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October 28, 2020 —

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Learn Virtual Organizing in the Age of Social Isolation

Wednesday, May 27
6-7:30 p.m.

You are invited to the May 27 online meeting of the West Side Democrats -- it’s one you won’t want to miss. The topic is timely: How to Conduct VIRTUAL Grassroots Organizing During Social Isolation. To register, click here.

VIRTUAL ORGANIZING is the “new normal” for getting things done – from grassroots political organizing to working from home to keeping in touch with families during the pandemic. We do it virtually by using social media to communicate, to recruit, to organize. Gone, for the foreseeable future at least, are the days of in-person rallies, canvassing door to door, and meeting in neighborhood party offices to get out the vote.

So how do we jump into the fray? The WSD May 27 Zoom meeting is YOUR STARTING POINT.
  • County and state Democratic Party leaders will give advice about and tools for using social media.
  • Organizers who are effectively using social media will share their tips.
  • We will share our questions, along with our trepidations, to become comfortable w/social media organizing.
  • We will give you the framework to self-assess your current outreach strategies and how to adapt to using social media. Probing questions will be asked to ascertain your needs throughout the meeting.
  • A variety of resources will be provided.
Our panelists include:
  • Brian Colón, NM State Auditor, will discuss his use of social media during the pandemic;
  • Flora Lucero, Chair of the Democratic Party of Bernalillo County, will discuss precinct maps and other tools available from the county party;
  • Brenda Pence, Chair of War 16A, will give tips for Ward and Precinct Organizing virtually;
  • Miranda Van Dijk, Democrat Pary of New Mexico Director of Communications, will share state party tools and tips.
We hope you can join us for this important meeting. Click on this link to register for the meeting. We hope to “see” you on May 27th.

Get an Early Start on Learning New Online Skills

Friday, May 22
11 – noon, MDT

Check out this free, 1-hour webinar - “Train the Trainer: Effective Communication in Virtual Trainings” - from the National Democratic Training Committee (NDTC). You'll learn best practices for community-based learning in virtual spaces, including increasing participation rates in a virtual setting. Here is the link to register for this training.

Are Your Dues Overdue for 2020?

We currently have 88 paid members for 2020. Dues are due annually on January 1, so if the last time you paid your dues was anytime in 2019, you are overdue.


Help us reach our goal of having 140 paid members by July 1, and 200 by the end of the year. Click here to pay online your membership will help us continue the work of grassroots organizing so we can continue to ride the Blue Wave in November!

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