We fundraise, campaign and get out the vote. We host speakers and candidate forums, write postcards, make phone calls and connect with our neighbors. And in the process of electing Dems and making government more responsive and more representative, we have a lot of fun.
We’re buying school supplies to help fill the 500 (!) backpacks donated by State Sen. Monty Mason to the annual August RPEO/757 GiveBack Back to School event on August 21. Drop off your supplies on Jen Tierney’s front porch (2824 Linden Lane, Williamsburg 23185), order online for delivery to Jen’s home, or make a donation. Shopping list: highlighters | pencils and pens | paper (wide and single-ruled) | colored pencils | washable markers | 24-count crayons | glue sticks | composition notebooks | scissors | index cards | 3-ring binders.
Virtual Phone Bank for Mike Mullin Tuesdays and Thursdays at 5 pm. Talking to voters is key to turning them out. Use Open VPB to make calls. Sign up here.
Community Conversation on Gun Violence Prevention on Wednesday, July 28 at 7 pm. Join Del. Mike Mullin, Ruth Winters of Peninsula Moms Demand Action and other community leaders to discuss the critical work being done to advance common-sense gun legislation in Virginia. Sign up here.
Weekend candidate canvassing (talking person-to-person is the most effective way to campaign for our candidates):
Dr. Mark Downey for 96th District House of Delegates. Saturdays and Sundays, 10 am – noon and 1-3 pm launching from WJCC Dems HQ, 113 Palace Lane. Sign up here.
Del. Mike Mullin for re-election, 93rd District House of Delegates. Sunday, Aug. 1 in Newport News. Launch from Mike’s legislative office at 566 Denbigh Blvd. Sign up here.
Give some thought to joining NEIGHBORS UNITED FOR CHANGE. Organizing at the neighborhood level helps us recruit volunteers and communicate about important issues neighbor-to-neighbor and friend-to-friend. Want to organize an interest group you’re involved with, or a group of your friends? That works too. Or if you’re already a part of an existing neighborhood group, we’d love to work with you.