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Thank you for sticking with your physical distancing
INDIVISIBLE MONTGOMERY
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Hi <<First Name>>,

I hope this message finds you and your family health and adjusting to life in a pandemic. During these times where we are remaining physically distant from people, there's no reason we have to distance ourselves socially. This means we can still reach out to people virtually and by phone and still make a difference in our community.

And to that end, we have created a new webpage with a series of resources for you during these times of physical distancing. This includes valuable and trusted news sites, opportunities to help others in the community, and other sites with a wide variety of information. From donating food, to calling home-bound seniors, and multiple ways to volunteer, I hope you'll take a look!

Of course, we are still as focused as we can be on the November election. Scroll down into the Updates section to find ways to get involved.

Best,

Chris Pickett
This week! (Indivisible Montgomery events in bold)
  • Monday, Apr. 6: Indivisible will host “Using social media to build community and take action” at 8pm Eastern. RSVP here.
  • Tuesday, Apr. 7: Indivisible Montgomery day of action! Scripts in your inbox tomorrow morning.
  • Tuesday, Apr. 7: Tele-townhall with Rep. Jamie Raskin. RSVP here or call 877-300-1219 at 2pm.
  • Wednesday, Apr. 8: Indivisible will host “Using social media to build community and take action” at 3pm Eastern. RSVP here.
  • Thursday, Apr. 9: CASA will host "The crisis within the crisis: Fighting for immigrant justice in the midst of pandemic" at 3pm Eastern. RSVP here.
Upcoming notable events
  • Apr. 21: Join the Montgomery County Dems for a virtual volunteer engagement session from 7 to 9pm. RSVP here.
During this Congressional recess, we are condensing the committee updates into a single section. You can find information on important stories and actions below.
 
What we're reading:
  • Trump announces intent to nominate White House lawyer Brian Miller as inspector general for $2 trillion coronavirus law (The Washington Post)
  • Trump suggests firing watchdog was payback for impeachment (The Washington Post)
  • CREW requests coronavirus records on Kushner’s Oscar Health (CREW)
  • How to fix our voting rules before November (The Atlantic)
  • Digital door-knocking: Voter outreach in a pandemic (The New Yorker)
  • Study: Biden can unite progressives and swing voters with a focus on climate (Vox)
Maryland voting news and actions
The Maryland State Board of Elections has expected to recommend to Gov. Hogan that the June 2 presidential primary be conducted entirely by mail. If Hogan agrees, ballots would be mailed to all registered Maryland voters, who would return them by mail using an enclosed postage-paid envelope or drop them off in ballot boxes at locations to be determined. No registered voter would have to submit an application to received a vote-by-mail ballot. In-person voting would be eliminated entirely.

Write letters to encourage traditionally under-represented voters in swing states to vote on Nov. 3. Go to Vote Forward to learn about the letter-writing campaign and print your own letters, following the directions here. For additional help, including effective messages, check out our tips on writing these letters. Video chat with your friends or family for a virtual letter-writing party! Do not mail your letters now - we’ll collect them this summer for mailing in October. Contact Steve at if you have any questions.

National voting actions
On Tuesday, Apr. 7, an important race will be decided for Wisconsin Supreme Court. An extreme right-wing judge is running against a liberal judge in a race that could bring the court close to tipping back toward liberal control next year. The election is Apr. 7 and you can make a difference in this critical election for justice and democracy in Wisconsin by donating to Judge Jill Karofsky.

You can participate in a test to compare the effectiveness of letters and postcards in registering targeted voters in PA. Print letters or have them (and envelopes) left at your door. Contact BetsyKrieger@gmail.com of Sister District MD-3. More information here.

Text with or donate to the Indivisible Payback Project.  The Payback Project is targeting your "favorite" nine Republican senators, including Sens. McConnell, Graham, Collins and Loeffler. You can help defeat them by supporting critical organizing work in their states. Go here to learn how.

Resistance Labs also has texting projects for encouraging those in other states to request mail-in ballots--an essential in an era of social distancing! More information here.

You can donate now to the eventual Dem nominee in a number of 2020 races. Funds like Ditch Mitch, Retake the Senate, or any of the SwingLeft funds are great ways to make sure your donations are used by Democrats in important races in November.

Want to donate or volunteer with a group fighting voter suppression or encouraging women to run for office? Check out this page with a short list of organizations that do that.
Your support for our work will be critical to making the change we need in 2020. Please consider giving to Indivisible Montgomery today!
And visit our website: indivisible-montgomery.org
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