In This Issue ●Recruit volunteers to recruit voters●Sunday’s SBA All Volunteer Roundup ● Lots happening in North Carolina ● Text for Good ● Google Docs and Google Drive for activists
Recruit Volunteers to Recruit Voters
Swing Blue Alliance established the Volunteers Taking Back Democracy (T*B*D) Calling Corps to re-engage volunteers in Pennsylvania and other purple states because local volunteers are more effective at connecting with voters in their own communities. The current project is to recruit on-the-ground voter registration volunteers in Bucks County, the swingiest county in Pennsylvania.
The Volunteers T*B*D team is reaching 22% of the people they call; more than 50% of the Dems we talk to are ready to take action. What is that in numbers? In the last two weeks, the 10-15volunteer recruiters at the phonebanks have had real conversations with 84 Pennsylvanians. Of those, 26 signed up to one or more voter registration events and another 33 signed up for the Bucks County Dems newsletter.
This success, along with the great conversations with like-minded PA Democrats, is why many Volunteers T*B*D callers say that this is the best phonebanking that they've ever done.
Be part of the Calling Corps and exponentialize your contribution!
Find out why these recruitment calls are so effective at the SBA All Volunteer Roundup (see the next article!).
Check out the last article for info on how to donate to vetted organizations at work in PA.
Don’t Miss the SBA All Volunteer Roundup on Sunday!
You’ll get answers to these questions:
What do SBA volunteers think? Survey researchers studied over 2,000 SBA volunteers. Learn what the researchers found out about us!
What works in red states like NC? Hear what strategies Elaine Berry, former Alamance Co. Democratic Party Chair, and Montreena Hadley, first Black woman elected to the Mebane City Council, are using to swing NC.
Why is recruiting volunteers in red and purple states so powerful? Vicki Levi, a psychiatrist with years of experience in motivational interviewing, will talk about how building relationships can maximize recruitment efforts.
Get the latest on what’s happening in NC at the All In for North Carolina monthly meeting.
You’ll learn what volunteers are doing -- and what you could do yourself -- to help local grassroots groups take back North Carolina for the Dems.
What’s at stake? On-the-ground groups are laying the groundwork to flip the open Republican-held US Senate seat, which is up for grabs in November. They will also be supporting select US Representatives, depending on the outcome of this year’s redistricting (current proposals are in the courts).
At the meeting, you will also hear from executive directors of the two largest Latinx organizing groups in NC, Kelly Morales of Siembra NC and Irene Godinez of PODER NC. They will discuss the methods that made their efforts successful in past elections.
This event is hosted by Indivisible-Acton Area and Indivisible-RISE Newburyport.
Accelerate Your Activism with Google Docs and Drive
Google Docs and Google Drive provide easy ways to share and view the latest info. These free tools also enable you to collaborate, edit, and comment on documents without passing around multiple emailed versions. Here are two courses that can boost your productivity.
The February 19 class will cover:
Finding Google Docs in Google Drive
Uploading and sharing documents
Finding files shared with you under another account
Managing multiple accounts
This is an basic course on Google Docs and Google Drive.
Both sessions are co-hosted by Indivisible Acton Area, Swing Blue Alliance, and Indivisible Mass Coalition in collaboration with volunteers at the MAssachusetts Grassroots Information Center, a Slack workspace for exchanging information, encouraging connections among groups, and building activist momentum across the state. Join the News-MAGIC Slack space today.
Support PA Grassroots Orgs
Like Volunteers T*B*D (see first article), Candidates & Causes is focusing on Pennsylvania. With many key races on the ballot -- including the US Senate, Governor, Attorney General and the state legislature -- the Pennsylvania midterm elections will be among the most consequential anywhere in the US.
With redistricting maps still in flux and the Pennsylvania primary more than three months away, C&C is not making candidate recommendations. Instead, they are supporting the following on-the-ground power-building groups in the Keystone State:
Environmental Voter Project
Turn PA Blue
Pennsylvania Stands Up
Pennsylvania Democratic Party
Click the button below to learn more about these great organizations that have proven track records for making an impact.
Candidates & Causes (C&C) is a grassroots fundraising organization dedicated to finding the most effective ways to elect Democrats and protect Democracy. Now in it’s fifth year, C&C’s focus for 2022 is on the often-neglected but all-important state-level races in states with competitive U.S. House and Senate races.
Swing Blue Alliance (formerly Swing Left Greater Boston) is the largest all-volunteer Democratic grassroots organization headquartered in Massachusetts. We use proven methods to protect our Democracy, work on competitive local and national elections, and strengthen the Democratic party at the grassroots level.