● Canvass: NH ● Organize and write postcards: PA, NH, NC
● Recruit swing state volunteers: NC, NH, PA ● Fundraise: NH, GA, NC ● Protect voters: PA ● Call your favorite people: Anywhere ● Learn skills: Anywhere
Two for One!
The combined SBA and All Volunteer Roundup and Win Blue NH Monthly Meeting has something for everyone … with special guests US Reps Chris Pappas and Annie Kuster. These stellar candidates are fighting to hold their razor-thin margins -- and succeeding, according to them, because of what SBA volunteers are doing so effectively.
Canvassing in Manchester on September 10 with Maggie Hassan (center) and Chris Pappas (peeking out from the back left)
Really Talk to Dems in NH
Studies show that canvassing can increase voter turnout by up to 9% in certain situations. You can help NH realize this level of success!
We believe you can affect Dem voters because SBA uses Deep Canvassing, one of the most effective techniques in practice. However, this approach only works if people walk the streets and make thecalls. Be one of the people that enable NH to keep the US Congress blue.
Democrats are beginning to think about what to do in the next couple of weeks to protect democracy. However, "the next couple of weeks" is cutting it really close.
Postcard and letter writers are facing election deadlines: NC has already begun distributing vote-by-mail ballots; Pennsylvania starts sending out theirs this week. It’s up to us to get Democrats the information they need to request and submit ballots ... NOW.
Let's make sure that Democratic activists in swing states have the time they need to find and join local volunteering opportunities. Volunteers TBD is recruitingpeople who'll engage friends and neighbors in ways that we can’t from blue states. Your calls this week will put new feet on the street by early October, only one month before the election.
Get Postcards and Letters to Writers While There's Still Time
Swing Blue Alliance is one of the only grassroots organizations working directly with Democratic candidates and county administrators. SBA cards and letters give voters concrete actions they can take and provide info citizens need to register to vote, request absentee ballots, and learn about/vote for Democratic candidates.
Right now, SBA's volunteer writers are looking for a chance to increase voter participation. You’re the one who can provide the materials and addresses they need to start writing.
The Swing Blue Postcard Team will provide one-on-one mentoring, giving you all the support you need to distribute cards.
“Don’t Despair! Organize!”
John Meiklejohn, a member of Indivisible's Voices Rising Together group, has been a postcard and letter writing host for five years. One thing he's learned: “We’ve collaborated with numerous organizations but have time and again returned to SBA because of the exceptional level of organization, recurring postcard and letter initiatives, and ability to work with organizations in swing states.”
Read about John’s experiences and then sign up to learn about hosting.
Postcard writing will continue through Tue, Sep 20 @ 8 pm EDT
Get Feet on The Street While There's Still Time
If you read Now is the Right Time above, you already know we need to reengage swing state volunteers sooner rather than later.
Help recruit local volunteers to knock on doors and call voters in districts they know, in districts critical to Democratic midterm wins. Recruiting calls are easy and even fun! So start making calls to eager volunteers in NC, NH, and PA who are ready to help turn their states blue.
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.