Happy Sunday Fam!
VIRGINIA IS FOR VOTERS!
Welcome the VA Team:
Organizing on the UVA Campus: Barkot, Tina, Sam, Adair, Kamille – five superstar ladies who are committing their non-class time to getting every progressive student on UVA’s campus registered and excited to vote!
Organizing in Charlottesville and surrounding counties: David! An almost-high-school-grad taking challenging courses at Piedmont Valley Community College, David is recruiting his friends to be volunteers to work area high schools and the 2 campuses of PVCC.
Organizing in Northern VA: Colin! A Deputy Field Organizer for Obama in 2008, Colin is now leading an amazing effort at George Mason University and communities in Arlington and Fairfax. He’s got several voter reg events planned for this week and is recruiting AND training volunteers at light speed!
Overall, we’re doing great here in VA. We have ONE MORE WEEK to get folks registered and I’m confident we’ll have a nice high-three or even four digit number.
My secret for success: Hiring really enthusiastic, smart, energetic, awesome people!
Problem Area: Richmond. The community is hard to break into and the VCU campus is very insular. But the Good News: The awesome other organizing entity in VA, Virginia New Majority along with OFA has the Richmond area saturated. I get asked if I’m registered every time I leave my house!
Keep it up yall!