Get Out The Vote 2018

The Ward 6 Democrats plan to organize volunteers to support Get Out The Vote (GOTV) efforts in key congressional races for the Tuesday, November 6 midterm elections.
 
We are focused on congressional races that meet these criteria:
  1. Statehood/DC Affairs: We will support Democratic candidates who have confirmed they support DC Statehood. We will work to defeat Republican candidates who support congressional interference in DC affairs. #HandsOffDC
  2. Proximity: We will work in districts geographically close to DC.
  3. Impact: We will work in districts that stand a good chance of being one of the 23 seats we need to flip the House this November. We want our contribution to impact the composition of the House of Representatives.
How you can help right now:
Canvassing
Knock on doors of inconsistent Democratic voters in nearby swing districts to remind them to get to the polls on Tuesday, November 6.

Postcard-Writing Parties

Join your Ward 6 neighbors and write postcards to inconsistent Democratic voters in one of our four targeted Virginia swing districts, urging them to make a voting plan and reminding them of the issues. These events are kid-friendly, social, and an easy way to participate if you can't do canvassing.

We provide: postcards, stamps, talking points, pens, stickers, and voter addresses. And snacks.

You bring: energy to elect Democrats, legible writing, creative ways to say “time to get out and vote!”, and donations (if you can).

See specific dates and signup to join us.

Interested in helping out (like maybe hosting a postcard-writing party)? Email Andria Thomas at resistrisedc@gmail.com

Targeted Races

Candidate District Position on DC Statehood Notes
Abigail Spanberger

VA-7 (R+6, now tossup)

Richmond suburbs

CONFIRMED SUPPORT

DCCC Red to Blue District


District currently represented by Dave Brat (R) who famously avoided constituents asking about his health care vote
Leslie Cockburn

VA-5 (R+6)

From Manassas to Danville; includes Charlottesville

CONFIRMED SUPPORT District currently represented by Tom Garrett (R, resigning) who sponsored bill to repeal DC gun laws.
Jennifer Wexton

VA-10 (D+1)

Fairfax suburbs, Loudon, Frederick

CONFIRMED SUPPORT

DCCC Red to Blue District


Wexton beat five other Democrats in primary

Elaine Luria

VA-2 (R+3)

Chesapeake Bay, VA Beach, Williamsburg

CONFIRMED SUPPORT  

 

Know of other GOTV opportunities to share with your Ward 6 neighbors? Email Andria Thomas at resistrisedc@gmail.com