2:00 pm Where: 43rd Street and Baltimore Ave. Sign up here. Rittenhouse Square When: Saturday, August 27, two shifts: 10:00 am-noon; noon-2:00 pm
Where: 1906 South Rittenhouse Square. We meet in front of the Ethical Society Sign up here. Made In America Festival When: Saturday, September 3, two shifts: noon- 2:00 pm; 2:00-4:00 pm Where: 18th Street and North Ben Franklin Parkway Sign up here. Made In America Festival When: Sunday, September 4, two shifts: noon-2:00 pm; 2:00-4:00 pm Where: 18th Street and North Ben Franklin Parkway Sign up here. Philly AIDS Thrift When: Saturday, September 10, 2:00-4:00 pm Where: 710 South 5th Street Sign up here. Philadelphia Museum of Art When: Saturday, September 10, two shifts: 1:00-2:30 pm; 2:30-4:00 pm Where: Philadelphia Museum of Art. We'll be at both entrances and we'll give you the meetup details closer to the date. Sign up here. Northern Liberties Fall Night Market When: Thursday, September 22, two shifts: 5:00-7:00 pm; 7:00-9:00 pm Where: North 2nd Street, between Poplar and Fairmount Avenues; exact meetup location to be provided closer to the date. Sign up here. Philadelphia Museum of Art When: Sunday, October 2nd, two shifts: noon-2:00 pm; 2:00-4:00 pm Where: Philadelphia Museum of Art. We'll be at both entrances and we'll give you the details when you sign up. Sign up here. More dates coming soon! 35 Doors Project Talk to voters in your neighborhood to get out the vote. This is some of the most important work you can do - and it's fun! Check out our 35 Doors Project! Email us here for more info. Postcards You may have seen our recent announcement of our Get Out The Vote postcards. Read all about it here. Sign up here!