Forget about the Nov. 3rd Election Day on your calendar, the election is happening NOW. More than 26 million Americans have already voted (which is more than SIX TIMES the amount of people who had already voted at this point during the 2016 Election), and the U.S. is on pace for a record turn-out for this election. We CAN'T LET UP. We must continue to get voters to the polls to show Donald Trump and the Republican Party that WE DISSENT to their corrupt agenda, voter suppression tactics, and shameless cruelty. JOIN US at any one of our upcoming events to make your difference!
EVENTS THIS WEEK
TUES. 6 - 8 PM and/or SUN. 12 - 2 PM: New York Says Adiós Trump
Click HERE to join our virtual phone bank where you will speak to voters (in Spanish OR English) about Biden's Build Back Better plan and provide information on how to register for vote by mail.
WED. 6 - 8 PM: TEXT and TEA!
JOIN US this week where we will be texting for Candace Valenzuela (TX - 24) and –as always– dishin' the political 'tea'!
*This is an event for experienced texters only. If you have never texted before and need training, please go through official campaign text trainings. Join the team-text-welcome channel on PBK's Slack Workstation to find daily opportunities to text with other campaigns.*
THURS. 6 PM: Vote NY WFP Phonebank with Nate McMurray
JOIN US to make calls for progressive champion Nate McMurray, running for NY 27!
SAT. 8 - 10 PM: PERSIST PROM
JOIN US for our first-ever (virtual) Prom where we'll be dancing, laughing, and communing in support of our 2020 All-Star Endorsed Candidates! We'll have a dedicated dance room with a DJ, as well as live performances, silent auction, games and more! You will not want to miss this Night to Remember in a Year to Forget!
SUN. 10/25 or MON. 10/26 @ 6PM - Study Group Meeting 5: Defending Democracy - How We Can Protect the Integrity of the Election
Persist Brooklyn believes that fair and free elections are foundational to a healthy democracy. We are increasingly concerned with Trump’s assault on the election and our democratic rights. Persist Brooklyn is committed to mobilizing in defense of the election. As a result, Study Group Session 5 will be focused on the Republican efforts to undermine the election and how we can respond to an election-related power grab. SIGN UP HERE!
THURS. 10/29 7 - 8:30 PM: Lies, Misinformation and Propaganda Working Group
JOIN US in exploring what we - and you - can do to counter lies, misinformation and propaganda in the media and to better understand the factors that influence public opinion, voters and democracy.
SAT. 10/31 (3 SHIFTS - 10 AM, 1 PM, 3 PM): Hocus POTUS - A Halloween Day of Action
SAT. 10/31 5 - 7 PM: Virtual Organizing HAPPY HOUR
Grab a drink and JOIN US for Happy Hour. As always, we'll chat about all our ongoing actions and how you can get involved.
JOIN US on NOV. 7 @ 9:30 AM - 9th St. & Prospect Park West - for the PERSIST RUN 5k. Persisters of all ages and abilities are welcome. Regardless of the election results, we will move forward; we will PERSIST!
*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 SIGN & SHARE OUR PETITION! The stakes are our DEMOCRACY!
All-Star Candace Valenzuela dropped into our last Happy Hour to thank us for our organizing efforts. We always have amazing guests at our (virtual) Happy Hours; so be sure to JOIN US!