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Check this page regularly for Action items you can help with. Postcarding, phone banking, events, protests and more! In addition to local actions, we're gearing up for the 2024 election. Have an action you'd like us to post? Email us at: [email protected]. Thank you to United Thru Action for providing some of these listings.


Interactive NY Redistricting Map CUNY has created the Redistricting & You: New York online map to help members of the public, journalists, elected officials, and other redistricting stakeholders compare and analyze proposed district maps in New York.


Blue Voter Guide makes voting easy by clearly showing the endorsements of a wide range of progressive organizations. Blue Voter Guide will show your ballot for all national offices, all statewide offices and ballot measures, and your state legislators. In most locations, we’ll show you your down ballot races as well.


Democracy Labs  DemLabs created an interactive, clickable map of the US that illustrates key races and ballot initiatives across the nation. See Key 2024 RacesClick on your state to see what races and ballot measures will be on the ballot in 2024 or click on the “filter” buttons on the left to see which states across the nation have abortion access / restriction initiatives on the ballot.

DemLabs created the the webpage and map based on data collected by DemCast, which cultivates, amplifies, and maximizes the impact of grassroots digital media.


Live overseas?  Don't forget to VOTE! Please share this Vote Abroad information with friends, family and especially any STUDENTS! 

"Abroad civilian voter registration numbers jumped 50 percent between 2016 and 2020. Around 900,000 U.S. citizens returned ballots from abroad in 2020, a record. This was enough to bring both Georgia and Arizona over the finish line for Biden that year."  Village Sun article. Click HERE to request your ballot.


Feb. 24, 2024

Thanks to Downtown Nasty Women for this weekly action:

National Action: Help Americans w/ Disabilities Overcome Barriers to the Democratic Process!

Action: Text SIGN PTJMOQ to Resistbot at 50409

Support  S. 3747: the Removing Access Barriers to Running for Elected Office for People with Disabilities Act, S. 3749: The AID Local Government Leadership Act, and S. 3748: The Accessible Voting Act. This legislation will address longstanding access barriers to the democratic process for disabled Americans and help local, and state governments comply with disability rights and civil rights laws. There is much work to be done, but these laws are a critical step in fulfilling the promise of the Americans with Diabetes Act. Text SIGN PTJMOQ to Resistbot at 50409. 

Source: Jessica Craven, Chop Wood Carry Water, 2/15



Feb. 15, 2024

Let's keep the momentum going in 2024!  Live in Long Island, NY?  Join this Facebook Group, Proud to be a Democrat, Long Island and get involved in upcoming races.


TOM SUOZZI FOR CONGRESS 
SPECIAL ELECTION FEB. 13, 2024

Take action in the NY-03 (Long Island) Special Election to help elect Tom Suozzi to Congress!

See VID on the campaign trail HERE


FINAL WEEKEND TO KNOCK ON DOORS FOR SUOZZI!

SATURDAY, FEB. 10TH 

COME JOIN US IN HELPING DEMOCRAT TOM SUOZZI TAKE BACK THE SEAT!! 

Thank you to CONGRESSMAN DAN GOLDMAN
and his team for sponsoring buses for us to go to NY-03

Buses leave from the East side of Union Square near 15th ST at 11AM!!!

SIGN UP HERE TO RESERVE YOUR SEAT

IT IS CRITICAL THAT WE WIN THIS SEAT!!!!    

GO DEMS!

BE PREPARED:  with Snacks, Lunch, Water, Comfortable Walking Shoes, a fully charged phone (backup charger recommended) and Warm Clothing

IMPORTANT: PLEASE DOWNLOAD THE  MINIVAN APP ON YOUR PHONE 

Questions? Contact [email protected].

Thank you!


GRAND CENTRAL & PENN STATION VOLUNTEERS NEEDED!

The Suozzi campaign is seeking volunteers to hand out Suozzi literature at Grand Central and Penn Station on the evenings of Feb 6, 7, 8, 12 and 13 to commuters heading out to NY CD 3. Please ask your friends, family and neighbors to sign up to help out. GOTV is essential for this race and there are many that do not even realize that there is a special election on Feb 13 and early voting starts on February 2.  Signup here to help 


KNOCK ON DOORS FOR SUOZZI WITH VID!

EVERY SATURDAY!!!! 

VID will be coordinating canvassing in the NY-03 district for Suozzi over the next several Saturdays from Jan 20-Feb 10.  Early voting starts Feb 2 and Election day is Feb. 13th. 

We are looking for "captains" to coordinate each weekend, driver volunteers and of course volunteers to knock on doors (canvassers).

Please sign up to HERE. 

Questions? Contact [email protected].

Thank you!


OTHER WAYS TO KNOCK ON DOORS FOR SUOZZI 

CANVASSING FOR SUOZZI

Below is the Suozzi for Congress campaign’s canvassing links and schedule, beginning on January 6! Events are run out of campaign offices around the district. 

WEEKDAY CANVASSING (NOON START TIMES)

 

WEEKEND CANVASSING (10AM, 12PM, 2PM START TIMES)

 


POSTCARDS FOR SUOZZI

The Suozzi for Congress campaign recommends postcarders use Postcards to Voters for writing to NY-03 voters. On Sunday’s in January, postcarders will meet via Zoom for “Sunday’s for Suozzi'' to write cards together in collaboration with Markers for Democracy.

  1. Postcards to Voters (PTV)
    Click the PTV Linktree to sign up to write, receive addresses if you're already an approved writer, or get help from a PTV Rapid Response volunteer.  If you joined already, please note that Abby the Address Bot is unable to text right now.

  2. SUNDAYS FOR SUOZZI (SUNDAYS AT 4PM)  Sundays For Suozzi continues! Each week features a special guest. TOM SUOZZI and REP. JOE NEGUSE will be the special guests on Feb. 4th.   REGISTER HERE.  Sponsored by Markers for Democracy.
    In collaboration with Markers for Democracy, join other postcarders via zoom.  
  3. THIS SATURDAY, JANUARY 27TH - IN PERSON postcard writing party in Astoria:Janurary 27th, 12pm-2pm at Katch Astoria 31-19 Newton Ave., Astoria, NY 11102 RSVP:[email protected]

PHONEBANKS FOR SUOZZI

Zoom links are sent out the morning of the day’s phone bank to all signups. More shift times will be added throughout the campaign.


ABOUT TOM SUOZZI

Below are some helpful links to learn more about Tom Suozzi and NY-03!


 


WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 17TH, 2024, 6-8PM -PHONEBANK SPONSORED BY VID AND MANHATTAN DEMOCRATIC CLUBS

CLICK HERE TO RSVP

 


DAY OF ACTION - JANUARY 14, 2024

Please join us on the GOTV day Sunday, January 14th for Tom Suozzi to take back the Congressional NY-3 seat from which George Santos was expelled. This will be a pivotal race that will set the tone for winning back the house in 2024. It will be the first step towards protecting our democracy. Signup HERE.

We hope you can join us!

 CLICK HERE TO RSVP



Posted Dec. 17, 2023

Join No More 24 on Monday, December 18, 12PM at City Hall! (Broadway and Murray St)

Demand Speaker Adams stop stealing women's health and holidays! Click here to sign up for monthly protests.


March at City Hall December 19th!

Please join NYC Families, NYIC, the UFT, Advocates and Elected officials next week for the Childrens March for Our Schools. Key Information: What: The Childrens March for Our Schools When: Tuesday, December 19, 2023 at 3:45pm Where: Meet inside City Hall Park at Jacob Wrey Mould Fountain. Enter the park at Broadway and Park Place. Who: You, your family, your school community! We Encourage You to Bring Students to this Rally to Uplift their Voice in this Fight!

RSVP:https://tinyurl.com/KidsMarch2023


Posted Dec. 12, 2023 - POSTCARDS!
There are several postcard campaigns right now to write for school board races that are coming up.  Yes, school board races.  They've become even more important as the dark money financed, "Mom's For Liberty", have stuck their noses into these races so they can take control and ban books and more.  Democrats running in these races are "regular people"  with little to no financial support, so we need to help them get the word out! 
Markers for Democracy, a robust grassroots activist group, has postcard information for these races on their website.  You can go to "Postcarding" on their menu, then select "Postcards for Democracy". You can sign up there to access addresses and more info. CLICK HERE for current postcard campaigns for school board races in California.
Check back SOON for information about writing postcards for the congressional race in NY-03 (George Santos district). There's a special election in NY on Feb. 13, 2024.  So, stay tuned!

Check HERE for a list of "Dem Facts" to help counter GOP misinformation. Share with friends and foes alike! Thanks to grassroots activist group, Downtown Nasty Women for putting together these weekly facts.

Posted Dec. 10, 2023

Mayor Adams budget proposal eliminates 100% of funding for community composting and curbside composting outreach in 2024. This will eliminate 115 greens jobs and the support for community composting at 8 organizations - Big Reuse, GrowNYC, LESEC, Earth Matters, Queens Botanical Garden, NY Botanical Garden,  Brooklyn Botanic Garden and Snug Harbor. 

Rally on Monday 12/11 at 9AM at City Hall Park


Posted Dec. 9, 2023

MOMS DEMAND ACTION: RSVP HERE

Vigil of Remembrance

Thursday, December 14, 2023

6:00 PM -  7:30 PM ET

Hebrew Union College

1 W 4th St, New York, NY 10012

We are gathering to honor victims and survivors of gun violence on December 14th. 

The 11th Annual Vigil of Remembrance will be an in-person event and will include speakers, music and a candle-lighting ceremony (candles will be provided).

Marking the 11th year since the Sandy Hook shooting and the founding of Moms Demand Action, the vigil is always moving and memorable. 


Posted Dec. 8, 2023
Bleecker Area Merchants' & Residents' Association: Save Morton Williams Supermarket Rally Sunday, December 10th. 2023! If you haven't yet signed the petition, you can do so online at www.change.org/p/save-our-greenwich-village-supermarket

Please join the CB2 Schools & Education Committee for a discussion panel about NYC's 60-Day Shelter Eviction Policy and its effect on student well-being and academic outcomes. Mon. Dec. 11 @ 6:30PM. Attend via Zoom: https://bit.ly/CB2-schools


Guide to Plastic-Free Sustainable Holiday Gifts!  Click HERE and Happy Holidays from VID!


Posted December 6, 2023
New Yorkers! This takes 2 seconds. There are a ton of unsigned bills on Hochul's desk. This one would mandate elections on even years, which would increase voter participation and save money! Spread the word. 
Sign petition HERE.
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Please submit a brief comment by Dec. 7th.  Please follow the instructions here to submit your comments. 

If you could each take just 5 minutes to submit a comment to the DOJ? The AFT (Bureau of Alcohol, Firearms, and Tobacco has proposed a  rule change that would mandate ALL gun sellers to conduct background checks.  Details and instructions on how to submit rules are below (can you please forward this email to 5 friends).

Close the Loophole and Demand Background Checks on New Guns Sold! 

1 in 5 legal gun sales happen without background checks due to loopholes in current federal law. A new proposed rule would crack down on unlicensed gun sellers and expand background checks to more gun buyers. But first, we need to drive as many public comments of support as possible before the December 7 deadline. The gun lobby will fight tooth and nail to oppose this rule—they want to sell more guns, even to people convicted of domestic abuse or violent felonies. We need to drive as many comments as possible.

Every year, millions of firearms are sold in the United States without a background check, no questions asked. Only federally licensed firearm dealers are required to conduct a background check—but people can sell guns without being a licensed dealer. That means someone convicted of a violent crime could be turned away from a licensed gun dealer, walk across the street, and buy an AR-15 at a gun show—no questions asked. If you sell guns for profit, you should be required to run a background check on gun buyers. It’s just common sense.

Source: Giffords Courage to Fight Gun Violence 

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SAVE OUR COMPOSTING!
Mayor Adam's budget cuts will eliminate the entire NYC Compost Project, including the Ecology Center, Big Reuse, Earth Matter NY, the four botanical gardens and GrowNYC's compost programs. No more food scrap drop off sites - ALL GONE FOR GOOD IN TWO WEEKS !$&#%!! Save Our Compost Rally Wednesday, December 6 12-1pm City Hall Park (Enter on Broadway & Park Place) Demonstrate your solidarity in preserving New York City's community composting initiatives. Join the in-person rally organized by the Save Our Compost Coalition, sponsored by Council Member Sandy Nurse.
There is also phonebanking: “share your concerns to council members and city officials. Attend a virtual orientation with Save our Compost volunteers. Sign up here.

Please sign the petition to Mayor Adams and city council members to keep community composting which is at risk from being cut from the budget

https://www.grownyc.org/petition


Message from Postcards to Voters:

New Campaign: Dec 5 Special Election

Your Help Needed A.S.A.P.!

A Republican Florida State Representative resigned and a Special Election was called.  It will be held December 5 and many speculate that this date was chosen to enjoy low turnout to keep the seat in Republican hands.

What they were not counting on was you.  When you pitch in to write at least 5 fun, friendly election reminders to Democrats in Florida's 118th State House District, you're following a long line of similar writing campaigns where red seats were flipped to blue.  It's almost one of our hallmarks since conditions that would normally spell super low voter interest make what we do even more powerful.


We're writing for Democrat Johnny Farias and we have plenty of addresses to share with you.  If you can help by writing to 5 voters (or more), we can get through the list in time to make a difference. Your mailbox magic can both lift Democrats' spirits and flip this seat!  

Click link below to get addresses, for additional information and also to sign up with Postcards to Voters if you haven't written with them before:

Click here for postcard information.

Message from VID

VID has worked with Postcards to Voters (and Tony the Democrat) and they need our help! You can also contact [email protected] with any questions.

THANK YOU for helping to save democracy! 


Monday, 11/27, 8pm (and 11/30 and 12/1)
Team Hour of Action with Climate Changemakers!
Online
Join Team Monday (or Thursday or Friday) for the most productive Hour of your day! In 60 minutes, we get up to speed on a timely climate policy issue, learn how we can impact it this week, and then actually take action. Curious what to expect on the Hour of Action? Read more here. ​There's no need to prepare — come as you are. Whether you're a seasoned advocate or brand new to political action, this space is for you. If you're curious to preview the resources we'll use, check out our Action Hub. ​Register above and check your email or calendar invite for the Zoom link. Check out the Climate Changemakers 2022 impact report with all the juicy results of last year's advocacy. (Does that say 3,500 calls to Congress?! Yes, yes it does.) We can't wait to see you and make some waves together! Register here: https://lu.ma/climatechangemakers


Tuesday, 11/21, Noon-1pm
Truth Tuesdays at FOX “NEWS”
Outside the NewsCorp Building at 1211 6th Ave, NY, NY
Join us every Tuesday for FOX LIES DEMOCRACY DIES. We will be right outside the NewsCorp Building at 1211 6th Ave. Fox continues to spread misinformation about COVID-19, the outcome of the 2020 Presidential election, and the January 6 insurrection. It's time to push back against Rupert Murdoch's right-wing propaganda machine. More info here: 
https://www.truthtuesdays.org/