We have organized 12 teams we think will help us win in 2020. Check out this list to find where you can best use your skills, time and passion.
- BENCH-BUILDING/POW (PROGRESSIVE OREGON WOMEN)
You don’t have to want to run for office to be part of this team. It’s devoted to inspiring and training progressive candidates, but it will also train people to be campaign support.
This is a fun, elite team that tracks the whereabouts of Walden (and maybe others). The goal is to show up at rallies and gatherings where Walden appears, ask him hard questions and try to get good, viral-worthy statements on video. This team will need three (at least) people with distinct skills: research, bold question-asking and video recording. Bird-dogging teams could be created across District 2.
- CALL SQUADS
We know that making calls makes a difference. This team organizes “call squads” that will generate clusters of calls on the issues of the day.
- EVENT SUPPORT & TABLING
This team finds venues, sets up, breaks down, organizes food and supplies, provides de-escalation presence — whatever’s needed to make our events successful. We also need volunteers to sit at tables at local events to answer questions about ORD2 Indivisible and sign up new members.
Besides everyday expenses, ORD2 Indivisible will need a small war chest going into the 2020 election. We need people who come up with fun, creative and effective ways to raise money.
- LETTERS TO THE EDITOR
LTE’s are a great way to get our message out and to hold our elected officials accountable. This team helps generate a steady stream of LTEs across the state.
This team reaches out to new members and to people like teens and Millennials who need to be encouraged to vote and take part in the political process. We need a team with good ideas on how to get this done. This team could also provide speakers for local civic and educational groups, and form coalitions with other progressive organizations.
Postcards are not just effective, they’re fun! This team plans postcard-writing parties and generates cards aimed at local issues, elections, officials, industry leaders and voters.
- PUBLICITY, WRITING & RESEARCH
One of our goals is to make sure ORD2 Indivisible has a well-researched, well-thought-out public presence. We need a publicity team that will work with local media, and we need to expand our writing and research team to provide facts and messaging as needed. People with public relations, journalism or research skills needed.
- PURPLE PROJECT
Jackson County — in fact, all of District 2 — is divided into red, blue and a big sea of “purple” voters whose true voting preference is unclear. We need to figure out which voters we need to encourage and remind when ballots go out next year.
- RABBLE ROUSERS
The sky’s the limit for this merry band of rogues! Rallies, projections, die-ins, flash mobs, freeway banners — they’re going to do whatever it takes to bring attention to our issues. A great team for artists and all creative types.
- SOCIAL MEDIA
We’ve done a good job on social media, but we need to kick it up a notch before the 2020 Election. We need people who are fluent in Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and other platforms, but we also need people who can analyze the numbers, create social media plans, set goals, and help us reach them.
- IN ADDITION, WE ALSO NEED
A two-person team to create and maintain what we hope will be a comprehensive calendar of the region’s progressive events.
People with campaign and election skills to help us organize and build an army so we’re ready for November 2020.
A “war room” of artists to make logos and posters, and videographers to make films and advertisements, and people who want to make podcasts or performance art or projects that will support and shape our community.
People who can attend meetings and report back on what they hear.
Storytellers who bring the issues we care about to life.
And we could really use a Volunteer Coordinator to marshal our ever-growing number of charged-up volunteers!