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Start a Chapter

Mobilize the South Asian community and build a national movement

What a TSB chapter should do in 2022:

  • Organizers and volunteers should establish a means for chapter communication (e.g. Facebook, Google Group, WhatsApp, etc.).

  •  Create an email address for the group.

    •  Suggested syntax: tsb.<state>.<OptionalCity>@gmail.com

  • Leverage usage of the chapter pages of the TheySeeBlue.org website and the common Action Network link “Join-They-See-Blue” to show national cohesion of purpose.

  • Grow the TSB chapter by leveraging your friend networks.

  • Teach the mechanics of activism to novice members by collaborating on grassroots activities sponsored by other local organizations such as Swing Left etc.

  • Voter registration drives in targeted areas.

  • Phone banking/postcarding events (e.g., for your state or other suitable races).

  • Work with TSB-Core on procuring filtered voter registration lists in preparation for 2022 outreach to Desi voters.

  • Organize Get-Out-The-Vote (GOTV) activities targeted at Desis:

    • Door-to-door canvassing events

    • Phone banking events

    • Postcarding events

    • Fundraisers directly to campaigns (e.g. via ActBlue link)

    • Voter registration drives

    • Vote-by-mail registration (if applicable in your state)

    • Advertisements in Desi media

    • Continue to grow TSB network through 2020

    • Continue to collaborate with other grassroots groups

Donate to They See Blue

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As South Asians, we must unite to protect our rights and those of all Americans. To do that, we must be actively engaged in our democracy against those who want to see it crumble.

Your contribution through ActBlue will help us elect more Democrats and expand the majorities in the House and Senate in 2022.

The They See Blue ® organization is looking to engage the South Asian American community to contribute towards saving our democracy in both small ways (e.g. spreading the word to friends and relatives and getting them to pledge to vote, phone banking, writing postcards, donating small amounts of time or money, etc.), and large ways (e.g. starting They See Blue® (TSB) chapters in their city, hosting candidates fundraisers in their backyards, becoming more engaged with the core team activities, etc.).

We encourage young folks, millennials, retirees and others with roots in the Indian subcontinent — or any others who support these goals — to get involved at any level they can. No contribution is too small. Every individual contribution results in a bigger impact when they are coordinated as part of a focused group activity. And it will be much more fun!

How to Build a TSB Chapter

  1. Identify a couple of motivated Desis in your region who want to be organizers to found a chapter.

  2. Find two to six volunteers to serve on the chapter’s core team.

  3. Grow the chapter with friends of TSB in local regions.

TSB chapters are welcome to self-select their own activities but the information below offers some general guidelines.

 

For more information or to get in touch with someone at the organization, please contact us. We'll respond to your query as soon as possible.

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