An activist guide to the May 2019 Special District Election
Did you know former Oregon governor Barbara Roberts started her career running for a school board seat?
Our next governor could be running for the school board right now. And, you have a chance to support these candidates. Not just someday in the distant future—I’m talking this weekend!
If you’ve been watching the news this week, you may be thinking it’s time to get out of the house and engage in some activism. You know we need more Democrats in office. You know you could do more to help. But… you’re not quite sure what to do.
If this sounds like you, you’re in luck. Here’s a list of 7 things you can do right now to advocate for Democrats.
Slate Card Drop! Wait, What’s a Slate Card?
Slate cards are one of the most effective tools we can offer voters to help them fill out their ballots. The Multnomah County Democrats have created slate cards to highlight candidates who are running in the most competitive races. We know the exact neighborhoods to deliver them. All we need is your help.
Will you be a part of helping us get the word out about these Democratic candidates?
1. Sign up to distribute slate cards in a tight race
Will you join us? Please go here to RSVP. We can’t wait to see you!
No? You’re still here? Don’t worry! You do not need to knock on doors for this event. There will be options for either dropping or knocking. That’s right, we cater to introverts and extroverts alike. Easy-peasy, right? Here’s the link again.
Once you’ve done that, here are the other ways you can help. Tell the world about these upcoming election deadlines.
- Let your “less political friends” know if they aren’t registered to vote, they have until April 29. Info on registering to vote here.
- Then, remind them to look for their ballots in the mail around May 1st.
- If you haven’t received your ballot by May 7th, contact Multnomah County Elections at (503) 988-3720.
- Didn’t make the mail? The deadline to drop your ballot in a drop box is Election Day, May 19.
- When your neighbors ask, “Why should I care about the primary election?” Here’s what you can say.
—Everyone deserves the opportunity to make their own decision about which Democrats should be moved forward to the general election in November. It doesn’t matter if a portion of the electorate has voted one way or another. Make your own decision, based on your terms.
In the words of our county party chair, “We are adamant about keeping all our members and voters in mind.”
- Not sure who to vote for? We asked the Democrats running to appear on our website. Learn more about them here.
So, there you go. That’s 7 things you need to know about how to advocate for Democrats. Please help us spread the word about the election and the upcoming deadlines.