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Phone Bank for Lauren Underwood Tuesday, October 27,[masked]:00 PM - 8:00 PM CT RSVP here: https://secure.everyaction.com/VKaWx5yrK0e2_Ygk-Xm4Sw2 In 2018 Indivisible Chicago canvassers knocked on thousands of doors to help Lauren Underwood defeat an entrenched incumbent congressman and flip IL-14 blue. This year she's a prime target of the GOP in Illinois and nationally, who desperately want to take back this seat. Congresswoman Underwood is rising star in Congress and a clear and effective voice for affordable, accessible health care; responsible public health practices, reproductive choice, gun violence, and more. Join us to make the calls to re-elect Lauren Underwood to Congress! Note: These phone banks will be coordinated by the Underwood campaign. Once you sign up here, your information will be forwarded to the Underwood campaign, which will send you the links you need to connect to the phone bank.
INFO HERE: https://holdthelineguide.com RSVP HERE: https://zoom.us/meeting/register/tJYpcuGurjgtHNPtskCNtdNe9TRS6QFVObuz Hold The Line: A Training to Defend Democracy Description Concerned about how this year's election is taking place? You are not alone. The authors of "Hold the Line: A Guide to Defending Democracy" are leading a workshop to help people like you take action to ensure that the election is free and fair, and that the results are respected. We are researchers, organizers, and activists who've seen how people-powered movements have protected freedom and democracy around the world. Join us on October 20 from 7:30-9:00pm ET and October 27 from 7:30-9:00pm ET for a 2-part training to learn how you can start an election protection group in your community to ensure that: a) Every vote is counted. b) Any irregularities are investigated and remedied. c) The results of the election are respected—at the state and federal level. We'll start by reviewing potential scenarios that might unfold between Election Day (Nov. 3, 2020) and Inauguration Day (Jan. 20, 2021), and then offer evidence-based strategies to respond, and steps you can take to act. We also encourage you to read the full guide online at to get up to speed: http://bit.ly/holdthelinepdf The stakes are too high to sit this one out — so let’s get to work!
Wednesday, October 28,[masked]:00 AM - 4:00 PM ET Staging location, 2517 Niles Ave, Saint Joseph, MI 49085 RSVP HERE: https://secure.everyaction.com/9hbnWRWuwEqFUdVKG6By6A2 In our final drive to flip Michigan blue, we are organizing canvassing in Southwest Michigan to talk with Democratic voters we have not been able to reach through phone calls and texts. There is no carpooling being organized so participants are responsible for their own transportation. Pre-canvass health screening will be conducted at the Michigan staging location. PPE will be required and safety training will be provided on maintaining social distancing to protect volunteers and voters. Canvass locations will be 1.5-2 hours from Chicago. Additional details will be provided prior to the event.
Philosophy – Social Issues – Economics – Environment – Foreign Policy Welcome to the Democratic rEvolution! * Our process is tremendously effective, but it is new, different, and requires patience and discipline. Please read this whole description. ** If this is your first meeting, do not be more than 15 minutes late (so we can filter out trolls). This is a session of real citizen democracy. We take turns presenting various ideas to one another for how to improve our society, and we solicit the support of other citizens for our ideas. However, what makes this extraordinary is our technology. In our Citizen Assemblies we use the Egora networking platform, “The Worldwide Stock-Market of Ideas”. Egora enables everyone to 1) develop their own political philosophy out of various ideas, 2) determine which ideas are most strongly supported by the people, and 3) use a simple algorithm to find the true representatives of the public will (and elect them into public office). Video presentation of Egora: https://youtu.be/db5nIJVQ-3U Keep in mind that this event is part of a much larger process – it is a continuing series of events. You can jump in at any point, but consider your first meeting as preparation for the next meeting. Once you are familiar with how we work, we will be more than happy to have you take the lead on a topic of your choice. (FYI, we usually start with the Universal Basic Income as an introductory topic, with speakers for and against.) Lastly, our meetings are always open to everyone from around the world. As it turns out, we––the people––are all on the same team, and we are stronger when working together! ;-) *Citizen Assembly Opening Notes* 1) We maintain the right to freedom of speech. This does not include hate speech or threats of violence. Time limits may be imposed. Be ready to hear opposing opinions. 2) Be mindful of everyone’s time. You will have more than one chance to speak. We take turns speaking one person at a time. We do not interrupt, except for quick interjections, and we let each other finish speaking. Raise your hand to be recognized to speak. 3) Focus on advancing your best ideas, not on winning every argument. Be strategic. We encourage side conversations in the chat to settle points not relevant to the group. Use the chat! 4) Make connections with other participants. This meeting is a part of an ongoing process, which continues outside of the official meetings. Connect with people to prepare for the next meeting. 5) We are here to do politics, not to talk about politicians doing politics. This is a citizen lobbying session, not a citizen commenting session. 6) Criticism is cheap; what we want is better ideas. An imperfect idea always beats no idea. If you think your idea is worth saying but not worth your time to write it down in advance, it is not worth our time to listen to it either. 7) As individuals we are partial; as a group we are impartial. We are here to develop our own philosophies and to assist one another in doing so. We never vote on any ideas as a group because the measurement of support is done with Egora (Egora-ILP.org). 8) We follow a specific format. We present an idea; we gauge the agreement with that idea; we gauge the support for that idea within Egora; we allow for clarification and dissent; we make time for solicitation of support for that idea; we move on to the next idea. 9) This community is what you make it. You have the power here, and you have the responsibility that comes with that power. If you don’t like the topics, that is your fault. Bring us better ideas. Speak up! 10) We need leaders. We need people who will take charge and organize more meetings. You can promote those meetings here, including breakout sessions. We have many opportunities for you to apply and develop your leadership skills. We will help you. We are here to empower one another! 11) Help us grow. The most important part of promoting democracy is practicing it yourself regularly...