We’ll Be Canvassing and Phone-Banking this Saturday in Concord
On Tuesday, New Hampshire voters head to the polls for our state primary — the election that narrows down the field of candidates ahead of the general election in November. The stakes in this election could not be higher for working people, who find themselves working harder and longer just to make ends meet. We need to elect candidates who will fight for working people, and to do that, we need you to get out and vote.
There are many key issues — including higher wages, fighting the opioid epidemic, retirement security, and investing in infrastructure and education — that led SEA/SEIU Local 1984 to endorse candidates in many of Tuesday’s races. Ultimately, the candidates our union has endorsed are the ones we believe are best suited to continue to move New Hampshire forward. This Saturday, we’ll be taking part in a big statewide effort to get out the vote, and we’d like you to be a part of it.
“We’d like you to join us for a Day of Action on Saturday starting at 8:30 a.m. with coffee and pastries at the SEA/SEIU Local 1984 office,” said John Hattan, chair of the Political Education Committee. “We’ll be canvassing (going door-to-door) and phone-banking (making calls to members) in support of our endorsed candidate for governor, Colin Van Ostern.”
Whether you’re canvassing or phone banking, we’ll be out connecting with voters from 9 a.m. to 12:45 p.m, when we’ll return to the SEA/SEIU Local 1984 office for lunch. If you’ve never done political work like this before, don’t let that stop you. You’ll get instruction on what you need to do.
“Canvassing during a primary is fun,” Hattan said. “We’ve been having great conversations at the doors and on the phones. Let’s take advantage of this opportunity on Saturday to make a difference in the primary.”
As noted above, we’ll be meeting at the SEA/SEIU Local 1984 office at 8:30 a.m. on Saturday for a light breakfast. We’ll start canvassing and phone-banking at 9 a.m. and we’ll return to the office at 12:45 p.m. for lunch. If you’re interested in joining us, please email Brian Hawkins at firstname.lastname@example.org so we can get an accurate count for lunch.
This will be a crucial weekend, and our efforts will make a difference in the election. We hope you’ll be here to join us.
You can find our list of endorsements at www.seiu1984.org/2016-endorsements. This list will be updated after the primary. You can see a sample ballot for your city or town at http://sos.nh.gov/. Finally, you can find a helpful how-to guide to voting in New Hampshire from one of our endorsed candidates, Andru Volinsky, here: http://www.volinskynh.com/how-to-vote-in-new-hampshire/.