This is a multipurpose thread. It’s a postcard writing party. It’s a music thread so we can entertain the postcard writers. It’s a debate thread: Fetterman vs. the dog-killing guy. There are fundraising thermometers because by the weekend it will be too late for candidate donations to be put to good use. And we’re having a zoom tonight, too, for anyone who is interested. Just let me know.
If you’re writing postcards, the starting pistol for letter writing goes off at 8 pm Eastern. If you send me photos of postcards you are writing, I’ll post them in this thread.
From Lizzy (Mousebumples) from Wisconsin
Postcards are a great way to encourage and get our Voters to the polls.
From the Postcards to Voters website FAQ:
Q – Is there any evidence to indicate mail-based campaigns make a real difference at the ballot box?
A – Yes! Political scientists have conducted dozens of experiments on the effect of direct mail and find that, on average, mailers increase turnout when they use “messages that emphasize civic duty or the importance of making one’s voice heard” (Gerber and Green 2015, pg. 58). Additional evidence also shows that making the interaction feel personalized, rather than just a blanket message from an organization, is key to increasing the effectiveness of voter outreach.
When Dems turn out, we win!
If you’re already an approved Postcards to Voters writer or you are writing with Postcard Patriots, you’re all set to get addresses to write. If not, please go to http://postcardpatriots.com/ to request addresses.
You’ll need postcards (which may include cardstock that you’ve cut down), postcard stamps (or first-class in a pinch), pens and/or markers, and postcard snacks. Don’t forget snacks, drinks, and whatever gets you in the postcarding groove.
Thank you for being a postcard writer!
Can we do one last push this week for candidates who can still use some help?
Winnable House Races in Purple Districts – we have winnowed the list down to 10.
Election Protection – winnowed down to the 10 who can use it the most.
Down-Ballot Races in Super Swing Districts – use customize amounts
For this one, please selected just one or two or three candidates who you want to contribute to because this thermometer seems to do a separate transaction for each person who gets a split of the donation.
Starting this weekend, the best use of our money is funding boots on the ground in AZ. Crossing my fingers that we might have some angels to match this. We have already funded about 10 people for AZ.
If we want to fight for 15 – no, the other fight for 15 – to help counteract the hacks that have been added to the Supreme Court – we have to win this.
Let’s win this!