Come with Indivisible: Conejo and our cosponsors on our third monthly canvass to help register voters in the 22nd California Congressional District - that's right, the district of the Russia-cover-up-colluding, hasn't-had-a-single-town-hall, doesn't-condemn-Nazi-violence, suddenly-vulnerable Republican Congressman Devin Nunes! And, now that we're hitting the Fall, it's cooling down and we're hitting the high season for voter registration.
For the 9/16-17 canvass, we'll be registering voters at the Tulare County Fair in the Visalia Democratic Club's booth! We'll also have walking canvass shifts with NextGen, as well, so that we can get out to the unregistered voters in the county. Our team will be able to alternate walking and tabling shifts. For details on the weekend, including shift schedules, carpools, meals, and accommodations, visit our RSVP form.
Fresno, Tulare and Visalia are hot, the work is tough, and the drive is long: but the ground game is the only way to flip this district. In this historically disenfranchised area, they need and appreciate our help to tip the scales. Let's show Trump what #Resist #Indivisible really looks like!
If you love the idea, but can't go with us, we welcome donations of Subway gift cards to buy lunch for the canvassers. You can order an electronic gift card HERE. Plus, this month, we're in need of tickets to the Fair to cover admission costs for our booth volunteers. Adult tickets are $9, plus a $1 online fee. To donate an Adult Fair ticket, visit the Tulare County Fair ticket site HERE. For Subway giftcards and Fair tickets, you can email the e-giftcard or online ticket to firstname.lastname@example.org. Thank you, thank you for supporting our efforts - we are so grateful you care about flipping this district! The volunteers are always incredibly touched by your kindess.
Our overnight voter registration trips each month are at the invitation of Fresno Indivisible, the San Joaquin Valley Democratic Club, Central Valley Democrats, and the Tulare County Democrats. Why CA22? First, it has the lowest voter registration in California - and therefore has the most potential for new, progressive voters; and, second - did we mention this is the only way to get rid of Devin Nunes?
If you helped recruit for or attended a campaign canvassing trip this past Fall to Las Vegas, you know that when we put boots on the ground, we can to flip a whole state (Nevada went blue in the Presidential election, and elected a Senator we campaigned for all Fall). Imagine what we can do for a district! If you didn't have a chance to go to Nevada during the Presidential campaign, the general idea is to leverage progressives from bluer areas of California to lend strength to progressives in red areas. Our teams will be guided by local activists as we register new voters door-to-door. These new voters then become a part of the relationships we nurture over the next year to bring progressives to the polls in the 2018 elections. We need your help to flip this District!
Tentative Timeline & Helpful Details
Thursday, September 14, 7pm
pre-canvass voter registration conference call training and/or in-person local trainings, whichever you prefer.
Special add-on Protest of VP Pence in Bakersfield, Friday, September 15
Saturday, September 16
10:00am Carpools from all over the state arrive in Tulare. RSVP for location.
11:00am Fair Booth Shift 1/Canvass Shift 1
1:00pm Lunch at Fairgrounds
2:00pm Fair Booth Shift 2/Canvass Shift 2
4:00pm Fair Booth Shift 3/Canvass Shift 3
Sunday, September 17
11:00am Fair Booth Shift 4/Canvass Shift 4
1:00pm Lunch, debrief, head home!
Fair Booth Shifts
Everyone will have a chance to work at least one sit-down shift indoors at the Fair booth. The booth will be a high-traffic area where we will have a captive audience to register!
Your canvassing team will be driven to your turf by local volunteers, who will check in with cold water during your shift, and come back for you when you're finished with your two-hour shift. You'll work your side of the street in a team of two. You'll stay in touch with the team working the opposite side of the street.
A free option of supporter housing and/or camping at a church multi-purpose room (no guarantee which). You should bring your sleeping bag, a mattress pad, and whatever you need to sleep comfortably. We will also have a block of hotel rooms near the Fair in Tulare for two people to share for a reduced rate of around $50 per person.
The hosts and sponsoring groups will provide the following meals: sandwich lunch and Fair dinner on Saturday; breakfast on Sunday. The local groups are also providing water and granola bars.
Very comfortable, breathable clothes and walking shoes, hats, sunscreen, your own water, and any snacks or drinks you want to bring for yourself. Plan for 100+ temperatures each day, though September in Tulare is usually a bit cooler.