Get Out The Vote Phone Banks
Today, Election Day Nov. 3:
2pm–4pm, 4pm–6pm and 6pm–8pm
How do we help voters?
We call them on the phone.
You can too — let us show you how!
(OK, but I hate phone banking. I don't know how. I'd like to help, but I'm pretty nervous about it…)
We hear you. You're not the first or the only one to feel that way — so the friendly folks at Cambridge for Biden/Harris start each phone bank with a training session for newcomers. Here's the whole scoop:
Phone bank details:
GOTV in New Hampshire
Going Old School!
(but Covid safe)
Here's your chance to do some old fashioned Get Out The Vote door knocking in New Hampshire.
Maura Pensak of the Cambridge for Biden/Harris team is organizing this fun and effective effort to reach voters we haven’t been able to contact by phone or text. We will wear masks and keep our distance to be covid-safe.
We will hit the streets in NH for two-hour shifts — total time commitment is about four hours including travel time to and from Cambridge.
On Tuesday - ELECTION DAY - we will knock doors to Get Out The Vote.
Two-hour shifts begin at 10 AM and continue at noon, 2, 4 and 6 PM.
Use Drop Boxes To Return Your Mail-In Ballots
If you have a mail-in ballot but haven't returned it yet, don't put it in the mail if you can help it — the Postal Service can't guarantee it will arrive in time. Instead, use one of the six official ballot drop box locations in Cambridge:
The drop boxes will be open from 7am—8pm today, Election Day — the boxes will close when the polls close at 8pm.
If you are unable to get to a drop box for whatever reason and can't vote in person, put your ballot in the mail today anyway — ballots postmarked today will be counted if they are received by the Election Commission on or before Fri. Nov. 6th.
If you mailed your ballot, you can check to be sure it was received and accepted at TrackMyBallotMA.com. If it hasn't been received by election day or was rejected, you can still vote in person on Tuesday!
If you're voting in person today, check Cambridge's Voting in the 2020 Elections page to find your polling location — some locations have been moved.
Vote in person or use a drop box — no matter how you do it, vote vote vote!
Many thanks to the Cambridge for Biden/Harris Coordinating team for all their hard work — and special thanks to Sharon Britton and family who put out emails for the Cambridge for Biden/Harris team (from which we steal freely for this website).
Captain: Nancy Alach
NH Lit Drops: Maura Pensak
Phone banks: Elizabeth Baldwin, Sara Masucci, Marc McGovern
Postcard/letter writing: Helen Jackson
Social media: Pamela Thilo
Tech support: Bob Mallon and John Patrick
Texting for Biden: Bob Mallon
Volunteer coordination and Communication: Sharon Britton, Rose Hanig, Johanna Schulman
Michelle Obama's Closing Argument
As you probably know, the eviction moratorium in Massachusetts is set to expire on Saturday, Oct. 17th, and there is no indication that Governor Charlie Baker is willing to extend the moratorium even a single day. The Chief Justice of the Massachusetts Trial Court now says our state could see anywhere from 25,000 to as many as 200,000 evictions starting next week.
The Baker administration has announced plans for rental assistance funding, and claims to be "in the process of developing a path to provide legal representation" for tenants facing eviction. But while that path is being discussed, you can be sure that eviction proceedings will plow ahead without adequate legal representation for tenants facing eviction. Even the CDC's eviction moratorium will not stop the proceedings, although execution of final judgments will be delayed through the end of the year.
Our state representatives are fighting to extend the moratorium (shout out to Mike Connolly's recent efforts), and our own Sen. Sal DiDomenico has proposed Senate bill S.913, "An Act to Ensure Right to Counsel in Eviction Proceedings." The Cambridge Ward 3 committee has formally asked the Cambridge Democrats to consider a resolution supporting Sen. DiDomenico's bill before the end of October, and we will do so in a brief meeting Sunday morning, October 25th at 10am.
Sadly we have not turned the corner on COVID, so the meeting will be a Zoom videoconference that you can attend with your computer, tablet, smartphone, or even by calling in on your landline telephone if you're feeling old-school. Details of how to connect to the meeting have been sent to the CDCC email list, and the meeting will also be live-streamed on YouTube Live and Facebook Live if you'd like to watch without participating.
Where and When:
Sunday October 25th at 10:00am
Location is wherever you happen to be!