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.
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.
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 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’s mission is to increase civic engagement and leadership of the Latino/Hispanic community across Georgia.
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.
A simple donation form that splits your contribution evenly.
More resources from the national Indivisible team
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.
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.
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.
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”).
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.
Thursday, December 3 to Friday, December 11
- Build your ballot on VoteTravis.com
- Guide from League of Women Voters
- More info from the Travis County Clerk’s office
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.
December 8 & 10
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.
Tuesday, December 15
Travis County General and Special Elections Runoff
Your moment of Zen
A whole damn egg roll. pic.twitter.com/iqgUkZKYdN
— jamie (@gnuman1979) November 14, 2020