July 4th – Four Months Out

Hello Everyone,

I am hopeful that everyone is having a festive July 4th. I am headed to a baseball game today and others are headed to festivals. There is a great festival in my town that celebrates all cultures called the One World Festival.  Our melting pot of all cultures is what makes our country great and is what we want to preserve and not diminish.

What keeps our country strong is our system of justice and a government that does have checks and balances. But, our system of government is also fragile and only works when there is truly a check. With one party in control and the courts being stacked, many of our institutions will be diminished unless “we the people’ put back a check. That is why we will flip this Congress blue.

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Four Months Out:  My mom is visiting this week and on Sunday we attended a meeting of those working on turning the tide in our Congress and putting a check on this administration.  We have four months to do this work and not leave anything on the field.

Sunday Action Days:  We plan to do this work by having Sunday days of action where we have phone banking, texting, and post-carding all under one roof. We are committing to flip 4 California Congressional Districts blue. We will have greeters, trainers, and committed organizers making sure people of all kinds feel welcome and what they do matters. Events near you:  Commit to Flip Blue, Democracy Action

Campaigns in Your Area:  If you are in the Bay Area, come and join us.  If you are not in the Bay Area, create your own action days by working on a campaign in your area.  If you are in a blue area, help flip a red area.  Working directly with a group or a campaign in your community is the way to go. Events near you:  Swing LeftSister District

We can do this!

Have a happy 4th!

–Molly Hermes

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