Wednesday 2/1/17

THERE ARE FOUR SPECIAL ELECTIONS IN FOUR DIFFERENT STATES THE MONTH OF FEBRUARY! 

VOLUNTEER FOR CODE BLUE NATION

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VIRGINIA

SPECIAL ELECTION JUST ANNOUNCED FOR FEBRUARY 7 in Virginia to replace the seat in the House of Delegates just vacated by Jennifer McClellan. More details coming soon from State Captain: Cindy Michelle Cunningham!

Jeff Bourne has been the chairman of the Richmond School Board and is Deputy Attorney General for transportation, real estate and construction litigation for the Commonwealth of Virginia.

Jeff is running against an Independent candidate and a Libertarian and this House seat is the one seat that prevents the Republicans from having a super-majority in the Virginia legislature, and being able to override Governor McAuliffe’s vetoes. So it is still really important that we make sure people do get out and vote for our guy!

For more information on Jeff:

https://www.facebook.com/JeffMBourneVA/

http://www.jeffmbourne.com/ 

Here is the phone bank information for his campaign:

https://www.openvpb.com/vpb_bycode/7FDB12K-3534

 

MINNESOTA

There is a Special Election on Valentine's Day February 14th in Minnesota!

Laurie Warner's Campaign Website:
http://www.lauriejwarner.com/

Laurie Warner's Virtual Phone Bank Script and VPB Link:
https://docs.google.com/document/d/1i784QgtCChPdlayODw1WCBBBz7Hm_SVc1VmcdGwi4PU/edit

Code Blue Nation Members who have any questions can contact Tamara Levenson

CONNECTICUT

Special Elections Scheduled for Feb. 28. Get ready to mobilize:

Gov. Dannel P. Malloy announced Friday that special elections will occur at the end of February for three seats vacated by lawmakers just ahead of the start of the legislative session.
Elections will be held Feb. 28 for the 2nd Senate District, which includes portions of Bloomfield, Hartford, and Windsor; and the 32nd Senate District, which includes Bethlehem, Bridgewater, Oxford, Roxbury, Southbury, Washington, Watertown, Woodbury and portions of Middlebury and Seymour. An election will occur on the same day for the 115 House District, which includes portions of West Haven.
The elections have the potential to shift the balance of power in either chamber, in particular the Senate, which is currently tied 17-17.

Contact CT Captain Lisa Dorfman Thomas

 

DELAWARE

State Captain: Mary Holmes

There is a special election which will happen in Delaware in February 25th! Losing this seat would give the republicans the majority in the DE senate.

Stephanie Hansen is the Democratic nominee in the 10th Senate District special election. 

Facebook: www.facebook.com/pg/StephanieHansenForSenate

Website -http://www.hansenforsenate.org/

NOTE: The Stephanie Hansen campaign has requested that folks from out of state DO NOT phone bank but appreciates any other help members can provide.

- BREAK OUT OF THE NATIONAL NEWS CYCLE.
Set up google alerts and follow the following people in twitter:
Your: Mayor, City Council Member, State Rep, State Senator, Congressional Rep, Congressional Senator, local political reporter, police chief, sheriff. Bookmark the political news of your local paper.

CODE BLUE CORE MISSION: Rebuild a progressive voting majority in federal, state and local government.


PRIORITIES FOR THIS GROUP:
2018 SENATE RACE
2018 HOUSE RACE
GOVERNORS' RACES
STATE RACES

We are looking for State Captains so please let us know by replying to this post if you're interested. Co-captains are A-OK! You can find the directory in the Files tab above this post.

IMPORTANT NOTE: this is a STRATEGY group for sharing useful information on upcoming and future elections. It is not a place for posting thought-pieces and opinions on past elections. We are looking to build as wide and inclusive a progressive umbrella group as possible. If you want to have a flame war go do it on your own timeline.

FIRM GROUP POLICY: Keep specific policy discussions to an absolute minimum. WHY: These tend to devolve into heated discussions that don't contribute to the stated goal of the group. We need legislators in seats where they can enact progressive legislation. Sometimes policies are regional, or they aren't your priority. So, this policy is just to maintain focus on that end goal.

ALSO: Code Blue is set to as a Secret Group. If you share posts from here non-members won't be able to see them. Additionally, many members don't want to be publicly known, for many reasons such as privacy, security and trolling. So, we ask that you do not share the name freely elsewhere.

Zero tolerance for trolling. Zero tolerance for sharing members' posts outside the group. Zero tolerance for being uncivil. These will get you blocked.

Please comment here if you have suggested action items or ideas. 
Thanks!

Monday 1/30/17 Action Items

THERE ARE FOUR SPECIAL ELECTIONS IN FOUR DIFFERENT STATES THE MONTH OF FEBRUARY! 

VOLUNTEER FOR CODE BLUE NATION

https://goo.gl/forms/LsKudxbcw76ksgZg1

VIRGINIA

SPECIAL ELECTION JUST ANNOUNCED FOR FEBRUARY 7 in Virginia to replace the seat in the House of Delegates just vacated by Jennifer McClellan. More details coming soon from State Captain: Cindy Michelle Cunningham!

Jeff Bourne has been the chairman of the Richmond School Board and is Deputy Attorney General for transportation, real estate and construction litigation for the Commonwealth of Virginia.

Jeff is running against an Independent candidate and a Libertarian and this House seat is the one seat that prevents the Republicans from having a super-majority in the Virginia legislature, and being able to override Governor McAuliffe’s vetoes. So it is still really important that we make sure people do get out and vote for our guy!

For more information on Jeff:

https://www.facebook.com/JeffMBourneVA/

http://www.jeffmbourne.com/ 

Here is the phone bank information for his campaign:

https://www.openvpb.com/vpb_bycode/7FDB12K-3534

 

MINNESOTA

There is a Special Election on Valentine's Day February 14th in Minnesota!

Laurie Warner's Campaign Website:
http://www.lauriejwarner.com/

Laurie Warner's Virtual Phone Bank Script and VPB Link:
https://docs.google.com/document/d/1i784QgtCChPdlayODw1WCBBBz7Hm_SVc1VmcdGwi4PU/edit

Code Blue Nation Members who have any questions can contact Tamara Levenson

CONNECTICUT

Special Elections Scheduled for Feb. 28. Get ready to mobilize:

Gov. Dannel P. Malloy announced Friday that special elections will occur at the end of February for three seats vacated by lawmakers just ahead of the start of the legislative session.
Elections will be held Feb. 28 for the 2nd Senate District, which includes portions of Bloomfield, Hartford, and Windsor; and the 32nd Senate District, which includes Bethlehem, Bridgewater, Oxford, Roxbury, Southbury, Washington, Watertown, Woodbury and portions of Middlebury and Seymour. An election will occur on the same day for the 115 House District, which includes portions of West Haven.
The elections have the potential to shift the balance of power in either chamber, in particular the Senate, which is currently tied 17-17.

Contact CT Captain Lisa Dorfman Thomas

 

DELAWARE

State Captain: Mary Holmes

There is a special election which will happen in Delaware in February 25th! Losing this seat would give the republicans the majority in the DE senate.

Stephanie Hansen is the Democratic nominee in the 10th Senate District special election. 

Facebook: www.facebook.com/pg/StephanieHansenForSenate

Website -http://www.hansenforsenate.org/

- BREAK OUT OF THE NATIONAL NEWS CYCLE.
Set up google alerts and follow the following people in twitter:
Your: Mayor, City Council Member, State Rep, State Senator, Congressional Rep, Congressional Senator, local political reporter, police chief, sheriff. Bookmark the political news of your local paper.

CODE BLUE CORE MISSION: Rebuild a progressive voting majority in federal, state and local government.


PRIORITIES FOR THIS GROUP:
2018 SENATE RACE
2018 HOUSE RACE
GOVERNORS' RACES
STATE RACES

We are looking for State Captains so please let us know by replying to this post if you're interested. Co-captains are A-OK! You can find the directory in the Files tab above this post.

IMPORTANT NOTE: this is a STRATEGY group for sharing useful information on upcoming and future elections. It is not a place for posting thought-pieces and opinions on past elections. We are looking to build as wide and inclusive a progressive umbrella group as possible. If you want to have a flame war go do it on your own timeline.

FIRM GROUP POLICY: Keep specific policy discussions to an absolute minimum. WHY: These tend to devolve into heated discussions that don't contribute to the stated goal of the group. We need legislators in seats where they can enact progressive legislation. Sometimes policies are regional, or they aren't your priority. So, this policy is just to maintain focus on that end goal.

ALSO: Code Blue is set to as a Secret Group. If you share posts from here non-members won't be able to see them. Additionally, many members don't want to be publicly known, for many reasons such as privacy, security and trolling. So, we ask that you do not share the name freely elsewhere.

Zero tolerance for trolling. Zero tolerance for sharing members' posts outside the group. Zero tolerance for being uncivil. These will get you blocked.

Please comment here if you have suggested action items or ideas. 
Thanks!

Saturday 1/28/17 Action Items

VOLUNTEER FOR CODE BLUE NATION

https://goo.gl/forms/LsKudxbcw76ksgZg1

VIRGINIA

SPECIAL ELECTION JUST ANNOUNCED FOR FEBRUARY 7 in Virginia to replace the seat in the House of Delegates just vacated by Jennifer McClellan. More details coming soon from State Captain: Cindy Michelle Cunningham!

– It's time to consider running for office and if you live in Virginia NOW is the time! All 100 seats in the House of Delegates will be up for election this November. Code Blue would like to see a blue candidate run in every district. Check out this great interactive graphic from our friends over at Flippable and learn more: 

https://www.flippable.org/virginia-run

Then take some time to read up on the Prince William Progress Coalition
Website- www.PrinceWilliamProgressCoalition.com

-Step One: Take some time to learn about these 4 amazing candidates for delegate in Virginia. 

-Step Two: "Like" and "Follow" their pages so you get updates.

-Step Three: Check your friends list and see if anyone you know in Virginia wants to volunteer to help these campaigns. 

Lee Carter
Facebook – www.facebook.com/leecarterva
Twitter – www.twitter.com/carterforva
Website – www.CarterForVirginia.com

Elizabeth Guzman
Facebook – www.facebook.com/elizabethguzmanva
Twitter – www.twitter.com/guzman4delegate
Website – www.GuzmanForDelegate.com

Ken Boddye
Facebook – www.facebook.com/KenBoddyeVA
Twitter – www.twitter.com/KenBoddyeVA
Website – www.BoddyeForDelegate.com

Mansimran Kahlon
Facebook – www.facebook.com/kahlonVA
Twitter – www.twitter.com/kahlonVA

CONNECTICUT

Special Elections Scheduled for Feb. 28. Get ready to mobilize:

Gov. Dannel P. Malloy announced Friday that special elections will occur at the end of February for three seats vacated by lawmakers just ahead of the start of the legislative session.
Elections will be held Feb. 28 for the 2nd Senate District, which includes portions of Bloomfield, Hartford, and Windsor; and the 32nd Senate District, which includes Bethlehem, Bridgewater, Oxford, Roxbury, Southbury, Washington, Watertown, Woodbury and portions of Middlebury and Seymour. An election will occur on the same day for the 115 House District, which includes portions of West Haven.
The elections have the potential to shift the balance of power in either chamber, in particular the Senate, which is currently tied 17-17.

Contact CT Captain Lisa Dorfman Thomas

 

DELAWARE

State Captain: Mary Holmes

-Step One: Take some time to learn about senate candidate Stephanie Hansen

-Step Two: "Like" and "Follow" her campaign pages so you get updates.

-Step Three: Check your friends list and see if anyone you know in Delaware wants to volunteer to help her campaign. 

There is a special election which will happen in Delaware in February (DATE TO BE DETERMINED). Losing this seat would give the republicans the majority in the DE senate.

Stephanie Hansen is the Democratic nominee in the 10th Senate District special election. 

Facebook: www.facebook.com/pg/StephanieHansenForSenate

Website -http://www.hansenforsenate.org/

- BREAK OUT OF THE NATIONAL NEWS CYCLE.
Set up google alerts and follow the following people in twitter:
Your: Mayor, City Council Member, State Rep, State Senator, Congressional Rep, Congressional Senator, local political reporter, police chief, sheriff. Bookmark the political news of your local paper.

CODE BLUE CORE MISSION: Rebuild a progressive voting majority in federal, state and local government.


PRIORITIES FOR THIS GROUP:
2018 SENATE RACE
2018 HOUSE RACE
GOVERNORS' RACES
STATE RACES

We are looking for State Captains so please let us know by replying to this post if you're interested. Co-captains are A-OK! You can find the directory in the Files tab above this post.

IMPORTANT NOTE: this is a STRATEGY group for sharing useful information on upcoming and future elections. It is not a place for posting thought-pieces and opinions on past elections. We are looking to build as wide and inclusive a progressive umbrella group as possible. If you want to have a flame war go do it on your own timeline.

FIRM GROUP POLICY: Keep specific policy discussions to an absolute minimum. WHY: These tend to devolve into heated discussions that don't contribute to the stated goal of the group. We need legislators in seats where they can enact progressive legislation. Sometimes policies are regional, or they aren't your priority. So, this policy is just to maintain focus on that end goal.

ALSO: Code Blue is set to as a Secret Group. If you share posts from here non-members won't be able to see them. Additionally, many members don't want to be publicly known, for many reasons such as privacy, security and trolling. So, we ask that you do not share the name freely elsewhere.

Zero tolerance for trolling. Zero tolerance for sharing members' posts outside the group. Zero tolerance for being uncivil. These will get you blocked.

Please comment here if you have suggested action items or ideas. 
Thanks!

Wednesday 1/25/17 Action Items

VOLUNTEER FOR CODE BLUE NATION

https://goo.gl/forms/LsKudxbcw76ksgZg1

VIRGINIA

SPECIAL ELECTION JUST ANNOUNCED FOR FEBRUARY 7 in Virginia to replace the seat in the House of Delegates just vacated by Jennifer McClellan. More details coming soon from State Captain: Cindy Michelle Cunningham!

Click here more info on the February 7 Special Election.

– It's time to consider running for office and if you live in Virginia NOW is the time! All 100 seats in the House of Delegates will be up for election this November. Code Blue would like to see a blue candidate run in every district. Check out this great interactive graphic from our friends over at Flippable and learn more: 

https://www.flippable.org/virginia-run

Then take some time to read up on the Prince William Progress Coalition
Website- www.PrinceWilliamProgressCoalition.com

-Step One: Take some time to learn about these 4 amazing candidates for delegate in Virginia. 

-Step Two: "Like" and "Follow" their pages so you get updates.

-Step Three: Check your friends list and see if anyone you know in Virginia wants to volunteer to help these campaigns. 

Lee Carter
Facebook – www.facebook.com/leecarterva
Twitter – www.twitter.com/carterforva
Website – www.CarterForVirginia.com

Elizabeth Guzman
Facebook – www.facebook.com/elizabethguzmanva
Twitter – www.twitter.com/guzman4delegate
Website – www.GuzmanForDelegate.com

Ken Boddye
Facebook – www.facebook.com/KenBoddyeVA
Twitter – www.twitter.com/KenBoddyeVA
Website – www.BoddyeForDelegate.com

Mansimran Kahlon
Facebook – www.facebook.com/kahlonVA
Twitter – www.twitter.com/kahlonVA

CONNECTICUT

Special Elections Scheduled for Feb. 28. Get ready to mobilize:

Gov. Dannel P. Malloy announced Friday that special elections will occur at the end of February for three seats vacated by lawmakers just ahead of the start of the legislative session.
Elections will be held Feb. 28 for the 2nd Senate District, which includes portions of Bloomfield, Hartford, and Windsor; and the 32nd Senate District, which includes Bethlehem, Bridgewater, Oxford, Roxbury, Southbury, Washington, Watertown, Woodbury and portions of Middlebury and Seymour. An election will occur on the same day for the 115 House District, which includes portions of West Haven.
The elections have the potential to shift the balance of power in either chamber, in particular the Senate, which is currently tied 17-17.

Contact CT Captain Lisa Dorfman Thomas

 

DELAWARE

State Captain: Mary Holmes

-Step One: Take some time to learn about senate candidate Stephanie Hansen

-Step Two: "Like" and "Follow" her campaign pages so you get updates.

-Step Three: Check your friends list and see if anyone you know in Delaware wants to volunteer to help her campaign. 

There is a special election which will happen in Delaware in February (DATE TO BE DETERMINED). Losing this seat would give the republicans the majority in the DE senate.

Stephanie Hansen is the Democratic nominee in the 10th Senate District special election. 

Facebook: www.facebook.com/pg/StephanieHansenForSenate

Website -http://www.hansenforsenate.org/

- BREAK OUT OF THE NATIONAL NEWS CYCLE.
Set up google alerts and follow the following people in twitter:
Your: Mayor, City Council Member, State Rep, State Senator, Congressional Rep, Congressional Senator, local political reporter, police chief, sheriff. Bookmark the political news of your local paper.

CODE BLUE CORE MISSION: Rebuild a progressive voting majority in federal, state and local government.


PRIORITIES FOR THIS GROUP:
2018 SENATE RACE
2018 HOUSE RACE
GOVERNORS' RACES
STATE RACES

We are looking for State Captains so please let us know by replying to this post if you're interested. Co-captains are A-OK! You can find the directory in the Files tab above this post.

IMPORTANT NOTE: this is a STRATEGY group for sharing useful information on upcoming and future elections. It is not a place for posting thought-pieces and opinions on past elections. We are looking to build as wide and inclusive a progressive umbrella group as possible. If you want to have a flame war go do it on your own timeline.

FIRM GROUP POLICY: Keep specific policy discussions to an absolute minimum. WHY: These tend to devolve into heated discussions that don't contribute to the stated goal of the group. We need legislators in seats where they can enact progressive legislation. Sometimes policies are regional, or they aren't your priority. So, this policy is just to maintain focus on that end goal.

ALSO: Code Blue is set to as a Secret Group. If you share posts from here non-members won't be able to see them. Additionally, many members don't want to be publicly known, for many reasons such as privacy, security and trolling. So, we ask that you do not share the name freely elsewhere.

Zero tolerance for trolling. Zero tolerance for sharing members' posts outside the group. Zero tolerance for being uncivil. These will get you blocked.

Please comment here if you have suggested action items or ideas. 
Thanks!

Monday 1/23/17

VOLUNTEER FOR CODE BLUE NATION

https://goo.gl/forms/LsKudxbcw76ksgZg1

VIRGINIA

SPECIAL ELECTION JUST ANNOUNCED FOR FEBRUARY 7 in Virginia to replace the seat in the House of Delegates just vacated by Jennifer McClellan. More details coming soon from State Captain: Cindy Michelle Cunningham!

– It's time to consider running for office and if you live in Virginia NOW is the time! All 100 seats in the House of Delegates will be up for election this November. Code Blue would like to see a blue candidate run in every district. Check out this great interactive graphic from our friends over at Flippable and learn more: 

https://www.flippable.org/virginia-run

Then take some time to read up on the Prince William Progress Coalition
Website- www.PrinceWilliamProgressCoalition.com

-Step One: Take some time to learn about these 4 amazing candidates for delegate in Virginia. 

-Step Two: "Like" and "Follow" their pages so you get updates.

-Step Three: Check your friends list and see if anyone you know in Virginia wants to volunteer to help these campaigns. 

Lee Carter
Facebook – www.facebook.com/leecarterva
Twitter – www.twitter.com/carterforva
Website – www.CarterForVirginia.com

Elizabeth Guzman
Facebook – www.facebook.com/elizabethguzmanva
Twitter – www.twitter.com/guzman4delegate
Website – www.GuzmanForDelegate.com

Ken Boddye
Facebook – www.facebook.com/KenBoddyeVA
Twitter – www.twitter.com/KenBoddyeVA
Website – www.BoddyeForDelegate.com

Mansimran Kahlon
Facebook – www.facebook.com/kahlonVA
Twitter – www.twitter.com/kahlonVA

CONNECTICUT

Special Elections Scheduled for Feb. 28. Get ready to mobilize:

Gov. Dannel P. Malloy announced Friday that special elections will occur at the end of February for three seats vacated by lawmakers just ahead of the start of the legislative session.
Elections will be held Feb. 28 for the 2nd Senate District, which includes portions of Bloomfield, Hartford, and Windsor; and the 32nd Senate District, which includes Bethlehem, Bridgewater, Oxford, Roxbury, Southbury, Washington, Watertown, Woodbury and portions of Middlebury and Seymour. An election will occur on the same day for the 115 House District, which includes portions of West Haven.
The elections have the potential to shift the balance of power in either chamber, in particular the Senate, which is currently tied 17-17.

Contact CT Captain Lisa Dorfman Thomas

 

DELAWARE

State Captain: Mary Holmes

-Step One: Take some time to learn about senate candidate Stephanie Hansen

-Step Two: "Like" and "Follow" her campaign pages so you get updates.

-Step Three: Check your friends list and see if anyone you know in Delaware wants to volunteer to help her campaign. 

There is a special election which will happen in Delaware in February (DATE TO BE DETERMINED). Losing this seat would give the republicans the majority in the DE senate.

Stephanie Hansen is the Democratic nominee in the 10th Senate District special election. 

Facebook: www.facebook.com/pg/StephanieHansenForSenate

Website -http://www.hansenforsenate.org/

- BREAK OUT OF THE NATIONAL NEWS CYCLE.
Set up google alerts and follow the following people in twitter:
Your: Mayor, City Council Member, State Rep, State Senator, Congressional Rep, Congressional Senator, local political reporter, police chief, sheriff. Bookmark the political news of your local paper.

CODE BLUE CORE MISSION: Rebuild a progressive voting majority in federal, state and local government.


PRIORITIES FOR THIS GROUP:
2018 SENATE RACE
2018 HOUSE RACE
GOVERNORS' RACES
STATE RACES

We are looking for State Captains so please let us know by replying to this post if you're interested. Co-captains are A-OK! You can find the directory in the Files tab above this post.

IMPORTANT NOTE: this is a STRATEGY group for sharing useful information on upcoming and future elections. It is not a place for posting thought-pieces and opinions on past elections. We are looking to build as wide and inclusive a progressive umbrella group as possible. If you want to have a flame war go do it on your own timeline.

FIRM GROUP POLICY: Keep specific policy discussions to an absolute minimum. WHY: These tend to devolve into heated discussions that don't contribute to the stated goal of the group. We need legislators in seats where they can enact progressive legislation. Sometimes policies are regional, or they aren't your priority. So, this policy is just to maintain focus on that end goal.

ALSO: Code Blue is set to as a Secret Group. If you share posts from here non-members won't be able to see them. Additionally, many members don't want to be publicly known, for many reasons such as privacy, security and trolling. So, we ask that you do not share the name freely elsewhere.

Zero tolerance for trolling. Zero tolerance for sharing members' posts outside the group. Zero tolerance for being uncivil. These will get you blocked.

Please comment here if you have suggested action items or ideas. 
Thanks!

Sunday 1/22/17 Action Items

VOLUNTEER FOR CODE BLUE NATION

https://goo.gl/forms/LsKudxbcw76ksgZg1

VIRGINIA

SPECIAL ELECTION JUST ANNOUNCED FOR FEBRUARY 7 in Virginia to replace the seat in the House of Delegates just vacated by Jennifer McClellan. More details coming soon from State Captain: Cindy Michelle Cunningham!

– It's time to consider running for office and if you live in Virginia NOW is the time! All 100 seats in the House of Delegates will be up for election this November. Code Blue would like to see a blue candidate run in every district. Check out this great interactive graphic from our friends over at Flippable and learn more: 

https://www.flippable.org/virginia-run

Then take some time to read up on the Prince William Progress Coalition
Website- www.PrinceWilliamProgressCoalition.com

-Step One: Take some time to learn about these 4 amazing candidates for delegate in Virginia. 

-Step Two: "Like" and "Follow" their pages so you get updates.

-Step Three: Check your friends list and see if anyone you know in Virginia wants to volunteer to help these campaigns. 

Lee Carter
Facebook – www.facebook.com/leecarterva
Twitter – www.twitter.com/carterforva
Website – www.CarterForVirginia.com

Elizabeth Guzman
Facebook – www.facebook.com/elizabethguzmanva
Twitter – www.twitter.com/guzman4delegate
Website – www.GuzmanForDelegate.com

Ken Boddye
Facebook – www.facebook.com/KenBoddyeVA
Twitter – www.twitter.com/KenBoddyeVA
Website – www.BoddyeForDelegate.com

Mansimran Kahlon
Facebook – www.facebook.com/kahlonVA
Twitter – www.twitter.com/kahlonVA

CONNECTICUT

Special Elections Scheduled for Feb. 28. Get ready to mobilize:

Gov. Dannel P. Malloy announced Friday that special elections will occur at the end of February for three seats vacated by lawmakers just ahead of the start of the legislative session.
Elections will be held Feb. 28 for the 2nd Senate District, which includes portions of Bloomfield, Hartford, and Windsor; and the 32nd Senate District, which includes Bethlehem, Bridgewater, Oxford, Roxbury, Southbury, Washington, Watertown, Woodbury and portions of Middlebury and Seymour. An election will occur on the same day for the 115 House District, which includes portions of West Haven.
The elections have the potential to shift the balance of power in either chamber, in particular the Senate, which is currently tied 17-17.

Contact CT Captain Lisa Dorfman Thomas

 

DELAWARE

State Captain: Mary Holmes

-Step One: Take some time to learn about senate candidate Stephanie Hansen

-Step Two: "Like" and "Follow" her campaign pages so you get updates.

-Step Three: Check your friends list and see if anyone you know in Delaware wants to volunteer to help her campaign. 

There is a special election which will happen in Delaware in February (DATE TO BE DETERMINED). Losing this seat would give the republicans the majority in the DE senate.

Stephanie Hansen is the Democratic nominee in the 10th Senate District special election. 

Facebook: www.facebook.com/pg/StephanieHansenForSenate

Website -http://www.hansenforsenate.org/

Wednesday 1/18/17 Action Items

VOLUNTEER FOR CODE BLUE NATION

https://goo.gl/forms/LsKudxbcw76ksgZg1

CONNECTICUT

Special Elections Scheduled for Feb. 28. Get ready to mobilize:

Patriotism means to stand by the country. It does not mean to stand by the president or any other public official, save exactly to the degree in which he himself stands by the country. It is patriotic to support him insofar as he efficiently serves the country. It is unpatriotic not to oppose him to the exact extent that by inefficiency or otherwise he fails in his duty to stand by the country. In either event, it is unpatriotic not to tell the truth, whether about the president or anyone else.
— Teddy Roosevelt

Gov. Dannel P. Malloy announced Friday that special elections will occur at the end of February for three seats vacated by lawmakers just ahead of the start of the legislative session.
Elections will be held Feb. 28 for the 2nd Senate District, which includes portions of Bloomfield, Hartford, and Windsor; and the 32nd Senate District, which includes Bethlehem, Bridgewater, Oxford, Roxbury, Southbury, Washington, Watertown, Woodbury and portions of Middlebury and Seymour. An election will occur on the same day for the 115 House District, which includes portions of West Haven.
The elections have the potential to shift the balance of power in either chamber, in particular the Senate, which is currently tied 17-17.

Contact CT Captain Lisa Dorfman Thomas

VIRGINIA

It's time to consider running for office and if you live in Virginia NOW is the time! All 100 seats in the House of Delegates will be up for election this November. Code Blue would like to see a blue candidate run in every district. Check out this great interactive graphic from our friends over at Flippable and learn more: State Captain: Cindy Michelle Cunningham

https://www.flippable.org/virginia-run

Then take some time to read up on the Prince William Progress Coalition
Website- www.PrinceWilliamProgressCoalition.com

-Step One: Take some time to learn about these 4 amazing candidates for delegate in Virginia. 

-Step Two: "Like" and "Follow" their pages so you get updates.

-Step Three: Check your friends list and see if anyone you know in Virginia wants to volunteer to help these campaigns. 

Lee Carter
Facebook – www.facebook.com/leecarterva
Twitter – www.twitter.com/carterforva
Website – www.CarterForVirginia.com

Elizabeth Guzman
Facebook – www.facebook.com/elizabethguzmanva
Twitter – www.twitter.com/guzman4delegate
Website – www.GuzmanForDelegate.com

Ken Boddye
Facebook – www.facebook.com/KenBoddyeVA
Twitter – www.twitter.com/KenBoddyeVA
Website – www.BoddyeForDelegate.com

Mansimran Kahlon
Facebook – www.facebook.com/kahlonVA
Twitter – www.twitter.com/kahlonVA

DELAWARE

State Captain: Mary Holmes

-Step One: Take some time to learn about senate candidate Stephanie Hansen

-Step Two: "Like" and "Follow" her campaign pages so you get updates.

-Step Three: Check your friends list and see if anyone you know in Delaware wants to volunteer to help her campaign. 

There is a special election which will happen in Delaware in February (DATE TO BE DETERMINED). Losing this seat would give the republicans the majority in the DE senate.

Stephanie Hansen is the Democratic nominee in the 10th Senate District special election. 

Facebook: www.facebook.com/pg/StephanieHansenForSenate

Website -http://www.hansenforsenate.org/

Tuesday 1/17/17 Action Items

CONNECTICUT

Special Elections Scheduled for Feb. 28. Get ready to mobilize:

Gov. Dannel P. Malloy announced Friday that special elections will occur at the end of February for three seats vacated by lawmakers just ahead of the start of the legislative session.
Elections will be held Feb. 28 for the 2nd Senate District, which includes portions of Bloomfield, Hartford, and Windsor; and the 32nd Senate District, which includes Bethlehem, Bridgewater, Oxford, Roxbury, Southbury, Washington, Watertown, Woodbury and portions of Middlebury and Seymour. An election will occur on the same day for the 115 House District, which includes portions of West Haven.
The elections have the potential to shift the balance of power in either chamber, in particular the Senate, which is currently tied 17-17.

Contact CT Captain Lisa Dorfman Thomas

VIRGINIA

It's time to consider running for office and if you live in Virginia NOW is the time! All 100 seats in the House of Delegates will be up for election this November. Code Blue would like to see a blue candidate run in every district. Check out this great interactive graphic from our friends over at Flippable and learn more: State Captain: Cindy Michelle Cunningham

https://www.flippable.org/virginia-run

Then take some time to read up on the Prince William Progress Coalition
Website- www.PrinceWilliamProgressCoalition.com

-Step One: Take some time to learn about these 4 amazing candidates for delegate in Virginia. 

-Step Two: "Like" and "Follow" their pages so you get updates.

-Step Three: Check your friends list and see if anyone you know in Virginia wants to volunteer to help these campaigns. 

Lee Carter
Facebook – www.facebook.com/leecarterva
Twitter – www.twitter.com/carterforva
Website – www.CarterForVirginia.com

Elizabeth Guzman
Facebook – www.facebook.com/elizabethguzmanva
Twitter – www.twitter.com/guzman4delegate
Website – www.GuzmanForDelegate.com

Ken Boddye
Facebook – www.facebook.com/KenBoddyeVA
Twitter – www.twitter.com/KenBoddyeVA
Website – www.BoddyeForDelegate.com

Mansimran Kahlon
Facebook – www.facebook.com/kahlonVA
Twitter – www.twitter.com/kahlonVA

DELAWARE

State Captain: Mary Holmes

-Step One: Take some time to learn about senate candidate Stephanie Hansen

-Step Two: "Like" and "Follow" her campaign pages so you get updates.

-Step Three: Check your friends list and see if anyone you know in Delaware wants to volunteer to help her campaign. 

There is a special election which will happen in Delaware in February (DATE TO BE DETERMINED). Losing this seat would give the republicans the majority in the DE senate.

Stephanie Hansen is the Democratic nominee in the 10th Senate District special election. 

Facebook: www.facebook.com/pg/StephanieHansenForSenate

Website -http://www.hansenforsenate.org/

Sunday 1/15/17 Action Items

CONNECTICUT

Special Elections Scheduled for Feb. 28. Get ready to mobilize:

Gov. Dannel P. Malloy announced Friday that special elections will occur at the end of February for three seats vacated by lawmakers just ahead of the start of the legislative session.
Elections will be held Feb. 28 for the 2nd Senate District, which includes portions of Bloomfield, Hartford, and Windsor; and the 32nd Senate District, which includes Bethlehem, Bridgewater, Oxford, Roxbury, Southbury, Washington, Watertown, Woodbury and portions of Middlebury and Seymour. An election will occur on the same day for the 115 House District, which includes portions of West Haven.
The elections have the potential to shift the balance of power in either chamber, in particular the Senate, which is currently tied 17-17.

Contact CT Captain Lisa Dorfman Thomas

VIRGINIA

It's time to consider running for office and if you live in Virginia NOW is the time! All 100 seats in the House of Delegates will be up for election this November. Code Blue would like to see a blue candidate run in every district. Check out this great interactive graphic from our friends over at Flippable and learn more: State Captain: Cindy Michelle Cunningham

https://www.flippable.org/virginia-run

Then take some time to read up on the Prince William Progress Coalition
Website- www.PrinceWilliamProgressCoalition.com

-Step One: Take some time to learn about these 4 amazing candidates for delegate in Virginia. 

-Step Two: "Like" and "Follow" their pages so you get updates.

-Step Three: Check your friends list and see if anyone you know in Virginia wants to volunteer to help these campaigns. 

Lee Carter
Facebook – www.facebook.com/leecarterva
Twitter – www.twitter.com/carterforva
Website – www.CarterForVirginia.com

Elizabeth Guzman
Facebook – www.facebook.com/elizabethguzmanva
Twitter – www.twitter.com/guzman4delegate
Website – www.GuzmanForDelegate.com

Ken Boddye
Facebook – www.facebook.com/KenBoddyeVA
Twitter – www.twitter.com/KenBoddyeVA
Website – www.BoddyeForDelegate.com

Mansimran Kahlon
Facebook – www.facebook.com/kahlonVA
Twitter – www.twitter.com/kahlonVA

DELAWARE

State Captain: Mary Holmes

-Step One: Take some time to learn about senate candidate Stephanie Hansen

-Step Two: "Like" and "Follow" her campaign pages so you get updates.

-Step Three: Check your friends list and see if anyone you know in Delaware wants to volunteer to help her campaign. 

There is a special election which will happen in Delaware in February (DATE TO BE DETERMINED). Losing this seat would give the republicans the majority in the DE senate.

Stephanie Hansen is the Democratic nominee in the 10th Senate District special election. 

Facebook: www.facebook.com/pg/StephanieHansenForSenate

Website -http://www.hansenforsenate.org/

Saturday 1/14/17 Action Items

CONNECTICUT

Special Elections Scheduled for Feb. 28. Get ready to mobilize:

Gov. Dannel P. Malloy announced Friday that special elections will occur at the end of February for three seats vacated by lawmakers just ahead of the start of the legislative session.
Elections will be held Feb. 28 for the 2nd Senate District, which includes portions of Bloomfield, Hartford, and Windsor; and the 32nd Senate District, which includes Bethlehem, Bridgewater, Oxford, Roxbury, Southbury, Washington, Watertown, Woodbury and portions of Middlebury and Seymour. An election will occur on the same day for the 115 House District, which includes portions of West Haven.
The elections have the potential to shift the balance of power in either chamber, in particular the Senate, which is currently tied 17-17.

Contact CT Captain Lisa Dorfman Thomas

VIRGINIA

It's time to consider running for office and if you live in Virginia NOW is the time! All 100 seats in the House of Delegates will be up for election this November. Code Blue would like to see a blue candidate run in every district. Check out this great interactive graphic from our friends over at Flippable and learn more:

https://www.flippable.org/virginia-run

Then take some time to read up on the Prince William Progress Coalition
Website- www.PrinceWilliamProgressCoalition.com

-Step One: Take some time to learn about these 4 amazing candidates for delegate in Virginia. 

-Step Two: "Like" and "Follow" their pages so you get updates.

-Step Three: Check your friends list and see if anyone you know in Virginia wants to volunteer to help these campaigns. 

Lee Carter
Facebook – www.facebook.com/leecarterva
Twitter – www.twitter.com/carterforva
Website – www.CarterForVirginia.com

Elizabeth Guzman
Facebook – www.facebook.com/elizabethguzmanva
Twitter – www.twitter.com/guzman4delegate
Website – www.GuzmanForDelegate.com

Ken Boddye
Facebook – www.facebook.com/KenBoddyeVA
Twitter – www.twitter.com/KenBoddyeVA
Website – www.BoddyeForDelegate.com

Mansimran Kahlon
Facebook – www.facebook.com/kahlonVA
Twitter – www.twitter.com/kahlonVA

DELAWARE

-Step One: Take some time to learn about senate candidate Stephanie Hansen

-Step Two: "Like" and "Follow" her campaign pages so you get updates.

-Step Three: Check your friends list and see if anyone you know in Delaware wants to volunteer to help her campaign. 

There is a special election which will happen in Delaware in February (DATE TO BE DETERMINED). Losing this seat would give the republicans the majority in the DE senate.

Stephanie Hansen is the Democratic nominee in the 10th Senate District special election. 

Facebook: www.facebook.com/pg/StephanieHansenForSenate

Website -http://www.hansenforsenate.org/

Friday 1/13/17 Action Items

VIRGINIA

It's time to consider running for office and if you live in Virginia NOW is the time! All 100 seats in the House of Delegates will be up for election this November. Code Blue would like to see a blue candidate run in every district. Check out this great interactive graphic from our friends over at Flippable and learn more:

https://www.flippable.org/virginia-run

Then take some time to read up on the Prince William Progress Coalition
Website- www.PrinceWilliamProgressCoalition.com

-Step One: Take some time to learn about these 4 amazing candidates for delegate in Virginia. 

-Step Two: "Like" and "Follow" their pages so you get updates.

-Step Three: Check your friends list and see if anyone you know in Virginia wants to volunteer to help these campaigns. 

Lee Carter
Facebook – www.facebook.com/leecarterva
Twitter – www.twitter.com/carterforva
Website – www.CarterForVirginia.com

Elizabeth Guzman
Facebook – www.facebook.com/elizabethguzmanva
Twitter – www.twitter.com/guzman4delegate
Website – www.GuzmanForDelegate.com

Ken Boddye
Facebook – www.facebook.com/KenBoddyeVA
Twitter – www.twitter.com/KenBoddyeVA
Website – www.BoddyeForDelegate.com

Mansimran Kahlon
Facebook – www.facebook.com/kahlonVA
Twitter – www.twitter.com/kahlonVA

DELAWARE

-Step One: Take some time to learn about senate candidate Stephanie Hansen

-Step Two: "Like" and "Follow" her campaign pages so you get updates.

-Step Three: Check your friends list and see if anyone you know in Delaware wants to volunteer to help her campaign. 

There is a special election which will happen in Delaware in February (DATE TO BE DETERMINED). Losing this seat would give the republicans the majority in the DE senate.

Stephanie Hansen is the Democratic nominee in the 10th Senate District special election. 

Facebook: www.facebook.com/pg/StephanieHansenForSenate

Website -http://www.hansenforsenate.org/

More info and actions here:

- BREAK OUT OF THE NATIONAL NEWS CYCLE.
Set up google alerts and follow the following people in twitter:
Your: Mayor, City Council Member, State Rep, State Senator, Congressional Rep, Congressional Senator, local political reporter, police chief, sheriff. Bookmark the political news of your local paper.

-INDIVISIBLE: Check out this excellent guide: "Indivisible: A Practical Guide For Resisting the Trump Agenda" https://www.indivisibleguide.com/

 

CODE BLUE CORE MISSION: Rebuild a progressive voting majority in federal, state and local government.


PRIORITIES FOR THIS GROUP:
2018 SENATE RACE
2018 HOUSE RACE
GOVERNORS' RACES
STATE RACES


OFF THE TABLE FOR THIS GROUP:
CA Secession (we're national)
Abolishing the Electoral College (strategically improbable)
Petitioning for: Electoral College to change it's vote (strategically improbable)
Petitioning for Merrick Garland to be confirmed (strategically improbable)

We are looking for State Captains so please let us know by replying to this post if you're interested. Co-captains are A-OK! You can find the directory in the Files tab above this post.

IMPORTANT NOTE: this is a STRATEGY group for sharing useful information on upcoming and future elections. It is not a place for posting thought-pieces and opinions on past elections. We are looking to build as wide and inclusive a progressive umbrella group as possible. If you want to have a flame war go do it on your own timeline.

FIRM GROUP POLICY: Keep specific policy discussions to an absolute minimum. WHY: These tend to devolve into heated discussions that don't contribute to the stated goal of the group. We need legislators in seats where they can enact progressive legislation. Sometimes policies are regional, or they aren't your priority. So, this policy is just to maintain focus on that end goal.

ALSO: Code Blue is set to as a Secret Group. If you share posts from here non-members won't be able to see them. Additionally, many members don't want to be publicly known, for many reasons such as privacy, security and trolling. So, we ask that you do not share the name freely elsewhere.

Zero tolerance for trolling. Zero tolerance for sharing members' posts outside the group. Zero tolerance for being uncivil. These will get you blocked.

Please comment here if you have suggested action items or ideas. 
Thanks!

Thursday 1/12/17 Action Items

Research Time! Let's talk about Virginia and Delaware. 

VIRGINIA

-Step One: Take some time to learn about these 4 amazing candidates for delegate in Virginia. 

-Step Two: "Like" and "Follow" their pages so you get updates.

-Step Three: Check your friends list and see if anyone you know in Virginia wants to volunteer to help these campaigns. 

Prince William Progress Coalition
Website- www.PrinceWilliamProgressCoalition.com

 

 

 

 

Elizabeth Guzman
Facebook – www.facebook.com/elizabethguzmanva
Twitter – www.twitter.com/guzman4delegate
Website – www.GuzmanForDelegate.com

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ken Boddye
Facebook – www.facebook.com/KenBoddyeVA
Twitter – www.twitter.com/KenBoddyeVA
Website – www.BoddyeForDelegate.com

 

 

 

 

Mansimran Kahlon
Facebook – www.facebook.com/kahlonVA
Twitter – www.twitter.com/kahlonVA

 

 

 

 

 

DELAWARE

-Step One: Take some time to learn about senate candidate Stephanie Hansen

-Step Two: "Like" and "Follow" her campaign pages so you get updates.

-Step Three: Check your friends list and see if anyone you know in Delaware wants to volunteer to help her campaign. 

There is a special election which will happen in Delaware in February (DATE TO BE DETERMINED). Losing this seat would give the republicans the majority in the DE senate.

Stephanie Hansen is the Democratic nominee in the 10th Senate District special election. 

Facebook: www.facebook.com/pg/StephanieHansenForSenate

Website -http://www.hansenforsenate.org/

Wednesday 1/11/17 Action Items

Todays Smorgasbord of Action Items! (Enjoy while we get the next round of local actions ready).

-Check out this great list of actions to oppose DT's cabinet picks from our friends at Indivisible Nation https://www.facebook.com/oneindivisiblenation/ 

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1ZO_AcYctB2hXgddgn6ch0_F9DrJYajDCpsnVrzUFTp0/edit

-Check out this call to action from our friends over at Flippable. If you live in Virginia you should consider running for office! https://www.flippable.org/virginia-run

-Check out this call to action from our friends over at Damsels In Defiance: Call, Tweet, & Email the Senate Foreign Relations Committee to oppose Rex Tillerson. In case you weren’t aware, Tillerson has some serious ties to Russia. Here is the link to all of Senate Foreign Relations committee member’s phone numbers, emails, and twitter accounts-https://www.facebook.com/events/1934356480117233/

CODE BLUE CORE MISSION: Rebuild a progressive voting majority in federal, state and local government.


PRIORITIES FOR THIS GROUP:
2018 SENATE RACE
2018 HOUSE RACE
GOVERNORS' RACES
STATE RACES


OFF THE TABLE FOR THIS GROUP:
CA Secession (we're national)
Abolishing the Electoral College (strategically improbable)
Petitioning for: Electoral College to change it's vote (strategically improbable)
Petitioning for Merrick Garland to be confirmed (strategically improbable)

We are looking for State Captains so please let us know by replying to this post if you're interested. Co-captains are A-OK! You can find the directory in the Files tab above this post.

IMPORTANT NOTE: this is a STRATEGY group for sharing useful information on upcoming and future elections. It is not a place for posting thought-pieces and opinions on past elections. We are looking to build as wide and inclusive a progressive umbrella group as possible. If you want to have a flame war go do it on your own timeline.

FIRM GROUP POLICY: Keep specific policy discussions to an absolute minimum. WHY: These tend to devolve into heated discussions that don't contribute to the stated goal of the group. We need legislators in seats where they can enact progressive legislation. Sometimes policies are regional, or they aren't your priority. So, this policy is just to maintain focus on that end goal.

ALSO: Code Blue is set to as a Secret Group. If you share posts from here non-members won't be able to see them. Additionally, many members don't want to be publicly known, for many reasons such as privacy, security and trolling. So, we ask that you do not share the name freely elsewhere.

Zero tolerance for trolling. Zero tolerance for sharing members' posts outside the group. Zero tolerance for being uncivil. These will get you blocked.

Please comment here if you have suggested action items or ideas. 
Thanks!