East Bay "Democracy for America" Meetup Message Board › Get Out the Vote for Special state Senate race next week
I'm writing because we need your help to seize a golden opportunity to pick up the California State
Senate seat vacated by Abel Maldonado when he was confirmed as Lt. Governor, leaving us only one
seat away from a 2/3 Democratic majority in the State Senate.
Democrat and former Assemblymember John Laird needs your help to Get Out
The Vote for Tuesday's Election.
In this Special Election, If a candidate can get 50%+1 of the vote, that candidate wins and we avoid a
run off. If no candidate reaches 50%+1, we go into a runoff election on 8/17.
Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger scheduled this Special Election to conveniently suppress voter
turnout, giving an advantage to the Republican opponent.
Permanent absentee ballots and voter information guides were mailed to the voters 2 weeks ago,
but many people mistook the materials for duplicates from the June 8th primary election.
It is projected to be an extremely low turnout election, so it is all about the ground game of
getting our voters to the polls.
California's Senate District 15 includes parts or all of five counties: Santa Clara, Santa Cruz, Monterey,
San Luis Obispo and San Benito.
BUT... we need volunteers all over California to help us Get Out the Vote!
Can We Count on YOU?!
Please forward this information far and wide.
In this email, you can click the links below to jump to each section or simply scroll through and read.
Information about John Laird and What He Stands For
Volunteer Opportunities at the San Jose Headquarters
Contact Information and Hours for District Offices
Your Meetup Team
Making Calls from Home