Friday, June 29, 2018

Help get out the vote: midterm elections postcard writing party (and BOGO beer) at Midlands on Tuesday

The midterm elections are coming up, and some local progressives have put together an event at Midlands beer garden to help elect a Democratic candidate in an upcoming special election in Ohio. The event is on Tuesday, where you can help write postcards to local Democrats reminding them to get out and vote. The event is 6-10pm on Tuesday, and there is buy one-get one free beer until 7 pm.

In case you need a reminder, Congressional elections are important for the country of course, but also to DC, as Congress controls DC's budget and has the power to block things that local voters have supported -- in the past they've blocked medical marijuana, reproductive rights, and a lot more.

Here's more info from the organizers. Midlands is at 3333 Georgia Avenue NW.
Dear Progressive Friends: 
In light of yesterday’s news about Justice Kennedy's retirement from the Supreme Court, it is more urgent than ever that we all work together to support Democratic candidates in the upcoming Midterm Elections.  To meet this goal, we are inviting you to our first Midterm Postcard Writing Party, organized by a small, concerned group of neighborhood friends, and graciously hosted by the Midlands Beer Gardenon Tuesday, July 3rd at 6pm 
We know folks are looking for ways to get involved, and this is a great, low-commitment way of doing so. Did I mention there is BOGO free beer until 7pm?
The Facebook invite is here: https://www.facebook.com/events/2034569706760746/?ti=ia.  If you could please RSVP so we can get a headcount for the Midlands we would appreciate it. Please feel free to share the invite!  

This first night, we will be writing postcards in support of an August Congressional Special Election in Ohio. Polling shows the candidates are within 2 points of each other, and this is in a district where Donald Trump won by 12 points.  We will be writing to Democrats to remind them of the election and to encourage them to get out and vote.
This will be the first of what we hope to be a regular event, so if you can't make it this week, please note your interest on the Facebook invite, and stay tuned for the next invite. 
We hope to see you there!

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