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June Swing Left Grassroots Leaders Call - Shared screen with speaker view
Donna Gershenwald
21:03
Houston - help us flip TX. We can do it!!
Pat's iPad
21:16
ASK. Wasn't there a playlist to go along with letter writing? I can't find it. Or did I dream it?
Sarah Bellinson
21:25
Sarah from Hood River, OR
Alissa Friedman (she/her)
22:17
Alissa Friedman (she/her) Zooming in from San Rafael, California and Swing Left Marin.
rhondajohnson
22:24
Hello from Swing Left Santa Cruz!
Donna Gershenwald
22:37
Swing TX Left she/her
Sara Sampson (She/her) Indivisible OH-12
22:38
Sara Sampson, she/her, indivisible OH12. Alvin the cat is also joining us.
Pat's iPad
22:42
I am still processing the 5th hearing from today.
Elizabeth Sadoff
22:42
Elizabeth Sadoff, Action Group '22, Manhattan
Miriam Rabban
22:43
Miriam Rabban, Chatham, NY/ she,her
Katherine Johnson
22:43
Durham NC / she her hers
Gwen Stewart
22:43
She/her Bethesda, MD
Donna Troy-Wangler
22:46
Donna from Idyllwild/Claremont CA
judy shatkin, field team 6, wisconsin work, Chicagoland resident
22:49
judy shatkin, field team 6, wisconsin work, Chicagoland resident
*Michele Kunis
22:51
Michele Kunis (she/her) Philadelphia,
Susan Morgan - Indivisible Marin
22:53
Hi everyone - Susan Morgan from IndiMarin. She/her/hers.
Liz M NOPE DC
22:53
Liz McNichol (she/her) in DC
Robert Panas
22:54
Robert Panas (he,him) Swing Left Tri-Valley
Sue Freel (she/her)
22:54
Greetings from the New Wild Wild West, Greenwich Village NYC!
Janet Singer
22:54
Janet Singer she/hers Crimson Goes Blue. Somerville MA
Drew skilton
23:02
Drew Skilton (he/him) Wake Forest University Dems!
Tearanie | she,her | Mission for Arizona
23:05
Hello all! Tearanie, she/her, Gilbert, AZ 🌵
Sara Geelan (she/her)
23:09
Sara Geelan (she/her) Jenkintown PA - SwingLeft Montco
Kris McLonis
23:13
Kris from Ferndale, MI
Felicia
23:15
Felicia from Cape Cod, representing WeGOTV,
Carol Krafka
23:18
She/her, NOPE Neighbors, DC
Patrick
23:25
Patrick Cumberland, SL Rhode Island, he him his, calling from Palm Springs CA
Judith Bolker
23:38
Bruce - Swing Left Peninsula
Lotti Pharriss Knowles
23:41
Lotti (she/her) from Swing Left San Gabriel Valley and Swing Left Burbank & East Valley!
Larry Wiederhorn
23:47
Larry Wiederhorn (he/him) Las Vegas Nevada.
Barbara Kent
23:55
Barbara from Staten Island, Swing Left NYC
Dave Graepel
24:09
Dave Graepel SL North Central New Jersey
peter carr
24:53
Peter Carr he /him Santa Cruz, CA
Matt | he/him | Swing Left
25:13
I was lucky enough to go and register a few voters myself!
Matt | he/him | Swing Left
26:05
Woo! Thank you to all the groups that went out and canvassed this month!
Sonia Sinton-Clark
26:47
yay! Tearanie!!!
Janet Singer
26:58
Pls mute.
Susan Morgan - Indivisible Marin
27:40
We created this Spotify playlist for our zoom writing events. It's called “For the People" and includes upbeat songs relevant to activism. People seem to enjoy it. All welcome to use it! https://open.spotify.com/playlist/6wk7qrkUbxWJja6HBHcPGa?si=087a28dc453a419c
Patrick
27:51
Bad background in AZ presentation
Susan Morgan - Indivisible Marin
28:27
Yes, can anything be done about the background noise?
Pat's iPad
32:25
Thanks, Susan
Matt | he/him | Swing Left
32:58
Thank you, Tearanie!
Tearanie | she,her | Mission for Arizona
33:13
tchinn@missionforarizona.com (219)455-2627
Tearanie | she,her | Mission for Arizona
33:22
Thank you all for having me!
Pat's iPad
33:24
ASK. Our volunteers are afraid of canvassing because they think they will be asked specific questions about the candidate and their positions. What do we do about this?
Patrick
34:14
who is ROC for So CA (Palm Springs area)
Matt | he/him | Swing Left
34:23
@Pat - first, the campaigns always provide talking points - so they won't be without resources. Second, it's ALWAYS ok to say “I don't know" and just pivot to why the volunteer is supporting the candidate.
Matt | he/him | Swing Left
34:30
@Patrick - Mandeera!
Pat's iPad
34:49
Thanks, Matt.
Matt | he/him | Swing Left
34:54
@Patrick - his email is mwijetunga@swingleft.org
Tearanie | she,her | Mission for Arizona
34:55
Great question Pat! We will provide talking points for all candidates. For right now, or primaries are in August so we don's have all the Democratic candidates who will be on the ballot for the general.
Patrick
36:27
Thanks Matt. Got his email; What is name?
Matt | he/him | Swing Left
36:52
@Patrick - Mandeera Wijetunga
Drew skilton
36:56
Go college!
Patrick
36:59
got it thanks
Patrick
37:46
I want to start SL Palm Springs!
Lotti Pharriss Knowles
39:30
@Patrick: Do it! I just started a chapter, and we’re having our first meet-up this weekend
Donna Troy-Wangler
39:54
Any new US House target races coming up?
Madeleine Deisen | she/her| Swing Left
39:56
Woohoo! You can post your group at swingleft.org/groups/new
Madeleine Deisen | she/her| Swing Left
40:09
Yes, we added House targets in NH-02 and FL-02!
Madeleine Deisen | she/her| Swing Left
40:16
You can see all of our House targets at swingleft.org/targets
Larry Wiederhorn
40:21
when I presented the letter writing campaign in Nevada, several people were concerned with the Oct 29 mail date, since we have early voting and mail in ballots to everyone.
Larry Wiederhorn
41:20
we have a huge percentage of early and mail in voters
Patrick
41:27
Matt - mention the name of my community in case there is someone nearby to connect: Palm Springs, CA (normally I´m in RI)
Larry Wiederhorn
42:01
makes sense, thanks
Matt | he/him | Swing Left
45:02
I set a 15 minute daily time limit for Twitter and it's made my life so much better.
Colleen McCarthy (she/her)
45:38
Matt, you need to enforce this for me too
Matt | he/him | Swing Left
46:41
I couldn't do it through will power. I used the built in thing in the settings of my phone!
Colleen McCarthy (she/her)
47:38
ahh so smart
Susan Morgan - Indivisible Marin
48:12
100% agree that Dan Pfieffer is the most brilliant dem strategist and messaging expert we have in the Party. Following his guidance via his newsletter, The Message Box, closely.
Susan Morgan - Indivisible Marin
48:28
++++ Cliff - People need to belive earlier…
Lotti Pharriss Knowles
49:14
I constantly tell folks who are downbeat about the huge MOVEMENT I see happening — on these calls, at the recent When We All Vote summit, in all the groups like Swing Left who are working hard to save our democracy!
Madeleine Deisen | she/her| Swing Left
49:41
I love that Lotti! I feel the same way whenever I see all the amazing volunteering all of you and your members are doing
Sienna Sanders (she/her)
49:48
Dan Pfiefer's new book is brilliant - just finished it!
Lotti Pharriss Knowles
50:20
YES MADELEINE!!
Sienna Sanders (she/her)
50:47
what we see in the media doesn't reflect what I experience as a group leader - the grassroots democrat movement is bigger and stronger than the most recent elections and are more sophisticated and coordinated than ever!
Judith Bolker
51:02
We're not out to convert the MAGA people. We want to shift the people in the middle who voted red and are now fed up with the right-wing.
Matt | he/him | Swing Left
52:23
🙌
Judith Bolker
53:10
Here's my favorite quote from a right-wing manipulator speaking at a conservative Christian college: ""What politician or campaign manager in their right mind would ignore an issue that is supported by a two-to-one margin? So-called conservative politicians who do ignore such issues—or who oppose bringing them up out of a false sense of decorum—aren’t on the people’s and the country’s side."
Pat's iPad
55:30
Thanks, Cliff
Miriam Rabban
59:07
The Democratic Club that I work with in NYC would like to help the Warnock campaign, and after months, cannot get in touch with a Field Director. Can a Swing Left staff help identify who to contact and how?
Judith Bolker
59:44
"Self, us, now": Incredibly powerful. I've used it in fundraising pitches and had people tell me afterward that they doubled their donations.
Madeleine Deisen | she/her| Swing Left
59:52
@Miriam Yes, we just got in touch with the coordinated campaign in Georgia! If your group adopts the Georgia Senate race on your Group Builder page, we will connect you with their campaign staff as soon as possible
Madeleine Deisen | she/her| Swing Left
01:00:29
Self: Why did you get involved with Swing Left?Us: What values do you share with this community?Now: What choice are you asking people to make and why now?
Madeleine Deisen | she/her| Swing Left
01:00:38
www.menti.com
Madeleine Deisen | she/her| Swing Left
01:00:43
Use the code 1331 4789
Matt | he/him | Swing Left
01:00:45
https://www.menti.com/mphegxwts1
Pat's iPad
01:14:24
Pferguson1000@gmail.com
Madeleine Deisen | she/her| Swing Left
01:14:27
Feel free to continue sharing your ideas, and we'll share them with everyone after the call tomorrow! https://www.menti.com/mphegxwts1
Madeleine Deisen | she/her| Swing Left
01:14:43
We'd love to learn from your personal narrative discussions
Larry Wiederhorn
01:14:57
how can we get the recording of today?
Janet Singer
01:14:58
There was no board in our room
Madeleine Deisen | she/her| Swing Left
01:15:06
We will email it to everyone afterwards! @Larry
Madeleine Deisen | she/her| Swing Left
01:15:19
You can open it using this link! @Janet https://www.menti.com/mphegxwts1
Pat's iPad
01:16:11
County Fair coming up. Voter reg and info
Madeleine Deisen | she/her| Swing Left
01:16:18
That's a great idea! @Pat
Gail Grassi
01:17:24
Thanks to all the speakers and to SL for trying to keep our spirits up. It is needed.
Madeleine Deisen | she/her| Swing Left
01:17:31
I saw Swing Left Twin Cities is registering voters at a raspberry festival in their community - so many options for fun summer events to talk to potential voters and volunteers!
Julia Gibson
01:17:37
i'm in touch with a grassroots group of dems in a small red county in MI that is SO involved and SO effective - THEY give me hope every day, because i know there are hundreds of similar groups all over this land.
Madeleine Deisen | she/her| Swing Left
01:17:40
Thank you for joining us, Gail!
Jennifer Hutz
01:17:45
If u go to a protest and have a sign, add a *talk to me to learn about easy effective actions to get Dems elected* (or something that tells people you can provide info)
Julia Gibson
01:17:54
i would like to see more Indigenous voices here.
Madeleine Deisen | she/her| Swing Left
01:17:58
That's wonderful, Julia!
Madeleine Deisen | she/her| Swing Left
01:18:09
Great idea, Jennifer!
Julia Gibson
01:19:13
it seems to me that Indigenous sovereignty/reconciliation/landbased/foodbased/earthbased efforts are at the center of our renaisance
Bruce Knoth
01:19:16
Take a clipboard to a protest and ask people to sign up with their email. it works for me
rhondajohnson
01:19:16
Thanks for a great meeting
Lotti Pharriss Knowles
01:19:19
Thank you!