May 6th marked six months until the November Midterm elections. We were despondent 18 months ago knowing it would be two long years before we could make a meaningful, positive change to our representation. So we persisted and resisted through a horrible 2017 and find ourselves today, poised to flip districts all around the country. It won’t happen without a lot of hard work, and IE WILL be part of that.
With the help of active members, the steering committee is gearing up to support and promote 2-4 electoral events per month. We have volunteers lining up to: 📬 host Postcards to Voters gatherings, 🚙 organize Voter Registration field trips to CD-8, and 🏠 support group participation in WA State Dems and local candidate canvassing.
If you’ve felt overwhelmed with news about the Russia investigation, chaos in the White House, corruption by cabinet members, roll-backs to protections – the list goes on – we’re here to help. Now is the time to act. MOST of those issues can and will be addressed when we take back the House of Representatives, possibly flip the Senate, and hold onto and increase the blue majority in our State Legislature! Be part of making that happen.
🌊 The Blue Wave is made up of hundreds of thousands of water droplets 💧 individual actions that show we are strongest when we organize together.
Watch the “Midterms Matter” space – usually right after the actions – for opportunities over the next 6 months to really make a difference. If our actions don’t fit your schedule, look for actions hosted by other organizations on the Take Action Network and join in. We’re part of something big, but only if we remain activated. Midterms Matter! Members Matter!
Midterms Matter Events:
💧 Wed, May 16, 7-9 pm – Postcards to Voters May 16 – Old Bellevue – RSVP to attend
💧 Wed, May 30, 10-2 pm – Voter Registration Road Trip #3 – Auburn – RSVP to attend
💧 Sun, June 3, 2-4 pm – Postcards to Voters June 3 – SE Bellevue – RSVP to attend
💧 Wed, June 20, 7-9 pm – Postcards to Voters June 20 – N Kirkland – Save the date – registration opens May 28
💧 June Voter Registration Road Trip #4 – TBA
💧 Sun, July 8, 1-3 pm – Postcards to Voters July 8 – Woodinville – Save the date – Registration opens June 18
None of these work for you? Consider supporting three excellent organizations working to flip districts around the country:
- Swing Left: helps you find the U.S. House races which are most likely to flip – the ones you should donate your money to. (they’re supporting WA CD8 and WA CD3 races)
- Flippable: supports Democrats running for state-level office in 2018. Flippable selects 100 candidates in strategic districts. The Flippable Fund advances a data-driven movement that’s already seen results.
- Sister District: organizes volunteers into local teams to win state-level elections for progressives. Creates local organized armies that form, then pivot, from campaign to campaign to keep on winning – They’re supporting two state senate candidates in WA. Donate or sign up and volunteer!