MIDTERM VOLUNTEER WEEKLY BULLETIN

October 10, 2018

This is the ninth issue of the Midterm Volunteer Weekly Bulletin! You are receiving this email because you expressed interest in MVCAN’s activities in support of key midterm races. We will continue to produce this bulletin every Wednesday through Election Day. The Bulletin will provide information about upcoming phone/text banks and door-to-door canvasses, along with training opportunities, and links for signing up for these events.


FIRST: ACTIVITIES FOR THE NEXT TWO WEEKS

               

Canvassing

Mill Valley Canvass for Anna Pletcher for Marin DA
Sat Oct 13, starting at 9:30 am, Whole Foods (414 Miller Avenue)
Please RSVP to petergraumann@yahoo.com .

We will meet-up in front of Whole Foods (414 Miller Ave) then spread out to cover specific neighborhoods. Expect to canvass for 2 hours. First timers are welcome! We will pair up experienced canvassers with newer folks.   Bring a charged mobile phone because you will be downloading an app that guides your route and records the results.

Tracy Canvass for Josh Harder for Congress
Sat. Oct 13, 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
More information and sign-up: Here
Join MVCAN members who canvass for Josh Harder monthly in Tracy in conjunction with Swing Left Marin and the Greater Tracy Democrats. You don’t need prior experience – training and an experienced partner will be provided. In addition, email Larry Litvak (llitvak@aol.com) if you would like to participate in a carpool and/or need to be assigned a canvassing partner.

Reno Canvass for Jacky Rosen for Senate (MVCAN Group Trip)
Sat. Oct 20 and Sun Oct 21 Weekend
More info and sign-up here.
Early voting begins on Oct 20 in Nevada and and over half of Nevadans vote early! Over 30 MVCAN volunteers will depart for Reno on Saturday morning, Oct 20 at 7:30 a.m., for arrival at noon. Canvassing on Saturday afternoon and Sunday morning and afternoon, leaving Reno late Sunday afternoon. Travel together in carpools, stay together in local hotel, and group dinner on Saturday night.

Modesto Canvass for Josh Harder for Congress
Sun. Oct 21, 12:00 -4:00 pm,
More info and sign-up with Harder campaign canvass: Here
In addition, let MVCAN know you are coming: Here

We are partnering with Josh Harder's campaign. Signing-up with the Harder campaign lets them know that you are coming and they will send you important information. Filling out the additional form at the MVCAN link lets us know that you are attending, and if you want to carpool and/or want us to pair you with another MVCAN member as a canvassing partner. Training will be provided at the beginning of the Modesto canvass event.


Phone/Text Banks

We have been primarily calling for Josh Harder (California CD-10), and Nevada Senate and other important races, using an autodialer platform that significantly increases the number of voter contacts.  Texting for several races.

San Rafael - Wednesday, Oct 10, 4-6pm
Sign up here to learn more

Sausalito - Saturday, Oct 13, 2-4:30pm
Sign up here to learn more

Sausalito - Sunday, Oct 14, 2-4:30 pm
Sign up here to learn more      

San Rafael - Wednesday, Oct 17, 4-6pm
  Sign up here to learn more

Sausalito - Saturday, Oct 20, 2-4:30pm
 Sign up here to learn more

Sausalito - Sunday, Oct 21, 2-4:30pm
 Sign up here to learn more

As always, the Electoral Team’s experienced leaders will  help coach you through the process individually. If you're new to calling or texting voters, they will teach you step-by-step. Please bring your charged cell phone and a laptop, ipad or tablet, and earbuds with a mic to the phone/text bank. The Saturday, Sunday and Wednesday phone/text banks recur every week.

Phone bank for Anna Pletcher for Marin DA
Thursday, Oct 11, 5:30-7:30 pm and Thursday, October 18, 5:30-7:30 pm
Sausalito: 80 Liberty Ship Way, Suite 20 (a free-standing building)

FUTURE ACTIVITIES

Final Four Days of Get Out The Vote
Saturday, Nov 3 through Tuesday, Nov 6

In the next few days we will be sending out a special email with information to help you plan your participation in the final four days of Get Out The Vote activities from Saturday, Nov 3 to Tuesday, Nov 6. There will be multiple special phone banks scheduled at our Sausalito phonebank location and multiple canvassing shifts. Canvassing destinations for MVCAN groups will include Tracy and Modesto in CD-10 (Josh Harder for Congress) and Las Vegas and Reno (Jacky Rosen for Senate). Schedules, transportation, housing for those going for multiple days, and sign-up links will be covered in the upcoming email.

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<p><strong><em>Voter Registration</em></strong>
    <br><strong>Modesto, High Traffic Voter Contact and Registration</strong>
    <br><strong>Weekdays, Oct 10 to Oct 22, 8:00  am - 1:00 pm</strong>
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    <strong>For more info and sign-up: <a href="https://events.mobilizeamerica.io/harderforcongress/event/15012/" target="_blank">Here</a></strong><br>
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<p><strong><em>Stuff You Can Do From Home</em></strong> 
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    <strong>Texting for 25 important Congressional races with Resistance Labs</strong><br><strong>More info and sign up for online training <a href="https://resistancelabs.com/volunteer/sign-up">here</a>.</strong><a href="http://bit.ly/AZTextingTraining" style="background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255);"><strong> </strong></a>
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<p><span style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: Arial, &quot;Helvetica Neue&quot;, Helvetica, Tahoma, sans-serif; font-size: 24px; font-weight: bold;">IN THE NEWS</span><br>
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    <p><a href="https://www.nytimes.com/2018/10/05/us/politics/jacky-rosen-dean-heller-kavanaugh.html" target="_blank">Jacky Rosen Wants to Flip Nevada for Democrats. But First, Kavanaugh.</a>
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    <p>Follow the <a href="https://www.mvcan.org/electoral/" target="_blank">latest MVCAN electoral news</a>.
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