The Archie Platform

2023 Postcard Campaign: No Off Years! High Potential Native Voters

2023 Postcard Campaign: No Off Years! High Potential Native Voters

Next Date Mar 31, 202310:00am - 10:15am MST

Location Kayenta, AZ 86033

About this event

In 2023, our team must reach every Native Democratic voter on Navajo, Hopi, and White Mountain Apache lands in Northeast Arizona. With your help, we can empower Native voices in Arizona politics to vote for a Blue Arizona. Our organization has no “off” years – the Presidential election may be in 2024, but our voters are there every year and building our relationship doesn’t take a year off.

Please sign up to get a list of 25 voter addresses and a script to help us reach our voters. There is no actual meeting on Fridays for this project: 10am AZ time is the cut off time for registering for that week.

This volunteer effort allows us to keep our funds in the field and increase the number of organizers we can have on the ground. We now have four full time Native field organizers: you help make that possible with these cards to voters. Thank you!

Questions? Reach out to [email protected]

### Here Are the Details:

◻ **There is no meeting for this project.**

◻ We will let you know the **mailing date** for your assignment.

◻ You will receive a list of 25 addresses via email on the Friday you signed up for; look for the subject line “Your postcard addresses”

◻ Please respond **to that email** (not this one!) to confirm receipt of your list.

◻ Please purchase or print 25 postcards and stamps. Use postcards that are inclusive. Please no issues or campaign slogans/images, and no holidays.

◻ A script will be provided. DO NOT add any additional information to the cards.

◻ Hand-write the message and address on every postcard.

◻ Sign with your first name or initials and do not include any personal contact information.

◻ If you’d like more than 25 addresses, please **register here** and then send an email to [email protected] with your requested quantity.

Thank you for your commitment to Native and rural voters!

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*More about why we write postcards to voters on Sovereign Lands in Northeast Arizona:*

The tribal lands in Northeast Arizona stretch over a vast rural geography whose population is thinly spread. Most areas receive little to no cellular and Internet coverage. There are few major roads, and seasonal washouts and snowfall complicate driving. Given this geography, Native Democrats organizing their communities turned to large postcards campaigns to reach out to Navajo, Hopi, and White Mountain Apache voters across the region.

In 2020 volunteers for the Northeast Arizona Native Democrats sent over 18,000 postcards to voters on the Navajo, Hopi and White Mountain Apache Nations. That means volunteers sent postcards to EVERY Permanent Early Voting List (PEVL) voter, explaining to them how to make sure their vote counted. Their work paid off. We had a 300% increase in mail in ballots in 2020 over 2016 and yet only a tiny increase in ballots that needed corrections. We know this project increased the number of votes counted on tribal land and extended Biden’s victory in Arizona.

In 2021, we sent almost 80,000 cards to keep our voters connected to what Democrats are doing in their community – every year, not just when there is an election. Your work has allowed to reach out to every registered Democrat on Tribal lands, while saving us the equivalent of an entire year’s salary for one of our Native organizers. Thank you!

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