Want to put a spell on voters? Join us for a truly spooky day of action. Every two hours, we will be texting or calling for one of our all-star candidates. Sign up for one shift, or all three. There will be no tricks, only treats! With any luck, we will finally end this Nightmare on Pennsylvania Ave
Nearly 100,000 New Yorkers voted yesterday in the five boroughs, shattering early in-person voting records just like other Counties up and down the country have been doing for weeks. Long lines, while a sign of a systemic failure to enfranchise our communities, have been bringing me (Emily M) a lot of hope this week, and I encourage everyone who can do so (and hasn't already voted by mail) to vote early, in-person, before next Tuesday. Your early voting site in NYC is likely different from your election-day polling place, and you can find both of them here. But of course, Persist Brooklyn has been working at an explosive pace over the past few months to elect Democrats up and down the ballot, all over the country. Turnout in NYC isn't our only concern- we'll be phone banking, text banking, and organizing every day until the final day of voting on November 3rd. JOIN US at any one of our upcoming events to make your difference!
EVENTS THIS WEEK
MON. 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!
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 Treat!
JOIN US this week where we will be texting for MJ Hegar (TX - Senate) 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: Phonebank for Nate McMurray
JOIN US to make calls for progressive champion Nate McMurray, running for NY 27!
THURS. 7-8:30 PM: Lies, misinformation, and propaganda working group meeting
JOIN US 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. 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!