Activate midterm-skipping Democrats for the 2018 elections! June 24, 2018

In the 7th Congressional District of California, there are 13,000 Democrats registered today who previously skipped voting in the midterms. In the 2018 midterms the margin of win for this seat is expected to be probably 1,500 votes. And besides the Congressional race, there are a number of down-ballot items that deserve a vote.

Our project between now and November 2018 general election is to knock on the doors of these "midterm skipping" voters and ask them to recommit to voting. We have a voter reactivation program that involves people signing a postcard promising to vote that we mail back to them right before the November 2018 election.

Read more about our strategy and how we're going to hold onto CA-07 for Democrats here.

Schedule:  Sunday, June 24, 2018,  12pm - 4pm   
Please plan to arrive and sign in at 12 noon.

  • If you have canvassed in our program before, you can pick up your walk packet at that point and go out. We can match you with a partner if you don't have one.
  • If you haven't attended our event before, we will train you in our program before you go out and we’ll match you with a partner if you don't have one.

Up to about 4 pm      Go and knock on 25 doors! Then come back and tell us about it!
After 4 pm  (Optional, recommended) Please join us for light fare and the good company of your fellow canvassers.

Location: western Elk Grove
When you RSVP with an email address, we send you an email with the location of our staging area.
We will follow up with an extra reminder email a few days before the event.

What to expect
You'll be canvassing with a packet of 25 or so names and addresses of registered Democrats who have skipped midterms but who have voted in presidential elections. These are great conversations with people who share your Democratic values. Our previous canvassing work suggests that for every 2 registered Democrats you speak to, 1 will say yes to filling out our voting reminder postcard. It's an easy ask and a lot easier than registering new voters!

What if it turns out to be a really, really hot day? In that case, there are two ways to go:

  • You can go out canvassing in teams of three people. One person can park in the shade and provide a cool refuge by keeping the car air conditioning running. The other can two knock on doors and then retreat to the cool car to regroup.
  • Or — You can elect to remain indoors for the afternoon. There is work to be done in preparing the mailing of Voter Commitment postcards, which will go out in early October. We will be glad to have your help.

If Democrats fail to vote in this midterm election, it's possible this seat could flip from Democrat to Republican. Don't regret not volunteering. Instead, be a voter motivator!

WHEN
June 24, 2018 at 12pm - 4pm
25 RSVPS
Karen Martin David Erlich Brenda Main Barbara Heinrich rita and bob shapiro Margarita Altamirano Andrea Sechrist Joanna Hawley-Jones Benita Bollinger Kate Hurley Betsy Elzufon Ryan Burnett Susan Jones David Wright Beverly Snipes Jill Shallenberger Thomas Busch Julie Chapman Cheryl McKinney

Who's RSVPing

Karen Martin
David Erlich
Brenda Main
Barbara Heinrich
rita and bob shapiro
Margarita Altamirano
Andrea Sechrist
Joanna Hawley-Jones
Benita Bollinger

Will you come?

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  • Cheryl McKinney
    attended. 2018-06-24 22:03:18 -0700
  • Julie Chapman
    attended. 2018-06-24 22:03:17 -0700
  • Thomas Busch
    attended. 2018-06-24 22:03:17 -0700
  • Jill Shallenberger
    attended. 2018-06-24 22:03:17 -0700
  • David Wright
    attended. 2018-06-24 22:03:17 -0700
  • Susan Jones
    attended. 2018-06-24 22:03:17 -0700
  • Betsy Elzufon
    attended. 2018-06-24 22:03:17 -0700
  • Kate Hurley
    attended. 2018-06-24 22:03:17 -0700
  • Joanna Hawley-Jones
    attended. 2018-06-24 22:03:17 -0700
  • Andrea Sechrist
    attended. 2018-06-24 22:03:17 -0700
  • Margarita Altamirano
    attended. 2018-06-24 22:03:17 -0700
  • rita and bob shapiro
    attended. 2018-06-24 22:03:17 -0700
  • Barbara Heinrich
    attended. 2018-06-24 22:03:16 -0700
  • Brenda Main
    attended. 2018-06-24 22:03:16 -0700
  • David Erlich
    attended. 2018-06-24 22:03:16 -0700
  • Karen Martin
    attended. 2018-06-24 22:03:16 -0700
  • Karen Martin
    rsvped 2018-06-24 22:01:29 -0700
  • Yvonne David-inouye
    commented 2018-06-23 10:41:12 -0700
    I’m not positive if I can attend as I’ve come down with a cold. If I do make it, I’ll have to work indoors. Thanks, Yvonne
  • David Erlich
    commented 2018-06-21 23:02:54 -0700
    I’m doing this action to turn my anger over immigrant parents being separated from their Children, toddlers, babies and sent to internment camps; into positive constructive action.

    It is unacceptable for the United States government to treat immigrants as animals. I’m here to stop the Trump administration from getting away with it’s lies. People have basic human rights that our government cannot violate. This Trump administration continually flaunts it’s abuse of power. Separating children from their parents and putting them in cages is a line you do not cross. I’m putting my foot down.
  • David Erlich
    posted about this on Facebook 2018-06-21 22:50:52 -0700
    Please RSVP: Event
  • David Erlich
    rsvped +2 2018-06-21 22:49:26 -0700
  • Brenda Main
    rsvped 2018-06-21 19:36:31 -0700
  • Barbara Heinrich
    rsvped 2018-06-21 08:07:52 -0700
  • rita and bob shapiro
    rsvped 2018-06-20 22:01:48 -0700
  • Margarita Altamirano
    rsvped 2018-06-19 22:26:51 -0700
  • Andrea Sechrist
    rsvped 2018-06-19 18:25:44 -0700
  • Joanna Hawley-Jones
    rsvped 2018-06-18 07:15:12 -0700
  • Lorraine King
    canceled rsvp 2018-06-16 18:24:48 -0700
  • Lorraine King
    rsvped 2018-06-16 18:10:40 -0700
  • Benita Bollinger
    rsvped 2018-06-15 00:13:45 -0700

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