DFA's 2017 Progressive Powerhouse candidates are ready to lead their communities, resist Trump and his cronies, and build the future of our movement in cities and states around the country.
We've endorsed some amazing leaders up and down the ballot whose elections will change the map in significant ways. We're focusing our Get Out The Vote efforts in Virginia, a state where we can make history by electing Justin Fairfax as Lieutenant Governor and a slate of progressive candidates to the House of Delegates.
This month, we're dedicating our LinkUps to GOTV Phonebanks for these critical races. Hosting a GOTV phonebank is pretty simple - you'll invite friends and neighbors, remind them to bring a laptop/tablet AND a phone, provide a place for guests to gather, and dial in to an orientation call to learn about the DFA Dialer and our awesome candidates. Then you're off to the races, talking with voters in Virginia who need an extra push to get to the polls.
In an "off-year" like 2017, elections don't get the same media coverage, and voter contact is critical to make sure every progressive in Virginia understands how much their vote matters. Justin's opponent has an A+ rating from the NRA, and refused to call for regulation of bump stocks after the massacre in Las Vegas, even when the NRA itself said they should be regulated. This election is our chance to show the NRA that they can't buy elections in Virginia, and that progressive voters are ready to show Trump and his cronies the door.
*Please note that we'll have orientation calls to kick off phonebanks beginning at 10am, 12pm, 2pm, and 4pm Eastern (7am, 9am, 11am, and 1pm Pacific) on weekends, and 6pm Eastern (3pm Pacific) on weekends, so please plan your event to coincide with a kickoff call!*