Actions for Election-Day Week, Nov. 5 - Nov. 9, 2018

Monday - Tuesday, November 5 - 6: FINAL VOTER OUTREACH OPTIONS

Activities that can be done from wherever you are (home, office, school):

  1. MONDAY and TUESDAY: Send texts to remind New York Democrats to vote.

  2. MONDAY and TUESDAY: Remind personal contacts in swing districts to vote.

  3. MONDAY and TUESDAY: Phone bank or text bank for candidates throughout the U.S. with Indivisible's national team.

  4. MONDAY: Phone bank for Jen Metzger for New York State Senate.

  5. MONDAY: Phone bank for Dana Balter (New York Congressional District 24).

Activities that get you out and about:

  1. MONDAY and TUESDAY: Help turn New York's Senate True Blue by volunteering for the anti-IDC candidates and other Democrats. An extensive list of volunteer options can be found here.

  2. TUESDAY, 8 a.m.: Catch a bus for Election-Day canvassing for Antonio Delgado in Congressional District 19 OR Liuba Grechen Shirley in Congressional District 2. (Make sure you vote before you get on the bus! Polls open at 6 a.m.)

  3. TUESDAY, VARIOUS SHIFTS: Canvass for Max Rose in Congressional District 11 (Brooklyn or Staten Island).

**Tuesday, November 6 - ELECTION-DAY RESOURCES**

  1. VOTE! VOTE! VOTE! Polls are open from 6 a.m. - 9 p.m.  If you get there AT 9 p.m., stay in line. As long as you get in the door, officials must keep the poll site open for you.

  2. Confirm your voter registration one last time. Voters have been purged from the rolls in recent days. Be safe, not sorry, and know what to expect. Check your voter registration.

  3. Check your poll site, even if you've voted in the same place for decades and as recently as September. There have been changes made in poll site organization in the recent days. Find your poll site. BONUS: You can get information on what's on your ballot at this link.

  4. Bring ID just in case. If you've voted before in New York City, you should NOT be asked for ID -- but again, better safe than sorry.

  5.  If you cannot be found on the voter-registration rolls at your correct polling site, request an "affidavit ballot." You are entitled to one by law. In addition to the ballot itself, you will have to fill out information on the envelope that the affidavit ballot goes into. Be very careful with the envelope information; if there is something incorrect on it, the envelope will not be opened. 

  6. Is something still preventing you or someone you know from voting? Call 866-OUR-VOTE or text the words "Our Vote" to 97779. Trained volunteers will be standing by.

  7. Be an informed voter:

LAST BUT NOT LEAST: Attend an Election-night watch party with the New York Democrats. 8 p.m. - 11 p.m. Reservation is required.

Wednesday, November 7, 2018
Take a day off from political activism! You've worked hard!  One caveat: If the outcome of the elections or other breaking news warrants resistance action, Indivisible UES members will be advised by email, with the same information cross-posted on Facebook and our website.

Thursday, November 8, 2018
Indivisible Upper East Side Monthly Meeting
Unitarian Church of All Souls
80th and Lexington
Basement Level
7:30 p.m. - 9 p.m.

The midterms aren't the end of our activism! We will be discussing next steps at our regularly scheduled meeting. Our guest speaker will be State Senator Liz Krueger, who will provide valuable insight. The executive committee will provide refreshments.

Friday, November 9, 2018
If any action is recommended for today, it will be based on news developments. Indivisible UES members will be advised of anything urgent by email, with the same information cross-posted on Facebook and our website.

- Weekly newsletter #87 written by Wendy Brandes, executive committee, Indivisible Upper East Side