Lynne Serpe Campaign for NYC Council Tops $100,000
September 24, 2009 in Local Elections
The latest Email Newsletter from the Lynne Serpe for NYC Council Campaign contains a lot of great news. This campaign should definitely top the list of campaigns to watch this November.
As we enter the final phase of our City Council Campaign, I want to share how far we’ve come here in District 22, all because of your support:
We turned in over four times the signatures needed to get on the ballot. Thank you to the dozens of volunteers who collected them and the thousands of district voters who stopped to sign.
We’ve opened our fabulous storefront campaign office at 25-23 Astoria Boulevard. Feel free to drop in, we’re there weekends and most week nights.
Our wonderful volunteers came out to the top 12 polling sights in the district on Primary Day and made sure voters knew they might not have had a choice then, but they’ll will have a clear choice on Election Day.
We just crossed the $100,000 point, thanks to donations from almost FOUR HUNDRED grassroots supporters, almost a dozen house parties and fun fundraising events and the NYC Matching Funds Program. THANK YOU EVERYONE THAT HELPED US GET THERE. And yes, that deserved all caps.
But we’re just getting warmed up! These final six weeks is the time for us to keep reaching out to voters and to maintain a visible presence in the community. Last week’s primary made it clear that voters in Western Queens are tired of politics as usual. It’s time for a change.
ASTORIA PARK SHORELINE CLEANUP: SUNDAY, SEPT 27
1:00pm – 4:00 pm. Join us at the War Memorial on Shore Boulevard, wear sturdy shoes, sunblock and your campaign t-shirt. Afterwards we’ll head over to our campaign office a few blocks away for some refreshing beverages.
VOTER REGISTRATION DRIVE: OCT 2 – OCT 8
We live in a popular, diverse neighborhood but not everyone is registered to vote. I aim to change that. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for our voter registration schedule for the week of Oct 2 – Oct 8 (deadline to register is October 9th).
LETTERS TO THE EDITOR: SEPT 22-OCT 23
We have several local papers in Western Queens, you can write one letter and send it to all of them – or be a go getter and write a different one for each! Letters in the paper are a great and free way to let everyone know there is a true progressive option for City Council. Contact email@example.com for contact information and ideas about topics.
OFFICE VOLUNTEERS AND CANVASSING: EVERY DAY
Our campaign office (now beautifully adorned with Colleen Deery’s paintings of Irish landscapes on the walls) has several phone lines and computers, and the entire district needs to be walked. Let us know how and when you can help, we’d love to have you be part of the team. Send us an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
ELECTION DAY: NOV 3
We will be mobilizing 100 volunteers minimum on Election Day. Please email email@example.com if you can volunteer a few hours, half day or even the full fifteen hours of fun.
We are just a handful of donations away from maxing out the program, please donate today so we can focus 100% on voter outreach. Remember, thanks to the City’s matching funds program your donation will be matched 6:1, so a $20 donation means a total of $140 for us to fight the good fight.
TOGETHER, WE CAN MAKE A DIFFERENCE.
Green Party Candidate for City Council, District 22
P.S. – I’ll be at Two Coves Community Garden and campaigning at nearby Astoria Houses from 11-4:00 pm on Saturday for our community barbecue, please stop by for food, fun, flowers and friendship!