People Power: How You Can Help

Womens March Jan 2017 Manchester ContingentWinning campaigns are built on people power. If you believe in change and want to make a difference, please join us.

To volunteer for any of the projects below, please email kathjames4staterep@gmail.com, and check our events calendar for updates and opportunities.

Knock, Knock. Who’s There?
You are! Particularly for a first-time challenger, the key to winning is knocking on doors. You’ll head out in teams of two, with my campaign materials and an easy goal — to tell voters about my campaign and find out what issues matter most to them. We focus on “friendly” doors (Democrats and independents), so don’t be shy: This is about conversation, not confrontation.

We’ll be canvassing neighborhoods across the district, in teams of two, on the following dates:

  • For the August 14 primary: June 10, July 15, August 5, August 11-14
  • For the November 6 general: September 23, October 7, October 14, October 21, October 27–28, November 3–6

If you want to make a difference, knocking doors is the most important thing you can do. My goal is to recruit 12 people on each of the dates listed above, to work a three-hour shift. We’ll also be running phone banks in the final days before the primary and general.

Write a Letter to the Editor
Letters to the editor are almost as important as knocking doors! Please consider submitting a short letter to the Manchester Journal to explain why you support my campaign. By early summer, I’d like to have a confirmed list of letter-writers, with topic and deadline, that will guarantee a regular presence in the local media throughout the summer and fall.

Host an Event (or Invite Me to One)
Please organize a small, informal “meet and greet” for me at your home, your book group, or any civic organization or club. I’m also happy to speak at events or simply attend them. House parties and community gatherings are an important way for me to meet more people face-to-face and share my passion for serving the Northshire.

Share My Campaign on Social Media
Though “likes” and “follows” are great, the best way to amplify our message is to share my Facebook posts—or Website links—to your own social media pages. You can find me online at my Facebook page and the Website includes a news blog that we’ll update throughout the campaign. And be sure to sign up for my mailing list.

Donate
Every dollar helps us with important outreach tasks like printing campaign materials and mailing postcards! You can make a campaign contribution here.

“All politics is local.”

—Tip O’Neill (1912­–1994), former Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives