We have come a long way together in the last four years. We have taken important steps to ensure the voice of the Washington County Dems is heard and made sure those words were turned into action. We have grown our organization from the bottom up and created success after success along the way.
But there are still more steps to be taken, and we’ve gotten to a level where we might not be able to take them alone any more. In order to truly change the political face of this county we need to make thousands of phone calls and contacts now, in an off-election year, and that’s a tough job to get done just with volunteer hours.
We need to make calls to all of the strong Dems in the county who we do not already know—all 14,000 of them—and invite them to join us in the upcoming year. We need to invite them to upcoming forums, and add them to our list to receive email blasts and invitations to our events. We need to break away from only contacting voters when we want something—their vote—and instead work on contacting them to offer something—an event, an ear to listen, a place to go with questions and concerns.
But this will take more time and effort than we’ve been able to give up in the past, so we’d like to offer a different option. That option is to hire a full-time organizer in Washington County. This organizer can make the phone calls, knock on the doors, put together events, and reach out to an even greater community of left-leaning voters.
We would hire him/her for nine months of work—September 1, 2015 through May 31, 2016. This is a great opportunity to get the legwork done leading into the important upcoming campaigns.
What’s the catch? We need money to make it happen. A salary of $2,500 per month plus health insurance and taxes adds up to $30,231 for the nine-month period. We are running a fundraising campaign from July 1st through September 1st and will keep the money raised in a segregated account. If we raise enough by the end of the campaign, we hire. If not, the contributions received will be returned.
To contribute towards hiring our organizer, please send a check to DPWC, P.O. Box 355, west Bend, WI 53095—or stop by the office and contribute in person. Make your check payable to “DPWC.” If you have questions, please contact Tanya Lohr at firstname.lastname@example.org or 414-467-8469.