OI Members - THANK YOU
After 208 weeks of organized resistance to Trump tyranny, democracy wins! OI members have worked at the federal, state and local levels to restore our democracy. We saved the Affordable Care Act, built a Blue Wave election in 2018, supported our fellow citizens who have faced so many threats and now, removed Trump from office.
The Action Team thanks you, the OI membership, for giving voice to OI and making us successful. Without your commitment, your persistence, your outreach, and your passion, our victories would never have happened. You gave life to our weekly Calls to Action and made our efforts worthwhile; we are grateful to you.
The OI tally of our state and local election successes is on our website, at: https://www.olympiaindivisible.org/endorsed-candidates-win.html
Action: Savor the feelings of empowerment, solidarity and satisfaction, and accept our THANKS FOR YOUR EFFORTS. Now is a great time for self-inventory, how will you stay engaged in safeguarding our successes and continually progressing towards a more just and open society for all. And give yourself and others a big pat on the back!
VOLUNTEERS NEEDED: Michael Steadman Ballot Chasing Effort
As you may be aware, Michael Steadman's effort to oust Gary Edwards on the county commission is TOO close for comfort. As of last night's election results, Michael is down by almost 600 votes. Thurston County Democrats are embarking on a ballot chase journey and need YOUR HELP with the effort.
We are in the process of developing our plan, figuring out our targeted universe (fancy way of saying figuring out who the DEMS are on the challenged ballot list), and recruiting volunteers to help.
We hope to start making calls to voters and hitting doors to collect forms as early as tomorrow, but we don't have an exact time frame yet. Please let us know of your willingness to help by filling out this form: https://forms.gle/huBqcon1wtb5KTQM7. We will send details to willing volunteers once we have them set in stone.
Support Warnock and Ossoff in Georgia
The possibility of a bluer 2021 US Senate is real! Help Georgia Democratic senatorial candidates Raphael Warnock and Jon Ossof win their January 5th, 2021 runoff elections. Our partner organizations Flip the West, Common Power, and Vote Forward all have opportunities to GOTV in Georgia. Let's do this!!!!!!
There has been some misinformation circulating about contributing to the Georgia Senate campaigns, so OI member John Flory contacted friends in GA who work for Ossoff’s campaign and Warnock’s campaign and with the Fair Fight folks.
Action: Donate directly through the candidates campaigns is the consensus.
Our fellow Georgians working for Ossoff and Warnock, plus the folks at Fair Fight, are thrilled we are interested and helping out.
Also, please note that Moscow Mitch’s PAC has shoveled over $43 million into Perdue’s campaign, and another out-of-state PAC has put $37 million into Loeffler’s.