Our Postcards Are Getting It Done!
“We do not have government by the majority. We have government by the majority who participate.” ~ Thomas Jefferson
Happy Friday, Activists!
We hope your week has been a good one. You all not only participate in our government as Jefferson advised, you show up and fight for a better democracy! Let's keep pushing right up to the November 8 election.
Today we're highlighting our Postcard Project, giving you an update on where it stands, and of course - what you can do to get us to the finish line.
Our goal is to send out about 88,000 postcards for GOTV and we're getting close! Since we launched our GOTV postcards on July 25, many hundreds of you have signed up to write over 52,000 cards! In fact, in just the last four weeks you're signed up for over 20,000! But we need to write as many cards as possible over the next several weeks to get all the second cards out to our voters!
You'll recall that we are writing to specially selected Philadelphia voters who are not registered Republicans and who voted in 2020 but not in 2018. They don't normally vote in midterm elections, and we want to persuade them to vote this year.
You've already written to these 88,000+ “high potential” voters once. The GOTV postcards are the “second touch.” Research shows that a "second touch" postcard improves the chances they'll turn out to vote.
And we need to do everything we can to get these voters out this November. They may be the votes that push the Democratic candidates over the finish line to victory.
You can see our beautiful postcard below. We’re asking that you write them now, hold them and mail them on a date toward the end of October that we will announce closer to the election.
At stake is the future of our Democracy. Write postcards and persuade these voters to get out and vote this year! It's not only productive, it's the antidote to your anxiety. Read below to get started! so we can finish the job!
Please order as many as you think you can write over the next five weeks. Here’s how to sign up –
1. Email us at this link to tell us how many postcards you want.
2. Donate $7.00 per set of 50 postcards at this link. (Plus an extra $5.00 if we are shipping to you.). But don’t let the donation stop you from signing up. On the other hand, if you can, please consider chipping in a little extra to cover the cost for those who cannot.
3. Purchase your 44-cent postcard stamps online at this link or at your local post office.
To receive your postcards – If you are in the Philadelphia area, we will deliver them to you or you can pick them up. If you are outside the Philadelphia area, we can ship them to you. Please add $5.00 to your donation for shipping costs.
MESSAGING MATTERS: STOP INFLATION REDUCTION ACT DISINFORMATION
Here's this week's message. Tweet and post on Facebook!
Lowering health care and energy prices by taxing corporations sure sounds great to me. So why would anyone mislead about taxes to turn us against the #InflationReductionAct? Check the facts for the full story. #TruthBrigadehttps://bit.ly/3zLFKJt
OUR OCTOBER MEETING
We've scheduled our next meeting for October 6 at 6:30 on Zoom, so mark your calendars!
We'll talk about our strategy for getting out the vote from now until November 8. We'll also go over the importance of signing up to be a poll worker and otherwise help out on Election Day. You'll hear from experts all about exactly what the job entails, how to sign up, and other details. We love to see you, so come and say hi!