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Organizer Training in Norfolk
For the first time this year VCET will offer a one day training class for organizers on July 22nd in Norfolk. Experienced organizers from VCET, SEIU and graduates from the VAPLP will train the organizers. Do you have members that you want to develop? Do you know individuals who would like to start a career in organizing but need some help learning the basics? This one day class will get them started! As with every VCET training, this will be free to all participants. Please share this registration link. We urge everyone to sign up soon as space will be limited.
Hear What Drop Off Voters Are Thinking - Next VCET Quarterly Meeting
Our partners at ProgressVA have spent many months talking to traditional drop off voters in Virginia's urban crescent. They sought to better understand how they saw themselves, their lives, their relationship to government and what might move them to participate in this year's election. The results are fascinating and should help inform all of our work with voters in 2017. Make sure you're at the June 22nd Quarterly meeting to get the whole picture. We'll be at the University of Richmond downtown building at the corner of 7th and Broad. We'll meet from 12 noon to 4 p.m. and lunch will be served. If you have additional questions please contact our Program Associate, Freddie Berry at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Job Opportunity: Hampton Roads Organizer
Chesapeake Climate Action Network is looking for an organizer to work in the Hampton Roads area. The ideal candidate is an all-star climate leader who has experience in recruiting community members and developing leaders. Please share the entire job description with individuals in your network who you believe would interested in working with CCAN on the coast!
In Case You Missed It
We recently posted this article about collaboration on our Facebook page. It is definitely who we aspire to be at VCET and how we want to work with you, our partners! We hope that's what you want to and that you'll let us know any time you have an idea on how we can do that better!
More Functionality for Hustle
We now have long codes for our work groups. Community members will be able to opt-in our Hustle database to receive updates and event invitations via text message. Please contact our Program Associate, Freddie Berry, at email@example.com if your work group is interested in this new feature.
Data Tip of the Week
VAN has released the Vote Propensity Score for the 2017 general election. This score ranks people in relative order by their likelihood to vote. That is to say, a voter with a score of 90 is more likely to vote than someone with a lower score. While this score intends to predict likeliness to vote, other factors can lead to higher or lower turnout rates than the score.
The score is based on a number of factors including past voting, age, socio-economic factors, and house hold voting behavior. It will be updated once between now and the General Election to take into account newly registered voters and voting in Tuesday’s primaries.
This score is a vital tool for determining GOTV universes. Usually for GOTV purposes, we choose targets in a range of, say 35-65, but you might want to modify this according to your capacity and goals.
Please contact Eric to discuss your GOTV plans and how use of this score can help you with your planning.
NOTE – Eric will be on vacation the week of June 26-30. For routine issues, contact him after he gets back or send an email for his attention upon returning. If you need immediate help with VAN issues during that time, please contact Elena.
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