Indivisible Out of District - 2018
Election Support Activities

Canvassing: Face to face contact with voters has been shown to be the most effective way of getting out the vote. We will pair you up with an experienced canvasser for you to talk to targeted voters at their doors to encourage them to vote and help Turn the House Blue! Between now and the election, we are canvassing in Elk Grove (CA District 07) to support incumbent Democrat, Ami Bera; in Manteca (CA District 10) to support Democratic challenger, Josh Harder; in Roseville and Cameron Park (CA District 04) to support Democratic challenger, Jessica Morse and selected Swing Districts in Southern California. We have car pools and, in some cases, overnight accommodations offered by host families. Contact Holly Neal (imreadytoroll@aol.com; 707-536-1905) for more information.

Phone Banking: We have group phone banks and will provide training, coaching and support as you reach out to pre-identified voters in red districts to talk about the November election and encourage them to vote. Phone banking is shown to be effective in encouraging people to vote and we need a lot of phone bankers between now and election day. We will also be offering virtual phone banking from home. We can also put you in touch with a group that is coordinating a major phone call project in several states to voters that have been disenfranchised. Contact Jill Markham (Markham.jill@yahoo.com; 707-578-9524) for more information.

Voter Registration: Our events and action committee conducts in-district and out of district voter registration. Encourage and help new voters get registered to vote. Training is required before you can help with voter registration. Contact Sandy Dechene (sandy@dechene.com; 707-318-4782) or Greg Roth (gregproth@gmail.com; 575-650-4523) for more information.

Texting: Texting has been found to be a very effective way of reaching voters, both because 90% of all texts are read, but also because you can send out hundreds of texts in just a matter of minutes. You can self train and text on your own, you can train online with a campaign or political action group, or you can learn how to text here in Sonoma County at a text bank. There will be multiple text banks between now and the November election, on weekdays and weekends, mornings, afternoons and evenings. They will be held from Cloverdale in the north to Petaluma in the south. When texting your privacy is protected; the recipient will only know your first name and your phone number will not be visible. You can text on a desktop computer, tablet, or smartphone. If you are interested in learning more about texting, please contact Beth Aldridge at mcna217@gmail.com or 707-338-8029.

Postcards to Voters: Conjure up your inner artist and write your own handwritten postcards to Democrats to remind them to go to the polls. Get together at one of the many postcard parties or write at home. Contact Gloria Bealer (beauty@sonic.net; 707-292-5878) or Jack Ziegler at jpz@sonic.net for more information or to obtain addresses. Among other contests, they have addresses available for California congressional districts 01, 04,07,10, 21, 25, 39, 42, 49, and 50.

The Last Weekend: If you do nothing else, please sign up for the Last Weekend! Study after study shows that the most effective way to get voters to the polls is by having conversations with them in the four days before Election Day (Saturday November 3 through Tuesday November 6). Each of us has the power to make a difference in a key race by talking to voters. Will you be there when it matters? Sign up at: https://thelastweekend.org/swingleft?source=KdR2EbN5

Up your game: By participating in this exclusive Voter Contact Training offered by Swing Left. Sign up at: https://events.mobilizeamerica.io/slsonoma/event/26486/