|Just Over 60 Days Until Elections: All Hands on Deck
The November 2020 Campaign Strategic Plan has launched and we hope you will join one or more of our efforts to win up and down the ballot on November 3. Let’s help elect Biden-Harris; Antonio Delgado; Michelle Hinchey; Betsy Kraat; and Claudia Andreassen.
Local Candidate Action Summary
Phonebanking on Tuesdays, Saturdays and Sundays for our coordinated campaign will replace knocking on doors and is essential to get out the vote (GOTV). Sign up HERE or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
A few notes on the phonebanks:
Voter education and advocacy will help protect voting through the upcoming webinar, Safeguarding Your Vote, on Thursday, September 10, at 7:00 PM (register for webinar here) and other initiatives to register new voters and shepherd them through registration to the elections. To sign up email email@example.com.
Mailers will be sent to Saugerties Democrats to help GOTV. We hope to have at least one SDC mailer and join postcard campaigns for our candidates. To sign up email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Print and social media will supplement efforts to keep our candidates front and center. This includes writing letters to the editor, tracking news about our candidates, raising our social media posts; and debunking disinformation. Email email@example.com to support.
Out-of-State Action Summary
Swing states for Biden/Harris and Senate races will include postcards, letter writing, texting and phonebanking in crucial swing states. Email firstname.lastname@example.org and email@example.com. Potential options include:
In addition to the SDC’s November 2020 Campaign Strategic Plan, national voter registration and GOTV efforts exist. While we encourage you to join us locally, here are a few organizations working on expanding voter engagement:
Million Muslim Votes is engaging Muslims, who as a group has been targeted by the Trump administration, to realize their political influence and vote.
Higher Heights works to empower Black women, increase the number of Black women in political office and enact policies that address their concerns.
When We All Vote is a nonpartisan organization working to close the racial and age voting gap through grassroots efforts.
|Important Information and Upcoming Dates|
|August 25 Meeting
The Saugerties Democratic Committee had its monthly meeting on August 25 by Zoom.* Highlights of the meeting include:
Next SDC meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, September 22. Please email Bill Barr at firstname.lastname@example.org for the virtual meeting updates. Please mark your calendar for the remaining Committee meetings in 2020, October 27 and November 24.
For a copy of the last meeting’s full minutes click here.
|Local News and Get Involved!|
|Neighbor to Neighbor (N2N) is a grassroots, community-building initiative where neighbors nurture relationships and help energize voters. For more information, contact Kevin Freeman at email@example.com.
Black Lives Matter rallies continue nightly in Saugerties on the corner of Main and Market Streets from 5:30 to 7:00. Please join when you can.
The Save our Saugerties Post Office rally on Saturday, August 22, was part of a national day to protest the dismantling of the USPS. Demanding that the post office be fully funded, with all services, machinery and procedures restored, and for Trump-appointed postmaster general, Louis DeJoy, to resign, about 75 people donned masks and headed to the rally. Among the demonstrators was NY State Senate candidate Michelle Hinchey.
Census 2020 deadline is Sept 30 (lawsuit pending to extend). Just 66% of Saugerties residents have filled out the census. To ensure that Saugerties, Ulster County and New York get the representation, services and funding they are entitled to, please fill out the census now.