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Each weekend until November we're hosting an Action weekend focused on each of the different Candidates we are supporting. If you're like many of us and need to plan you actions ahead, this is the best way to do it and there are lots of ways you can help! Read about our Candidates + Campaigns!
What can you do?
Textbank for Anton Andrew (PA-160) on Saturday, September 8 and for Melissa Shusterman (PA-157) on Sunday, September 9! Texting starts for all Red2Blue candidates at 9 am Sat and 11 am Sunday--keep an eye on Slack to see when Anton's & Melissa's rounds come up. Contact Drea for more info firstname.lastname@example.org
Phonebank for Anton Andrew and Melissa Shusterman anytime over the weekend! Request our self-starter materials or sign up for a phonebank webinar here: bit.ly/llv-training-signup
Sign up to Write Postcards for Melissa Shusterman! This is a new drive for Melissa, so even if you've written for her before, you can write again. All postcards can be mailed by October 19th. You provide the postcards and the stamps, Lean Left will provide the addresses and the messaging. Email email@example.com with the subject line MS Postcards for more information.
Donate to Melissa Shusterman or Anton Andrew through our Sister Baker Project and get your choice of a pie or cookies!
Read up on our new candidate in preparation for canvassing and phonebanking: Info to come - learn about this district & NH here.
CANVASS: Talking to voters is one of the most important things we can do to influence elections. Canvassing is THE MOST EFFECTIVE. Knocking on doors can increase turnout by as much as 12%! While we wait to start canvassing in NH-01 for the candidate who wins the Sept. 11 primary, we continue our work with Let America Vote (LAV), knocking doors in New Hampshire's 2nd district. LAV focuses primarily on state house races, supporting progressive Democrats and GOTV door knocking. But any support we motivate for in-state Dems will carry up the ticket to NH's congressional candidates. So let's get knocking! This week, canvassing takes place in Newport, NH. Contact Janet Savage, Lean Left Canvassing Coordinator, if you’re planning to join in the flipping fun! E-mail: Janet@HandTales.com.
PHONEBANK: While the new candidate in NH-01 is getting the campaign up and running, we will be calling into the district with Swing Left, talking to Dem voters and asking them to pledge to vote on November 6th. Phonebanking is the next best thing the canvassing! Sign up for our self-starter materials or to take a Phonebank Webinar so you can learn how to effectively talk to voters: bit.ly/llv-training-signup
DONATE: Attend the Encore Blue Wave Concert—on Sunday the 16th starting at 4:30 in Calais—featuring Richard Maizell, and Hallie Jade & Kelly Rankin. Not to be missed! All funds raised will go to the Lean Left Vermont Victory Fund to support congressional candidates in ME-02, NH-01, and NY-19. Go to IndivisibleCalais.org for more information
CANVASS: Right now, Lean Left VT does not have organized canvassing trips scheduled to go to ME02. But if you have a hankering for some lobsta’, that doesn’t mean you can’t go! Jared Golden’s campaign has regular canvassing shifts from its Lewiston and Bangor offices. Learn more about ME-02.
If you and a couple friends want to go, sign up here: https://goo.gl/forms/6TkIBgzwBGOZrFZC3. Most of the form won’t apply. In the final field, put the date, location and number of people that are going. If you do get a group together (>5) or are willing to help organize a group (we will help you!), please email firstname.lastname@example.org to let us know. We want to give the campaign an extra heads up that Vermonters will be coming!
PHONEBANK: Want to call for one of the most competitive House seats in the country? Rep. Bruce Poliquin has held the seat in ME-02 since 2014. He has voted with President Trump's agenda 97% of the time, including voting to repeal Obamacare. He doesn't believe in a woman's right to choose or in climate science. Jared is a native of Maine's 2nd Congressional district, has served in the Maine House of Representatives since 2014, and is a U.S. Marine who was deployed to Afghanistan and Iraq. Our calls will focus on making sure voters know who Jared is and when the election is. You can phonebank for Jared Golden anytime over the weekend, or before and after! Request our self-starter materials or sign up for a Phonebank Webinar here: bit.ly/llv-training-signup
DONATE: Watch this great ad to learn more about Jared. Then donate here:
Learn more about Antonio Delgado. Watch this inspiring video of the NY-19 candidate.
CANVASS: Talking to voters is one of the most important things we can do to influence elections. Canvassing is THE MOST EFFECTIVE. Knocking on doors can increase turnout by as much as 12%! Join the Vermont Caravan to NY 19 to canvass for Antonio Delgado running to unseat (R) Congressman Faso. It's a tight race so we need you. Expected start time is 11 a.m. on Saturday and Sunday. Possible locations: Hudson, Hyde Park, Kingston NY. TBD. Go with a group or go on your own. Contact Janet@HandTales.com for more information.
PHONEBANK: Antonio Delgado won the primary in NY-19 in June, and he’s poised to win a district that was previously considered a Republican hold. Name recognition is the goal with this current phonebank--the more we talk to voters about Antonio, the more likely they’ll turn out to vote. Request our self-starter materials or sign up for a Phonebank Webinar here: bit.ly/llv-training-signup
DONATE: Donate to Antonio Delgado.