We do what we can, but we do something… <6/7/21>
Please feel free to share this information with your precinct members.
NCDP Trainer, Julia Buckner wants to encourage all precincts across the state to get involved in monthly actions to building relationships and capacity in local precincts. Most of the actions are statewide phone banking (like the Vaccine Calls being made right now), writing to legislators, or getting the word out about events in our area.
Julia has the same concept of building membership and volunteers by forwarding info to at least 5 (five) people each month and then asking those five (5) to send info to five more.
If you are interested in joining, please click on the info below.
Click here to Sign Up for More Info:
(If you want to be involved but you’re just not sure where you fit.)
Building Blue Slide Deck: https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1×4-Q4jsEkqblhklAVxCYrq4M7YNxEoSu5plZ4uY1PHA/edit?usp=sharing
Building Blue Website: https://www.ncdp.org/building-blue/—
AUGUST – Six (6) ACTION ITEMS
Voter Registration + more:
So far, folks participating in our Action Item Series have written letters to members of the General Assembly asking them to support Governor Cooper’s budget, participated in our Doorknocking/Phonebanking Day of Action to spread the good news that “Help is here!” thanks to President Biden and Democrats’ American Rescue Plan, and attended at least one training through our Building Blue Training Program aimed at equipping Democrats from the mountains to the coast with the skills they need to create change in their communities! We are so proud of the action you’ve taken! Now, we have another challenge for you! No off years!
This month, our action item for you is to register to vote and help at least 10 of your friends get registered, too! In much of North Carolina, municipal elections are approaching! Local elections bring it home — Democrats in our towns and cities make progress in ways that affect you every day through things like our safety, our schools, our local economies, and more. After all, the farther down the ballot you get, the closer you get to your front door.
Local elections are often decided by just a few votes — that’s why it’s so important to start spreading the word about municipal elections and preparing folks to get involved in the Democratic process NOW. We’ve included everything you need to make sure your friends, family, neighbors, and communities get registered to vote! Take a look through the materials and then get to work bringing more folks into our Democratic family!
Let’s do this!
TABLE OF CONTENTS (for information below).
1.Check your voter registration
2.Friendbank your community and encourage them to register
3.Post on your social media
5.Sign up to volunteer
6. Maximize your impact
1. FIRST UP – – HAVE YOU REGISTERED TO VOTE/MADE SURE YOUR REGISTRATION WAS UP TO DATE?
It’ll be a lot easier to explain the process to your friends and family if you’ve done it yourself, first! To check if you’re registered visit iwillvote.com. If you’re not registered, no worries! We’ve got a guide for that — head over to www.ncdp.org/register-to-vote/.
2. NEXT, ENCOURAGE 5 OF YOUR FRIENDS TO REGISTER TO VOTE, TOO!
Help your family members register to vote, text a friend the link to online voter registration, and send your coworkers the link with instructions! Here’s an example script.
3. POST A GRAPHIC TO YOUR FACEBOOK, TWITTER, INSTAGRAM, ETC.!
Spreading the word about registering is going to be so important! If your friends and family see that you’re registered to vote, they will be more likely to do it, too! Don’t underestimate the power of your voice. Here’s a folder of graphics you can use in your post! Hit the download button in the top right hand corner to save it to your computer and add it to your post.
4. DO SOME GOOD, OLD-FASHIONED LETTER WRITING!
Print out a voter registration form and send it to your friends! (Bonus points if you send some extra postage for them to use!) If you want, you can also print out this letter template we designed for you and write your message on it.
And here’s an example letter template if you need some ✨inspiration✨
I hope you’re staying safe and healthy! I’m checking in to make sure you are registered to vote. I have included a voter registration form in case you are not. You can also register to vote online by going to www.ncdp.org/register-to-vote and clicking Register to Vote Online in NC. There’s a lot on the line in our state. In odd-numbered years, we have municipal elections that directly impact our quality of life, our schools, our safety, and more. Please register to vote. Local elections are often decided by just a few votes and yours could be the difference!
5. SIGN UP TO VOLUNTEER & TEACH FOLKS ABOUT REGISTERING TO VOTE!
North Carolina Democrats need volunteers like you to organize communities and neighborhoods in every corner of our state! Sign up today to fight for equality and opportunity in 2021 and 2022! (Bonus points if you get one friend to sign up, too!)
6. MAXIMIZING YOUR IMPACT
Thanks so much for taking action during August! We know your actions will help encourage more North Carolinians to participate in their upcoming municipal elections!
Now, if you want to be a super-super volunteer, here are some extra steps you can take to maximize your impact:
- Send this guide to 3 friends and encourage them to do the same
- Take a picture of your letter encouraging your friends to register to vote and post it on your social media! Tag us, too, at @NCDemParty! We’d love to see your work.
- Check out our online Training hub at https://www.ncdp.org/ncdp-webinar-series/ to learn more ways you can organize the Democrats in your community!
- Record a selfie video detailing how the upcoming municipal elections will impact you and your community and send it to us at firstname.lastname@example.org or by tagging us on social media! Check out this guide on how to record a selfie video for tips and tricks!
- Make sure you’re subscribed to our email list to keep up-to-date about all that the NCDP is doing to elect Democrats!
- Make a donation here and help us build the infrastructure we need to elect local Democrats to office in 2021, 2022, and beyond!