East Shore’s Get Out the Vote August 2020 Update

by Amanda Strombom

We’ve got our processes in place and running smoothly, so we’re ready to coordinate more people participating. If you have a bit of time to help out, please read on to choose the method that works best for you. Please invite three friends (whether members of East Shore or not) to participate in one of the upcoming events with you, so we can take our activities to the next level.

Get Inspired

Watch the movie Suppressed 2020: The Fight to Vote, a newly updated version of the previous movie about Georgia’s attempts to block people from voting. Highly recommended! It’s available on YouTube or through Brave New Films.

Postcard Writing

We have more than 25 members involved in writing thousands of postcards to voters in South Carolina who may have been purged from the rolls.  Our members and friends have already covered two counties in South Carolina, and we’re expecting addresses for other states to be determined soon so that we can continue the great work.

More postcard writing events will be organized as more mailing addresses become available, so let Amanda Strombom know if you’d like to be included on the email list for future postcard writing events.

Letter Writing: Friday, September 4, 10:30 am

For those who don’t feel comfortable with lots of handwriting, letter writing via Vote Forward, is also going well. Most members doing this are using their own supplies of paper, envelopes and stamps, although Kristi Weir is happy to print and deliver letters to you, and others are willing to donate stamps, if obtaining the supplies or using a printer, is a challenge for you.

The next letter writing event is on Friday, September 4, 10:30 am via Zoom. Contact Geri Kennedy, Laurie Wick or Kristi Weir if you’re planning on participating, and please keep Geri updated on how many letters you’ve prepared to help us keep track of our successes.

Phone Banking

If calling people is more your style, please register for a UU the Vote phone banking event. They will be holding these events every two weeks until the election. Register to participate at uuthevote.org/phone-banking. Your phone number will be shown as “private number” for those receiving calls.

Text Banking

If you prefer to text, join Reclaim our Vote! You can register here and you’ll have access to the information about what they’re doing.

Whatever you choose to do, it will help to make a difference in the upcoming election. Contact Amanda at amanda.strombom @ outlook.com if you have any questions.