Just 40 days until the election, everyone! And less than two weeks before people start voting in Ohio (early and absentee). All candidates can use your help to get the word out and get the vote out. If you haven’t volunteered yet, NOW is the time to get involved.
Between now and the campaign we’re going to send out weekly updates with ways that you can get involved. But in case you didn’t see the email, here’s this week’s recap.
Many of our campaigns have no-contact literature drops this coming weekend and throughout this month. Please visit the following links to sign up or for more information
Upcoming Events Start the weekend this Friday with a Virtual Family Fun Movie Night for Dr. Vanessa Enoch. She’ll be screening “And She Could Be Next”, telling the story of a defiant movement of women of color, transforming politics from the ground up. Hang out after the movie to meet Vanessa. RSVP to get your link to the virtual viewing room.
Please join the Kathy Wyenandt campaign for a Zoom meeting to learn how you can Get Out The Vote for this election in the coming month. They’ll be discussing activities during early voting, polling places on Election day, phone calls, text messages, final lit drops and much more. Join them to learn more about this event, next Wednesday.
Kathy is also hosting a Fall Hybrid Fundraiser on October 14. Join Kathy either at Grainworks Brewing Company, or from the comfort of your home. Register for this event to support Kathy’s campaign for the Statehouse.
Looking to keep in shape while also supporting a candidate? Join the Run for Enoch Virtual 5K. Register here and see the details on how you can support the candidate, raise some money and get your steps in at the same time!
Our first round of signs went quickly, but we now have Biden/Harris signs for distribution. Stop by Butler County Democratic Party Headquarters this Saturday from 12-3 to pick up a Biden/Harris yard sign or signs for our other candidates. Address is 224-226 Park Ave, Hamilton (parking and entrance in the back). We’ll also have absentee ballot applications available if you haven’t received one yet. You can fill it out and drop it at the BOE on your way home to put up your sign! And we’re also still seeking donations for the additional yard signs as well as other GOTV efforts.
NEW VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITY: We are asking for volunteers to help distribute slate cards at early voting and on Election Day. Shifts are still available, and you can sign up here. Slate cards help people know who to vote for up and down the slate, particularly for the State Supreme Court candidates (where there is not a political affiliation signified on the ballot).
Upcoming Biden Events
There are several events coming up for the Biden/Harris campaign: This Saturday, you can help the campaign via phone or text. Use these links to sign up for the Text Bank and the Cincinnati and Neighbors Saturday Dialer. And on Wednesdays, we wear pink and make calls for Joe. Join the Southwest Ohio Wednesday Night Dialer, by registering here. Also mark your calendar for the first Presidential Debate of the season, live from Ohio on September 29!
Other Ways to Help
If you prefer to help from the safety of your home, there are a couple of key ways you can do that.
First, donate. This is really meaningful for your local candidates, and helps them do everything they can to win the vote in November.
Second, make phone calls or write postcards.Contacting as many people as possible keeps the candidates’ top of mind for voters at the polls.
Third, follow the candidates on social media. And then share Facebook posts or retweet on Twitter, including a statement letting others know why you support that candidate.
And fourth, show your support for the candidates by displaying a sign in your yard. While signs don’t vote, you are reaching other people who drive or walk by and letting them know that they aren’t alone in supporting Democrats and that their vote counts. Signs can be requested at the candidates’ websites, or picked up at Headquarters on Saturdays from 12-3.
See links below to help out the candidates and BCDP: