Election boot camp with Commissioner Holian and former Mayor Coss

Do you want to make a difference this November by helping elect candidates who will make New Mexico a better place for us all?

This two-and-a-half-hour training will teach you best tactics for winning elections.

We'll hear from Santa Fe County Commissioner Kathy Holian and former Mayor David Coss, veteran campaign managers and practiced canvassers. We'll discuss the latest data on what really turns voters out. And we'll have a chance to practice these techniques to prepare you to be an effective campaigner this fall.

WHEN: 6 to 8:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 11

WHERE: Whole Foods, 1090 S. St. Francis, (corner of St. Francis and Cordova). We will be in a building just west of the main store.

SPONSORING GROUPS: Sierra Club Rio Grande Chapter, Environment New Mexico, America Votes, Emerge NM, Federation of Teachers, Animal Protection Voters New Mexico

Draft Agenda:

6-6:10 p.m.: Sign-in

6:10-6:30: Welcome and introductions — Teresa Seamster, Sierra Club Northern New Mexico Group

6:30-6:50: Your power to turn out voters and how — Carmen Lopez, America Votes

6:50-7:20: The candidates' perspective — former Santa Fe Mayor David Coss and Santa Fe County Commissioner Kathy Holian

7:20-7:40: Experiences from the field

7:40 - 8:10: Role-play exercise — Reena Szczepanski, EmergeNM

8:10-8:20: How did it go? What did you learn?

8:20-8:30: What kind of electoral work would you like to do?

Please RSVP to camilla.feibelman@sierraclub.org, 505.715.8388 with the following information:

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Thank you — let's win for the environment this year!