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Help Liberal Moms of Roswell and Cobb Help Jon Ossoff #FlipThe6th

Help Liberal Moms of Roswell and Cobb (LMRC) continue their efforts to help Democrat Jon Ossoff #FlipThe6th and win the open House of Representatives seat on June 20.

Founded in November 2015 by a local liberal mother in East Cobb, LMRC now boasts 1,000 members, many of whom devoted themselves to getting the vote out for Jon Ossoff. Your donations and purchases from the LMRC shop will fuel their efforts to canvas for Ossoff a second time. If you know someone who lives in Cobb or Roswell counties who might like to join LMRC, tell them about it!

 

Visit the LMRC web page:

https://www.lmrcnow.org

 

Donate to LMRC:

https://www.lmrcnow.org/donate

 

Purchase from the LMRC online shop (profits benefit the org):

https://www.lmrcnow.org/shop

 

Like its Facebook page:

https://www.facebook.com/LMRCnow/

 

Follow LMRC on Twitter:

@lmrcnow

 

Read a Slate piece on grassroots progressive efforts in Georgia’s 6th District that mentions LMRC:

http://www.slate.com/articles/news_and_politics/politics/2017/04/the_progressive_renaissance_in_georgia_s_6th_is_not_going_away.html

 

 

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Help Elect Democrat Julie Byrd Ashworth to the Tennessee House on June 15

Got a state-level house race for you. Please help elect Democrat Julie Byrd Ashworth to the Tennessee House of Representatives in a June 15 special election.

Ashworth is a lifelong Tennessee resident and has served as a state trial attorney for 28 years. She ran unopposed in the Democratic primary and will face three opponents in the general for the District 95 state house seat–a Republican and two Independents. Republican Mark Lovell vacated the seat following allegations of sexual misconduct. Ballotpedia does not give a rating on the seat, but Flippable notes that Mitt Romney won the district with 80 percent of the vote in 2012.

 

See Ashworth’s campaign web site:

https://julie95.org

 

See her page on Flippable:

http://elections.flippable.org/elections?id=STNH095

 

See her page on Ballotpedia:

https://ballotpedia.org/Julie_Byrd_Ashworth

 

Volunteer for Ashworth’s campaign:

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfxU2fZJgQkH2-laN7-IEbuGmSNl1_VWZQr3gkdHmrqAJxulA/viewform?c=0&w=1

 

Donate to Ashworth’s campaign:

https://secure.actblue.com/contribute/page/votejulie

 

 

 

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Join The Postcard Effort to #FlipThe5th

We have another postcard campaign for you! Urge voters in South Carolina’s 5th Congressional District to come out on June 20 and vote in the special election for the Democratic candidate.

Tony the Democrat is back with a postcard mission, if you choose to accept it. Your handwritten postcards will urge South Carolinians to turn out and vote Democrat. The special election is to fill the federal house of representatives seat vacated by Mick Mulvaney.

If you wish to participate, use your cell phone to text HELLO to (803) 630-0295.

You can also email

Postcards       at     TonyTheDemocrat.org

…to request addresses.

Please mail your postcards within three days of handwriting them. Also remember–do not include any information that could identify you when writing your postcards, and only contact each address once.

The deadline for mailing #FlipThe5th postcards is June 13, no matter where they’re coming from.

When you write your postcards, please do the following:

Mention that Democrat Archie Parnell is running for Congress in the 5th district. (Yes, you can mention his name on your postcards, and you can mention his web site, http://www.ArchieParnell.com, but stick to that specific language if you choose to discuss Parnell. Do not go beyond it.)

Mention that June 20th is election day.

Say something along the lines of how Parnell will work with anyone who shares his commitment to put country before party.

Also, like the Postcards to Voters page on Facebook:

https://www.facebook.com/PostcardsToFlip/

Learn more about the Democratic candidate in the special election, Archie Parnell:

http://archieparnell.com/meet-archie

Like his page on Facebook:

https://www.facebook.com/ArchieParnellforCongress

Follow him on Twitter:

@Archie4Congress

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Help Democrat Rob Quist Win Montana’s Special Election on May 25

Help Democrat Rob Quist defeat his Republican challenger to win Montana’s May 25 special election to fill its sole House of Representatives seat.

Quist is facing a tough battle but of course he has a chance. Ballotopedia rates the house seat as ‘solidly Republican’, and it was vacated by a Republican, Ryan Zinke, who left to run the Department of the Interior.

As of March 29, Quist’s Republican opponent, Greg Gianforte, reportedly raised $1.5 million for his race–twice Quist’s haul of $750,000. But there’s a third candidate, Libertarian Mark Wicks, who could draw votes away from Gianforte.

The race for the seat actually got underway in early March, once the political parties chose their nominees.

Quist is a musician and outdoorsman who has never held elected office before. He recently stepped down from the Montana Arts Council, where he had served for 11 years.

See Rob Quist’s campaign web site:

http://robquist.org/meet-rob/

Like his Facebook campaign page:

https://www.facebook.com/robquistformontana/

Follow him on Twitter:

@RobQuistforMT

Donate to Quist’s campaign (Note: If you give through this link, half your donation will go to Daily Kos unless you adjust the ratios beforehand):

https://secure.actblue.com/contribute/page/dkendorsesrobquist

Read Quist’s Ballotopedia entry:

https://ballotpedia.org/Rob_Quist

Read stories from Montana newspapers about Quist, his background, and how the Democratic party of Montana chose him as their candidate:

http://billingsgazette.com/news/government-and-politics/mt-democrats-pick-musician-rob-quist-to-run-for-us/article_ae4853b1-3b4b-565c-8769-6ddea049a7b8.html

http://billingsgazette.com/news/government-and-politics/mt-democrats-pick-musician-rob-quist-to-run-for-us/article_ae4853b1-3b4b-565c-8769-6ddea049a7b8.html

Read about the fundraising efforts of Quist and his Republican opponent, and the early intensity of spending on the race:

http://www.bozemandailychronicle.com/ap_news/montana/special-election-spending-tops-in-just-weeks/article_7744d33c-3a37-57ec-b677-531c2dbbfe3a.html

http://www.bozemandailychronicle.com/ap_news/montana/gianforte-raises-million-quist-k-for-us-congress/article_b4b3bab3-8707-5ba2-81a5-5814ee59990c.html

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Help Democrat Alexis Frank Win Mick Mulvaney’s Old House Seat in South Carolina on June 20

Help Democrat Alexis Frank win Mick Mulvaney’s old house seat in South Carolina. The primary is on May 2 and the special election is June 20.

Frank is a 26-year-old Army veteran, a mother of two, and a progressive Democrat. Her race has gotten less attention because it involves a standard primary (rather than the jungle primary situation in Georgia’s 6th district) and advances to a special election on June 20–coincidentally the same date as the runoff for GA06.

Ballotpedia rates South Carolina’s 5th District as “safely Republican.” Mulvaney left to head the U.S. Office of Management and Budget. Frank is one of three Democrats in the race, in addition to seven Republicans and five candidates from other parties.

If we hear word that she is open to a postcard campaign, we will write a post on that. As of now, she needs us to spread the word about her, and she needs donations of money and phone-banking.

 

See Frank’s campaign web site here:

http://www.frank4congress.com

 

Like her Facebook page:

https://www.facebook.com/frank4congress/

 

Follow her on Twitter:

@Frank4Congress

 

Phone-bank for Frank:

http://www.frank4congress.com/phonebank

 

Donate to Frank’s campaign:

https://www.crowdpac.com/campaigns/192895/alexis-frank-protect-what-you-love

 

Read an interview with Frank on Medium.

 

See the Ballotpedia entry on Frank:

https://ballotpedia.org/Alexis_Frank

View at Medium.com

 

 

 

 

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Follow Michael McDonald for Updates on Early Voting Figures for Jon Ossoff’s House Race in Georgia’s Sixth District

Follow Professor Michael McDonald for periodic updates on early voter turnout for Jon Ossoff and others running in the Georgia special election for its 6th District House of Representatives seat.

Dr. Michael P. McDonald is an associate professor of political science at the University of Florida. He runs the United States Election Project, which tracks American voter turnout.

Future posts will talk about the United States Election Project and its implications. Right now, we want you to know about McDonald’s Twitter feed, because he’s tracking and posting information about the early vote totals in the special election for the open house seat in Georgia’s 6th District, which Jon Ossoff hopes to win. If Ossoff can draw at least 51 percent of the vote, the seat becomes his, with no need for a head-to-head contest or a runoff.

According to his tweets on Sunday April 1, slightly more than 8,000 ballots were cast and accepted since early voting began on Monday, and the Democrats have the lead.

Follow Professor McDonald on Twitter:

@ElectProject

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Help Elect Democrat James Thompson to Fill Mike Pompeo’s Old House Seat in Kansas on April 11

Do you live in Kansas’s 4th Congressional District? Do you know anyone who does? Vote for Democrat James Thompson to take Mike Pompeo’s old House of Representatives seat in a special election on April 11.

Thompson, a civil rights lawyer and an army veteran, is facing off against Republican Ron Estes and Libertarian Chris Rockhold in the special election, which takes place on April 11. Ballotopedia rates the House Rep seat as “safely Republican,” but that’s no reason not to support Thompson’s campaign.

 

See Thompson’s campaign web site here:

http://www.votejamesthompson.com

 

Like his campaign on Facebook:

https://www.facebook.com/votejamesthompson/

 

Follow him on Twitter:

@JamesThompsonKS

 

Donate to his campaign:

https://secure.actblue.com/contribute/page/james-thompson-for-congress

 

Phone-bank for his campaign:

http://www.votejamesthompson.com/phonebank

 

Read his Ballotopedia entry:

https://ballotpedia.org/James_Thompson_(Kansas)

 

Read local newspaper articles that discuss how he was chosen to represent the Democratic party in the special election:

James Thompson wins Democratic nomination to fill Mike Pompeo’s seat in 4th District

http://www.kansas.com/news/politics-government/article132183819.html

http://cjonline.com/news/local/state-government/2017-02-28/democratic-candidate-james-thompson-says-kansas-special#

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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DEADLINE IS PAST: Use the Power of Postcards to Help #FlipThe6th

Update: April 12 is the deadline for mailing postcards WITHIN Georgia.

April 13 is the deadline for mailing postcards within Georgia’s 6th District.

If you live outside of Georgia, time’s up. But rest assured we’ll be scouting for future postcard campaigns of this nature and we’ll get a blog post up right away.

 

Like to write and mail postcards? Want to help the Democrats claim the open house rep seat in Georgia’s 6th District on April 18? Join the Postcards to Flip the 6th Project.

When you email Tony, the organizer, you will receive five street addresses belonging to qualified Democratic households.

You agree to mail five heartfelt, hand-written postcards to Democratic constituents in Georgia’s 6th District, asking them to come out and vote.

As of April 8, more than 57,000 voters in the counties of DeKalb, Fulton, and Cobb had received postcards from those who joined the project.

We apologize for not writing about this earlier, but we only learned about it on April 9. If you want to do this, email Tony TODAY and get to work on your postcards once you get your addresses.

IMPORTANT: This is a Get Out the Vote (GOTV) effort. The language on your postcards should urge the recipient to do just that–get out and vote. Do not mention any candidates by name. Don’t pick up your pen until you’ve read the Easy Rules and the Suggested Talking Points and have agreed to abide by them.

 

To receive your first five street addresses, email:

TonytheDemocrat     at    gmail.com

 

Read a blog post about the Postcards to Flip the 6th Project:

Change is possible.

 

Not convinced it’ll work? See this screenshot of mailed postcards and the reactions of their recipients:

Screenshot of reactions of people who received Postcards to Flip the 6th