Sunday, July 15th is NY19Votes first canvas of the summer. We will knock doors and talk to voters about the importance of voting John Faso out of office and taking back Democratic control of Congress. This is also a great time to support Democratic candidates for New York State Senate, as that will help us make New York the true blue state that it should be.
We have multiple canvas sites across the 19th, so you shouldn't have to travel far. And for any district adopters out there, feel free to choose a charming town that you've always wanted to visit!
The New Paltz event will feature a rally with Antonio Delgado, New York State Senate candidates, and Ezra Levin, co-founder of the national Indivisible movement!
You can find and share the Facebook event invite here, and get more info and RSVP on the Action Network page here. Everything from training to snacks will be provided, so all you need to bring is your enthusiasm and your love of democracy!
Massachusetts House Speaker DeLeo has refused to bring the Safe Communities Act to a vote on the house floor. Our last chance is to include 4 of its provisions with the FY19 budget bill, which the Senate has already approved. Those provisions are:
- No race or religion-based registry
- No deputizing local law enforcement by ICE
- Prevent police from inquiring into people's immigration status
- Require police to inform immigrants of their right to decline ICE interviews
Please call House Speaker DeLeo's office at 617-722-2500 and ask him to include the Safe Communities Act provisions in the budget bill asap.
If Brett Kavanaugh is confirmed, we’ll no longer be able to rely on the federal judiciary to protect the rights of the most vulnerable people in our country.
Everything is at stake – marriage equality, voting rights, access to health care, reproductive and privacy rights, racial equality, religious freedom and more.
Contact the following six key senators – whose votes could make the difference – and tell them not to be a rubber stamp for the Federalist Society. Tell them to vote "no" on this Supreme Court nomination.
Joe Manchin (WV)
Phone: (202) 224-3954
Joe Donnelly (IN)
Phone: (202) 224-4814
Heidi Heitkamp (ND)
Phone: (202) 224-2043
Lisa Murkowski (AK)
Phone: (202) 224-6665
Susan Collins (ME)
Phone: (202) 224-2523
Doug Jones (AL)
Phone: (202) 224-4124
PHOTOS FROM FAMILIES BELONG TOGETHER MARCH ON JUNE 30 IN GREAT BARRINGTON
NOBODY IS ABOVE THE LAW—MUELLER FIRING RAPID RESPONSE
Donald Trump is publicly considering firing Special Counsel Robert Mueller, the person leading the Department of Justice investigation of possible criminal actions by Donald Trump and members of his presidential campaign, as well as the efforts to conceal those activities.
It's also possible that, rather than firing Mueller, Trump will obstruct Mueller's investigation by issuing blanket pardons of key figures being investigated, firing Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein (the person overseeing Mueller), or taking other actions to prevent the investigation from being conducted freely.
Any one of these actions would create a constitutional crisis for our country. It would demand an immediate and unequivocal response to show that we will not tolerate abuse of power from Donald Trump.
Our response in the hours following a power grab will dictate what happens next and whether Congress—the only body with the constitutional power and obligation to rein Trump in from his rampage—will do anything to stand up to him. That's why we're preparing to hold emergency "Nobody is Above the Law" rallies around the country, in the event they are needed.
- Rallies will begin just hours after national events are triggered:
- If actions are triggered BEFORE 2 p.m. local time —> events will begin @ 5 p.m. local time.
- If actions are triggered AFTER 2 p.m. local time —> events will begin @ noon local time the following day.
HELP SECURE OUR VOTER ROLLS
AGAINST TAMPERING — NOW
The MA Elections Modernization Coalition, led by Common Cause and assisted by our own local group, Lift+Every+Vote, needs our help to pass Automatic Voter Registration. In one bill, we could secure our voter rolls from tampering, correct their many inaccuracies, save money, cut down bureaucracy, and:
H.2091 could register almost 700,000 eligible voters in MA.
AVR is the solution to voter-fraud based voter suppression. It makes the rolls accurate and it makes sure almost every eligible voter is registered. It's the solution to the alternate universe situation on voter registration, where one side claims massive voter fraud, the other, massive voter suppression. It's so successful that an EAC commissioner has now begun to attack it on specious grounds.
WE NEED TO PASS AVR IN MA, NOW, TO PUSH BACK ON THIS NATIONAL CONVERSATION. IT'S A COMMON SENSE SOLUTION THAT WORKS.
LET'S HELP MA BECOME THE 11TH STATE TO PASS AVR AND GET IT IMPLEMENTED BEFORE THE 2020 ELECTIONS!
“We’ve never seen anything like this”: how Trump inspired women to run for office | VOX | November 8, 2017 | by Anna North
"The 2016 election has motivated a groundswell of women to run. And they may fare better than Clinton ... Since Election Day, EMILY’s List has seen “a tremendous outpouring of women who are raising their hands and saying they want to run,” said Stephanie Schriock, president of the organization. “We’ve never seen anything like this,” she added. “It is a truly transformational moment.”
It’s not just Trump’s victory motivating women to run, Schriock said. It’s also Clinton’s loss. “I met so many women before the election with tears in their eyes about how important this victory was going to be,” she said. When that victory didn’t materialize, their initial shock and fear of a Trump presidency turned to action."