REQUEST FOR CANVASSERS FOR DEMOCRATIC CANDIDATES IN THE FALL 2018 ELECTIONS

This is a request for your help in carrying out the door to door Countywide canvassing campaign in Rappahannock County for our Democratic candidates: Leslie Cockburn, who is running against her Republican challenger, Denver Riggleman, in the Virginia 5th District Congressional Race; and Tim Kaine, our incumbent Democratic Senator, against his Republican opponent, Corey Stewart.

This mid-term election is crucial to a Blue Wave to take back the House and Senate. Democrats need to win 23 seats in the US House of Representatives to take back the House. We need to preserve our two Senate seats to take back the Senate. And we need to turn Rappahannock Blue!

The RCDC is recruiting volunteers to knock on doors throughout Rappahannock’s six precincts (Amissville, Flint Hill, Chester Gap, Sperryville Scrabble-Castleton and Washington). The greater number of volunteers, the less work it is for everybody. And it’s fun and informative! You get to meet your neighbors face to face and find out what they think. As several studies have shown (and from my own personal experience), it’s a more effective and personalized way of getting out the vote.

This year we are working closely with the Cockburn and Kaine campaigns to knock on doors. If you are interested in canvassing, please contact Leslie Cockburn’s Rappahannock County Campaign Coordinator, Nick Steele, (nsteele@lesliecockburnforcongress.com). Please give him your contact information (e-mail; phone #; address) and preferred Canvassing Precinct as listed above.

We now have a new Rappahannock campaign office at 1047 Zachary Taylor Hwy. Huntley, VA, just past Flint Hill, and next to the Wakefield School. For the rest of the year, we’ll be meeting and coordinating there, starting this Sunday, June 24, with a canvassing launch at 9 am. There will be coffee and snacks, we’ll brainstorm a little, and then hit the streets. Come join us!

Thank you for your kind consideration of the above request. If you should have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact Nick Steele.

Greg Ludlow, Rappahannock County Democratic Committee, June 19, 2018

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Join us for a canvassing launch, June 24

The Rappahannock County Democrats are partnering with the Leslie Cockburn campaign for canvassing for the 2018 election. There’s an upcoming canvassing launch on June 24, 9 a.m. starting at the Rappahannock County campaign office located at 1047 Zachary Taylor Hwy, Huntly, VA . Please plan to join Nick Steele, Cockburn campaign coordinator, and other area Democrats for this launch. For more information contact Nick Steele at nsteele@lesliecockburnforcongress.com or Mary-Sherman Willis at chair@rappdems.org.

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INFORMATION LETTER FOR POTENTIAL CANVASSERS FOR DEMOCRATIC CANDIDATES  FALL 2017 

My name is Greg Ludlow and my responsibility is to organize the door to door canvassing operation in Rappahannock County for Democratic candidates in the State-Wide Virginia and 18th District Elections in Fall 2017.

Last year for the second time in the County we organized a volunteer campaign that covered the entire County canvassing for Hillary Clinton in the Presidential Campaign and for Jane Dittmar in the 5th District Congressional Campaign. This year we have of course a very important Virginia State -Wide Election for Governor, Lieutenant-Governor and Attorney General and a 18th District Election for the Virginia House of Delegates. A list has been compiled of some more than 2000 voters by Precinct in Rappahannock County consisting of Independents, Leaning Democrats and Strong Democrats. Consequently, given our expanded voter list this year and given the importance of the above Elections for Virginia we are seeking more canvassing volunteers in our campaign to elect Democratic candidates to office. There are 6 Precincts in Rappahannock County but since we combine Flint Hill and Chester Gap into one given the small size of the latter, we would need a total number of at least 20 volunteers or 4 per Precinct or two teams of two volunteers per Precinct. We start our canvassing campaign the weekend after Labor Day (September 9, 2017) until the weekend before Election Day (November 4, 2017), a total of 9 weekends. However, with two teams in each Precinct sharing the targeted number of houses in each Precinct volunteers would only be required to canvass for four or at most five days of the nine weekends, thus allowing for flexibility in personal scheduling. Obviously the greater number of volunteers, the less work. (more…)

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