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2020 Fundamentals: Eat, Sleep, Read, VOTE!

Eating. Sleeping. Reading. Voting. Here at Bookshop Santa Cruz, we believe that all four acts are fundamental to our lives. Join us for our year-long program, 2020 Fundamentals: Eat, Sleep, Read, Vote, focusing on taking action to impact the 2020 presidential election by helping to ensure that every eligible person votes and every vote is counted.

Bookshop Santa Cruz, in partnership with Santa Cruz Indivisible, will be focusing our efforts on the swing state of Arizona through local action that aids on-the-ground initiatives to register people to vote and help get them to the polls on Election Day. We are asking our customers to "adopt" our sister independent bookstore, Changing Hands, by taking action in Santa Cruz to support their efforts on the ground in Arizona to turn their state blue. (Read more about Changing Hands here.)

Join us for our monthly action nights on the third Monday of each month at Bookshop Santa Cruz where we will take direct action identified by community organizations on the ground in Arizona who are working to register indigenous and Latino/a voters. Then help us with efforts throughout the year including fundraisers, recruitment fairs, community book discussions on voter rights, and more.

FIRST ACTION NIGHT:
Monday, February 17th at 6:00

What better way to spend Presidents' Day than by actively participating in democracy? Join us at our first Action Night with Santa Cruz IndivisibleWe will be writing postcards to encourage residents of the important swing-state of Arizona to vote in the upcoming election. Receive a free advanced reading copy of a new title when you volunteer with us!


By the end of the year, Bookshop Santa Cruz, Santa Cruz Indivisible and Changing Hands commit to:

*        Mobilize 1,000 Santa Cruz County residents to take action to support our efforts in Arizona before the presidential election

*        Write over 5,000 postcards to send to voters in targeted Arizona precincts

*        Make over 5,000 phone calls or text messages to voters in targeted Arizona precincts

*        Recruit over 100 people to canvas with us this fall in swing districts

*        Hold three high profile community-wide events, including a recruitment fair, fundraiser, and canvas weekend, to support identified high needs in Arizona

We've always believed that books are the backbone to our democracy but we need a democracy for that to be true. The fall election is less than nine months away. We are committing our year to taking action and we hope you will join us.


SPECIAL EVENT
Thursday, March 19th, at 7:00:
Join us as we welcome Dan Pfeiffer—
White House Communications Director under President Obama (2009-2013), Senior Advisor to the president (2013-2015), and co-host of Pod Save America—for a discussion and signing of his newest book, Un-Trumping America: A Plan to Make America a Democracy Again. This ticketed, offsite event is presented by Bookshop Santa Cruz and is cosponsored by Santa Cruz Indivisible. Details and ticket information here. 6:00–7:00pm: Join Santa Cruz Indivisible in the lobby of DNA's Comedy Lab to participate in actions to beat Trump in the election.