WEEKLY UPDATE

WELCOME TO GET OUT THE VOTE (GOTV) WEEK

This past weekend launched the unofficial start of GOTV! 19 WofAs and FOWs (Friends of WofA) deployed for Larry Barnett and Sheila Bynum-Coleman – two races that will be nail-biters down to the wire. There’s a lot of money coming into these races from both parties but especially the Republicans. Those of us watching the world series on Saturday night in Midlothian/Chesterfield were chilled by the Republican attack ads. So thank YOU for providing a human ground truth to the Republican messaging!

The candidates expressed so much gratitude for our participation. From Larry – “So good to see our WofA supporters yesterday! I’m so thankful for the dedicated WofA and NoVA canvassers. You’re gone above and beyond. We love you! Now on to November 5th.”

KEEP THE FAITH WOFAs AND KEEP UP “THE WORK!”

November 2 and 3
WOFA CANVASS FOR PHIL HERNANDEZ – ROADTRIP!

Get out the vote for PHIL HERNANDEZ – D100. Phil spent 4 years in the Obama White House working on clean energy and environmental issues. He’s also a civil rights attorney and a rising star in a race so close, its caught everyone by surprise. The canvass location will be in either S. Norfolk or Charles City (Eastern Shore – beautiful beaches!). The campaign will let us know where their greatest need is as we get closer. Sharon Shutler will arrange for carpools and work with the campaign re: housing.
Contact: shutlersharon@gmail.com or jessie@carefreeboats.com for more information.
RSVP HERE

November 4th, Noon and 3 pm
Josh Cole Canvass

He only lost by 72 votes in 2017 – we can do this! Let’s get him over the line!!!! Fredericksburg Launch site – 618 Kenmore Ave., Fredericksburg VA 22401. To carpool, contact Jessie 703.618.6089 or jessie@carefreeboats.com Event link: https://www.facebook.com/events/2309219062523484/

The VA Blue Wave Campaign has now raised more than $100,000, from 366 donors! Thank you!

There is still need, and time, for you and your friends to make final donations before the November 5 election. Supporters can donate to the entire Slate of 26 candidates or to individual candidates of their choice in the closely contested races. The donation links are available at www.vabluewave.net/2019.

Earlier this month, in the 26 most closely contested races, we completed cumulative distributions of $2500/delegate candidate and $5000/state senate candidate, and are now accumulating funds for the next distribution. We have also distributed over $10,600 to individual candidates as designated by donors. Please keep the momentum going in this final week!

November 5, 6:00 pm-10:00 pm
Election Night Watch Party

Courthaus Social – 2300 Clarendon Blvd, Arlington, VA
Join We of Action Virginia (WofA), Indivisible Arlington VA and Friends as we watch the returns! Happy Hour Prices end at 7:00pm! Prizes to be had!!!
https://www.facebook.com/events/405363436836961/

Other Events & Actions

Saturday and Sunday, November 2nd and 3rd
GOTV Canvass for Sheila Bynum-Coleman

Many of us will stay overnight on Saturday, November 2nd so we can knock more doors on November 3rd. If we get enough folks signed up who express an interest in overnighting via the housing form, we will rent an AirBnB to provide housing to the whole Beyond Arlington team at no cost to volunteers. We need 10 volunteers signed up to make this happen!
Sign up for housing here
RSVP here

Saturday and Sunday, November 2-3, 9:00am, 12:00pm, 3:00pm, 6:00pm
Algonkian/Great Falls GOTV Canvass for Phyllis Randall/Favola/ Murphy and our very own local Democratic Candidates!

Come help our very own local Democratic candidates, Loudoun Chair Phyllis Randall, and Algonkian dems Juli Briskman and Atoosa Reaser. This corner of Loudoun is left out of coordinated campaign, so we can use all the grassroots help we can get! Election Day is right around the corner and we really need the help of every supporter to knock doors, turn out Democrats, and flip Loudoun and Virginia blue! There are numerous roles that you can take in helping bring a Victory. We are working in the comfort of Barb Jones’ home. Questions, please call Mike at 571.226.0746
RSVP here

Saturday and Sunday, November 2nd and 3rd
Grassroots Canvassing GOTV Weekend in VA Beach

Join us at the beach for a fun canvassing weekend in support of the many fabulous candidates in Virginia Beach! There will be a group party/dinner on Saturday night with local grassroots activists. Help us Get Out the Vote to flip some House and Senate seats. More Details and RSVP here

Saturday, November 2nd
GOTV DAY OF ACTION for Josh Cole & Qasim Rashid

This is VADF’s main canvassing day for Joshua Cole for his race for House of Delegates in the 28th District.
Time: Leave early, come back early afternoon!
Location: Stafford County, North of Fredericks, 1h15 drive time from McLean
Contact: Annette Lang, Annette.lang1231@gmail.com

Saturday, November 2nd, 9:00am – 1:00pm
GOTV Canvass for Delegate Hala Ayala

Please join the Virginia Campaign for a Family Friendly Economy on Saturday, November 2nd for a GOTV canvass launch for Delegate Hala Ayala with special guest, Congressman Gerry Connolly.
Location: 3463 Cornice Place, Lake Ridge, VA 22192
Point of Contact: Briana Sewell, (571) 331-7952
Registration link: here

Saturday, November 2nd, 9:30am – 1:00pm

Virginia Justice Democrats Canvass for Kenny Boddye
Location: 3463 Cornice Place, Lake Ridge, VA 22192
Registration link: here

November 2 – 3 – Get Out the Vote
VIRGINIA GRASSROOTS COALITION Canvass in VA Beach

THIS IS IT – Join grassroots activists from across NoVA/DMV, as we get our boots on the ground in these very flippable districts! Ride Sharing/Housing will be provided, as needed – to find out more, please
RSVP HERE
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/500589190500555/

November 2-5
Text banking run by the DLCC

Here’s the form to sign up. They are going to be text banking for 20 House candidates and 6 Senate candidates with a mixture of incumbents and flippables.

Monday, November 4th, 6:30pm – 8:00pm
Phonebanking for Josh Cole and Hala Ayala in DC

Location: Woman’s National Democratic Club (1526 New Hampshire Avenue, NW)
RSVP here

VOTER PROTECTION NOV. 2-5

Voter Protection is recruiting volunteers (non-lawyers as well as lawyers) SIGN UP HERE. Virginia residents only are especially needed as inside poll observers (Non-residents are not allowed to do this). Non-residents (DC, MD) are needed both as outside poll observers, especially for districts where there are close races, and for the voter protection phone hotline which will be based in Arlington VA. Volunteers will be needed for the hotline beginning Sat., Nov. 2nd through Election Day. Voter Protection is using the same sign up form for everyone even though the top of the form appears to be for VA residents. All volunteers will receive training – FAQs, as well as regional in-person or webinar training, will be provided. At some point after you sign up (possibly not immediately), you will be sent further information to sign up for specific assignments and time slots.

DRIVING CANVASSERS FROM NOVA FIELD OFFICES TO CANVASSING NEIGHBORHOODS NOV 2-3

Both the Wendy Gooditis and Dan Helmer campaigns have indicated an interest in having drivers devote a day of availability at one of their field offices on Nov. 2 and Nov. 3. These volunteers will drive canvassers without cars out to the neighborhoods in which they will knock on doors. There may be some down time during the day, but drivers should anticipate arriving in the morning and leaving in late afternoon.Those who want to volunteer should complete this form.

POLL GREETING IN LOUDON COUNTY ON NOV. 5

Please email Volunteer@loudoundemocrats.org and they will match you with a location! Or, use the Signup Genuis links to sign up for poll greeting in:

ANTI-TRUMP VIDEO

31st St Swing Left has developed an Anti-Trump digital video to share on social media. It can be tailored for a campaign, or just shared as is. Contact Jim Shelton with any questions: sheltonjd66@gmail.com
Video

Summaries on our Progressive VA Candidates

Delegate Rip Sullivan is providing weekly summaries of our progressive candidates running in 2019 and the “down-low” on the opposition.  These summaries are informative and inspirational!