IN-SLWM is organized around teams of volunteers focused on specific tactics of political action or on specific issues.

Most teams are led by members of the Steering Committee, who help them fulfill their mission. If you are interested in joining a team, click on the name of the Steering Committee member to send an email asking to join or to get more information. If you’d like to start a new team, please contact any Steering Committee member so we can help you make it happen!

NOTE: If the email links below don’t work, please use this form to send your message.

Climate Team

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The Climate Team volunteers are members of a Google Group where they receive alerts of climate actions that they can take from home, such as sending emails to decision makers, writing comments to regulators about projects that affect climate, contacting elected officials about climate issues, or similar activities. The list is also an opportunity to share articles and other information about climate issues as well as about local in-person climate actions such as marches and rallies.

Letters to the Editor (LTE) Team

Steering Committee member:

The LTE Team volunteers meet every two weeks to discuss issues for Letters to the Editor for our local newspapers. We decide about valuable topics, agree who will author the letters, and jointly review and edit them. Our already-published letters are on our Members Write page, and we encourage people to adopt and modify them, and send them to their own local papers.

Phone Banking Team

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Phone Banking Team volunteers meet weekly over Zoom to call voters in swing states and districts around the country, to urge them to vote in important elections, inform them about critical issues, or to gather information about voter opinions for local progressives. We collaborate with a variety of other national organizations and create community while saving democracy together. Training is always provided, and all are welcome.

Postcarding Team

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Postcarding volunteers prepare postcards to voters in swing states and districts around the country with messages about specific campaigns or important issues, encouraging them to register and vote. Postcards are picked up in Northampton or Amherst. IN-SLWM usually underwrites the cost of the actual postcards and mailing labels. In addition, there are often subsidies to support the cost of stamps, as needed, to make participation accessible.

Canvassing Team

In congressional and presidential campaign years, IN-SLWM volunteers travel to southern New Hampshire and eastern New York to canvass in support of Democrats. New York’s CD-19 seat is currently held by a MAGA Republican, although the district voted for Biden in 2020. New Hampshire’s CD-02 is represented by Democrat Annie Kuster in a secure seat, but the state government is currently under Republican control. We expect to send canvassers to both states in 2024. In active campaign years only.

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Vote Forward Letter-Writing Team

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Vote Forward conducts Get Out the Vote letter-writing campaigns for major campaigns, including presidential and congressional contests. They also target some key special elections and state races. IN-SLWM volunteers have prepared and mailed thousands of letters for many campaigns. This year, Vote Forward plans campaigns beginning in February and continuing into the fall, usually ending a week or two before Election Day.

Youth Vote Team

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The Youth Vote Team is being formed to work with young people in our area to aid in their efforts to increase voter participation among younger voters. We welcome their active participation in our group. We also plan to reach out to national groups dedicated to youth voters to see how we can support their efforts.

Ready to join a Team? Get in touch!