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Your Voice, Your Vote!

Get Loud, Get Active – Your Freedoms Depends On It.

If you are as upset as we are about where our country is headed, now is the time to get involved.
To everyone in our community;
I don’t know if it has sunk it yet what it means to lose a Constitutional right that we have taken for granted for 50 years. The war against women is real. The threats to our health, our careers and our life choices are substantial. We are at code red, and it is not an exaggeration to say that our democracy is under siege. What if Roe v. Wade is just the beginning? What if we will soon see a rollback of additional civil rights for both men and women? I know many of you want to get involved, but don’t know where to start or how to get involved. I researched specific suggestions on how to help. Right now, the most important thing is to elect Democrats on both the state and federal levels so that we can prevent voter suppression, elect pro-choice candidates, eliminate the filibuster, and expand the Supreme Court. We must all commit to getting out the vote. Every single vote counts. It is possible to change the dangerous direction in which our country is heading, but only if we all do our part.
In solidarity,
Vice-Chair, Town of Southampton Democratic Committee

Easy Quick Responses

  1. If you live on the East End of Long Island (CD1), help to get Bridget Fleming elected to Congress. Our district has been designated as a red-to-blue district by the DCCC, meaning that she will receive organization and fundraising support from the Democratic Party. This means that we have a good chance of picking up a Democratic seat in Congress. Call Bridget at 631-208-9005 or email at
  2. Call your federal and state elected officials to tell them how you feel. They do keep track of phone calls and constituent opinions, and your voice matters. In CD1, here are the contacts for your elected leaders:
U.S. Congressman Lee Zeldin (R)
631 209-4235
Senator   Kirstin Gillibrand
U.S. Senator for NY Charles Schumer
631 753-097
U.S. Capitol Switchboard
NY State Assemblyman, Fred Thiele
631 537-2583

Help Get Out the Vote!

  1. Canvass for your local candidates. Call their campaign headquarters and volunteer to walk door to door with them, send texts, and join phone banks. Volunteer in their campaign headquarters to answer phones, stuff envelopes and distribute lawn signs and campaign posters.
  2. Join your local town Democratic Committee. They will direct you on how to volunteer for both local candidates and in national elections. Also, let them know if you might be interested in running for office, whether on the local, state, or federal level. They will provide advice and guidance on what this entails.
  3. Make sure you and your family members and friends are all registered to vote, especially the younger members of your family or the children of your friends. If you have a NYS driver’s license, you can register to vote on-line at the NY DMV website. If you don’t have a driver’s license, go to where you will be walked through a simple procedure for registering. And if you are not sure whether you are registered, or whether your registration is still valid, go to to check your voting status. Finally, let your family and friends in NY know that they can request absentee ballots online at  if they think they might not be available to vote in person.
  4. Consider voting absentee if they think they might not be available to vote in person.

Donate to the Democratic Party

  1. Send money to the Democratic National Committee (DNC) through The DNC is the only party committee responsible for electing Democrats across the nation, from school boards to the Senate. To focus on Senatorial Campaigns, visit the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee (DSCC) at your network of family and friends to vote for a Democratic governor in November to make sure that NYS continues to support reproductive freedoms on the state level.
  2. Send money to support Democratic candidates in swing states where we have a good chance of gaining seats in the Senate and the House. Visit for a complete list of all the candidates in swing states who need our support. Swing states have been identified as Pennsylvania, North Carolina, Georgia, Nevada, Arizona, Wisconsin, and New Hampshire.

Postcarding Opportunities:

Write postcards to voters in your home state, as well as to voters in swing states. You can do this from home. You can host postcard writing parties in your backyard. Handwritten colorful postcards to voters have been found to be very effective. They are used to give voters specific information about voter registration voting dates and locations, support particular candidates. There are many organizations you can join where you will be given all the information you need to write postcards. You will get a script and the names and addresses of voters in locations where help is most needed. In most cases, you will need to supply your own postcards and stamps. Postcards can be purchased on- line.


Sign up on the website, write a practice postcard and become an approved writer. You will then be sent addresses and info on how to request more addresses when you are ready. Join their Facebook group to keep up on different campaigns. This is easy and effective! I have written hundreds of postcards while I am sitting at home watching tv.


Another great organization which engages in handwritten postcard writing and other forms of activism. They also have great zoom meetings with incredible nationally recognized speakers so you can educate yourself further about what is going on politically. There is a chapter in NYC if you wish to meet up with other like-minded people to write the postcards, but it isn’t necessary. People from all over the country sign on to the meetings. Follow them on Facebook too.


This is an offshoot of Markers for Democracy that is geared for seniors and retirees who are a powerful untapped source of activism and volunteerism. I belong to this group also. They have weekly zoom meetings and high caliber guest speakers and engage in targeted postcard writing campaigns and giving circles. (A giving circle is a group of individuals who donate money to a pooled fund to support a particular candidate or voting district.)


A wonderful organization that focuses on Democratic voter registration across the country, using beautifully illustrated VOTE postcards to register Democrats easily through the national registration portal Voterizer.Org.

Donate Money to these Great Political Organizations:

They offer many opportunities for action, including their “digital defender” program which trains new activists to combat disinformation on-line in the comfort of their homes; and their “Women 2 Women Circles” through groups of everyday women acting in their communities, led by a volunteer leader


Join the Bans Off Our Bodies Movement to advocate for access to sexual and reproductive health care on state levels.

Force Multiplier

FM is run by a savvy group of political junkies. Donations thru FM go directly to Act Blue to a list of their chosen candidates. The candidate list is chosen based on criteria such as (a) swing districts, (b) amount of money being raised, and (c) polls consistently showing  a close race. They use the Cook political report, Nate Silver’s 538 among others. FM has raised a ton of money with NO overhead.  Let’s discuss this further at our next meeting.

The States Project

The States Project connects the importance of state legislatures to every aspect of our lives and brings together communities to help build a healthy, sustainable, and prosperous future for all. Their electoral work focuses on winning governing majorities in the states by making state legislative campaigns more effective and better-funded. They do it because they believe that state legislatures are the strongest force for change in this country.