The election is already happening with over 1 million votes already cast at early voting sites or with mail-in ballots.
Persist Brooklyn organizers and volunteers have been calling, texting, and postcarding for our future. Our superstars Loretta, Izsac and Deborah have been working hard on the crafting team and were spotlighted in Bklyner this weekend at one of our Postcards in the Park events, where volunteers wrote 1600 postcards! Join us Saturday at our next one, and read on for more opportunities to help get out the vote for the most important election of our lifetime.
EVENTS THIS WEEK: TUES. 10/6 6 - 8 PM OR SUN. 10/11 12 - 2 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. We have already made over 4,500 calls to this critical swing state at our weekly Tuesday phone bank, so we've added another session on Sundays! Speak to voters about Joe Biden's Build Back Better plan and provide information on how to register for vote by mail. WED. 10/7 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!). Sat. 10/10 9:30 AM: Tabling visibility for Jamie Harrison and Persist BK's endorsed All-Stars (weekly event) JOIN US outside the Grand Army Plaza Farmer's Market to talk with our neighbors about how they can get involved in this election and help hold the House and flip the Senate with Persist BK! Sat. 10/10 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. This is our last Postcards in the Park of the season! Sat. 10/10 1-3 PM: Day of Action for Nate McMurray Join us for an afternoon of phone and text banking with Nate McMurray, one of our all-star candidates running for Congress in NY-27! New phone bankers welcome, but there will not be a text training. Join us on Slack in the #team-phone-banking channel for more information and an official sign-up link later this week! Sun. 10/11 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 to established supporters of the campaign. Click HERE to help get the green to go blue! Saturday 10/17: SAVE THE DATE for the Women's March Persist Brooklyn will be joining the Women's March to protest the illegitimate filling of RBG's Supreme Court seat. Details to come! Next Study Group Session: 10/25 and 10/26 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!
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!