Drawing by Susan Stanger.

Drawing by Susan Stanger.

Electoral Team

NEWS

8/3/2017

As far as we are concerned, summer is over and it's time to get back to phone banking and working on elections! 

Please join us at our general meeting, Sunday August 6 at the Tam Valley Community Center to hear about our 2017/2018 strategies.  We are on a three pronged track.  First, phone banking for the Virginia state elections and the Washington Senate District 45 coming up this November. Second, partnering with Swing Left to prepare for the 2018 CD-10 congressional district race.  Third, preparing for the Nevada and Arizona House and Senate races in 2018.  

We have a lot on our plate, so we are beginning training and phone banking this month.  Our kickoff phone bank and brunch will be on Saturday, August 12 in Sausalito from 10:30 to 12:30.  Our first training, "Personal Story" is August 19 from 10:30 to 12:30.  You'll learn how to talk to voters authentically and persuasively through your personal story. Swing Left training etc will all be announced at our meeting this Sunday.  If you cannot make it, please send Eileen Fisher or Susan Bolle your email address and you will be added to our electoral mailing list at electoral-lead@mvcan.org.  Once you are on our list, you will be sent an invitation.

Look forward to seeing you all!

7/1/17

After a busy 6 months of phone banking, text banking (and some travel by our persistent volunteers) for Federal Special Elections and calls to save the ACA, we'll be taking a hiatus until August 4. 

 

Please look under the Healthcare group listings for phone banks which will continue for the ACA throughout July. 

 

We will start back up August 5 with phone banks & text banks focusing on the Fall 2017 state house elections in Washington state and Virginia. The state houses are important to win back so we can control the states' power on redistricting, voter suppression and women's health. We'll also start training on phone banking techniques such as creating a personal story, and continue training on the text messaging app Rapid Resist. 

6/10/17

This is one of our last opportunities to help win 2 U.S. House seats before the Special Elections June 20! Please join us at our phone bank to call voters in Georgia for Jon Ossoff and South Carolina for Archie Parnell. We will also have the option to call voters in NV to protect the ACA in purple/red states--the Senate version of the UnHealthcare bill is set to launch very soon. Please bring your charged cell phone AND laptop, iPad or tablet. Please RSVP to receive more details (such as address) as space is limited. You'll see the detailed directions once you RSVP here:

https://demaction.us/events/35182567005/

Please take a minute to watch excerpts from the debate between Ossoff and his opponent Karen Handel here: 

http://www.wsbtv.com/6th-district-debate

Thank you all for the many calls you've made to voters for the Special Elections these past months! After these 2 Special Elections, we're done with this phase of our 2017 Take Back Congress. Starting at our phone bank June 24, we will turn our focus to protecting the ACA, and later in the summer will begin our push for the Fall elections including the Virginia state house, governorships in NJ & VA as well as the NV and AZ U.S. Senate. 

 

6/7/17

Last Saturday our phone bank volunteers made over 1,000 calls for Jon Ossoff in the Georgia 6th Special Election as well as Archie Parnell in South Carolina's 5th (Frank Underwood's district!) Ossoff's Early Vote numbers were as high as the Early Vote in 2016! For an historically low-interest Special Election, in an historically red district, this is a great sign.  E-Day is June 20th, so we want to build on this momentum. This Saturday, June 10, from 10:30am-1:30pm, we will seize one of our last opportunities to help win 2 U.S. House seats.  Please join us at our phone bank to call voters in Georgia for Jon Ossoff and South Carolina for Archie Parnell. We will also have the option to call voters in NV to protect the ACA in purple/red states--the Senate version of the UnHealthcare bill is set to launch very soon. Please bring your charged cell phone AND laptop, iPad or tablet. Please RSVP to receive more details (such as address) as space is limited. You'll see the detailed directions once you RSVP here:

https://demaction.us/events/35182567005/

 

Please take a minute to watch excerpts from the debate between Ossoff and his opponent Karen Handel here: 

http://www.wsbtv.com/6th-district-debate

 

Thank you all for the many calls you've made to voters for the Special Elections these past months! After these 2 June 20th Special Elections, we're done with our 2017 Special Elections Take Back Congress phaseStarting at our phone bank June 24, we will turn our focus to protecting the ACA, and later in the summer will begin our push for the Fall 2017 elections including the Virginia state house, governorships in NJ & VA.

 

6/3/17

Please join us this Saturday, June 3, from 1:30-3:30pm to call voters for the Special Elections for vacated U.S. House seats  in Georgia's 6th & South Carolina's 5th districts. We'll also be calling voters in Nevada to attend a Town Hall to support the ACA. As always, please bring your charged cell phone, AND laptop, iPad or tablet--and if you'd like, some snacks or drinks to share with the group.

Please click on this link to RSVP and get more details:

https://demaction.us/events/34813865208/

We've moved the time for our usual Saturday morning phone bank to the afternoon to accommodate those of us who are participating in the Moms Demand Action National Gun Violence Awareness Day Golden Gate Bridge march which starts at 10:30am at the Marin Vista Point by the Golden Gate Bridge. For more details on that, click here:

 

5/25/17

No phone bank this week. Join us for our next phone bank June 3.

 

5/17/17

Please join us this Saturday, May 20 from 10:30am to 12:30pm to phone bank for the 3 Special Elections for House seats in Georgia, South Carolina & Montana. Our Montana Democrat Rob Quist's E-Day is May 25, and E-Day is June 20 for Jon Ossoff in Georgia & Archie Parnell in South Carolina. We'll also text to red state constituents for ACA defense. 

Click here to RSVP (space is limited) and for more details such as location and directions: 

https://demaction.us/events/34682447133/

If you want to try the new texting app, please do the following:

1) download Hustle app from the App Store before you come, 

2. fill out this form so you can get the log-in for Hustle https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfZeZzukCxzvvDTDALdPk_NGqkbn5c1JLuFnC31f9tOSq7UpA/viewform

3. Read this training so you are familiar with the process bit.ly/ca-text-training

As always, please bring your charged cell phone AND your laptop, iPad or tablet. Please feel free to bring snacks and drinks to share!

 

5/11/17

Please come this Saturday, 5/13, 10:30-12:30 in Sausalito,  for a phone bank to call for the Special Elections in Georgia, Montana & South Dakota--and a text bank for a rapid response project which could be to contact constituents of red state Republicans who are working on their new healthcare plan--and for the House members who voted yes on their disgraceful plan.

Please RSVP here, since space is limited, and for more details: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/marin-sausalito-phone-bank-for-aca-and-special-elections-tickets-34456070033?ref=wplist

If you want to try the new texting app, please do the following:

1) download Hustle app from the App Store before you come, 

2. fill out this form so you can get the log-in for Hustle https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfZeZzukCxzvvDTDALdPk_NGqkbn5c1JLuFnC31f9tOSq7UpA/viewform

3. Read this training so you are familiar with the process bit.ly/ca-text-training

As always, please bring your charged cell phone AND your laptop, iPad or tablet.

 

 

 

5/5/17

Everything came together at the last minute this week, and now we have 3 options to call on 5/6:

We'll be phone banking in Sausalito,  Saturday May 6, from 10am-12pm.  Calling voters in the 8 CA Congressional districts of the US House Reps who voted FOR TRUMPCARE 2.0. We want them to call their Representatives (Issa, Denham, etc.) to let them know there are consequences. 

We can also call voters in South Carolina's 5th district for the Special Election to elect a U.S. Representative to fill the vacated seat of Trump Budget Director Mick Mulvaney.  AND we can call for Quist in Montana's Special Election now!

So we have a full menu of choices.

Please bring your charged cell phone, AND your lap top, iPad or Tablet. RSVP here.

 

4/27/17

We'll be phone banking in Sausalito this Saturday April 29, from 10am-12pm, calling voters in South Carolina's 5th district for the Special Election to elect a U.S. Representative to fill the vacated seat of Trump Budget Director Mick Mulvaney.  Archie Parnell is running in the Democratic Primary May 2–and is the strongest candidate to win the election June 20th. Mulvaney is such a jerk–this is one I'd really like to flip. It was a Democratic seat for years before Mulvaney won. Please RSVP here for all the details 

Watch Archie's very funny launch video

I know that the People's Climate Marches are happening Saturday. If you'd like to go to the Marin rally–you could still call with us 10-11:30 and easily get to the rally location in San Anselmo by 1pm. Read the Marin March info

 

4/20/17

The Electoral Committee is pumped about the results of the last 2 Special Elections we've phone banked for--in Kansas and Georgia. Both elections resulted in a 20 point swing to the Democrat vs. the last congressional election. Jon Ossoff just missed the 50% threshold, but will face a candidate whose extremist anti-abortion stance will galvanize support for Ossoff. We've seen the Democratic turn-out for almost all the Special Elections of 2017 surpass the 2014 Mid-Term turn-out.  On Tuesday, Election Day eve, we had 30 volunteers at our Get Out The Vote phone bank, making more than 1,200 calls! We will move on to some other Special Elections while the Ossoff campaign re-sets for the June 20 election.

Donate to the Jon Ossoff campaign here.

Next Phone Bank in Sausalito is April 29, from 10-12–so you can make it to the People' Climate Mobilization Rally in San Anselmo. We'll be making calls for the SC-05 Special Election for Trump Cabinet member Mulvaney's vacated seat. If you want to join us, please rsvp to Susan Bolle.

Contact team lead Eileen Fisher at electoral-lead@mvcan.org for more info.