The Athens Dems organizing team for this campaign will be Andrea Reik, Doug Debrick, and Solveig Spjeldnes. Reach out to them with questions, comments or ideas! Andrea (740-591-1736) will be back in town Oct. 4. Doug (740-300-0250) and Solveig are available now.
Canvassing – In support of Issue 1, canvassing began on September 16 and will continue until Election Day, in partnership with the Ohio Mobilize Network. If you are new to canvassing, we can pair you with an experienced volunteer. Drive or walk a route, and have friendly conversations door-to-door as you remind other registered Democrats to vote – it’s fun!
Here’s how to join us in canvassing door-to-door:
- Saturdays: Come to the Athens Dems office at 74 East State Street in Athens between the hours of 10:00 am – noon to pick up literature and address lists.
- Wednesdays: On Wednesdays from 1:00 – 4:00 p.m., call or email Doug Debrick (740-300-0250) to pick up canvass materials at the Athens Dems office.
- Anytime: Once you’ve canvassed at least once with an experienced volunteer, you can canvass anytime, so long as you’ve got literature handy. Just contact Solveig Spjeldnes for a new MiniVan list number if using the app, or arrange with her to stop by the Dems office for literature and a printed address list.
Voter Registration – The last day to register to vote for the November Election is October 10. Before then, please join us at the Athens Farmers Market to help register new voters. Contact Solveig Spjeldnes to volunteer for a 1 – 2 hour shift on:
- Saturday, September 30
- Saturday, October 14 – Education Only
You can also register to vote or pick up absentee ballot requests at the Athens Community Center or the Athens County Board of Elections.
Phone Banking – The Ohio Democratic Party has an easy phone bank system that you can use from your home. Please join us in calling voters likely to Vote Yes on Issue 1. This system includes a telephone script and easily tracks your calls.
Postcards – We have 3,000 Vote Yes postcards and they can be picked up Saturday at the Athens Dems office. We will provide addresses of Athens County Democrats as well as messaging.
Yard Signs and Buttons – We have 75 yard signs (and have ordered 300 more) and Vote Yes buttons, banners, and placards. Come on down!
Host an Event – Do you know any individuals, groups, or organizations that might be interested in hosting an event to talk about Issue 1? Let us know and we will identify an engaging speaker.
Letters to the Editor from a variety of people can change voters’ minds. Please contact Solveig Spjeldnes for talking points and media contacts.
Abortion Rights Talking Points – The ACLU has shared some tips on discussing reproductive and abortion rights: https://www.aclu.org/news/reproductive-freedom/your-mini-guide-discussing-abortion-rights-thanksgiving
Athens Democrats participate in a variety of parades and festivals throughout the County. Join the fun! Check our Events listing for more information.
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