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Blue Wave Festival—Brooklyn

September 8, 2018 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Blue Wave Festival banner with event details. Text reads "Blue Wave Festival Thursday September 6 6 pm to 9 pm, LGBT Center Manhattan and Saturday September 8 1 pm to 4 pm Irondale Center Brooklyn. Tagline reads "Waves don't just happen. We need you."
The Blue Wave Festival is a one-stop shop for NYC progressives looking to volunteer in this year’s crucial local and statewide races. This two-day event in Brooklyn and Manhattan will galvanize progressives and connect them directly to campaigns that need our help.
This event will mix serious politics with serious fun. Here’s what we have planned:
Candidate tables • Second home voter registration • Car share & hosting facilitation • Voter registration & voter registration training • Join pre-planned GOTV trips • Postcard writing and other creative GOTV efforts • Legal observation training & know your rights. Election related crafting for kids and adults • DJ • Food
Free and open to the public!
Our Goal:
New York should already be a national leader in progressive legislation. But we have the Independent Democratic Conference (IDC) — a group of 8 NY State Senators who were elected as Democrats, but formed a coalition with Republicans, blocking progressive legislation in NY. That will change if we get our voters to the polls on primary and election day. Together, we can take back the New York State Senate from the Republicans and turn the U.S. Congress blue by flipping six Republican Congressional seats from Staten Island to Syracuse, Hudson Valley to Long Island.
And that’s the goal of the Blue Wave Festival; to bring together all of the progressive campaigns in the New York area that need our help.
Our Co-Presenters:
The Creative Resistance, NO IDC NY, Swing Left, True Blue NY, Indivisible National, Run for Something, United Thru Action, 2 Hours A Week, #GetOrganizedBK, Generation Vote, New Kings Democrats, New York Democratic Lawyers Council, Rise & Resist, Postcards for America NY, Democrats.com, Working Families Party, Blue Wave Voters, NY Progressive Action Network, New Queens Democrats, Act.tv, Collective Agency, #VOTEPROCHOICE, The Strong Economy for All Coalition, Stonewall Democrats of New York, Downtown Women for Change, The Final Nine, Southern Brooklyn Democrats, People for Bernie, Make the Road, Empire State Indivisible, Rally + Rise, Upper West Side MoveOn/Indivisible, Upper East Side Indivisible, Central Brooklyn Independent Democrats, NYSD 17 for Progress, Blue Future, Village Independent Democrats, The Jewish Vote, Democratic Coalition, Progressive Action of Lower Manhattan, Build the Wave, Mobilize America, Chant Bank, Resistbot, Irondale Theater.


Irondale Center
85 S Oxford St, Brooklyn, NY 11217
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