We had the honor of hosting two of our 2020 All Stars, candidates Kara Eastman (NE-02) and Nate McMurray (NY-27), at this past Saturday's Bi-Weekly Organizing Happy Hour, and hearing them speak was incredibly inspiring and energizing!
Be sure to follow all of our 2020 endorsements on social media and amplify their posts by hearting, liking, sharing, and retweeting them. Click HERE to subscribe and follow each candidate on Twitter or HERE to easily dip into their tweet stream to find things to RT. You can donate to all our All Stars HERE.
We are just 8 WEEKS 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: TUES. 9/8 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. 9/9 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 Reverend Raphael Warnock for Georgia's Senate seat together this Wednesday. Sat. 9/12 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. SUN. 9/13 2 - 4 PM : Day of Action for Nate McMurray Nate McMurray came so close to flipping New York's most Republican district blue in a special election in June and he's back to finish the job this November! Click HERE to join us for texting and phone banking, training included. SUN. 9/13 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!
SUN. 9/13 or MON. 9/14 - 6 PM : Study Group Meeting 4: The Legacy of Segregation in American Education
After a short summer recess, the Persist Brooklyn Study Group RETURNS!
Persist Brooklyn is committed to activism that dismantles the systems of oppression and society, and we believe political education is a vital component of sustainable and effective activism. (As a reminder, you only need to register for one meeting.) Learn with us!
SAT. 9/19 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!