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October 4, 2005

Virginia: The Bluening


It’s only five weeks until the Virginia election, and there are plenty of opportunities to help the Democrats win. One way to get involved is to get on Tanya Tarr’s e-mail list and volunteer at the events she’s organizing. I met Tanya at the Running for Change kickoff in July, and she’s enthusiastic about making Virginia bluer. She quit her job to work full-time for Democratic victories in Virginia this year, and if you’re interested in helping she’s got something for you to do! Below is her latest e-mail about upcoming events. Write Tanya at to get on the list.

Moving Arlington Forward — Beginning the Final Push!

Volunteer Opportunities!
Let’s Get our Democrat Tim Kaine elected as the next GOVERNOR!
Get involved in Arlington County!

There are 35 days until the election.

SEPTEMBER 26, 2005 Weekly Reason To Come Out and Volunteer:

This election is going to very close — and in a state-wide election, every vote counts! Please sign up to help with our county-wide literature drops, our weekly phone banks and Get Out The Vote Weekend!

Welcome to Ross Rapoport, a dedicated volunteer here in the office! Also – many thanks to Marie Van Ness, who made 90 calls last night! They are part of the reason we’ve been able to reach so many voters each week! Please come join us!

Events for the Week:

  1. PHONE BANKING! Metro Accessible! (Mon thru Thurs, 5 to 9pm, and Sundays 4-8 pm.)
  2. Educators for Kaine — Phonebanking on Tues and Weds!
  3. Metro Flyering this Thursday Oct 6th AM and PM! We need your help!
  4. Help with a County-wide Literature Drop, Oct 22nd-23rd, Oct 29th-30th
  5. Sign up for GOTV weekend and Election Day!
  6. Stay tuned for our Arlington Sign Wave…

1. Phone Banking Fun! Mon — Thurs, 5-9pm, Sun 4-8pm
Now Metro Accessible!
Help us reach critical Federal voters on their phones, and urge them to Get Out and Vote!
Monday through Thursday: 5pm to 9pm
Sunday: 4-8pm
(email: to schedule a time, or call 703-528-8588)

Phone banking locations:
3440 N. Fairfax Drive — can accommodate large groups, one block from the VA Square metro stop on the orange line. (from the metro stop, walk to the Fairfax side, turn right on Fairfax, the phone bank location is on the right side, about 1 block down)

Also at ACDC Headquarters, located at 4620 Lee Hwy, Suite 214, Arlington, VA 22207. ACDC HQ is easily accessible on the 3 A, B and E bus line, direct from Rosslyn and East Falls Church. Email or call for details.

2. Educators for Kaine — Phonebanking on Tuesdays and Thursdays
Please join us as teachers, educators and other education activists gather to call critical Arlington voters! We will be phone banking from 6-9pm on Tuesdays and Wednesdays at the AEA Headquarters, located at the Rock Spring Professional Center. 5691 Columbia Pike. (near the intersection of Carlin Springs and Columbia Pike, near Route 7.) Please email Jim Schroeder to sign up and for more info:

3. Metro Flyering!
In conjunction with the Joint Campaign, we will be flyering the metro stops next week. Please email me if you can help — for AM and PM shifts! We will be flyering Ballston, VA Square, Courthouse, and Rosslyn, as well as Pentagon City and Crystal City, from 7-9am and 5-7pm to promote the Governor’s Debate happening this Sunday, October 9th.

Please email or call 703-528-8588 and let us know which metro stop you can help at!

4. Help with a County-wide Literature Drop, Oct 22nd-23rd, Oct 29th-30th
Sign up for a weekend shift to help us reach critical Democratic voters in Arlington. We will be doing three county-wide literature drops or “walks”, where we leave crucial voter information at supporters’ doors. WE NEED YOUR HELP. Please email or call 703-528-8588 and let us know what days you can help!

5. Sign up for GOTV weekend and Election Day!
Set aside this critical, final-push weekend and help get some great democrats elected. If you can help during Get Out The Vote (GOTV) weekend and Election Day — November 8th — please let me know — email me at or call 703-528-8588.

6. Stay tuned for our Arlington Sign Wave….
Soon to be announced, a little visibility fun….

Don’t hesitate — we need your help in this close election — sign up to volunteer today!

Drop me a line!


Tanya Tarr
Organizer, Arlington County
Virginia Victory 2005
Office: 703.528.8589
Cell: 202.441.9545

VA needs more TLC (Tim, Leslie and Creigh!)

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