News You Can Use – Election Edition 11/1


PA Stands Up

News You Can Use to get involved the week of Nov 1, with just one week to go until election day!

As we head into the homestretch, we’re regrounding ourselves in what’s at stake for our families this election. Reproductive rights, the freedom to vote, living wage jobs, environmental protections, and public education are on the line. That’s why we’re signing up for extra shifts between now and election day. We don’t want to look back on November 9th and wish we’d done more.

Here’s the thing: every vote counts. You only get to vote once, but when you spend your time talking to your co-workers, friends, family, and neighbors, you have an opportunity to make a bigger difference in this election. Each conversation we have with a potential voter matters: if you change just one person’s mind, you may turn one vote for our values into two — and that is HUGE. We know that many of the elections happening next Tuesday will be decided by a razor thin margin, from races for state legislator all the way to the race for US Senate.

More than that, though, each conversation we have allows us to build deeper relationships with the people in our community. Crooked politicians, wealthy donors, and divisive media personalities spend millions of dollars and thousands of hours trying to turn us against one another. They tell us the problem is the person on the other side of the tracks or in the next town over. But when we take the time to talk with one another, we can help one another see that working class people have a shared stake in coming together to confront the wealthy and the powerful in order to build an America for all of us.

So, let’s get out there and knock on some doors and make some calls.

In solidarity,

—Ashleigh, Edwin, and Jacob for PA Stands Up

P.S. If you can’t do a shift yourself, but want to show your support, forward this email to a friend, or make a special donation to help us get out the vote.

PA Stands Up

  • 11/02 – Mitigating Election Disinformation: Sign-up! 
  • 11/03 – Movement Politics Textbank: Sign-up!
  • 11/03 & 11/05 – PA Senate: Deep Canvass to WIN: Sign-up!
  • 11/03 & 11/05 – PASU Deep Canvass Phone Bank [Virtual Event]: Sign–up!
  • 11/04 – Billionaires Can’t Buy Us Rally: Sign-up!
  • 11/07 – Movement Mondays | Volunteer Recruitment Phone Bank: Sign-up!

Lehigh Valley Stands Up

  • 11/02 – Lehigh County Courts and Corrections Meeting on Ending Solitary Confinement: Sign-up!
  • 11/05, 11/07 & 11/08 – Get Out the Vote with Lehigh Valley Stands Up: Sign-up!
  • 11/7 – LVSU Organizing Meeting: Sign-up!
  • 11/07 – Critical Campaign Callathons [Mark Pinsley]: Sign-up!

NEPA Stands Up

  • 11/01 – Knock Doors for Fern with Malcolm Kenyatta!: Sign-up!
  • 11/01 – Flip the Senate: Make Calls with Team Shukaitis: Sign-up!
  • 11/01 – GOTV Phone Bank with Team Rosenfeld!: Sign-up!
  • 11/02 – NEPA Stands Up November General Meeting: Sign-up!
  • 11/03 – Phone bank with Vito Malacari: Sign-up!
  • 11/05 – Get Out the Vote with NEPA Stands Up: Sign-up!
  • 11/05 – Canvass with Jennifer and Hope in Monroe County:  Sign-up! 
  • 11/05 & 11/06 – Final GOTV Weekend with Meg Rosenfeld!: Sign-up!

Lancaster Stands Up

  • 11/01 & 11/03 – Volunteer Recruitment [Izzy Smith-Wade-El]: Sign-up!
  • 11/03 – Phone Bank for Mark Temons for State House: Sign-up!
  • 11/05 – Canvass for Mark Temons in South Londonderry Township!: Sign-up!
  • 11/05 – Get Out the Vote with Lancaster Stands Up: Sign-up!

Berks Stands Up

  • 11/01 – Phone Banking Tuesdays! [For Jill Dennin] Sign-up!
  • 11/03 – 11/06 – Knock Doors with Johanny Cepeda-Freytiz: Sign up!
  • 11/05 – Get Out the Vote with Berks Stands Up: Sign-up! 
  • 11/05 – Phone bank With Johanny: Sign-up!
  • 11/05 – 11/07 – Pottstown GOTV: Sign-up!
  • 11/08 – Election Day Canvassing! [For Jill Dennin] Sign-up!
  • 11/08 – Election Day Phone Banking!  [For Jill Dennin] Sign-up!

Reclaim Philadelphia

  • 11/01, 11/02/ – 11/08 – Phonebank for Rick For Philly: Sign-up!
  • 11/01 – 11/03 – Postcard Writing to South Philly Voters: Sign-up! 
  • 11/01 & 11/03 – Phonebank for Liz Fiedler: Sign-up!!
  • 11/02 – Canvass Recruitment Phonebank: Sign-Up!
  • 11/02, 11/05 & 11/06 – South Philly Canvass for Liz Fielder: Sign-up!
  • 11/05 – Rally and Canvass Launch with Josh Shapiro. (Hosted by Liz Fielder): Sign-up
  • 11/05 – GOTV Weekend + Election Day Canvass with West/SW Philly Votes! (Hosted by Rock for Philly): Sign-up! 
  • 11/05 – 11/08 – Midterms Canvassing Sign Up: Sign-up!
  • 11/05 – 11/07 – Office Help for Liz Fiedler: Sign-up!
  • 11/08 – Election Day with Liz Fiedler: Sign-up! 

Capital Region Stands Up

  • 11/02 – Wednesday Canvass [Justin Fleming]: Sign-up!
  • 11/05 – 11/08 – Door knocking in Hampden Township for Sara Agerton: Sign-up!
  • 11/05 – 11/08 – Door Knocking in Mechanicsburg for Sara Agerton: Sign-up!
  • 11/05 – 11/08 – Door Knocking in West Shore for Sara Agerton: Sign-up!
  • 11/05 – Saturday Canvass [Justin Fleming]: Sign-up!
  • 11/06 – Sunday Canvass [Justin Fleming]: Sign-up!

That’s all we have this week! If you haven’t already, become a member of your local PA Stands Up chapter — or join as an “at-large member” living elsewhere in the state — so that together we can build a Pennsylvania that works for #AllofUs.