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September Swing Left Grassroots Leaders Call - Shared screen with speaker view
Marcia Wesoky
16:46
Hello from New Jersey!
Elli Klein
16:58
Hi! Elli from Wilmington NC and New Hanover & Brunswick Co. w/ NC Women for Biden/Harris
Joe English
17:21
Joe from Durham NC
DTMG Host 2
17:22
Q!!!!!
Nancy C - Seattle
17:40
Madrona Letters + Much More, Seattle WA
SLIV sharon.cohen
17:47
Hi Sharon, she/her, Claremont, CA
Julia
17:48
hi from Julia she/her from occupied Tongva territory, otherwise known as Hollywood CA. i’m with Swing Left Los Feliz.
DTMG Host 2
17:53
Gwen she/her- Bethesda, Maryland. Do The Most Good
Nilofer Couture
17:54
Nilofer, Cullowhee, NC
Gil Mendelson
18:29
Gil from indivisible HI
Marcia Wesoky
18:47
Hi from Marcia in Weehawken, NJ
Diane J | she/her | SLRI
19:09
Q: How is the volunteer energy as we head into GOTV in VA?
Colleen McCarthy (she/her)
19:46
Is the 165k calls based on SL groups?
Madeleine Deisen | Swing Left | she/her
19:59
Volunteers are fired up and ready to go @Diane, but we have a lot of work to do to win! Matt is going to share more about the progress we've made so far in just a minute
Madeleine Deisen | Swing Left | she/her
20:11
@Colleen Yes -- Swing Left groups made 165k calls! Thank you everyone!!!
Colleen McCarthy (she/her)
20:22
Great I was about to ask Matt for that stat!
Madeleine Deisen | Swing Left | she/her
20:33
WOOHOO! The Big Send!!!
Madeleine Deisen | Swing Left | she/her
21:32
Thank you for all your incredible work everyone 👏👏👏
Sue Freel/SLNYC/she,her
22:34
So glad to writing to VA, with those result numbers!
rhondajohnson
22:46
Having my guest room filled with 25,000 letters was all worth it!!
Cynthia
22:49
Let's do it again!
Madeleine Deisen | Swing Left | she/her
22:58
SO EXCITING! so proud of all the letters everyone wrote in 2020, and all the letters you're writing now for VA!
DTMG Host 2
23:04
We will keep writing knowing it has a positive impact.
Mervyn Turner
23:48
Relief to know VF made a difference; can pass on to our volunteers who want to know. Incented to do more..
Colleen McCarthy (she/her)
23:53
Can’t wait to knock some doors AGAIN !!!!!!!!!!
Deborah Swayne
25:17
My small group is new to VF, and they’ll be glad to hear that this work has an impact.
Julia
25:40
my 6-year-old granddaughter loves helping me with letters. she did the underlining and highlighting and drew stars on the letters and envelopes. she was always enthusiastic about it and proud of our stacks of letters. she KNOWs how important voting is - her mother has taken her into the booth on every election since she was a baby! thank you, SL and VF.
Madeleine Deisen | Swing Left | she/her
26:21
I love that, Julia! Thank you for inspiring the next generation of voters! 💙
Jim McBride
28:54
it will embolden GOP Donors and Volunteers too
Madeleine Deisen | Swing Left | she/her
29:11
That's right, Jim. That's why we need to win to keep up the momentum on our side!
Barbara Noveau
29:14
Barbara Noveau, DoTheMostGood, Maryland. Great #s on the impact of VF letters. Putting our all into VA!
Madeleine Deisen | Swing Left | she/her
29:23
Amazing! Thank you, Barbara!
Madeleine Deisen | Swing Left | she/her
29:49
33 days!!!
Beyond Arlington
31:04
Keep in mind DeJoy will be slowing down mail delivery.
Elli Klein
31:09
Hey Joe English!
Madeleine Deisen | Swing Left | she/her
32:05
Vote Forward does a lot of testing to make sure we mail our letters on the best date possible @Beyond Arlington. So we're confident that October 16th is the best date to mail your letters to have the biggest impact!
Chris Byrnes, Field Organizer
32:20
Hey, I'm Chris Byrnes in Menomonee Falls, WI. We did 600 VA letters with VF.
Ruth Wallman
32:30
We only do pick up/drop off because of Covid.
Madeleine Deisen | Swing Left | she/her
33:05
That's great, Chris! Excited to see how many more letters everyone writes before the next mail date on October 16th
Madeleine Deisen | Swing Left | she/her
33:26
Thank you for organizing your group to write letters, Ruth! Porch pick off and drop off is a great option
Anne Cauman
34:00
A few counties have Sunday early voting.
Colleen McCarthy (she/her)
34:08
I am assuming the answer is “no” but do we have any info on polling/ratings on holding the house of delegates?
Ruth Bloch
34:10
IS that VA calendar posted on the web site?
Joanne Harris
34:17
Where’s the best place to find planned canvasses?
Bonnie Main
34:30
What, if any coordination or communication do you do/have with DNC?
Joanne Harris
34:31
Are there any on Sundays?
Chris Byrnes, Field Organizer
34:34
Any thoughts yet about the pending usps changes that might delay first class mail by 2-3 days?
Madeleine Deisen | Swing Left | she/her
34:50
@Ruth We will share the slides with the VA calendar after this call
Jim McBride
34:53
how can we work together on relational organizing in conjunction with coordinated? I am connecting their relational manager with grassroots leaders
SLIV sharon.cohen
35:12
Is Rodney Willett an incumbent?
Colleen McCarthy (she/her)
35:28
Second question: any data/info on whether relational organizing works with out of state vols?
Colleen McCarthy (she/her)
35:33
*works well
Madeleine Deisen | Swing Left | she/her
36:07
@Joanne You can find canvasses at https://swingleft.org/events
Sue H
36:13
If we pick the VA dem letters does our message still need to be non partisan
Rose Fabia
36:14
Virginia Beach deletes races are concerning
Rose Fabia
36:41
I meant Virginia Beach races are concerning
Madeleine Deisen | Swing Left | she/her
37:01
@Sue The messages in Vote Forward letters should always be nonpartisan
Jim McBride
37:40
I created a Facebook Group for volunteers: https://www.facebook.com/groups/virginiablueoutreachcrew
Madeleine Deisen | Swing Left | she/her
38:40
Our relational organizing and Reach guides are in our Grassroots Leaders Toolkit at swingleft.org/leaders
Jim McBride
38:42
And twitter: https://twitter.com/KeepVABlueCrew
Elli Klein
39:01
Thru our New Hanover & Brunswick Co. w/ NC Women for Biden/Harris, we're targeting Sponslor-- v.ia Postcards4VA. I've been told Rep. Gore needs help also.
Matt | he/him | Swing Left
39:41
https://www.mobilize.us/swingleft/event/408981/
Julia
41:28
Madeleine and Matt, you are the BEST. thank you.
Lotti Pharriss Knowles
41:39
Thank you!!
David Berrios
41:40
thank you all!!!!!!!!!!
Joe English
41:40
No thank you guys!
rhondajohnson
41:45
Thanks everyone!
Matt | he/him | Swing Left
41:45
Thanks all!
Sue Freel/SLNYC/she,her
41:50
Thank you for giving us the tools!