5 Ways You Can Help Kick Mitch McConnell Out of the Senate

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Want to help kick Mitch McConnell out of the Senate?

Mitch McConnell is the most unpopular Senator in Congress today and it’s not hard to figure out why. He has been accused of actively destroying our democracy and Senate norms. Under his watch in the 116th Congress, the Senate has taken up fewer bills passed by the House than any other Senate in recent memory. Want a longer list of why Mitch McConnell should lose his seat? Read:  21 Reasons to Boot Mitch McConnell from the Senate

Now, a little truth talk. In 2016, Trump won Kentucky by 30 points, and his net approval in the state is still above water. McConnell will be on the same ballot as Trump in 2020 and that might be all that it takes.

However, McConnell is one of the least popular senators in Congress, and he “has a 36% approval and 50% disapproval rating in Kentucky.” (Source) There are quite a few Democratic challengers. Amy McGrath has received national attention but Charles Booker and Mike Broihier are also getting media attention in Kentucky.

Here’s 5 ways you can help flip McConnell’s seat:

1. Donate. If you want to donate to one of the primary candidates directly, by all means do that. You can also donate to the eventual winner of the Democratic primary. This fund has been set up to go to the Democratic candidate that wins the primary. Donating helps candidates get the word out to voters, attract and deploy volunteers, and they’ll need it against McConnell’s war chest. Remember: Every dollar McConnell has to spend fighting off a Democratic challenger is a dollar he can’t spend on other vulnerable Senate seats.

2. Help with voter registration drives in the state. A recent article in Governing reported that the number of Republican voters registering in Kentucky has gone up by 12% since 2016, but the number of Democrats has gone down slightly. As one idea, share Rock the Vote’s voter registration page for Kentucky (HERE) on your social media pages.

3. Support the Kentucky Democratic party. Donate to them, ask them how you can help with voter registration drives, or boosting the number of volunteers they have to help with campaigns.

4. Support Kentucky’s League of Women Voters. They organize voter registration drives and have events to inform and connect voters with the candidates.

5. Donate to the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee. The organization is solely focused on electing a Democratic Senate. So far for the 2020 Election cycle, the DSCC has raised a touch over $49M (while the Republican’s counterpart has raised $54M.)

If you have other ideas of how we can support voter registration and the eventual Democratic nominee in Kentucky, particularly for folks outside the state, please let us know in the comments. Thanks!

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9 replies

  1. I would like to do phone banking or something long distance to help Amy. I live in NC. Mitch McConnell is a scourge on our country.

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  2. I pray for Any McGraff every day. The NRA is an evil lobbying group and Moscow Mitch is in bed with them.

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  3. I want to donate to Amy but I do not donate
    Through ActBlue. What is her campaign address?

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  4. I want to donate to Amy. What is her campaign address?
    Karen

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  5. I live in CT and would really like to help in some way. Unfortunately, my husband’s work company (a financial company) makes it impossible for us to contribute financially. So I cannot donate money but I am willing to help in other ways (maybe phone banking).
    I find Mitch McConnell to be an evil force especially after his obstruction to Obama’s nomination to the Supreme Court. I probably could gather 5-8 people to come down to KY for a weekend next summer to help with voter registration, canvassing or whatever. I am involved with my local Democratic Town Committee and have done canvassing for State Senators and Representatives both inside and outside my district. I also have done a lot of phone banking. Our outreach committee has organized events locally too – debate watches at a local bar and aameet candidates at a local bagel shop. Please let me know if I can be helpful in anyway.
    Marilyn Lord
    Trumbull, CT

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    • That’s great, Marilyn. I would encourage you to
      check out Open Progress, which is a texting program. They do voter outreach all year and all types of races.

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  6. Get Mitch McConnell’s nasty rhetoric about Amy off of Amy’s social media sites.

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