WE WILL VOTE Women’s March Utica

WE WILL VOTE Women's March, Utica

All across the country on Saturday, Oct. 17th, there will be Women's Marches to call attention to the power of women's vote, recall the massive women's marches held across the world in January 2017,  and remind us all of the pledge we made then to VOTE.

In the Mohawk Valley our march will kick off at Oneida Square in Utica.  Park along side streets and not at Dunkin Donuts.  Wear a mask and remain physically distant from others as much as possible.  Bring your best sign about the power of women voting!

Here's what you need to know: WE WILL VOTE Women's March, Oneida Square, Utica (1300 Genesee Street), 11 am.  We will march from there up Genesee Street to Munson Williams Proctor Institute, and conclude at noon.  It will be short but pack a punch because we want to send everyone off with the focus, energy, determination, and motivation to call, text, and tweet to GET OUT  THE VOTE (GOTV).

Please mark your calendars now.  If you are willing to assist in planning the event or volunteer to help at the event (safety marshal), please email us asap at  IndvisibleMohawkValley@gmail.com.

Postcards and Letters Are Mailed!

Months of writing and thousands of postcards, labels, and stamps are in the mail!  Thank you to all who did this work over the past several months.  We especially want to thank those who returned hundreds of postcards, those who hosted Resistance Boxes at their homes, and Betsy Briggs, who coordinated the boxes.  This project also benefited from the donations of stamps and dollars to IMV.  Freddie Hamilton reports that the Utica 5th Ward letters that were sent have generated returned absentee ballot requests and heightened awareness of the importance of voting in the upcoming election.Finally, the Big Send Vote Forward project is coming to a close. VF letters are due back into Resistance Boxes by Oct. 14th at the latest. If you still have letters outstanding beyond that date, please email IndivisibleMohawkValley@gmail.com to make special arrangements. Each letter must be logged by the person who printed them, so IMV needs to get them back to the right IMV member.

All About Early Voting

Check out this new video that Utica Common Councilperson Celeste Friend made about Early Voting!  Be sure to share the link with your friends and family: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C22MuQCGlGY

We also encourage you to review our IMV All Things Voting landing page.  We encourage everyone to Vote Early in person if at all possible.  Try to educate your friends and family about how to vote. We must make sure everyone can vote safely and that every voter votes!  Today is the very last day to register to vote for the 2020 Election.

Join Congressman Brindisi for a Climate Discussion

Please sign up now for a special climate change event on Thursday, October 15th from 6:00 pm -7:00 pm hosted by Tarki & Joe Heath, Rhea Jezer (Energy 21), and Kim Cameron in support of Congressman Anthony Brindisi’s re-election campaign. This virtual event will feature a discussion including Congressman Brindisi, and a panel pf environmental experts and farmers.

All attendees will have the opportunity to ask questions and engage in meaningful conversation with the panel. Special guests also include Dia Carbajal (candidate for NY Assembly 126) and Jim Barber (candidate for NY Senate 51), who will both remain on the call after the panel discussion to engage in a separate question and answer session from 7-7:30 pm.

When you sign up you'll have the opportunity to make a contribution to the Brindisi for Congress campaign at any level that is right for you.  RSVP directly using the following link: RSVP HERE. Please submit any questions for Congressman Brindisi or the rest of the panel prior to the event by emailing sam@brindisiforcongress.com. You will also have the opportunity to ask questions live on the call itself.

Sarah Reeske & Letters to the Editor

We hope that you saw Sarah Reeske's inspiring essay in the Utica Phoenix about parenting and the activist life.  Many of us have watched Sarah over the years, and seen how passionately she models her valued of care, democratic engagement, and social justice with her children.  Please read and share on social media!Also note that Kathy Wojciechowski had her letter about Anthony's efforts in support of education published in the Utica OD on Sunday, and Regina Kekis, IMV member from Rome also wrote in support of Anthony.  What do you want your neighbors to know about why you are voting for Anthony Brindisi this year?

Finally, we implore everyone once again to send letters to the editor to all of our local papers in support of Anthony Brindisi.  Time is running out.   The Utica OD, for example, has set its deadline for election letters as Oct. 19th. Write and send now!

Keep Phonebanking and Texting!

Our IMV activists continue to step up their game when it comes to volunteering with Team Brindisi and helping state leg candidates--Jim Barber, Chad McEvoy, and Rachel May among others.  We know many of you are also doing a lot of work on out of state senate races and the Presidential race in battleground states.

Keep it up!  Our calendar below reflects opportunities with the Brindisi campaign, one of the most competitive Congressional races in the U.S.  We did it in 2018 and we ca do it again, but it requires a lot of phone calls and texts.  Events are in the calendar below. Keep it up!

Soon we will breathe. NOW WE WILL PUSH!

Democracy is not a spectator sport. If we all vote, we win. 

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