Seasons Greetings to you and yours from all of us at Persist Brooklyn! We look forward to spreading our Holiday Cheer with you into the New Year! Let’s #FlipTheSenateBlue with Jon Ossoff and Reverend Warnock! (With inspiration from Stacey Abrams, Senator Warren, President Elect Joe Biden, and Vice President Elect Kamala Harris!)
As we move closer to the end of 2020, and celebrate the holidays with loved ones from a distance, we wanted to pause and give thanks for every organizer, every volunteer, and every hour you've spent working hard in 2020 to bring about a better version of democracy. Celebrate! And join our community this week as we continue working towards a Blue Senate and a more progressive America. Also, be on the look out for an email (and Slack post) later this week seeking participation in a 2021 endorsement straw poll! The Electoral Strategy team will use this straw poll to better understand the interest of PBk community members as we plan for 2021 NYC endorsements. Dream big!
TUES. 5-6 PM: SPECIAL Phonebank "Dialing for Dollars" for Rev. Warnock. Training Tuesdays + Calls!
JOIN US to help fundraise directly for Rev Warnock's team on the ground in Georgia. You should feel comfortable using 4 browser tabs and learning a new app to make calls from your own phone.
TUES. 5-8 PM: Postcards to GA at Hunky Dory Bar (weekly event!)
JOIN US at the Hunky Dory patio to write postcards. Bring your own cards, purchase cards on-site, and/or Hunky Dory will provide 5 free stamped cards with each drink purchased!
WED DEC. 16th 6-8 PM: Brad Lander, Persist Brooklyn & WFP: Phonebank for Georgia Senate!
Join Brad Lander and Persist Brooklyn in making calls to voters with the Working Families Party to get out the vote in Georgia for Rev. Warnock! Sign up HERE.
SUN DEC. 20th 3-5 PM: Dialing for Dollars - Rev. Warnock (collab w/ Civic Sundays)
HELP US make phone calls to ESTABLISHED donors to help Rev. Warnock and his Team on the ground in Georgia.
Please fill out this INTEREST FORM before participating as training capabilities are limited.
MON DEC. 21st 6:30-8:30 PM: Join NARAL NY Action to help flip the senate for reproductive freedom!
Are YOU ready to flip the Senate? JOIN US to phone bank into Georgia to support Raphael Warnock, Jon Ossoff, and reproductive rights with our friends at NARAL NY. Training will be provided; no experience necessary!
Sun JAN. 24th & Mon JAN 25th 12:30-1:30 PM: Study Group: "Winners Take All: The Elite Charade of Changing the World" by Anand Giridharadas
Inspired by our great community discussion with Anand Giridharadas, we will be discussing his book "Winners Take All: The Elite Charade of Changing the World" at our next study group meeting. JOIN US and also, if you plan to order a copy of the book from local, independent, and BIPOC-owned bookstores via Bookshop.org, including Brooklyn-based Cafe Con Libros! Need some assistance covering the cost of the book? Please reach out and we will help you get a copy.
Here are other opportunities to get involved with the GA runoff elections:
Persist Brooklyn's ActBlue fundraising page for both campaigns and 5 other GA orgs
Interested in making a donation to or learning more about BIPOC-led organizations in Georgia? Check out this awesome spreadsheet created by They See Blue: Georgia.