Friday 1/13/17 Action Items
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:
Then take some time to read up on the Prince William Progress Coalition
-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.
-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.
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
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.