Good news…and Get Out the Vote!

What a relief to have some good news in the midst of the constant flood of Republican schemes to take away our rights, our healthcare, and our money. First, Democratic candidates won big races in the elections on Tuesday. Read about it in this article the Washington Post.

Second, the resistance (that’s us!) is acknowledged as a major contributor to the election results. Read about it here.

Third, the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee (DCCC) has added TX21 to its target list of swing districts for 2018! With Lamar retiring, strong Democratic candidates, and the Republicans scrambling to enter the race, we have a chance to win TX21! Read about it here.

Get Out the Vote!

A key factor in Tuesday’s stunning wins was Getting Out the Vote (GOTV). What is GOTV? It’s contacting people who have voted Democratic in the past few elections and encouraging them to, yes you guessed it, get out and VOTE! Unlike Republicans, who are consistent voters, Democrats tend to NOT vote in every election. GOTV has been proven to work to elect Democratic candidates. It worked in Virginia for this week’s election and it worked for Obama in 2008 and 2012.

Check out our own Lynn Kurth talking about TX21 Indivisible’s GOTV initiative, called Work your Circles! It’s easy and everyone can do it. Let’s get started!

Resistance getting you down? Wondering what’s next? Get Out the Vote!

Resisters! What can we ALL do next? This is easy and important – simply talk to the progressives you know and help them commit to voting.

TX21 Indivisible’s Get Out the Vote (GOTV) initiative is called “Work your Circles.” We are developing GOTV guides for each of the 10 counties in TX21. They provide the info you need. Here is the first batch, with more to come.

GOTV Guide Kerr Co

GOTV Guide Gillespie Co

GOTV Guide Kendall Co

GOTV Guide Comal Co

GOTV Guide Travis Co

GOTV Guide Hays Co

Here’s how to Work Your Circles.

Reach out to your circles of friends and family and talk about their voter registration. Ask if they’re registered. If they’re not, tell them how. Ask if they have moved, changed their name, etc. Any of these changes could cause them to be turned away from the polls.

Most importantly, look them in the eye and get their commitment to vote for progressive candidates. Make them promise. Offer to remind them to vote. Be persistent.

Use this conversation to talk about the election coming up November 7! Yes, there’s an election coming up and early voting has already started. Offer this Guide to Constitutional Amendments to assist voters.

Nov. 7 Constitutional Amendments

Let’s Work our Circles and elect progressive candidates in 2018!