MOE DAVIS FOR CONGRESS NEWSLETTER
May 4, 2020
SIX MONTHS AND COUNTING … (Part One)
Six months remain before we reach Nov. 3 and the most important election of our lifetimes. Six months until we can finally remove those who have corrupted our government, failed to respond quickly and smartly to the coronavirus pandemic and made us less safe in the world.
It isn’t going to be easy. Here in North Carolina’s 11th Congressional District, we will need volunteers to phone bank and send out postcards, and people knocking on doors and handing out flyers if and when it is safe to do so later in the year. We’ll ask you to put signs in your yards, share social media posts, pass around this newsletter, talk to your friends and family, and place bumper stickers on your cars.
If we want a blue wave, we’re going to have to work for it. Click here to volunteer.
Republican runoff candidate Madison Cawthorn (24 years old) is trying to convince people he has the same experience as Democratic nominee Moe Davis, since neither has worked as a congressman before.
As if Moe’s bachelor’s degree in criminal justice from Appalachian State, law degree from North Carolina Central, two master’s degrees, 25 years in the U.S. Air Force (retiring as Colonel), experience as a national security specialist for Congress and work as a law professor, and judge with the U.S. Department of Labor is somehow comparable to Madison’s lack of formal education, no college degree and resume that leads with Chick-fil-A.
No, Madison, one is not like the other.
VOTING TEST RUN ON JUNE 23
Consider the June 23 Republican runoff in the 11th District as a test run for voting amid the coronavirus pandemic. Already, we’re seeing numerous polling places eliminated and demands for protective equipment and personnel to handle more absentee ballots.
Still, this runoff is likely to have a low turnout. There will be no comparison to the numbers that are expected to vote in one of the most consequential elections of our lifetimes in November. But it will give us some indication of what’s to come.
We’ll see what goes right — and wrong — on June 23. As Rachel Maddow says, watch this space.
HELP FOR IMMIGRANT COMMUNITY IS AVAILABLE
The immigrant rights group CiMA, based in Asheville, is joining with Nuestro Centro, PODER Emma and Retoño Hñähñu to help the immigrant community through the COVID-19 crisis. Those in need can call 1-888-839-2839 for information and resources.
HOST A ZOOM MOE TALKS WATCH PARTY
You said you wanted to listen and watch Moe’s Virtual Town Halls, but you hated Facebook. We understand. We are now on Zoom at 12:30 p.m. on Mondays and 7 p.m. on Thursdays.
These are valuable opportunities to ask Moe questions and get answers about the pressing issues of the day. We can guarantee Moe has spent more time talking to the public in Western North Carolina since December than Mark Meadows did in his seven years as an absentee congressman.
And if you still want to watch on Facebook? You can. Moe Talks will be streamed on Facebook Live as well. So there’s no reason to miss Moe Talks!
You can send questions to [email protected]. And please share Moe Talks sessions on your personal Facebook page, especially if you have friends, family, co-workers and/or neighbors who are registered as unaffiliated or Republican.
TIPS FOR APPLYING FOR ABSENTEE BALLOT
Given the uncertainty of the coronavirus pandemic and how it could impact voting in November, we are urging everyone in the 11th District to apply to vote by absentee ballot. You can go to this link for an application, which can be submitted now.
Voters have until Oct. 27 to request an absentee ballot, but we would recommend it be submitted well in advance so that the State Board of Elections isn’t inundated at the last minute and there isn’t any delay in getting the ballot back in time.
Reminder, you don’t have to vote by absentee ballot if you apply. But it is a great back-up if there are any disruptions and a reduction in polling locations due to the pandemic.
When you receive your application, please be sure to check off the November 3 election box on the request form. And keep in mind absentee ballot forms might not be mailed out to you until late September.
Would you like a yard sign for your lawn or personal business? How about a magnetic bumper sticker? Email [email protected] to request one or both. We will get those to you as soon as we can.
We are also considering making merchandise available for sale. Would you be interested in t-shirts, hats, buttons or other items? Let us know and we will look into adding it to our inventory.
SIX MONTHS AND COUNTING … (Part Two)
We don’t accept corporate PAC money, so it will take a lot of donations to compete with a GOP that has already spent $1.7 million on winning NC-11 with millions more expected by November. If you can, please donate here.
We’re ready to do everything we can to send Moe Davis to Congress and bring integrity, honesty and decency back to Washington.
Stay home. Stay safe. Stay healthy.