ENGAGE TODAY IN THE DEMOCRATIC PROCESS AND DON’T STOP
President Obama said, “I’ll be honest with you, if I have a regret during my presidency, it is that people were so focused on me and the battles we were having, particularly after we lost the House, that folks stopped paying attention up and down the ballot.”
Here is an opportunity to do something that will Impact the Community and Help Make a Difference. There are so many ways you can help be a part of changing the political landscape. Whether you have hours to give or just an occasional 30 minutes to spare, you can help turn out the Democratic vote! A blue wave (tsunami) occurred on November 6, 2018, but it won’t sustain itself…as Democrats we absolutely CANNOT rest on our laurels; we have to come out even stronger.
There are many ways to engage and Get Out the Vote (GOTV)…everything is a good idea and everything works…be creative. Here are a few suggestions of ways you can help:
|DOOR-TO-DOOR CANVASSING |
Fact – door-to-door canvassing is the most effective tool in our arsenal. There are canvasses most every weekend leading up to and during the election cycle, but there are also weekday evening and weekday morning canvasses. You can canvass in Willingboro to help turn out the vote, which is incredibly important this year for county races.
| PHONE BANKING|
Another highly effective method is phone banking. If you set up a phone bank your number will be masked. As we get closer to pertinent elections, we will post local sites. Consider setting one up with some friends or neighbors.
If you are short on time text banking is a fun and easy way to help get out the vote. You can sign up to text bank through organizations such as Red2Blue and text bank for close races across the country. Red2Blue uses Rally through your laptop, so your number and identity are masked (first name only). We will forward information on how to sign up later; there is a tutorial and instructions.
|DRIVE VOTERS TO THE POLLS|
In every election, the question arises of whether we need to offer rides to voters. The common opinion is that there are only three or four people who call and ask for them, so it is nothing to worry about. There are, in fact, many people who would vote if they had a ride, who simply do not vote. They do not know who to call and what to ask. In the upcoming elections leading up to 2020, we cannot ignore any block of voters. The Committee will be working on this and other Get Out The Vote (GOTV) issues.
Talk to your neighbor on the street and friends on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter and others. Remind them about the election and how important casting a vote in every election is. Post information on our November candidates, at the local and county levels.
|SPREAD THE WORD|
The easiest way to get out the vote is to talk to your friends and neighbors. Remind college students, frequent travelers, military and those with mobility issues to get their absentee ballot application in or offer to help them. (Absentee ballot information can be found on this Website.) E-mail five friends or contacts and remind them to make a plan to vote on Election Day. Then email 5 more. On Election Day, volunteer at the polls (100 ft away) and talk to voters and urge them to support Democratic Column 1.