Week of July 5, 2020

1) Vote! The NJ primary is Tuesday. Make sure that you get your mail-in ballot sent or dropped off so that it is counted! Ballots can be dropped off up until 8 pm on Tuesday at 5 different locations across Hunterdon County. County Clerk Mary Melfi has provided information about the primary, including the drop-box locations and instructions for filling out your ballot, on the Clerk’s website here: https://www.co.hunterdon.nj.us/Primary2020.htm. Please share this out to your networks so that we have a great turnout. There are some contested races for both parties, and even in uncontested races (e.g., Congressman Malinowski for the Democratic nomination), high turnout indicates enthusiasm.

2) Indivisible Textbanking: Indivisible is turning to the general election with a few different actions. They have IndivisiText training to text voters a few times in July, including this Tuesday at 8:30 pm (register here: https://indivisible.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_gkWB7y-jThuueY7yz8PtHQ) and Saturday at 2:00 pm (register here: https://indivisible.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_rHZkrz79RFiAZPQHd_dExw).

3) Support Immigrants: As we move into the heart of the summer, and hence into prime fruit and vegetable harvesting season, please call all three of our Members of Congress to remind them that we need immigrants for all parts of our economy, including our food system. Please watch the video here to see how skilled farmworkers actually are: https://twitter.com/UFWupdates/status/1279514172833685505. The US Citizenship and Immigration Services is on the brink of collapse because of Trump mismanagement. So, please let our MoCs know that we want them to save USCIS to keep immigrants coming legally and safely. You can read more here: https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/trump-brings-atlantic-city-style-bankruptcy-to-americas-immigration-agency/2020/07/03/a4619ff8-bc04-11ea-bdaf-a129f921026f_story.html.

4) Amplify Joe Biden’s Messages: The media can’t resist giving Trump free coverage, and hence advertising. We can counter this by amplifying Biden’s videos and writings. His July 4th editorial is worth sharing out to your networks to counter Trump’s divisive messaging of his speech at Mount Rushmore. Please share: https://www.nbcnews.com/think/opinion/trump-erodes-america-s-foundation-fourth-july-i-pledge-rebuild-ncna1232887.

Quote of the week: “Out of control debt, millions unemployed, while he and his family got richer: Trump really did run the country like one of his businesses.” – The Lincoln Project, https://lincolnproject.us