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  • Victoria Miller

Our Calls Worked--But We're Not Finished

Updated: Sep 25, 2023

Happy Tuesday, Activists! We hope your weekend was a good one. Today we want to let you know briefly that we'll have an added focus for the 2022 election. We are taking on the MAGA extremists directly. You'll hear more about it soon. If you've been watching the January 6 Committee hearings, you know that MAGA Republicans are intrinsically tied to the groups inciting this violence, and in some cases are the very people directly inciting the violence (we see you Scott Perry, Doug Mastriano). So we need to go all in on making sure we defend our democracy from MAGA radicals this November. For now, we start with our messaging reminders and of course talking to voters as much as possible. More to come soon.

MESSAGING CORNER Did you know that you are a credible, local messenger? It’s true. All of us together are well-positioned to remind our fellow Americans again, and again, and again, that MAGA extremists are a danger to us, to our communities, to our democracy, and should not be entrusted with more political power. Copy and paste this week's message below into a Facebook post (including the link at the end) or just click the highlighted link to tweet! ⇓ ⇓ ⇓ ⇓ ⇓ When everyone around you knows the truth but you still push for a coup because you hate to lose. The #January6thCommitteeHearings are taking no prisoners. @January6thCmte Click here to TWEET

CALL TO ACTION Sometimes it feels like politicians will never change their views. But read Senator Casey's recent explanation for his shift on gun safety regulations after Sandy Hook. His Op-Ed begins: "I’m a U.S. senator who has done something rare in today’s politics: I’ve changed my position on our nation’s gun laws. After doing so, I didn’t burst into flames or get run out of town. That’s how I know others can choose to do the same." Call our senators and demand that they support Sen. Murphy’s gun safety package. Sen. Murphy’s gun safety policy is a step in the right direction towards true reform. Make sure our senators know you support this policy while reminding them that there’s further to go. 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.

REACH VOTERS WITH US! See all of our events at this link. Learn how! We've scheduled another training for our Canvassing and our 35 Doors Project so come and learn how we get it done! When: Wednesday, July 20, 6:30 pm Where: Zoom Sign up here. Canvassing Last Saturday we knocked hundreds of doors again! And we had some awesome conversations! You really should try it out. Or come to training and learn more. 53rd Ward - Oxford Circle When: Saturday, June 25, 10:00 am-ish start Where: We’ll meet at Country Club Diner on Cottman Avenue to get started. Sign up here. 2nd Ward - Queen Village When: Sunday, June 26, 11:00 am Where: Cianfrani Park, 8th and Fitzwater St. Sign up here. 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 We have two options for you to choose from! Check them out here. And then it’s simple – Order yours here. Donate here. Buy stamps here. ⇒ Be sure to tell us which card you want to write.

AND NOTE: Our postcard coordinator, Ann, is taking a well-deserved vacation this weekend, so we won’t be responding to your emails as quickly as usual. But she’ll be back on Monday refreshed, and ready to rock and roll!

NEW! Phone Bank for John Fetterman and Matt Cartwright We need to start pushing to keep the House and the Senate. Phone banking next week is the perfect way to start. If you are not thrilled to phone bank, think about how much worse you'll feel if Mehmet Oz is elected to the Senate. Let’s try to get out of our comfort zones and just give it a try. We'll be there for you!

When: June 21, 5:00-8:00 pm; 5:00 is the training; 6:00 the phone bank starts.

Where: Zoom Sign up here.

OUR NEXT MEETING - WOMEN'S REPRODUCTIVE FREEDOM Join us to hear from an expert on the Supreme Court and on laws governing women’s reproductive freedom--Kathryn Kolbert, co-author of the recently published book Controlling Women: What We Must Do Now to Save Reproductive Freedom. This meeting is scheduled for when we expect the Dobbs ruling to be final and published. Kathryn will also talk about the freedoms that are based on the same right to privacy in Roe and that the Court may strip away in the future. We’ll learn how to plan our strategy to combat and prevent these regressive and dystopian laws. When: July 14, 5:30 pm Where: Zoom Sign up here.

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