Drawing by Susan Stanger.

Drawing by Susan Stanger.

Electoral Team

Winning Virginia November 7 is SO IMPORTANT. I just cannot emphasize this enough. This is our first chance since the Special Elections to WIN an election. We need this to energize our base for the 2018 Midterms.

 10/28 PHONE BANK:

Please join us this Saturday, 10/28, 10am-12pm at Sylvia's home, (you will get address when you register below)  to phone bank and text bank for the Virginia State House & Gubernatorial elections to be held Nov. 7. 

We are still not able to use our office in Sausalito--it's being used as a staging area for donations for the families affected by the fires. We hope to back in our office next week in time for the Get Out The Vote weekend. We will have another phone bank Wednesday 11/1 from 3-5 in Corte Madera--more details on that and additional phone banks 11/5, and 11/6 soon.

I want to encourage as many people as possible to sign up to text Virginia this weekend through our friends at Mobilize 2020, using Ground Game. 

This is different than Rapid Resist--Mobilize 2020 is using Ground Game with targeted lists of Virginia voters. You must have a gmail account. If you don't have a gmail address, it's easy to get one: scroll to bottom of the page for instructions. 

To text Virginia this weekend, just click on the "sign up here" link below to register and if you're coming to phone bank with us this Saturday, we'll get you going: 10am-12pm Saturday at Sylvia's home in Ross--sign up for it here: https://demaction.us/events/39210242892/  

You will still need to bring your charged cell phone AND laptop or tablet.

 Please sign up here to join us this Saturday:

 https://demaction.us/events/39210242892/

 

We'll also be working on CA-10, calling to recruit volunteers and soon we will set-up carpools to go to Tracy on Saturdays to join with the CA-10 teams to canvass & register voters.

10/5/17

Saturday, October 7, 10:30am-12:30pm, in Sausalito, calling voters in Virginia to take back the Virginia state house and Governor's seat.  

Please go to this Eventbrite link and register: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/north-bay-sausalito-phonetext-bank-for-va-state-house-races-tickets-38260282535

 

We'll also be phone banking for the Virginia state level elections Saturday, October 14, from 10:30am-12:30pm in Sausalito. Please go to this Eventbrite link to register for that phone bank: 

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/north-bay-sausalito-phonetext-bank-for-va-state-house-races-tickets-38260413928
 

We'll be calling for the Virginia state house & Governor's seat every Saturday, same time, same place, through Election Day, November

9/12/17

Let's get going again, working to take back our country! We'll talk a little about how we are strengthening our Marin activist coalition, partnering with Swing Left to win the 2018 Mid-Term election in our neighboring red district CD-10 (Denham) and working with our Marin chapter of Sister District Project to win back state houses. 

We have 2 phone/text banks coming up to call for Virginia State house races and texting for red state political events. If you plan to text with Rapid Resist, please join their closed Facebook page where you will see info on what the workflows are for each week, along with the basic info on how to join, filling out the google form you'll need to do every time you plan to text. Here's the link: https://www.facebook.com/groups/rapidresist

 

Our phone bank this Saturday 9/16 is from 10:30am-12:30pm at our office in Sausalito. Please register on the eventbrite link below and you'll receive more details and directions:

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/north-bay-sausalito-phone-bank-for-va-state-house-races-tickets-37084846775?ref=wplist

 

The following Saturday, 9/23, we'll be co-hosting with our wonderful Marin Sister District Project CA-2. Sister District is also targeting state house elections, and also calling Virginia, so we have a lot in common! 

Please register on the eventbrite link below and you'll receive more details and directions:  

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/north-bay-sausalito-phone-bank-for-va-state-house-races-co-hosted-by-sister-district-project-ca-2-tickets-37772207690?ref=wplist

 

As always, bring your charged cell phones, AND your laptops/charger and please feel free to bring snacks and drinks to share. 

 

8/23/17

Now that the Park Service has issued the permit for the Patriot Prayer Rally  to go on this Saturday in Crissy Field, we've cancelled the phone bank for this Saturday, August 26 so that all of us can join the Women's March march described below, and featured in the link below:


Women's March San Francisco will be joining Juanita MORE!'s Come Together Rally & March for Equality starting at 12 PM with a rally at Harvey Milk Plaza/Castro, followed by a march down Market Street to Civic Center.

Eight months ago, the world woke up to see 5 million people march for the rights of those marginalized by the current administration. We rallied and cheered and connected...showing up in force and across the globe to stand for human rights. For everyone. That showing up only made us stronger.
On August 26th, Women's Equality Day, we will gather again to celebrate and fight for social justice - to show we stand in force against those who believe we, or anyone, are less than.
Those folks don't speak for us. They have no place here. We, the people, stand together. In Equality and Solidarity.
Join us!
Women's March San Francisco
PLEASE SHARE, INVITE AND HELP US GET THE WORD OUT!!!

https://www.facebook.com/sfwomensmarch/photos/gm.110301256333189/311124829350718/?type=3&theater


MVCAN leaders will be at the MVMS parking lot at 11am for ad hoc carpools to drive down OR please meet us at the Castro Theater at noon.  We will have banners, signs etc.  Please bring your own signs.

Some MVCAN members will also be standing with banners on over passes on Highway 101 in the morning.  More info will be posted in the Wag, which will be posted by Friday.

Peace and love to all!

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.