A quick post with info on the Democratic Ward Elections–important to get folks active. Also a request for volunteers on Moral Monday, Feb. 20, to staff a table in the Rotunda, distribute flyers, and work the crowd.Democratic Ward elections in Santa Fe County began yesterday, but the vast majority are slated for this coming Sat, Sun & Mon. If we are ever going to have true progressive candidates and a strong, engaged, active base, the Ward system needs participation.There has been a good deal of grassroots activity and many people are planning to run for chair, vice chair, and county commission. Candidates will self-identify as progressive and wanting to be active. Talk with them and vote in bloc to support them. Click here for a Ward Election schedule of times, dates, and locations. Use your precinct number to find your Ward. The elections are 10-15 minutes long, but please arrive at registration time to make sure you get in, then head to your Ward room to talk with candidates before voting begins. Those of you in other counties, contact your County Democratic Party (Google will get you there) and ask for a schedule. In many counties, progressives are doing exactly what we’re doing in Santa Fe…grassroots organizing.
Moral Monday Volunteers Needed. We need volunteers for shifts at a table in the Rotunda from 8-4:00, and to distribute flyers from 9 to 1 about the Moral Monday rally (speakers and music) and the Die-In. From 12:30 – 1:15, we need volunteers to manage the crowd for the Die-In — to spread people out so there is room for people to lie down. If there are 200 people, that will not be a problem. But it’s possible we will draw a very large crowd, in which case, we will need help managing it. Check the list below and respond to firstname.lastname@example.org. AND… please use the weekend to recruit friends to Moral Monday. We want to show our power. Send them here for more info and to RSVP: https://www.facebook.com/events/641294622726312/ Also, please note parking is ALWAYS problematic. We recommend parking downtown across from the Lensic or at the Water St. lot across from The Hemp Store. It will cost you, but the Roundhouse lot fills at 8.
Volunteers Needed for:
- Rotunda Table: 8-10am – 2 volunteers
- Rotunda Table: 10-12 – 2 volunteers
- Rotunda Table: 12-2pm – 2 volunteers
- Rotunda Table: 2pm-4pm – 2 volunteers
- Distribute Flyers: 9-11 am (throughout the Roundhouse) – 3-4 volunteers
- Distribute Flyers: 11-1 pm (throughout the Roundhouse) – 3-4 volunteers
- Crowd Managers: 12:30 – 1:15 pm. Manage the crowd to make room for people to lie down during the Die-In. – 6 volunteers
Contact me at email@example.com if you can volunteer for any of the above. Thanks!