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We are in the home stretch of the fight to save Democracy. You’re already canvassing, phonebanking, texting, and postcarding. You’re making sure all of your friends are registered to vote. You’re attending all the Zooms. One more thing to check off your list is to give, give, give. Help down-ballot candidates compete with wealthy incumbents.

Ready for even more? Find where candidates stand on the issues and learn how to volunteer on our 2020 resources page

Join the Travis County Dems Weekend of Action

Be A Texas Voter

It didn’t have to be this way, but this election is when we change everything! To fight for a better Texas, we need to get voting information into the hands of our most vulnerable voters with a massive contactless info drop effort. All you need is a mask, a cell phone, and people power. Put on your walking shoes and join us for one or more shifts during our Weekend of Action!

Sign up for the weekend of action

Apply to be an election poll worker

Apply to be a poll worker

From MOVE Texas:

“In 2018, six out 10 poll workers were 61 and above. In the middle of this pandemic where our older generations are among the most vulnerable, us young people need to step up and protect our elders. Registered to vote? Great! Take your civic duty one step further and register to be a poll worker! Texas needs poll workers, Texas needs us.”

If you do not meet the eligibility requirements to be a poll worker, there are other opportunities to help save democracy. MOVE Texas is making calls to 300,000 unregistered Texans to make sure they’re registered to vote before the deadline.

Apply to be a poll worker

Volunteer to make calls

Tweet for Texas

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If you’re on Twitter, we’ve set up a tool to easily send tweets with important information about voting and select down-ballot races. Let us know what you think!

Join the Texas tweetbank today

Activist Spotlight: The Oh This World podcast episode, “Chipocalypse 2”

 

In this special episode, Lucas looks at how Wendy Davis and Chip Roy—the Democratic and Republican Congressional candidates in TX21—have responded to COVID-19, and the strategies Rep. Roy and other Republicans are using to distract from their failures to lead during this pandemic.

For a timeline of how the candidates responded, including screenshots from social media and links to the articles referenced in this episode, go here.

Listen to “Chipocalypse 2”

Support Wendy Davis


Events

Important Election Dates

  • October 5 – Deadline to register to vote for the Nov 3, 2020 election (postmarked by)
  • October 23 – Deadline to request a ballot by mail (received by)
  • October 13 – October 30 – Early voting period
  • November 3 – Election Day AND Last day to deliver a mail-in ballot to a county clerk’s office

Sign up for a Windivisible phone bank

Make sure you are registered to vote

Tuesday, September 8

Indivisible Webinar: Make the Media Take Notice!

5 p.m. Join Marj Halperin from Indivisible Chicago and Terry Maher from Bend the Arc: Champaign-Urbana as they teach you how to write a newsworthy press release, build meaningful relationships with the media, increase press coverage, and get your grassroots power covered in the news. We will also hear from Nick Uniejewski, Senior Regional Organizer at Indivisible (National), about federal priorities over the next few weeks.

This event will also be livestreamed on the Indivisible Chicago Facebook page.

RSVP for this event

Join Beto O’Rourke for a virtual fundraiser with Mike Siegel

5 p.m. A special event with Beto O’Rourke and Mike Siegel for a discussion on turning Texas Blue!

Donate to join

The Road to Universal Background Checks Tour with MJ Hegar and Gabby Giffords

5 p.m. This is the year we will elect a gun safety majority in the United States Senate. When elected, our majority will take historic action to make our country safer. So we’re going on the road—virtually—to rally voters around background checks this election year.

RSVP for the Tour

It’s On Us presents a Conversation with Julie Oliver

6 p.m. Join Julie on Tuesday September 8 at 6pm CDT for a Virtual Roundtable with Delaney Davis, President of the University of Texas at Austin chapter of It’s On Us, an organization created to combat the rising statistics of sexual assault on college campuses.

Please RSVP to this event to let the team know you’ll be attending the Roundtable.

Wednesday, September 9

Relational Organizing in Texas, featuring the Julie Oliver campaign

5:30 p.m. Time for a break from phone banking! Relational Organizing is an effective way to improve voter turnout, and we’d like to share all the ways you can try it out. Join Indivisible Austin and Wimberley Indivisible, along with the Julie Oliver campaign in learning about how you can use this approach for races across the state. Everyone is welcome!

RSVP for this event

Equality Town Hall with MJ Hegar and Special Guests

7 p.m. Join MJ and Education Leaders like Aicha Davis and Dallas ISD Trustee Miguel Solis with more to come as we discuss issues facing education in Texas.

RSVP for the Education Town Hall

Thursday, September 10

Meet Mike Gleason, candidate for Williamson County Sheriff

5 to 8 p.m. at Celebrino Events Center, Georgetown. Mike Gleason is the Democratic candidate running against incumbent Robert Chody—the “Live PD” reality show star whose department is responsible for the death of Javier Ambler. Wilco residents have a chance to vote him out.

RSVP on Facebook

Saturday, September 12 to Sunday, September 13

Travis County Dems Weekend of Action

It didn’t have to be this way, but this election is when we change everything! To fight for a better Texas, we need to get voting information into the hands of our most vulnerable voters with a massive contactless info drop effort. All you need is a mask, a cell phone, and people power – we’ll provide the rest. Put on your walking shoes and join us for one or more shifts during our Weekend of Action!

Sign up for the weekend of action

Saturday, September 12

Unlearning Circle – White Supremacy Culture

10 a.m. UWSA’s September Unlearning Circle will focus on the characteristic of fear of open conflict in the continuation of our series on White Culture Characteristics. Come and explore how fear of open conflict is both a barrier for our engagement in anti-racism work and also upholds white supremacy culture. This topic will address issues such as our socialization to value politeness at the expense of important changes and how civility shuts down conversations on race. In our unlearning circles, we engage in large and small group discussions to address racism at individual, cultural and systemic levels.

Sign up for the Unlearning Circle. Space is limited. 

Education Town Hall with MJ Hegar and Special Guests

Join MJ and Education Leaders like Aicha Davis and Dallas ISD Trustee Miguel Solis with more to come as we discuss issues facing education in Texas.

RSVP for the Education Town Hall

Turnout2020’s “Swing State Saturday” Call Event to Contact Texas Voters

Every Saturday at 3, 4, and 5 p.m. Central Time. Turnout2020 is a national phone banking campaign calling inconsistent Democratic swing state voters to urge them to take action.

On Saturdays, we’re calling Texas Democratic voters who are 65 and older to help them request a vote-by-mail ballot. Our script provides callers with talking points to help voters understand options, and our system allows volunteers to enter in the voter’s address for Texas election authorities to send a mail-in ballot request form.

Sign up to call Texas voters

Sunday, September 13

TX-21 Muslim Community with Wendy Davis

Join Wendy Davis as she speaks with Farah from Emgage Austin and Saamia and Parisa from Austin Muslim Democrats about issues that are important to our Muslim Community.

RSVP for this event with Wendy Davis

Upcoming: September 25 & 26

Windivisible: Southern Strategies for Success

Join Indivisibles from across the South for this VIRTUAL EVENT.

Learn about:

  • Indivisible’s Strategy to win in the South
  • Empowering group members, leaders and activists with the tools they need to overcome the challenges of southern organizing
  • Celebrate the rich history of organizing in the south
  • A glimpse into the work that lies on the horizon in 2021
  • Preparing for GOTV: Direct Voter Contact
  • Discussion on navigating voter suppression in Southern elections

RSVP for this event


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