Week of June 6, 2021

1) Canvas: As noted two weeks ago, there is a great slate of candidates for State Assembly and Senate in LD23. There are also two excellent Democratic candidates for Hunterdon County Commissioner. Current Commissioner Susan Soloway, who attended the January 6 insurrection, will be on the Republican side of the ballot (https://newjerseyglobe.com/local/hunterdon-county-commissioner-took-part-in-pro-trump-protest-but-says-she-never-entered-u-s-capitol/).  Please post opportunities to canvas for these candidates on our Facebook page and look on the Hunterdon County Democrats website (https://www.hcdems.com/events) for further ways to support these candidates.

2) IGSV Leadership: The nominations for candidates for the IGSV Leadership Council are in. Look for a full slate of candidates in next week’s calls to action!

3) Pride: Happy LGBTQ+ Pride Month! Please take this opportunity to contact our three Members of Congress and our local elected officials to let them know that you support equal rights for all, regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity. In particular, trans rights are under threat across the country, no longer under the guise of preventing bathroom access but now focused on access to sports. Read this guide on how to support LGBTQ+ youth: https://www.lambdalegal.org/know-your-rights/article/youth-ally. Please also listen to this excellent episode of On the Media on trans issues featuring trans voices: https://www.wnycstudios.org/podcasts/otm/episodes/trans-formations-on-the-media.

4) Support Democracy: It seems increasingly likely that the Senate will fail to pass the For the People Act, which would shore up democratic principles in this country. Let our two Senators know you want them to keep fighting. In the meantime, consider donating to Democracy Docket, https://www.democracydocket.com, who are using the courts to fight against voter suppression.

Quote of the week: “All human beings are born free and equal in dignity and rights. They are endowed with reason and conscience and should act towards one another in a spirit of brotherhood.” – Article I of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights