Democrats are trying, and will continue to try until we take the majority back from them, to end the filibuster and pass bills that will allow them to take over state elections. They know they may very well lose their majorities in 2022 and want to do as much damage as they can before that happens.
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Call Sen. Manchin About Election Integrity!
If you live in West Virginia
It is crucial that you keep calling Sen. Manchin. When you call, tell him the following.
If you don’t live in West Virginia
If you know people in West Virginia, please ask them to call Sen. Manchin with those two messages. We need as many people calling as possible.
If you a have Republican Senator (or two)
Call their DC offices and buck them up! Tell them thank you for opposing the Democrats’ efforts to takeover elections through S.1 (‘The Corrupt Politicians Act’) and H.R. 4 (‘The Pelosi Power Grab’ bill). As of right now, there are zero Republicans supporting either of these bills, but if they can pull one or two of the liberal Republicans over to vote for these bills, then they will pass. So, call them and tell them thank you and to keep up their opposition!
If you can, please call all of his offices, not just his D.C. office. However, if you do not have the time, just call his D.C. office.
D.C.: (202) 224-3954
Resources to read before you call:
Commit to Sign Waving on June 29th & Attending Your Local School Board Meeting in July
We are all much more likely to do something if we make an official commitment to do it – that’s why during election time, campaigns get people to sign up, and commit to actually go vote.
Therefore, we are asking you to sign up and commit to sign wave on June 29th and attend your local school board meeting in July. Click through the links below to make your commitment.
Sign Waving on June 29th
In honor of Independence Day, and in order to stand against the divisiveness of the left and ideologies like Critical Race Theory, the sign waving theme on June 29th is ‘United We Stand.’ The grassroots approved holding the sign waving event before July 4th so that more people would be able to participate.
School Board Meeting in July
Whether it’s virtual or in person, and whether or not you have kids who attend the local public schools, it’s crucial that you are involved in the local school board’s meetings. What the schools are teaching kids or making them do (like wear masks all day) affects all of us, even if we don’t have kids, or our kids are grown up, or our kids go to private schools.
We will have a toolkit ready for you before July, so that you have plenty of time to prepare for the meeting. Part of your preparation is doing the research listed in the next action item.
Sign up for the Eternal Vigilance Project
If you haven’t yet signed up for the Eternal Vigilance Project, please sign up this week! There are two levels available, Keeper of the Republic and Champion of the Republic. Sign up at the links below.
Get Your Research on Local Government Done This Week
July is National Attend a School Board Meeting Month. August is National Attend a City Government Meeting Month. This week is the time to get all your research done about your local government, so that in July and August (and any other time that arises), you are ready to act.
Please note that the exact names of the government entities will vary from place to place, i.e. it might be called “county council,” or “county commission,” etc. That’s part of your research – what are your local government entities even called? Compile your research to easily access later.
Basic List of Local Government Entities to Research
- School Board (even if you don’t have kids in the local school district, you pay taxes to support it and have a say)
- City Council
- County Council
- Library Board
- Board of Elections
Basic Questions to Research
- Who are the members?
- How many members are there?
- What is their contact information?
- Are they appointed or elected? If appointed, who appoints them and when? If elected, when is their next election?
- Do they represent districts? If so, what are the districts and is there a map you can access?
- When do they meet?
- Can you attend a meeting in person or is it online?
- Where do they meet if it’s in person? If it’s online, how can you register for the online meeting? Do you need to RSVP ahead of time?
- Can you comment during a meeting? If so, what are the rules about commenting? How much time will you have? Do you have to sign up ahead of time?
- Right now, do they require masks to attend the meetings?
- What’s the process for submitting legislation/ordinances/rules to them?
- Anything else you find that you think would be important to know ahead of time!
Finally, begin thinking about what the most concerning, pressing issue is in your local schools. Is it Critical Race Theory/Diversity, Equity, Inclusion programs? Is it mandatory masks? Is it getting kids back into the classroom in person? Is it crazy sex-ed curriculum? If you aren’t sure, ask other parents, or people who have kids in the school system, or look for news stories, or look on social media. If you don’t know, use this time to try and find out. If there isn’t a pressing issue, then you may want to work on getting them to proactively reject Critical Race Theory, etc. Look for more information in the toolkit once it is released.
Are You Interested in Running for Local Office?
If you’re interested in running for local office, especially if you’d like to run in the 2022 election, now is the time to let us know because you must get trained in 2021!
Plan Your Summer Events Now
The grassroots approved the upcoming events listed below, and the sooner you get yours planned, the better your events will be!