Everyone loves a success story.
The Board of Directors of the Democratic Women’s Club (DWC) of Flagler County is thrilled to say “Wow!” and “Thank You!” for the great work that went into our grassroots, vote-by-mail (VBM) campaign that ended on June 30.
Not only were we the first in the state to implement the initiative, our club had the highest percentage increase in “New” Democratic Women signed up for VBM in the state!
“New” Democratic Women (NDWs) are Flagler County women who registered as Democrats after the deadline to vote in the 2018 election. At the start of the campaign in March, 2020, 148 NDWs had signed up for vote-by-mail. By the end of our campaign in late June, that number had risen to 432, an increase of 23.8%!
We achieved truly outstanding results. All credit goes to the dedication and hard-work of our volunteers. Twenty-three of our members stuffed, stamped and mailed 973 VBM registrations to NDWs during the first two weeks of May. Eleven of our members made follow-up phone calls to as many of those 973 as we could reach by phone.
Our phone volunteers,
- checked to see if our mailing was received,
- fielded questions, and debunked myths, about vote-by-mail, and
- introduced many to the Democratic Women’s Club of Flagler County, garnering our club 7 new members.
Although the mailing was an expensive undertaking, our members contributed enough to cover the $1,026 cost of the project. We were all working toward a common goal, and member contributions of time and money were integral to our success.
We are extremely grateful to the many individuals who volunteered for our Vote-By-Mail campaign. What’s more, we’re energized to continue!
Our Club’s next project is a “Get-Out-The-Vote” initiative, designed to get Democrats elected in the local non-partisan races in the August primary. Most Democrats don’t know who to vote for in the non-partisan races, and many may not vote as a result. We will be text-banking an electronic slate card with five candidates’ names and we’ll run a virtual phone banking to reach those Flagler Democrats with non-cell phones.
Democratic turnout is key! Let’s follow this successful project with another and help turn Florida Blue!
Be a volunteer, and make a difference! To sign up to help with our GOTV campaign, click HERE.