We all have a lot riding on the outcome of this election, and we’re all feeling some justified anxiety. Some of us have been able to support campaign organizations directly. Some of us have been volunteering for weeks. And if you want to put some of that nervous energy to good use by doing a little more direct support, we wanted to share a few ideas.
If you want to help out by volunteering, start here:
The Joe Biden call tool will route you right into the next available phone banking shift calling voters in a state of your choosing:
At Vote Save America, you can find a whole range of volunteer opportunities.
Indivisible is hosting phone banks to beat Donald Trump, flip the Senate, and hold the House of Representatives.
Planned Parenthood is hosting a briefing to talk about next steps on November 5. You can sign up for that here: LINK TK
If you’re looking for a place to make a last-minute donation, we have a few recommendations for that, as well:
Mike Espy is running against Senator Cindy Hyde-Smith in Mississippi. Their race is within single digits, and it’s the one with top billing in the state. If you’re thinking about impact, that’s important — they’re not competing for oxygen with the presidential. So Mississippi is one place where a last-minute donation can go further than almost anywhere else.
In Georgia, Raphael Warnock, the senior pastor of Ebenezer Baptist Church, is running against a whole crowd of candidates (including Sen. Kelly Loeffler) in one of the state’s two US Senate elections this fall. Chances are, he’ll finish first when votes get counted tomorrow — but unless he breaks 50 percent, he’s headed for a runoff with the next highest vote-getter. So every dollar he doesn’t spend between now and tomorrow can immediately start laying the groundwork for the conclusion of this race.
This is also a Census year, and state lawmakers elected this fall all across the country will be responsible for drawing new legislative and Congressional maps in 2021. The Democratic Legislative Campaign Committee is doing incredible work to flip chambers right now — and the scale of their operation is massive. Donations you send their way will help with recounts, ballot chase programs, and runoffs that could make a huge difference for building progressive power over the course of the next decade.
Finally, lots of voters will have to wait in lines that are way too long when casting their vote. Pizza to the Polls is a nonprofit that makes this process slightly more tolerable by sending delicious pizza to polling locations all over the country where queues are building up.
This is an all-hands-on-deck moment. We got this, y’all. LFG.