Join us for one of our most important events of the year-Get Out The Vote 2017. There are special elections being held throughout the country on both the federal and state level and a general election being held in New Jersey and Virginia. Currently, democratic control of state government is one of the best ways to fight the Republican agenda in Washington- and you know how important it is for us to take the House! Please join our e-mail/phone banking event, where we will be calling or e-mailing our members to remind them to get in their absentee ballots for critical elections. Come enjoy a bowl of chili and socialize with friends before we begin our GOTV efforts. Phone calls are our first priority but if you do not feel comfortable speaking to our members (very benign calls) no worries-e-mails are the next best thing
Also, we will be voting for a new Vice-Chair and on by-law changes at the beginning of the event, so we need a quorum.
WHEN: Monday, October 23rd from 6:30-9:00
WHERE: The function room at the St. Regis Residences 31 Tanglin Rd. 247912. The building entrance is on Cuscaden Rd. Parking is at Tower C, and public transportation is available (see directions below).
WHAT TO BRING: A laptop, an earpiece, (you need both whether you are making calls or writing e-mails-people will hear music if you forget your earpiece even when e-mailing), and GOTV spirit. RSVP’s are critical as we will need to get you signed up for our free online portal to make calls or write e-mails before the event.
• Virginia: Republicans are poised to take over state government in Virginia completely. The Governor and the full House of Delegates are up for election in November. The Senate is controlled by the Republicans. The polls indicate that Republicans and Democrats are neck and neck-this is going to be a close one!! Let us not have a repeat of 2016. We know what happens when Republicans are in complete control. We need you to help elect Democrat Ralph Northam as Governor and a Democratic House of Delegates!
• New Jersey: The Governor and the entire state legislature are up for election on November 7th. Democratic candidate Phil Murphy has committed to fighting Trump and the Republican agenda in Washington- starting with abiding by the Paris Accords on Climate Change. If every state followed Phil Murphy’s lead, destructive policies coming out of D.C. could be stopped dead in their tracks! Let’s go for the trifecta and make sorely needed positive changes!
• Washington: There are special elections in Washington. We can flip the state Senate blue with your help!
• There will be a special election for Utah’s 3rd Congressional District seat on November 7th. This is a Republican held seat that we need to flip blue!!!!
If you cannot attend the event, you can make calls from home at your convenience. These campaigns will run until November, but we need you now!Just e-mail us at DemsAbroadLionCity@gmail.com and we will send you the information on how to sign up for our free online portal to make calls. Also, please feel free to e-mail us with any questions you might have.
Need a little incentive? The top 3 callers will be invited to a catered election result party with leadership and friends. You can also join a little friendly competition and see where you rank in the world in terms of call volume. Go to the leaderboard once you have signed on to our online portal. THIS IS THE MOST IMPORTANT POLITICAL ACTION YOU WILL TAKE ALL YEAR. Many of you have asked what is the best way to create change. Well, this is it. Your best form of protest is to vote and get others to do the same. Send a clear message to our Republican controlled Federal Government by helping us win all of these critical state races. Feel the energy and excitement of GOTV! There’s nothing like it.
There are buses that stop right around the corner from the St. Regis Residences. Bus stop is at Tomlinson Road. Numbers: 105, 106, 111, 123, 132, 174, 36, 7, 77. Walk down Tomlinson Road and take a left on Cuscaden. Go down the first driveway on the left (Tower B)
Get off at Orchard and follow signs for Wheelock/Patterson Link. Exit the Wheelock Mall and take a left. Walk down Orchard Rd. pass Forum Mall. Make left on Cuscaden Road at the corner of the Forum Mall. St. Regis Residences is on the right (Tower C). It is about a 10-15 minute walk from the train. Bus: There are buses that stop right around the corner from my place. Bus stop is at Tomlinson Road. Numbers: 105, 106, 111, 123, 132, 174, 36, 7, 77. Walk down Tomlinson Road and take a left on Cuscaden. Go down the first driveway on the left (Tower B)
From North and South is the same: Take Orchard BLVD (not Orchard Rd) to Tomlinson road. Make a right onto Tomlinson road. And then first right onto Cuscaden road. Once on Cuscaden Road the St. Regis Residences Tower C driveway to parking lot is the second entrance to the St. Regis on the left.