HOW TO HELP BERNIE IN VIRGINIA & BEYOND!
As I previously posted, I have decided to support Bernie Sanders for President because I believe he has become the candidate of Hope & Change and also because he is running a more effective campaign in terms of 5's M of Campaigns which gives our movement a better chance to win the presidency and the races across the nation we will need to win back the Congress….not to mention is a pretty good sign of how he will actually govern.
As one of the pioneers of Virginia for Obama and founder of Generation Obama- Washington, DC, I am helping as a DC Liaison for the March 1st Virginia Primary.
Right now, we’re 12+ points behind but an open primary state is where we excel and our ground game is more competitive here and could still make the difference. Keep in mind that this is a delegate race NOT winner-take-all so every point counts!!!
According to FiveThirtyEight’s Nate Silver, if Bernie comes within 10 points of Hillary in Virginia we will meet the minimum expectations to be on track to win the nomination when you consider the state’s demographics…and after Super Tuesday he is expected to win a MAJORITY of the remaining states!
Below are some events and resources for Northern Virginia, DC and Maryland volunteers and online apptivists around the country:
*** KEY VIRGINIA VOTER TIMES & DEADLINES ***
6am-7pm 3/1 Democratic Primary Day (open to all voters)
Find your polling place:
Virginia Department of Elections, Virginia Voting, Virginia Election Information, Virginia State Board of Elections…sbe.virginia.gov
Find more information on voting nationwide: http://voteforbernie.org
*** UPCOMING VOLUNTEER ACTIVITIES ***
(bring a friend if you can….it can make it more comfortable and fun too)
HELP ORGANIZERS ID VOTERS: TELL THEM YOURE VOTING FOR BERNIE!
SPREAD THE WORD TO FRIENDS: DO “FACEBANKING” ON SOCIAL MEDIA!
MAKE CALLS FROM HOME TO ANY STATE (please call VA…no one else is!!!) -> Making calls is super easy with the online auto-dialer where you wait a few seconds to be connected to a voter. Try for a goal of talking to 10 people and schedule a time when you can do 30 minutes or more between 10am-9pm local time. Don’t be discouraged by wrong numbers etc….finding Bernie voters takes time!
2/29–3/1 METRO FLYERING (facebook)— email Jim @ firstname.lastname@example.org to sign up for an AM or PM weekday shift or for Saturday, 2/27 @ Court House near the in-person absentee polling place and help reach young commuters in Arlington’s high-rises that cannot be canvassed!
*** FINAL 4 DAYS: VA PRIMARY DAY “GET-OUT-THE-VOTE” DRIVE ***
3/1 Alexandria Canvass @ King Street metro (7am-7pm)
3/1 Oakton HQ Primary Day Door Knocking (7am-7pm) -> located 10 miles West of DC just past 495 off Route 50 & Route 66
3/1 Oakton HQ Primary Day Phone Bank (9am-7pm) -> located 10 miles West of DC just past 495 off Route 50 & Route 66
Find more VA & DC volunteer events : http://berniesanders.com/events (easier to sort than the Map version on the home page)
*** SUPER TUESDAY PARTIES & MORE EVENTS ***
3/1 DC for Bernie Sanders’ Watch Party @ Marx Cafe
3/20 “Berning down the House!” fundraiser @ Flash (DC)
*** WEB RESOURCES ***
Facebook & Reddit: Grassroots Groups nationwide