Actions, Asks, and Events

The New Wave Coalition shares a weekly round up of events open to the public. To join our newsletter or to contribute events to our ongoing list, email Autumn at [email protected]. This page will be updated daily through the election. Please bookmark and share this page!

Events are from New York City organizers, but currently most are remote. Interested in starting a list for your city or state? We’d love to hear from you!

EVENTS/ACTIONS:
Regular updates on BLM protests and actions: https://www.instagram.com/justiceforgeorgenyc/
Ongoing:
Protect the Results is building a coalition of voters ready to mobilize if Donald Trump refuses to accept the results of the 2020 presidential election. Sign up here.
September 24:
Letters to Voters https://forms.gle/4vSyyRWHaA4psa6U7
5:30 PM – join us to write letters to letters in key states, like PA, FL, and AZ, urging them to vote. Sign up form at the link.
September 24:
Text Banking https://forms.gle/4vSyyRWHaA4psa6U7
6:30 PM – Have text conversations with voters, right from your computer. We’ll contact people in flippable and swing states like GA and MI to get them to vote blue. Sign up at the link.
September 24:
6:30PM-9PM EDT
NARAL NYC Phone Bank for Candace Valenzuela (TX-24)
She could become the 1st ever Black Latina elected to Congress!
September 24 and beyond:
Indivisible groups hosting phone banks and actions around #savescotus
September 25:
Empire State Indivisible Rally to SaveScotus, 4-5pm NYC
September 25:
Sister District
Cocktail making class and fundraiser
September 25, 6 pm
Register here, and donate here.

September 25
:
12-5pm online conference – LATINX POLITICS: Resistance, Disruption, and Power. Tickets here
September 25:
Happy Hour Swing State Phonebook. What better way to end the week than by having a glass of wine or a cocktail and making calls to help Joe Biden. All volunteers welcome. All newcomers will be trained. Click below to sign up on Mobilize.
September 25:
@7PM (ET) — Georgia Texathon
Georgia is a swing state in 2020—TWO Senate seats up for grabs with major Electoral College impact.
Sign up HERE
September 26:
All on the Line Wisconsin is hosting its first People’s Maps Commission Hearing & Testimony Training on Saturday, September 26 at 5pm CT. This hour-long training covers the process of testifying at the first PMC hearing on Oct 1, 2020 in Wisconsin’s 8th Congressional District. This is the first of several training opportunities in Wisconsin!
September 26:
Black Women Read Political Book Club: a virtual platform designed specifically for the intellectual minds of Black, Indigenous, and Women of Color (BIWOC). Using books as a catalyst, they dissect complex social justice issues, as well as topics relating to Women. For the month of September, they are reading chapters 1-10 of “Becoming” by Michelle Obama.To become a member, simply sign-up for FREE at www.tinyurl.com/BWReads926.  Upon registration, you will receive access to their book club syllabus and other exclusive benefits.

September 26:
Supermajority is hosting Supercharge: Women All In – a virtual event kicking off September 26th at 2pm ET that will have you and thousands of women across the country laughing, singing, dancing and getting you right and ready to vote. Featuring Hillary Rodham Clinton, Senator Elizabeth Warren, Retta, Ashley Blaine Featherson, Eva Longoria, Gloria Steinem, Sasheer Zamata, and more, the event will bring together activists, political leaders, and artists to charge up joy, charge up change, and get out the vote. Please join us! You can RSVP at Supercharge2020.com

September 26:
Persist Brooklyn socially distanced postcarding in Prospect Park. Join Persist Brooklyn at a safe social distance in Prospect Park to write postcards to voters, encourage passersby to write postcards, and also potentially register others to vote.

September 27:
Sunday @ 1:00 PM
What: Teachin on Puerto Rican History
Where: East River Park Amphitheater

September 27:

Sister District Fundraiser for priority candidates w/ Dr. Michele Harper, author of NYT bestseller The Beauty in Breaking, and recent guest on The Daily Show and Fresh Air, at 4pm PT / 7pm ET, RSVP via ActBlue
September 28:
Sister District Fundraiser for Sara Rodriguez for WI House w/ Senator Cory Booker, Alyssa Milano, Khary Penebaker, Matt Mareno, and Gaby Goldstein, at 3:30pm PT / 6:30pm ET, RSVP via ActBlue
September 28:
12:30PM-1:30PM EDT
WTTF + THERESA GREENFIELD TEXT BANK
Monday is Iowa’s 1st Senate Debate so we’re teaming up with the THERESA GREENFIELD campaign for a lunch break text bank!
September 29:
7:00-8:30 PM EDT
WTTF + WHARR + INDIVISIBLE TEXT BANK TRAINING
We’ll gather on Zoom, and an Indivisible moderator will walk us through the training. After that, you’ll be able to join any text campaign that fits your schedule! *This is great for newbies AND pros and everything in between. It just gives you access to Indivisible’s incredible work/ reach. Check out their extensive text bank schedule HERE. RSVP: SIGN UP HERE.
September 30:
Virtual theater fundraiser, with performances from Jeannette, a new musical about the life of Jeannette Rankin, the first woman elected to Congress. Wednesday, September 30, 7:30 pm
Tickets here
September 30:
fundraiser for Jaime Harrison @9PM (ET).
Jaime with be in conversation with Seth Rogan, for some much needed levity!
October 1:
The Democratic Legislative Campaign Committee and the Sister District Project have teamed up to bring you a superstar slate of historic firsts in our top targeted chambers. sign up here. 
Come hear from DNC Rising Stars, Michigan Rep. Mari Manoogian, the first Armenian American woman in the MI state house, and Georgia Rep. Sam Park, the first openly gay man to be elected to the GA legislature and the first Asian American Democrat elected to the GA General Assembly. They will talk about what’s at stake in state legislatures this year, and what it will take to build a truly inclusive future.

October 1: 
5:30 PM – Have text conversations with voters, right from your computer. We’ll contact people in flippable and swing states like GA and MI to get them to vote blue. Sign up at the link.
(the sign up form is for all upcoming events)
October 1: 
7 PM – Talk directly to voters in Maine, and urge them to vote for Sara Gideon. This is a joint venture with several other NY Indivisible Groups
October 4:
2 PM-4 PM, 4 PM-6PM, and 6PM-8PM – A NY to NY texting campaign to support candidates like AOC, Antonio Delgado, Nancy Goroff, and Jackie Gordon.
October 5:
WHARR phone bank for Jackie Gordon NY-02, 6:30-8:30 pm. WHARR is partnering with Central Brooklyn Independent Democrats for a phone bank in support of Jackie Gordon, who is running for Congress in NY-02 on Long Island. In 2018, WHARR supported Liuba Grechen Shirley in her bid for this seat. Let’s leverage all that groundwork and finally flip the district blue in 2020! Sign up here
October 6:
Sister District presents – an evening of art and activism, with Broadway actors, live music, and our candidate, Deb Ciamacca, on Tuesday, October 6 at 7 pm. You can register here and donate here.
October 7:
Cal Cunningham fundraiser and phone bank. Come meet Cal on October 7, at 7p (ET), where he will be in conversation with Senator Tammy Duckworth. After the conversation, stay on Zoom and phone bank together for North Carolina (register here for phone banking).
Ongoing:
Join NY Renews, the leading NY Climate Justice Coalition, for a grassroots lobby effort for a Climate, Jobs, and Justice Recovery. There are over 50 virtual office visits statewide, so you can register for one near you.
Ongoing:
GoBK By Day, Thursday mornings, 9 am to 10 am, via Zoom. We writepostcards, talk politics, both local and national, and hear frompoliticians and activists about climate change, racial justice, immigrationrights, etc. RSVP, [email protected].

Ongoing:
Changing the Conversation Together is actively Deep Canvassing PA voters every single weekend!  Not only are we tele-canvassing, but for those who adhere to our strict Safety First Protocols – we are back knocking on doors in PA!  Want to join us in the field?  Sign up for an on-line Safety First Canvas Briefing where you’ll learn about our safety protocols and next steps to get out the door.  Sign up here: ctctogether.org/events-door-to-door-canvassing.  Or join for information sessions and phone canvassing and trainings. Or sign up for a “1 on 1” call and they will help find a role for you. 

Ongoing:
2020 DEMO CREW to help FLIP THE SENATE and ELECT BIDEN/HARRIS. It’s going to be SIMPLE, EASY and FUN as we meet up and text out the vote together on Zoom.  Click to JOIN the CREW. The commitment is only an HOUR A WEEK. We will set you up to text bank for a different Senate candidate each week. Bring your own cocktail and we’ll provide everything else: the tools, the entertainment and a few special guests while you text. Email [email protected]  with any questions.
Ongoing:
Grand Street Democrats is hosting a weekly swing state phone bank with the Biden-Harris campaign, Mondays 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm, running through Election Eve (11/2). Signup: https://grandstreetdems.nyc/biden-harris
Ongoing:
Justine Dowden has started a census advocacy initiative, writing to people who live in hard-to-count areas or areas with low response rates, to encourage them to complete their census before the 9/30 deadline. Similar to postcards to voters, but postcards to get out the count. To get a script and contact info, email Justine
Ongoing:
Sister District NYC activities
Each year, we provide volunteering and fundraising support to candidates for state legislatures, where there’s the potential to flip (or hold onto) a Democratic seat. (for more about our strategy and why we focus on states, read here).
All activities to support our candidates: Sarah Crawford, Deb Ciamacca, Jonathan Kassa,
Every Saturday, from 3-5 pm. Register here.
Ongoing:
Sister District’s Virtual Phonebanking for Pennsylvania – Every Wednesday and Saturday
Join the Sister District DC/MD/VA chapter to call voters in support of state-level candidates in PA flippable districts.  We run virtual phonebanks every Wednesday at 6:30pm and Saturday at 11:00am. Give it a try!  If you’ve never phonebanked, don’t worry – we have volunteers available to train you at each of our sessions.  Sign up here: https://www.mobilize.us/sisterdistrict/event/307104/
Ongoing:
Contactless “lit drops” for Pennsylvania candidates
Bucks or Monroe County, PA
Every Saturday in September, 10-4pm
Volunteers needed who can drive (and perhaps bring a friend or two in your bubble).
Contact Scott Fischer, 917-880-7236 or [email protected]
Ongoing:
Sister District is hosting a series of phonebanks for our top priority candidates through the election. Join us to help deploy timely capacity to the candidates who need it most each week. https://www.mobilize.us/sisterdistrict/event/283539/
ASKS:
–Sister District’s Face Mask Fundraiser for Pennsylvania
Donate to help our PA state level candidates build winning Get Out The Vote Programs.  For a limited time, donate $20.20 and you’ll get a free 100% cotton Vote Local facemask.  Donate here: https://mailchi.mp/gmail/face-mask-fundraiser
–Are you ready to lead? Then Joe and Kamala want you! If you believe it’s time for us to rise up and vote out the current administration, then we have the volunteer role for you!  New York for Biden+Harris is seeking volunteers to lead virtual phone banks and text banks into swing states to get out the vote. We offer an easy one-hour training. Experience with the ThruTalk dialing system, ThruText, and teaching on Zoom are helpful but not required. Are you ready to lead?  If your answer is yes, please email Bill Wolfsthal, Phone Bank Lead at [email protected]

–Unite Blue is working on distributing shared messaging and social assets. To find and use, site is here

–Red, Wine, & Blue is looking for members and donations. RW&B applies a focused, strategic approach to relational organizing.  It targets suburban women not previously engaged in politics, regardless of political party, and helps them bring together friends for conversations about concerns for their families and daily lives. A network of aware, active women developed and the ripples are multiplying. More than 75,000 suburban women are now members of RWB’s two Facebook groups, “Decanted Ohio” and “Suburban Housewives Against Trump,” or subscribers to RWB’s newsletter. Additionally, 500,000 Facebook visitors connect with RWB every month. RWB’s “Vino the Vote” Zoom parties happen almost nightly, with RWB organizers teaching their friends how to reach out to other persuadable friends through RWB’s app: https://campaigns.outvote.io/red-wine-blue (join code – UNCORK 862675).

Recommended Watching:
SURGE, a feature documentary
Directed by Hannah Rosenzweig & Wendy Sachs
Now streaming on Showtime, Amazon Prime, and on Showtime’s SHOxBET Channel!
“This is a damn good movie that needs to be seen by as many audiences as possible because it really gets down the emotional core of trying to make change in your country…” -David Voight, In The Seats
SURGE is a documentary about the record number of first-time female candidates who ran, won and upended politics in the historic, barrier breaking 2018 midterm elections. The film follows three congressional candidates in Texas, Illinois and Indiana who were each looking to flip their deep red seats to blue. Lauren Underwood is the star and big winner in SURGE. She’s the youngest black woman to ever be elected to Congress and as a licensed nurse and public health expert she’s now on the congressional frontlines of COVID-19 and speaking out on racial injustice.