DEFENDERS OF DEMOCRACY
We are a grassroots advocacy group from Michigan's 9th Congressional District, dedicated to defending our democracy by resisting the Trump agenda of racism, authoritarianism and corruption.
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LET'S GET TO WORK
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We have several COVID safe volunteer opportunities you can join NOW and make a difference in our Nov. elections.
**IF YOU ARE NEW TO THIS WORK, CHECK OUT OUR TRAINING PAGE
1. PHONE BANKING
a) SWIM (StateWide Indivisible MI) & Swing Left have created a friendly phone banking competition, 1000 HOURS TO WIN. Across MI we know if our Indivisible/Swing Left groups make 1000 hours of calls to voters, we can get our targeted MI House candidates their win and Flip The House in Lansing.
Fighting 9 has set a goal of making 80 hours of calls for Nicole Breadon (running for MI House Dist. 43) as part of the 1000 Hours To Win project.
Fighting 9 will phone bank for Nicole Breadon every Monday, 5-7 pm. Training will be provided.
b) Rep. Nate Shannon is running for re-election in MI House Dist. 25 and we have adopted him. He has regular phone banks scheduled.
c) Phone Banking for Introverts Training, Aug. 9, 1 pm ET, hosted by Swing Left San Francisco
d) Phone banking for our 8Million Voters Project (see below) will run August through September. Register here.
2. TEXT BANKING
a) Congressman Andy Levin's team is sending texts to those who have already voted, encouraging them to text 3 friends and encourage them to vote too (this national program is called VoteTripling). Training is provided every Wednesday 6-7 pm. Register here: https://www.mobilize.us/andylevinforcongress/event/281288/
3. DIGITAL WARRIORS - We need Tweeters!
SWIM, StateWide Indivisible MI, is organizing this project with DemCast. If you Tweet and have 10 minutes a day, we need you to help amplify tweets for our Flip The MI House candidates to help boost their name recognition. Check out this brief video on how we will use Twitter Rooms for this project: https://youtu.be/04FliZJb4N8. (2min 22 sec)
you will also need to sign up with DemCast to be vetted, use this link: https://demcastusa.com/volunteer-with-demcast/
Be sure to select "Amplifying on Social Media by Joining a Focus 14 State Twitter Room".
All volunteers will be approved after a rigid screening process.
4. POSTCARD AND LETTER WRITING
a) Mondays from 2-7 pm you can pick up postcards to write to MI voters (and drop off completed cards). Email us for the location: email@example.com
b) VoteForward is a national campaign to send peer to peer letters to voters encouraging them to vote. Sign up here and be sure to adopt a MICHIGAN campaign: https://votefwd.org/
5. The 8MILLION VOTERS Project
SWIM & partners at RustBelt Rising are planning a mailing to +150,000 new Michiganders who have not yet registered to vote. This program has a 30% conversion rate, so our goal is to increase voter registration to 8MILLION VOTERS.
Volunteer to make chase calls to register voters.
Training is Aug. 8, 10am, register here:
For more information, see the SWIM website:
Volunteer to phone bank here.
6. The ONE CAMPAIGN FOR MICHIGAN
This is the coordinated campaign for the Michigan Democratic Party, encompassing the federal and state races. Search here for candidates, events and campaigns you want to work for: https://michigandems.com/events/
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In May of 2019, leaders of more that 50 Indivisible groups convened for the first time.
Leaders decided we could amplify our power if we worked together, so StateWide Indivisible Michigan (SWIM) was born.
We have met virtually every month since then, strategizing on how to best use our superpower: our network of volunteers.
Our goal in 2020 is to Flip The House in Michigan, by winning the Democratic majority that Gov. Whitmer needs. We need to flip 4 seats and hold the seats won in 2018. SWIM leaders know the best use of our resources (people power) is to focus on these house legislature races. Then in 2022, we take back our Michigan senate.
Find out more about SWIM: