We're Down to 14 Days!
Happy Tuesday, Activists!
14 DAYS UNTIL THE ELECTION
After all this time -- 1,369 days to be exact -- since Trump was inaugurated, it’s come down to the last 14 days before the election to send him packing. You’ve been worried, you’ve yelled, you’ve stopped talking to friends, and you’ve waited and waited to kick him out of office. Well my friends, now is a time like no other. Time to save this democracy. Time to set us back on a path to progressive change. Time to Get. To. Work. It’s the home stretch and we need to do everything we can to get out the vote, help on Election Day, do whatever you can. You get the picture. Let's get going!
Presidential Debate Watch Party! This Thursday, October 22, 9 pm.
Join us to watch the final Presidential debate of this election season. Whew – we made it to the last debate! Let’s see what happens when the poor unidentified person who will have to be sent into witness protection cuts off Trump’s mic. We’ll start up the Zoom at 8:30 so get yourself all set and ready for the show. Sign up here.
Obama's in Philadelphia tomorrow! Barack Obama will be doing a “drive-in” election event tomorrow for Joe Biden. No details about location or timing yet. There is no public access, and the tickets are limited and doled out by the Biden campaign to supporters. BUT you can still catch it on the livestream on the Biden campaign’s website.
REMINDER – MAILING DATES FOR POSTCARDS
Thank you all again for all your hard work writing postcards to Philadelphia voters! Our astounding results of 510,000 postcards shows your devotion to our democracy, which a win in this election will ensure. Thank you, thank you, thank you all!
NOW – remember to mail your GOTV postcards on the dates below –
1. TOMORROW, October 21 – The date to mail them if you are outside the Philadelphia area.
2. This Saturday, October 24 – The date to mail them if you are in the Philadelphia area, which includes the collar counties and South Jersey.
AFTER YOU MAIL YOUR POSTCARDS, sign up to make phone calls, canvass, lit drop, or something else to help with the election.
PROTECT THE ELECTION RESULTS
All of our actions to get out the vote are below. But first, let’s talk about what we’ll do after the election, in the disturbing but likely case that Trump decides to declare victory and order the voting to stop while mail-in ballots are still being counted, or if he refuses to leave office, or any number of other scenarios. We need to be prepared to act the moment he starts to interfere with the results of the election process. Sign up here.
Protect the Results is a network of groups concerned about Trump’s efforts to sow doubt about the election and his refusal to say if he will accept the results. This coalition includes over 100 grassroots organizations, progressive and conservative advocacy groups, government watchdogs, voting rights advocates, and labor unions.
We are planning “Count Every Vote” peaceful protests to demand that every vote is counted and to help ensure the peaceful transition of power.
What can you do? Right now, you can sign up here to get all the notifications for our event on November 4 at 5:00 pm on Paine Plaza. COVID precautions will be in place. We expect that these mobilizations will continue for at least a few days and so the events after this first one will feature different activities, such as car caravans, light brigades, and other actions. There will be something for everyone! But there is no doubt that raising our voices and being out on the streets will be essential. More information soon.
CALL TO ACTION
We need to still keep up the pressure to #SaveSCOTUS! Keep making calls to Toomey’s office. If one office voicemail is full, try another one.
Here are the office phone numbers:
Here’s the sample script:
I demand that Senator Toomey REFUSE to consider any Supreme Court Justice until the new president is inaugurated. As Senator Toomey said about appointing a Supreme Court justice in 2016: “With the presidential election fewer than 8 months away, it is wise to give the American people a more direct voice in the selection and confirmation of the next justice.” Do the right thing and let the American people use their voice.
NEW DROP BOXES!
VOTE BY MAIL NOW IF YOU HAVEN’T ALREADY – HERE’S HOW
1. If you are mailing in your ballot, cast your vote on it and put it in the mail NOW.
2. You can take your voted ballot to a satellite office and drop it off, or drop it at one of the drop boxes. Find them all at this link.
3. You can vote on a voting machine at your polling place if you take your mail-in ballot package, including the envelopes, to your polling place and surrender it.
4. You can vote on a provisional paper ballot at your polling place if you forget to take your ballot. This is the least favored option because it could slow down voting.
Check out the mail-in ballot returns – Click here to see the breakdown by party statewide and by county.
Polling Places –
PROTECT THE VOTE ON ELECTION DAY
1. Be a Poll Observer.
The PA Dems need your help to ensure fair elections and you can be a Poll Observer and help out.
Sign up here for Poll Observer training this Thursday, October 22 at 6:30 pm.
Training is essential and covers the new PA election laws and procedures.
2. Are you a Legal Professional? Work for Voter Protection.
Are you a legal professional? Help the Biden campaign on Election Day as an in-person poll observer, virtual hotline operator, or other voter protection volunteer.
Sign up here. The Biden team will follow up with you with opportunities to also work remotely.Training will be provided.
3. Be a Canvass Observer (to protect mail-in vote counting) for the Biden Campaign as the mail-in ballots are counted. Go to www.JoeBiden.com/ProtectPolls or call 833-PA-VOTES.
REACH OUT TO VOTERS NOW!
Call a Philly voter we already wrote postcards to!
We have talked to some fantastic voters and helped many of them to understand how to correctly turn in their mail-in ballot. You too can help Philadelphia voters make sure their vote counts. What’s better than that?
Tonight! -- 6:00 pm
Phonebank for Joe Biden. Sign up here.
Every Friday – 4:00 pm
Phonebank for Joe Biden Sign up here.
Saturday Phonebanking– with Indivisible National Phonebanks calling voters in key states + special guests! We'll have a training first and live phonebank troubleshooting. This will be GOTV calls on the Hubdialer.
October 24: GOTV Call-A-Thon: Race to the Finish!
It is no secret that every phone call we make to voters brings us one step closer to saving our Democracy. We are STOKED that Jon Lovett, from Pod Save America will be our special celebrity guest. Join us for an afternoon of fun, prizes, and of lots of phone calls!
When: Saturday, October 24, 3-6 pm ET/12-3 pm PT.
October 31: GOTV Call-A-Thon: Call-O-Ween
Before you begin your Halloween night activities, join us in the afternoon for our final call-a-thon before Election Day! Comedian Abbi Jacobson will join us to bring some fun to the event. There will be a costume contest so come decked out in your scariest, cutest or political caricature attire. We’ll have prizes!
When: Saturday, October 31, 3-6 pm ET/12-3 pm PT.
POSTCARDS -- FINISH THEM UP WITH US
This is the last week! This has been a hugely successful postcard campaign writing to Philadelphia voters! Thank you all!!
Tomorrow! – 11:00 am
Cards & Coffee Sign up here.
This Thursday – 6:00 pm
Cards & Cocktails Sign up here.
CANVASSING / LITERATURE DROPS FOR JOE BIDEN
We had a great time dropping Biden/Harris literature at Philadelphia doors again this past Saturday. You can do it any day too! Get out and talk to voters or just leave literature on their doors. Sign up for this incredibly important work at the links below.
South Philly – 1927 South 7th Street – Sign up for a shift here.
Northwest Philly – 7254 Limekiln Pike – Sign up for a shift here.
Chinatown Area – 1100 Vine Street, Unit C5 – Sign up for a shift here.
NEW – Northern Liberties (Saturdays only) – Transport Workers Union 500 N 2nd Street – Sign up for a shift here.