The Most Important Election In US History:
All Hands On Deck!
ONLY 51 DAYS TO ELECTION DAY
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The Election of Our Lifetimes:
Retake Has Developed Four Key Strategies
The future of our country and life on our planet are hanging in the balance. With an incompetent, corrupt and self-serving president enabled by a complicit GOP and a criminally negligent Department of Justice, none of us can afford to stand on the sidelines.
This page has a brief description with links to our four election strategies: a Get Out the Vote Strategy, a NM State Election Strategy, a Swing State-Senate Strategy and a Zoom-based Organize-A-Team Strategy. Read ON!
All of us must find ways to influence the national election while also helping to keep NM blue and that begins by making sure every single friend, colleague and family member is registered to vote, has a plan to vote by mail and is telling everyone they know to do exactly the same thing.
It is a chain letter approach and if people follow through it could go viral. Ultimately, we want national voter turnout to be 70-80% ore more not the usual 50%. We can’t just win, we need to create a landslide of historic proportion.
While polls are leaning toward promising outcomes for Biden and Democrats in races for US Senate seats, we all remember 2016 when polls pointed to a win for Clinton. With looming possibilities of foreign intervention, voter suppression and/or acts of desperation by Trump to delegitimize the election, we must not become complacent. We need a landslide. We need the US Senate. In New Mexico, we need to add more progressives to the NM state Senate. There is much to do and November is at hand.
Our Four-Step Get Out the Vote Strategy
Retake Our Democracy’s Four-Step Get Out the Vote Strategy is focused on getting a massive turnout, not making calls, sending texts or contributing money and you can complete all the steps in an hour or less.
Retake wants to make it VERY easy for you to be engaged and even more importantly for you to easily engage and motivate others to take part in our very simple three part strategy. The success depends on how many of you faithfully execute step three.
You can accomplish the first two steps in less than five minutes. The third involves likely an hour, but has immense potential for an exponential impact on the election. The fourth strategy takes a very few minutes. Click here to get to the four step strategy..
NM State Election
Retake has consulted with election operatives, advocate allies, campaign managers and candidates. We’ve developed a list of six high priority “must win” NM state races along with a ToolKit for how you can be involved in our state legislative elections. We need to continue our work reshaping the NM state legislature. Over the last four years, with partners like Working Families Party, Olé, Albuquerque Interfaith, and Indivisibles across the state, we have reshaped the state legislature. But there is more work to be done. To find out how you can get in the game, click here.
US General Election for President & to Retake the Senate
We hope that many of you will also find time to weigh in on the national election. You likely don’t need a pep talk about how important it is that we soundly trounce Trump and retake the Senate. We’ve assembled an array of options for you to play an important role in critical swing states and/or in key Senate races. it is easy and it is even fun. Click here to find out how to get in the game.
To be very clear, Retake devotes less than 10% of its time and none of our financial resources to election activities. But as a 501-c-4, we are allowed to educate our community about candidates and campaigns and how they can become involved.
Creating a Team to Work Together on the Election
We encourage all Retake supporters to form a team of people who will work together on whatever kind of campaign you plan to support. Forming a team will help you sustain your personal election activism while also injecting a bit of fun, as you will be engaged with friends who otherwise you may not be communicating with.
To do this, you will likely want to use Doodle to find a time that works for you and your friends and Zoom to convene the meeting. Click the link below to get to a page that outlines how to easily form a team. The page also includes links to a handy step-by-step guide for using Doodle for free and for setting up a free Zoom account.
Click here to get to the Retake Election Team page with all you need to get started.