Request for Ongoing Engagement, for Party Officer Candidates, and for School Board Candidate

Dear Sierra County Democrats:

We are looking for people who would like to serve administratively in the following roles: Chair, Vice Chair, Treasurer, and Secretary.

If you are interested or can help find people who would like to be in an executive position in our county party please let me know. The election will be held in February, and we have challenges in front of us.

Additionally, there is an opening on the T or C School Board that occurred due to the resignation of Crystal Diamond. The position is appointed by the current board and will be good until November 2021 when a formal election will take place. Meetings are on the second Monday of each month and are held in person and via Zoom. If you are interested, you can send a letter indicating your interest and desire to be appointed to: Central Services, 910 Date Street, Truth or Consequences, NM 87901. You will need to apply by December 4th.

Our last meeting (held on Go to Meeting) had only 7 attendees. We need many more of you showing up (online or calling in by phone) to sustain the local party. We need you there for our election of party officers. Many of you volunteered during the election season, and that was wonderful. Our work didn’t end with the election. The grassroots effort that takes place every month and every year is what makes our work at election time possible. We need your input, your voice, and suggestions on how to motivate Sierra County Dems to participate in the future. Thanks for your help!

There will be no meeting in December. See you in the new year.

 

November 18th Meeting

Sierra County Democratic Party

Regular Monthly Meeting, online

Go-to-Meeting: Please join my meeting from your computer, tablet or smartphone.

https://global.gotomeeting.com/join/520076837

Agenda

Call to Order

Pledge:            U.S. Pledge of Allegiance

NM State Pledge

Welcome:       Introductions of New Attendees: please type your name and email in the chat box

Guest Speakers: Hoping to hear from candidates so we can thank them of all of their hard work and efforts.

Minutes October 21, 2020 (GtM)—Leslie Sekavec

Treasurer’s Report and Act Blue Contributions—Tom Hinson

Committee Reports & Old Business:

  • Advisory Board Report—Cathy Berger
  • Communications Report—Suzanne Carlstedt

On-going and New Business:

  • Donations to help senatorial candidates in Georgia—Suzanne Carlstedt
  • Save posters for next time—Leslie Sekavec
  • Nominating Committee for new officers—Barbara Pearlman
  • School Board vacancy—Barbara Pearlman
  • Where to go now?—Sid Bryan
  • No meeting in December—Sid Bryan

Motion to Adjourn

Suggestions for using “Go-To-Meeting”:

  • Remember to download the app
  • When you first get to your meeting, you will see a picture of yourself and be asked “OK?” If you want to be seen when you enter the meeting then you need to click on the little camera icon on the bottom of the page.
  • For this meeting, everyone will be muted; if you have a question or comment please do it in the chat box
  • For those who are on the agenda, when it is your time to speak you will be unmuted, and then you will unmute yourself to be heard.
  • When you enter the meeting, on the top of the screen you will see a pull down of “view all” or “view who is speaking,” When you select view all you will see everyone who is participating, but when we have a speaker you can select view speaker to have that person be prominent.
  • On the right is an option to use the chat box where you can type in questions or other responses.
  • You can also check your audio before we begin with the options on the right.

You can also dial in using your phone.
United States: +1 (312) 757-3121

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Get out the Vote for Xochitl Torres Small

Message from Emily Hartshorn with Xochitl’s campaign:
We are 5 days out from the most important election of our lifetimes, and we need to make every single day count! Democracy is not a spectator sport and we all need to do our part to ensure that Xochitl is re-elected. These final four days are crucial to Xochitl’s victory.
Below are our phone bank shift times. RESPOND TO hartshorn@dccc.org  with the times that you will phone bank during the final four days of the election and I will sign you up.
October 31st: 9AM, 12PM, 3PM, and 6PM
November 1st: 9AM, 12PM, 3PM, and 6PM
November 2nd: 9AM, 12PM, 3PM, and 6PM
November 3rd: 9AM, 12PM, and 3PM
Even if you normally phone bank on your own, we NEED you to sign up for shifts over the last four days.
Thank you for your continued support of Xochitl.
Emily Hartshorn 
Field Manager in NM-02 | Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee
hartshorn@dccc.org

Phone Bank Requests from the Campaigns

Neomi Martinzez-Parra

New Mexico Senate, District 35

Absentee ballot chase phone bank. Call Democratic voters to make sure they received/and or returned their absentee ballots

Open phone bank address: https://www.openvpb.com/vpb_bycode/0521A4C-872600

Votebuilder list code: 0521A4C-872600

Neomi postcards and yard signs are said to be on their way to the Sierra County Dem field office this week. We’ll let you know if and when they’re available.

Karen Whitlock

New Mexico House, District 38

Good news in Karen Whitlock’s race. We just did our second poll and we have cut the lead in half. Neither candidate is above 50%! Please make every effort to help us put Karen over the top! Won’t it be great to wake up Nov 4 with a new Representative!

Karen’s team is still calling previously identified supporters to remind them about early and absentee voting. The link for calling is 15C984D-473102.  If you haven’t made calls yet or need a refresher, please contact Rick at 505-920-0540 or ricklassnewmexico@gmail.com.

If you are interested in dropping lit on doors, also please call Rick, and of course don’t neglect your Personal Influence Network of friends, family, colleagues, and neighbors who may not have voted yet.

Thanks for all you are doing to make NM blue.

Rick

Rick Lass, Campaign Manager

*****

Xochitl Torres Small

U.S. House of Representatives, NMCD2

 Hey Team,

We only have two weeks left, and we need to put in as much time as possible to get Xochi re-elected. RESPOND TO arash@nmdemocrats.org with the times which you will join. 

Here are the times for the final four days. On Saturday the 31st, Sunday the 1st, and Monday the 2nd, we have times from 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM, 12:00 PM to 3:00 PM, 3:00 PM to 6:00 PM, and 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM. 

On election day, we will have times from 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM, 12:00 PM to 3:00 PM, and 3:00 PM to 7:00 PM. 

Additionally, we will have the regularly scheduled 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM Monday-Thursday, 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM on Friday, and from 9:30 AM to 5:30 PM at two-hour intervals on Saturday and Sunday before that.

When you sign up to call this week, you can choose a list exclusively comprised of Sierra County voters. You’ll find a link to that list, called Sierra Make a Plan, at the bottom of this document.

Respond to arash@nmdemocrats.org so that I can sign you up. Please sign up for as many times on as many of those days as you can because the final four days are crucial in getting Xochitl re-elected. Remember, democracy is not a spectator sport. We all must play our part. 

Sincerely,

Arash

Arash Abbas, Xoch field organizer for Sierra County, NM Democratic Party

October Monthly Meeting Wed. Oct 21, 2020 5:30 PM – 7:00 PM

The meeting will take place online. Please join my meeting from your computer, tablet or smartphone. 

https://global.gotomeeting.com/join/955521253
You can also dial in using your phone.
United States: +1 (786) 535-3211
Access Code: 955-521-253
New to GoToMeeting? Get the app now and be ready when your first meeting starts: https://global.gotomeeting.com/install/955521253

Agenda

Call to Order

Pledge:            U.S. Pledge of Allegiance

NM State Pledge

Welcome:       Introductions of New Attendees: please type your name and email in the chat box

Guest Speakers: Hoping to hear from candidates at this busy and crucial time

Minutes September 16, 2020 (GtM)—Leslie Sekavec

Treasurer’s Report and Act Blue Contributions—Tom Hinson

Committee Reports & Old Business:

  • Advisory Board Report—Cathy Berger
  • Communications Report—Suzanne Carlstedt

On-going and New Business:

  • Phone Banking—Suzanne Carlstedt
  • Availability of bumper stickers and yard signs/ Headquarter sitting—Barbara Pearlman
  • Take the pledge to resist!—Diana Tittle
  • Virtual Auction Report—Patty Kearney
  • Donations to Candidates Monies Sent—Leslie Sekevec
  • Future Donations based on financial report—Diana Tittle
  • Poll Watchers and Voting Sites-Information—Barbara Pearlman

Motion to Adjourn

Suggestions for using “Go-To-Meeting”:

  • Remember to download the app
  • When you first get to your meeting you will see a picture of yourself and be asked “OK?” If you want to be seen when you enter the meeting then you need to click on the little camera icon on the bottom of the page.
  • For this meeting everyone will be muted; if you have a question or comment please do it in the chat box
  • For those who are on the agenda, when it is your time to speak you will be unmuted, and then you will unmute yourself to be heard.
  • When you enter the meeting, on the top of the screen you will see a pull down of “view all” or “view who is speaking.” When you select “view all,” you will see everyone who is participating, but when we have a speaker you can select “view speaker “to have that person be prominent.
  • On the right is an option to use the chat box where you can type in questions or other responses.
  • You can also check your audio before we begin with the options on the right.

 

Three More Weekends of Action for Xochitl Torres Small

We need to make sure that we are encouraging people to get out and vote for Xochitl NOW!  There will be Weekends of Action every weekend until the election. We need to continue to push to ensure that we keep NM-02 blue and send Xochitl back to Washington, D.C.

Weekend of Action Sign-Up Links: 

October 10th and 11th Weekend Phone Banks and Text Banks:

PB: https://www.mobilize.us/xochforcongress/event/342811/

TB: https://www.mobilize.us/xochforcongress/event/342896/

October 17th and 18th Weekend Phone Banks and Text Banks:

PB: https://www.mobilize.us/xochforcongress/event/343402/

TB: https://www.mobilize.us/xochforcongress/event/343409/

October 24th and 25th Weekend Phone Banks and Text Banks:

PB: https://www.mobilize.us/xochforcongress/event/343402/

TB: https://www.mobilize.us/xochforcongress/event/344038/

Get Out the Vote Phone Banks and Text Banks:

PB: https://www.mobilize.us/xochforcongress/event/345483/

TB: https://www.mobilize.us/xochforcongress/event/345497/

Thank you for your continued support of Xochitl.

Emily Hartshorn 

Field Manager in NM-02 | Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee

hartshorn@dccc.org

To phone bank with Team Xoch click here.

Candidate literature drops

You can pick up the literature and the “walk” lists at the Democratic field office (102 Main, next to Sea Properties) at the following times:
Tuesday, October 6 from 10 to noon and 2 to 4, and Thursday, October 8 from 10 to 4, and Friday, October 9 from 10 to 4
BUT YOU DON’T HAVE TO WALK, YOU CAN DRIVE FROM STREET TO STREET, AND YOU CAN DO THE DROP THIS WEEK OR WEEKEND AT YOUR LEISURE.
The lists have been roughly divided into neighborhoods of 50 to 150 households. 50 households will probably take a couple of hours. If you take a bigger list, you can spread the drop out over several days.
You can drive to the neighborhood and then walk to the specific homes on one street, then drive to the next street, etc.. Leave the literature between the front and door and screen, if possible,  or gently bend and put it around the door knob or in a gate or fence. DO NOT leave under the mat or in the mailbox. If you have rubber bands, it might be good to bring them along to secure the literature. 
You do not need to talk to anyone. You will, however, have to count out the pieces of literature to match the number of households on your list. The literature and lists are in big boxes in the field office, and the literature has not yet been divided into packets. So plan to spend maybe 10 minutes at the field office preparing your own packet. Wear a mask in the office, please.

Weekend of Action for Xochitl Torres Small

We are only 32 days out from the most important election of our lifetimes. A recent poll found Yvette with a 1-point lead over Xochitl. There is no time for later, the urgency of the moment is upon us and we must act now! Everyone needs to be doing their part to help ensure that NM-02 stays blue, and we have the perfect opportunity for you this weekend! Come phone bank for Xochitl at our Weekend of Action on October 3rd and 4th. What day will you commit to phone banking this weekend?
Weekend of Action Sign Up Links: 
 
WOA Phone Banks: Saturday and Sunday throughout the day
WOA Text Banks: Saturday and Sunday at 11:30 and 3:30
Call Links: 
Emily Hartshorn 
Field Manager in NM-02 | Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee
To phone bank with Team Xoch click here.