SAVE OUR DEMOCRACY
VOTE THIS THURSDAY!
Ballots will drop in Thurston County on Thursday, October 8 and the rest of the state a week later.
Thurston County Auditor Mary Hall
Email firstname.lastname@example.org Call: 360-427-9670 ext. 470
Auditor's Office 411 N 5th St. Shelton, WA 98584
Get Ready to PROTECT THE VOTE
First, be aware of efforts at voter intimidation.
This is the first time in almost 40 years that the GOP will be allowed to participate in poll monitoring in a presidential election. The court injunction banning them just expired. Years ago, the GOP illegally tried to prevent voter participation with an intimidation ploy using armed off-duty police officers.
Now, free of the court injunction, the Trump campaign has promised to have an “army of 50,000 poll watchers” across the country. Their intent is clearly to intimidate voters. Here’s why we are worried:
Second, be alert to GOP plans to overturn the will of the voters
The Trump campaign has stated they will ask Republican controlled state legislatures to ignore the will of their voters and require their electoral college voters to choose Trump. They also are planning to challenge the results and ask the Supreme Court to decide the outcome, hoping the conservative majority will rule in their favor.
What Can You Do?
ACTION: Start by educating yourself: The laws governing who can be a poll watcher and what is legal vary from state to state: https://www.ncsl.org/research/
Call Secretary of State Kim Wyman’s office with your questions or concerns: 360-902-4151
Take The Pledge: https://choosedemocracy.us/
Take the pledge to stay informed and be ready to act if efforts are made to overturn the will of the people. The organization Choose Democracy is geared up to inform voters and act to protect the results of the election. Show your support and sign up now!
What To Do If You Witness Voter Intimidation:
Tom Dyer says Protect the Results!
Tom want you to know there are 4 weeks to go until the election. We need to win and make it stick! Watch the video here! https://youtu.be/rB3lEzKea64
Calling Arizona Voters with Our New Partner - Flip the West
Join with cheerful Olympia Indivisible members and friends twice a week starting Monday, October 5 from 6- 8 p.m. to make calls to Arizona voters. Our fabulous new partner organization is Flip the West. Additional training and phone bank sessions are offered every Saturday from 10-12 noon, and alternating Mondays and Wednesdays through November 2.
Sign Up Here for any of the training and phone bank sessions.
Look for a confirmation email to join the event button (Zoom link) from Flip the West. The subject line will read: Olympia Indivisible Make Calls to Arizona for Mark Kelly! In advance of the training session, Flip the West will send you the “Arizona Tool Kit. ” Find scripts, information on Mark Kelly and other important documents that you can review in advance of the training.For more details check the OI website - Calling Arizona Voters.
Ruth Sent Us
Celebrate with a short video of this week’s Ruth Sent Us demonstration! https://youtu.be/vATqjx40_5s
State & County Actions
The Legislative Team Has Selected the Top Actions for the Week Of 10/04/20
Comment on the Thurston Climate Mitigation Plan (TCMP) by 5:00 pm Friday, October 16.
The purpose of the public comment period is for local residents to weigh in on the plan and improve it.
The plan’s original purpose was to meet targets that science tells us are necessary to stay below a 2 degrees Celsius temperature rise and avoid catastrophic climate outcomes. Overall, we feel this is a good plan which we absolutely want adopted by each of the four jurisdictions.
Background Information: Thurston Climate Mitigation Plan Online Open House and Thurston Regional Planning Council website.
ACTION: Submit comments to the Thurston Regional Planning Council by 5:00 pm, Friday, October 16th. It is important for you to stress the importance of the plan to you, why you want it, and your own sense of urgency about the plan being adopted, funded and implemented.
Mail : 2424 Heritage Court SW, Suite A, Olympia WA 98502; ATTN: Lester Tobias
Comments must be received by 5:00 pm, Friday, October 16th.
Talking Points to Personalize your Comments
I recommend that the Thurston Climate Mitigation Plan be adopted by all cities and the county without delay, and that sufficient funds and staff be set aside immediately to begin aggressive implementation.
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