Starting Date: 09-18-2004
202-546-6752Get-Out-The-Vote The Wellstone Way
Wellstone Action Fund announces two special get-out-the-vote (GOTV) trainings. These 2-day practical skills trainings will be held in September in Seattle (September 11 & 12) and Cleveland (September 18 & 19). The trainings are designed especially for individuals and non-profit organizations doing non-partisan voter registration, education and mobilization.
The late Senator Paul Wellstone was deeply committed to citizen activism and engagement in the political process. He believed that ordinary people need to organize and develop the skills necessary to be effective participants in their community and nation. These training programs draw heavily from the lessons passed on to us from Paul Wellstone.
The GOTV trainings will have an exclusive focus on the final push to get-out-the-vote, including the elements of an effective, energetic and winning GOTV effort. It will cover work at the door, on the phone, recruiting volunteers, absentee ballot and early vote rules, voter protection, vote by mail programs and working with the media. The training will also provide a step-by-step guide for mobilizing voters in the final weeks before the election and on Election Day itself.
Many groups and individuals have been doing exciting and innovative work to register and educate voters. Now is the time to bring it all together by motivating people to get to the polls.
To sign up online,visit www.wellstone.org.
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