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Swim member may newsletter

Updated: Jul 25, 2023

SWIM STATEWIDE IN-PERSON CONFERENCE: HIGHWAY TO 2024: PICK YOUR PATH TO VICTORY Join us for camaraderie, sharing best practices, multiple resources from 11 partner organizations, and expert panels on Supporting Public Education, Implementing Prop 2 and Preventing Gun Violence. You'll leave pumped up to continue your work at home and stay connected with many other like-minded leaders. View the full agenda here. Don't be left out!!! Register now with this link. If you have any questions feel free to contact us at SCHEDULES FOR SWIM AND PARTNER MEETINGS SWIM BI-MONTHLY MEMBER MEETING The next bi-monthly Member Meeting will be Tuesday May 23 at 7:00 pm. We will be discussing the upcoming Statewide Conference and other issues related to continuing our important work. Indivisible National and Demcast Michigan will give highlights on their latest activities and how you can join in. Register for the meeting here. SENATOR DEBBIE STABENOW JUNE 8, 6:00 PM The next SWIM meeting with Senator Stabenow's phenomenal regional manger, Terry Campbell, is scheduled for Thursday, June 8 at 6:00 pm. Join Terry as she helps explain and address what is going on in Washington that affects the lives of Michiganders. Click here to register. CALLS TO ACTION PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENT - BEWARE OF NOLABELS.ORG!!! is a political party that was established in 2010 claiming to be a centrist, bipartisan organization supporting centrist policies and programs. In so many ways, the thought of that kind of coming together is appealing to many who are fed up with current cutthroat, divisive politics. However, upon closer inspection, this group is a wolf in sheep’s clothing, and it is trying to advance a third-party candidate for the 2024 presidential election. While the chances of a third-party winning are small, another third-party candidate could further divide the electorate and tip the election in favor of the GOP and God forbid, Donald Trump. It is also troubling that Harlan Crow, the infamous wealthy patron/friend of Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas, is a major donor! Crow also is a big donor to the Senate Judiciary GOP. If you hear news of this group, steer clear and remember that this is a group not to be taken lightly. Warn your family, neighbors, and friends! DOWNLOAD THE CLIMATE ACTION NOW APP If you haven't done so already and fighting climate change is your passion, we really recommend the app Climate Action Now. We've been using it for a long time and we are constantly impressed with it. While you're eating your cereal and having your coffee in the morning, you can take five very meaningful actions to help save the planet. No kidding! It takes less than 5 minutes to do 5 actions. Republicans are working hard to protect the fossil fuel industry, the more people on this app taking suggested actions, the better chance we have of meaningful change. Download the Climate Action Now app. You and Mother Earth will be very happy you did. LET'S FLIP THE HOUSE WITH POSTCARD WRITING

  • FLIP THE HOUSE 2024 Activate America, formerly Flip the West, is an organization dedicated to mobilizing voters to elect Democrats in the House and Senate through post-carding, phone banking, texting, and canvassing opportunities. Right now, the organization is focusing on flipping 11 House seats in California and New York, all of which President Biden won in the 2020 presidential election. Let's join Activate America in writing postcards to voters in these districts, and work towards flipping the House back to Democratic control in 2024.

NATIONAL POPULAR VOTE National Popular Vote (NPV) is keeping its foot on the pedal to try to get this through both the Michigan House and Senate and to the Governor's desk before summer recess in June. The good news: They haven't encountered any Democrat who is opposed to this legislation and even a few Republicans support it "in principle" but acknowledge the politics behind it is going to be difficult. So let's jump in with both feet and write to our House and Senate legislators (even if they are democrats) to emphasize the need to make sure the votes of all Michiganders count in the Presidential election. Tell your Michigan legislators to support National Popular Vote The National Popular Vote bill will guarantee that the President is the candidate who receives the most popular votes in all 50 states and the District of Columbia. Please use NPV's convenient email system to send emails asking your Michigan state legislators to pass the National Popular Vote bill (HB4156/SB126). Please email your Michigan state legislators and officials and ask them to pass the National Popular Vote bill. Click here for NPV's convenient email form. REGISTER DEMOCRATS AND SAVE THE WORLD THE FIELD TEAM 6 WAYWant to do something concrete to fight voter suppression in the crucial state of Michigan? Learn to register Democrats, the Field Team 6 way! It's the #1 most direct, effective way to swing elections – and it's also incredibly fun. At this training, you'll be introduced to Field Team 6 who will let you in on all the secrets of successful voter registration and answer all your questions. You'll leave the call fired up, and knowing everything you need to lead your own voter drive! Register here. Want to stay current on SWIM activities and share them with your networks? Here are some ways to do that! Visit the Website! This new website is designed to be a central repository of the resources and network partners that we’ve amassed since 2016. We also wanted you, as members, to be able to add your own announcements about your successes and events. Have news to share? Let us know by using the "Contact" page at the top of the homepage! Follow us on Facebook! The SWIM private page is now open to all interested members. Simply go to the page, answer a few simple questions and you are in. This is a great way to keep current on events and issues in between newsletters. This page will be the sole Facebook page for SWIM going forward as the SWIM public page will be phased out in the near future, so join today! Help us build our social media presence and impact by following SWIM on Twitter @SWIMIndivisible and Instagram StateWideIndivisibleMichigan If you are familiar with social media platforms like Mastodon, WhatsApp, TikTok, Tribel, Post, etc. please contact SWIM CORE member & resident social media maven Vickie Gutowski at to help expand our outreach! GET INVOLVED GOT IDEAS, GOOD NEWS OR QUESTIONS??? Send us your thoughts here!

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