Swing Left Events and Volunteer Opportunities 9-12
Welcome to Swing Left San Francisco!
Swing Left San Francisco is a grassroots organization advocating for every citizen’s right to vote and dedicated to flipping California’s 10th Congressional District. We are a regional chapter of the national Swing Left organization. Our goal is to support local activists in the district who want to replace Republican Jeff Denham in the House of Representatives with a Democrat in the 2018 Congressional elections. We remain candidate-neutral until the Democratic primary is decided.
Our current activities include canvassing in District 10 for voter registration drives and cultivating relationships with local progressive groups and voters, phone banking into District 10 and fundraising for District 10. As we approach the mid-term elections, these activities will change to reflect necessary tasks to turn District 10 and other California Districts from Red to Blue.
Whether it's canvassing in the District, registering voters, making calls, texting or writing postcards, there are ways for everyone to be part of the big blue wave that's about to inundate our country.
California could be responsible for winning nearly a third of the seats needed to regain the House of Representatives. Join us to canvass in District 10 for Josh Harder (Modesto/Tracy) or District 21 for TJ Cox (Fresno County). We also call voters there every Saturday from our new phone bank in the Castro. Sign up for one of the events below and be part of the California wave!
Canvasses for Josh Harder
Come to our nearby flippable district, California 10. There's a short training on site before you're sent out in teams of two to knock on the doors of Dems or Independents. Bring a smart phone, sun hat, and plenty of water. RSVP to get a carpool link.
- Turlock: Saturday Sept. 15, from 10am - 2pm.
- Modesto: Saturday Sept. 22, from 10am - 2pm.
- Ripon: Saturday Oct. 6, from 10am - 2pm.
- Turlock: Saturday Oct. 20, from 10am - 2pm.
- CA-10 (location TBD): Saturday Oct. 27, from 10am - 2pm.
- Modesto: Saturday Nov. 3, 9am - 6pm.
- Modesto: Sunday Nov. 4, from 9am - 6pm.
- Modesto: Monday Nov. 5, from 9am - 6pm.
- Modesto: Tuesday Nov. 6 ELECTION DAY, from 9am - 6pm.
Canvasses for TJ Cox
We have two more canvasses to District 21 before the midterms. There's a carpool link when you sign up.
- Mendota on Sept. 29th.
- Firebaugh on Oct. 27th.
If you'd like to make it a weekend of canvassing for TJ, these folks can help with housing, transportation information and linking you up with the local political folks leading the effort:
Mary Boergers, Mary.firstname.lastname@example.org, 240-355-2277 or Jim Roberts, Jim@laweastbay.com 510-612-7879
Phone Banks to CA-21 & CA-10
The NEW LOCATION for the phone bank is 2390 Market Street in the Castro, right by the Castro Street Station. The phone bank is open every Saturday from 1pm–5pm. Feel free to stop by at whatever time works best for you. Don't worry if you've never done phone banking before - we will train you onsite. Bring a charged cell phone AND a laptop, iPad, or tablet (some loaners are available). Headphones are also useful.
- Saturday Sept. 15th, from 1 - 5pm.
- Saturday Sept. 22th, from 1 - 5pm.
- Saturday Sept. 29th, from 1- 5pm.
Now that we have our new phone bank location, we need to staff it! We are seeking experienced phone bankers who can serve as "Captains".
This involves welcoming volunteers, helping them set up their phones and laptops, and then training them on how to use the campaign scripts and code results. The phone bank is currently only open on Saturdays, but we hope to expand to Sundays and eventually all week as we approach the Election.
Email us at SwingLeftSanFrancisco@gmail.