BADASS Briefing, October 19, 2023

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Let’s ramp it up as we approach the election with just over 2 weeks to go! Please join us at this week’s Friday Power Lunch where we will learn about two Power tools that will make a difference: SwipeBlue and the Blue Voter Guide. We will be hosting from Roanoke and ready to launch an Amazing Weekend of Action with canvassing, postcarding, texting, phone banking and fun.

Get ready to #PinkVirginia starting Tuesday October 24 with Women Talking to Women followed by 15 days of women in action to secure reproductive rights and equality.



Friday Power Lunch

Polls & Power Tools

October 20, 2023, 12 NOON ET

Celinda Lake (President, Lake Research Partners) is one of the most respected Democratic pollsters in the country. She is also an expert on electing women candidates and framing issues to women voters. Celinda will share her latest research on what issues matter to women and how we can message on these issues to activate women voters.

Wayne Liebman (Founder, Blue Voter Guide) will explain how voter hesitation because of lack of information inspired him to develop Blue Voter Guide, a website where anyone can go to find out what’s on their ballot, with endorsements from trusted organizations. Check it out before the show.

Missy McGinnes (Director of Distributed Organizing, Red Wine & Blue) will tell us about their latest program “Trouble Nation,” to give suburban women the tools they need to organize their communities.

Jennie Frishtick will talk about SwipeBluea newly designed for Virginia app that matches the people in your contact list with the voter file to show you who is registered and who is not. The app makes it easy to text your friends to encourage them to register, to vote, or to take other important actions. Download SwipeBlue to your phone & enter the Partner Code “VA” when prompted to be ready for instructions from Jennie and the crew

This weekend, Network NOVA is in Roanoke & Blacksburg for a Weekend of Action. Friday Power Lunch host Katherine White will welcome candidates Trish White-Boyd (SD4), Lily Franklin (HD41) and Sam Rasoul (HD38) in our final segment.


Virginia Grassroots Coalition Website Resources: 

SwipeBlue – We must work together to get out of our BUBBLES!  This newly revised app will be a game changer! Download SwipeBlue to your phone & enter the Partner Code “VA” when prompted. 

Friday, October 20, 10 – 11am EDT
GOTV at the Top of Your Game
Swing Blue Alliance got great feedback on the first session of “Phone Banking at the Top of Your Game” so they’re doing it again! This time with a special emphasis on the skills you’ll need to get voters to the polls in the last few weeks of the election season. Also valuable for canvassers! Expect an open discussion on what works and what doesn’t, followed by another practice session with your favorite chatbot phone banker, Dottie. This time, Dottie will focus on using her best tactics to coax voters to the polls and bring their friends.

Tuesday, October 24, 5:30 – 8pm EDT
Women Talking with Women

Join a historic event! Dedicated women from all corners of the country will come together virtually in support of Virginia. Our mission: to reach an ambitious goal of 100,000 phone calls. It’s a unique opportunity for women to talk with women, emphasizing the importance of keeping control of our bodies and supporting Democratic candidates to reclaim the House and strengthen the Senate. This is our moment to shine, to empower ourselves and shape the future. Be a part of this triumphant effort, and let’s make history together. Don’t miss out!

Friday, October 20, 2:00pm

Community Canvass and Postcard Writing with Trish White Boyd
Write Postcards:

Sat​urday, Oct​ober 21, 10:00am–​7:00pm

​Amazing Day for Lily
Postcarding, schmoozing, snacks and SWAG:

Friday, October 20, 6:30 pm to 7:30 pm

Let’s Re-Elect  Delegates Shelly Simonds, Michelle Maldonado, and Rip Sullivan!

Tysons Corner

Join us to take back the House and keep the Senate!  Contributions are split evenly between the three candidates. We will rally the vote to take back the majority! 

Saturday, October 28, 12 – 4pm

VAYD Loudoun Campaign Invasion with Young Dems of Maryland & Virginia Young Democrats
Join the Virginia Young Democrats as we launch our fifth campaign invasion of the 2023 cycle. VAYD will be knocking doors around SD-31 and HD-29 and HD-30 in 3 of our targeted races for Russett Perry, Marty Martinez, and Rob Banse.

THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 2, 2023, 7:00 – 8:30 PM

The Finish Line: An Event Supporting Our Democratic School Board Candidates

All 12 of our Fairfax County School Board Candidates will join their only joint event before the election and the final fundraiser of the 2023 cycle.

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