How you can help end voter suppression during a pandemic
Voter suppression is alive and well and bad for our democracy.
In the 2018 midterm elections, millions of Black and brown voters were prevented from exercising their constitutional right to vote.
We invite you to help us change that by sending pre-paid postcards with a brief hand-written message to 20 voters whose information has been purged from the voter rolls in Georgia. These voters may not even know that they are now ineligible to vote!
We will supply you with postcards, names and addresses and a script. Our goal is to reach 1,000 voters over the next few weeks.
This effort is part of the Reclaim Our Vote non-partisan campaign organized by the Center for Common Ground whose partners include the NAACP, Rapid Resist, Black Voters Matter, Virginia Poor People’s Campaign, Mi Familia Vota and others.
Given the current public health restrictions on gatherings, we will try to minimize human contact. We have prepared packages of “Grab and Go” material that includes a model hand-written postcard.
You can pick up a packet at the home of UUCD member Lynn Taborsak, 110 Hayestown Rd, Danbury.
Please text or email Lynn Taborsak to confirm your participation. You can also drop off your completed cards at Lynn’s when you are done.
Alternately, home delivery and pickup can be arranged with UUCD member Chris Halfar.
Please text or email Chris Halfar to make arrangements.
Finally, please watch the excellent Brave New films documentary “Suppressed: The Fight to Vote” https://www.bravenewfilms.org/suppressed_watch_now
We need 50 local volunteers to combat voter suppression. You can help!