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SUPPORTING CANDIDATES

OUR CANDIDATE SUPPORT STRATEGY

KEEPING IT SIMPLE

OUR GENERAL STRATEGY

  • Practice talking points on everyone

BATTLEGROUND STATES -- Florida, Pennsylvania, Michigan, Wisconsin

  • Donate to candidates.

  • Donate to local "get out the vote" efforts

  • Donate to legal efforts to change gerrymandering before the 2020 election

  • Write postcards to Democrats in those states offering support

PURPLE STATES

  • Donate to candidates

  • Donate to "get out the vote" efforts

LOCALLY

  • Pup up signs supporting the Democrat's presidential nominee

  • Host a neighborhood party

  • Do any of the many other things that can be done to support local candidates -- donate, support "get out the vote" efforts, join a group, participate in a call bank

OTHER WORTHWHILE EFFORTS

  • Donate to causes that are making a big impact on climate change and healthcate

  • Donate to other groups you love. For me that is Emily's List as it helps women candidates

  • Take a flyer on a dark horse -- my favorite is the woman pilot that is challenging McConnell in Kentucky

  • Buy news subscriptions to support journalists and a free press

NAME THE CANDIDATES

phase two -- PREPARE

ANYTIME IDEAS

  1. Decide what you think you can do this year and start researching

  2. Sign up to pay for mainstream media, reputable journalists even if you don't think you will read them. We would not know a thing without the "free press"

  3. If you can't bring yourself to pay for news, go to this site to get everything for free.

  4. Read Rooster Today when you can, including the archives. My intent is to categorize the news into manageable "chunks" with the archives supporting the history. The goal is to be able to follow up and find out what happened behind the scenes.

  5. Connect with the postcard writers in the 4-6, gerrymandered,  battleground states -- Michigan, Florida, Pennsylvania, Wisconsin so you can get in the habit of sending postcards.

  6. Write to your Congress members, write letters to the Editor of local and national papers, write on social media

READ IDEAS

  1. There are a number of reports on the Talking Points page. These reports provide a ton of information about the Russian interference, our polarized country;

  2. Get familiar with the talking points and the issue categories

  3. Get familiar with the 10 points of common interest

  4. Get familiar with the respectful approach to discussing politics

WRITE IDEAS

  1. Write a few postcards based on direction from the postcard writing campaign

CONNECT IDEAS

  1. Join a group of like minded voters, plan to host a party, or host an online fundraiser

  2. Develop your own talking points. You can start with the ones on this website

  3. Practice talking to those who might disagree with you, maybe do some mock debates or role playing for fun

VOTING ACTION IDEAS

  1. Read up on the electoral college, the National Interstate Voting Compact and the extensive impact of gerrymandering.

  2. Read up on the structure pf the voting population -- voting preferences by gender, age, race, faith, level of college education, location and rural vs. urban.

DONATE IDEAS

  1. Make a balanced donation plan

  2. How much? How much to organizations? How much to candidates?

  3. When? What will have the most impact now? Later? Organizations and candidates need donations now so they can hire staff, organize, make plans, make ad buys and more.

WINNING THE 2020 ELECTION -- REMOVING TRUMP FROM OFFICE

To be added . . .

phase three-- take more action