Newsletter December 7-13, 2020
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Stay Home - Be Merry - Save Lives... and take back the Senate!
We all want to be together with friends and extended family during the holidays. But, if we want to protect the ones we love, as well as to keep our hospitals and health care workers from being even more overwhelmed than they already are, we all have to avoid risky situations this year — and that includes the travels and gatherings we hold dear. We are thinking of all our members, and hope you are staying safe and healthy at this challenging time. And while we know the next few months are going to be tough, we know things will start to get better when Biden and Harris take office in January. IDPH recommends that residents stay home as much as possible and only leave for essential activities. Read More Here. And we've got lots of things to keep you busy over the next month or so -- so stay home and help Democrats win the Georgia Senate runoffs and turn the Senate blue again!
Over the past few weeks, we've seen a flurry of announcements from the Biden-Harris team with their picks for key administration positions. Today, the Office of the President Elect announced the members of health team, who will be ready to combat our most pressing challenges: containing the pandemic, tackling inequity, and ensuring every American has access to affordable, quality health care. This team of impressive and experienced experts will be able to lead us through this crisis with science, expertise, and integrity. President-elect Biden and Vice President-elect Harris are confronting a pandemic, an economic crisis, widespread racial injustice, and climate change. The team being assembled will meet these challenges on day one.
Next Monthly Zoom Meeting: Jan 19th, 2021 (No December Meeting) Topics and Speakers TBD...stay tuned! It's been a long and ultimately productively 4 years working to get Donald Trump out of office. We'll be taking a break in December and resume our monthly meetings January 19th, the day before Joe Biden's inauguration as the 46th president. Missed our November 17th meeting? Click HERE through December 16 to watch a replay! We celebrated of all of YOUR accomplishments and heard what's next for Indivisible Evanston, including how we to support the GA Senate races. Thanks again to all our speakers!
Georgia Senate Runoff Races Support Democrats Jon Ossoff & Reverend Raphael Warnock
Help Democrats take back the Senate!
Control of the U.S. Senate will come down to Georgia’s two runoff elections on January 5. These runoff elections will be tough fights, but we know we can win. These organizations need your help right now to make sure Warnock & Ossoff win -- and to protect the right of every eligible Georgian to make their voice heard. Support on-the-ground partners getting out the vote. You can also support the candidates directly. Take Action - Donations:
Raphael Warnock, Jon Ossoff, & Fair Fight: donations will be split evenly between Warnock, Ossoff, and Fair Fight (Stacey Abrams' organization that's registered over 800K voters since 2018.) You can also customize your donation to each.
New Georgia Project: Focused on engaging and registering new voters across GA.
Black Voters Matter: Focused on increasing voter registration and voter turnout.
Movement Georgia's Voters Fund Your donation goes to 13+ grassroots organizations that are on the ground and already working hard. These groups are “in their communities for the long haul, not one-off campaigns that come and go each cycle. These groups are the most effective messengers for voter registration and mobilization because of the local community building, issue organizing, and advocacy they focus on year-round.”
Take Action - Phone Banking:
Warnock Phone Banks: Sign up
Ossoff Phone Banks: Sign up
Fair Fight - Stacy Abrams: mandatory training sessions required: Sign up for training. Then: Sign up to phone bank.
People's Action to Win GA: make “deep canvassing” phone calls. Sign up for a shift that'll include training on "deep canvassing " -- typically a way of having conversations with voters by making a personal connection over shared values.
Take Action - Text Banking:
Fair Fight: mandatory training sessions required: Sign up here for training. Then: Sign up for text banks.
Open Progress - Text Troop: training and materials available online. SIGN UP
Resistance Labs: training and materials available online. SIGN UP.
Sign UP: Write Postcards & Letters to GA Voters: see below.
Follow the Campaigns:
Warnock for Georgia: get involved with #TeamWarnock - Sign up
Jon Ossoff for Senate: Learn more here.
Postcards to Georgia Voters: Jan 5 Senate Runoff Elections UPDATE: ALL 185,000 of IE's postcards have been assigned. Thank you to all our wonderful postcarders for signing up!
HOWEVER, FEAR NOT: If you are still interested in writing postcards, there is still one option available to get more:
Indivisible Chicago: order your postcards here for local pickup in Chicago (Chicagoland only, no shipping)
Hinsdale: Pick up from Postcards to Swing States' Reid McCollum at 715 S Bodin St in Hinsdale. Self-service pickup anytime while supplies last.
Note: Postcards to Swing States is also sold out for online orders.
How does it work?
The postcards, name and addresses, and message will be supplied by IE.
You supply the postage and mail them yourself.
These postcards will remind Georgia voters of the election and urge them to vote for Warnock and Ossoff, both Democrats.
Note: Georgia postcards must be mailed BY YOU on December 26, 27, or 28 - not before and not after. If you don't want to go to the post office to buy stamps, you can order them directly from the USPS here.
Join our Monday Night Zoom Postcard Parties: we chat, we grouse, we laugh, and we write postcards. Register for the parties and SIGN UP HERE.
Write Letters to Georgia Voters
Another way you can help Democrats win in Georgia on January 5th is to write letters to Georgia voters for the runoff elections with Vote Forward.If you've previously signed up and written letters with Vote Forward, you can just go to the website and choose your voters. If you're new to Vote Forward, you'll need to sign up on their website.
How to get started: you'll need a printer, paper, envelopes, pen, and first-class letter stamps. You'll print out, personalize, stamp, and mail your own letters. See these links forthe detailsandmessaging guidelines for the GA project. Go hereto sign up and to get going!
The Economy Does Better Under Democrats: Spread the Word!
Karl Faultisch and David Doney from another Chicagoland group, NWSOFA, gave a great presentation recently to IL Indivisible leaders, showing that in reality the economy does better under Democratic presidents than Republicans. View the presentation HERE. This group has meetings monthly to discuss economic policy issues. The next meeting is on December 17 at 7 p.m. To attend, click here to sign up.
This year, it's not enough to vote. In 2020, we all have to act. And we can still stay safe and take action from home.
In 2020, Indivisible Evanston has been working hard to win back the White House, the Senate, Wisconsin and to keep our gains in the House and here in Illinois. And we accomplished SO MANY of our goals....especially the YUGE one! #BYEDON And we can finish the job by winning the two Senate runoff races in January! Thank you for reading our weekly newsletters, following us on FB and visiting our website for a full list of our 2020 actions. We can do this if we all pitch in -- this is a team effort!
Indivisible Evanston Events & Important Dates
Happy Holidays! Stay home, stay safe and healthy!
Multiple dates: text and phone banking for GA (links above)
14 & 21: Monday Night Postcard Parties
14: Early voting in GA begins
26-27-28: Mail your Postcards to GA Voters!
5: Georgia Senate Runoff Election
19: Indivisible Evanston monthly meeting
20: Inauguration of Joe Biden and Kamala Harris
23: Evanston Consolidated Primary Election (Primary for Mayor and Alderman)
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