Get Out The Vote Kickoff – Northern Lake County Action

September 22, 2019 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
IL 60030
Gail Nottenburg

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Gail Nottenburg

From Gail:

Hi everyone!

It’s hard to believe we’re gearing up for the 2020 election already, but it can’t come soon enough for me. I expect many of you feel the same way.

Some of us met in the now-defunct Indivisible Northern Lake County and some of us walked together in our canvasses and/or wrote postcards together at our card-writing parties leading up to the 2018 elections. It goes without saying that our work paid off with landslide wins in the midterms. But taking back the House was just the start.

Now we’re gearing up for an even bigger battle – the 2020 Election – and I’m writing to ask:

Are you with us?

If you’re game, here’s what we’ve got planned:

First – and this is purely social – we hope you can join us for a Get Out The Vote Kickoff / Open House where we can get reacquainted and charged up for the work that lies ahead. The Kickoff will be in Grayslake on Sunday, September 22, from 5:00pm to 8:00pm. Mark your calendar and plan to join us. More details will follow.

Following the Kickoff, we will again be organizing frequent canvassing and letter writing events, similar to what we did for the 2018 midterm election.  The Letters to Voters events will commence shortly – before the end of 2019 and continue heavily through the winter. Get Out the Vote canvassing will gear up in the spring and will cover local areas including southern Wisconsin.

Dorothy Ryan, another former Indivisible NLC member, has volunteered to co-lead these efforts with me.  Dorothy’s background in graphic design and marketing communications is a welcome addition and will become readily apparent in future emails and in materials we create to support our efforts.

Our mission is simple and critical: Let’s get out the vote! We want to reach as many voters as possible to make sure they show up and vote in the 2020 elections. We have a big job ahead of us, but I believe our small group of thoughtful, committed citizens is up to the task.

Please reply and let me know if are interested in attending the Kickoff Open House and/or getting involved in some of the canvassing and letter writing events that are planned.

If you have moved, or working to Get Out the Vote just isn’t your jam anymore, please let me know and I’ll remove you from the list.

All the best,


One thought on “Get Out The Vote Kickoff – Northern Lake County Action

  1. Gail, I was thrilled to know you are championing the GOTV! YES! I’d love to do this again.

    Sign me up for the social – I’ll miss Camp Democrat. GOTV takes precedence.
    I’m not sure what are the “local areas”? I’m walking #308 (mine). I plan to add Carrisa too. I live in Brad’s 10th.
    Want me to cover that or work with you? Just advise.\

    RE: writing
    I’m a founding member of Stop EtO in Lake County. Ive organized 3 writing parties — with a twist. We found using the same postcard was ineffective. I made a major switch. Initially we used old postcards – Holiday Inn, Howard Johnson, etc. Then we used covers from cards we had received (no sympathy cards!).l I pre-cut them to Post Office sizing. Writers were very enthusiastic! We finished 205 pieces with 8 writers/ 90 mins. I mention this as an option for your tool kit.
    I look forward to seeing you again!
    I look

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