Action Alert - November 29
“If you don’t vote, you lose your right to complain.” - George Carlin
Priority #1: VOTE Now & Nag Your Friends!
Early voting started on Saturday in our Special Unitary Election to select a replacement for the remainder of Tommy Hazouri's At-Large Council term. Early voting sites are open daily 10 am-6 pm through Sunday, December 5. To find the site nearest you, click here. If you can't make it to early voting, Election Day is December 7th at your usual polling place.
After just two days of early voting, a little more than 24,000 votes had been cast - less than 4% of registered voters. Democrats held a slim advantage of less than 4,000 votes. We can do better. To help turn out progressive voters:
Join Beaches Dems for Happy Hour Canvassing at the Beaches
Join Duval Dems for Sunday Canvassing
Text Voters from your own home
Call or email your like-minded friends & family to be sure they vote.
And thanks to the BAM, NOW, & Beaches Democratic Club members who turned out yesterday at the Atlantic Beach early voting site to get out the vote.
Florida Redistricting News & What You Can do
The Florida Senate Reapportionment Committee recently released the draft Congressional and State Senate maps which are, according to many analysts, a surprisingly decent starting point on the path to fair maps.
National indivisible has provided a useful overview of the work to day. You can find analysis & talking points on Florida's draft Congressional maps HERE, and the draft Senate maps HERE.
To learn more about the details & how you can weigh in as the process moves forward, join a statewide Zoom Tuesday, November 30 at 4 pm, with Katie Vilsik, Executive Director of All on the Line. Register here.
Help Get Donna Deegan on the Ballot for JAX Mayor
The race for Mayor of Jacksonville is more than a year away. But the fundraising and organizing is already well advanced for a number of Republican candidates. Despite formidable and well-funded opposition, Donna Deegan has announced her candidacy for this vital role.
We expect to be hearing more from all the candidates in the coming year. But Donna's campaign has reached out now to ask for our help in getting her on the ballot. if you're a registered Duval voter, print this form, fill it out, and mail it to: Donna Deegan for Mayor, 1015 Atlantic Blvd, #229, Atlantic Beach, FL, 32233. Print several and enlist friends & neighbors as well. If you'd like to take a more active role as volunteer with Donna's campaign, sign up here.
BAM Holiday Meeting December 9 - Save the Date!
We've been looking forward to gathering in person for our year-end meeting on Thursday, December 9 for a potluck party with a a lot of socializing and a little business. The BAM Board is meeting tonight to discuss whether the new Omicron variant changes any of that. But we'd love to hear from you, too. (We hope the survey below works, but this is a first for us in Mailchimp. If you have trouble taking the poll, email us your answer. )
What is your personal preference for BAM's December meeting?
Meet in person & trust our vaccines
Meet in person, doors open, masks required
Doesn't matter, my December is already too busy!
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