VOTING IS NOT ENOUGH: BOTL 2020 ELECTION ACTION GUIDE

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Election Day is Tuesday, November 3rd.

We don’t need to tell you that everything is riding on this election, but we will anyway. It can’t be said enough: Everything is riding on this election. Everything.

From now until election day, every episode of the show will highlight a different way you can be spending time and/or money to support a free and fair election, as well as Democrats down the ballot and all the way up to the Biden-Harris ticket. 

All of the segments and links to the information we share (and those we are going to share) are below. We'll be updating this page regularly.

 

BOTL V.I.N.E. SEGMENTS:

BotL #1364: Voting Is Not Enough: Become a Poll Worker & Save Polling Places

BotL #1365: Voting Is Not Enough: Get Involved In the Ground Game NOW 

BotL #1366: Voting Is Not Enough: Help Unhoused, Poor and Low-Income Voters Access the Ballot

BotL #1367: Voting Is Not Enough: Know Your State’s 2020 Voting Rules & Voting Best Practices & Help Others

BotL #1368: Voting Is Not Enough: Take Part in National Voter Registration Day

BotL #1369: Voting Is Not Enough: Work to Overcome Racist Voter Suppression in Yet Another Election Without the Full Voting Rights Act 

 

**FIRST! KNOW YOUR VOTING RIGHTS, CONFIRM REGISTRATION & MAKE A VOTING PLAN**

Voter Information/Resources:

 

State-by-State Voting Rules/Deadlines/Etc.:

 

Voting Best Practices

1. Request your absentee ballot ASAP! RIGHT NOW! 

2. When you have your ballot, vote ASAP but follow ballot rules to the letter to avoid rejection!

3. If you don't want to mail your ballot, find local ballot drop boxes through your state's Secretary of State website or by calling your local election office. Find my state or local election office

4. Track your ballot online to ensure it was received and accepted! To find the tracker, first find your state or local election office

Voting in person is still an option (and about as safe as a trip to the grocery store), but be prepared for people to disobey health rules, and for long lines and reduced polling places. Find your polling place

...make sure everyone you know has this info too!

 

THEN, DIVE IN...

 

REGISTER VOTERS 

 

BECOME A POLL WORKER 

More Than A Vote (@morethanavote): Fighting against voter suppression. Recruiting poll workers in heavily Black districts across the country. 

The Poll Hero Project (@pollheroproject): Recruiting thousands of college and high school students to be paid poll workers to make the 2020 election a success!

Power the Polls (@powerthepolls)

The Poll Workers Project (@PollProject)

 

JOIN A VOTER/ELECTION PROTECTION TEAM

 

FIGHT RACIST VOTER SUPPRESSION (In Another Election Without the Full VRA Protections) 

1. Confirm Voter Registration & Talk to Purged Voters:

Vote.org

National Voter Registration Day Toolkit

Call purged voters: Field Team 6 Actions (with Grassroots Democrats HQ)

2. Help People Get Necessary IDs to Vote:

VoteRiders Free Help (share, volunteer & donate)

3. Increase Black Voter Turnout:

NAACP Black Voices Change Lives

4. Become a Poll Worker:

WorkElections.com

MoreThanaVote.org

 

VOLUNTEER TO GET OUT THE VOTE/SUPPORT VOTERS NOW

Call, Text, Write, Relational Voter Outreach, etc.

 

Help Unhoused, Poor and Low-Income People Access the Ballot (BotL #1366: Voting Is Not Enough: Help Unhoused, Poor and Low-Income Voters Access the Ballot)

 

Focus on Swing/Battleground States

 

Flip the Senate/Hold the House

 

Senate Races of Note (Check Cook Political Report & FiveThirtyEight for latest)

Special Elections (Winner sworn-in in November!):

AZ: Unseat McSally. Give to Mark Kelly. (Lean D)

GA: Unseat Loeffler. Give to Rev. Raphael Warnock. (Lean R)

Tightening Polls -  Toss Ups:

MT: Unseat Daines. Give to Steve Bullock

GA: Unseat Perdue. Give to Jon Ossoff

IA: Unseat Ernst: Give to Theresa Greenfield

ME: Unseat Collins. Give to Sara Gideon

NC: Unseat Tillis. Give to Cal Cunningham

CO: Unseat Gardener. Give to John Hickenlooper

Close Polls - Lean R & Likely R:

AK: Unseat Sullivan. Give to Dr. Al Gross

SC: Unseat Graham. Give to Jaime Harrison

TX: Unseat Cornyn. Give to MJ Hegar

KS: Open seat. Give to Bollier

 

Support Vulnerable Dem Incumbents

Cook Political Report House Race Ratings 

Cook Political Report Senate Race Ratings 

Cook Political Report Governor Race Ratings 

(...more resources coming soon.)

 

WHERE TO DONATE

 

PERSUADE SOMEONE TO USE THEIR VOTE AS A THEORY OF CHANGE TOOL & VOTE FOR BIDEN-HARRIS

(...more to come)

 

STAY MOTIVATED!

Podcasts:

Music:

 


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