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Wed Jul 10, 2024, 07:43 AM Wednesday

118 Days Until Election Day! Election Calendar, Activists' Lists, and Donation Links (updated frequently)





I'll be updating this list frequently until General Election Day, including links and other info.

Please let me know if there are any broken links, or incorrect or incomplete information, and I will make the necessary corrections.

Oh, and also feel free to copy & paste all this info onto other platforms, your Facebook, social media, etc.


2024 Election Calendar

Presidential primary season has ended.

Mon. July 15 – Thu. July 18
Republican National Convention, Milwaukee

Tue. July 30
Arizona state primary

Thu. August 1
Tennessee state primary

Tue. August 6
Kansas state primary
Michigan state primary
Missouri state primary
Washington state primary

Sat. August 10
Hawaii state primary

Tue. August 13
Connecticut state primary
Minnesota state primary
Vermont state primary
Wisconsin state primary

Mon. August 19 – Thu. August 22
Democratic National Convention, Chicago

Tue. August 20
Alaska state primary
Florida state primary
Wyoming state primary

Tue. September 3
Massachusetts state primary

Tue. September 10
Delaware state primary
New Hampshire state primary
Rhode Island state primary
Presidential debate, ABC, 9:00 p.m. EDT. Location TBA.

Wed. September 18
Trump's sentencing hearing in New York.

Tue. October 14
Louisiana primary

Sun. November 3
Daylight Saving Time ends

Tue. November 5
General Election Day


Get your Election Day countdown clock here:
https://www.270towin.com/2024-countdown-clock/

Register to vote now!
https://www.rockthevote.org/

Sign up to volunteer at the Democratic National Committee's site:
https://democrats.org/
(credit to usonian for this info)
They offer online training for grassroots activism:
https://democrats.org/take-action/

(A screenshot of their "take action" page):


Progressive Turnout Project is the largest voter contact organization in the country, specifically dedicated to mobilizing the Democratic Party and defending democracy. Our mission: rally Democrats to vote.
https://www.turnoutpac.org/

Support Vote Save America!
Vote Save America is the one-stop shop for everything you need to get informed, get involved, and get out the vote in the most important election of our lifetimes.
https://www.votesaveamerica.com

Check Your Voter Registration Status - Don't Risk Losing Your Voice (posted by qwlauren35)
https://www.democraticunderground.com/100218589191

ActBlue is a nonprofit organization that builds tools Democrats count on to run their own small-dollar fundraising programs.
https://secure.actblue.com/donate/introducingactblueexpress

A caveat about ActBlue, thanks to DFW:
"There are plenty of donors (like me) who do not go through Act Blue, but rather send checks. Ergo, the true amount actually donated will be higher. Keep in mind, though, that $151 million donated through Act Blue means Act Blue keeps $6 million and the credit card companies keep another $4 million to $6 million. With checks, the candidates keep 100% of the funds donated. It may be old fashioned, but in tight races where every cent of the campaign budgets count, that margin could matter."

"Not all of our candidates will win. A losing candidate with no personal fortune is still responsible for debts incurred during the campaign. I doubt Act Blue or Mastercard will be stepping in, offering to help out."

Also, from Hermit-The-Prog:
"As for how much goes to Actblue:
“When you give on ActBlue, there’s a 3.95% fee we pass on to the group you supported to cover processing costs. Completing a contribution involves costs related to processing your credit card. We’re legally required to pass along processing costs to the campaign so that we do not make in-kind contributions to them.”

“As a nonprofit, we use tips from donors to pay our bills.”

https://support.actblue.com/donors/contributions/what-happens-to-my-money-when-i-donate/

Donate to Stop-MAGA and get up to a 900% matching donation! They donate through ActBlue. (Thanks to DallasNE for this info)
https://action.stop-maga.com/0628a3

Postcards to Swing States needs your help!
Research proves that writing postcards will add more than 130,000 votes, which is three times the number that decided the outcome of the 2020 election in favor of President Biden. Help if you can! Spread the word!
(Credit to Dulcinea for this info)
https://secure.everyaction.com/wWYzSycvi0uyLrKtsMnNXw2?emci=a66cc530-5e11-ef11-96f3-6045bdd9e096&emdi=2705ca7e-cc12-ef11-96f3-6045bdd9e096&ceid=21478646

Write Postcards to Key States!
https://www.turnoutpac.org/postcards/
https://secure.everyaction.com/wWYzSycvi0uyLrKtsMnNXw2

FLIP NC --
North Carolina Democrats created FLIP NC, an all-volunteer grassroots organization, to focus on winning competitive seats in the legislature and courts, with the goal of ending gerrymandering. After the North Carolina Supreme Court upheld Republican lawmakers' gerrymandered maps, FLIP NC has aimed to flip the Supreme Court and Court of Appeals to ensure fair maps in 2030. The organization is aligned with the state Democratic Party's efforts to focus on judicial races and is planning to host canvass sessions in Asheville, Raleigh, and Wendell. FLIP NC aims to convince North Carolinians to fill out the entire ballot, not just the top of the ticket.
https://flipnc.org/

Texas Majority PAC – help turn Texas blue!
https://texasmajoritypac.com/

Omaha Steve's general donation page:
https://www.democraticunderground.com/100218885532

Omaha Steve's ActBlue link to Democratic Underground to re-elect Joe Biden and Kamala Harris:
https://secure.actblue.com/donate/du4biden


Women's March: Take Action To Support Reproductive Freedom!
https://www.womensmarch.com/


Support Democratic candidates and nominees!


Competitive U.S. Senate Races, with donation and volunteer links (updated 7/8/2024):
https://www.democraticunderground.com/100219120835

Ruben Gallego for U.S. Senate, Senator Sinema's seat in Arizona!
Volunteer here:
https://gallegoforarizona.com/
Donate here:
https://secure.actblue.com/donate/duforgallego


Competitive U.S. House Races, with donation and volunteer links (updated 7/9/2024):
https://www.democraticunderground.com/100219125036

NE-2: donate to Tony Vargas:
https://secure.actblue.com/donate/duforvargas24

PA-10: Ex-news anchor Janelle Stelson (D) to take on GOP Rep. Scott Perry in Pennsylvania:
https://www.democraticunderground.com/100218890195

TX-15: donate to Michelle Vallejo:
https://secure.actblue.com/donate/du4vallejo22

GA-14: Meet General Shawn Harris, the Democrat who seeks to oust Marjorie Taylor Greene:
https://www.democraticunderground.com/100219007729
https://www.democraticunderground.com/100218885438

OH-4: Here's Tammie Wilson, the Democrat who aims to unseat Gym Jordan:
https://www.democraticunderground.com/100219013331

Donate to Al Green – he's the Texas Democrat who cast the decisive vote against impeaching Alejandro Myorkis (Secretary of Homeland Security) in February:
https://secure.actblue.com/donate/al-green-3


Competitive State Governor Races, with donation and volunteer links (updated 6/18/2024):
https://www.democraticunderground.com/100219043754


States where reproductive rights is on the ballot:
Colorado, Florida, Maryland, Nevada, New York, South Dakota, and probably Arizona, Arkansas, Missouri, Montana, and Nebraska.
https://www.democraticunderground.com/100218829989
https://www.democraticunderground.com/100219035993


Blue Voter Guide For Key Battleground States:

Blue Voter Guide For Arizona:
https://bluevoterguide.org/state/arizona

Blue Voter Guide For Florida:
https://bluevoterguide.org/state/florida

Blue Voter Guide For Georgia:
https://bluevoterguide.org/state/georgia

Blue Voter Guide For Michigan:
https://bluevoterguide.org/state/michigan

Blue Voter Guide For Nevada:
https://bluevoterguide.org/state/nevada

Blue Voter Guide For North Carolina:
https://bluevoterguide.org/state/north-carolina

Blue Voter Guide For Pennsylvania:
https://bluevoterguide.org/state/pennsylvania

Blue Voter Guide For Wisconsin:
https://bluevoterguide.org/state/wisconsin

Blue Voter Guide For Everywhere Else:
https://bluevoterguide.org/

10 Seats the Republicans Could Lose Because of Election Denialism
http://www.smirkingchimp.com/thread/carl-gibson/110075/election-denialism-could-cost-these-10-gop-reps-their-seats-and-end-johnson-s-majority

Thanks to TurboDem for this tidbit:
Two of the justices who voted for the 1864 abortion law are up for re-election in Arizona.
“I don't know if anyone has posted this info today, but for my fellow DUers in Arizona two of the justices who voted for the law are up for re-election in 2024.”

Clint Bolock and Kathryn H. King

Please remember their names on election day!
https://www.democraticunderground.com/100218849843


Keep in mind the adage, "Politics is local." So, stay aware of local downticket races: county, municipal, state house and senate, etc. There are too many to list here, so keep alert and show your support for your area's Democratic candidates, and spread the word to your nearby friends and colleagues online and by word-of-mouth.

Want to see what your ballot will look like? Sample ballot lookup (this also gives info about the candidates and issues on your ballot):
https://ballotpedia.org/Sample_Ballot_Lookup

Some great info, courtesy Attilatheblond:
"Indivisible dot Org"
"I would suggest looking for state and local groups of 'Indivisible' on FB. Good people at many levels, all providing info and giving us FB pages to share info and encouragement. Funny memes help lift sagging spirits and should not be written off in meeting people, staying in touch, keeping us all going. If your community does not have an Indivisible group, maybe look into contacting the parent group about how to form one!"
https://indivisible.org/

"My local FB pal with a local Indivisible FB group posted a new resource for activists on Facebook, another private group on FB:
Rural Indivisibles Caucus Group.
It’s a group space for rural Indivisible leaders to share ideas, questions, and best practices for activism and engagement. Private (only members can see who's in the group and what they post). Visible (anyone can find this group).”
(Arizona) "A fantastic group online and on FB is Civic Engagement Beyond Voting. Amazing group to find where you can track down what interests you most and best put your personal efforts. They are on FB too. Look at the site, check things out. Find out about state and local groups."
https://www.cebv.us/

Facebook Voting Information Center:
https://www.facebook.com/votinginformationcenter/

Tips for spotting AI-generated election misinformation and propaganda (Thanks to TheProle for this):
https://www.democraticunderground.com/100219078770



Here's a good quote by Cyrano:

"Join us. Knock on doors. Volunteer to make calls, or work at the polls. Convince anyone you know who can be convinced."

To quote new DUer Climate Crusader,

"When we work, we win. Get out the Vote efforts. Volunteer to make calls, give rides to the polls, get friends and family out, become a poll watcher.

When you vote we get a vote, but when you volunteer, you multiply that vote!!!

Biden/Harris 2024!!!"


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quaint

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1. When is the Democratic National virtual nominating roll call?
Wed Jul 10, 2024, 09:05 AM
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I read some things begin July 16. I wonder when President Biden's nomination becomes official. Thanks.

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5. It's a bit murky
Wed Jul 10, 2024, 10:17 AM
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I did some digging around, and it seems the Democratic Convention rules committee will meet on July 19, and at that meeting they will set a date for the virtual roll call. They will likely hold that before August 7, as that's the date required to get on the Ohio ballot (even though Ohio passed an extension to August 23).

So, likely sometime late July.

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