September 5, 2018

This is the fourth 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.


Phone/Text Banks                                

San Rafael - Wednesday Sept. 5, 4-6pm
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Sausalito - Saturday, Sept. 8, 2-4:30pm
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New! Sunday Phone/Text Bank - Sausalito - Sept. 9, 2-4:30 pm
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It’s our first Sunday phone bank, which will continue in Sausalito every Sunday through 11/4. This Sat., we’ll host Sister District who will be calling for their AZ State House candidate and will tell us a little about their focus on State Level Elections but we’ll still be calling for Josh Harder & Nevada

San Rafael - Wednesday, Sept. 12 , 4-6pm
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San Rafael - Saturday, Sept. 15, 2-4:30pm
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San Rafael - Sunday, Sept. 16, 2-4:30pm
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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 DA campaign
Tuesday, September 11, 5:30-7:30 pm
Marin Democratic Party Headquarters 2018, 1344 4th Street, San Rafael (at D Street)
We will be concentrating on calls to Mil Valley voters. We’re getting lots of positive responses from calls we’ve made the last two weeks.  


Canvassing in Tracy for Josh Harder
Sat. Sept. 8, 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
More information and sign-up: Here
Join MVCAN members who canvass for Josh Harder 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..

If you wish to canvass in Tracy other than with MVCAN group that goes on the second Saturday of each month, you can sign up for other dates here.

Training Sessions

Voter Communication/Motivation Training with Kathi Walsh
Sun. Sept. 9, 12:00-2:00 pm, Sausalito
Sorry, but the Kathi Walsh Voter Communication Training is sold out. If you’d like to be put on the waitlist, please contact Marti Cermak at marti.cermak@gmail.com

Spanish For Activists
Wednesday Sept. 12, 3-4pm in San Rafael.
More info and Sign up: here

To turn out our voters this November, we must effectively reach out to our Latinx community. For those of you who have a working knowledge of Spanish (you can be rusty but not beginners) two of our leaders who are fluent Spanish Speakers will train you in electoral vocabulary and phrases to use while calling or canvassing.


Anna Pletcher’s  Fall Campaign Kick-off Event
Wednesday September 5, 6:30 - 8:00 pm
VenturePad, 1020 B St, San Rafael
All Welcome! Sign Up Here



Upcoming Canvassing, save the dates - details to follow:

  • Modesto September 23, sign-up link in next week's bulletin
  • Reno October 20 - 21
  • Modesto October 21

Phone/Text Banks

New! Phone Banks For High School Students

Please tell all your young friends that we are hosting phone banks led by a high schooler for students who want to help win in November! They will be held at our office in Sausalito on the following Saturdays, from 12-2pm: 9/15, 9/29, 10/13, 10/27 & 11/3. Please contact Loughlin for more info at loughlinbrowne@gmail.com.


MVCAN monthly meeting
Update on the midterm elections
September 16, 5 - 6:30
Mill Valley Community Center

NorCal Blue Wave Marin Volunteer Fair
September 16, 3:00 - 5:30 pm
email: Patty.Hoyt@NovatoSup.org
San Rafael Community Center
618 B Street,  San Rafael


Stuff You Can Do From Home

Make calls to Nevada voters from home! Just fill out this google form and the Nevada organizers will contact you to get going


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