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Support Jimmy Flannigan and Alison Alter in the runoff elections

We have just two week until the December 15 runoff elections, and Jimmy Flannigan and Alison Alter need your support fending off far-right challengers. There is always a massive dropoff in voter turnout between general elections and runoffs, which allows a very small group of people to determine the outcome. It is imperative that voters in Districts 6 & 10 show up to vote, and that the rest of us support the incumbents in every way we can.

Support Alison Alter

Support Jimmy Flanigan

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Georgia: Do your part to take back the Senate

Both Senate seats in Georgia head for runoff elections on Tuesday, January 5. Below are some organizations dedicated to flipping Georgia and taking back the Senate.

Fair Fight

Stacey Abrams’ organization promoting fair elections in Georgia and around the country, encouraging voter participation in elections, and educating voters about elections and their voting rights.

Black Votes Matter Fund

Black Voters Matter’s goal is to increase power in marginalized, predominantly Black communities. Effective voting allows a community to determine its own destiny. We agree with the words of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. when he said, “Power at its best is love implementing the demands of justice, and justice at its best is power correcting everything that stands against love.”

GALEO

GALEO’s mission is to increase civic engagement and leadership of the Latino/Hispanic community across Georgia.

Asian Americans Advancing Justice-Atlanta

Asian Americans Advancing Justice-Atlanta is the first and only nonprofit legal advocacy organization dedicated to protecting the civil rights of Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians, and Pacific Islanders (AANHPI) in Georgia and the Southeast.

Contribute directly to the candidates: Raphael Warnock and Jon Ossoff

A simple donation form that splits your contribution evenly.

More resources from the national Indivisible team

Showing 2020 the Door

Even in this stretch of uncertainty, there are still lots of things you can do to help us win the Senate, continue to push for progressive wins in the House, support the Biden transition, and get ready for some hard but defining fights in the waning months of this Congress.

Why We Need a Progressive Voting Block

One important way progressives in the House can grow and use their power is through the use of a voting bloc. A voting bloc is a group of Members large enough to stall or stop harmful legislation by committing their votes together as part of negotiations. By creating a bloc and executing it strategically, progressives can force leadership to listen to their demands and win key victories.

How we Build a Progressive Biden Administration

Joe Biden is our President-elect, but our work is just getting started. In the Executive Branch, personnel is key to getting any of a President’s agenda enacted. If we want to see significant progressive change, it starts with President-elect Biden appointing progressive leaders to his cabinet and to key administrative positions.

House Rules that Need Changing

The House of Representatives operates under a set of rules that they vote on at the beginning of each Congress. Some of those rules make it harder to pass progressive legislation. Most provisions of the package of rules that the House will pass are relatively non-controversial and set the requirements for things like the congressional schedule, how Congress will keep records, and how Members of Congress can use their office funds. However, there are two provisions that present a barrier to progressive legislation: the “Motion to Recommit” (or “MTR”) and the “Pay as You Go rule” (or “PayGo”).

“The People Lead” event toolkit

We did it! On January 20, Joe Biden will be inaugurated as the 46th President of the United States, ending Trump’s disastrous four years in office. We worked hard for this. We called, we texted, we protested, we held town halls, we birddogged, we organized. But we know that even with Trump on his way out of the White House (ridiculous lawsuits notwithstanding), our work isn’t over.


Events

Thursday, December 3 to Friday, December 11

Early Voting in Travis County

Friday, December 4

Legislative Update on Redistricting and Testimony Refresher

12 p.m. Join Stephanie Swanson, LWVTX’s Redistricting Issue Chair, and Joaquin Gonzalez, Staff Attorney with the Texas Civil Rights Project, for an update on what’s happening on redistricting in Texas and what to expect in the upcoming session of the Texas legislature.

RSVP for the refresher

December 8 & 10

Fair Maps Texas virtual public input hearings

Fair Maps Texas: Virtual Public Input Hearings

The purpose of these hearings is to solicit public input about a region’s unique geographic and demographic characteristics from those residents most familiar with their own neighborhoods as well as ways to improve the upcoming redistricting process. This testimony is meant to provide context to the 2020 Census data and assists the Legislature when it draws district boundaries, so that district lines are drawn to keep your community whole and grouped with nearby communities with similar interests.

Everyone in the state is invited to participate during both hearings.

Local State Legislators will be invited to attend.

Read more and sign up at Fair Maps Texas

Tuesday, December 15

Travis County General and Special Elections Runoff

Build your ballot on VoteTravis.com

Guide from League of Women Voters

More info from the Travis County Clerk’s office


Your moment of Zen

 

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