Hi, it’s me, Yosef 52 again. And again I am re-publishing information on getting out the vote. I’m doing this every day for a reason: GOTV is the biggest key to victory. It is not the only factor that wins, but it is the supreme one. A simple mental exercise will suffice here. Think of all the horrible right-wing candidates that have been elected over the years. Yes, they have won by being willing to tell ANY lie. Yes, they have won by appealing to the fears and hatreds of the average person. But no matter how wretched, they too often win. Why? Because their voters fall in line. They turn out to vote. They have a discipline and unity of purpose that too often we lack. And this MUST end—this year. There is no “next time” for America’s democratic republic. This year is IT. This is the most consequential election since 1860. We either win this time or America descends into chaos and right-wing authoritarianism. We must act, and we must act decisively. No one can sit this one out. Pandemic, economic collapse, a mentally unstable criminal in the White House, a Senate Majority leader who considers us an enemy to be destroyed, right-wing propaganda hacks spreading disinformation frantically—these are the realities of the moment.
Hillary Clinton got almost 65.9 million votes. I’d like to see Joe Biden get at least 85 million votes.
It’s doable, but not in the way I was originally planning on. In January 2019 I began advocating a massive canvassing campaign of reaching out to voters door-to-door. In pandemic-ridden America, that may not be an option (unless we want to be the Masked Door Knockers). But I am convinced that there MUST be a personal element involved. Texts, postcards, and letters seem to me to be the key to this personal contact. Where to start? Try these links.
POSTCARDS TO VOTERS.
VOTE FORWARD’S LETTERS TO VOTERS.
TEXT OUT THE VOTE.
THE MoveOn TEXT TEAM
And don’t close the door on canvassing just yet! There are safe ways in which this can be done!
Our Target Groups: WHERE THE VOTES ARE
ID REQUIREMENTS FOR EVERY STATE, HOW TO OBTAIN VOTER IDs
1. Information from The National Conference of State Legislatures, located here. This is an excellent source.
2. Information from Ballotpedia, here. This has a wealth of detail.
3. VoteRiders will help people obtain voter IDs. Take a look here.
ABSENTEE BALLOT REQUIREMENTS
Absentee and Early Voting
REGISTERING TO VOTE
1. State voting requirements can be found at U.S. Vote Foundation, located here.
2. You can register people to vote at Vote.Org, located right here.
3. You can not only register to vote at this site, you can check your current eligibility, right here.
WORKING WITH DEMOCRATIC GROUPS AT THE LOCAL LEVEL
1. Act Local put this guide out last year. It has plenty of good information, and I’m sure they’re already cranking up for 2020. Take a look here.
2. You want to be part of a fighting organization? Check out Indivisible, right here.
3. Check out Wave 2020, right here. Their list of local organizations is here.
4. Take a look at SwingLeft, right here.
5. The Action Network has links to let you volunteer in key states.
FOR AMERICANS ABROAD AND MEMBERS OF THE MILITARY
And Democrats Abroad has valuable information.
I have GOTV suggestions specifically targeted for PENNSYLVANIA, OHIO, MICHIGAN, WISCONSIN, IOWA, NORTH CAROLINA, GEORGIA, and FLORIDA.
If you want to help in Texas, try The Texas Organizing Project. If you’d like to go an additional route, there’s The Texas Democratic Party.
Here is a big list of Texas progressive organizations from ActLocal.
Here’s the Dallas County Democratic Party.
Here’s the Harris County Democratic Party. (Houston)
Here’s Texas Democratic Women.
Here’s Turn Rural Texas Blue. (From Kossack sane)
BETO O’ROURKE IS HOLDING A VIRTUAL REGISTRATION DRIVE IN EARLY JUNE! Click the link for details!
Here is the largest Latino Democratic organization in Texas, Jolt. Note: One in three eligible voters in Texas are Latino!
If you want to help in Arizona, look at AZ Dems. If you are in Arizona, it’s imperative that you look at this: Arizona Voting Guide. It’s full of VITAL information.
And take a look here:
The Campaign Workshop: GOTV for Democrats
Nuts & Bolts, right here on DKos.
National Democratic Training Committee
Progressive Turnout Project
For the Win (county-wide GOTV)
Daily Kos Groups (from Kossack mettle fatigue)
Sister District Project (for winning state legislatures)
Joe Biden’s Take Action Page.
And MICHELLE OBAMA is ready to go BIG on GOTV!
Here are ALL of the state Democratic parties!
And if you want to contact others here on DKos, Kossack mettle fatigue has these links:
2020 DK Presidential Candidate & Election Groups, Links to Their Diaries, How to Follow or Join, etc.
DK’s 155+ Health, Comm’ty & Related Groups & Series with links, 2011 -2020
We need your help BIG TIME this year! Never think we’ve got this in the bag. We need to be fighting EVERY day. And your money is vital as well. ActBlue is a handy-dandy way to contribute.
So every day from now until 3 November, my message will be simple and straight-forward:
GET OUT THE VOTE, GET OUT THE VOTE, GET OUT THE DAMN VOTE!
PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE SHARE THIS!!!!!!!!!
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