Making it happen: Week 7
The last packet of SwingLeft letters went out to a writer this week! When all of the packets currently out to writers are returned, we will have completed 11,290 letters! Tremendous job, all of you volunteers!
This week, Amy Nowatzki, Arden Reid, Bob Danko, Fran Finney, Lani Roberts, Linda Chamberlain, Polly Wood, Phoebe Wood, and Sarah Bellinson & friends completed a smashing 625 SwingLeft voter engagement letters! Woohoo! Gold stars on collars!
Our postcarding team, led by Lara Dunn and Laurie Macdonald, is now over 30 strong and has mailed over 1400 handwritten postcards since August 21. This volume of friendly notes to voters will really make a difference in November. Write on!
Many thanks to Linda Chamberlain, Karin Tauscher, Christian and Alix Danielsen, Mary Ellen Barilotti, Jana Castanares, and Lousie Johnson for their generous contributions to fund stamps for our letter/postcard writing projects. Woohoo! Gold stars on collars!
YES, we’re working to get a New & Improved president (and Senate)
- Texting with Indivisible National: Check the training schedule to find a date that works for you, then join any of Indivisible’s texting event dates on the texting schedule.
- ICG Postcarding using Postcards-to-Voters: Send postcards to voters promoting various Dem candidates around the country. See instructions here to get started, and to pay for your postcards and stamps. Then email Laurie to get your packet(s) of 20 spiffy “vote from home” postcards delivered to your door!
- Help distribute Anna Williams yard signs, starting with your friends and neighbors! Email ICG to get the signs.
- Email ICG to get your Biden-Harris yard sign now - $5 each. Funds our letter and postcard projects.
- And see other options under CALENDAR, above.
OR Wildfires and Climate Change
We are witnessing and mourning unbelievable destruction and calamity in our state, and in CA and WA. So many people have been displaced, either temporarily or permanently, and many have been killed by the wildfires raging in the West. The fires are more numerous and more intense than in the past, and many have occurred in places that have not typically had wildfires in the past. This incredible catastrophe is due in large part to climate change.
Let us be clear on the words, as they do matter. The displaced and the dead are CLIMATE REFUGEES and CLIMATE FATALITIES. And yes, Trump can fairly be called a “climate arsonist.”
This is a good time to be intentional about how we think of the wildfires and the losses, how we speak of them, and how we write about them. Climate change should have been front and center as a political and social issue for the last 20 years. Making it so right now, at election time, is an opportunity not to be missed.