On Saturday, I had the opportunity to speak with Stacy Berger, Field Director for the Dave Marsden for Delegate campaign in the 41st District in Fairfax County. For those of you who are fresh out of campaign training, as well as other eager volunteers, here's a great opportunity to jump right in. Dave is a great candidate, and this is an excellent chance to pick up an open seat from a retiring Republican.
Marsden has a long and distinguished career in juvenile justice, and had worked for a time as a legislative aide to the the retiring delegate. His Republican opponent quotes approvingly from his Club for Growth endorsement which speaks of the previous Republican's "extreme liberal bias--some would say socialist agenda".
Click below the jump for a message from Stacy about how you can get involved with the campaign.
Hello! My name is Stacy and I'm the Field Director for the Marsden for Delegate campaign. Dave is the Democratic candidate running in the 41st District which is one of three "targeted" races in the state for this election. You can find out more about Dave and his candidacy online at: www.marsdenfordelegate.com
We are in the midst of organizing the community and mobilizing volunteers to help in our voter outreach programs. We held a Volunteer Mobilization meeting last Monday and had 28 attendees. It was a great success! However, we are still heavily recruiting more volunteers as our field plan is very ambitious and we have set very high goals for our efforts over the next 6 months.
Below are some of the upcoming activities that we have to get active and get involved with our campaign:
1. This Week: We need volunteers to help us in two ways, data entry and with our fundraising mailing. We need data entry volunteers everyday and we need mailing volunteers Tues-Thurs. We need volunteers at all hours, so what ever time you have, we'll be here and we'd love to have you. We don't have anyone for data entry this week, so this is a BIG need!
2. Saturday Mobilization: May 14 @ 10am. This will be our campaign's first Saturday mobilization for our volunteers. We will be walking to the doors of targeted voters in certain precincts and passing on information about Dave. We are hoping to have 30-40 people.
3: 2nd Volunteer Mobilization Meeting: May 16 @ 7:30pm. This will be an opportunity to share the campaign strategies and tactics with you and other volunteers, what we'll be doing over the next 6 months, and to explain how you and the other volunteers can get involved. I would love to have you attend!
These are the pressing needs right now. Please let me know if something works into your schedule and you are interested in any of the opportunities above. Volunteers are vital to our campaign's success.
I look forward to working with and meeting you in the future!
Have a great week,