Stand Proud, Vote Proud!

StandProudIconOne Iowa’s Stand Proud Voter Project kicked off June 24 with amazing results: More than 20 volunteers and staff went a door-to-door canvass, engaging voters about the upcoming election. One Iowa thanks all the volunteers who made the weekend a huge success!

One Iowa staff and volunteers will hit the doors again July 10 and 11 to ensure pro-equality voters make a difference in November. To learn more about the Stand Proud Voter Project, or get involved, email [email protected]. Please make sure to include your name, address, city, state and phone number.

Equality is on the line this November and we are calling on everyone to help! Stand Proud, Vote Proud!

Wed Jul 14, 2010
6pm – 9pm Volunteer Recruitment Phone Bank: Des Moines
Where: One Iowa, 500 E Locust St, Ste 300, Des Moines, IA 50309
At a volunteer recruitment phone bank, volunteers will make phone calls to One Iowa supporters asking them to volunteer for an upcoming canvass. If they are not available for door-to-door canvassing, we ask if they can volunteer for an upcoming phone bank. It is very important that new and returning volunteers arrive promptly so there is time for a short training session. Following training, volunteers will make calls for about two hours, and end with a discussion about how the phone bank went. We have a limited number of phone lines, so bringing a cell phone to make calls on is appreciated. RSVP

Thu Jul 15, 2010
6pm – 8:30pm Friends and Family Phone Bank: Des Moines
Where: One Iowa, 500 E Locust St., Ste. 300, Des Moines, IA 50309
At a Friends and Family Phone Bank, volunteers will make calls to people they know who likely will volunteer time or donate money to One Iowa. These phone banks are important because of the personal connection with the people we’re calling, who are more likely to volunteer or donate when talking to a friend or family member. Arriving promptly at start time for the short training session is important for both new and returning volunteers. We appreciate returning volunteers coming and helping out new volunteers. The phone bank will be followed by a short discussion. RSVP

Sat Jul 17, 2010
9am – 11am Canvass: Des Moines Farmers Market
Where: 500 E Locust St, Ste 300, Des Moines, IA 50309
Voter outreach at an event or through door-to-door canvassing is a fun and personal way to interact with likely voters face-to-face and talk about progressive issues such as marriage equality, women’s rights, and labor issues. It is important that volunteers arrive at the designated meeting location for a 45-minute training session before the canvass. Staff and volunteers will then carpool to the specific neighborhood or event where the canvass will take place. The canvass will last about three hours and will be followed by a short discussion of the day’s events. RSVP

10 a.m.-2:15 p.m. Canvass: Quad Cities
Where: Home of Tom and Sue Leabhart, 810 E Central Park Ave., Davenport, IA 52803

1pm – 5pm Canvass: Iowa City
Where: Java House, 15 S Dubuque St. Iowa City, IA 52240