It is my job to listen to and serve women. Here is what you have told me you need at this moment in history: Solidarity, Healing, Accessible/ Effective Action Items, and Ways to Confront the System. So, that’s what we are doing with our RAGE on #BlackFridays with our RAGE. We will: Represent, Act, Gather, & Exit.
On #BlackFridays, we take action where we live, exit our workplaces and schools, and disrupt business as usual to build power that transforms our society. We are a show of force in the streets and in the halls of government, corporations, and institutions alike. Last week thousands of women joined in the first #BlackFridays action – it’s time to escalate!
On #BlackFridays, we wear black to show our solidarity with each other. This is no small thing. It is brave as hell to out yourself as a warrior for women, children, and justice. Do it. Be brave. Wear your courage and your fury.
Let your sisters see you! Wear Black, take a photo, and post online. Your story can start out by saying: “On Fridays I wear black because…. #BlackFridays.”
HERE ARE THIS WEEK’S ACTION ITEMS:
COMMIT NOW TO THE LAST WEEKEND:
Study after study shows that the most effective way to get people to vote is by having conversations with them in the four days before Election Day (Saturday, November 3rd–Tuesday, November 6th). It’s when we remind voters to get to the polls and make sure as many people as possible have their voice heard at the ballot box this year. And the clock is ticking! The election will be in just a few short weeks. There are 435 seats in the House of Representatives, and Swing Left has identified 84 of the most competitive races, where Democrats have a strong chance of winning.
Hundreds of women stepped up to run for House seats this year and many of them are on the ballot in November. But in 23 critical Swing Districts, they’re running against Republican incumbent men who have had years to stockpile big campaign war chests. One major way you can support these women candidates is to donate to all of them at once through Swing Left here.
On #BlackFridays we gather to heal and disrupt. Movements grow when people take actions in public. This week we’re canvassing. Don’t worry if you’ve never canvassed before. Campaigns will give you training before you go. And remember, canvassing is always more fun with friends!
Talking to voters in-person is the single most effective way we can have an impact on the upcoming midterms. Swing Left has made it easy to find your highest impact voter contact event this weekend. Just go here and plug in your zipcode.
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