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Weekends of Action Guide 2020

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Overview

This document outlines our 2020 Weekends of Action. In this Guide, you’ll find the schedule, templates for social media and emails you can load right into Mailchimp, and suggested messaging that is specific to each weekend.

How it Works

Weekends of Action are great opportunities for teams to organize and activate. 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.

Calendar

July 24-26: 100 Days to Election Day
Aug 15-18: 19th Amendment Ratification Anniversary
Sept 18-20: Constitution Weekend
Oct 2-4: 30 Days to Election Day
Oct/Nov 30-3: All hands on deck! Final GOTV push

Social Collateral

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

Planning & Building Events

Please check out this collection of guides, templates and contextual resources to help you plan, build, and execute your events and also images for Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram posts.

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 underlined and bolded and 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.

100 Days to Election Day

Save The Date!
July 24-26

Our first nation-wide Weekend of Action marks 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.

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

#ItStartsWithStates

19th Amendment Ratification Anniversary

Example: Fundraiser

Save The Date!
Aug 15-18

August 18th marks the 100 year 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] so our candidates can invest in robust get-out-the-vote operations this fall!

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August 18 is the anniversary of the ratification of the 19th Amendment, giving women the right to vote. We’re hosting a virtual Meet & Greet Fundraiser with CANDIDATE, on DAY TIME to mark the occasion – can you join us?

#ItStartsWithStates #SDPWeekendOfAction

Constitution Weekend

Example: Phonebank

Save The Date!
Sep 18-20

“We, the people” must all do our part to continually work toward a more just and perfect union. We do our best to 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 right when they start to tune in. Please sign up for our Constitution Weekend Phonebank!

SIGN UP HERE!

PLUS: Please recruit volunteers for October GOTV phonebanking shifts! Please share our REGISTRATION LINK!

Can’t attend? If you’re able, please DONATE to help our candidates finance their get-out-the-vote operations!

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“We, the people” must all do our part to continually work toward a more just and perfect union. Let’s go big this weekend! Sign up to Phonebank! REGISTRATION LINK

#ItStartsWithStates

30 Days to Election Day

Example: Phonebank

Save The Date!
Oct 2-4

Here we are – just 30 days until Election Day! Join our nation-wide Weekend of Action, aimed at reminding supporters to go to the polls! We’ll be calling voters who have been identified as supporters to make sure they know their polling location and have an Election Day plan. Having a plan has been found to help significantly increase turnout!

SIGN UP HERE!

Can’t attend? If you’re able, please DONATE to help our candidates finance their get-out-the-vote operations!

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It’s just 30 days until Election Day! Join our nation-wide Weekend of Action, aimed at reminding Democrats to go to the polls! We’re hosting a phonebank for CANDIDATE, on DAY TIME can you join us?

#ItStartsWithStates

All hands on deck! Final GOTV push

Example: Phonebank/Textbank

Save The Date!
Oct 30-Nov 3

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.

Click here to RSVP to a local phone or text bank
Click here to connect with a canvass organizer for more information

Can’t attend? Don’t worry, you can still show your support by donating here

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#ItStartsWithStates

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