New Partner Organizations
The Action Council recently approved two new #UUtheVote partner organizations: League of Women Voters (liaison: Linda Henigin) and Environmental Voter Project (liaison: Anne Frahn). We continue to partner with Reclaim Our Vote (liaison: Elsa Schafer) and Vote Forward (liaison: Anne Frahn).
Upcoming #UUtheVote events
Reclaim Our Vote postcard-writing and phone banking events hosted by Nancy Goodban of the UU Fellowship of Redwood City:
- Sunday, Feb 23 from 1:00 – 3:00 in Redwood City, RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org
- Wed, Feb 26 from 1:00 – 3:00 in Redwood City, RSVP to email@example.com
- Sat, Feb 29 from 1:00 – 3:00 in Redwood City, RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org
Vote Forward Super Tuesday Letter Writing Party on March 3: Write Letters to Get Voters to the Polls in Key States
Sending a Vote Forward letter is one of the easiest things you can do to increase turnout in key states. It’s a concrete action you can take to get unlikely-to-vote fellow citizens (from under-represented demographic groups) to the polls. We are trying to reach 2 million infrequent voters in key states before November. Since there are so many letters to do, we are preparing the letters now, storing them, and then mailing them in October.
Tuesday, March 3rd, 11am-3pm, Anne Frahn’s house in Palo Alto
- Anne will provide the address when you rsvp to email@example.com
- Drop in any time before 2:00pm to finish by 3:00
Mail your own ballot, then take your mind off the returns for an hour or so with some concrete action to “UU the Vote”!
Reclaim Our Vote Event on Sunday, March 8: Alert People of Color Who Have Been Taken Off the Voter Rolls
Please sign up to join us on Sunday, March 8, from 3-5 p.m. (room TBA) to phonebank to and write post cards to people of color who have been taken off the voter rolls in key states for 2020 – states where a Senate seat is in play. Reclaim Our Vote works with local NAACP and similar organizations, using their voter lists, to alert people who have been disenfranchised, encouraging them to re-register and giving them the information to do so. Help give people their voices for the upcoming primaries and caucuses ~ supporting our UU the Vote efforts!
Please e-mail ElsaSchafer@uucpa.org to RSVP. If you can volunteer with us to help set up or clean up, we’d be grateful ~ please mention that too.