Become a Neigborhood Leader - proven as one of the most effective ways to get out the vote In the 2019 School Board and special district election in HD37, 42% of Democratic voters in a Neighborhood leader turf voted. Only 21% of other Dems in our district voted. We doubled the turnout by reaching out to our neighbors. With just a few hours of your time, you can make a big difference. This wins elections.
About the program
Neighborhood Leaders make personal contact with 35 or so Democratic households in their neighborhood, informing them about current candidates, issues, ballot measures, etc., and encouraging them to vote.
While direct contact with voters is the most effective way of increasing Democratic turn out during elections, during this time of Covid-19 we will not be walking door-to-door as in the past. We will be using a variety of ways to continue to reach out to our neighbors.
There will be ongoing support during the election to get questions answered or to share experiences. You are not alone in doing this - even in this time of physical isolation, you are an important part of the Neighborhood Leader community.
To reach more voters in our district we need more Neighborhood Leaders. Invite your friends to join us. This wins elections.
How it works
You will get a list of about 35 Democratic households in your neighborhood. If you have been a Neighborhood Leader before, it will be a list like the one you’ve reached out to in the past. It will be updated to show new Democratic registrants and people who have moved will be removed.
You will get stamped postcards with a “slate card” on one side.
You will write a personal message on the card, address and send it.
You will enter what you did in the NLP website that will let you know when ”your” voters have voted.
You can do a final follow-up to encourage nonvoters to vote, give them timelines for mailing ballots and locations of drop boxes
Rejoice that you helped democracy happen.
If interested or if you have questions please contact Carol Greenough, House District 37 Leader, at EWCDems@gmail.com
Joe Biden tells the story (much better than I can) of one of the first times he ran for office. As he walked past his long time neighbor on the evening of the election he talked with her:
"Good evening, Mrs. O'Leary, Did you vote today?" "Yes, I did Joe." "Did you vote for me?" "No, I didn't do that Joe. "We've been neighbors so long and raised our kids together, can I ask why you didn't vote for me?" "Well, Joe, You didn't ask me to."
That's why we have the neighborhood leader program - we will ask our neighbors to vote!