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Protect Our Democracy

 

The 2022 midterm elections will determine the fate of our democracy. For the sake of your future, and the future of your loved ones –Get Involved Now! Today! Given how rapidly events are unfolding, this Resource page will be updated as needed.

If you have resources we should add to this page, please send details to indivisiblesb@gmail.com.

 

Action Groups

Website

 

Women’s March

 

Indivisible Santa Barbara

 

Commit to Democracy

Local Contact: joanbowman@cox.net

https://www.committoflipblue.com/

 

League of Women Voters

 

Swing Left – Make A Difference in Our Elections!

 

Grassroots Democrats HQ

 

Field Team 6 – Voter Registration

 

Center for Common Ground

 

Ten Dems Network

 

The OpEd Project – Change Who Writes History

 
 

 

Knowledge, Inspiration & Motivation

 

Website

 

Chop Wood, Carry Water, a Daily Actions Email by Jessica Craven

 

Robert Hubbell Newsletter

 

Heather Cox Richardson, Letters from an American Historian

 

New Faces of Democracy

 

Dan Rather – Steady

 
 

Register to Vote!

Make sure you and your friends are registered.

In Santa Barbara County: You should receive a green postcard from Santa Barbara County Elections. If you have not received one, there may be an issue with your voter registration. Go to the Elections website, where you can verify your registration. If there is a problem, send an email to voterreg@co.santa-barbara.ca.us or call (800)722-8683. When you verify your registration at the Elections website, you can sign up for ballot tracking, which will email, text, or call you when your ballot has been received.

Anywhere in the US: Go to VOTE.ORG, a one-stop-shop for all states. Check if you are registered to vote; register online (if online registration is permissible), request an absentee ballot (if the state permits), and find all the important dates.

There are other websites where anyone can check their registration or register. For example Rock the Vote. Since its inception, this website has registered over 12 million voters and has been a trusted resource for more than a decade, with a proven track record of accessibility, security, and partner support. The platform is mobile-friendly and available in 13 languages.

Choose a State

Activate America wants you to adopt a battleground state and get Democratic candidates elected to the U.S. Senate.and House seats. Choose from Arizona (re-elect Mark Kelly), Georgia (re-elect Warnock), Nevada,(re-elect Cortez-Masto), North Carolina, PennsylvaniaWisconsin (beat Ron Johnson), and California (hold or flip nine competitive congressional districts). They will set you up with a variety of outreach tools for the state you choose, including phone banking, postcard writing, texting canvassing, and Instagram messaging..

Postcarding

Letter Writing

  • Vote Forward conducted a Big Send campaign in the lead-up to the 2020 general election in which volunteers sent 17.6 million letters to voters to increase voter turnout.  Based on research on the effectiveness of that campaign, Vote Forward will be mounting letter writing campaigns in targeted states for the 2022 midterms.  Join up and write letters to tell people why it’s important to vote.  Vote Forward is partnered with Indivisible, Swing Left, Women’s March, and other national organizations.  Sign up to receive addresses (in blocks of 20) for selected target groups:
    • Download and print prepared letters
    • Add a personal note to each letter
    • Address and stamp envelopes
    • Save to mail on specified dates before the election

Phone Banking

    • Commit to Democracy  (Formerly Commit to Flip Blue) will be mounting phone banking sessions when midterm campaigns get underway

  • Field Team 6 is organized to register voters and get out the vote in key states across the nation. They host phone banking and text banking events on a regular basis.
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  • Fair Fight is a Georgia-based organization founded by Stacey Abrams to promote voter rights, fair elections, and voter participation across the nation. For those outside Georgia, there are opportunities to volunteer for campaigns involving phone banking and texting for voter education and turnout.

 

Text Banking

  • Field Team 6 is organized to register voters and get out the vote in key states across the nation. They host phone banking and text banking events on a regular basis.
  • Fair Fight is a Georgia-based organization founded by Stacey Abrams to promote voter rights, fair elections, and voter participation across the nation. For those outside Georgia, there are opportunities to volunteer for campaigns involving phone banking and texting for voter education and turnout.

Donate

Set a Budget. . .then double it!  How much are you willing to spend to save our democracy?

  • Voter Registration: The Voter Participation Center has registered more people by mail than any other organization. They identify people who are eligible to vote but who need to register. This year, they are also getting people registered to vote by mail in states where that is optional. They test and measure their program and are constantly improving its results. Sending prepaid registration forms resulted in 35 net voters per $1,000 spent in 2018. VPC targets people of color, unmarried women, and young people in swing districts. This is the most cost-effective registration organization. Donate today. Donations are tax deductible.

Senate races where donations would do the most good.

  • Arizona – Mark Kelly
  • Georgia – Raphael Warnock
  • Nevada – Catherine Cortez Masto

 Close House races in presidential swing states (TBA)

Protect the House in California

 

Social Media

Spread the Word! Share this guide. Like and share posts by Democratic candidates and organizations supporting Democrats this election. The key is to get everyone engaged and mobilized.

More Perfect Democracy is a grassroots messaging group partnering with other organizations to create, curate, and circulate winning content.  They hold trainings on social media best practices, winning messaging, and more.