What’sUp 2020

Apply to serve on the Virginia Redistricting Commission 
Applications must be submitted by December 28th:  Apply to serve on the Virginia Redistricting Commission, which will draw the new 2021 Congressional, House of Delegates, and Senate district maps. More info HERE.
Apply HERE.

Contact Georgia VotersNovember 29 – December 31
Help the Democratic Party of Georgia recruit and confirm fellow volunteers to go door to door protecting the votes of Georgia Dems to ensure their votes are counted and their voices are heard in the critical January 5th Senate Runoff Election. Sign Up HERE.

Phonebank for WARNOCK
Join team Warnock and phone bank! Sign up HERE.

Phonebank for OSSOFF w/Beyond Arlington
Every Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday: 5:30pm – 7:30pm
Now through January 5th.  Sign up HERE.

Join the Ballot Rescue Phone Call Team!
As a Ballot Rescue phone caller, you’ll be in direct contact with Georgia voters to help them fix issues flagged by election officials with their ballots. Every voter you contact is one whose vote may not be counted without your help! Sign up HERE.

Send texts with the New Georgia Project Action Fund
Daily from 12noon – 8pm
Text messages to Georgia voters to make sure that they cast their ballot in the January 5th runoff election. Register HERE.

Reclaim Our Vote Billboards
Reclaim Our Vote Billboard Campaign for Rural Voters supports a highly effective strategy for reaching voters of color who live in rural parts of Georgia.  These billboards remind voters to register and to get out there and vote!  Donate Here.  For more information, contact Jessie Clark, Jessie@carefreeboats.com

Georgia Alliance for Progress
31st Swing Left has established an ActBlue link to the Georgia Alliance for Progress. The Alliance funds organizations throughout the state whose mission is to increase voter registration and civic engagement.  Because the Alliance is familiar with the situation on the ground and the organizations doing the work, it is in a great position to allocate resources to support activities that will have the most impact at any given time.  Currently, one of the biggest priorities is providing support for canvassing. The organizations funded by the Georgia Alliance for Progress include:  New Georgia Project, Black PAC, Black Male Voter Project, Black Voters Matter, Black Men Build, Asian American Advocacy Fund, NAACP, Georgia Equality, GALEO, Mijente, Poder Latinx, Faith in Public Life, and Georgia Conservation Voters.    https://secure.actblue.com/donate/31ststc4garunoff?refcode=outreach

New Georgia Project 
Co-founded by Stacey Abrams, the New Georgia Project focuses specifically on registering people of color to vote.  https://newgeorgiaproject.org/

Follow/Like WARNOCK & OSSOFF on social media:
Ossoff/Warnock Facebook Page https://www.facebook.com/groups/2829212454065288
Jon Ossoff: https://twitter.com/ossoff
Rev. Raphael Warnock: https://twitter.com/ReverendWarnock
Jon Ossoff: https://www.facebook.com/jonossoff 
Rev. Raphael Warnock: https://www.facebook.com/reverendwarnock


Building Strong Coalitions and Relationships with Del. Sam Rasoul
Wednesday, December 16th – 6:00 PM
Join Delegate Sam Rasoul, candidate for Lt. Governor in VA, and Stacy Snyder in a conversation about how to build strong coalitions and relationships with people from every corner of our Commonwealth. Register HERE

Climate Mayors – On the Front Lines – Innovative Initiatives for Climate Resilience
Thursday, December 17th, 7:30-8:30 p.m.
In 2014, mayors from across the country have formed Climate Mayors, “a bipartisan, peer-to-peer network committed to taking ambitious action to meet each of their cities’ current climate goals, and work towards achieving  Paris climate targets.” Over 400 strong, these mayors remain committed, despite the cost of combating Covid 19, to continue to work on energy and infrastructure and, more than ever, the need for a just and equitable transition that includes all sectors of a city’s population.  Nancy Najarian will discuss their efforts to meet their goals for clean energy and energy efficiency, and new initiatives to make U.S. cities resilient for all residents. It is a story of mayors on the front lines:  they do not give up; they innovate and inspire! Join us for a 30 minute presentation and a discussion. Sponsored by the Climate & Clean Energy Working Group, Virginia Grassroots Coalition.  Contact shutlersharon@gmail.com for more information.
Join Zoom Meeting – https://us02web.zoom.us/j/85122008247 – Meeting ID: 851 2200 8247

Meet Briana Sewell – 51st District 
Thursday, Dec 17, 7-8 p.m.Exciting news! Briana Sewell, one of our own, is running for delegate in HD51. You may have first met Briana Sewell through her work with the Campaign for a Family Friendly Economy. She was everywhere in 2018 and 2019. Now she is stepping up to run for office!  This is Hala Ayala’s seat that she is giving up to run for Lt. Governor. To help kickoff Briana’s campaign, you are invited to Keyboards & Cocktails Launch Party & Fundraiser on Thursday, Dec. 17 from 7-8pm. Playing the ivories and singing toe tapping tunes will be Spencer Bates, a talented local piano bar player. They’ll be surprise special guests!   https://secure.actblue.com/donate/keyboards_cocktails

Voter Protection:
Nancy Broff
is leading our voter protection hotline efforts for VA Dems or NC Dems.  Join WofAs Nancy Broff, Sue Walton, Laura Dines, Marynell Bryant, Diane Greenlee, Robyn Lipton, Susan Cunningham, Gigi Bate & Sharon Shutler who are answering voter questions, chasing down ballots and curing ballot issues for VA and NC voters. The training is FABULOUS!  Email Nancy Broff nbroff@comcast.net for information, how to get trained, and sign up for shifts.
WOFA CHALLENGE:  Help us reach our goal of 10 new volunteers BEFORE our October 12th Membership Meeting.  TOGETHER, we can do this!!!!

Step #1 to Reclaim Our Democracy (updated)
Registration! Registration! Registration!
This is the first in a series of simple steps to reclaim our Democracy!
Please share with your Virginia family & friends, and make sure to include the following links:
Virginia Voters!!! Please check/update/plan your voting at:
Virginia Grassroots Coalition or
https://www.vote.org or