MEDIA ADVISORY - November 6, 2012
Contact: Dustin Craun - 303-667-4027 - email@example.com
Over the last two months Deffered Action (DREAM) elegible youth along with a number of formerly incacerated people, most of whom are not actually eligible to vote in this election have lead a major get out the vote effort in Richmond and East Contra Costa County with CCISCO - Contra Costa Interfaith. These leaders have made tens o thousands of phone calls and knocked on hundreds of doors in low income and low frequency voting areas that are most often neglected by the corporate funded Get Out the Vote campaigns. These leaders hope to have their voices heard in this election even though they themselves cannot vote.
This effort is part of the largest community-led voter mobilization effort in state's recent history which will include more than 5000 volunteer participants in 23 counties across California who will phone and canvass hundreds of thousands of voters in the final 24 hours before Election Day.
The efforts are the culmination of months of work by communities around the state organized by groups that are part of Reclaim California's Future, a coalition committed to passing Proposition 30 and raising revenue through progressive taxes for California schools and services. Collectively, the groups have engaged thousands of volunteers and community leaders around the state to turn out 250,000 voters who are most impacted by the budget cuts to pass Proposition 30. They anticipate this will add approximately 4% of the statewide winning vote for Proposition 30, the tipping point in this very close race.
In the last several months, neighborhood residents, parents, students, seniors, educators, members of faith institutions have put in more than 35,000 hours of community labor to pass Proposition 30.
Richmond and East Contra Costa on ELECTION DAY
Join us any time throughout the day as we will be phone banking and walking in Richmond and East County to Get Out the Vote.
In Richmond we will meet at the CCISCO office at 9am and we will be conducting phone banking and GOTV precinct walks until the polls close at 8pm.
In East County we will be phone banking at the CCISCO office from 9am to 8pm - 202 G Street, Suite 1 - Antioch
We will be conducting our precinct walks from St. Anthony's church in Oakley starting at 9am
If you are interesting in learning more about our civic engagement campaign please contact your local organizer or Teresa Flores at (925) 759-7402 or firstname.lastname@example.org.