It is time to get out the vote, Rutland County! There has never been a more important year to contact voters, because Rutland County could send as many as 10 new progressive legislators to the Vermont State House in 2019. BUT it is a non-presidential year, and there are over 4000 voters in the county who care about our issues but don't normally vote if they aren't voting for a presidential candidate. These "unlikely voters" need to know how important this election is, and they need to vote!
Research shows that the single most effective way to get unlikely voters to the polls is when they are encouraged by someone they know and trust. This is called "relational organizing." Rights & Democracy is training folks on a relational organizing app called MyRVP. MyRVP matches your contacts to known information about voters (what is called "the voter file"), and then sorts your contact list so that you know which neighbors, family, and friends fall into the "unlikely voter" category.
Then, you simply reach out to them--however you would normally talk with them--to encourage them to vote and record their response on the MyRVP website or the smartphone app!
All trainings will be held at the Leahy Center at the Rutland Regional Medical Center, 160 Allen St, Rutland.
Training is 2 hours, and requires a laptop or smartphone. Bring snacks and comfy clothes, and get ready to get out the vote!