AUGUST 15, 2018

Welcome to the first edition 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. You will receive 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.

Thank you to the 120 volunteers who attended the MVCAN Midterm Kick-Off event last Sunday. We highlighted the races we would be focusing on and the activities planned to promote voter turnout. If you missed the Kick-Off, take a look at our slides to read about the key takeaways.


Phone/Text Banks                                        

Wed. August 15,  4:00 - 6:00 pm, San Rafael
More info and sign up: Here

Sat. August 18,  2:30 - 4:30 pm, Sausalito
More info and sign up: Here

Wed. August 22, 4:00 - 6:00 pm, San Rafael
More info and sign up: Here

The Electoral Team’s experienced leaders are always on hand to help guide you through the process. 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 and Wednesday phone/text banks recur every week.

Training Sessions

Phone Banking 101 (Refresher or Introduction)
Join us for this training (refresher or intro) in phone banking 101 so you can jump in and help take back the House November 6
Sat. August 18, 12:00 - 2 pm, Sausalito
More info and sign up: Here



Sun. Aug 26, 10:00 am, Josh Harder for Congress, in Modesto
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. Additionally, filling out the 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

Sat. August 25,  2:30 - 4:30 pm, Sausalito
More info and sign up: Here

Wed. August 29, 4:00 - 6:00 pm, San Rafael
More info and sign up: Here

Training Sessions

How To Talk To Voters So They Will Listen, w/ Julie King
Sun. August 26, 1:00 - 3:00 pm. Sausalito              
More info and sign up: Here


Learning How To Text For Beto O'Rourke (TX) (and others)
You can get one-on-one instruction from MVCAN member Bob Haar. Contact Bob at politicalbobh@gmail.com or 415-827-4595 to schedule a training session. Bob is in San Rafael and the session takes about 45 minutes. The tools learned to text for Beto O'Rourke, Texas Dem Senate candidate, will also allow you to text for other progressive organizations like Open Progress, Nextgen and Red2Blue that use the same tools.


Tracking the House Races to Watch (NYTimes)

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