Rolling up our sleeves in 2018

Welcome to a new year of activism, hope and opportunity for change. The NY23 Votes team is rolling up our sleeves to get out the vote for the Midterm elections, to register voters, and to promote civic engagement in the 23rd District. This is the year that we hold Congress accountable to the people, and the grassroots organizing that you all have been doing is what is going to make that possible.

We have a slate of activities in the works for the months ahead, including canvasses, phone banks, tabling, festivals and events, training days, and more – we hope to hear from you if you have other ideas and plans. Many thanks to those of you who filled out our poll, we really appreciated the feedback, validation, and new ideas, and will be reaching out to folks who expressed interest in getting involved in specific activities.

(Photo: members of the NY23Votes team registering voters at the recent Women’s March in Seneca Falls, NY)

Help us strategize

As 2017 comes to an end, we are anxious to think through our strategies for 2018. And we want your input! We would be most grateful if you would take this short survey.

 

This will help us understand how we can be most effective in the months leading up to the midterm election. It will also help us understand where your interests lie as well as the breadth of our volunteer base as we beginning scheduling voter registration canvasses and other activities.

 

Thank you for the taking the time. We really appreciate it!

Ithaca Canvass – November 5 – Join Us!

Election Day — Tuesday, November 7 — is right around the corner. We’re organizing a quick GOTV (get out the vote) canvass in Ithaca for Sunday, November 5.

Come help us make a difference by making sure our friends and neighbors know when and where to vote and what they’ll be voting on. And of course we will also be registering new voters! We’ll be adding to the voting base in this district, building our canvassing and organizing skills, and connecting with like-minded folks.

If you have never canvassed before, we encourage you to give it a shot – it is one of the most rewarding activities in our civic playbook – a chance to roll up your sleeves and connect with your fellow citizens and offer them a helping hand. If you have canvassed before, come out and help show a friend the ropes! We hope you will join us for this special canvass day as we build the civic engagement in our district!

RSVP Now!

 

When: Sunday, November 5, 10:00 am to 2:00 pm (arrive at 10:00 am for a basic training session in canvassing)

 

Where: Downtown Ithaca, The CommonSpot located at:

126¾ The Commons
Ithaca, NY  14850
(The red door between Petrune and Sheldon Hill on the Commons)

September 24 canvass – join us!

For our next major community-wide action, we invite you to join us on Sunday, September 24 for a coordinated effort across the district to get voters engaged and informed.

The purpose of this second major canvassing day:

  • continue to get voters registered
  • remind folks of their polling locations for November 7th
  • providing some information on an important ballot item regarding the Constitutional Convention in New York.

In the Finger Lakes region, there are several ways for folks to get involved on September 24 – when you’ve identified the action that gets you most pumped, please RSVP at the appropriate link below:

If you are interested in setting up a staging area in your community, we can help! Just send us a message: gotvny23[at]gmail.com

Please stay tuned for more details!