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14 Jan
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An Open Letter to Tom McClintock

Dear Congressman McClintock,

Today, as our nation grapples with the fallout from the first violent transfer of power in our long history, your calls for “unity” and “magnanimity” ring hollow as you voted against impeachment and therefore consequences. In the face of unchecked domestic terrorism, Trump lit the fuse, but, Congressman McClintock, you helped build the bomb.  

This is not a moment for platitudes, this is a moment for action. The only words your constituents need to hear from you are: “forgive me.” You have spent years on talk radio giving legitimacy and voice to Trump’s fascism and enabling white nationalism to take root as your party’s political platform.

You should fall to your knees in front of our Constitution and beg forgiveness. And then show real repentance by shouting these truths to all who follow you: “ The election was legitimate. Trump is a false idol. We must do better.” 

As a nation, we should be united in our grief, united in resolve to restore our democracy, and united in our commitment to root out the evil that brought our nation under siege. 

Today, you stood on the House floor, with bullet holes in the sacred doors behind you and absolved the President of culpability and perpetuated his propaganda. You quoted Abraham Lincoln, asking us to “Bind up the nation’s wounds.” Yet you voted against impeachment, unwilling to remove the bullet from the wound you wish to bind.

Where were your calls for unity and magnanimity when Joe Biden won the election? Months before and after the election you toured talk radio and Fox News, claiming that mail-in-ballots were fraudulent and undemocratic. You have won consecutive elections where nearly 90 percent of your constituents voted by mail, yet you never declared your own victory false. 

In your official capacity, as a trusted officer of the Constitution, you claimed the American election was rigged and democratic freedoms stolen. What response did you expect from those who trusted you? Did you expect them to mobilize voters?  No, they were outraged. And outrage without an outlet festers into radicalization and violence.  

According to the Southern Poverty Law Center, there are a dozen registered hate groups in and around Congressional District 4.Seven out of the ten counties in our district have or recently had a Sheriff aligned with the Patriot Movement, a right wing association of militias propagating conspiracy theories. Racism and hatred has rooted itself into our community. As our member of Congress, you should have sought briefings about hate groups in your district from the FBI and others that track potential violence in your community. But rather than working to root out violence, you perpetuated the conspiracies and lies that became the rallying cry of domestic terrorists.

This fall, I helped organize a security simulation to anticipate post-election violence for California leaders. Having had a front-row seat to the rise of an insurgency in Iraq, me and many of my friends in the national security community had grown concerned. We pulled together mayors, state law enforcement officials, communications experts, and local law enforcement, to help identify triggers for post-election violence and seek solutions. We identified one foundational trigger for violence: widespread propaganda claiming election fraud. The simple solution: Prepare trusted local voices, from elected leaders to clergy,  in communities with militias and hate groups, to speak up about the legitimacy of the election, inoculating communities against the extremist propaganda flooding their information bubbles.

As the person in our community with arguably the largest local platform to reach radicalized groups, you scoffed at your responsibility and became an enthusiastic advocate for propaganda that led to this violence.  

You described the lack of security at the capital last week as the consequence of  “a lack of imagination.” In reality, the attack on our capital is the consequence of a lack of courage. At every step you have failed to speak truth to power. You embraced propaganda and lies to cement personal political gains. You gladly followed the path of least resistance to its logical and devastating conclusion.

If you are sincere in your pleas for unity, then join us in unmasking the illusion of Trump, rooting out white nationalism from our communities, and dismantling domestic terrorism and its propaganda machine that ravaged the heart of democracy.  It is not imagination that you lack, it is courage.

Some may say that your vote against Impeachment today cements you on the wrong side of history. But in reality, history rarely records cowards. Your name will be filed away in the appendix of history books, your legacy a footnote to be forgotten.  

Sincerely,

Jessica Morse

https://www.facebook.com/Morse4America/

 How else can you help?

Please consider making a donation to the Calaveras Democrats. Prior to Covid-19 we held monthly meetings. Besides giving us an opportunity to hear from different speakers, see friends, and getting to know new members, we also collected donations. Zoom isn’t a great way to get donations but we’ve continued to cover our costs and contribute to various campaigns. Please consider donating through the link below.

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29 Oct
0

GOP Distorts Party’s Values

In a recent advertisement in Valley Springs News, the Calaveras Republican Party described the values and ideals of the Calaveras Democratic Party in a way that is misleading at best, and a lie at worst. We, the members of the Calaveras Democratic Party want to set the record straight.

We believe in: The Constititution; economic justice for all; the universal right to healthcare and public education; the preservation and restoration of the global environment; investing in and improving our public safety infrastructure; a strong and transparent defense policy; and most importantly to this issue, civility in political discourse.

The rise in the number of engaged Democrats in Calaveras County must be unnerving for some. But for those of us who value decency, integrity, and truth, it is a sign that citizens of Calaveras County want to be better than this moment we find ourselves in. We are willing to stand up for what we believe in, and others are willing to stand with us.

We cordially invite county residents to join us for our monthly meetings to hear from us directly what we stand for, not what the Republicans saw we are against. Any and all are welcome.

Laura Lowell

Chair

Calaveras County Democratic Central Committee

 How else can you help?

Please consider making a donation to the Calaveras Democrats. Prior to Covid-19 we held monthly meetings. Besides giving us an opportunity to hear from different speakers, see friends, and getting to know new members, we also collected donations. Zoom isn’t a great way to get donations but we’ve continued to cover our costs and contribute to various campaigns. Please consider donating through the link below.

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19 Sep
1

Please Vote Early!

Marti Crane and Sharon Romano are members of the Voting & Language Accessibility Advisory Committee.  They came up with a list of questions and Rebecca Turner (Calaveras Registrar of Voters) provided the answers.

A few questions have arisen from the community. We hope this helps.

1.  What happens to vote-by-mail ballots that get delivered to an address where the voter no longer resides (a street address with no forwarding address, rather than a P.O. Box)?

Elections mail is not forwarded. It is either returned as undeliverable or returned with an address that we will use to update the voter record, once we receive confirmation from the voter that the new address is accurate.

2.  Must Vote-by-mail Ballots be received or postmarked by Election Day?

Due to the current COVID-19 pandemic, there is an extension for all postmarked ballots. For the November 3, 2020 Presidential Election, ballots must be postmarked by Election Day and received by the Elections Office no later than November 20, 2020.

3.  How many days after Election Day do you have to finish counting all the Vote-by-mail Ballots?

The Elections Office has 30 days (December 3, 2020) to count all ballots and certify the election results.

4.  How many ballot counting machines do we have – and have any been removed or decommissioned?

We purchased our current voting equipment in 2018 and do not have any decommissioned machines. Prior to every election, each piece of equipment that will be used in the counting process goes through logic and accuracy testing to ensure that it is in proper running order. In addition to that, after all ballots have been machine counted, we conduct a manual count, to verify the machines counted the ballots accurately.

5.  Postal employees are not allowed to speak out, but as the chief elections officer, are you able to verify the recent, and now current status, of our local postal processes for sorting and delivery?

All mail in the County is now sent to Sacramento for sorting and then returned to local post offices, even if mailing something from one town to another within the County boundary. I suggest people to allow 5-7 days for delivery.

6. How much of a strain do you anticipate efforts by some to ‘double vote’ to ‘test’ the system?

I would advise people not to intentionally return two voted ballots as it is prohibited pursuant to California Elections Code Section 18560, which states even attempting to vote twice is a crime punishable by imprisonment for up to 16 months. Our election system notifies the election official when checking in the second ballot, that the individual already voted a ballot and will not allow a second ballot to be accepted. During the canvass, we also double check that only one ballot was submitted by each voter and report any suspicious activities to the County District Attorney.

7.  On what date will Vote-by-mail Ballots go out to voters?

All vote by mails will be mailed on October 5, 2020. Voters should expect to receive them by the end of that week.

8.  What is the last date to register to vote?

If you want to receive a ballot in the mail, the last day to register to vote is October 19, 2020.

If you register between 10/20-11/3 (Election Day), you must go in person to the County Elections Office, a Vote Center, or a Pop-Up Center within the County in order to receive a ballot.

9. How to send in your ballot

  • Drop your ballot at a U.S. Post office or mailbox
  • Place your vote-by-mail ballot in one of the six Drop Boxes or three Vote Centers listed below
  • Deliver your vote-by-mail ballot to one of the three polling places or to the San Andreas elections office

10. Drop Boxes

All ballot drop-off locations will be available 29 days before the election (October 6th).  Drop boxes are available during regular store business hours as indicated below, except on Election Day, in which all ballot drop boxes will close at 8 pm, unless the business closes earlier.  The additional ballot drop-off locations in West Point, Arnold, and Copperopolis will allow voters who live in the more rural parts of Calaveras County to drop their voted ballot off at convenient locations such as grocery and hardware stores.          

Drop Boxes are located at:

  • Angels Camp: Save Mart Supermarket (inside store).  260 S. Main Str, Angels Camp, CA 95222.  Monday-Sunday, 6:00 am – 10:00 pm.
  • Arnold: Big Trees Market (inside store); 2182 Hwy 4, Arnold, CA  95223.  Monday-Sunday, 8:00 am – 8:00 pm.
  • Copperopolis: Payless Market (inside store); 3505 Spangler Ln, Copperopolis, CA 95228.  Monday-Sunday, 7:00 am – 9:00 pm.
  • San Andreas:  Government Center Office (exterior); 891 Mountain Ranch Rd, San Andreas, CA 95249.  Monday-Sunday, 24 Hours.
  • Valley Springs: Senders Market (inside store); 72 Highway 26, Valley Springs, CA 95252.  Monday-Saturday, 7:00 am – 6:00 pm; Sunday, 8:00 am – 6:00 pm.
  • West Point: West Point Lumber (inside store); 22471 Highway 26, West Point, CA 95255.  Monday-Saturday, 8:00 am – 5:00 pm; Sunday, 9:00 am – 3:00 pm.

11.  Vote Centers

Angels Camp, Mokelumne Hill, and Valley Springs locations will be available 8 am to 4 pm the Saturday, Sunday, & Monday before Election Day (10/31-11/2).  San Andreas will be open Monday through Friday, beginning 29 days before Election Day (10/6).  On Election Day (11/3), all vote center sites will be open 7 am to 8 pm. 

The Angels Camp vote center was relocated to a new location to allow us to follow social distancing guidelines and remain safe while voting.  The vote center in San Andreas will be closed Saturday and Sunday to allow election’s personnel to staff pop-up vote center locations in West Point, Arnold, and Copperopolis. 

Vote Centers are located at:

  • Angels Camp: Bret Harte Theatre, 323 S. Main St, Angels Camp, CA 95222. Sat-Mon, 8:00 am-4:00pm (10/31-11/2).  Election Day: 7:00 am-8:00 pm (11/3).
  • Mokelumne Hill: Mokelumne Hill Town Hall, 8283 Main St, Mokelumne Hill, CA 95245. Sat-Mon, 8:00 am-4:00pm (10/31-11/2).  Election Day: 7:00 am-8:00 pm (11/3).
  • Valley Springs: Jenny Lind Veterans Hall, 300 Daphne St, Valley Springs, CA 95252. Sat-Mon, 8:00 am-4:00pm (10/31-11/2).  Election Day: 7:00 am-8:00 pm (11/3).
  • San Andreas: 891 Mountain Ranch Rd, San Andreas, CA 95249. Sat-Mon, 8:00 am-4:00pm (10/6-10/30, 11/2).  Election Day: 7:00 am-8:00 pm (11/3). [10/31 &11/2 staff working at Pop-Up Centers.]

12. Pop-Up Centers

Pop-up vote centers have replaced Ballot Assistance Sites.  At each one of these sites, voters will be able to register to vote, receive a ballot, vote using an accessible voting device, or drop off their vote by mail ballot.  The Saturday and Sunday before Election Day (10/31-11/1), one of the below sites will be open from 10 am to 2 pm.  These sites will allow voters in more rural parts of the county to stay within their community and vote.

Pop-Up Centers are located at:

  • Arnold: Independence Hall, 1445 Blagen Rd, Arnold, CA  95223. Sat & Sun, 10:00 am-2:00 pm (10/31 & 11/1).
  • Copperopolis: Copperopolis Library, 3505 Spangler Ln, Copperopolis, CA  95228. Sat & Sun, 10:00 am-2:00 pm (10/31 & 11/1).
  • West Point: West Point VFW Hall, 202 Spink Rd, West Point, CA 95255. Sat & Sun, 10:00 am-2:00 pm (10/31 & 11/1).

VOTE EARLY!

You can track your ballot to see when it has been received and if/when it was counted.

Sign up at WheresMyBallot.sos.ca.gov to receive automatic email, SMS (text), or voice call notifications.  

All other election information can be easily found on the County website at:

https://elections.calaverasgov.us/

 How else can you help?

Please consider making a donation to the Calaveras Democrats. Prior to Covid-19 we held monthly meetings. Besides giving us an opportunity to hear from different speakers, see friends, and getting to know new members, we also collected donations. Zoom isn’t a great way to get donations but we’ve continued to cover our costs and contribute to various campaigns. Please consider donating through the link below.

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06 Dec
0

A Letter to the Editor…

Calaveras County Voters,

Now that the dust has settled, the Calaveras County Democrats want to thank everyone who participated in this historic election. The proof of the existence of a vibrant Democracy is active voter engagement. Never before have we had so many Calaveras residents turn out to work in support of our Democracy. Here in Calaveras County we had record volunteer turn out. You volunteered your property for hundreds of signs in support of Democratic candidates. You wrote thousands of postcards and letters to encourage neighbors to vote. You stood on street corners across the County to show your support for our shared values. 

We plan to build on this momentum by continuing to work on local issues that affect us all – helping to maintain local parks and the environment, connecting with underrepresented communities, developing candidates for local offices, boards and commissions, working to provide resources to the most vulnerable among us. We invite you to join us as we strive to unite our community. We’re all in this together. And as we’ve proven…together we can make a difference.

With pride and appreciation,

Laura Lowell

Chair, Calaveras County Democratic Central Committee

chair@calaverasdemocrats.org

 How else can you help?

Please consider making a donation to the Calaveras Democrats. Prior to Covid-19 we held monthly meetings. Besides giving us an opportunity to hear from different speakers, see friends, and getting to know new members, we also collected donations. Zoom isn’t a great way to get donations but we’ve continued to cover our costs and contribute to various campaigns. Please consider donating through the link below.

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06 Oct
0

October Meeting!

Join us Tuesday, October 13 at 5:30 pm for our virtual meeting. 

(Information on how to join the meeting is below.)

We’re coming down to the wire!

There will only be 21 days before the election when we meet, but it’s not too late to take action that will make a difference! 

Agenda

  • Update on Brynne Kennedy’s Campaign

Sara Kahan, Brynne Kennedy’s Field Organizer for Region 3, will be giving us an update on the campaign and talking about the success of the virtual events, fundraising and latest polling information.
She will also discuss the importance of phone banking. She will provide information about making calls on behalf of the campaign in these last efforts to get out the vote.  

  • Activism and GOTV Techniques – What works? what doesn’t?

We’ll go over the most effective ways to make successful calls and what actions to take to get out the vote. 

  • Need a yard sign for Joe Biden-Kamala Harris or Brynne? Send a email to info@calaverasdemocrats.org. Please provide your address and phone number. If you are able, we are asking for a $20 donation.
  • Plan your vote. Make sure you know the options for voting in this very important election. Click here to visit the Calaveras County Elections Department for more information. Also, Marti & Sharon collected a lot of useful information for voters in Calaversas.  You can find that information here (it includes places to drop off your ballots, …).
  • But you can still help! We’re in need of donations to cover our printing costs for the upcoming campaign. Please seriously consider making a donation.

How to join the meeting:

  • To video conference –
    Click here to participate in the meeting, The host will connect you to join.
  • To call in –
    Dial 669-900-6833. When prompted, enter the meeting ID code 820 8452 7905 followed by the pound sign (#). The password for the meeting is CCDCC.

    Some rules to follow:
    There may be a delay because some of the participants will have a slower internet connection. Please be patient and try not to talk over each other.
      
    To make it easier for everyone to hear, put yourself on “mute” to eliminate any background noises.

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11 Sep
0

September Meeting RESCHEDULED!

Join us on Tuesday, SEPTEMBER 15* at 5:30 pm for our virtual meeting. 

By sharing ideas, we can all make a difference! 

*(Previously scheduled for September 8)
(Information on how to join the meeting is below.)

  When we meet on September 15, there will be less than two months until one of the most important elections in our lifetime!     In talking with many of you, we have found that you are involved in a variety of different ways to support local candidates and issues, are volunteering with community organizations, and are working to ensure Joe Biden is our next President. Others of you have asked what you can do to help.

 We are inviting you to share with us what you are doing. The idea is to motivate those who want to help and to encourage each other to keep working to make our community and country better.

Please come share, motivate, support and encourage!
Together, we can do this!

 

 How else can you help?

Please consider making a donation to the Calaveras Democrats. Prior to Covid-19 we held monthly meetings. Besides giving us an opportunity to hear from different speakers, see friends, and getting to know new members, we also collected donations. Zoom isn’t a great way to get donations but we’ve continued to cover our costs and contribute to various campaigns. Please consider donating through the link below.

How to join the meeting:

To video conference –

  • Click here to participate in the meeting, The host will connect you to join.

To call in –

  • Dial 669-900-6833. When prompted, enter the meeting ID code 820 8452 7905 followed by the pound sign (#). The password for the meeting is CCDCC.

Some rules to follow:

  • There may be a delay because some of the participants will have a slower internet connection. Please be patient and try not to talk over each other.
  • To make it easier for everyone to hear, put yourself on “mute” to eliminate any background noises.

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10 Sep
0

Brynne Kennedy Fundraiser w/ Special Guest Eric Swalwell

We hope you can join us in a fundraiser for Brynne Kennedy

This Zoom event will feature Eric Swalwell (CA-15 Representative) and Brynne Kennedy in conversation about pressing national issues, as well as live musical guests Achilles Wheel.

When: 5:15 pm-6:45 pm, Wednesday 9/16

Tickets: $35

RSVP: https://secure.actblue.com/donate/swalwellkennedy?refcode=calaveras

Where: Zoom

Shortly California will mail out ballots to all registered voters. Please fill them in and return your absentee ballot as soon as possible.

Brynne is campaigning to win CA-04 which has been Tom McClintock’s district. If you’d like to know how he’s voted and what he’s said on topics like Covid-19, health care, Social Security, education, the environment, and other issues, please take the time to look at https://mcclintockfacts.com/

If you’d like to know more about Brynne, please take the time to read about her qualifications.

Other Information:

  • Visit Brynne Kennedy’s website for virtual town halls, phone banking events, house parties and more. Click here for a complete list and to sign up.  
  • Need a yard sign for Joe Biden-Kamala Harris or Brynne? Send a email to info@calaverasdemocrats.org and let us know how to arrange to get them to you. If you are able, we are asking for a $20 donation.
  • Plan your vote. Make sure you know the options for voting in this very important election, what’s on the ballot and important dates. Click here to visit the Calaveras County Elections Department for more information. 

But you can still help! The Calaveras Democrats are in need of donations to cover our printing costs for the campaign. Please seriously consider making a donation.

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07 Sep
0

September Meeting Cancelled!

Due to the power outages, we’re cancelling tonight’s meeting.

But you can still help! We’re in need of donations to cover our printing costs for the upcoming campaign. Please seriously consider making a donation.

You are making a difference!

     So many of you are working hard to get Brynne Kennedy elected our next representative in Congress, Joe Biden and Kamala Harris our next president and vice president, as well as supporting other local candidates and issues. 
     At this meeting you will get updates about campaign strategies and GOTV efforts. You will be invited to share with us what you are doing. The idea is to motivate those who want to help and to encourage each other to keep working hard to make our community and country better.
  

 How can you help?

There are two ways you can help right now (voting comes later). The first is to make a donation to the Calaveras Democrats. Prior to Covid-19 we held monthly meetings. Besides giving us an opportunity to hear from different speakers, see friends, and get to know new members, we also collected donations. Zoom isn’t a great way to get donations but we’ve continued to cover our costs and contribute to various campaigns. Please consider donating through the link below.

The other way to help is take an active role with getting Brynne Kennedy elected. It’s only 56 days until election day!  Shortly California will mail out ballots to all registered voters. Please fill them in and return your absentee ballot as soon as possible.

Brynne Kennedy is running a terrific campaign against Tom McClintock — and she’s doing a great job! If you’d like to know more about Brynne, please take the time to read about her qualifications. In fact, a recent poll shows that she’s continuing to move towards winning the district:

https://brynneforcongress.com/2020/07/new-poll-kennedy-and-mcclintock-tied-in-ca-04/

She can do this but only with all hands on deck. Her chances are great, but she needs all of us. For those of you that live in more densely populated areas (like real neighborhoods), there is a new tool and opportunity…kind of a hybrid no-contact canvassing and phone calling that is in your neighborhood. You download and get connected to an app called PDI Connect.

There is a training (which will get you connected) every Friday at 5:00 PM. It gives you lists of voters in your immediate neighborhood, and maps! This makes it possible for you to drop off a piece of Brynne literature and a note (the literature can be printed at home) on their doorstep or fence. Then you follow up with a phone call, as a neighbor. You can call right from the app. Here is the sign up link: 

https://www.mobilize.us/brynneforcongress/event/287849/  

This event gives you the option to learn another app called REACH, for tracking your own conversations with friends. Take your pick! 

If you want to send friends and neighbors to an event with Brynne, a virtual house party, Janice Bassett is hosting one this Friday, August 14, at 6:00 PM. Here is the sign up link:

https://www.mobilize.us/brynneforcongress/event/298233/ 

And then there are, of course: Neighborhood Conversations for our region, Tuesday, noon. The topic this week is Covid-19. 

https://www.mobilize.us/brynneforcongress/event/280928/ 

Weekly Team Meeting for our region, Wednesday, 5:30 PM: 

https://www.mobilize.us/brynneforcongress/event/275572/ 

Weekly Phone Bank for our region (this weekend we called Calaveras Democrats…that was fun!), Saturday 10-1: 

https://www.mobilize.us/brynneforcongress/event/297577/ 

That is 5 opportunities for participation!

Which one are you signing up for?

Don’t need to limit it to one, but at least one….okay?

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24 Aug
0

How Would You Describe Yourself?

Axios/SurveyMonkey did a poll on Thursday & Friday of 2,946 voters. The poll is well worth reading about through the link. The part that I found interesting was that they created two “word clouds” that provide a snapshot of America’s mood. The top three words Democrats used to describe the convention were “hopeful,” “inclusive” and “united“. The graphic used here is from the Axios/SurveyMonkey article.

Republicans’ top three words were “boring,” “lies” and “joke”.

 How can you help?

There are two ways you can help right now (voting comes later). The first is to make a donation to the Calaveras Democrats. Prior to Covid-19 we held monthly meetings. Besides giving us an opportunity to hear from different speakers, see friends, and get to know new members, we also collected donations. Zoom isn’t a great way to get donations but we’ve continued to cover our costs and contribute to various campaigns. Please consider donating through the link below.

The other way to help is take an active role with getting Brynne Kennedy elected. It’s only 72 days until election day!  Shortly (within 10 days) California will mail out ballots to all registered voters. Please fill them in and return your absentee ballot as soon as possible.

Brynne Kennedy is running a terrific campaign against Tom McClintock — and she’s doing a great job! If you’d like to know more about Brynne, please take the time to read about her qualifications. In fact, a recent poll shows that she’s continuing to move towards winning the district:

https://brynneforcongress.com/2020/07/new-poll-kennedy-and-mcclintock-tied-in-ca-04/

She can do this but only with all hands on deck. Her chances are great, but she needs all of us. For those of you that live in more densely populated areas (like real neighborhoods), there is a new tool and opportunity…kind of a hybrid no-contact canvassing and phone calling that is in your neighborhood. You download and get connected to an app called PDI Connect.

There is a training (which will get you connected) every Friday at 5:00 PM. It gives you lists of voters in your immediate neighborhood, and maps! This makes it possible for you to drop off a piece of Brynne literature and a note (the literature can be printed at home) on their doorstep or fence. Then you follow up with a phone call, as a neighbor. You can call right from the app. Here is the sign up link: 

https://www.mobilize.us/brynneforcongress/event/287849/  

This event gives you the option to learn another app called REACH, for tracking your own conversations with friends. Take your pick! 

If you want to send friends and neighbors to an event with Brynne, a virtual house party, Janice Bassett is hosting one this Friday, August 14, at 6:00 PM. Here is the sign up link:

https://www.mobilize.us/brynneforcongress/event/298233/ 

And then there are, of course: Neighborhood Conversations for our region, Tuesday, noon. The topic this week is Covid-19. 

https://www.mobilize.us/brynneforcongress/event/280928/ 

Weekly Team Meeting for our region, Wednesday, 5:30 PM: 

https://www.mobilize.us/brynneforcongress/event/275572/ 

Weekly Phone Bank for our region (this weekend we called Calaveras Democrats…that was fun!), Saturday 10-1: 

https://www.mobilize.us/brynneforcongress/event/297577/ 

That is 5 opportunities for participation!

Which one are you signing up for?

Don’t need to limit it to one, but at least one….okay?

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10 Aug
0

To Make a Change, You Need to Do MORE!

(Credit for most of this goes to Mickey Williamson.)

It’s only 8 weeks until ballots drop! What will you sign up for this week? 

 If you complain about Tom McClintock, if you hate Tom McClintock, if you want to be rid of Tom McClintock, then you truly have to do more than just vote for Brynne.

Brynne Kennedy is running a terrific campaign against Tom McClintock — and she’s doing a great job! If you’d like to know more about Brynne, please take the time to read about her qualifications. In fact, a recent poll shows that she’s continuing to move towards winning the district:

https://brynneforcongress.com/2020/07/new-poll-kennedy-and-mcclintock-tied-in-ca-04/

She can do this but only with all hands on deck. Her chances are great, but she needs all of us. For those of you that live in more densely populated areas (like real neighborhoods), there is a new tool and opportunity…kind of a hybrid no-contact canvassing and phone calling that is in your neighborhood. You download and get connected to an app called PDI Connect.

There is a training (which will get you connected) every Friday at 5:00 PM. It gives you lists of voters in your immediate neighborhood, and maps! This makes it possible for you to drop off a piece of Brynne literature and a note (the literature can be printed at home) on their doorstep or fence. Then you follow up with a phone call, as a neighbor. You can call right from the app. Here is the sign up link: 

https://www.mobilize.us/brynneforcongress/event/287849/  

This event gives you the option to learn another app called REACH, for tracking your own conversations with friends. Take your pick! 

If you want to send friends and neighbors to an event with Brynne, a virtual house party, Janice Bassett is hosting one this Friday, August 14, at 6:00 PM. Here is the sign up link:

https://www.mobilize.us/brynneforcongress/event/298233/ 

And then there are, of course: Neighborhood Conversations for our region, Tuesday, noon. The topic this week is Covid-19. 

https://www.mobilize.us/brynneforcongress/event/280928/ 

Weekly Team Meeting for our region, Wednesday, 5:30 PM: 

https://www.mobilize.us/brynneforcongress/event/275572/ 

Weekly Phone Bank for our region (this weekend we called Calaveras Democrats…that was fun!), Saturday 10-1: 

https://www.mobilize.us/brynneforcongress/event/297577/ 

That is 5 opportunities for participation!

Which one are you signing up for?

Don’t need to limit it to one, but at least one….okay?

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