Week of October 20, 2019

1) Hunterdon Sheriff Debate: One of the most hotly contested election this November is for Hunterdon County Sheriff. At 7 pm on Monday, October 21, the two candidates will debate each other at Stangl Stage (50 Stangl Road) in Flemington. Please attend if you can to show support for Dominick Puzio, who has an impressive resume and is dedicated to ensuring equity for all residents and visitors in Hunterdon County.

2) Build Support in the Senate: During the efforts to save the Affordable Care Act in 2017, Indivisible launched a phone service for voters in blue states to call voters in red states to encourage them to pressure their Senators to support the ACA. It worked! The phone service is back, this time to build support for removing President Trump from office. Please sign up here: https://act.indivisible.org/signup/impeachment-senate-calls/. Thank you!!

3) Support Impeachment: This week saw more impeachable offenses. Trump awarded a government contract to himself (hosting the G-7 at Doral), then said they would do it at cost because of the Emoluments Clause (thereby validating the clause and the fact that spending foreign governments’ money at Trump properties is an emolument. Mick Mulvaney meanwhile admitted that Trump held up aid to Ukraine to pressure them to act against the Democrats. Continue to call all three of our members of Congress to thank them for supporting impeachment and to ask them to pressure the administration to abide by subpoenas.

4a) Canvass! The evidence is clear: canvassing works! Please keep volunteering to canvass for our 2019 candidates at the state and local levels. Look for opportunities throughout the next few weeks and/or post below to request direct information. You can read more here: https://www.canvassingworks.org/canvassingworks/2015/03/the-importance-of-door-to-door-canvassing-in-us-senate-races.html.

4b) Write postcards! Hunterdon County sent out approximately 12,000 vote-by-mail ballots and of those, only about 5,000 have been returned. You can help by writing some postcards, donating some stamps and/or making some calls to Dem VBM voters asking them to return their ballots. Meet at Kristen Perry’s office, 1 Leigh Street in Clinton, Thursday 10/24 and Thurs 10/31, 5-8pm. Thank you!!

Quote of the week: “I have news for everybody: Get over it. There’s going to be political influence in foreign policy. That is going to happen. Elections have consequences, and foreign policy is going to change from the Obama administration to the Trump administration.” – White House acting chief of staff Mick Mulvaney, basically admitting this week that Trump pressured Ukraine to interfere in the 2020 election