See You September 22!
Sundays used to be for visits with the grandparents, walks on the beach, lingering brunches, return from travel. Now? We are locked in, no travel and no walking because of the smoke from the apocalyptic West Coast fires. The upcoming elections are frightening enough but these days I seriously have trouble figuring out what to do with myself! Speaking of Sundays with grandparents...I used to watch Harry Belafonte with my grandparents on Saturday night and last night I found myself watching a Harry Belafonte special on MSNBC, "The Sit In: Harry Belafonte Hosts the Tonight Show". It can be found on Peacock and if you have a chance I heartily recommend it. Unknown to me, he was an activist, close to MLK and really a change agent. It is worth the 90 minutes.
I am so excited about our next meeting, Tuesday, September 22. Read below! We will be joined by DNC Member, our friend and a fantastic speaker and fountain of knowledge, Melahat Rafiei! I so look forward to seeing you there.
Our next meeting!
We are so excited to be joined by
Member of the
Democratic National Committee,
Business Owner, Activist, Mother
and great friend of DemOC PAC
Tuesday, September 22
Melahat is knowledgable about all things political and she can talk about national politics and California politics. She is going to update us on what is happening Nationally from her DNC perspective! It will be a great evening!
Voting draws near
As the election draws near, DemOC PAC has been giving more and more money. In our next newsletter, I will again recount for you the many races we have given to...we are about to give to several more...to our California House candidates, Senate candidates nationally and the Biden/Harris ticket!
We are nearing our $100,000 goal; if we push we can make it and help so many candidates. Many thanks to those who have given. We are so grateful.
If you have not yet given, please hit the button and GIVE.
There is power in numbers, our donations are curated by our masters in the Political Research Committee.
Please join in today!
Julie Tapp here with some PACTIVISM options for our beloved DemOC PAC community. We have at least one opportunity a week to make a difference for (1) local Congressional races, (2) vital swing states to flip the Senate, and (3) President(s) Biden & Harris. We are the roots of the Democratic party...please get involved, stay focused, and let's get these wins!!
Tuesdays Are for Texting!
Ease into your week by reaching hundreds of voters in minutes! Have fun texting fellow Americans in swing states about our vision for a Biden/Harris country full of goodness. You will use your computer for this activity, preferably using a Google Chrome browser, and you may have to navigate between 2-3 open tabs.
Sign up for "2020 Victory National Text Team Training" here: https:/mblz.io/6WrfR8
Once you are trained, 2020 Victory National Text Team will send you a link to sign up for a shift at your convenience. To get all the links form the campaign in advance, set your shift for this time:
Every Tuesday, 11am - 1pm (Pacific Time) text voters while hanging out with Julie on Zoom -- if you can handle all the multi-tasking! https://us02web.zoom.us/j/3562282339
Wednesdays Are for The Wins!
OC Congressional Candidate Phone Banks Every Wed., 5 - 8pm PT
You will need a computer and a phone for this activity.
Make calls with other DemOC PAC friends!
Harley Rouda Virtual Phone Bank with Roni - Sign up here: https://www.mobilize.us/harleyforcongress/event/295175/
Katie Porter Virtual Phone Bank with Julie - Sign up here: https://www.mobilize.us/porterforcongress/event/309260/
Fridays are for Flipping Florida
Flip the State House and Get 29 Electoral College Votes for Biden!
Write Letters via this Swing Left - Vote Forward Collaboration
You will need a computer, printer, paper, envelopes and stamps for this activity.
More info about Flipping Florida campaign here: https://swingleft.org/p/florida
Sign up here to write letters: https://votefwd.org/district/FLGOTV2020B
Saturdays are for Swing States
Make calls to voters to help elect Joe Biden, Kamala Harris, and Democrats down the ballot this November. Calls will rotate through different swing states between now and Nov. 3. The training is exceptional, and the conversations you'll have with voters could not be more important!
Call Crew Training link: https://www.mobilize.us/2020victory/event/296312/
Once you are trained, go here to make calls: https://www.mobilize.us/2020victory/event/291103/
Every Saturday, 9-11am (Pacific Time) Julie will be making calls and hopes to see you on the campaign's slack channel!
NOTE: The Dem Dialer is a great technology once you learn it! In order to make calls, you'll need the following:
A computer: a desktop, laptop, or tablet. IMPORTANT: please use Chrome or Firefox as your web browser, NOT Safari, which does not work with the Dialer. (If you're using an iPad, be sure to download the free Chrome app to use as your web browser.)
A phone (cell phone or landline) for audio - note that the calls will NOT show your number or contact info, but you do need the phone to connect with the DemDialer
Headphones, optional but recommended for comfort and ease of use.