● Volunteer Spotlight: Canvassing in the Rural Heartland
Let's Win This!
The legislative election in Virginia is 3 days away. So far for Virginia, Swing Blue Alliance volunteers have:
Raised $43,182 for 9 candidates and the Center for Common Ground
Talked to 1282 potential volunteers for rural candidates
Talked to 1189 voters and identified 795 supporters for Clint Jenkins
Sent 67,387 postcards for Clint Jenkins and rural candidates
Knocked on thousands of doors for Clint Jenkins and down ballot candidates, with a goal of 5,000 by election day
You can have maximum impact NOW: The most effective phone banks are those right before election day. Join Swing Blue volunteers to get out the vote for State Senate candidate Clint Jenkins and also for State House candidates.
As Republicans double down on chaos and extremism, we believe that the survival of democracy depends on focus and targeted efforts that rise above all the noise.
2024 will be noisy. It will be frightening. But we agree with Joan Baez, that "Action is the antidote to despair." In 2023, we came together to fight in Wisconsin and Ohio, and we won.
So as you set your clocks back tonight, remember that you CAN keep Republicans from setting the country back to the dark ages. Join us on Nov. 19 to participate in plans for 2024. We have ideas, and we have been building relationships with grassroots groups in several crucial states, but we want to hear from you too.
Can Democrats find common ground with voters in the heartland of Trump support? Volunteer Monte Allen spent 10 days this past summer in rural Langlade County, WI, knocking on doors to talk about shared values.
Read Swing Blue volunteer Brent Whelen's inspiring interview with Monte, to learn more about canvassing in rural America.
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.