We Will Not Back Down
Happy Tuesday, Activists! We hope you had a good weekend. We are sobered by the news of the mass shooting on South Street on Saturday night. And apparently over the weekend 42 people were shot in total. And we know there were many other mass shootings over the weekend in other places around the country. It's unclear how much of this carnage the Republicans want us to accept. But we won't accept it. When 94% of Americans support universal background checks for gun purchases, to name but one gun safety measure with mass approval, we know we are in the majority and the public is on our side. The will of the American people is behind us, so what do we do now? We mobilize voters. This past weekend we did just that. We had two canvasses and three voter registration drives! One was at the Pride March and Festival where we registered about 60 voters! And we talked to them about the issues in the November election. We have many more opportunities for you to join us and do what works to make the changes we need. And for one of them, we're buying you breakfast! Now's the time to get into action. See you soon!
Tuesdays With Toomey Die-In
Join the warriors with Tuesdays With Toomey for a Die-In in front of Toomey's office at 2nd and Chestnut. If you've never been to one of these weekly rallies you're in for a treat! They are a lot of fun and deliver the message, week in and week out. This one is co-sponsored by Cease Fire PA and us!
When: Tuesday, June 7, 12:20pm
Where: 2nd and Chestnut
Tonight at 8:00 pm Indivisible’s 2022 Give No Ground National Activist Election Kick Off Call! The 2022 midterms are just five months away, and Republicans are on the verge of seizing power and embarking on a historic rollback of rights for all Americans. Now is the time to stand up and fight back. Now is the time to Give No Ground. Join this Indivisible national call to hear from Leah, Ezra, and other special guests about how Indivisible's Give No Ground program will help our groups defeat Republicans at every level and protect Congress from a conservative takeover.
When: June 7, 8:00 pm
March For Our Lives Rally March For Our Lives is planning marches and rallies for June 11. The main march and rally will be in Washington D.C. and you can find out more about that one and others here. But there will be a local rally here in Philly as well.
When: Saturday, June 11, 10:00 am Where: Wyalusing Park, 605 N 52nd St, Philadelphia, PA 19131
REACH VOTERS WITH US This is how winning gets done!
Postcards Good news! We are up to a total of over 66,000 postcards you've signed up for. This is just fantastic and helps us talk to voters about the importance of November's elections. You can check out our postcard options in our recent newsletter and sign up. Canvass We can't say it enough--canvassing is the gold standard for getting voters to the polls is talking to them in person. So if you're worried about our future, you should try it out. We'll give you an experienced buddy to go with you. And again, for this Saturday we're buying your breakfast at the diner. These are nice neighborhoods and friendly voters. They are non-Republican voters who just need to vote more often. Simple as that. Reply to this email if you just want to chat about it! We train you. We give you all the materials you need. We pair you with a canvassing buddy. We give you a snack! 53rd Ward - Oxford Circle Date: Saturday, June 11 Time: 10:00 am Location: We meet at Country Club Diner on Cottman Avenue to get started. Sign up here. And Breakfast is on us!! 34th Ward - Overbrook Date: Saturday, June 12 Time: 11:00 am Location: Tustin Playground, 59th Street and Columbia Ave. Sign up here. More coming soon! Register Voters We had a super successful weekend registering voters at three locations, including the Pride March and Festival. Be on the lookout for more of our festival registration drives! Rodin Museum Come register voters at the Rodin Garden Bar pop-up! Get people motivated about this year’s elections in one of Philly's most beautiful spots. The Garden Bar is open until 8:30, so you can stick around for a drink after your shift. The Garden Bar is only open weather permitting, so if there is rain in the forecast, we’ll let you know by 2:00 pm that day whether it’s on. Where: 2151 Benjamin Franklin Parkway When: Friday, August 5, 5:00–7:00 pm Sign up here. When: Friday, September 30, 5:00–7:00 pm Sign up here.
And don't forget - Our 35 Doors Project! This is the most important work we can do. It's been proven to increase voter turnout and it also builds community in your neighborhood. You simply talk to voters in your neighborhood to get out the vote. Check out our 35 Doors Project page or email us here to find out more.