Message from our President

FCYDems members,

Thank you for all of the support you have given to Andy Ginther, our endorsed Team for Columbus City Council – Zach Klein, Liz Brown, Jaiza Page, Michael Stinziano and Shannon Hardin and all of the other FCYDems endorsed candidates.  From canvasses to phone banks to fundraisers and social media support our members have been doing a great job spreading the word about the candidates we need here in Franklin County! I’m writing you today because it’s time to Get Out the Vote and we need your help.   Here are three ways to get involved as we round the final stretch!
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1. Phone bank with us on Wednesday.  FCYDems is hosting a phone bank for the endorsed candidates in Columbus.  We’ll be phone banking from Ginther headquarters (1108 City Park Ave (second floor)) from 5-8pm. Stop by – even if it’s just for 15 minutes and make some calls to likely voters.  RSVP to me at president@fcydems.com.

2. Talk to voters at the early vote center on Saturday! FCYDems has volunteered to distribute Democratic Party sample ballots at Franklin County Board of Elections – Early Vote Center (1700 Morse Road) during early voting on Saturday 10/31.  We still need people help during all shifts: 1700 Morse Rd 8AM-11AM, 11AM-1PM and 1PM-4PM.  Can you make it?  Please RSVP and let me know (president@fcydems.com).

3. Help on Election Day!  Poll standing on Election Day, Tuesday, November 3, will be one of the most important programmatic pieces of the entire 2015 Democratic Coordinated Campaign. We need to recruit volunteers to stand at polling locations and hand out Democratic Party sample ballots. Due to the specific nature of these races, this is a powerful vote-winning activity. Each shift begins with reporting to the Ginther HQ at 1108 City Park Ave, 2nd floor, to pick up materials and receive training, then head to the assigned polling location. Here are the shifts.

  • Shift 1 – 5:45 am to 10 am (arrive at polling location by 6:30 am)
  • Shift 2 – 9:30 am to 2 pm (arrive at polling location by 10:15 am)
  • Shift 3 – 1:30 pm to 6 pm (arrive at polling location by 2:15 pm)
  • Shift 4 – 3:45 pm to 7:30 pm (arrive at polling location by 4:30 pm) 

Our priorities are shifts 1, 2, and 4, since those cover the peak times of before work, the lunch hour, and after work. If someone commits to working all day, we will arrange breaks for them at non-peak times. Please contact me or Brendan Kelley at Brendan.L.Kelley@gmail.com to sign up.

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Finally – GO VOTE! Election Day is Tuesday, November 3. Make sure you have set aside time to go vote (we all know how busy young people can be).  If you would rather vote early – there’s still time.  The Franklin County Early Vote Center is open all week. On through Friday the center is open from 8:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.  On Saturday, it is open from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. (You can vote before or after your volunteer shift!).   The center is also open on Sunday from 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m and Monday from 8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Thank you for everything that you have done in support of the democrats on the ballot.  Our efforts and support have not gone unnoticed.  With just one week to go, let’s bring it home for the team!

Democratically Yours,

Jen House

FCYDems President

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