We did well!

Democrats in NM did well in the 2018 election cycle. We are still waiting on the result from CD2 but the blue wave did come to New Mexico.

2020 however is right around the corner so today is the day to get started on making sure that this blue wave makes it all the way to the White House!

We invite every democrat in McKinley County to come and help make this happen!

WE THE FUTURE: Art for the Classroom and Beyond

WE BELIEVE ART HAS THE POWER TO WAKE PEOPLE UP!

Kids in America spend an average of 1,200 hours a year in school, and in today’s climate of unprecedented division, misinformation, and isolation, what they see on their classroom walls matters more than ever.

With your help, we plan to cover at least TWENTY THOUSAND of those walls with new icons: images of ten young leaders representing ten diverse movements, each carrying the hopes of their generation, each already building us a better world.

Last year, 22,840 of you helped Amplifier break a Kickstarter record with We The People, a campaign that hacked national newspapers with full-page ads in advance of the presidential Inauguration and the first Women’s March. Millions of people across the U.S. and in 193 countries around the world downloaded our free art to carry into the streets and to hang in public spaces.

Now we want to reach a new audience and we need your help again. In the next chapter of this project, We The Future, we are shifting from streets to schools. The art, from some of the greatest activist artists working today—including Shepard Fairey, Rommy Torrico, Munk One, and Kate DeCiccio—has already been commissioned.

Amplifier collaborated with 10 grassroots organizations to create this series of portraits.  Scroll down below the rewards to learn about their work!
Amplifier collaborated with 10 grassroots organizations to create this series of portraits. Scroll down below the rewards to learn about their work!

We The Future are young leaders at the forefront of change, and they’re building organizations and movements all across the country. They are are drafting and passing legislation. They are working on climate justice, criminal justice reform, voting rights, immigration justice and immigrant rights, disability justice, gun reform, queer rights, and literacy, and they are changing the world.

Their work is not partisan.  It is forming the basis of a new era of human and environmental rights. These icons carry the energy of countless communities and are already showing us a path forward, a way out of this time of uncertainty. These leaders are showing us that the Future is already here, and the work is already happening.  It’s time to listen to their voices.

Art in the classroom is an essential tool for this work.

Art is a megaphone for important but unheard voices that need amplifying. Art gives us symbols to gather around, builds community, and helps us feel like we’re not alone. Art is a bridge that unites movements under shared values. Art starts conversations. But most important, Art is a COMPASS that points to the future we want to live in.
Building on our Education Amplifier pilot program, which last year brought art and teaching materials to more than 2,500 registered teachers in every U.S. state, we collaborated with 10 grassroots organizations to create this new series of portraits and dramatically expand our art’s impact in the classroom.
Existing Amplifier Educator classrooms!
Existing Amplifier Educator classrooms!

At the end of this campaign, with your help, the art you see here will be distributed to at least 20,000 classrooms nationwide. Images of these young leaders will hang on the walls of schools in every state, and they will come with teaching tools built in collaboration with thousands of educators and hundreds of nonprofits. These messages and their paths to action will be a constant reminder to the kids in these classrooms of who We The Futurealready are, and who they themselves can be.

We don’t have one easy solution for you, WE HAVE 10!  Follow any one of them, and the world will be a better place.

Now the tricky part: Printing and distributing these images to 20,000 classrooms!  This is where we need your help the most!

We need you to help us reach teachers!  Teachers, we need you to help us reach students!

Everyone else, to support this effort, find out more here!

 

REGISTER TO BE A 2018-2019 EDUCATION AMPLIFIER!

Join the next cohort of Education Amplifiers for the 2018-2019 school year to bring art, dialogue, and cross-cultural understanding into your classroom. 

This fall we are launching our next non-partisan art campaign, We the Future. This program will amplify young leaders who are building organizations and movements across the country, that are drafting and passing new legislation, fighting for voting rights, and leading efforts on criminal justice reform, immigration rights, gun reform, disability justice, queer and trans rights, literacy, women’s rights, and climate justice. In partnership with artists such as Shepard Fairey, Kate Deciccio, Rommy Torrico and Munk One, these visuals, and the storytelling surrounding them will be shared with you to engage students in dialogue, inspire them to take action, and reshape the national narrative. We will be distributing artwork, and accompanying teaching tools outlining paths to real-world action, to 20,000 or more classrooms during the 2018-2019 school year. Join Amplifier and 20,000 educators across the country to tell a new story about the future of America.

More information here!

 

Want to knock on some doors today?

Want to knock on some doors today but don’t have time to stop by our office. We can get you started remotely!

Forget clipboards and data entry. Canvassing with MiniVAN is simple, accurate, fully integrated with our New Mexico State database, and totally free!

Step 1:

Download the Minivan app for your iPhone or Android device

Step 2:

Fill out the form below and we will send you a Canvass code for your area.

If you want some more information, check out this video on how to use MiniVan

The Bi-County Fair an opportunity to volunteer for Democrats

The Bi-County Fair is happening again soon! The fair takes place every year over Labor Day weekend in Prewitt, NM. It support 4-H youth in both McKinley and Cibola counties, as well as, community members interested in exhibiting quilts, arts & crafts, vegetables, baking and flowers – just to name a few. The McKinley County Democrats will be there too with a booth and we are looking for some volunteers. If you are interested in helping out we are looking for people for the following shifts:

Friday
9:00AM – 11:00AM
11:00AM – 1:00PM
1:00PM – 3:00PM
3:00PM – 5:00PM

Saturday
8:00AM – 11:00AM
11:00AM – 1:00PM
1:00PM – 3:00PM
3:00PM – 5:00PM

Sunday
8:00AM – 11:00AM
11:00AM – 1:00PM
1:00PM – 3:00PM
3:00PM – 5:00PM

For more information  or to schedule a volunteer shift, reach out to Deanna Crask at ‭(505) 285-1720‬

Phone Bank or Canvas in Gallup for Democratic Candidates

Come Phone Bank in Gallup for Democrats. Join us for a fun afternoon making a few phone calls or Canvas for Democratic candidates in New Mexico.

Canvas:

Tuesday, August 28th @ 1:30pm

Phone Bank:

Tuesday, August 28th @ 3:30pm (dedicated shift)

You can phone bank at any time of the day, reach out to us if you want to phone bank from home or want to come at a different time!)

Sign up today!

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Organizing for Democratic Candidates in McKinley County

Join us for a 90 minute Organizing for Democratic Candidates in McKinley County 101 training. This first training will be held at 11:30am on Tuesday August 28th.

Learn how to start organizing for Democratic Candidates in McKinley County.

  1. Organizing Volunteers
  2. Your First Phone Bank
  3. Canvassing your neighborhood

Sign Up Today!

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