RESCHEDULED Summer Picnic, GOTV, and more!

Hello 46th LD Dems,

I wanted to send a brief note to alert everyone that after some discussion amongst the 46th LD Executive Board, we have decided to postpone our Picnic by a week, now July 18th @1pm. We want to ensure we would be centering the event around a speaker list, which is better in keeping with our tradition of having a strong GOTV kickoff for the August Primary. Bringing together candidates and canvassers to get you ready for the phonebanks, is how we as an organization want to help bring democracy to the people. I hope you can join us!

  • 46th LD Democrats Virtual Summer Picnic: Sat July 18th @1pm
  • Volunteer to help Get out the Vote in 2020
  • PCO 101 with the King County Democrats

To keep people safe during the COVID-19 crisis, we’ve avoided meeting in person, and are not able to do our traditional Summer Picnic to kick off our GOTV door-knocking efforts for the August Primaries. I also wanted to let folks know that in response to the significant spike in reported COVID-19 (our cases statewide have doubled in the last two weeks), we as the 46th LD Democrats Executive Board urge you not to participate in traditional door-to-door outreach at this time.  It is imperative that we, as an organization, advocate for and practice policies that keep both our membership and our community safe.

But in lieu of in-person meetings, we hope you can join us for a virtual version of our Summer Picnic. We’ll look to hear from candidates, and PCOs will receive their precinct phonebank lists! We’ll be specifically highlighting candidates that you’ll later have the opportunity to advocate for during events this summer. Keep an eye out for emails in the next couple weeks announcing these candidates and why they deserve our support and our work. Join us on Saturday July 18th @1pm at this Zoom link.

And that’s just the beginning of the cycle. We’d also love to get folks to sign up to volunteer in our on-going efforts through November as well. We’ve put together a list of activities from PCO recruitment to phone banking in the 46thand beyond. We’d love to get your help putting in the work necessary to make this election cycle a success, even under the most trying of circumstances. Make your voice heard by finding the GOTV Volunteer form here {https://forms.gle/KsSPRsdY6SgDeTUz5}. And if for any reason you are unable to click into the form, don’t hesitate to reach out to me directly (membership@46dems.org), and I’ll take the time to help you out.

And it’s not too late to build your skillset on GOTV strategy. The King County Democrats are putting on the final in a series of PCO trainings. I went to the first one last Saturday and had a great time meeting new PCOs and hearing their stories, hosted by the 46th’s own Anne Udaloy and Melissa Taylor. There will likely be other dates in coming months, but make sure to make some time now! Click the link to register.

There are a lot of ways to be involved this critical election cycle and we hope you join us in this work!

In Solidarity,

Marty Ross
Vice Chair, 46th LD Democrats