Ulster County Edition

Our country is on the verge of losing our Democracy. To retain it, we must secure the freedom to vote for all Americans.

Final Weeks to Pass the For the People Act (S.1)

On August 11, 2021, U.S. Senate Republicans blocked debate on the For the People Act (FTPA) and two other necessary and popular reforms to ensure that our democracy represents, reflects, and responds to us. 

While continued GOP obstruction was expected, the Senate's window to pass the FTPA-- to preempt voter suppression laws and prevent partisan gerrymandering--has shortened to the first two weeks in September. The only way to pass FTPA will be to amend the filibuster. Senator Joe Manchin is the single holdout to making this happen (Senator Kristin Sinema will follow his lead).

 The most important actions we can take:
  • Continue to reach out to our friends and acquaintances in West Virginia who are constituents of Senator Manchin.
  • Join a phone or text bank that patches constituents to Senator Manchin's office. Links below. Senator Manchin's staff encourages these calls!
Sign Up to Make Calls Here
Sign Up to Send Texts Here
Read FTPA Section-by-Section
March On for Voting Rights in Kingston
Saturday, August 28, 2021
11 am to 12 noon

August 28th marks the 58th anniversary of Martin Luther King’s historic March on Washington and his “I Have a Dream Speech”. March On, the Drum Major Institute, SEIU, National Action Network, Future Coalition, Indivisible, and a wide network of partners will march on cities across America to demand that his vision be deferred no longer. We invite all Americans who believe in the power of democracy and free elections to join us.

Join us in Kingston as we march in solidarity with the national mobilization to demand that elected officials stop hijacking democracy, denounce voter suppression and ensure fair, easy access to the vote for all. 

Location and event details will be shared after sign up.

Sign Up for Kingston Here
Sign Up for the Bus from NYC to DC Here (Deadline: Today at noon)
We New Yorkers are urgently being called upon to help our allies with their state actions below.

Postcarding to Protect the Future of Virginia

This November 2nd, Virginia elects a new government. governor, lieutenant governor, attorney general, and state delegates. Whoever is elected will decide the future of the state’s voting rights laws.
With good turnout in communities of color, this election will safeguard fair voting practices that Virginians fought hard to secure. Working with The Center for Common Ground, Indivisible Ulster is sending postcards to under-represented and/or infrequent voters of color who may typically vote only in Presidential elections. We’re conveying the urgency of voting in this consequential election, informing them of VA’s generous Early Voting dates, (beginning Sept 17) and offering helpful voter resources 

Almost a million voters are designated to receive postcards, and The Center for Common Ground will host phone banks multiple times a week to get out the vote! Join our efforts to keep Virginia moving forward as a voting rights state.
Volunteer Here!
Stop the Republican Recall in California

A partisan, Republican coalition of national Republicans, anti-vaxxers, Q-Anon conspiracy theorists and anti-immigrant Trump supporters have petitioned to recall Gov. Newsom (who won 61.9% of the vote in 2018).

Thru September 14th, Californians will be voting on whether to replace Governor Gavin Newsom. Most of the candidates on the ballot are Trumpsters. Our California allies need help to contact as many voters as possible in a very short amount of time. The easiest action we can take is to contact our friends and relatives who vote in California and urge them to vote NO! on the recall FAQs here.
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"Democracy Can't Wait" rally hosted by Indivisible Columbia, with Susan Jaworski, Maxine Kamin, Amy Fradon, and Tara Fitzpatrick from Ulster County. (Photo credit: Brenda Gevertz)
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