At Sunday’s gathering, we discussed Indivisible and Flip the West over an array of Pinot. We popped a bottle of Schramsburg Blanc de Noirs (made from Pinot Noir), sipped a Van Duzer Vineyards Pinot Gris from Willamette Valley, Oregon, and celebrated Pinot Noir from the Sonoma Coast (Reeve), Marin County (Stubbs), Willamette Valley Vineyards, France (47 N), and three counties in California (Reata).
Indivisible is a grass roots organization mobilizing people to take “regular, iterative, and increasingly complex actions to resist the GOPs agenda, elect local champions, and fight for progressive policies. See www.indivisible.org for more information, including:
The Indivisible Pledge - take it now to ensure the Democratic Party rallies together to defeat Trump in 2020
A 2020 Grassroots Playbook, Indivisible on Offense: A Practical Guide to the New Democratic House
A Debate Watch Guide for the second Democratic Debatee coming up on July 30, 2019 (Sanders, Warren, Buttigieg, O’Rourke, etc.) and July 31, 2019 (Biden, Harris, Booker, Castro, etc.).
Flip the West is the same team behind Flip the 14, which helped flip 7 of 14 Republican house seats up for grabs in the 2018 midterm election through a strategy of registering voters, mobilizing voters in the midterms who usually only voted in presidential elections, and targeting first time voters. Now their strategy is to take key Senate seats in Arizona (Martha McSalley), Colorado (Corey Gardner), Montana (Steve Daines), and Texas (John Cornyn).
Even if you live in the bubble of the San Francisco Bay Area, you can still impact change in swing states and swing districts through several easy methods identified by Flip the West, including those outlined at https://www.flipthewest.com/get-involved:
Phonebanking - Make calls to voters in targeted districts with instructions, scripts, and links from Flip the West.
Go Door-to-Door - Attend a canvassing event where you will go door-to-door talking to voters in a critical swing district or state. This is a perfect opportunity visit your friends and family in swing states and get to work!
Postcarding - Join a postcarding house party, writing personalized messages to voters.
Textbanking - Text voters in Republican-held districts and states from the comfort of your home! Flip the West provides the instructions and links to get you started.
Hosting a House Party - A fundraising affair where you provide the space and Flip the West provides a speaker to help raise money for the resistance.
Hosting a Field Party - A friends who want to donate time instead of money by reaching voters through phone banking, text banking, or postcarding.
Check out these resources on line and start taking action today!