Delaware UUs are following our denomination’s call to UU the Vote by sending 3,000 Reclaim Our Vote (ROV) postcards to voters of color in Florida. Approximately 40 volunteers from our four largest congregations joined in this effort. We will be starting a new round of postcards the week of August 10th.
This first round of postcards was a spontaneous initiative–ordering postcards first and then reaching out to volunteers. The response was amazing. One person said she would do a thousand postcards based on what’s at stake in 2020.
We’ve learned a lot from this first campaign. We now have Team Leaders at the four participating congregations and two ROV contacts are supporting us with materials.
We’re planning to set up “Communication Trees” with volunteers contacting two other people who then reach out to two others. We’re also organizing fulfillment teams of people who will assemble and distribute materials to volunteers.
At $.35 per stamp the total cost for postage was $1,050 for 3,000 cards. Most volunteers paid for the postage and UUDAN provided additional funding. We’ve submitted a grant to the UUA to help with postage costs going forward.
The 2020 General Election is three months away and ROV will be continuing the postcard campaign through October. We need your help and we’d love to have you join us. Click here if you’d like to give it a try.