Published on September 6th, 2018 | by Jeff Manson0
Join the 36th to Help Take Back Congress!
To hold the Trump administration accountable, Democrats must win 23 seats in the US House of representatives this year. One of the best opportunities to flip a seat from red to blue is only a few miles away: Washington State’s 8th Congressional District, where Democrat Kim Schrier is challenging perennial Republican candidate Dino Rossi.
National analysts consider the district is a true “toss-up,” and as of Sep. 6th Nate Silver’s fivethirtyeight.com projects it as literally the closest race in the country, with a exactly 50% for each candidate.
Join the 36th District Democrats to help win this seat! For every Democrat we remind to vote, we also provide a vote to Democrats Bill Ramos and Lisa Callan, who are running to flip State House seats in the 5th legislative district.
Studies show talking to voters one-on-one at their doorstep is the most effective way to win votes. Volunteers from the 36th will be carpooling over to the 8th to knock on doors on the following days: Sat, Sep 22nd; Sat, Oct 6th; Sun, Oct. 21st; and Sat, Nov. 3rd.
Here is the schedule:
12:00 PM Meet at Ballard High School parking lot (NW 67th St., just east of 15th Ave NW), sort into cars of 3-4 people each to carpool to Redmond.
1:00 PM Meet the campaign in the 8th. Receive training, maps, walk lists, and materials.
1:30 – 3:30 PM The same cars of 3-4 people will travel to residential areas to knock on doors.
4:00 PM Return to the campaign. Return walk lists and materials.
5:00 PM Return to Ballard HS
For our doorbelling to be successful, we need some volunteers for the following additional tasks:
Driver: We need doorbellers who are Willing to drive their own vehicle with up to 3 additional passengers throughout the day, from Ballard HS to Campaign HQ to the doorbelling location and back. Drivers may ask their passengers to chip in for transportation costs as they feel is appropriate.
Navigator: We need volunteers who have a smart phone with mapping software and feel comfortable navigating unfamiliar streets to find residential addresses. RSVP Below!
Phonebanking to Get Out the Vote!
Democrats win when Democrats vote. State Democrats have identified thousands of Democrats who need to be reminded to vote. We need your help to call them! Alice Woldt, 36th PCO, will host weekly phonebanks at her home every Wednesday from Sep 19th to Oct 31st (except Oct 17th):
Phone Banking Parties!
Wednesday (Sep. 19th – Oct 31st, except Oct 17th)
6:00 – 8:30 PM
Home of Alice Woldt
6514 12th Ave NW
Please bring your own cell phone if you can (a couple additional phones will be available if necessary). Also please bring a laptop to use efficient online phonebanking software (paper lists will be available for those without laptops). Light snacks and drinks will be served, but please bring food and/or beverages to share!