Our GOTV team (Andria Thomas and Matt LaFortune) has selected one of the two Senate races we'll be supporting: Theresa Greenfield, who is challenging Senator Joni Ernst in Iowa. Per the Cook Political Report, this now officially a toss up race and winning it will be critical to the Democrats taking the Senate this fall. As with all of our chosen candidates, Ms. Greenfield publicly supports DC Statehood. No Donation Without Representation!
Our next GOTV virtual Zoom meeting will be Tuesday, August 18, starting at 7:00 p.m. We'll focus on the Greenfield Senate race that night. (It's also night two of the virtual DNC, so we're working on something special to celebrate.) Details and RSVP at https://www.mobilize.us/dcdemsward6/event/293212/.
In the meantime, we're still writing postcards to support the re-election campaigns of Rep. Elaine Luria (VA-02) and Rep. Abigail Spanberger (VA-07), both of whom were elected with our help in 2018. Both first-term representatives, who also publicly support DC Statehood, are in tough re-election fights, so we have the opportunity to have a major impact on them retaining their seats so the Democrats can protect - or even possibly expand - their House majority this fall.
Need addresses? Email Matt LaFortune at [email protected]
- List of links to postcard sources
- Postcards designed by the niece of one of our dedicated GOTV volunteers (thanks for the sharing the link, Amelia!)
- Network NoVA's Virginia-specific postcards
Already completed some postcards? Hang onto them for now - Matt will be in touch about collecting them to mail on the dates the campaigns request.
Need a little inspiration? Ward 6 Dems Secretary Joel Sarfati shared this picture of his daughter and granddaughters writing postcards to voters, which is a great activity to do with your kids to teach them about civic engagement.