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  • November 30, 2022 5:17 PM | Anonymous



    It's Sign Blitz Time

    Hi, All EDW Members: Its SIGN BLITZ TIME! It's time to push our efforts to the finish line as we get ready for election day. Jena Nelson’s campaign has asked us to do a sign blitz where we place Jena’s signs at all the intersections in Edmond. So being true to our work and passion for change for education, we need volunteers to please take a moment to sign up on Facebook and through Wild Apricot where we have a sign up genius to select times and intersection locations that are convenient for you. We will also do sign blitz for all our other candidates at the same time for all the liaisons who want to sign blitz for our candidates. We are doing double duty to the finish line.

    Just a quick note: we do have some Edmond regulations regarding placement of signs that we need to honor as we place these signs and to guarantee the placement of those signs is there through the election. All signs need to be placed behind sidewalk where easements and utility lines are. We will have instructions with the signs you are given. We will also need to assist in taking up the signs the day after the election. This is important. Please take some time so we can make our candidates visible on election day.

    Stephanie Lane

    Jo Beth Moad created a sign up genius and all the intersections are taken at this time. THANK YOU EDW MEMBERS!

  • November 30, 2022 5:15 PM | Anonymous


    Election is 5 days away.

    It's time to flip as many offices as we can to BLUE. Krista, we need your help.

    Time for GET OUT THE VOTE.

    There are many ways to help as you have seen on Facebook. Each of our endorsed candidates have multiple opportunities on www.mobilize.us. It's sign blitz time, we need volunteers to place signs at intersections and we need each of our members to text 3 friends, family, and neighbors reminding them how critical it is to VOTE.

  • November 30, 2022 5:08 PM | Anonymous



    Canvassers and drivers needed for early voting GOTV

    Joy Hofmeister’s campaign is requesting EDW volunteers to canvas committed voters about their plan to vote early and determine if they need a ride, and if so drive them to their early voting location, next week. Sign up through www.mobilize.us 

    Oklahoma County Early voting location

    Canvassers and drivers needed for early voting GOTV

    Canvassers and drivers needed for early voting GOTV

  • November 30, 2022 5:07 PM | Anonymous



  • November 30, 2022 10:38 AM | Anonymous



    Now is the time. Get out the vote! is the time. Get out the vote!

    If you haven't been coming to our regular monthly meetings, you would be so surprised to see, feel, and hear the enthusiasm, fellowship, and love our group generates every time we get together. We do good teamwork. We know how to make things happen. We are making a difference in our community. If you haven't been coming to our regular monthly meetings, you would be so surprised to see, feel, and hear the enthusiasm, fellowship, and love our group generates every time we get together. We do good teamwork. We know how to make things happen. We are making a difference in our community.

    We have tried to keep our membership aware of important events that affect us. We have provided excellent speakers who have enlightened us about situations and opportunities to help others. We have heard from children, movers and shakers, and compassionate and concerned citizens. We have dedicated ourselves to electing qualified and worthy candidates.

    November 8 is the big payoff.

    This is what it is all about.

    There is just one more thing we must discuss. We now have to turn our attention to GETTING OUT THE VOTE (GOTV)--to getting out the RIGHT vote.

    Let's focus on encouraging everyone to vote--especially young people--especially women. These groups often are not interested in voting and think the system is messed up and voting is not worthy of their time. We must help them to see how important their vote is.

    Here are some things that we can do to help get voters out for this election:

    First, REMEMBER the reasons you feel passionately about our candidates.Remember Roe v Wade overturn. Remember school vouchers. Remember corruption in government. Remember those "conservative" candidates who appear to prefer theocracy or autocracy over democracy. Remember that we must not allow extremism or violence in our government, and that we must not elect any Election Deniers!

    Second, contact every single member of your family who is eligible to vote.Ask if they plan to vote. Offer to help them get to the polls or to get their vote cast. Remind them about what is at stake.

    Third, talk to your friends. Use your best manners and most endearing self to talk about voting and about candidate qualifications. Ask them if they plan to vote. Ask if they know where they are supposed to vote. Offer to help anyone get to the polls who needs it.

    Finally, use your social media as a tool. Like and share information (TRUE and VERIFIED information) about candidates. Stay positive and enthusiastic. Encourage people to vote no matter whether they like your candidate or not. (Yes, it is hard to put yourself out there, but think about all the crazies who do so every day. This is for a very brief time, and it will make a difference in our lives. STAND UP FOR WHAT YOU BELIEVE IN!)

    Bonus, make a sign and choose a corner on election day and encourage everyone to vote. 
    To all the legislators out there at the local, state, or national level who are trying to make voting more difficult for some sectors of the population, let's show them they can't stop us. STEP UP to the challenge. If voting is more difficult, then we must do whatever it takes to vote anyway. We are stronger than any voter suppression movements.


    We have tried to keep our membership aware of important events that affect us. We have provided excellent speakers who have enlightened us about situations and opportunities to help others. We have heard from children, movers and shakers, and compassionate and concerned citizens. We have dedicated ourselves to electing qualified and worthy candidates.

    November 8 is the big payoff.

    This is what it is all about.

    There is just one more thing we must discuss. We now have to turn our attention to GETTING OUT THE VOTE (GOTV)--to getting out the RIGHT vote.

    Let's focus on encouraging everyone to vote--especially young people--especially women. These groups often are not interested in voting and think the system is messed up and voting is not worthy of their time. We must help them to see how important their vote is.

    Here are some things that we can do to help get voters out for this election:

    First, REMEMBER the reasons you feel passionately about our candidates.Remember Roe v Wade overturn. Remember school vouchers. Remember corruption in government. Remember those "conservative" candidates who appear to prefer theocracy or autocracy over democracy. Remember that we must not allow extremism or violence in our government, and that we must not elect any Election Deniers!

    Second, contact every single member of your family who is eligible to vote.Ask if they plan to vote. Offer to help them get to the polls or to get their vote cast. Remind them about what is at stake.

    Third, talk to your friends. Use your best manners and most endearing self to talk about voting and about candidate qualifications. Ask them if they plan to vote. Ask if they know where they are supposed to vote. Offer to help anyone get to the polls who needs it.

    Finally, use your social media as a tool. Like and share information (TRUE and VERIFIED information) about candidates. Stay positive and enthusiastic. Encourage people to vote no matter whether they like your candidate or not. (Yes, it is hard to put yourself out there, but think about all the crazies who do so every day. This is for a very brief time, and it will make a difference in our lives. STAND UP FOR WHAT YOU BELIEVE IN!)

    Bonus, make a sign and choose a corner on election day and encourage everyone to vote. 

    To all the legislators out there at the local, state, or national level who are trying to make voting more difficult for some sectors of the population, let's show them they can't stop us. STEP UP to the challenge. If voting is more difficult, then we must do whatever it takes to vote anyway. We are stronger than any voter suppression movements.

  • October 28, 2022 11:28 AM | Anonymous


    Candidates Bowman, JHT and Aguirre Address Crowd at 2nd Campaign Work Night
    69 people attended Monday Night’s EDW General Assembly meeting and were treated to Joshua Harris Till running for Congressional District 5Dr. Warigia Bowman running for OK State Corporation Commission, and a surprise visit from Blake Aguirre running for Senate District 22.

    JHT is running against Representative Stephanie Bice Republican, and Independent David Frosch. His emphasis is on jobs, education-funding for K-12 and public education, with an opportunity to attend college or trade schools without life-crippling debt, healthcare-protecting Medicare and Medicaid and women’s reproductive rights, and infrastructure with good roads and safe bridges outside the metros.

    Dr Warigia Bowman is running for Corporation Commissioner against Kim David, a Republican and Don Underwood, an independent. She was able to give us a brief primer on why the office of Corporation Commissioner is the most important office that no one has ever heard of. She is an international expert on infrastructure, water and energy and teaches water law, natural resources law and energy law at the University of Tulsa. Before becoming a professor, she was and honors trial attorney in the environmental division of the US department of Justice. She will be a responsive, transparent Commissioner that works to ensure fair utility prices for consumers in Oklahoma. She wants to conduct a grid audit to ensure ok has the most up to date and efficient grid. A diverse energy portfolio is a necessity so we can be a leader in biomass, solar, geothermal and hydroelectric energy.



    Endorsed candidate Blake Aguirre is running for OK Senate in District 22 against Kristen Thompson, a Republican who defeated Senator Jake Merritt in the primary. He supports criminal justice reform, increasing funding for public education, and increased funding for mental health and substance abuse prevention. If elected, he would be the youngest senator elected at age 26, the second Latino senator and the first gay senator elected in Ok.

    Then we separated into our working tables to stuff coordinated campaign door hanger bags with national candidates Kendra Horn for SenateMadison Horn for Senate, and JHT for CD 5, then state bags for candidates Joy Hofmeister for GovernorJena Nelson for state superintendentWarigia Bowman for Corporation Commissioner, and Melinda Alizadeh Fard for Lieutenant Governor, and then OK county bags for Vicki Behenna- District AttorneyBrandon Kirkpatrick for Treasurer, and Nick Singer for County Assessor

    This way our local candidates can put their walk cards in with any of these bags and we are dropping literature for for multiple candidates on the narrow turf of the local candidate, but yet won’t be inundated with too much literature because only national, state or county and local candidates in 1 bag.



    Another table was writing postcards for Vicki BehennaMalinda Alizadeh Fard, and Precinct Get Out The Vote EDW cards. It was a great evening of camaraderie and all working for the blue wave and getting our democrats elected! T-shirts were reduced for end of season sale to $10, and Vote Blue signs were available as well as most of the candidates’ signs for distribution. Also, Robbie White, OK Democratic county chair was there notarizing absentee ballots and super volunteer Jim Potts was helping people identify their new precincts and senate and House Districts.

  • October 28, 2022 11:27 AM | Anonymous



    EDMOND DAY OF ACTION

    Saturday, October 22nd at 1pm Fink Park


  • October 28, 2022 11:21 AM | Anonymous


    Why is it so important to Get Out the Vote?

    In every campaign there are two phases: Persuasion and Engagement.

    Persuasion is us writing postcards telling why we support candidates, dropping lit while canvassing, and talking to our friends about our favorite candidates and the issues. Persuasion is our candidates traveling across the state telling their stories and asking for voter’s support. What a gift it has been to be able to meet so many amazing candidates this year at EDW!

    As we enter the last two weeks we move into the “engagement” phase or Get Out the Vote (GOTV). Now is the time to convince all the people who have been persuaded by the candidate’s messages to get to the polls and VOTE!

    Did you know that Oklahoma had the WORST voter turnout of any state in 2020? And that was with almost 70% of registered voters turning out! So, to say the least, voter turnout will be crucial in this election.

    That’s why in these last days we have to support our candidates in their GOTV efforts. Those efforts will involve knocking on “friendly” doors - because remember we’re no longer trying to persuade people - which is a great way to dip your toe in the canvassing water!

    Campaigns will also be doing lots of phone and text banking. But now their message will change from persuasion to “do you have a plan to vote, do you know where your polling place is, etc” So again, if you haven’t tried phone banking this is a great time to give it a try. It’s such a good feeling when you talk to other people who are as excited about voting as you are! Text banking is also a valuable GOTV tool and is sooo easy.

    Personally, I am making a vow that I will not wake up on election day wishing I had done more. We have a unique set of circumstances in front of us with an unpopular Governor, the issue of public schools and women’s healthcare on the ballot, and an EXCELLENT slate of female (and male) candidates.

    Let’s not waste this!


  • October 28, 2022 11:16 AM | Anonymous


    News from the Oklahoma County Democratic Party

    Get Out The Vote is NOW! 

    OCDP is building a phone banking team to call voters in Oklahoma County! Be a part of this by signing this form NOW! 

    https://forms.gle/P4iTTFQwPrWA1TJs5

    Campaigns need your help today! 

    Check social media and campaign websites.

    Do More Than Vote! 

    Don’t forget to use www.Mobilize.us for all Candidate events and signups!

  • October 28, 2022 11:10 AM | Anonymous


    EDW Website Now Has Live Canvassing Links

    Have a free evening and would like to do some phone or text banking? Our endorsed candidates are making their links to the online programs available on our website so you can log on and quickly see who has phone banking or text banking going when you have a moment! Please note that the “Canvas Here” page is only visible when you are logged in!


    Once you click on the “Canvas Here” link you’ll see this page.



    Then you can click on any of those links and start phone banking! How easy is that? Many thanks to Anna Stuck who facilitated that on our web page.

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