Deadline: today and through November 27 - Surprise! Election season 2018 isn't over! On November 27, 2018, Democrats have a chance to win a special election for the US Senate seat vacated by Thad Cochran in Mississippi. Representative Mike Espy, former Agriculture Secretary under Bill Clinton, is running against Trump-endorsed Republican Cindy Hyde-Smith, who replaced Cochran on an interim … Continue reading Help Mike Espy win 11/27 special election
How do you spell “success”? Let me rephrase that: How do you spell “spectacular success”? The answer is: TLW — as in Indivisible East Bay’s spectacularly successful “The Last Weekend” TLW GOTMFV Palooza. Organized by IEB Governance Committee (GC) member Nancy Latham, with generous and hard-working assistance from numerous other IEB members, the event offered … Continue reading How do you spell success? TLW-GOTMFV
Deadline: today and every day until November 6 - What do we want? To Get Out The Vote! When do we want it? Now through November 6! How are we gonna do it? By knocking on doors, making phone calls, and texting! Our recent article went in-depth on the primo Get Out The Vote (GOTV) tool: canvassing. … Continue reading Is this the voter to whom I am speaking?
By Andrea Lum and Wesley Chang Since October 2, Indivisible East Bay has been fortunate enough to hold phone banking events at the unique space of Cat Town, near downtown Oakland. This quirky venue is part café and part cat shelter and is definitely worth a visit if you’re ever in the area, especially (maybe … Continue reading Won’t you take me to Cat Town?
By Nancy Latham You already know what’s at stake in the November election - we all know. The naked power grabs. The in-your-face voter suppression. The weakening of democracy so that a small group of plutocrats can use the state as a tool to advance their interests while hacking away at the public good. The … Continue reading The End of the Election Season is Nigh
Deadline: today and every day until November 6 - Our simple goal: encourage and train more people to get involved in phone banking and canvassing — especially critical as we shift to the final GOTV (Get Out The Vote) phase for the less-than-a-month-away midterm elections. The problem? Many people are reluctant to volunteer for fear … Continue reading GOTV workshop offers basic training for recruits
Deadline: ASAP and through November 6, 2018 Yep, last week sucked. And now we have the Honorable* justice** Kavanaugh. But there's no crying in baseball, don't give up at halftime, take a breath and come back out swinging. If you've ever said you'd contribute some day — that day is TODAY. The task is clear: … Continue reading There’s no crying in canvassing
It’s crunch time friends … the home stretch ... now or never. Choose your metaphor, the fact is that the 2018 midterm elections are only a month away! If you're angry about the current state of our country, the Kavanaugh debacle and other horrors (and if you’re reading this we assume you are), we have the … Continue reading This is not a drill! Call to action at All Member Meeting
By Ted Lam I confess. I'm obsessed with following the forecasts for the November 6 midterm elections. For the past several months I’ve been regularly checking FiveThirtyEight’s “2018 House Forecast” and “Who Is Winning the Race for Congress” poll results — sometimes as often as two or three times a minute just to make sure … Continue reading Canvassing: a win-win for you and the candidates
By Ward Kanowsky Representative Eric Swalwell (CA-15) hosted the grand opening of the “Red-to-Blue” headquarters at the IBEW Union Hall in Dublin, California on September 15, 2018. The Hall is being made available through the mid-term elections to organizations who want to help GOTV (Get Out the Vote) through activities like phone banking and postcarding … Continue reading Red to Blue HQ grand opening