Actions for Week of August 13, 2018

Note: The listing of events related to specific Democratic candidates does not represent endorsement of said candidates by Indivisible Upper East Side as a group unless such endorsement is explicitly stated. Details of events hosted by candidates and/or other organizations are provided for informational purposes only, and any questions about the events should be directed to the organizers.

Monday, August 13, 2018
Phone Bank for Alessandra Biaggi

Email your RSVP to get details of time and location
Alessandra Biaggi is a True Blue Democrat running for state senate against Independent Democratic Conference leader Jeff Klein.  The state primary is Thursday, September 13, and it's crucial to get out the vote now. Join Empire State Indivisible to phone bank for Biaggi; bring a laptop and phone.

Tuesday, August 14, 2018
Get Out the Vote! Protect the Vote!
Brooklyn Public Library
10 Grand Army Plaza
6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.

Join Brooklyn Voters Alliance to learn how you can help get out the vote for the September 13 state primary, and volunteer to protect the vote with the NY Democratic Lawyers Council.

Wednesday, August 15, 2018
Call Relay to Chuck Schumer About Kavanaugh
Click here to sign up for a time to call Senator Chuck Schumer and tell him to whip the Democratic vote against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh. The Senate Judiciary Committee plans to begin confirmation hearings for Kavanaugh on Sept. 4, even though years of documents related to his time in the Bush White House remain unavailable for review. One thing we do know is that Kavanaugh plans to gut Roe v Wade, so even though Democrats are the minority, every Dem senator should stand up for our values and vote as one. As minority leader, Senator Chuck Schumer is responsible for organizing the votes. Phone number and script provided.

  • In addition to your call, text RESIST to 50409 and use Resistbot to send the message electronically.

Thursday, August 16, 2018
Postcard Writing for Dana Balter
Lotus Garden
97th Street west of Broadway (above parking lot)
6 p.m. - 7:45 p.m
Call Arlene at 315-480-5781 upon arrival; she'll open the gate

Dana Balter is the Democratic candidate for New York's 24 Congressional District, a key swing district in the fight to flip the House blue. Write postcards to registered Democrats to help get out the vote.

Friday, August 17, 2018
Check Your Voting Registration - List of Deadlines
Even if you are sure you are registered to vote, please check here to be sure you haven't been removed from the rolls. If you are registered as Independent, consider changing to Democrat in order to participate in primaries. Here are the various registration-related deadlines.

  • Sunday, August 19: Deadline to register to vote.
  • Friday, August 24: Deadline to change your address. If you have a home outside New York City -- especially in a swing district -- you're encouraged to switch your registration to that address. You can then vote by absentee ballot.
  • Thursday, September 6: Deadline to apply by mail for Absentee Ballot.
  • Wednesday, September 12: Deadline to submit Absentee Ballot.
  • Thursday, September 13: Democratic Primary Election Day.

Saturday, August 18, 2018
Canvass for Antonio Delgado
Meet at 10 a.m. at 240 West 98th Street to car pool to Hyde Park
Return to Manhattan at 7 p.m.

Join Upper West Side MoveOn/Indivisible and other Swing Left volunteers and canvass for Congressional candidate Antonio Delgado in this key swing district. You'll be knocking on doors of registered Democrats who are infrequent voters to identify Delgado supporters; urge them to fill out "Pledge to Vote" cards; and possibly volunteer. Help flip the House blue!

Sunday, August 19, 2018
Canvass for Alessandra Biaggi
Contact host to get meet-up location
12 p.m. - 4 p.m.

Here's another chance to get out the vote for Alessandra Biaggi, who is running for state senate against Jeff Klein, the leader of the Independent Democratic Conference. The IDC is the group of eight state senators who run as Democrats but vote with Republicans, blocking all progressive legislation in New York State. Join Citizen Action of New York and knock on doors of registered Democrats to let them know about Biaggi and the September 13 state primary.

-- Weekly newsletter #75 written by Wendy Brandes, executive committee, Indivisible Upper East Side