Ways to Get Involved

Elections

Electing Democrats is the number 1 priority for the Carlisle DTC, more than ever in 2020!  

There are many ways to participate in elections:

  • Register to vote

  • Help others register to vote

  • Educate your children in civics!  Bring teens to a Carlisle Democratic Town meeting!

  • Volunteer with your local DTC or Indivisible Chapter

  • Volunteer to write postcards, phone bank, text.

  • Volunteer to canvass - it is already starting, usually with the goal of building future canvassing data bases, learning the issues important to voters, etc.

  • Donate.  Individuals may wish to support one of the many candidates for the MA March 3, 2020 presidential primary.  But if you wish to hold your funds for the candidate that wins the overall party nomination, check out Organizing Corps 2020 below.  

  • Donate to other key elections nationwide.  It is too early to choose donation targets by seeking out close races by percentage point margins (Nate Silver | Politics provides great information later.)  But Swing Left has a plan and a mission for our area...

Swing Left:  Mission and Plan

Mission:  Win all the houses:  White, Senate, House.  And State Houses key to reducing gerrymandering.

Plan:  As with the very successful 2018 plan, starting now, work will be carved out for high leverage-regions.  For us, Maine is the key state focused on the Senate and White House and keeping the two Reps in place.  State Houses to work on for gerrymandering, will need remote canvassing by us.  The map at right has four views and shows key states for different parts of the plan.  It's interactive:

Organizing Corps 2020

This group, partnering with the DNC, is recruiting and training 1000 highly skilled, highly local field organizers in key cities in 7 states that Hillary should not have lost.  Several of us attended a presentation on what the group is doing and it's encouraging.  Their operatives are committed to supporting the Democratic nominee, thus avoiding party splits post-Convention.

US Congress on Issues

Data shows it's not public opinion that gets Congress to pass legislation.  The fact is, that even one's own US Senators seem too busy to respond, and writing out-of-state Senators is usually a complete loss as they have an agreement with one another not to respond to another state's constituents. (This arrangement was an insight shared by Angus King in  response to email sent to all Senate Intelligence Committee members.  It makes no difference if you are responding positively to a committee's work.)  Writing our Rep, Lori Trahan,  does yield responses, and our three Congressional reps can be seen at town halls and some other events around the state. Our State Rep and Senator are highly responsive.

Real legislative change in Congress is usually the result of of two things:

  1. Elections

  2. A critical mass of states passing legislation.  The following video centers around building support for excising corrupt influences from politics; but the persuasive animated graphics illustrate the power of past efforts in state legislatures on several issues.  

MA voters, want to write, call or fax?  Resources | Elected officials page has full contact information, including out-of-the-way information like idiology rankings:

Carlisle DTC co-chairs:

Nancy Kronenberg, webmaster

nancycdtc@rosepath.com

Bob Wallhagen 

bwallhagen@gmail.com

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