WRITE TO JUDGE AMY CONEY BARRETT: It seems that the only person who can actually stop Amy Coney Barrett’s nomination is Judge Barrett herself. We can appeal to her sense of right and goodness. We can speak from our heart to hers. https://www.boston.com/news/national-news-2/2020/09/21/amy-coney-barrett Here is one such letter: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1dRIffdy4j3agCa6AgidB8LHteo2thv8Y/view?usp=sharing Let’s write our own postcard to her at Hon. Amy C. Barrett, Robert K. Rodibaugh United States Courthouse, 401 S. Michigan St., South Bend, IN 46601-230. (h/t)
by committing to upholding Smiley in her confirmation hearings. Let’s call and tell our Senators to ask Amy Barrett if she will uphold Smiley as settled law and if she believes the Constitution allows state legislatures to appoint electors without passing a law to do so.
ELECTION - GET OUT THE VOTE (GOTV)
ART RESISTANCE TO ENCOURAGE MAIL IN VOTING: In 2020, artists making political statements have typically done so on the streets, with murals, protest placards or by knocking down old monuments. But much overlooked is the envelope as a place for art. Since a stamp symbolizes the mail-in vote, it has come to represent a form of resistance, a form of direct action. The New York non-profit TRANS> has created a stamp project called “These Times”. The project, which will premiere both online and in sticker format, features 50 artists and institutions who stress the urgency of voting. https://www.theguardian.com/artanddesign/2020/sep/30/these-times-stamp-art-project Let’s share this and get our own plan ready for our mail in ballot.
Broward for Progress has a way for us to help by calling Independent voters and infrequent Democratic voters in Broward county and sharing our stories, why we are fighting for our Democracy and to getting them to use their power and help, to VOTE. There are regular training sessions twice a week and they are about to open more days up so even if we can’t make it during the listed times, they will help us find a way to make it work. We can learn more and sign up here: https://actionnetwork.org/forms/online-phone-banking-2