UPDATED - March 18, 2018
Ultimately, the most effective way to make our voices heard on the issues that are important to us, including gun safety, is to VOTE for candidates who share our values at the federal, state and local levels. EVERY SEAT, EVERY ELECTION!
The time is now for each and every one of us to stand up —not against what we hate about Trump and the Republican controlled Congress—but for what we love about our country. It is our right and our responsibility!
We need YOU to be a part of our boots-on-the ground army of canvassers, phone/text bankers, postcard writers, support staff and others! There are spots for everyone, even those who cannot physically canvass. If you're hungry for change, then we have a place and a job for you!
March 13 - you ROCKED the vote in deep red Pennsylvania District 18!
Thank you, thank you, thank you! Your calls, texts, postcards, canvassing and donations propelled Conor Lamb, a Democrat, to a win in a heavily gerrymandered district that Trump won by 20 points in 2016.
Many thanks to all who text/phone banked, donated, canvassed and helped the campaign. When we GOTV, Dems win!
March 24 - Palm Beach Indivisibles Voter Registration Training
Learn how to register people to vote by attending our March 24, 2018 general meeting and training with Harriet Diamond of the League of Women Voters. The training will be held in the morning at the STEM Education Center, 4800 Dreher Trail North, West Palm Beach, 33405. RSVP by going here
Deep Canvassing with Florida 18 Voters
Training and materials will be provided, and refreshments will be provided afterwards!
Canvassers work in teams of at least two people, and inexperienced canvassers are paired with a "pro" who will provide expert guidance and support. Participants report that this is an energizing, rewarding and fun experience! Canvassing usually lasts for 2 hours. Please bring water and sunscreen. Wear comfortable clothing and shoes.
NOTE: You must be registered with Florida 18 Voters in order to participate. To register, please go to www.florida18voters.org.
There are no canvassing events schedule for the weekend of March 24 or March 31. Please check back later for future canvassing dates!
April 10 - Upcoming Special Election for Senate District 31
Democrat Lori Berman is running to replace Jeff Clemens, who vacated his seat earlier this year. A map of the district can be found here. We will provide additional information as it becomes available.
• Are you and everyone you know registered to vote by mail (VBM)? The chance of voting doubles when a voter uses a VBM option. VBM ballots are counted FIRST and you can confirm receipt of your VBM ballot on line. Go here for additional information on vote by mail and go here to register to vote by mail in Palm Beach County.
•Are you willing to learn to register voters? If so, sign up for our March voter registration training (above), and check out the League of Women Voters website (below).
•NEW-3/4!!! Are you willing to phone bank for candidates? Check out this link to register.
•NEW-3/4!!! Are you willing to help flip seats in other states? If so, join a "Flip" group on Facebook. Flip Nation is a great place to start. Click on the link to find them on Facebook.
•NEW-3/11!!! Are you willing to help with races outside of Florida? Use this candidate support tool to help candidates in races all over the country with text banking, phone banking, events and other activities.
•Are you willing to write postcards to voters? If so, go here for more information.
•Are you willing to join Rapid Resist or Rapid Results? RAPID RESIST is a text banking / text messaging platform backed by a nonprofit organization (501c4) being used by resistance groups (including Indivisible groups) in many states across the country. For more information, go here. Go here to get started. RAPID RESIST is being used to mobilize resisters at local events, and their sister organization, RAPID RESULTS (rapidresults.us) is being used in Get Out The Vote text message campaigns for anti-Trump candidates. Go here for more information.
•Are you willing to help people obtain proper identification so they can vote, and/or drive people to the polls? Join VoteRiders, which is a non-profit organization that provides free voter ID assistance. Volunteers also sign up to provide transportation to the polls on election day.
•Are you willing to help voters complete their vote by mail applications using Stamp The Vote? If so, sign up by sending an email to StampTheVote@gmail.com. You can also find the Young Democrats at facebook.com/PBCYD, firstname.lastname@example.org, and pbcyoungdemocrats.org.
•Are you willing to become a poll worker? Other than voting - Becoming a Poll Worker (or Poll Watcher) is one of the best ways to help the Democracy thrive and ensure fair elections throughout your State. In order to be a poll worker you must apply, receive training and meet certain qualifications. Palm Beach County poll workers are paid up to $400. Go here for more information to become a poll worker in Palm Beach County. For other counties, contact your local Supervisor of Elections.
•Are you aware of election dates in your county? Check out the State of Florida Supervisor of Elections website
--League of Women Voters of Palm Beach County - https://www.lwvpbc.org/
--League of Women Voters National -- https://www.lwv.org/
--Flip Florida (on Facebook) - https://www.facebook.com/groups/FlipFlorida/
--Caucuses and Clubs in Palm Beach County - https://www.pbcDemocraticparty.org/club-and-caucus
--Democratic Party National -- https://www.democrats.org/
--List of candidates, rolling updates, by Elizabeth Cronise McLaughlin - https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/18Z0EdMsgdSf9DsGvEcamAVr_0KyMBon-NnHu_ZAYKLU/edit?usp=sharing
--The Enlightened Voter is a free publication with information and links to resources - https://theenlightenedvoter.com/
--The Florida Department of State Elections website maintains a list of races and candidates - http://dos.elections.myflorida.com/candidates/Index.asp
--Ballotpedia publishes a NATIONWIDE calendar of elections - https://ballotpedia.org/Elections_calendar
--The New York Times list of 2018 races and results - https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2018/us/elections/calendar-primary-results.html