FEATURED IN THIS WEEK’S MVCAN BULLETIN:
FINAL 11 DAYS & GOTV EFFORTS FOR THE MIDTERMS PHONE/TEXT BANKING - CANVASSING - TRAINING
VOTER INFORMATION AND RECOMMENDATIONS FOR MIDTERMS
JOIN US - MVCAN 2ND ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION AND “BIG BLUE BLOWOUT" - Friday night, Nov. 9 - RSVP NOW
JOIN THE MOST CRITICAL PHASE OF OUR MIDTERM
ELECTIONS EFFORT - NOW!
CANVASSING - PHONE/TEXT BANKING - TRAINING!
Some of the 45 MV CAN-vassers in Reno last weekend.
Find out about the many opportunities to participate in this incredibly important election as we enter the final stretch. Get all the latest updates on what you can do to make a real difference in the Midterms.
See our new comprehensive final 11 days MVCAN bulletin: Final Get Out the Vote Effort.
In order to win control of the House, the Democrats must win at least 13 of 32 toss-up races. Experts agree that turnout primarily will determine who wins these seats. For the Senate, turnout also will be the determinant of how several Democrats fare, which most likely will mean the difference between a net gain or a net loss of seats.
In our region, Josh Harder’s race for Congress against incumbent Republican Jeff Denham (CD-10 Modesto) continues to be rated as toss-up, as does Jacky Rosen’s contest in Nevada with incumbent Republican Senator Dean Heller. Here in Marin County, we have the opportunity to elect a real progressive–Anna Pletcher–to the important position of District Attorney.
FINAL FOUR DAYS OF GET OUT THE VOTE
Sat. Nov. 3 through Tues. Nov. 6
Even if you haven’t had the opportunity to help out yet, the last four days of the campaign is critical. It’s not too late to make a difference. If you’re already working, this is the time to finish the job.
There will be canvassing and phone/text banking all four days for key midterm races in several places. The goal is to make sure people know their polling place, have a plan to vote and, if vote-by-mail, have returned their ballot.
See the Final Get Out the Vote Effort bulletin to help you plan your participation from Sat. Nov 3 through Tues. Nov 6. You will provided with sign-up links, and information about schedules, transportation, and housing for those traveling over multiple days,
There will be multiple special phone banks scheduled at our Sausalito phone bank location and multiple canvassing shifts.
Canvassing destinations for MVCAN groups will include Tracy and Modesto in CD-10 (Josh Harder for Congress) and Las Vegas and Reno (Jacky Rosen for Senate).
Both canvassing and phone banking are happening for Anna Pletcher, Marin DA candidate.
Now is the time to step up and make a genuine difference!
VOTER GUIDE INFORMATION FOR MIDTERM ELECTIONS
Many MVCAN members have asked for guidance on whom and what to vote for in November in Marin. We think these reference guides available from other orgs can be helpful:
For a great compilation from a number of different progressive organizations on the propositions on the ballot, this an excellent review of the twelve state propositions from the Courage Campaign: couragevoterguide.org
The State Democratic Party provides their recommendations on the following website: cadem.org/our-candidates. You can enter your address and the State Democratic website will provide a list of endorsements tailored to your ballot.
The California League of Conservation Voters provides an environmental perspective on election issues at ecovote.org
The Marin County Democratic Party provides Marin DA, Community College, School Board and Healthcare District recommendation on their website: marindemocrats/.org/election-2018
MVCAN endorses Anna Pletcher for Marin District Attorney.
MVCAN “BIG BLUE BLOWOUT” AND
2ND ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION
Friday night, Nov. 9
Join in a night of celebration with drinks, dancing, and thanks to MVCAN members and community partners for their stellar work on the midterm elections. Come celebrate a whole year of achievements, not to mention toasting MVCAN’s 2nd Anniversary!
MVCAN 2nd Anniversary and Election Victory Celebration!
Friday Nov. 9, 7:30 - 11:00 pm
Mill Valley Golf Clubhouse, 267 Buena Vista Avenue, Mill Valley
There is a limited capacity at the Clubhouse, so please RSVP promptly to ensure you get a place. The event could fill up fast!
Bring your favorite party food to share. There is an open wine bar.
Graphic by Carol Korenbrot.
JOIN AN ACTION TEAM
WANT TO GET MORE INVOLVED in a specific issue or support area? Much of MVCAN's work is done in one of our 10 awesome action teams. Click the team name to read their latest news and find their next meeting.
Civil Rights/Immigration battles for justice and fair treatment of women, immigrants, working people and followers of all faiths.
Communications works on strategy, branding, messaging and program development for MVCAN. They are looking for bright ideas and people who want to make them happen.
Dump Trump 's 25 active team members work on ways to remove Trump from power, with special focus on Russia collusion.
Eco Warriors are engaged in change at the local, state and national levels, to impact the CA carbon tax, climate change, and community outreach and action.
The Economic Action team runs AIRLIFT, our first national project. AIRLIFT funnels money to grassroots groups in winnable 2018 districts. These are seriously vetted groups that work all year round in their communities–they get tangible results without blowing through millions of dollars. Read about Airlift in the Huffington Post .
Electoral is focused on the 2018 Midterm Elections, when all 435 seats in the House plus 33 Senate seats are up for grabs. We intend to grab as many as possible. The Electoral team works to elect Democratic candidates for federal and state level elections using phone/text banks and travel to targeted districts to talk with voters through phone calls, texts, door-to-door canvassing, voter registration, and campaign volunteering.
The Events team creates special events to engage our friends and neighbors to take political action with MVCAN.
Health Care is forging ahead after their successful fight over the repeal/replace of ACA.
Tech supports MVCAN through technology.
Women's Rights fundraises and canvasses for NARAL and Planned Parenthood; supports women in public office(s); and engages in local, state and federal legislation for women's protection and rights.
NEW TO MVCAN?
Visit MVCAN.org to learn about the organization and strategies, join a team, read past MVCAN newsletters, and gain helpful Resistance tools.
WANT TO VOLUNTEER YOUR SKILLS OR TALENTS?
Numerous positions and jobs are available – one-time or ongoing. Contact Debra Newton, our Volunteer Coordinator, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thank you for all you do!
– June, Bernard, Suz, Danny, Eileen, Rebecca, and everyone at MVCAN
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