#AVRinMA Action Plan: 3.22.18
BIG NEWS! We've got Secretary Galvin's endorsement!
AVR's finally out of the Clerk's office, with a new number: H.4320!
And, the bill has been referred to Ways and Means.
WHAT WE NEED FROM YOU, IN BRIEF
(scroll down for details)
Make some noise! Call your Rep and ask how H.4320 will get passed. Thank Sec'y Galvin for endorsing the bill. Tell Speaker DeLeo we really hope he'll put it up for a vote, SOON. Ask the 32 Dem Representatives below to get on board, and make a public declaration of support! Help us find folks in those 32 districts.
Get loud with calls, postcards, letters, Facebook and Twitter!
First things first: get the info you need.
Call and tell the you're happy that Sec'y Galvin's endorsed AVR! And ask them to do what they can to help H.4320 get out of the Ways and Means, and up for a vote!
Working up to an ask this big takes some finesse, so there's a sample script below
to use as a guide.
After you've had the conversation, amplify it by having a postcard party, and using our #AVRinMA and #mapoli hashtags, and tagging @SpeakerDeLeo. More HERE.
Say you're calling about H.4320, Automatic Voter Registration. Say: I've noticed that they didn't co-sponsor AVR, and ask why. Listen to what they say, and repeat it. Then ask: So what would you need, to be able to announce your support for this bill? Keep in mind, their lack of support for AVR may be an due to inattention or confusion, not resistance. The sample script below will help you.
If you secure your Rep's support, move to the Postcards & Social Media Page to learn how to amplify that support. But again, the conversation is what's critical.
Next: HELP US CONNECT WITH FOLKS IN THESE DISTRICTS.
You know someone in or near one of these towns.
Actually you do. Look again.
REPS, BY GEOGRAPHIC AREA
Dan Cullinane - Dorchester
Angelo Scacia - Hyde Park
DAVID NANGLE - Lowell
Coleen Garry - Tyngsborough
NORTH / NORTH SHORE
Joe McGonagle - Everett
Jerald Parisella - Beverly
RoseLee Vincent - Chelsea, Revere
Thomas Walsh - Peabody
NORTH / METROWEST
Danielle Grégoire - Marlboro,
Stephen Hay - Fitchberg, Lunenberg
Jonathan Zlotnik - Ashburnham, Gardner, Winchendon, Westminster
QUINCY & SOUTH
Bruce Ayers - Quincy, Randolph
Claire Cronin - Brockton, Easton
Mark Cusack - Braintree, Holbrook
Gerard Cassidy - Brockton
Willam Driscoll - Milton, Randolph
NEW BEDFORD AREA
Carole Fiola - Fall River, Bristol
Robert Koczera - Acushnet, New Bedford
William Straus - Fairhaven, Rochester
Marion, New Bedford, Mattapoisett,
Paul Schmid - Westport
Michael Finn - Springfield, Chicopee
Thomas Petrolati - Ludlow
Bud Williams - Springfield
Finally: AMPLIFY SUPPORT AND CHALLENGE HOLDOUTS
with Postcards and Social Media
(CLICK HERE TO LEARN HOW.)
EXTRAS: STUFF YOU CAN SEND TO PEOPLE
JOY'S TWEET OF TWEETS
FAMOUS POLS PRAISING AVR
For people who've never
heard of AVR.
COMMON CAUSE FLYER
Graphics. Most comprehensive about the mechanics of how AVR.
A good one for legislators.
Nice checklist, easy to read.