Tuesday 1/31/17 Action Items

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

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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/

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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.

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