● October Frontline Update: State Elections Matter
● Keep VA Blue by Making Calls and Canvassing
● Honesty in the Media
● Amplify This: Is That Really True?
Learn Why SBA is Focusing on State Elections at Tomorrow’s Frontline Update
Don’t forget! RSVP now for SBA’s Frontline Update on making state legislative campaigns more effective. Learn what the States Project and Swing Blue Alliance are doing to hold the Senate and take back the House of Delegates in Virginia.
“Virginia’s state elections in 2023 could have national implications in November 2024”
“Virginia is the state to watch in the 2023 elections”
US News and World Report
“Virginia’s off-off-year election is next big test for reproductive rights”
SBA is going all out for Virginia. We’ve already sent 65,000 postcards. Now, with 17 days to go, help keep VA blue with any of the following opportunities to make calls and canvass:
Get Over It … Make Calls to VA
Many SBA volunteers hate the phone but still join our phone banks because they understand the importance of talking to voters one on one. As Lakshmi Mudunurisays, “The choice between distaste of phone banking and helping preserve democracy is a no-brainer."
Dems lose in Virginia because more Republicans than Dems actually vote. Phone calls are a very effective way to get out the vote. We’re dialing into SD-17 -- that’s where House Member Clint Jenkins is running for the Senate. Our GOTV calls will also help House candidates whose districts overlap with Clint’s.
Dedicated and experienced phonebank organizers will guide you through the process and be there throughout to provide help and support on any voting questions you might encounter. There’s no convincing, just helping willing Dems get to the polls. You’ll get all the information you need about both Jenkins and the district’s House candidates.
Last week three Swing Blue Alliance volunteers spent Columbus Day weekend in Suffolk, VA, knocking on doors.
You, too, can make the greatest impact on the elections by canvassing in Suffolk the weekend before the election. It’s a fun and easy task, meeting with Dems to help them make sure to vote.
"We'll continue in a neighborhood where current House Member Clint Jenkins is running for the State Senate. We’ll also support candidates in his district who are running for the House, including his wife Karen Jenkins, Nadarius Clark, and Mary Person. Almost everyone we meet knows and strongly supports them, so no persuasion needed,"explains Berl Hartman, who is organizing the events.
Make it a party by joining the other 15 Swing Blue volunteers who have already signed up. We will be driving down, or you can fly into Norfolk, VA. Local Dems are housing some of our volunteers and others are staying at reasonable Airbnbs.
This is a well-organized canvass in walkable territories. Come on down and bring your DC/VA area friends! Questions? Email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.