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Weekends of Action Guide 2021

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Weekends of Action are here! We suggest using these weekends as programming and recruitment catalysts; they give organizers something extra to help organize and activate communities. Across the organization, teams and HQ will be working to elect our candidates, guided by a common theme for each weekend. Please plan ahead and consider using these weekends to schedule events for phonebanking, postcarding, textbanking (later in the cycle), and canvassing (fingers crossed!).

Calendar

June 19-20: Summer Kickoff
July 24-25: 100 Days to Election Day
Aug 21-22: 19th Amendment Ratification Anniversary
Sept 18-19: Constitution Weekend
Oct 2-3: 30 Days to Election Day
Oct/Nov 30-2: All hands on deck! Final GOTV push

Social Collateral

Need an image for a Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram post? Use these assets to help spread the word! And don’t forget to tag us @Sister_District and use the hashtag #SDPWeekendOfAction!

Full Event Schedule Sharables

Planning & Building Events

Please check out the Resource Library for guides, templates and contextual resources to help you plan, build, and execute your events.

Weekend-by-Weekend Messaging

Find below suggested email and social messaging that may be useful for each weekend’s theme. Of course, feel free to use your own language if you prefer! Just remember – always include an “RSVP Here” button and a “Can’t make it? Donate here” link.

NOTE: Text that is in ALL CAPS indicates you should replace this with language that is specific to your team, event, or candidate, or include a hyperlink.

We have provided sample messaging for fundraisers and phonebanks, but we encourage you to throw events of all types with the Weekend of Action theme.

Summer Kickoff

Save The Date!
June 19-20

Our first nation-wide Weekend of Action kicks off both summer and our work to raise money and contact voters for our candidates over the summer months. Please join us on DAY, TIME for a phonebank to help our campaigns identify and target voters, recruit local volunteers, and prime voters for follow-up GOTV conversations going into the fall.

SIGN UP HERE!

Can’t attend? If you’re able, please DONATE to help our candidates build winning campaigns.

Join our first Weekend Of Action phonebank DAY, TIME – register now! [LINK]

#ItStartsWithStates

100 Days to Election Day

Save The Date!
July 24-25

100 days until Election Day! Please join us on DAY, TIME for a phonebank to help our campaigns identify and target voters, recruit local volunteers, and prime voters for follow-up GOTV conversations going into the fall.

SIGN UP HERE!

Can’t attend? If you’re able, please DONATE to help our candidates build winning campaigns.

#ItStartsWithStates #SDPWeekendOfAction

19th Amendment Ratification Anniversary

Example: Fundraiser

Save The Date!
Aug 21-22

August 18th marks the Anniversary of the ratification of the 19th Amendment, giving women the right to vote. In celebration of this momentous occasion, SDP teams across the country will be hosting events to celebrate the suffragette movement. We’ll be hosting a virtual Meet & Greet Fundraiser with CANDIDATE, on DAY TIME – can you join us?

SIGN UP HERE!

Can’t attend? If you’re able, please DONATE to our candidates!

#ItStartsWithStates #SDPWeekendOfAction

Constitution Weekend

Example: Phonebank

Save The Date!
Sep 18-19

We encourage volunteers to take action all year long, but as many seasoned organizers know, many voters wait until Labor Day to really engage. Let’s go big this weekend and catch those voters. Please SIGN UP for our first post-Labor Day phonebank!

SIGN UP HERE!

Can’t attend? If you’re able, please DONATE to our candidates!

#ItStartsWithStates #SDPWeekendOfAction

30 Days to Election Day

Example: Phonebank

Save The Date!
Oct 2-3

Here we are – just 30 days until Election Day! Join our nation-wide Weekend of Action and help make sure our supporters have a plan to vote. Having a plan has been found to help significantly increase turnout!

SIGN UP HERE!

Can’t attend? If you’re able, please DONATE to our candidates!

#ItStartsWithStates #SDPWeekendOfAction

All hands on deck! Final GOTV push

Example: Phonebank/Textbank

Save The Date!
Oct 30-Nov 2

ALL HANDS ON DECK WEEKEND OF ACTION!

This is it. It’s the last weekend that we’ll be able to reach voters before polls close on November 3rd!

That’s why we are pulling out all the stops: working to confirm scheduled pick-up times for rides to the polls, helping campaigns to make second and third passes through their GOTV universe, and working to reconfirm election day plans with every supporter that we have identified over the past few months.

SIGN UP HERE!

Can’t attend? If you’re able, please DONATE to our candidates!

#ItStartsWithStates #SDPWeekendOfAction

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