We are just 50 DAYS away from Election Day, but early voting is set to begin in many parts of the country. Click HERE to request a NY State Absentee Ballot and HERE for NY Early Voting info. And be sure sign up for one of upcoming events. Get involved NOW before it is too late! EVENTS THIS WEEK: Mon. 9/14 6 - 8 PM : Study Group Meeting 4: The Legacy of Segregation in American EducationClick HERE to join our study group session about the legacy of segregation in American education. There is a great deal of work to be done in this world, and there are a great deal of ways we can do that work. We consider participation in a Study Group one part of that work, and participation here gets most at the heart of Persist Brooklyn’s mission when it is implemented in tandem with other forms of activism (including direct action, fundraising, electoral approaches, etc.). TUES. 9/15 6 - 8 PM : New York says Adiós Trump (weekly event) Click HERE to join our virtual bilingual phone bank (in Spanish OR English!) in support of Joe Biden's campaign in Florida. Speak to voters about Joe Biden's Build Back Better plan and provide information on how to register for vote by mail. WED. 9/16 6 - 8 PM : TEXT and TEA! (weekly event) Click HERE to join us via zoom and send texts for progressive causes! The Texting Team shares daily texting opportunities in our Slack Channel and texts together for Persist Brooklyn's Endorsed Candidates at each week's Text and Tea (you can also BYO Texts!). We'll be texting for MJ Hegar, the Democratic Senate candidate running to unseat Republican Senator John Cornyn. We'll be joined this week by a special guest, City Council Member Brad Lander. You can sign up for this event with Team Lander as well! Thurs. 9/17 7 - 8:30 PM : Lies, Misinformation and Propaganda Working Group meeting Click HERE to join Persist Brooklyn in exploring what we - and you - can do to counter lies, misinformation and propaganda and better understand the factors that influence public opinion, voters and democracy. Sat. 9/19 12 PM : Postcards in the Park (weekly event) JOIN US at a safe social distance in Prospect Park where we will spread out to write postcards to voters, encourage passersby to write a postcard with us, and register others to vote. Sat. 9/19 12 PM : Virtual Organizing Happy Hour! JOIN US online, with like-minded, politically-engaged Brooklynites to chat about various issues and campaigns that are important to the progressive agenda and Elizabeth Warren’s fight for Big Structural Change. SUN. 9/20 2:30 PM : Flip the Senate w/Jaime Harrison and Persist Brooklyn (weekly event) Help make sure Jaime has the grassroots support needed to flip South Carolina by making calls or texts to established supporters of the campaign. Click HERE to help get the green to go blue!
SAT. 9/26 8 - 10 PM : Warren Family Zoom Party for Rev. Warnock
JOIN US for a celebration of the Warren grassroots community and to elevate the candidacy and inspirational campaign of Rev. Raphael Warnock for U.S. Senate in Georgia.
Winners of Elections should only be announced once all ballots are counted and accounted for! Click HERE to read our DEMAND FOR ACCURATE REPORTING ON ELECTIONS *We call on the media to uphold their responsibility to report elections accurately. An election ends, not when the polls close, but only when the last vote is counted. Media should begin NOW to normalize the idea that we will probably have to wait weeks after November 3, 2020 for final results and should lay the foundation that a delayed result is not due to a corrupted process.* Please SHARE our statement on your social media accounts, and if you know of any partner organizations that would like to sign on to our statement, let us know!