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March Swing Left Grassroots Leaders Call - Shared screen with speaker view
David Berrios
01:04
can’t unmute
David Berrios
01:07
ya
Lynda, Indiv Oregon
18:26
WELCOME, DAVID!!
Pattie Garrahy
18:45
matt can I record this for Marching Forward Mass?
Matt | he/him | Swing Left
19:14
@Pattie - I am recording this call and will share the recording in the follow up email on Monday.
Susan Freel
19:15
Greetings from Greenwich Village NYC!
Pattie Garrahy
19:31
thank you. Hello from Dartmouth MA
Donna Gershenwald
19:53
Come help us in TX!!
Michael Dover
20:10
Hello from Leverett, Mass. (north of Amherst) and Swing Left Pioneer Valley
Merv Turner
24:58
WE need an Action Team for NJ! Four House seats being targeted by GOP out of 47. Only TX has more targets (5).
Grace Roach
25:05
Will the action groups be for group members too or just group leaders?
Alex Ames
25:43
we <3 our Georgia voters!
Matt | he/him | Swing Left
25:45
@Grace - for now, just leaders. These will be working groups - sharing things groups can do.
Janet Nelson
25:54
Janet Nelson from Swing Left Valley I Northampton Ma
Matt | he/him | Swing Left
25:59
@Merv - we do plan to have more Action Teams!
Grace Roach
26:11
Gotcha thanks Matt!
Connie Feuerstein
26:28
Greetings from Indivisible Genesee, N. Livingston, N. Oakland Michigan! We need help here too.
Tamara Kirson
26:28
We're writing the "gratitude" letters. Bet you are, too!
Jason Jacobs
26:38
QUESTION: Is the April 1 deadline for these VoteForward letters a firm date?
Victor Mailey
26:51
how do we plug into thank you letters
Carole Ferguson
26:52
how do you plan to evaluate what you learn from the thank you letters?
Matt | he/him | Swing Left
28:07
@Victor - Sign up to write letters at https://votefwd.org
Matt | he/him | Swing Left
28:54
@Jacob and @Carole - I’ve got your questions and we’ll try to answer them live during the Q&A
Matt | he/him | Swing Left
31:04
Huge *organizer-snaps* for Zooming in from the car!
Nia (she/her)
31:32
Yes!! ^^ putting in the work!
Matt | he/him | Swing Left
32:25
Drop your questions for Andrew in the chat. I’m collecting them for the Q&A.
Katina Vlastos
36:26
How does the new Voting Rights Act help our efforts in VA
Alix Smullin
36:27
Any more specifics on what help and when
Rose Fabia
36:38
How do you feel about the Paul Siker race against incumbent LaRock?
Victor Mailey
36:40
what works, doesn't work for folks from away?
Gail Grassi
36:43
When is the primary for the VA governor’s race?
Tamara Kirson
36:54
Who looks to be likely gubernatorial candidate?
Yvonne Brandon
38:03
Does Swing Left have a nationwide strategy to support HR1 and HR4 which are quite literally designed to protect our democratic republic?
Rose Fabia
38:45
What’s your opinion about the Virginia Republican Party, is it as disarray as it has been reported and will they be hurting on fundraising efforts?
Tamara Levenson
39:07
What do you see as remote activities for us to participate in Virgina prior to the redistricting being completed? (1) Have you begun to priorities what races we should focus on. (2) Are there voter registration phone banks/textbanks you would like group to lead? (3) We are are here and ready.
Ted Willard
40:17
Which are the target districts again?
Matt | he/him | Swing Left
41:32
@Ted - we haven’t selected target districts yet, but they will initially be in Northern Virginia (DC suburbs), the Richmond area, and in the Hampton Roads area (southeast Virginia).
Matt | he/him | Swing Left
42:42
June 8th!
Pattie Garrahy
42:45
question is which tactics work from afar: phone banking, postcards, letters CANVASSING
Barbara Head
43:19
Second Pattie's question!!
Pattie Garrahy
44:20
we have worked with 31 st street and NOPE Neighbors for VA. What is overlap and coordination with Swing Left.
Colleen McCarthy
44:55
We will definitely support the VA Dems, but are there other orgs doing organizing we should support? New Virginia Majority? Others?
Susan Freel
46:30
Q!!!!
Rene Rosechild
50:08
If we have members who want to sign up to volunteer, how can they connect?
Rene Rosechild
50:17
Virginia question)
Donna Gershenwald
51:36
Sending the group names would be helpful. Thanks!
Colleen McCarthy
52:19
New Virginia Majority: https://www.newvirginiamajority.org/
Colleen McCarthy
52:36
Progress Virginia: https://progressva.org/
Matt | he/him | Swing Left
52:50
You can also donate to a number of Virginia grassroots organizations through Blueprint: https://blueprint.swingleft.org
Jason Jacobs
53:22
Echoing Yvonne’s question above, about what we can be doing for HR1 and HR4 — when we get to the Q&A later in the call.
Amy Long
54:44
Jason and Yvonne - Indivisible Oregon has been partnering with Common Cause to host phonebanks supporting HR1. It’s been a really good experience.
Alex Ames
54:44
how to access/handle donor tables would be great
Alix Smullin
55:09
can you stop screen share so we can see the panelists
Brooke Nadell
55:12
Lean Left Vermont has organized giving circles and found them very effective.
Susan Labandibar
56:27
Swing Left personal fundraising pages are easy to use and can be really effective.
Carole Ferguson
56:47
just promise me no alarmist rhetoric, no red boxes, no crisis mode. Explain how the money is used for the cause..
Barbara Kyser
58:03
Hi from Los Altos , CA
Fred Strasser
59:06
Most people don’t know about Virginia election. I solicited my extended friends and family two years ago and raised thousands.
Joe English
59:54
We love Patricia (sorta personal bias on my part!).
Merv Turner
01:00:01
What about reporting requirements?
Donna Jaffee
01:00:25
For Paula: Do you draft a letter for everyone or do they f\draft their own letters?
Matt | he/him | Swing Left
01:01:04
Blueprint does offer help setting up giving circles. If folks are interested, I’m happy to connect you.
Lynda, Indiv Oregon
01:02:49
Cool!
Michael Dover
01:04:06
Swing Left Pioneer Valley’s fundraiser in Amherst Mass. in 2017 - link to a description of our approach: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1JXAvuiyN8A6cYaDkI7kw1DI0OreV7o6cdQ6www-mPmg/edit?usp=sharing
Michael Dover
01:07:00
Start with the basic assumption that people want to be generous.
Susan Labandibar
01:07:06
Swing Left Greater Boston’s Public Folder of Fundraising Resources: https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1oU6yqj-8uc7f8FMgNIUN0RfxXByrNnHf?usp=sharing
Susan Labandibar
01:08:08
@Michael - your guide is in there!
gayle boesch
01:08:51
Great meeting! Thanks so much ! I need to go to next zoom.
Colleen McCarthy
01:09:18
Will we be able to set up letter writing parties soon? https://swingleft.org/events
Janet Golden
01:09:51
SwingLeft Philly has a letter writing party on Sunday at 7 pm. Everyone is welcome to join us
Paula Joseph
01:11:10
@Donna - we do the letter for everyone, but it could be possibly work the other way if you provide people with some info.
Donna Jaffee
01:11:37
Thanks, Paula.
Rhonda Johnson
01:11:39
Thanks! great meeting
David Slingluff
01:11:40
thank you