quarta-feira, 29 de abril de 2020

All On The Line
When Congress reconvenes, we have the chance to make a huge difference in the fight for safe elections. Congress should be considering whether to allocate additional funding for election safety efforts -- this is the money our states would need to modernize online voter registration, staff additional early vote locations, or mail absentee ballots to all registered voters amidst COVID-19.

Contact your member of Congress and demand they #ProtectOurVote by supporting funding for fair and safe elections.

We know that common-sense reforms like expanding vote-by-mail and increasing early-vote are essential to safe, fair, and accessible elections -- but we also know that many entrenched conservative politicians have refused to support these efforts. Some of them have already shown that they would rather make voters choose between their health and their vote by opposing efforts like voting at home. We need to stand up to this blatant voter suppression.

TELL CONGRESS WE MUST:
→ expand vote-by-mail
→ expand voter registration
→ provide safe and healthy polling places
→ increase voter education


All On The Line is the grassroots advocacy campaign supported by the National Redistricting Action Fund.



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Wisconsin’s state Supreme Court election earlier this month made national news. People around the country were horrified by the choice voters were forced to make: go to the polls and risk getting seriously ill, or stay home and have their voice silenced.

The fact is, what happened in Wisconsin was the result of a decade’s worth of malfeasance by state and national Republicans. I’m going to lay it out below -- but first, can you make a donation to help the NDRC continue our fight against voter suppression and gerrymandering?

Here’s the timeline:
  • In 2011, former Governor Scott Walker signed manipulated maps into law. This gave Republicans lasting majorities in the state legislature, even when they won less than 50 percent of the vote.
  • Walker also “reduced the state’s non-partisan elections office to a largely gridlocked bipartisan agency,” according to an expert interviewed by ProPublica.
  • In 2018, after Democrat Tony Evers beat Walker (with our help!), the gerrymandered Republican legislature forced through bills that “neutered the authority of the incoming Democratic governor in emergency situations.” Then, a couple of weeks ago, Republican legislative leaders challenged Gov. Evers’ order to postpone the April 7 state Supreme Court election, calling it “executive overreach.”
  • Just hours later, the state Supreme Court -- which Republicans have packed with hard-line conservatives -- ruled that the election must proceed despite the public health emergency.
  • And Trump and McConnell’s U.S. Supreme Court picks, Neil Gorsuch and Brett Kavanaugh, sided with the Wisconsin Republican legislators, who refused to extend the deadline for absentee ballots -- which some voters hadn’t even received by Election Day!
The roots of the Wisconsin debacle were planted long before April 7. This was the culmination of a decade-long effort by Republicans to undermine democracy to serve their own political ends.

We’re fighting back, Sula. The NDRC is committed to ending voter suppression and gerrymandering so that what happened in Wisconsin never happens again. Can you make a donation to help us achieve truly fair and safe elections?
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There are now fewer than 200 days remaining until the 2020 elections, and we need to win big in target states all over the country to secure fair maps for the next decade. But recently, our mission has become significantly more challenging -- here's why:
Despite these challenges, we've made a lot of progress in the fight to end gerrymandering, and we're building on our scope of work to protect voters' access to the ballot box. But to keep it up, we need your help to reach our end-of-month goal!

Please donate now, if you can, to help us reach our $75,000 goal and END Republican gerrymandering.
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Everyone should have the right to vote safely. And we have the power to make that happen -- but as we saw in Wisconsin's election this month, we are fighting against forces who are willing to use the tragedy of a pandemic to compromise our democracy.

At its core, the fight for fair maps is a fight for voting rights. And if we want to protect the integrity of the 2020 election, we need to break down structural barriers and support initiatives like voting-by-mail, online voter registration, and expanded early voting.

We need your support, Sula. The All On The Line team is now dedicating resources to protecting our elections to make sure we are in a good position to end gerrymandering next year. Can I count on you to make a donation to All On The Line to help make this work possible?

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Access to safe voting shouldn't be a partisan issue. But map manipulators know that when folks cast votes in down-ballot elections this year, they'll be determining who will have the power to draw electoral maps next year.

If you want to make a difference in this fight, here are three ways you can get started: donate to All On The Line's grassroots work, learn about your state's voting process, and commit to vote in November in the safest way possible.

As always, thank you and stay safe.
Barack Obama


All On The Line is the grassroots advocacy campaign supported by the National Redistricting Action Fund.
 
Everyone should have the right to vote safely. And we have the power to make that happen -- but as we saw in Wisconsin's election this month, we are fighting against forces who are willing to use the tragedy of a pandemic to compromise our democracy.

At its core, the fight for fair maps is a fight for voting rights. And if we want to protect the integrity of the 2020 election, we need to break down structural barriers and support initiatives like voting-by-mail, online voter registration, and expanded early voting.

We need your support, Sula. The All On The Line team is now dedicating resources to protecting our elections to make sure we are in a good position to end gerrymandering next year. Can I count on you to make a donation to All On The Line to help make this work possible?

If you've saved your payment information with ActBlue Express, your donation will go through immediately.

Express Donate: $15
Express Donate: $35
Express Donate: $50
Express Donate: $100
Express Donate: $250
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Access to safe voting shouldn't be a partisan issue. But map manipulators know that when folks cast votes in down-ballot elections this year, they'll be determining who will have the power to draw electoral maps next year.

If you want to make a difference in this fight, here are three ways you can get started: donate to All On The Line's grassroots work, learn about your state's voting process, and commit to vote in November in the safest way possible.

As always, thank you and stay safe.
Barack Obama


All On The Line is the grassroots advocacy campaign supported by the National Redistricting Action Fund.



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We're all working incredibly hard to lay the groundwork for the most transparent and fair redistricting process ever in 2021, but we're a little behind on our April goal.

It's SUPER important that we get back on track as soon as possible. Please take a second to read over the email below, and when you're done, rush a donation (if you can) to help us win fair maps in 2021 and beyond!

-- Amanda


---------- Forwarded Message ----------
From: End Map Manipulation
Subject: We're almost to Phase 3
Sula,

Back when we launched the NDRC with the support of President Obama, we planned our work in three phases:
NDRC Strategic Plan: Phase 1 - 2017-2018 Start-up > Phase 2 - 2019-2020 Grow > Phase 3 - 2021-2022 Execute
Supporters like you helped us win our first elections and educate the public and elected officials about the importance of redistricting. That got us to where we are today.

Now we’re in the critical second phase of our work: We’re working with our affiliates to expand into more states and building grassroots power on the ground. We’re developing state-of-the-art mapping tools to help draw fair maps, and we’re preparing to win even more elections. It’s all so we can get to the third phase: Execute.

2021 will be here before we know it and that’s the year we’ve been working toward. That’s the year our movement is going to achieve the most transparent and fair redistricting ever.

But all this can only happen with your help, Sula! We’ve never needed you more. Will you chip in to help us finish growing and get ready to EXECUTE our plan to get fair maps?
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-- Team NDRC



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Back when we launched the NDRC with the support of President Obama, we planned our work in three phases:
NDRC Strategic Plan: Phase 1 - 2017-2018 Start-up > Phase 2 - 2019-2020 Grow > Phase 3 - 2021-2022 Execute
Supporters like you helped us win our first elections and educate the public and elected officials about the importance of redistricting. That got us to where we are today.

Now we’re in the critical second phase of our work: We’re working with our affiliates to expand into more states and building grassroots power on the ground. We’re developing state-of-the-art mapping tools to help draw fair maps, and we’re preparing to win even more elections. It’s all so we can get to the third phase: Execute.

2021 will be here before we know it and that’s the year we’ve been working toward. That’s the year our movement is going to achieve the most transparent and fair redistricting ever.

But all this can only happen with your help, Sula! We’ve never needed you more. Will you chip in to help us finish growing and get ready to EXECUTE our plan to get fair maps?
If you've saved your payment information with ActBlue Express, your donation will go through immediately:
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Express donate $15 >>
Express donate $25 >>
Express donate $50 >>
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-- Team NDRC



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The citizens of Michigan voted overwhelmingly to create an independent commission to draw the lines in the upcoming redistricting process. Republicans sued so that politicians could keep drawing the lines and pick their voters. They lost. This is a victory for fairness/democracy. -- A. G. Holder. Help prepare for more attacks on fair redistricting >

Sula -- We wanted to share a huge victory out of Michigan in the movement for fair maps. Last week, a lawsuit backed by an organization with ties to the National Republican Redistricting Trust (Scott Walker's pro-gerrymandering group) failed in its attempt to tear down Michigan's independent redistricting commission -- a reform passed overwhelmingly by voters in 2018.

A.G. Holder is right -- this is a major victory in our fight to restore fairness to our elections. But the NRRT and other special interest groups across the country are going to continue to be a problem. They're fundraising for more lawsuits to defeat citizen-led reform. Can you help us fight back against their attacks on our democracy?

Before leading the NRRT, Scott Walker was the governor of Wisconsin where he did nearly anything to cling to power. He signed into law some of the most gerrymandered maps and one of the most discriminatory voter ID laws in the country.

Walker's history of suppressing the vote and protecting ill-begotten majority power in the gerrymandered state legislature made it all the more unbelievable when last week he said that stay-at-home orders were "what happens when people get power-hungry."

No, Scotty. When politicians get power-hungry, they sue citizen-backed independent redistricting commissions because they want to hold on to the power to gerrymander.

The bottom line is last week's victory for Michigan's independent redistricting commission tells us two things: 1.) Advocates for fairness are incredibly resilient and our reforms are durable against attacks and 2.) Our opponents are desperate to use gerrymandering.

We need to be prepared for the next attack on fair redistricting. Can you pitch in to make sure we're ready?

Thank you,
The AOTL Team




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Sula, A.G. Holder was interviewed in TIME Magazine recently and I wanted to highlight something he said:
TIME: Should rethinking how we vote this year change the way we vote in the future? Eric H. Holder Jr.: Coronavirus gives us an opportunity to revamp our electoral system so that it permanently becomes more inclusive and becomes easier for the American people to access... These are changes that we should make permanent because it will enhance our democracy. Chip in to help us do it
I love this idea! Of course, we should respond to a public health emergency by making sure that every eligible American is able to vote in 2020 -- and the NDRC and its affiliates are doing that by calling on states to expand early and no-excuse absentee voting, allow online and same-day voter registration, and provide safe and healthy polling places.

But voting should always be accessible, in 2020 and beyond. That means ending Republican voter suppression, making permanent changes to our elections, and increasing voter education so people know about the options available to them.

What do you think? Do you want to make voting more accessible, whether we're in the middle of a public health emergency or not? Then pitch in today to help us fight for it!
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