Bring the Ballot Box to the People!


 We are urging Californians to contact Senators Dianne Feinstein and Kamala Harris to vote YES on the “Natural Disaster and Emergency Ballot Act,” which would expand early in-person voting and vote-by-mail to all states for the November election. It is unclear how long the coronavirus pandemic will last, and it is unjust that vulnerable Americans may be forced to chose between exercising their civil rights or protecting their health. Voting by mail is reliable, tested, and proven method reliable way for Americans to vote — and stay safe.

Trump and the GOP have demonstrated in Wisconsin they will stop at nothing to suppress democracy in 2020. It is more crucial than ever that Americans have access to the ballot box, and this especially includes early in-person voting locations and expanded vote-by-mail ballot applications. Pandemics, natural disasters, and economic downturns can and will be used as cudgels to destroy democracy in the US – and we must fight back. This measure is a good first step on the Federal level to ensuring the GOP will have to earn their places back in Congress.

Feel free to copy and paste the email below, or tweak it to personalize it further:

TITLE for SUBJECT LINE WHEN EMAILING: Support the Natural Disaster and Emergency Ballot Act

 “Dear (Senator Feinstein, Harris or Representative NAME),

My name is (YOUR NAME) and I live in NAME County. As one of your constituents, I urge you to support the “Natural Disaster & Emergency Ballot Act” in the next coronavirus relief package. That bill, co-sponsored by Senators Amy Klobuchar and Ron Wyden, would expand early in-person voting and vote-by-mail to all states. The clock is ticking on the immediacy of this issue; please vote to ensure public safety and protect our right to vote. When the very act of in-person voting is a risky behavior, universal access to vote-by-mail is a critical reform. Please, support the “Natural Disaster & Emergency Ballot Act.”

Sincerely, YOUR NAME

Contact Info:

Senator Feinstein: https://www.feinstein.senate.gov/public/index.cfm/e-mail-me or 415-393-0707

Senator Harris: https://www.harris.senate.gov/ (click “Email me”) or 415 981-9369