I pointed people towards work by sociologist Brooke Harrington on how to reach people who have fallen for conspiracy theories. What’s most effective is finding people who were similarly conned, to help the marks cope with loss of face (“social death”). Sending facts doesn’t help; at some level the mark knows he has been conned and does not plan to admit it.
See separate post for upcoming Activate America (=Flip the West) event.
We intend to raise $5000 for Virginia Assembly candidates. Send the link to our ActBlue page to your friends.
We have fresh Virginia postcards, featuring Bruce’s design. We also have another 100 Dr. Ben Moses (HD-59) addresses. Both will be available in packs of 25 on our porch.
N.B. The Virginia postcards are to be mailed mid-September, to coincide with the start of early voting, which you can reference in the text. Virginia requires a disclaimer “Paid for by [Someone], not authorized by any candidate” on each card. I have printed small sticky labels with my name that you can use, which will be with the cards. Please return the cards to us after you write them, and we will stamp them. That keeps everything straight for the campaign finance rules.
I have slightly modified my sample postcard for Ben Moses in accordance with the campaign instructions, but as usual they wanted to cram in more than anyone will look at.
This election we have a chance to make Dr. Ben Moses a Delegate in District 59. He’s an Army vet, ICU doctor, and wants to invest in Rural Virginia and Health Care for All. Early voting has started. Vote by November 2 for Dr. Moses and the Democratic ticket.Sample postcard
Vote Forward is also conducting a letter campaign for Virginia. They claim 325 thousand written already!
Bill Marthinsen is your contact if you want to canvass in Virginia. Note that because of the expanded (excessive?) Early Voting window, campaigns are not sure when the optimal canvass campaign would be. So, no dates yet.
In our next two meetings we will discuss the Newsom recall attempt, because we don’t want any accidents.
You, too, can post to this site. If stuck, ask me.
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Do we begin the postcards for example…….Dear Aaron and Anthony? If not, what to begin the note with?
That’s what the campaign recommends. I myself am a little skeptical, because you catch people who don’t use their first names… but as I say, first name is what Postcards4VA suggests,.
I liked Judy’s technique:
In November we can elect Dr. BEN MOSES to be a Delegate in Dist. 59. Please vote for Moses, an Army Vet, ICU doctor, who wants to invest in rural VA & Healthcare for all.
Your fellow sister voter, [name of writer]”