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    West county's biggest export this season? Political volunteers

    Here's a great article about how local volunteers helped to boost our wins in the mid-terms! It's fun and effective. Times to get plugged in and start working on 2020! ~ Barry


    West county's biggest export this season? Political volunteers

    By Laura Hagar Rush, Sonoma West Editor, [email protected] Nov 7, 2018

    With text messages, phone calls and boots on the ground, west county progressives campaigned across California and the nation

    For the last several months, west county progressives have been gathering in pizza parlors and each other’s homes — text banking, postcarding and phone banking — and in some cases canvassing in far-flung places like Georgia, Texas, Arizona and in red districts in central and southern California, hoping to break the Republicans’ lock on Congress and on state houses around the nation.

    Organizations like Swing Left, Sister District and Resistance Labs are making it easier than ever to campaign in distant districts, and they are leveraging the organizing power of larger groups like Indivisible to mobilize volunteers to get out the vote for this year’s mid-term election.

    “It’s all about turnout,” said Indivisible Sonoma County’s out-of-district coordinator Larry Martin, who lives in Sebastopol. “In midterms, the number of voters tends to be maybe 40 percent of what it is in a presidential general election.” Democrats and their allies hope that by turning out voters in much larger numbers, they can flip the House of Representatives, as well as state houses.

    Here are a few of the ways that west county volunteers are making their voices heard beyond the borders of Sonoma County.

    Let your fingers do the texting

    “I have sent literally thousands of texts to people all around the country through Resistance Labs,” said Sebastopol’s Janine Sternlieb. “You choose what campaigns you want to work on, and people’s names and phone numbers and a pre-written message come up on your phone in batches of 50. All you have to do is hit send over and over again. So in one minute, you can reach 50 people.”

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    Re: West county's biggest export this season? Political volunteers

    Here's a good post-election video from Swing Left.
    Watch it and then sign up with:

    Swing Left Sonoma County
    or
    Sister District Sonoma West County
    or
    Sonoma County Indivisible

    and get to work on 2020!


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