Ready for the Primary?
35 DAYS UNTIL THE PRIMARY ELECTION Happy Tuesday, Activists! We hope your week is off to a wonderful start, as we soak in some beautiful weather. We have all your primary election information below to get you ready. Once you do that, tell three friends and remind them to vote. And then ask them to each tell three friends. This is one way to get out the vote! Because this received such a big response the last time we posted it, we are posting again some worthwhile organizations listed by NPR, which are helping supply support in Ukraine. We are grateful to be part of this Indivisible Philadelphia community, with so many of you showing generous and thoughtful support to those in desperate need.
CALL TO ACTION We're asking President Biden to take another executive action to improve lives. See the other actions we've been asking him to take, like using the Defense Production Act for climate action and canceling student debt. Next up, drug pricing. One in four Americans struggles to afford medication they need to stay healthy, while Big Pharma drives up drug prices to line their pockets. It’s time President Biden use his legal authority to dramatically lower the cost of essential drugs. Call or email the White House and tell President Biden to use his existing legal authorities via executive action to dramatically lower costs of essential drugs like insulin, drugs that reverse opioid overdoses, hepatitis C drugs, HIV/AIDS drugs, cancer treatments, EpiPens, asthma inhalers, and COVID-19 treatments. Call the White House comment line 202-456-1111, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from 11 am-3 pm Eastern. Email the White House at www.whitehouse.gov/contact
GET READY FOR THE MAY 17 PRIMARY
First – Get to know what’s going to be on the ballot and when and how you can vote, below. Second – Tell three friends and remind them to vote too. Send them this newsletter so they have all the information they need. Then ask them to each tell three friends. This one is key to voter turnout!
Find all the links for your voting needs at our one-stop election info source – linktr.ee/VotePHL Know your deadlines: May 2 – Last Day to register before the Primary May 10 – Last Day to apply for a Mail-in or Absentee Ballot May 17 – Primary Election Day – polls open from 7 am to 8 pm May 17 – Last Day for County Election Board to receive your Mail-in or Absentee Ballot Know your candidates - national and local: Find the complete guide to the election here with bios of all the candidates. Read more background and color commentary here. Check out the four ballot questions:
Read the ballot questions and short explainers here, in English, Spanish, and Chinese, on the Commissioners website. If you are not a registered Democrat or Republican you can still vote on these ballot questions. Sample ballot:
Not yet! The City Commissioners tell us they cannot prepare the ballot until a few disputed candidate petitions are resolved. We’ll have a sample ballot once it’s final.
CALL VOTERS - HELP HOLD ONTO THE HOUSE! There's so much talk about whether Dems can hold the House. We have a way to hold the House right here. Join your Indivisible PA friends to call voters for Matt Cartwright, a Democrat running to keep his House seat in PA-08 (Scranton area). Rep. Cartwright won this seat in 2020 in a District that Biden lost. Amazing. You'll be trained first and then we'll start making the calls. When: April 19, 6:30 pm Where: Zoom Sign up here.
HEAR FROM THE SENATE CANDIDATES Pennsylvania Statewide Indivisible is hosting a forum for the U.S. Senate Democratic Candidates on April 27. You'll hear from Malcolm Kenyatta, John Fetterman, and Conor Lamb, for 30 minutes each. The event will be moderated by Kadida Kenner from the New Pennsylvania Project. When: April, 27, 7-8:30 pm Where: Zoom Sign up here.
SIGN UP FOR OUR VOTER OUTREACH PROJECTS! 1. Postcards! - Learn about it and sign up here. 2. Voter Registration! - Sign up here. 3. Canvassing! - Sign up here. We'll train you first and pair you with a partner. 4. 35 Doors Project! - Learn about it and sign up here. Check out this shout-out from Indivisible co-founder Leah Greenberg!!!
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