Hey friends, This was a hard weekend for our democracy. Please take the time to grieve, be kind to yourself and others, and let this moment remind you of what is at stake in November. We have no other option but to win, and not only win the presidency; we must flip the Senate to honor RBG's legacy and ensure the Supreme Court's legitimacy. Persist Brooklyn has endorsed 4 incredible Democratic candidates for Senate in races that are truly flippable: Cal Cunningham in North Carolina, Jamie Harrison in South Carolina, MJ Hegar in Texas, and Reverend Raphael Warnock in Georgia. In addition to getting involved at one of our upcoming events, we encourage you to make
a donation to their campaigns, if you're able. If you'd like to split a donation between all of them, visit Persist Brooklyn's ActBlue page HERE (all donations go directly to candidates).
Choose to fight only righteous fights, because then when things get tough — and they will — you will know that there is only one option ahead of you: Nevertheless, you must persist. -- Elizabeth Warren
EVENTS THIS WEEK:
TUES. 9/22 6 - 8 PM OR SUN. 9/27 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. 9/23 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!). This week we’ll be texting for the Kansas Coordinated Campaign supporting KS Dems up-and-down the ticket including PBk All Star Sharice Davids (KS-03), as well as Dr. Barbara Bollier, who’s looking to make history as the first Democratic Senator elected from Kansas since 1932. Thurs. 9/24 6:30 - 9 PM: Phone Bank for Candace Valenzuela with NARAL SIGN UP HERE to join NARAL to phone bank for Persist Brooklyn-endorsed candidate Candace Valenzuela (TX-24). Sat. 9/26 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. SAT. 9/26 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. SUN. 9/27 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!
SUN. 9/27 4 - 6 PM: Group screening of Oscar-nominated documentary "RBG"
Click HERE to join the Persist Brooklyn community as we remember and honor RBG's incredible legacy of patriotic dissent.
ALL WEEK LONG: Make sure you and everyone you know has filled out the Census at 2020census.gov!!!
The Census will impact our neighborhoods for years to come, from the congressional representation of our districts to federal funding for crucial social programs. The deadline is September 30th, and many neighborhoods in NYC are still undercounted. This is a quick action we can all take to protect our democracy and support our communities!
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!