WHAT DOES IT MEAN TO GET INVOLVED?
Politics is not a spectator sport. We need your help to win! There are many different ways to help, these include:
Text banking uses a slick online technology platform called “Hustle” to send text messages to Democratic voters using your smart phone, computer or tablet using an outgoing phone number owned by the party. If you’re shy or a stellar typist, this is a great voter contact method for you to get involved.
This entails (with Covid-19 safety precautions in place) going to voters doors and persuading them to vote for a candidate, or several Democratic candidates. Closer to the election it means going to doors to remind voters to turn out to vote.
Phone banking is like door-to-door canvassing, but instead contacting voters on the phone. This can be done from the WinnDems (or candidate’s) office or from your own home.
HELP IN THE WINN DEMS OFFICE
Entails various activities – greeting people, accepting money for masks or signs, handing out literature on candidates, answering questions from walk-ins, entering data, cleaning, etc. Basically, anything that needs getting done!
Literature drops (or “lit drops”) are going to voter’s doors and dropping off lit somewhere (not the mailbox!) but not talking to the voters. This is often done closer to the election date to remind people who’ve already said they would vote for Democrats that the election date is approaching.
Staffing events can mean getting supplies, setting up, greeting and signing in people, or whatever else is needed!
LETTERS TO THE EDITOR
Writing a letter to the editor is a great way to inform and persuade voters to support Democratic candidates or inform people about Democratic issues. We can help with ideas if necessary!
An unpaid position that’s very important is that of Precinct Committeeperson. This position entails all the volunteer positions above. It is an elected (or appointed) position and these are the only voting members at the monthly Central Committee meetings.