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Lean Left Vermont

Election 2020

“Change isn’t made by watching from the sidelines.”– LeBron James, More than a Vote

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“LeBron James and a Multimillion-Dollar Push for More Poll Workers”
— New York Times, August 24, 2020More than a Vote, a group of athletes headlined by LeBron James, is Launching a campaign to address poll worker shortages and the need to keep polling stations open in Black electoral districts.

What is coming at us in the next two weeks?

We are going to be pivoting quickly in the next 17 days
so look for news alerts from us. For at least this week, we are continuing with a voter protection focus but will be
looking to mobilize voters soon!

Get Off the Bench!

Help LeBron Recruit Poll Observers

  • Wisconsin: Poll Observers and  Phone Bankers
  • Georgia: Poll observers and phone bankers
  • North Carolina: Poll observers and hotline
  • Pennsylvania: On hold until Monday 10/19 when we’ll be calling to confirm poll observers 

Help Voters Make a Plan

In Georgia and North Carolina, Reclaim Our Vote is helping people to make plans for voting. Lots of new counties have been added to Georgia!

And there is still Susan Collin’s Early Retirement

Maine is focusing on Sarah Gideon and Jared Golden and down ballot candidates

New to Making Calls?If you are new to phone banking, please go to our Quick Start Guide to get started and then on Sunday we can provide you with support.Email us if you have any questions! 

Come to a Cafe this week and learn about calling for North Carolina’s
Cure Canvasser Recruitment

Sunday Making Calls 
from 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM 


What better way to spend a Sunday afternoon! We’ll spend two hours recruiting poll observers, hotline volunteers, helping people with voting, talking to real people, and supporting one another! 
It is a great way to start your week. 

Weekday Cafes
from 4:00PM to 6:00PM

Tuesdays, Hosted by Lean Left Vermont
Thursdays, Hosted by Indivisible Mad River Valley

Spend two hours a week with other activists. Discuss how your actions are going, ask questions, get support, and get the work done!  

Victory Is at Our Finger Tips

Is there texting today/tonight/right now?”

YES! Check out our list oftexting groups and make sure you are signed up and fully trained/onboarded with at least 3 or 4 different groups, and making sure that you are all set to get notifications from their Slack workspaces when they announce texting and/or that you are signed up for shifts with them if that is how they run things! 

If you need a refresher on using Slack, particularly navigating from one workspace to another, check out our Get Started Guide

Reminder that it is important to get plugged in with these groups now as many teams are starting to close their doors to new volunteers so they can focus on getting those massive lists of texts out the door!

Three groups that tend to be “drop-in-friendly” — meaning you can get trained on your own time by watching videos or reading documents, and then just show up and text pretty much whenever works for you — are Resistance Labs, MoveOn and People’s Action. The links to sign up with them (or the URL for their Slack workspace if you are already signed up with them and just need to find your way back to their Slack!) are in the texting groups.

Black Voters Fund

Lean Left VT is proud to support four grassroots organizations that support black voters in their respective states of North Carolina, Wisconsin, Pennsylvania and Georgia.
Learn more here and donate!

Join or Create a Giving CircleBy giving together and giving regularly, we can turbo-charge our effectiveness and defend our Democracy.
Learn more here.


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Lean Left Vermont works to elect Democrats and Progressives in key states around the nation. We empower Vermonters to engage in strategic, targeted actions that will flip congressional and state-level seats from red to blue, or keep seats blue.

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