Through November 2018, Rockville Resistance is focused on electing Democrats in local, state, and national elections. Below you will find updates on events group members will be attending, and links to key races and organizations you can support to ensure a Blue Wave this November. It takes every drop of blue to make a wave, please join us! Scroll down below for links, events, and easy opportunities to contribute.
ACTIONS & EVENTS:
Maryland 6th District
Sun, Aug 19 – 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM (approx)
Sun, Aug 26 – 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM (approx)
Blue Wave Rally – Sat, Sep 15 – 3:00 PM to 5:00 PM – Location, Speakers, and Other Details Forthcoming
Virginia’s 10th district: https://swingleft.org/district/VA-10/calendar
Canvas for Jennifer Wexton and Tim Kaine every Saturday and Sunday until the election in Sterling or McLean
Phone bank every Saturday and Sunday until the election for Jennifer Wexton in Sterling
Phone bank in McLean every Wednesday in August for Jennifer Wexton, 5 pm to 7:30 pm
Swing Left Take Back the House! House party
Friday, August 24, 7:00 p.m.
Learn about local issues in our closest Swing District, what it will take for a progressive candidate to win in that District in the 2018 midterm elections, and what you can do to help make it happen.
9213 Quick Fox, Columbia, MD 21045
Montgomery County Democratic Committee
Thursday, August 23, 7-9 pm, Sandy Spring Museum: D14 legislative wrap-up: Senator Craig Zucker, and Delegates Anne Kaiser, Eric Luedtke, and Pam Queen will discuss the accomplishments and remaining controversies from the 2018 General Assembly session. District 14 Democratic Club- Contact: Paul Berman, email@example.com
Montgomery County Democratic Central Committee monthly meeting: firstname.lastname@example.org
August 14, 7:30 to 9:30
September 11, 7:30 to 9:30
3720 Farragut Ave # 303
Kensington, MD 20895
Dem Breakfast Club-Rockville/Mid-County
September 17, 7:00 am – 8:45 am: Silver Diner, 12276 Rockville Pike, Rockville, MD 20852, USA
Contact: Dolly Kildee, President 301-670-5543
To sign up for text banking for Beto O’Rourke (running against Ted Cruz for senate in TX): https://betofortexastexting.youcanbook.me
To sign up for phone and text banking to turn Pennsylvania blue: https://turnpablue.org/take-action/phone-banking
To write postcards to get out the vote: https://postcardstovoters.org/
RR TOP 4 PRIORITIES:
- Nearby US House swing districts
- US Senate – the closest strategic Senate race to us is West Virginia, where Democrat Joe Manchin is fighting for his seat in a red state in 2018
- Beat Hogan – elect Democrat Ben Jealous!
- Keep MD State Senate Blue! Find your state & local districts and reps here and support your local Democrats!
Local group focused exclusively on organizing around elections in the region and beyond. Many phone banking and canvassing opportunities. Sign up for current events here.
Local Indivisible group and coalition member with RR on a number of initiatives. Have a great elections page with calendar of events, tips, and resources.
Do The Most Good MoCo is working on a Coordinated Campaign to help elect Ben Jealous and support other MD Democrats. Check our their elections page
Focus on strategic, targeted focus on critical down-ballot, state races that—if we win—will make it easier to win national elections. We support a portfolio of races, with the strategic goals of (1) flipping Republican-held state chambers (2) holding fragile Democratic majorities in state chambers, and (3) making blue inroads in badly gerrymandered states.
Focus on flipping or securing strategic House races in 2018, have a cool map of swing districts around the country.
Flippable analyzes electoral data to find the highest-impact state races, then we support inspiring Democratic candidates. We maximize our impact by working to flip whole chambers (e.g. a state’s Senate or House), not just individual seats. And we focus on states with the worst gerrymandering & voter suppression, because these states have the biggest effect on national politics.