Congratulations. Let’s get to work

We got out the vote. The blue wave hit a sea wall, as we knew it would. The Senate and many, many Congressional districts are gerrymandered so that Democrats must vote in far greater numbers to win – even leaving aside the blatant voter suppression we saw in Georgia, North Dakota, and elsewhere.

But we took back the House. We won many important down-ballot races. We’ve given ourselves a fighting chance. Thank you, from the bottom of my heart. You can take a moment, now. Take a deep breath. There is hope.

Of course the work begins again immediately. Leave it to this president to fire his attorney-general the morning after the midterms and replace him with a crony.

This is an attack on the Mueller investigation. It’s time to march.


ONE THING YOU CAN DO RIGHT NOW


Nobody is above the law. We rally. Join Indivisible SF at Civic Center tomorrow, Thursday November 8, from 5:00-8:00PM.


UPCOMING EVENTS


Meeting with Feinstein staff
Thursday, November 15
12:00 PM – 1:00 PM
One Post Street, Suite 2450
REGISTER NOW

Stand Up SF November Meeting
Discuss election outcomes and our next steps.
Sunday, November 18
2:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Bethany United Methodist Church — note new location
1270 Sanchez Street
REGISTER NOW

Stand Up SF Holiday Party
Saturday, December 1
6:00 PM – 10:00 PM
1436 Taylor Street
REGISTER NOW

Thank you for all that you do,
Rachel

The most important thing

What’s the most important issue in your life? Are you most concerned about keeping your health care, Medicare, and Social Security? Are you most concerned that people of all religions and races are safe from violence? Are you most concerned about climate change?

Whatever your most important issue is, the most important thing you can do right now is to get Democrats to vote, to protect that thing, and everything you hold dear.

Direct contact with voters is the most effective tool we have to ensure Democrats vote, and the more Democrats vote, the more elections we win.

I’ll be phone banking today with Democracy Action, and I’m inviting you to join me.



ONE THING YOU CAN DO RIGHT NOW


Sign up for today’s phone bank, or any phone bank over the next three critical days.


UPCOMING EVENTS


Phone Bank with Democracy Action
Sunday, November 4
1:00 PM – 5:00 PM – or drop in anytime!
Harrington Galleries
599 Valencia Street
REGISTER NOW

Meeting with Feinstein Staff
Thursday, November 15
12:00 PM – 1:00 PM
One Post Street, Suite 2450
REGISTER NOW

Stand Up SF November Meeting
Discuss election outcomes and our next steps.
Sunday, November 18
2:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Bethany United Methodist Church — note new location!
1270 Sanchez Street
REGISTER NOW

Thanks for all you do,

Laura

P.S. Did you miss the voting party? Check out these resources Paul compiled about local and state ballot measures.

It’s go time

There are only six days to go until the midterms. This week, the president’s hateful rhetoric is implicated yet again in deadly violence against innocent people. Hold the dead in your hearts. May their memories move us to acts of charity and justice.

We’ve been waiting for this moment for two long years. May we get out the vote.


ONE THING YOU CAN DO RIGHT NOW


Visit Red to Blue SF and learn all the ways you can pitch in. Stand Up’s own Laura Shapiro is phone bank captain at Red to Blue HQ all week.


UPCOMING EVENTS


Stand Up SF Voting Party
Saturday, November 3
1:00 PM
Location TBD
REGISTER NOW

Join us as we sift through the various ballot propositions and candidates in this year’s election, and lend your voice to the discussion. A social and collaborative alternative to doing your voting homework in isolation.

Phone Bank with Democracy Action
Sunday, November 4
1:00 PM – 5:00 PM – or drop in anytime
Harrington Galleries
599 Valencia Street
REGISTER NOW

Meeting with Feinstein staff
Thursday, November 15
12:00 PM – 1:00 PM
One Post Street, Suite 2450
REGISTER NOW

Stand Up SF November Meeting
Discuss election outcomes and our next steps.
Sunday, November 18
2:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Bethany United Methodist Church — note new location
1270 Sanchez Street
REGISTER NOW

Stand Up SF Holiday Party
Saturday, December 1
6:00 PM – 10:00 PM
1436 Taylor Street
REGISTER NOW

Thank you for all that you do,
Rachel

Let’s leave it all on the field

We have just nine days left to turn out voters. To spread the word. To take our country back.

THINGS THAT WILL NOT HELP TAKE BACK OUR COUNTRY:

  1. Trump being a bad President
  2. Republicans in Congress passing terrible policies
  3. Having more yard signs than Republicans

THINGS THAT WILL HELP TAKE BACK OUR COUNTRY:

  1. Talking to voters
  2. Talking to voters again
  3. Talking to voters a third time

ONE THING YOU CAN DO RIGHT NOW


Sign up for our Women Calling for Women phone bank to elect women Democrats who share your values. Men are welcome to join!


MORE ACTIONS TO JOIN


Women Calling for Women Phone Bank
Tuesday, October 30
5:00 PM – 8:00 PM – or drop in anytime!
RedToBlue HQ
2390 Market Street
REGISTER NOW

Stand Up SF Voting Party
Saturday, November 3
1:00 PM – 3:00 PM
Location TBD
REGISTER NOW

Phone Bank with Democracy Action
Sunday, November 4
1:00 PM – 5:00 PM – or drop in anytime!
Harrington Galleries
599 Valencia Street
REGISTER NOW

Stand Up SF November Meeting
Discuss election outcomes and our next steps.
Sunday, November 18
2:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Bethany United Methodist Church — note new location!
1270 Sanchez Street
REGISTER NOW

Don’t see an event that works for you? Sign up for one of these! You’ll see some familiar faces there, too.

Hell no to the memo

If you have trans, gender nonconforming, or intersex family or friends, or even if you’re a person with an ounce of empathy and compassion, it’s been another terrible week in Trump’s America. According to a DHHS memo exposed by the New York Times, the administration seeks to define sex based on genitalia recorded at birth. There’s no science behind this. It’s just another cruel attack on people who are already marginalized and traumatized.

There’s no liberation without trans liberation. There’s no throwing anyone under the bus. The only way we get through this is together.

As for what to do about it, Chase Strangio of the ACLU offers seven action items here, including donating to organizations doing the work, having hard conversations with cis folk, and seeking out and supporting the work of trans and non-binary writers and activists.

Front and center: get out the vote.


ONE THING YOU CAN DO RIGHT NOW


Visit Red to Blue SF and learn all the ways you can pitch in to ensure that a Democratic congress stops the Trump agenda in 2019 and for the duration!


UPCOMING EVENTS


Tracy GO Team 10/27
Saturday, October 27
10:00 AM – 3:00 PM
Tracy, CA
REGISTER NOW

Phone bank at “The Fortress”
Saturday, October 27
12:00 PM – 4:00 PM
404 Sanchez Street at 17th
REGISTER NOW

Stand Up SF Voting Party
Saturday, November 3
1:00 PM
Location TBD
REGISTER NOW

Join us as we sift through the various ballot propositions and candidates in this year’s election, and lend your voice to the discussion. A social and collaborative alternative to doing your voting homework in isolation!

Stand Up SF October Meeting
Sunday, November 18
2:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Bethany United Methodist Church — note new location!
1270 Sanchez Street
REGISTER NOW

Stand Up SF Holiday Party
Saturday, December 1
6:00 PM – 10:00 PM
1436 Taylor Street
REGISTER NOW

Thank you for all that you do,
Rachel