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May 17, 2024

171 Days Until Election Day! Election Calendar, Activist Lists, and Donation Links (updated frequently)

I'm starting to piece together the election calendar for this year. Right now it's in a rudimentary stage and I'll certainly be updating frequently until General Election Day, including links and other info.

Please let me know if there’s any incorrect or incomplete information, and I will make the necessary corrections.


2024 Election Calendar

Tue. May 21
Kentucky Presidential Primary (D/R)
Oregon Presidential Primary (D/R)

Tue. June 4
D.C. Presidential Primary (D)
Montana Presidential Primary (D/R)
New Jersey Presidential Primary (D/R)
New Mexico Presidential Primary (D/R)
South Dakota Presidential Primary (D/R)

Thu. June 27
9:00 p.m. EDT Presidential debate, CNN, Atlanta.

Mon. July 15 – Thu. July 18
Republican National Convention, Milwaukee

Mon. August 19 – Thu. August 22
Democratic National Convention, Chicago

Tue. September 10
Presidential debate, ABC. Time and place TBA.

Tue. November 5
General Election Day


Get your Election Day countdown clock here:
https://www.270towin.com/2024-countdown-clock/

Register to vote now!
https://www.rockthevote.org/

Progressive Turnout Project is the largest voter contact organization in the country, specifically dedicated to mobilizing the Democratic Party and defending democracy. Our mission: rally Democrats to vote.
https://www.turnoutpac.org/

Check Your Voter Registration Status - Don't Risk Losing Your Voice (posted by qwlauren35)
https://www.democraticunderground.com/100218589191

ActBlue is a nonprofit organization that builds tools Democrats count on to run their own small-dollar fundraising programs.
https://secure.actblue.com/donate/introducingactblueexpress
A caveat about ActBlue, thanks to DFW:
"There are plenty of donors (like me) who do not go through Act Blue, but rather send checks. Ergo, the true amount actually donated will be higher. Keep in mind, though, that $151 million donated through Act Blue means Act Blue keeps $6 million and the credit card companies keep another $4 million to $6 million. With checks, the candidates keep 100% of the funds donated. It may be old fashioned, but in tight races where every cent of the campaign budgets count, that margin could matter."

"Not all of our candidates will win. A losing candidate with no personal fortune is still responsible for debts incurred during the campaign. I doubt Act Blue or Mastercard will be stepping in, offering to help out."

Vote Save America
https://votesaveamerica.com/

Postcards to Swing States needs your help!
Research proves that writing postcards will add more than 130,000 votes, which is three times the number that decided the outcome of the 2020 election in favor of President Biden. Help if you can! Spread the word!
(Credit to Dulcinea for this info)
https://secure.everyaction.com/wWYzSycvi0uyLrKtsMnNXw2?emci=a66cc530-5e11-ef11-96f3-6045bdd9e096&emdi=2705ca7e-cc12-ef11-96f3-6045bdd9e096&ceid=21478646

Write Postcards to Key States!
https://secure.everyaction.com/wWYzSycvi0uyLrKtsMnNXw2

OmahaSteve's general donation page:
https://www.democraticunderground.com/100218885532
OmahaSteve's link to Democratic Underground to re-elect Joe Biden and Kamala Harris:
https://secure.actblue.com/donate/du4biden

Support Democratic candidates and nominees!
Competitive U.S. Senate Races:
https://www.democraticunderground.com/100218938231

Competitive U.S. House Races:
https://www.democraticunderground.com/100218951263

Ruben Gallego for U.S. Senate, Senator Sinema's seat in AZ!
Volunteer here:
https://gallegoforarizona.com/
Donate here:
https://secure.actblue.com/donate/duforgallego

Texas Majority PAC – help turn Texas blue!
https://texasmajoritypac.com/

NE-2: donate to Tony Vargas:
https://secure.actblue.com/donate/duforvargas24

PA-10: Ex-news anchor Janelle Stelson (D) to take on GOP Rep. Scott Perry in Pennsylvania
https://www.democraticunderground.com/100218890195

TX-15: donate to Michelle Vallejo
https://secure.actblue.com/donate/du4vallejo22

Meet General Shawn Harris, the Democrat who seeks to oust Marjorie Taylor Greene
https://www.democraticunderground.com/100218885438

Donate to Al Green – he's the Texas Democrat who cast the decisive vote against impeaching Alejandro Myorkis (Secretary of Homeland Security) in February:
https://secure.actblue.com/donate/al-green-3

States where reproductive rights is on the ballot:
Florida, Maryland, New York
https://www.democraticunderground.com/100218829989

FLIP NC --
North Carolina Democrats created FLIP NC, an all-volunteer grassroots organization, to focus on winning competitive seats in the legislature and courts, with the goal of ending gerrymandering. After the North Carolina Supreme Court upheld Republican lawmakers' gerrymandered maps, FLIP NC has aimed to flip the Supreme Court and Court of Appeals to ensure fair maps in 2030. The organization is aligned with the state Democratic Party's efforts to focus on judicial races and is planning to host canvass sessions in Asheville, Raleigh, and Wendell. FLIP NC aims to convince North Carolinians to fill out the entire ballot, not just the top of the ticket.
https://flipnc.org/

10 Seats the Republicans Could Lose Because of Election Denialism
http://www.smirkingchimp.com/thread/carl-gibson/110075/election-denialism-could-cost-these-10-gop-reps-their-seats-and-end-johnson-s-majority

Thanks to TurboDem for this tidbit:
Two of the justices who voted for the 1864 abortion law are up for re-election in Arizona.
“I don't know if anyone has posted this info today, but for my fellow DUers in Arizona two of the justices who voted for the law are up for re-election in 2024.”

Clint Bolock and Kathryn H. King

Please remember their names on election day!
https://www.democraticunderground.com/100218849843


To quote new DUer Climate Crusader,
"When we work, we win. Get out the Vote efforts. Volunteer to make calls, give rides to the polls, get friends and family out, become a poll watcher.

When you vote we get a vote, but when you volunteer, you multiply that vote!!!

Biden/Harris 2024!!!"


November 28, 2023

2024 Primary Election Calendar (will be updated frequently)

I'm starting to piece together the election calendar for next year. Right now it's in a rudimentary stage and I'll certainly be updating frequently until General Election Day, including links and other info. For now, I'll post the calendar for between now and February 6.

2024 Election Calendar

Thu. January 4
South Carolina (D) – voter registration deadline for presidential primary

Tue. January 9
Nevada (D): In-person voter registration deadline for presidential primary;
postmarked by this date

Wed. January 10
New Hampshire – voter registration deadline for presidential primary

Mon. January 15
Iowa Caucus (R)

Mon. January 22
New Hampshire – absentee ballot request deadline for primary
South Carolina (D): Early voting begins; continues through February 2

Tue. January 23
New Hampshire Primary (D/R)
Nevada (D): Absentee ballot request deadline; received by this date
New Hampshire: Absentee ballot return deadline, received by 5 p.m.
South Carolina (D): Absentee ballot request deadline; must be received by 5 p.m.

Sat. January 27 through Fri. February 2
Nevada (D): Early voting period

Sat. January 27 through Tue. February 6
Nevada (D): Same-day registration and voting

Tue. January 30 through Sat. February 3
South Carolina (D) – Emergency absentee ballot request period

Thu. February 1
Nevada (D): Online voter registration deadline

Sat. February 3
South Carolina Primary (D)
South Carolina (D): Absentee ballot return deadline; must be received by this date

Tue. February 6
Nevada Primary (D)
Nevada (D): Absentee ballot return deadline (in dropbox)
Nevada (D): Absentee ballot return deadline
(postmarked by this date and received by Feb. 10)
Nevada (D): Voter registration deadline (military and overseas voters)
Nevada (D): Absentee ballot request deadline (military and overseas voters)

November 7, 2023

TODAY Is The 2023 General Election! Info On Candidates and Races

(Please let me know if there are any broken links or incorrect or incomplete information!) (Thanks to RandySF and Omaha Steve for the info)

Got another campaign to highlight? Please let me know!

Particular races to watch:

Kentucky Governor
Andy Beshear (D, incumbent) vs. Daniel Cameron (R)
https://www.fox19.com/2023/10/17/abortion-among-hot-topics-during-contentious-kentucky-governors-race-debate/
Volunteer or donate to Andy Beshear!
https://andybeshear.com/

Mississippi Governor
Brandon Presley (D) vs. Tate Reeves (R, incumbent)
https://www.huffpost.com/entry/brandon-presley-democrat-mississippi-governor-race_n_65318140e4b03b213b0942bd
Volunteer or donate to Brandon Presley!
https://www.brandonpresley.com/

Pennsylvania Supreme Court
Judge Dan McCaffery
Volunteer or Donate to Judge McCaffery!
https://www.judgemccaffery.com/

Virginia U.S. House District 10
Ellen Filler-Corn (D)
https://www.pilotonline.com/2023/10/19/former-virginia-house-speaker-filler-corn-will-forego-run-for-governor-and-seek-congressional-seat/
Donate to Ellen Filler-Corn!
https://secure.actblue.com/donate/eileen-for-congress-1

Pennsylvania State Senate District 15
Patty Kim (D)
https://www.politicspa.com/sd-15-kim-announces-run-for-central-pa-senate-seat/126799/
Donate to Patty Kim!
https://secure.actblue.com/donate/friends-of-patty-kim-1

Virginia State Senate District 3
Jade Harris (D) vs. Chris Head (R)
https://www.wdbj7.com/2023/10/20/virginia-election-preview-senate-district-3/
Donate to Jade Harris!
https://secure.actblue.com/donate/jade4vasenate

Virginia State Senate District 27
Joel Griffin (D) vs. Tara Durant (R) and Monica Gary (Ind.)
https://www.virginiamercury.com/2023/10/20/senate-district-27-race-republican-durant-vs-democrat-griffin-vs-independent-gary/
Donate to Joel Griffin!
https://secure.actblue.com/donate/joel-griffin-for-state-senate-1

Virginia State Senate District 30
Danica Roem (D) vs. Bill Woolf (R)
Roem’s campaign site:
https://www.danicaforstatesenate.com
Donate to Danica Roem!
https://secure.actblue.com/donate/friends-of-danica-roem-for-senate-1

Virginia State Senate District 31
Russet Perry (D) vs. Juan Pablo Segura (R)
https://www.insidenova.com/headlines/democrat-russet-perry-and-republican-juan-pablo-segura-battling-in-tight-31st-senate-district-race/article_9614933d-5699-5588-9b2d-279d18ec9fa7.html
https://www.newsfromthestates.com/article/senate-district-31-race-republican-juan-pablo-segura-vs-democrat-russet-perry
Donate to Russet Perry!
https://secure.actblue.com/donate/friends-of-russet-perry-2

Florida State House District 35 Special Primary Election
https://www.wesh.com/article/democratic-candidates-florida-house-district-35/45588922#

Virginia State House District 41
Lily Franklin (D) vs. Chris Obenshain (R)
https://www.wdbj7.com/2023/10/17/va-house-district-41-candidates-seeking-election-richmond/
Donate to Lily Franklin!
https://secure.actblue.com/donate/lily-for-delegate-1

Virginia State House District 96
Kelly Convirs-Fowler (D) vs. Mike Karslake (R) and Nicholas Olenik (Ind.)
https://www.pilotonline.com/2023/10/14/meet-the-candidates-vying-to-represent-virginia-beach-in-the-house-of-delegates/
Donate to Kelly Fowler!
https://secure.actblue.com/donate/kelly-fowler-for-delegate-1

Virginia State House District 97
Michael Feggans (D) vs. Karen Greenhalgh (R, incumbent)
https://www.pilotonline.com/2023/10/19/del-karen-greenhalgh-and-michael-feggans-vying-to-represent-house-district-97/
https://richmond.com/news/state-regional/government-politics/two-hampton-roads-districts-are-key-to-control-of-the-house/article_f3ab28cc-6d27-11ee-8456-dbee84ba58d8.html
Donate to Michael Feggans!
https://secure.actblue.com/donate/michael-feggans-for-virginia-1

Virginia State House Districts 70, 86, 87
https://www.pilotonline.com/2023/10/18/meet-the-candidates-trying-to-represent-the-peninsula-on-the-house-of-delegates/

Seattle Voter Guide:
https://www.axios.com/local/seattle/2023/10/20/city-council-election-2023-voting-guide

Columbus mayoral race, Ohio ballot Issues 1 and 2 on ‘The Spectrum’:
https://www.nbc4i.com/news/the-spectrum/columbus-mayoral-race-ohio-ballot-issues-1-and-2-on-the-spectrum/
Donate to Joe Motil for Mayor!
https://secure.actblue.com/donate/motil-for-mayor-1

Colorado: Proposition II wants to fund Universal Pre-K ...with money voters already designated for it
https://www.9news.com/article/news/local/next/next-with-kyle-clark/proposition-ii-fund-universal-preschool-money-voters-already-approved/73-32c4c9a8-46cf-42a1-b149-ba1316a61053

Aurora, CO mayoral race:
Juan Marcano (D) vs. Mike Coffman (R, incumbent)
https://denverite.com/2023/10/19/aurora-mayor-election-candidates-mike-coffman-juan-marcano-jeff-sanford/
Donate to Juan Marcano for Mayor!
https://secure.actblue.com/donate/marcano-for-aurora-1

Pueblo Colorado mayoral race:
Nick Gradisar (D, incumbent) vs. 8 others
https://www.chieftain.com/story/news/politics/elections/2023/10/20/chieftain-2023-election-guide-to-pueblo-mayor-city-council-other-races/71184801007/
Volunteer or donate to Nick Gradisar for Mayor!
https://nickgradisar.com/

Indianapolis mayoral race:
Hogsett (D, incumbent) vs. Shreve (R)
https://www.indystar.com/story/news/politics/elections/2023/10/20/indianapolis-mayor-election-2023-jefferson-shreve-joe-hogsett-donors-raise-most-money-history/71254400007/
Donate to Joe Hogsett for Mayor!
https://secure.actblue.com/donate/joe-hogsett-1

Orlando, FL mayoral race
Buddy Dyer (D, incumbent) vs. 3 others
https://www.clickorlando.com/news/politics/2023/10/20/orlandos-mayoral-election-is-nov-7-meet-the-candidates/
Volunteer or donate to Buddy Dyer for Mayor!
https://buddyfororlando.com/about/

Brooklyn City Council:
Justin Brannan (D) vs. Ari Kagan (R, incumbent)
Early voting begins Saturday, 10/28
https://www.cityandstateny.com/politics/2023/10/labor-spend-big-brannan-contested-southern-brooklyn-race-against-kagan/391387/
Volunteer or donate to Justin Brannan!
https://justinbrannan.com/

Bronx City Council:
Marjorie Velazquez (D, incumbent) vs. Kristy Marmorato (R)
https://www.nydailynews.com/2023/10/19/bronx-council-race-shaping-up-as-nail-biter-as-candidates-spar-over-homeless-and-zoning/
Volunteer or donate to Marjorie Velazquez!
https://www.mvelaz.nyc/

Boston City Council Elections:
https://www.nbcboston.com/news/politics/boston-city-council-elections-looking-at-the-fresh-faces-in-district-3/3162856/

Columbus City Council Elections:
https://www.dispatch.com/story/news/local/2023/10/16/only-three-of-nine-seats-on-columbus-city-council-seats-contested-on-ballot/70900884007/

Erie County (NY) Executive:
Mark Poloncarz (D, incumbent) vs. Chrissy Casilio (R)
https://www.cityandstateny.com/politics/2023/10/could-embattled-erie-county-executive-mark-poloncarz-lose-unknown-gop-challenger/391422/
Donate to Mark Poloncarz!
https://secure.actblue.com/donate/mark-poloncarz-for-erie-county-executive-1

Suffolk County (NY) Executive:
Dave Calone (D) vs. Ed Romaine (R)
https://www.newsday.com/opinion/the-point/the-point-newsday-dave-calone-ed-romaine-abortion-suffolk-county-executive-election-o7kc32fw
Donate to Dave Calone!
https://secure.actblue.com/donate/calone-for-suffolk-1

Edgecombe County (NC) races:
https://www.rockymounttelegram.com/news/local/with-early-voting-under-way-heres-who-is-on-the-ballot-in-edgecombe-county/article_aa1daf56-6dd4-11ee-8b61-23fba0df3ec4.html

Louisiana Attorney General Runoff Election:
Lindsey Cheek (D) vs. Liz Murrill (R)
https://www.nola.com/news/politics/elections/see-election-results-for-louisiana-attorney-general/article_dc9f285c-69f0-11ee-a75e-734a9168b38f.html
Donate to Lindsey Cheek!
https://secure.actblue.com/donate/lindseycheekforag-com-1

Georgia local elections:
https://wgxa.tv/news/local/middle-georgia-gears-up-for-early-voting-an-overview-of-the-upcoming-november-7-elections

Minnesota local elections:
https://www.mprnews.org/story/2023/10/18/minnesota-has-local-elections-this-fall-what-questions-do-you-have-about-them
https://www.mprnews.org/episode/2023/10/18/the-school-board-elections-you-wont-want-to-sleep-on

Two ballot measures loom large for Spokane voters
https://www.thecentersquare.com/washington/article_956789e4-6df0-11ee-aab2-eb77c3bb136c.html

Long Island local elections:
https://www.longislandpress.com/2023/10/17/long-island-local-politics-2023/

East Lansing (MI) ballot proposals:
https://www.lansingstatejournal.com/story/news/local/2023/10/17/east-lansing-ballot-proposals-council-terms-members-ranked-choice/71131171007/

Maine to vote on “Right to Repair” law:
https://landline.media/maine-voters-to-decide-nov-7-on-right-to-repair-law/

(Virginia) Sample ballot and/or candidate lists:
https://www.elections.virginia.gov/casting-a-ballot/candidate-list/

(Virginia) Voter registration is now closed. You can still apply for same-day registration, or request an absentee ballot:
https://www.elections.virginia.gov/citizen-portal/

Calendar:

Tuesday, November 7, 2023:
Election Day

(Indiana, Kentucky) Polls open 6:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.

(Arizona, Illinois, Missouri, Virginia) Polls open 6:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.

(Connecticut, Louisiana, Maine, New Jersey) Polls open 6:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.

(New York) Polls open 6:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.

(North Carolina, Ohio, West Virginia) Polls open 6:30 a.m. - 7:30 p.m.

(Alabama, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Iowa, Kansas, Mississippi, Nevada, New Mexico, Oklahoma, South Carolina, South Dakota, Texas, Wyoming) Polls open 7:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.

(Alaska, California, Delaware, D.C., Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Montana, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Utah, Wisconsin) Polls open 7:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.

(Idaho, Nebraska) Polls open 8:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.

All other states: voting times vary by municipality or by county. Please check your local elections board for times.

Tuesday, November 7, 2023:
(Colorado) Ballots cast by military and overseas voters must be sent no later than 7:00 p.m. on election day and received by the close of business on November 15.

Tuesday, November 7, 2023:
(Florida) Mail-in absentee ballots must be postmarked by this date, and received by November 17.

Tuesday, November 7, 2023:
(Kentucky) Mail-in absentee ballots must be received by clerk before 6 p.m.

Tuesday, November 7, 2023:
(Mississippi) Mail-in absentee ballots must be postmarked by this date, and received by Circuit Clerk’s office by November 14.

Tuesday, November 7, 2023:
(New York) Last day to postmark ballot. Must be received by the local board of elections no later than Nov. 14th. Military Voter Ballots must be received no later than Nov. 20th.
Last day to deliver ballot IN-PERSON to the local board of elections or to any poll site in your county.

Tuesday, November 7, 2023:
(Pennsylvania) Last day for County Boards of Elections to receive voted mail-in and civilian absentee ballots (must be received by 8:00 P.M.)

Tuesday, November 7, 2023:
(Virginia) Postmark deadline for mailed ballots.

I’ll be re-posting this frequently, while adding more details, until Election Day on November 7.

Saturday, November 18, 2023:
Louisiana general election

Tuesday, January 16, 2024:
Florida State House District 35 Special Election

Other useful links:
Blue Virginia
https://bluevirginia.us/

Omaha Steve’s DU Page For Donations To Ukraine and Other Causes:
https://www.democraticunderground.com/100217073340

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Omaha Steve’s links to 2024 candidates:

DU for Ukraine: https://secure.actblue.com/donate/duforukraine

Sarpy County Dems: https://secure.actblue.com/donate/duforscd

Gallego for U.S. Senator from Arizona: https://secure.actblue.com/donate/duforgallego

Tony Vargas (NE-2): https://secure.actblue.com/donate/duforvargas24

Seth Magaziner (RI-2): https://secure.actblue.com/donate/du4magaziner22

Michelle Vallejo (TX-15): https://secure.actblue.com/donate/du4vallejo22

Unofficial DU Donate to re-elect Joe Biden and Kamala Harris: https://secure.actblue.com/donate/du4biden



November 7, 2023

TODAY is the Ohio Referendum on Reproductive Rights! Activists' List and Calendar

(Please let me know if there are any broken links or incorrect or incomplete information) (Thanks to RandySF for the info)

Note: many of these events are “virtual,” so anyone in the USA (or even beyond) can participate!

What’s at stake:

Voters in the Buckeye State will decide whether to enshrine abortion protections into the state constitution (via “Issue 1”) or be the first to reject an abortion-rights measure since the Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade.

Anti-abortion groups are banking on Ohio to end the movement’s run of state-level losses and create a blueprint for battles in 2024 and beyond.

https://www.politico.com/news/2023/10/11/conservatives-ohio-abortion-referendums-00120837

Ohioans United for Reproductive Rights link:
https://ohioansunitedforreproductiverights.win

Planned Parenthood Advocates of Ohio:
https://www.plannedparenthoodaction.org/planned-parenthood-advocates-ohio/take-action

Calendar:

Tuesday, November 7, 2023:
Election Day
Vote in person at your usual polling place between 6:30 a.m. and 7:30 p.m.
To find your polling location:
https://ohiosos.gov/elections/voters/toolkit/polling-location/

If you decide to vote in person, make sure you have one of the acceptable forms of ID required to vote.
Per Ms. Toad:
Voter ID rules have changed in Ohio. A photo ID is required for voting in person at the polls either ahead of the election or on election day (unexpired driver's license, unexpired passport - or other US/State issued ID, US Military ID). In the past a photo ID was not needed - and in the past passports did not qualify as ID.

Acceptable forms of ID:
◦ An Ohio driver license
◦ An Ohio state ID card (Additional links and information in the Free State IDs section below)
◦ An interim identification form issued by the Bureau of Motor Vehicles
◦ A U.S. passport or passport card
◦ A U.S. military ID card, Ohio National Guard ID card, or U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs ID card (that includes the voter’s name and photograph)
◦ [College students] If you don’t have a valid Ohio photo ID, you can vote-by-mail using the last four digits of your Social Security Number as identification.

No longer acceptable:
◦ Current utility bill, bank statement, government check; paycheck, other government document, and concealed carry permit.

Some additional information, courtesy Ms. Toad:
If you know/run into someone while canvassing who says they don't have a photo ID, they can still vote - but it is more of a hassle. It will have to be by paper (not in person) absentee ballot. If they request an absentee ballot and postmark it/drop it in the absentee ballot box at the board of elections they can vote using only the last 4 digits of their social security number.

Tuesday, November 7, 2023, 9:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Election Day Phonebank Blitz – Virtual and Onsite
https://ohioansunitedforreproductiverights.win/event/election-day-phonebank-blitz-virtual/

Tuesday, November 7, 2023, 9:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Election Day Canvass – Columbus
https://ohioansunitedforreproductiverights.win/event/election-day-canvass-columbus/

Tuesday, November 7, 2023, 9:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Election Day Canvass – Cleveland
https://ohioansunitedforreproductiverights.win/event/election-day-canvass-cleveland/

Tuesday, November 7, 2023, 9:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Election Day Canvass – Cincinnati
https://ohioansunitedforreproductiverights.win/event/election-day-canvass-cincinnati/

Tuesday, November 7, 2023, 9:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Election Day Canvass – Akron
https://ohioansunitedforreproductiverights.win/event/election-day-canvass-akron/

Tuesday, November 7, 2023, 9:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Election Day Canvass – Toledo
https://ohioansunitedforreproductiverights.win/event/election-day-canvass-toledo/

More upcoming events for activists:
https://ohioansunitedforreproductiverights.win/events/

I’ll be re-posting this frequently until Election Day on November 7.

Also on November 7:
Kentucky general election
Mississippi general election
New Jersey general election
Virginia general election

Saturday, November 18, 2023:
Louisiana general election








November 6, 2023

1 Day Until Ohio Referendum on Reproductive Rights! Activists' List and Calendar

(Please let me know if there are any broken links or incorrect or incomplete information) (Thanks to RandySF for the info)

Note: many of these events are “virtual,” so anyone in the USA (or even beyond) can participate!

What’s at stake:

Voters in the Buckeye State will decide whether to enshrine abortion protections into the state constitution (via “Issue 1”) or be the first to reject an abortion-rights measure since the Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade.

Anti-abortion groups are banking on Ohio to end the movement’s run of state-level losses and create a blueprint for battles in 2024 and beyond.

https://www.politico.com/news/2023/10/11/conservatives-ohio-abortion-referendums-00120837

Ohioans United for Reproductive Rights link:
https://ohioansunitedforreproductiverights.win

Planned Parenthood Advocates of Ohio:
https://www.plannedparenthoodaction.org/planned-parenthood-advocates-ohio/take-action

Calendar:

Monday, November 6, 2023:
Mail-in absentee voting continues. Postmark deadline is Monday, November 6 (TODAY).

Ms. Toad passed on this info to me:
At this late date, voters should go to the county board of elections to ensure the absentee ballot actually reaches them. (It has to be mailed, after you request it - you can't just print it on your printer.)

Military voters:
https://www.ohiosos.gov/secretary-office/military/

Monday, November 6, 2023, 12:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Phonebank Blitz to Get Out the Vote – Virtual and Onsite
https://ohioansunitedforreproductiverights.win/event/phonebank-blitz-to-get-out-the-vote-virtual/

Monday, November 6, 2023, 12:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Knock Doors to Get Out the Vote – Columbus
https://ohioansunitedforreproductiverights.win/event/knock-doors-to-get-out-the-vote-columbus-2/

Monday, November 6, 2023, 12:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Knock Doors to Get Out the Vote – Cleveland
https://ohioansunitedforreproductiverights.win/event/knock-doors-to-get-out-the-vote-cleveland-3/

Monday, November 6, 2023, 12:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Knock Doors to Get Out the Vote – Cincinnati
https://ohioansunitedforreproductiverights.win/event/knock-doors-to-get-out-the-vote-cincinnati-3/

Monday, November 6, 2023, 12:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Knock Doors to Get Out the Vote – Akron
https://ohioansunitedforreproductiverights.win/event/knock-doors-to-get-out-the-vote-akron-3/

Monday, November 6, 2023, 12:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Knock Doors to Get Out the Vote – Toledo
https://ohioansunitedforreproductiverights.win/event/knock-doors-to-get-out-the-vote-toledo-3/

Monday, November 6, 2023, 5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
PPAO x OURR Canvass in Columbus!
https://ohioansunitedforreproductiverights.win/event/ppao-x-ourr-canvass-in-columbus-16/

Monday, November 6, 2023, 5:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
PPAO x OURR Cleveland Canvass – South Euclid
https://ohioansunitedforreproductiverights.win/event/ppao-x-ourr-cleveland-canvass-south-euclid-5/

Monday, November 6, 2023, 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
PROTECT REPRO RIGHTS – VOTE YES ON ISSUE 1 PHONE BANK!
https://ohioansunitedforreproductiverights.win/event/protect-repro-rights-vote-yes-on-issue-1-phone-bank/2023-11-06/

Tuesday, November 7, 2023:
Election Day
Vote in person at your usual polling place between 6:30 a.m. and 7:30 p.m.
To find your polling location:
https://ohiosos.gov/elections/voters/toolkit/polling-location/

If you decide to vote in person, make sure you have one of the acceptable forms of ID required to vote.
Per Ms. Toad:
Voter ID rules have changed in Ohio. A photo ID is required for voting in person at the polls either ahead of the election or on election day (unexpired driver's license, unexpired passport - or other US/State issued ID, US Military ID). In the past a photo ID was not needed - and in the past passports did not qualify as ID.

Acceptable forms of ID:
◦ An Ohio driver license
◦ An Ohio state ID card (Additional links and information in the Free State IDs section below)
◦ An interim identification form issued by the Bureau of Motor Vehicles
◦ A U.S. passport or passport card
◦ A U.S. military ID card, Ohio National Guard ID card, or U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs ID card (that includes the voter’s name and photograph)
◦ [College students] If you don’t have a valid Ohio photo ID, you can vote-by-mail using the last four digits of your Social Security Number as identification.

No longer acceptable:
◦ Current utility bill, bank statement, government check; paycheck, other government document, and concealed carry permit.

Some additional information, courtesy Ms. Toad:
If you know/run into someone while canvassing who says they don't have a photo ID, they can still vote - but it is more of a hassle. It will have to be by paper (not in person) absentee ballot. If they request an absentee ballot and postmark it/drop it in the absentee ballot box at the board of elections they can vote using only the last 4 digits of their social security number.

Tuesday, November 7, 2023, 9:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Election Day Phonebank Blitz – Virtual and Onsite
https://ohioansunitedforreproductiverights.win/event/election-day-phonebank-blitz-virtual/

Tuesday, November 7, 2023, 9:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Election Day Canvass – Columbus
https://ohioansunitedforreproductiverights.win/event/election-day-canvass-columbus/

Tuesday, November 7, 2023, 9:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Election Day Canvass – Cleveland
https://ohioansunitedforreproductiverights.win/event/election-day-canvass-cleveland/

Tuesday, November 7, 2023, 9:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Election Day Canvass – Cincinnati
https://ohioansunitedforreproductiverights.win/event/election-day-canvass-cincinnati/

Tuesday, November 7, 2023, 9:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Election Day Canvass – Akron
https://ohioansunitedforreproductiverights.win/event/election-day-canvass-akron/

Tuesday, November 7, 2023, 9:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Election Day Canvass – Toledo
https://ohioansunitedforreproductiverights.win/event/election-day-canvass-toledo/

More upcoming events for activists:
https://ohioansunitedforreproductiverights.win/events/

I’ll be re-posting this frequently until Election Day on November 7.

Also on November 7:
Kentucky general election
Mississippi general election
New Jersey general election
Virginia general election

Saturday, November 18, 2023:
Louisiana general election







October 31, 2023

7 Days Until Ohio Referendum on Reproductive Rights! Activists' List and Calendar

(Please let me know if there are any broken links or incorrect or incomplete information) (Thanks to RandySF for the info)

Note: many of these events are “virtual,” so anyone in the USA (or even beyond) can participate!

What’s at stake:

Voters in the Buckeye State will decide whether to enshrine abortion protections into the state constitution (via “Issue 1”) or be the first to reject an abortion-rights measure since the Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade.

Anti-abortion groups are banking on Ohio to end the movement’s run of state-level losses and create a blueprint for battles in 2024 and beyond.

https://www.politico.com/news/2023/10/11/conservatives-ohio-abortion-referendums-00120837

Ohioans United for Reproductive Rights link:
https://ohioansunitedforreproductiverights.win

Planned Parenthood Advocates of Ohio:
https://www.plannedparenthoodaction.org/planned-parenthood-advocates-ohio/take-action

Calendar:

Tueday, October 31 – Friday, November 3, 2023:
Early voting open 7:30 a.m. - 7:30 p.m.
To find your early voting location:
https://www.ohiosos.gov/elections/voters/toolkit/early-voting/

Tuesday, October 31, 2023:
Mail-in absentee voting continues. Postmark deadline is Monday, November 6.

Ms. Toad passed on this info to me:
At this late date, voters should go to the county board of elections to ensure the absentee ballot actually reaches them. (It has to be mailed, after you request it - you can't just print it on your printer.)

Military voters:
https://www.ohiosos.gov/secretary-office/military/

Tuesday, October 31, 2023:
Deadline to request an absentee ballot.

Tuesday, October 31, 2023, 11:00 a.m.
Contact Voters w/ Pro-Choice Ohio (Virtual)
https://ohioansunitedforreproductiverights.win/event/contact-voters-w-pro-choice-ohio-virtual-12/

Tuesday, October 31, 2023, 5:00 p.m.
Contact Voters w/ Pro-Choice Ohio (Virtual)
https://ohioansunitedforreproductiverights.win/event/contact-voters-w-pro-choice-ohio-virtual-13/

Tuesday, October 31, 2023, 5:00 p.m.
PPAO x OURR Cleveland Canvass – Tremont
https://ohioansunitedforreproductiverights.win/event/ppao-x-ourr-cleveland-canvass-tremont-3/

Tuesday, October 31, 2023, 5:30 p.m.
PPAO x OURR Akron Canvass
https://ohioansunitedforreproductiverights.win/event/ppao-x-ourr-akron-canvass-3/

Tuesday, October 31, 2023, 6:00 p.m.
AFO x OURR Virtual Phonebank
https://ohioansunitedforreproductiverights.win/event/afo-x-ourr-virtual-phonebank-10-31-2023/

Tuesday, October 31, 2023, 6:30 p.m.
PPAO x OURR: Phone Bank to Protect Abortion Access in Ohio
https://ohioansunitedforreproductiverights.win/event/ppao-x-ourr-phone-bank-to-protect-abortion-access-in-ohio-2/

Wednesday, November 1, 2023, 2:00 p.m.
Contact Voters w/ Pro-Choice Ohio (Virtual)
https://ohioansunitedforreproductiverights.win/event/contact-voters-w-pro-choice-ohio-virtual-14/

Wednesday, November 1, 2023, 4:00 p.m.
PPAO + OURR Dayton Region Canvass
https://ohioansunitedforreproductiverights.win/event/ppao-ourr-dayton-region-canvass-12/

Wednesday, November 1, 2023, 5:00 p.m.
PPAO x OURR Canvass in Columbus!
https://ohioansunitedforreproductiverights.win/event/ppao-x-ourr-canvass-in-columbus-13/

Wednesday, November 1, 2023, 5:00 p.m.
PPAO x OURR Cleveland Canvass – South Euclid
https://ohioansunitedforreproductiverights.win/event/ppao-x-ourr-cleveland-canvass-south-euclid-3/

Wednesday, November 1, 2023, 6:00 p.m.
ACLU of Ohio Repro Virtual Phonebank
https://ohioansunitedforreproductiverights.win/event/aclu-of-oh-repro-virtual-phonebank-4/

Wednesday, November 1, 2023, 6:00 p.m.
OWA x OURR Virtual Text and Phonebank
https://ohioansunitedforreproductiverights.win/event/virtual-phonebank-9/

Wednesday, November 1, 2023, 6:00 p.m.
PROTECT REPRO RIGHTS – VOTE YES ON ISSUE 1 PHONE BANK!
https://ohioansunitedforreproductiverights.win/event/protect-repro-rights-vote-yes-on-issue-1-phone-bank/2023-11-01/

Thursday, November 2, 2023, 5:00 p.m.
PPAO x OURR Canvass in Columbus!
https://ohioansunitedforreproductiverights.win/event/ppao-x-ourr-canvass-in-columbus-14/

Thursday, November 2, 2023, 5:00 p.m.
PPAO x OURR Cleveland Canvass – Ohio City
https://ohioansunitedforreproductiverights.win/event/ppao-x-ourr-cleveland-canvass-ohio-city/

Thursday November 2, 2023, 5:30 p.m.
YES on Issue 1 Canvass Clintonville – Columbus
https://ohioansunitedforreproductiverights.win/event/yes-on-issue-1-canvass-clintonville-columbus/2023-11-02/

Thursday, November 2, 2023, 5:30 p.m.
PPAO x OURR Akron Canvass
https://ohioansunitedforreproductiverights.win/event/ppao-x-ourr-akron-canvass-8/

Thursday, November 2, 2023, 6:00 p.m.
OURR x OPRR Virtual Phonebank
https://ohioansunitedforreproductiverights.win/event/ourr-x-oprr-virtual-phonebank/

Thursday, November 2, 2023, 6:00 p.m.
Text Voters w/ Pro-Choice Ohio (Virtual)
https://ohioansunitedforreproductiverights.win/event/text-voters-w-pro-choice-ohio-virtual-5/

Thursday, November 2, 2023, 6:30 p.m.
PPAO x OURR: Phone Bank to Protect Abortion Access in Ohio
https://ohioansunitedforreproductiverights.win/event/ppao-x-ourr-phone-bank-to-protect-abortion-access-in-ohio-3/

Friday, November 3, 2023, 12:00 p.m.
Contact Voters w/ Pro-Choice Ohio in Toledo!
https://ohioansunitedforreproductiverights.win/event/text-voters-w-pro-choice-ohio-in-toledo/

Friday, November 3, 2023, 5:00 p.m.
Table For Reproductive Rights
Esoteric Brewing 918 E Mcmillan St, Cincinnati, OH

Friday, November 3, 2023, 5:00 p.m.
PPAO x OURR Cleveland Canvass – Lakewood
https://ohioansunitedforreproductiverights.win/event/ppao-x-ourr-cleveland-canvass-lakewood/

Saturday, November 4, 2023:
Early voting open 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Saturday, November 4, 2023, 9:00 a.m.
Yes on 1 Crowd Canvass at Shaker Square Farmers Market (Cleveland)
https://ohioansunitedforreproductiverights.win/event/yes-on-1-crowd-canvass-at-shaker-square-farmers-market/2023-11-04/

Saturday, November 4, 2023, 9:00 a.m.
Yes on 1 Crowd Canvass at Westside Market
West Side Market 1979 W 25th St, Cleveland, OH
https://ohioansunitedforreproductiverights.win/event/yes-on-1-crowd-canvass-at-westside-market/2023-11-04/

Saturday, November 4, 2023, 9:00 a.m.
Yes on 1 Crowd Canvass at Coit Road Farmers Market
Coit Road Farmers Market 15000 Woodworth Ave, Cleveland, OH
https://ohioansunitedforreproductiverights.win/event/yes-on-1-crowd-canvass-at-cost-road-farmers-market/2023-11-04/

Saturday, November 4, 2023, 9:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Phonebank Blitz to Get Out the Vote (Virtual)
https://ohioansunitedforreproductiverights.win/event/phonebank-blitz-to-get-out-the-vote-virtual-3/

Saturday, November 4, 2023, 9:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Knock Doors to Get Out the Vote – Columbus
Pro-Choice Ohio 966 S High St, Columbus, OH
https://ohioansunitedforreproductiverights.win/event/knock-doors-to-get-out-the-vote-columbus/

Saturday, November 4, 2023, 9:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Knock Doors to Get Out the Vote – Cleveland
ACLU Cleveland 4506 Chester Ave, Cleveland, OH
https://ohioansunitedforreproductiverights.win/event/knock-doors-to-get-out-the-vote-cleveland-2/

Saturday, November 4, 2023, 9:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Knock Doors to Get Out the Vote – Cincinnati
ACLU Cincinnati Office 2645 W North Bend Rd, Cincinnati, OH
https://ohioansunitedforreproductiverights.win/event/knock-doors-to-get-out-the-vote-cincinnati/

Saturday, November 4, 2023, 9:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Knock Doors to Get Out the Vote – Akron
Planned Parenthood Akron 444 W Exchange St, Akron, OH
https://ohioansunitedforreproductiverights.win/event/knock-doors-to-get-out-the-vote-akron/

Saturday, November 4, 2023, 9:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Knock Doors to Get Out the Vote – Toledo
Culture Clash Records 912 Monroe St, Toledo, OH
https://ohioansunitedforreproductiverights.win/event/knock-doors-to-get-out-the-vote-toledo/

Saturday, November 4, 2023, 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
PPAO x OURR Cincinnati Community Canvass
https://ohioansunitedforreproductiverights.win/event/ppao-x-ourr-cincinnati-community-canvass-13/

Saturday, November 4, 2023, 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
PPAO x OURR: Phone Bank to Protect Abortion Access in Ohio
https://ohioansunitedforreproductiverights.win/event/ppao-x-ourr-phone-bank-to-protect-abortion-access-in-ohio-4/

Saturday, November 4, 2023, 11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
PPAO + OURR Dayton Region Canvass
https://ohioansunitedforreproductiverights.win/event/ppao-x-ourr-phone-bank-to-protect-abortion-access-in-ohio-4/

Saturday, November 4, 2023, 11:00 a.m – 2:00 p.m.
PPAO x OURR Canvass in Columbus!
https://ohioansunitedforreproductiverights.win/event/ppao-x-ourr-canvass-in-columbus-15/

Saturday, November 4, 2023, 12:00 p.m.
March For Reproductive and Civil Rights
On the steps of Cleveland City Hall
https://patch.com/ohio/clevelandheights/calendar/event/20231104/a4106e61-790e-4c0b-b379-e171fb4588ff/clevelands-nov-4-finale-march-for-reproductive-civil-rights

Saturday, November 4, 2023, 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
PPAO x OURR Cleveland Canvass – South Euclid
https://ohioansunitedforreproductiverights.win/event/ppao-x-ourr-cleveland-canvass-south-euclid-4/

Saturday, November 4 – Sunday, November 5, 2023:
Daylight Saving Time ends.

Sunday, November 5, 2023:
Early voting open 1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Sunday, November 5, 2023, 12:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.
YES on Issue 1 Canvass Clintonville – Columbus
https://ohioansunitedforreproductiverights.win/event/yes-on-issue-1-canvass-clintonville-columbus/2023-11-05/

Sunday, November 5, 2023, 12:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Knock Doors to Get Out the Vote – Toledo
https://ohioansunitedforreproductiverights.win/event/knock-doors-to-get-out-the-vote-toledo-2/

Sunday, November 5, 2023, 12:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Phonebank Blitz to Get Out the Vote – Virtual and Onsite
https://ohioansunitedforreproductiverights.win/event/phonebank-blitz-to-get-out-the-vote-virtual-2/

Sunday, November 5, 2023, 12:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Knock Doors to Get Out the Vote – Columbus
https://ohioansunitedforreproductiverights.win/event/knock-doors-to-get-out-the-vote-columbus-3/

Sunday, November 5, 2023, 12:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Knock Doors to Get Out the Vote – Cleveland
https://ohioansunitedforreproductiverights.win/event/knock-doors-to-get-out-the-vote-cleveland/

Sunday, November 5, 2023, 12:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Knock Doors to Get Out the Vote – Cincinnati
https://ohioansunitedforreproductiverights.win/event/knock-doors-to-get-out-the-vote-cincinnati-2/

Sunday, November 5, 2023, 12:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Knock Doors to Get Out the Vote – Akron
https://ohioansunitedforreproductiverights.win/event/knock-doors-to-get-out-the-vote-akron-2/

Sunday, November 5, 2023, 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
PPAO x OURR Cleveland Canvass – Brooklyn
https://ohioansunitedforreproductiverights.win/event/ppao-x-ourr-cleveland-canvass-brooklyn/

Monday, November 6, 2023:
Absentee ballots must be postmarked by this date.

Monday, November 6, 2023, 12:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Phonebank Blitz to Get Out the Vote – Virtual and Onsite
https://ohioansunitedforreproductiverights.win/event/phonebank-blitz-to-get-out-the-vote-virtual/

Monday, November 6, 2023, 12:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Knock Doors to Get Out the Vote – Columbus
https://ohioansunitedforreproductiverights.win/event/knock-doors-to-get-out-the-vote-columbus-2/

Monday, November 6, 2023, 12:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Knock Doors to Get Out the Vote – Cleveland
https://ohioansunitedforreproductiverights.win/event/knock-doors-to-get-out-the-vote-cleveland-3/

Monday, November 6, 2023, 12:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Knock Doors to Get Out the Vote – Cincinnati
https://ohioansunitedforreproductiverights.win/event/knock-doors-to-get-out-the-vote-cincinnati-3/

Monday, November 6, 2023, 12:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Knock Doors to Get Out the Vote – Akron
https://ohioansunitedforreproductiverights.win/event/knock-doors-to-get-out-the-vote-akron-3/

Monday, November 6, 2023, 12:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Knock Doors to Get Out the Vote – Toledo
https://ohioansunitedforreproductiverights.win/event/knock-doors-to-get-out-the-vote-toledo-3/

Monday, November 6, 2023, 5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
PPAO x OURR Canvass in Columbus!
https://ohioansunitedforreproductiverights.win/event/ppao-x-ourr-canvass-in-columbus-16/

Monday, November 6, 2023, 5:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
PPAO x OURR Cleveland Canvass – South Euclid
https://ohioansunitedforreproductiverights.win/event/ppao-x-ourr-cleveland-canvass-south-euclid-5/

Monday, November 6, 2023, 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
PROTECT REPRO RIGHTS – VOTE YES ON ISSUE 1 PHONE BANK!
https://ohioansunitedforreproductiverights.win/event/protect-repro-rights-vote-yes-on-issue-1-phone-bank/2023-11-06/

Tuesday, November 7, 2023:
Election Day
Vote in person at your usual polling place between 6:30 a.m. and 7:30 p.m.
To find your polling location:
https://ohiosos.gov/elections/voters/toolkit/polling-location/

If you decide to vote in person, make sure you have one of the acceptable forms of ID required to vote.
Per Ms. Toad:
Voter ID rules have changed in Ohio. A photo ID is required for voting in person at the polls either ahead of the election or on election day (unexpired driver's license, unexpired passport - or other US/State issued ID, US Military ID). In the past a photo ID was not needed - and in the past passports did not qualify as ID.
• Acceptable forms of ID
◦ An Ohio driver license
◦ An Ohio state ID card (Additional links and information in the Free State IDs section below)
◦ An interim identification form issued by the Bureau of Motor Vehicles
◦ A U.S. passport or passport card
◦ A U.S. military ID card, Ohio National Guard ID card, or U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs ID card (that includes the voter’s name and photograph)
◦ [College students] If you don’t have a valid Ohio photo ID, you can vote-by-mail using the last four digits of your Social Security Number as identification.
• No longer acceptable
◦ Current utility bill, bank statement, government check; paycheck, other government document, and concealed carry permit.
Some additional information, courtesy Ms. Toad:
If you know/run into someone while canvassing who says they don't have a photo ID, they can still vote - but it is more of a hassle. It will have to be by paper (not in person) absentee ballot. If they request an absentee ballot and postmark it/drop it in the absentee ballot box at the board of elections they can vote using only the last 4 digits of their social security number.

Tuesday, November 7, 2023, 9:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Election Day Phonebank Blitz – Virtual and Onsite
https://ohioansunitedforreproductiverights.win/event/election-day-phonebank-blitz-virtual/

Tuesday, November 7, 2023, 9:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Election Day Canvass – Columbus
https://ohioansunitedforreproductiverights.win/event/election-day-canvass-columbus/

Tuesday, November 7, 2023, 9:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Election Day Canvass – Cleveland
https://ohioansunitedforreproductiverights.win/event/election-day-canvass-cleveland/

Tuesday, November 7, 2023, 9:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Election Day Canvass – Cincinnati
https://ohioansunitedforreproductiverights.win/event/election-day-canvass-cincinnati/

Tuesday, November 7, 2023, 9:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Election Day Canvass – Akron
https://ohioansunitedforreproductiverights.win/event/election-day-canvass-akron/

Tuesday, November 7, 2023, 9:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Election Day Canvass – Toledo
https://ohioansunitedforreproductiverights.win/event/election-day-canvass-toledo/

More upcoming events for activists:
https://ohioansunitedforreproductiverights.win/events/

I’ll be re-posting this frequently until Election Day on November 7.

Also on November 7:
Kentucky general election
Mississippi general election
New Jersey general election
Virginia general election

Saturday, November 18, 2023:
Louisiana general election

October 24, 2023

14 Days Until Ohio Referendum on Reproductive Rights!

(Please let me know if there are any broken links or incorrect or incomplete information) (Thanks to RandySF for the info)

What’s at stake:

Voters in the Buckeye State will decide whether to enshrine abortion protections into the state constitution (via “Issue 1”) or be the first to reject an abortion-rights measure since the Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade.

Anti-abortion groups are banking on Ohio to end the movement’s run of state-level losses and create a blueprint for battles in 2024 and beyond.

https://www.politico.com/news/2023/10/11/conservatives-ohio-abortion-referendums-00120837

Ohioans United for Reproductive Rights link:
https://ohioansunitedforreproductiverights.win

Planned Parenthood Advocates of Ohio:
https://www.plannedparenthoodaction.org/planned-parenthood-advocates-ohio/take-action

Calendar:

Tuesday, October 24, 2023:
Early voting continues. Open weekdays 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
To find your early voting location:
https://www.ohiosos.gov/elections/voters/toolkit/early-voting/

Tuesday, October 24, 2023:
Mail-in absentee voting continues. Postmark deadline is Monday, November 6.
To print out an absentee ballot, go here:
https://www.ohiosos.gov/elections/voters/absentee-ballot/
Military voters:
https://www.ohiosos.gov/secretary-office/military/

Tuesday, October 24, 2023, 4:30 p.m.
PPAO x OURR Cincinnati Community Canvass
https://ohioansunitedforreproductiverights.win/event/ppao-x-ourr-cincinnati-community-canvass-10/

Tuesday, October 24, 2023, 5:00 p.m.
PPAO x OURR Canvass in Columbus!
https://ohioansunitedforreproductiverights.win/event/ppao-x-ourr-canvass-in-columbus-10/

Tuesday, October 24, 2023, 5:00 p.m.
Text Voters w/ Pro-Choice Ohio (Virtual)
https://ohioansunitedforreproductiverights.win/event/text-voters-w-pro-choice-ohio-virtual-4/

Tuesday, October 24, 2023, 5:00 p.m.
PPAO x OURR Cleveland Canvass – Cleveland Heights
https://ohioansunitedforreproductiverights.win/event/ppao-x-ourr-cleveland-canvass-cleveland-heights-2/

Tuesday, October 24, 2023, 5:30 p.m.
OURR x PPAO Akron Canvass – Ward 8
https://ohioansunitedforreproductiverights.win/event/ourr-x-ppao-akron-canvass/

Tuesday, October 24, 2023, 6:00 p.m.
AFO x OURR Virtual Phonebank
https://ohioansunitedforreproductiverights.win/event/afo-x-ourr-virtual-phonebank-10-24-2023/

Tuesday, October 24, 2023, 6:30 p.m.
Protect Abortion Access Virtual Phonebank
https://ohioansunitedforreproductiverights.win/event/protect-abortion-access-virtual-phonebank-9/

Tuesday, October 24, 2023, 7:00 p.m.
RAC-OH & WRJ Reproductive Freedom Action Night (Virtual)
https://ohioansunitedforreproductiverights.win/event/rac-oh-wrj-reproductive-freedom-action-night-virtual/

Wednesday, October 25, 2023, 4:00 p.m.
Contact Voters w/ Pro-Choice Ohio (Virtual)
https://ohioansunitedforreproductiverights.win/event/contact-voters-w-pro-choice-ohio-virtual-7/

Wednesday, October 25, 2023, 4:00 p.m.
PPAO + OURR Dayton Region Canvass
https://ohioansunitedforreproductiverights.win/event/contact-voters-w-pro-choice-ohio-virtual-7/

Wednesday, October 25, 2023, 6:00 p.m.
ACLU of OH Repro Virtual Phonebank
https://ohioansunitedforreproductiverights.win/event/aclu-of-oh-repro-virtual-phonebank-3/

Wednesday, October 25, 2023, 6:00 p.m.
OWA x OURR Virtual Text and Phonebank
https://ohioansunitedforreproductiverights.win/event/virtual-phonebank-8/

Wednesday, October 25, 2023, 6:00 p.m.
PROTECT REPRO RIGHTS – VOTE YES ON ISSUE 1 PHONEBANK!
https://ohioansunitedforreproductiverights.win/event/protect-repro-rights-vote-yes-on-issue-1-phone-bank/2023-10-25/

Wednesday, October 25, 2023, 6:00 p.m.
Table for Reproductive Rights
Alice Bar 1432 Main St, Cincinnati, OH

Thursday, October 26, 2023, 4:30 p.m.
PPAO x OURR Cincinnati Community Canvass
https://ohioansunitedforreproductiverights.win/event/ppao-x-ourr-cincinnati-community-canvass-11/

Thursday, October 26, 2023, 5:00 p.m.
PPAO x OURR Canvass in Columbus!
https://ohioansunitedforreproductiverights.win/event/ppao-x-ourr-canvass-in-columbus-11/

Thursday, October 26, 2023, 5:00 p.m.
PPAO x OURR Cleveland Canvass – DT Cle
https://ohioansunitedforreproductiverights.win/event/ppao-x-ourr-cleveland-canvass-dt-cle/

Thursday, October 26, 2023, 5:30 p.m.
YES on Issue 1 Canvass Clintonville – Columbus
https://ohioansunitedforreproductiverights.win/event/yes-on-issue-1-canvass-clintonville-columbus/2023-10-26/

Thursday, October 26, 2023, 5:30 p.m.
Phonebank for Reproductive Rights in Southwest Ohio
ACLU Cincinnati Office 2645 W North Bend Rd, Cincinnati, OH

Thursday, October 26, 2023, 5:30 p.m.
PPAO x OURR Akron Canvass – Ward 8
https://ohioansunitedforreproductiverights.win/event/ppao-x-ourr-akron-canvass-5/

Thursday, October 26, 2023, 6:00 p.m.
OURR x OPRR Virtual Phonebank
https://ohioansunitedforreproductiverights.win/event/ourr-x-oprr-virtual-phonebank-2/

Thursday, October 26, 2023, 6:00 p.m.
Contact Voters w/ Pro-Choice Ohio (Virtual)
https://ohioansunitedforreproductiverights.win/event/ourr-x-oprr-virtual-phonebank-2/

Thursday, October 26, 2023, 6:00 p.m.
Phonebank Party with OPRR – Toledo or Virtual
https://ohioansunitedforreproductiverights.win/event/phonebank-party-with-oprr-toledo-or-virtual/

Thursday, October 26, 2023, 6:30 p.m.
PPAO x OURR: Virtual Phonebank to Protect Abortion Access in Ohio
https://ohioansunitedforreproductiverights.win/event/ppao-x-ourr-virtual-phonebank-to-protect-abortion-access-in-ohio/

Friday, October 27, 2023, 11:00 a.m.
Contact Voters w/ Pro-Choice Ohio (Virtual)
https://ohioansunitedforreproductiverights.win/event/contact-voters-w-pro-choice-ohio-virtual-10/

Friday, October 27, 2023, 5:00 p.m.
Table for Reproductive Rights
https://ohioansunitedforreproductiverights.win/event/contact-voters-w-pro-choice-ohio-virtual-10/

Saturday, October 28, 2023, 9:00 a.m.
YES on 1 Crowd Canvass at Shaker Square Farmers Market, Cleveland OH
https://ohioansunitedforreproductiverights.win/event/yes-on-1-crowd-canvass-at-shaker-square-farmers-market/2023-10-28/

Saturday, October 28, 2023, 9:00 a.m.
YES on 1 Crowd Canvass at Westside Market, Cleveland OH
https://ohioansunitedforreproductiverights.win/event/yes-on-1-crowd-canvass-at-westside-market/2023-10-28/

Saturday, October 28, 2023, 9:00 a.m.
YES on 1 Crowd Canvass at Cost Road Farmers Market, Cleveland OH
https://ohioansunitedforreproductiverights.win/event/yes-on-1-crowd-canvass-at-cost-road-farmers-market/2023-10-28/

Saturday, October 28, 2023, 10:00 a.m.
PPAO x OURR Cincinnati Community Canvass
https://ohioansunitedforreproductiverights.win/event/ppao-x-ourr-cincinnati-community-canvass-12/

Saturday, October 28, 2023, 10:00 a.m.
PPAO x OURR University of Cincinnati Off-Campus Canvass #2
Swift Hall, 2600 Clifton Ave, Cincinnati, OH 45220
https://www.weareplannedparenthoodaction.org/a/ourr-campus-canvass-uc-2

Saturday, October 28, 2023, 10:00 a.m.
PPAO x OURR: Phonebank to Protect Abortion Access in Ohio
https://ohioansunitedforreproductiverights.win/event/ppao-x-ourr-phone-bank-to-protect-abortion-access-in-ohio/

Saturday, October 28, 2023, 11:00 a.m.
PPAO x OURR Canvass in Columbus!
https://ohioansunitedforreproductiverights.win/event/ppao-x-ourr-canvass-in-columbus-12/


Saturday, October 28, 2023, 11:00 a.m.
Donuts & Dialing w/ Pro-Choice Ohio in Columbus
https://ohioansunitedforreproductiverights.win/event/donuts-dialing-w-pro-choice-ohio-in-columbus-2/

Saturday, October 28, 2023, 12:00 p.m.
PPAO x OURR Akron Canvass
https://ohioansunitedforreproductiverights.win/event/ppao-x-ourr-akron-canvass-7/

Saturday, October 28, 2023, 1:00 p.m.
PPAO x OURR Cleveland Canvass – Shaker Heights
https://ohioansunitedforreproductiverights.win/event/ppao-x-ourr-shaker-heights-canvass/

Sunday, October 29, 2023, 12:00 p.m.
YES on Issue 1 Canvass Clintonville – Columbus
https://ohioansunitedforreproductiverights.win/event/yes-on-issue-1-canvass-clintonville-columbus/2023-10-29/

Sunday, October 29, 2023, 12:00 p.m.
PPAO x OURR Akron Canvass
https://ohioansunitedforreproductiverights.win/event/ppao-x-ourr-akron-canvass-ward-8-2/

Sunday, October 29, 2023, 4:00 p.m.
OURR Virtual Phonebank
https://ohioansunitedforreproductiverights.win/event/ourr-virtual-phonebank-10-29-2023/

Monday, October 30 – Friday, November 3, 2023:
Early voting open 7:30 a.m. - 7:30 p.m.

Monday, October 30, 2023, 5:00 p.m.
Contact Voters w/ Pro-Choice Ohio (Virtual)
https://ohioansunitedforreproductiverights.win/event/contact-voters-w-pro-choice-ohio-virtual-11/

Monday, October 30, 2023, 6:00 p.m.
OURR x ACLU Virtual Phonebank
https://ohioansunitedforreproductiverights.win/event/ourr-x-aclu-virtual-phonebank-5/

Monday, October 30, 2023, 6:00 p.m.
PROTECT REPRO RIGHTS – VOTE YES ON ISSUE 1 PHONEBANK!
https://ohioansunitedforreproductiverights.win/event/protect-repro-rights-vote-yes-on-issue-1-phone-bank/2023-10-30/

Tuesday, October 31, 2023:
Deadline to request an absentee ballot.

Tuesday, October 31, 2023, 11:00 a.m.
Contact Voters w/ Pro-Choice Ohio (Virtual)
https://ohioansunitedforreproductiverights.win/event/contact-voters-w-pro-choice-ohio-virtual-12/

Tuesday, October 31, 2023, 5:00 p.m.
Contact Voters w/ Pro-Choice Ohio (Virtual)
https://ohioansunitedforreproductiverights.win/event/contact-voters-w-pro-choice-ohio-virtual-13/

Tuesday, October 31, 2023, 5:00 p.m.
PPAO x OURR Cleveland Canvass – Tremont
https://ohioansunitedforreproductiverights.win/event/ppao-x-ourr-cleveland-canvass-tremont-3/

Tuesday, October 31, 2023, 5:30 p.m.
PPAO x OURR Akron Canvass
https://ohioansunitedforreproductiverights.win/event/ppao-x-ourr-akron-canvass-3/

Tuesday, October 31, 2023, 6:00 p.m.
AFO x OURR Virtual Phonebank
https://ohioansunitedforreproductiverights.win/event/afo-x-ourr-virtual-phonebank-10-31-2023/

Tuesday, October 31, 2023, 6:30 p.m.
PPAO x OURR: Phone Bank to Protect Abortion Access in Ohio
https://ohioansunitedforreproductiverights.win/event/ppao-x-ourr-phone-bank-to-protect-abortion-access-in-ohio-2/

More upcoming events for activists:
https://ohioansunitedforreproductiverights.win/events/

Saturday, November 4, 2023:
Early voting open 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Saturday, November 4, 2023, 12:00 p.m.
March For Reproductive and Civil Rights
On the steps of Cleveland City Hall
https://patch.com/ohio/clevelandheights/calendar/event/20231104/a4106e61-790e-4c0b-b379-e171fb4588ff/clevelands-nov-4-finale-march-for-reproductive-civil-rights

Sunday, November 5, 2023:
Early voting open 1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Monday, November 6, 2023:
Absentee ballots must be postmarked by this date.

Tuesday, November 7, 2023:
Election Day
Vote in person at your usual polling place between 6:30 a.m. and 7:30 p.m.
To find your polling location:
https://ohiosos.gov/elections/voters/toolkit/polling-location/

If you decide to vote in person, make sure you have one of the acceptable forms of ID required to vote:
• Acceptable forms of ID
◦ An Ohio driver license
◦ An Ohio state ID card (Additional links and information in the Free State IDs section below)
◦ An interim identification form issued by the Bureau of Motor Vehicles
◦ A U.S. passport or passport card
◦ A U.S. military ID card, Ohio National Guard ID card, or U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs ID card (that includes the voter’s name and photograph)
◦ [College students] If you don’t have a valid Ohio photo ID, you can vote-by-mail using the last four digits of your Social Security Number as identification.
• No longer acceptable
◦ Current utility bill, bank statement, government check; paycheck, other government document, and concealed carry permit.

I’ll be re-posting this frequently until Election Day on November 7.

Also on November 7:
Kentucky general election
Mississippi general election
New Jersey general election
Virginia general election

Saturday, November 18, 2023:
Louisiana general election

August 10, 2023

Biden-Harris and 2024 competitive Democratic Senator and House donation links (8/10/23 update)

Updated 8/10/2023

** The 2024 Presidential Race **

Donate to the Biden-Harris 2024 campaign:
https://secure.actblue.com/donate/du4biden
https://joebiden.com/donate-by-mail/

Presidential race outlook:

Biden is in for a tough race, but he has the edge in the early going. In order for Republicans to win back the White House, whether the nominee is Trump or Desantis or someone else, they will have to flip a lot of states that went for Biden in 2020.

Republicans will be particularly targeting these states that flipped from red to blue between 2016 and 2020: Arizona, Georgia, Michigan, Pennsylvania, and Wisconsin. Nevada was also close in 2020, and will likely be a target as well. Trump won in Florida and North Carolina in 2020, but they were very close and therefore an opportunity for Biden to flip those states next election.



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Donate to competitive Senate races!

General Democratic Senatorial donation site (funds are divided among the various Democratic Senatorial candidates):
https://secure.actblue.com/donate/senateblue24


(These are the most competitive “toss-up,” “lean D or R,” or “likely D or R,” according to 270towin, followed by the name of the current incumbent):

https://www.270towin.com/2024-senate-election/

Arizona (Sinema-I)
Cook political: toss-up
Donate to Ruben Gallego (D):
https://secure.actblue.com/donate/duforgallego

Florida (Scott-R)
Cook political: likely R
Democratic challenger still to be determined
Donate to the Democratic Party of Florida:
https://secure.actblue.com/donate/florida-democratic-party---state-account-1

Maine (King-I)
Cook political: solid D
Angus King caucuses with the Democrats.
Donate here:
https://anguskingformaine.nationbuilder.com/

Michigan (no incumbent; seat currently held by Democrat Debbie Stabenow)
Cook political: lean D
Democratic candidate still to be determined
Donate to the Democratic Party of Michigan:
https://secure.actblue.com/donate/miblue24

Montana (Tester-D)
Cook political: lean D
Donate here: https://secure.actblue.com/donate/rjt-soc-mar23?refcode=220328-important

Nevada (Rosen-D)
Cook political: lean D
Donate here: https://secure.actblue.com/donate/jacky-rosen-1

Ohio (Brown-D)
Cook political: toss-up
Donate here:
https://secure.actblue.com/donate/sherrod-brown-2

Pennsylvania (Casey-D)
Cook political: lean D
Donate here:
https://secure.actblue.com/donate/bob-casey-2

Texas (Cruz-R)
Cook political: likely R
Donate to Colin Allred (D):
https://secure.actblue.com/donate/colin-allred-for-senate-1

Virginia (Kaine-D)
Cook political: Solid D
Donate here:
https://secure.actblue.com/donate/tim-kaine-3

West Virginia (Manchin-D)
Cook political: toss-up
Joe Manchin is not very popular on DU, but there could be huge consequences if he loses the seat, and he’s running in a VERY red state.
Donate here:
https://secure.actblue.com/donate/joe-manchin-2

Wisconsin (Baldwin-D)
Cook political: lean D
Donate here:
https://secure.actblue.com/donate/tammy-baldwin-4


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🎗️ THESE are the races that will determine control of the House of Representatives! Please help! 🎗️



Note: I'll be continuously updating this list until Election Day, so please check this out frequently!

From October 15, 2024 onward, I won’t be removing any entries from the list, only adding entries.

Contribute To Battleground Congressional Races!

Also, if you live in or near these districts, consider volunteering for the campaigns!

Competitive House Races, according to 538 and Cook Report “toss-up” or “leans D or R”. –

House race ratings, according to Cook Report:

Dem “toss-up”
CO-08 Caraveo (538: toss-up)
Donation page: https://secure.actblue.com/donate/caraveo-for-congress-1?refcode=directory

MI-07 Open (Slotkin) (538: toss-up)
Michigan 7th District Democrats:
https://local.michigandems.com/bd/michigan-congressional-district-7/

NC-01 Davis (538 only: toss-up)
Donation page:
https://secure.actblue.com/donate/don-davis-for-nc-1?refcode=directory

NC-06 Manning (538: toss-up)
Donation page:
https://secure.actblue.com/donate/kathy-manning-for-congress-1?refcode=directory

NC-13 Nickel (538: toss-up)
Donation page:
https://secure.actblue.com/donate/wiley-nickel-for-congress

NC-14 Jackson (538: toss-up)
Donation site:
https://secure.actblue.com/donate/jeff-jackson-for-congress-1?refcode=directory

NM-02 Vasquez (538: toss-up)
Donation site:
https://secure.actblue.com/donate/gabe-vasquez?refcode=directory

OH-01 Landsman (538: toss-up)
Donation site:
https://secure.actblue.com/donate/landsman-for-congress-1

OH-13 Sykes (538: toss-up)
Donation site:
https://secure.actblue.com/donate/emilia-sykes-for-congress-1

PA-07 Wild (538: toss-up)
Donation site:
https://secure.actblue.com/donate/susan-wild-for-congress-1?refcode=directory

PA-08 Cartwright (538: toss-up)
Donation site:
https://secure.actblue.com/donate/matt-cartwright-1

WA-03 Perez (538: toss-up)
Donation site:
https://secure.actblue.com/donate/marie-perez-for-congress-1

GOP “toss-up”
AZ-01 Schweikert – R (538: toss-up)
AZ-06 Ciscomani – R (538: toss-up)
CA-13 Duarte – R (538: toss-up)
CA-22 Valadao – R (538 only: toss-up)
CA-27 Garcia – R (538: toss-up)
CA-41 Calvert – R
CO-03 Boebert – R
IA-03 Nunn – R (538 only: toss-up)
LA-05 Letlow – R
NJ-07 Kean Jr. - R (538: toss-up)
NY-03 Santos – R (538 only: toss-up)
NY-04 D'Esposito – R (538: toss-up)
NY-17 Lawler – R (538: toss-up)
NY-19 Molinaro – R (538: toss-up)
NY-22 Williams – R (538: toss-up)
OR-05 Chavez-DeRemer – R (538: toss-up)

Donate to the expelled Tennessee legislators, Justin Jones and Justin Pearson:
https://secure.actblue.com/donate/tn-leg-csm-tw?refcode=csm-tw2


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Other useful links, thanks to usonian, CrispyQ and others –

Link to the DCCC ActBlue donation site, courtesy Thunderbeast:
https://secure.actblue.com/contribute/page/dcccactblue?refcode=dccc.org_contrib_bar

Donate to the DNC to help Democrats win nationwide:
https://secure.actblue.com/donate/legacy-donate-bfp
Want To Help Democrats Win But Can't Afford To Donate? Volunteer virtually or in person!

DU’s Activist Headquarters:
https://democraticunderground.com/?com=forum&id=1011

Upcoming events within the Democratic Party:
https://events.democrats.org/

Activate America:
https://www.activateamerica.vote/

Swing Left:
https://swingleft.org/

Indivisible.org:
https://indivisible.org/

Progressive Turnout Project is the largest voter contact organization in the country, specifically dedicated to mobilizing the Democratic Party and defending democracy.
Our mission: rally Democrats to vote.
https://www.turnoutpac.org/

Here’s an awesome idea on how to help drum up support for voting on Election Day, by Sky Jewels:
https://www.democraticunderground.com/100217078977

Post Roe/Dobbs activism ideas:
https://democraticunderground.com/100216884613

Fight for voting rights! (Civil Rights scorecard):
https://naacp.org/campaigns/civil-rights-scorecard

CrispyQ’s GOTV list (from 2022, but most of it is still valid):
https://democraticunderground.com/100216548509

Postcards to voters effort:
https://www.activateamerica.vote/postcards

Pennsylvania Democrats’ site:
https://www.padems.com/

Texas Democrats’ site:
https://www.texasdemocrats.org/

Virginia Democrats’ site:
https://vademocrats.org/

Georgia Democrats’ site:
https://www.georgiademocrat.org/take-action/

Florida Democrats’ site:
https://www.floridadems.org/get-involved/

Don’t just complain, do something. Help GOTV! (courtesy CaptainTruth):
https://www.democraticunderground.com/100216345614



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Use vote.gov to:
* Register to vote
* Find voter registration deadlines
* Check your voter registration status
* Change your political party affiliation
* Learn how to get a voter registration card
https://vote.gov/


Facebook Voting Information Center
https://www.facebook.com/votinginformationcenter/

Want to see what your ballot will look like? Sample ballot lookup (this also gives info on the candidates on your ballot):
https://ballotpedia.org/Sample_Ballot_Lookup

Get your Election Day countdown clock here (it counts down to the 2024 election):
https://www.270towin.com/2024-countdown-clock/

(Also courtesy CrispyQ):


See it yet?




“Pressure” by Mark Hamill and The Lincoln Democracy Institute (from 2022, but the issues haven’t changed one bit):



This man votes. How about YOU? (also from 2022, but again, the issues remain the same):



“Democracy is not a spectator sport. VOTE!”
(Thanks to aggiesal for their signature line)






Another cartoon, courtesy Hermit-The-Prog:





October 22, 2022

Preparing For Election Day - A Mobilizing Guide For DU Activists

I created this guide so we here at DU can get the maximum possible turnout we can! If we can push for a near-record turnout, we win!

I compiled this list from several sources.

Updated every day until Election Day.



Get Out the Vote
In recent decades, about 60% of the eligible voting population votes during presidential elections and about 40% during midterm elections.

What can we do to get out the vote?

1. Volunteer at a Phone Bank – Phone banks can be a lot of fun. They’re usually set up in offices that have been filled with telephones and access to a computer so you can easily make a call and also record the results of the call. Sometimes you get through to the voter and have a good conversation. Sometimes people remain undecided. Either way, you’ve made “voter contact” that can help boost turnout. Plus, phone banks usually have great snacks! Volunteers are needed to participate in a mix of different types of phone-banking, such as: calling voters who have indicated they are, or may be, in need of voter ID assistance; calling voters likely to have voting questions calling organizations that may be interested in using VoteRiders tools and services. Sign Up Here.

2. Phone Bank from Your Own Home – If you can’t get to an actual phone bank, campaigns may set up a digital system you can log into from your home computer. On the weekends, calls might be made between 10 a.m. and 6 or 7 p.m. During the week, calls are often made in the afternoon up until 9 p.m. You can sign up for as much or as little time as you have available.

3. Canvas Door-to-Door – Of the many ways you can help persuade undecided voters, knocking on their doors is evidently the most effective. It is the number one most powerful way to convince undecided voters to support our candidate.

4. Write Postcards. Volunteer to personally reach out to voters by writing and mailing postcards with All In Together or get trained to participate in a phone tree. Just an hour or more a week can make a difference! Sign Up Here.
“Hand written postcards improve voter turnout” thread on DU:
https://www.democraticunderground.com/100216987805

5. Write Letters. VoteRiders letter-writing program is currently targeted towards voters in Florida, Georgia and Wisconsin who are likely to have voter ID and voting-related questions. Volunteers are provided scripts, voter lists and a VoteRiders’ letterhead template. Current plans also include a fun and productive Zoom letter-writing party co-hosted by the “Hamilton” cast & crew, along with numerous independent letter-writing parties. Sign Up Here.

6. Do Peer to Peer Texting. HeadCount is running a robust nonpartisan peer-to-peer texting program that will help voters register and make a plan to vote. The texting takes place during 2-hour evening sessions. Volunteers can sign up for existing sessions or, if there is interest within a company, HeadCount can set up a specially scheduled session for the team. Sign Up Here.

7. Host a House Party – If you’re in a community where you know there are a lot of undecided voters, host a house party. Invite your neighbors in to discuss what they care about, and make sure you know where your candidate stands on the most important issues at stake. Some local candidates may drop by your house party to meet voters and answer questions!

8. Attend a Candidate Debate – Though it’s difficult to score tickets for a presidential debate, it’s much easier to get into a debate among candidates running for state and Congressional office, like governor or U.S. Senator. Attending a debate gives you a lot of credibility when you do other kinds of voter contact. You can say, “I was at the debate, and I was struck by Candidate X’s approach to solving this problem you care so much about.” Plus, it’s so cool to be in the room.

9. Help Register People to Vote – No matter how much money candidates spend on ads, only one thing really matters on Election Day, and that’s how many people vote. Clearly, the more people who are registered to vote, the better. RocktheVote lists voter registration deadlines in every state. Guac the Vote is a new initiative by the U.S. Hispanic Chamber of Commerce to register voters at taco trucks! Also, contact your local League of Women Voters and check out Clean Air Moms Action to find out how you can help.

10. Drive Voters To a Dropbox Or a Polling Location – Many elderly and ailing people would happily vote if they could only get to the polls. Some counties only have one dropbox, and/or a polling location may be a bit further this year. If you are healthy and able, offer to drive a family member, friend, or neighbor to vote. Remember, many states offer early voting, so you may not have to wait until November 8 to do this good deed!

11. Hand Out Literature at the Polls – You’d be surprised how many people show up to vote on Election Day and still don’t know who they’ll vote for. When they stop to chat, you can help secure their vote by asking if they knew a surprising fact about the candidate, answer whatever questions they still have, and hand out your candidate’s literature.

12. Wear a Button – This is maybe the easiest way to promote a candidate. Yet it’s also very effective. It’s non-confrontational but a very obvious way to show your support for the person you’re trying to elect.

13. Post Lawn Signs – This is on par with wearing a button, but this might reach even more people if your sign goes up on a busy corner where people can see it coming from all directions. Be aware of local ordinances that may restrict sign placement.

14. Slap on a Bumper Sticker – A bumper sticker is your car’s equivalent of a button, though because you reach so many more people when you drive, the impact might actually be much greater. This article makes a pretty persuasive case for bumper stickers.

15. Use Your Social Media Clout – Facebook and Twitter are great ways to share opinions, both about candidates’ positions and about the importance of voting. You can share pictures of yourself campaigning on Instagram and Pinterest, and encourage your friends to do the same. Keep friends informed with social media: early voting locations/hours, election day voting locations/hours, and ballot dropoff locations vary from state to state and county to county. Share I am a voter.’s IG Story about the important deadlines in your state!

16. Donate – Every campaign needs money. You are able to donate during the general election up to the $2500.00 maximum. Even if you can’t bring yourself to write a check, chip in a few bucks to pay for the gas someone may need to drive to a neighborhood to canvas or vote.

17. Offer Babysitting To Volunteers and Voters – Offer to babysit. If you have a teenager who is not old enough to vote but can watch younger children, ask them if they’d be willing to volunteer to babysit so parents can go out and vote. Want to canvas or phone bank but don’t know what to do with the kids? Find a friend in the same boat and share childcare duties. Single parents or working parents may not be able to leave their children alone to go to the polls.

18. Offer Dog-walking Service to Volunteers and Voters – If your friend or neighbor is volunteering as a poll worker, they might be working long hours from opening to closing. Consider dog walking for poll workers, and also for a voter on Election Day waiting in a long line!

19. Remind Your Neighbor
Remind your friends, neighbors, family members, social groups, social media lists, and congregations to vote on November 8. Let them know that voting is one of the best ways to make their voices heard. If the political system is not what they’d like it to be, they can change it through voting. Remind them that Election Day involves voting far more than just the top of the ticket – important local issues are also at stake. A group of you and your friends can get together and organize a night of phone banking before the election to call all the people on your contact list and remind them to vote.

20. Bring supplies to the long lines – Long lines are to be expected on Election Day this year. Bring water bottles or individually packaged snacks to your local polling location and serve voters waiting in line! Have a skill? Consider sharing it at the polls – dance, play guitar, do yoyo tricks. Consider bringing masks and hand sanitizers to encourage everyone’s health and safety. “Pizza to the Polls” – We also encourage people to report long voting lines through Pizza to the Polls, a partner organization who provides food and refreshments on demand to long voting lines. People can report a line here.

21. Vote – the Earlier, the Better! – Obviously, the single most important thing you can do to support your candidate is to vote. If, for some reason you can’t vote in person the day of the election, apply for an absentee ballot so you can still make your preference count. Get an absentee ballot HERE. If you want to avoid election-day crowds or intend to spend the day getting out the vote, vote a week or two in advance. Vote.org lists early voting options state by state HERE.

Know Your Laws
With the rise of restrictive voting legislation, people may not vote because they aren’t sure what identification they will need at the polls, or they feel it will be too much of a hassle. Find out the requirements in your state for registering, voting, early voting and more via the Election Protection web site.

Teach Your Children
The largest block of eligible voters who don’t turn out at the polls are young people. Start talking to your children (and nieces, nephews, friends’ children, and grandchildren) about voting. Explain to them why you believe it’s important to vote, and get their ideas on why some people may not vote. Let your children know that their political opinions and their vote matters so future generations will turn out at the polls.

Election Protection
Election Protection provides Americans from coast to coast with comprehensive voting information on how they can make sure their vote is counted. If you have any questions about voting, or encounter difficulty when attempting to cast your ballot, call the Voter Helplines:
• 866-OUR-VOTE (administered by the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law)
• 888-Ve-Y-Vota (administered by the NALEO Educational Fund),
• 888-API-VOTE (administered by APIAVote & Asian Americans Advancing Justice-AAJC)

Help neighbors get the vote out
In partnership with Vote.org, Nextdoor is launching the Voter Help Map to help neighbors print voting materials in states where needed and boost voter registration. The Voter Help Map calls on Nextdoor members who own a home printer to add themselves to the map with an offer to print voting materials for others.

Take time off from work
Talk to your employer early if you need to ask for time off or schedule flexibility to vote early or on election day. Many employers as part of the Civic Alliance’s 100% In For Democracy campaign have committed time off for their employees to vote.

Witness ballots
There are still several states that require absentee ballot voters to have a witness participate. Often a witness may be asked to give their name or signature on a voter’s ballot. Offer to be a witness so that your neighbor can successfully submit their ballot according to your state laws.

Mobilize.us: Events, Petitions, and Volunteer Opportunities:
https://www.mobilize.us/

“The vote is precious. It is the most powerful non-violent tool we have in a democratic society, and we must use it.” – John Lewis, late civil rights activist

Quote by Mousetoescamper:
“Volunteer for a phone bank, neighborhood canvassing, donate to our candidates, vote and encourage others to vote for Democrats.”

March 24, 2022

Daily Posting of Fundraising Links to GOTV

I’m posting links to GOTV efforts for the 2022 election because our democracy depends on it! As Steve Schmidt wrote, “This is no longer a political fight. It is an existential threat to the future of our democracy.”

You can help. Click on the links and donate to help the GOTV cause.

I will be posting this every day, likely until Election Day. I may add more links as time goes on, but so far most fundraising links for Democratic GOTV in general lead to the ones I post below.

We gotta do this.

If you can't donate, at least give this a K&R!


Progressive Turnout Project is the largest voter contact organization in the country, specifically dedicated to mobilizing the Democratic Party and defending democracy.
Our mission: rally Democrats to vote.

https://www.turnoutpac.org/


ActBlue is a nonprofit organization that builds tools Democrats count on to run their own small-dollar fundraising programs.

https://secure.actblue.com/donate/introducingactblueexpress



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