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Meet California Representative Barbara Lee and Help Send Rudy Salas to Congress!

This month we have two opportunities to hear from Bay Area Democratic Rep. Barbara Lee about the
fast-approaching election and how we can help flip a House seat in the Central Valley and preserve the House Democratic majority. 

On Thursday, October 6, listen to candidate and CA Assembly member Rudy Salas in conversation with Rep. Lee

On Tuesday, October 11, Rep. Lee will speak to benefit the work of canvassers for Rudy Salas in Congressional District 22. This event is free to join, but donations are encouraged. All proceeds will go to stipends for canvassers. 

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Phonebanking

We are still making calls from home, with training and camaraderie offered via Zoom. Working with allies including Sister District, we are calling both for candidates and to help citizens reclaim their active voter status.

 

We’re here to help. Please click through to learn more and decide when you can pitch in. When you RSVP, directions for virtual participation will be sent to you.

Check Facebook or our Newsletter to learn about  the latest phonebanking opportunities.

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2

Fundraising

Fundraising is an essential component of every campaign. 

 

The smart money is early money. Early money allows candidates to hire staff and create a strong foundation. Consistent fundraising enables campaigns to connect with voters in multiple ways. 

 

Our events allow us to create community while cheese tasting, sipping scotch, or making bagels, all while enjoying good company for a good cause. Events that feature live video chats with our candidates and grassroots leaders are both exciting and personal. They show us the real humans behind the campaigns, drive home EBAA’s relationship to our candidates, and show that our work is appreciated. 

 

All proceeds go directly to our candidates and voting rights partners.

Contact our Fundraising team HERE

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Textbanking

Contacting voters by text message is efficient, effective, and easy to learn. At EBAA, we textbank to support our candidates, advocate for issues, help people register to vote, and get out the vote. 

 

These are just a few of the advantages of textbanking: 

  • Allows volunteers to take time to craft thoughtful, accurate responses to voters.

  • Reaches more people than phone calls.

  • Has a higher “open rate” than emails. 

  • Has been shown to increase voter turnout by 1 to 3 percent.

You use your own computer or mobile phone to textbank, but recipients do not see your personal phone number. 

We like to meet up to send texts, because it lets us learn together, support each other, and socialize. But you can also text independently. Either way, we’ll teach you how. 

Contact our Textbank team HERE

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Canvassing

High-quality, face-to-face conversations with citizens, urging them to vote, is the most effective way to turn out voters, and canvassing has been one of our greatest strengths.

The pandemic prevents us from sending canvassers and campaign workers to Virginia in 2021. We have plans to canvass in CA–21 in 2022 assuming COVID is under control. 

We look forward to the time we can be back knocking doors and meeting voters.

Contact our Canvassing team HERE

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Postcarding

Sending postcards to voters is an effective way to reach out before an election.

 

Writers have a great opportunity to reach some important audiences:

 

  • Infrequent voters 

  • People who cannot be contacted by phone.

  • Voters of key demographics, e.g. newly registered voters, ages 18 – 30.

 

Write postcards from your kitchen table or even while watching TV. Hopefully we can return to postcard parties soon.

 

Our postcards target our candidates and important campaigns that support voting rights. We welcome your participation. Please let us know if you want to join our team, and how many cards you’d like to write.

Contact our Postcards team HERE

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