In the next two months (yes, that’s all the time we have), one of the most important things we can do to win the election is talk to voters. This means using our voices and our phones. Most of the organizations we phone bank with use the Open VPB platform. Starting on September 7,every Monday at 7:30 PM, Reclaim Our Vote is offering one-hour phone bank trainings that include how to use Open VPB. Sign up HERE.
What you learn about using the OpenVPB applies to most Lean Left phone banking opportunities, so you’ll be ready to join our Tuesday or Thursday Resistance Cafe and make calls with other Vermonters! Sign up for a Cafe HERE.
New Georgia Project, Monday, August 31
Can you pledge to come and to bring two friends with you?
Fill out this form HERE! to let us know we can count on you.
Resistance BootCamp 2020
Georgia on Our Mind
New Georgia Project
Monday, August 31
The New Georgia Project meets new voters where they are –- in churches, on college campuses, in their neighborhoods –- to share information about how to register and how to vote. They are turning new registrants into voters, many for the first time ever.
Brandon Brown, Deputy Field Director, and Maggie Bell, Volunteer Coordinator, will talk about the work the NGP is doing on multiple levels to recruit poll workers and poll observers, register, engage, and mobilize voters, and then walk us through a phone bank training that is aimed at the upcoming special election to fill John Lewis’s seat in Congress. SIGN UP HERE.
Reclaim Our Vote: New Phone Banks for Georgia
Of the people ROV phone bankers called for the June 9th primary in Georgia, 88,976 voted. That is 83% of the people we called who voted!
ROV is reaching out to voters listed as “Inactive” on the Georgia voter rolls. These inactive voters can simply call their county’s Board of Elections and verbally ask to be placed again on “Active” status. Our calls will alert them that they’ve become “Inactive,” and we can then give them their county Registrar’s phone number. When they call the registrar, they can also ask for an Absentee Ballot application.
Help preserve every Georgian citizen’s right to vote! START HERE.
Phone Bank Training for Introverts & Friends
Wednesday, September 2
Reclaim Our Vote is holding an interactive and supportive training (led by three introverts-who-phone-bank). They will demonstrate that you already have key skills–like the ability to listen thoughtfully and make meaningful one-to-one connections. And they will build on those skills by talking about the challenging parts of calling voters, role-playing, and sharing some tips that really work. SIGN UP HERE.
Text voters from home using ThruText with the Biden/Harris campaign in North Carolina or Wisconsin (or both!). Their texting teams are supporting Biden/Harris as well as Democrats down the ballot in these critical states.
The first step to joining these teams is to attend a live online training. For available times and to sign up:
North Carolina HERE
They are adding new trainings regularly as events fill up, so keep checking back if none of the currently scheduled times work for you!
North Carolina: Voter Protection Team
September 9, 6:00-7:00 PM
Democrats must retain the governorship but also have a chance to flip the state legislature, gain a Senate and additional House seats and win its electoral votes. As a NC Dems Voter Protection volunteer you will help recruit poll observers to assist voters during early voting and on election day, staff the voter assistance hotline, or assist with ballot chases.Please join members of the NC Dems Voter Protection Team for a Q and A regarding their voter protection efforts. Sign up HERE.
We continue with postcards to Texas voters of color to encourage them to vote early and avoid long lines on Election Day. We’ve written 40,000 postcards in August alone! These postcards will be written now but held for mailing until 9/20. You can still sign up HERE.
And stay tuned for a new postcard drive writing to voters in Georgia!
Special Message to Postcarder Writers
Considering Making Calls
As we begin to phase out postcards in early October, we are encouraging our wonderful postcard writers to transition to making calls. Worried about phoning? Check out this document we put together for you!
And consider joining the workshop designed
specifically for introverts!
Sneak Peak September’s
Giving Circle Beneficiary
In the last decade, Republicans have breached the blue wall in the Great Lakes by taking control of state legislatures and granting Trump a series of critical, razor-thin victories in PA, MI and WI. In 2020, we have the chance to rebuild the blue wall. Lean Left VT is focusing our energy on the state legislatures in PA and WI and a flippable Senate seat in Iowa!
Still time to donate to the Southern Strategy HERE!
And learn more about Lean Left’s Giving Circles HERE!
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