We have a little over 4 days to flip the Republican-held State Senate seats on the Cape & South Shore and in western Massachusetts bright blue. Democrats John Velis and Susan Moran have what it takes to win big on Election Day, Tuesday, May 19th, but they’re counting on you to propel them over the finish line.
Both candidates are taking on Trump-loyalists in these purple districts, and it’s so important that we have Democrats in office during times like these. So, here are 5 things you can do right now to make sure Democrats win on Election Day:
- Sign up for a phone banking shift. What do we do when we can’t knock doors? We make calls! This is the most important thing you can do to make sure folks vote by Tuesday, CLICK HERE to view upcoming phone banks.
- Try a little relational organizing. Live in the district? Know people that do? Just want to help recruit volunteers? Take out your phone right now and text 5 people about getting involved before Election Day.
- Help folks vote safely. Especially if you live in-district, educate your friends and family on vote-by-mail and social distancing at the polls, (Yes, they will be open with extra precautions to keep everyone safe and healthy.)
- Show your support on social media. Tell us why you’re supporting Su Moran and John Velis on Twitter and Facebook! Nothing tells your story better than a quick, selfie-style video. Remember, if your tweet doesn’t have #mapoli, it doesn’t exist.
- Make a contribution. We’re in the final stretch, and a small contribution can go a long way. The campaigns have had to make a lot of adjustments over the past few months, and could use your support. Make a donation to Su Moran or John Velis today.
Right now, making calls to voters is our top priority. Not only is it the best way to reach voters and talk about our incredible candidates, it’s also a way to check-in on folks during a time that can feel a little lonely. It’s not just about votes, it’s about showing compassion and providing comfort as well.
As always, send your virtual events to firstname.lastname@example.org and have a great weekend!
All the best,
MassDems Communications Manager
Ideas for Committees
The best way to make sure Democrats win on Tuesday is to recruit 5 members of your committee to commit to a phone banking shift before Election Day on May 19th. We might not be able to knock doors, but that doesn’t mean we can’t talk to voters. Phone banking is the next best thing, and you can do it safely from your home.
Want to host a phone bank of your own? Contact MassDems Special Elections Coordinator Erin Buechele at email@example.com. Don’t stop at sending the virtual phone bank link around–schedule a virtual kick-off and hangout on Zoom for your committee! Encourage folks to share their experience in the chat as they make calls.
*5/15/2020 Virtual Fundraiser with Congressman Seth Moulton and Gina Ortiz Jones*
Friday, May 15, 6:30 PM
5/16/2020 Grafton Dems Socially Distant Coffee Hour
Saturday, May 16, 9 AM
Informal social event, generally the third Saturday of the month. Chat about politics and other topics with fellow Democrats. RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org for Zoom meeting link.
5/16/2020 Democratic State Committee Meeting
Saturday, May 16, 10 AM
DSC Meeting to elect PLEO and At-Large Delegates to the 2020 National Convention. Ways to watch with be included closer to the date.
*5/16/2020 Eastham Democratic Town Committee Meeting*
Saturday, May 16, 10 AM
Eastham Dems will hold its monthly Business Meeting on Saturday, May 16 at 10 AM. For information about how to register to attend our Zoom meeting, email email@example.com
5/16/2020 High School Democrats New England Summit
Saturday, May 16, 3 PM
The Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Connecticut, and New Hampshire High School Democrats are excited to announce the 2020 New England Summit! Register at this link: bit.ly/NEsummit
5/17/2020 Force Multiplier Meet and Greet Congresswoman Lauren Underwood (IL-14) with an introduction by Gov. Deval Patrick
Sunday, May 17, 4 PM
Join Force Multiplier for a meet and greet with Rep. Lauren Underwood with an introduction from former MA Gov. Deval Patrick. RSVP for the link: https://bit.ly/2L8klkG
5/18/2020 Conversations with Carol Doherty, Candidate for State Rep for the 3rd Bristol, & Friends
Monday, May 18, 7 PM
Join Carol every Monday at 7:00pm until Election Day for a discussion and Q+A on the issues that matter most: https://www.facebook.com/events/221499959169169/
5/18/2020 Greater Taunton MA High School Democrats Conversation with MA-04 Congressional Candidate Ben Sigel
Monday, May 18, 8 PM
Join Greater Taunton MAHSD’s weekly meeting and conversation with MA-04 Candidate Ben Sigel! RSVP here: https://www.facebook.com/events/2541749202755943/
5/19/2020 Littleton Democratic Town Committee Meeting
Tuesday, May 19, 7:30 PM
Littleton Town Hall, Room 230, 37 Shattuck Street, Littleton MA 01460.
Join the Littleton Democratic Town Committee for their regular business meeting. Contact Rob Hueston at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
*5/23/2020 Somerville City Committee Reorganization Meeting*
Saturday, May 23, 11 AM
SDCC will be electing a Chair, Female Vice Chair, Male Vice Chair, Secretary, Treasurer, and Diversity/Affirmative Action Chair. If you’re interested in running, email current Chair Diane Masters at Diane.Masters@gmail.com. For more information or the Zoom link, email email@example.com
5/24/2020 Progressive Mass Livestream: Reproductive Rights During Covid-19 & Beyond
Sunday, May 24, 7 PM
Join Progressive Mass and attorney Christine Bonardi for a discission about reproductive rights and the ROE Act during COVID-19. RSVP here: https://www.facebook.com/events/2651214091794159/
5/25/2020 Conversations with Carol Doherty, Candidate for State Rep for the 3rd Bristol, & Friends
Monday, May 25, 7 PM
Join Carol every Monday at 7:00pm until Election Day for a discussion and Q+A on the issues that matter most: https://www.facebook.com/events/221499959169169
5/26/2020 Greater Taunton MA High School Democrats Conversation with MA-04 Congressional Candidate Jake Auchincloss
Tuesday, May 26, 8 PM
Join Greater Taunton MAHSD’s weekly meeting and conversation with MA-04 Candidate Jake Auchincloss! RSVP here: https://www.facebook.com/events/540746433483280/
5/31/2020 Virtual Meet and Greet with Carolyn Bourdeaux for Congress, Georgia’s 7th Congressional District
Sunday, May 31, 3:30 PM
Carolyn will be joined by her sister Margaret, a medical doctor at the Harvard Kennedy School specializing in public health, who will help answer questions about COVID-19 and contact tracing in MA. RSVP for the link: https://secure.actblue.com/donate/wel2020
6/1/2020 Greater Taunton MA High School Democrats Conversation with MA-04 Congressional Candidate Ihssane Leckey
Monday, June 1, 8 PM
Join Greater Taunton MAHSD’s weekly meeting and conversation with MA-04 Candidate Ihssane Leckey! RSVP here: https://www.facebook.com/events/872980836539208/
6/6/2020 Young Democrats of Massachusetts 2020 Convention
Saturday, June 6, 5 PM
Pipefitters Local 537, 40 Enterprise Street, 4th Floor, Boston, Massachusetts 02125
Stay tuned for more information on speakers, panels, social events, and more: https://www.facebook.com/events/1068707146812805/
6/9/2020 Greater Taunton MA High School Democrats Conversation with MA-04 Congressional Candidate Becky Grossman
Tuesday, June 9, 7 PM
Join Greater Taunton MAHSD’s weekly meeting and conversation with MA-04 Candidate Becky Grossman! RSVP here: https://www.facebook.com/events/654200898749911/
*6/9/2020 Wrentham DTC Meeting with MA-04 Congressional Candidate Ihssane Leckey*
Tuesday, June 9, 7:30 PM
Join Wrentham DTC’s monthly meeting and conversation with MA-04 Congressional Candidate Ihssane Leckey. RSVP here: https://www.facebook.com/events/829410607583016/
6/15/2020 Greater Taunton MA High School Democrats Conversation with MA-04 Candidate Alan Khazei
Monday, June 15, 8 PM
Join Greater Taunton MAHSD’s weekly meeting and conversation with MA-04 Candidate Alan Khazei! RSVP here: https://www.facebook.com/events/2932492970121581/
6/17/2020 Bellingham DTC ‘Summer Kick-Off’ Fundraiser
Wednesday, June 17, 6 – 9 PM
Join the Bellingham DTC for their ‘Summer Kick-Off’ fundraiser to support the committee and its scholarship fund. Hot & cold appetizers, cash bar. Tix: $20, contact Chair Kevin Tagliaferri at firstname.lastname@example.org