— Cindy Trigg, Douglas County Central Committee Chair
I am looking for a small group of rapid response workers. Volunteers who are willing to recruit helpers and volunteers to aid the Berkley campaign whenever they’ll need help in phone banking, putting boots on the ground going door-to-door, etc. Hey ladies … this is a great opportunity to lose that last couple of pounds walking door-to-door for Shelley.
The key is that these volunteers MUST BE WILLING TO DO THE WORK THAT NEEDS TO BE DONE UNTIL IT’S FINISHED. If you cannot find the volunteers to help with the “assignment” you’d need to finish it yourself.
This is different from signing up with the Berkley campaign. These initial volunteers for this group should be campaign tested. This group will take direction from the Berkley campaign, however, we’ll need to be strong enough to say or relay facts about our communities, things that we know does and doesn’t work.
We know our communities. and we will work our butts off for Shelley. but we need to let them know what works well for candidates in our counties and precincts. For example, folks in Winnemucca know that spending time walking (or more appropriately, driving) from door-to-door in the outlying precincts doesn’t do a whole lot for us. Something else we’ve learned is that highway signs and billboards lift the spirits of volunteers, brings volunteers in, and give us a sense that the candidate we are working for has a presence.
I’m hoping to recruit FIVE core volunteers from each of the CD2 rural counties, Douglas, Carson City, Churchill, part of Lyon, Winnemucca and Elko. This is not an exercise in resume building. It is, however, a 90-day sprint from Aug. 1st thru the election. It won’t mean you’ll have to miss your child’s wedding, but we will have to be prepared to work hard at consistently supporting our candidate.
We will elect Shelley Berkley as the Senator from NV but we have to make sure the rural counties are not ignored. Time, money and distance make it very difficult for the federal candidates. When we can’t physically get our candidate here, we’ll work to set up Skype meetings and teleconference calls to give voters more access.
But, to do that, we need your help! Step up and volunteer to help. Reach out to those who you know will do the work. If you’re willing to volunteer as one of Shelley’s BFFs, send a text with your information or call Cindy Trigg at (775) 338-1561, or send Cindy an email: firstname.lastname@example.org.