Using Hold the Line: A Guide to Defending Democracy as a guide, Friends will gather weekly, via Zoom, for four weeks to prepare for the national election. We will be working to ensure widespread voter turnout, advocate for fair election practices, and be prepared to respond in the event that the election is not free, fair, respected, and safe.
We will be using Friends practices to ground and organize ourselves in this work. There are many roles Friends can play, making space for everyone to fully participate in ways that work best for them. These sessions will also be a chance for us to process and positively move with the feelings we have around the election and all that is happening in our nation right now.
Friends are encouraged to sign up with others from their home meeting and/or local community. People of other faith traditions and those who are not religious are also welcome to participate. Younger Friends who are not yet of voting age are also welcome to fully participate.
This group will meet weekly on Tuesdays from 7:30-9:00 pm (ET) and Friends are asked to commit to attending each session as well as committing 1-5 hours of time between sessions to work in service of free, fair, respected, and safe elections.
** Automated Closed Captioning provided (through the service Rev.com) **
** This event is free and open to the public (Quakers and non-Quakers alike) **
October 6: Getting Organized & Voter Turn-Out
October 13: Getting Grounded & Voting Early
October 20: Preparing for the Election Part 1: Quaker Responses & Action
October 27: Preparing for the Election Part 2: Training & Coordinating (Special Guest Jay O’Hara)
If you have questions, please reach out to Jen Higgins-Newman, Beacon Hill Friends House Program Manager, at firstname.lastname@example.org.