Greetings Dear Activists,
We hope you are having a safe, productive, and purposeful week. If you have any questions about ways to contribute and lift up communities of color, you can see ideas in Tuesday’s newsletter here. Here are a few more options for your thoughtful consideration – the New York Times’s Antiracist Reading List and other Racial & Social Justice resources here.
As we said on Tuesday, this is a time we hope will bring profound change out of so much pain and sorrow. But we know change won’t happen on its own. We have to make the change we want to see. For Indivisible Philadelphia that means, as President Obama said, mobilizing to raise awareness and organizing the vote.
Today we announce our new organizing project. No Excuses Philly
We are launching an ambitious program to get out the vote in Philadelphia. We’re writing postcards to at least 50,000 Philadelphia Democratic voters to encourage them to sign up for "no excuses" Vote By Mail (VBM). We have good evidence from studies in Florida that sending these postcards will result in higher voting rates.
Trump won Pennsylvania in 2016 by just 44,292 votes – that’s less than 1% of the PA vote count of over 6 million. We can overwhelm that deficit this November with a lead in Philadelphia that carries the state to a Blue Victory. Are you in?
Here’s the plan.
Over the next 20 weeks until the November election, we will write at least 50,000 postcards to Philadelphia Democrats. We are targeting areas with low VBM sign-up rates. These are typically underserved communities of color and areas of high COVID-19 rates as well. We believe these are areas we can have the most impact.
Many of you have already started writing in this project – thank you! But we need all hands on deck! We hope you all will sign up for this exciting project. Click this link to sign up.
Here’s how it works:
1. You buy pre-stamped postcards from the Postal Service either at your local post office or online at this link. They are 39 cents each and we recommend you buy at least 100 postcards.
2. We will send you the instructions for writing the postcards, the script, and the addresses.
3. You’ll write the postcards and mail them as they are completed.
4. We’ll have Zoom postcard parties you can join if you want, Zoom office hours to say hi and answer questions, and some other fun stuff along the way.
Click this link to sign up.
So are you in?
Philadelphia MUSTcarry Pennsylvania. Pennsylvania MUST help carry the country to a Blue Victory. Be part of making that happen!
Click this link to tell us you want to flip the White House, flip the Senate, and hold the House!