The midterm elections are less than two months away and they are very competitive. A few votes one way or another will determine many crucial issues, for example:
- Will the January 6th hearings continue, or will a Republican majority in the House shut down the investigation?
- Which party will be in control in January 2025, when it comes time to certify the results of the next Presidential election?
- Will the Democrats win enough seats in the Senate to end the filibuster and encode Roe into the law of the land for all 50 states?
- Will a Republican Senate majority ban abortions nationwide?
We need all hands on deck to achieve the outcome we need. Please consider helping, if only for an hour or two. Below are some ways you can help.
Canvassing is the most effective way to increase voter turnout, but it’s not for everybody. There are several races within a reasonable drive for those who can commit a day to knock on voters’ doors. Several organizations in the metro area are providing transportation for those who don’t have cars. Go here to see upcoming canvassing opportunities in nearby races.
Another effective way to turn out voters is to send letters or postcards to infrequent voters. Tests have shown that if these Democratic leaning voters receive a personal reminder in the mail just before election day, they are more likely to vote.
On your own time, and at your own pace, you can write postcards or letters following a script provided to you. For more information see below.
Vote Forward(www.votefwd.org) identifies infrequent voters in swing districts. Sign up for an account and then you will be able download form-like letters, print them and personalize them with a statement of why voting is important to you. There are lots of letter parties on Zoom and in person, where you can learn how to do these letters and have fun at the same time.
Calling or texting voters is the quickest and easiest way get involved speaking with voters. You don’t need to order supplies or buy stamps. Both phone banks and text banks provide training and guidance on what to say to voters. All you need is a few minutes and a phone or a computer. Check out these actions.