For months, the official Bernie Sanders campaign has been absent from Georgia. As the leading pro-Bernie organization in the state, Metro Atlanta DSA’s independent campaign has provided critical scaffolding to connect Bernie supporters and activists and bring them into the socialist community. Now that the Bernie campaign is soon arriving in Georgia, we believe it is best for members to begin directly engaging with the Bernie campaign. To that end, we have resolved to direct all Metro Atlanta DSA members and supporters to volunteer directly with the Bernie Sanders campaign for all electoral campaigning. We are totally ceasing #DSAForBernie canvassing after March 8th, but will continue to distribute T-Shirts and organize debate watch parties. Read our full campaign strategy memo here.
Volunteer for Bernie
The most important role you can take in the Bernie campaign is as a Bernie Victory Coach! If you have organizing experience, you can work directly with Bernie volunteer-leaders, called Bernie Victory Captains, in overcoming the challenges they face hosting events and building their electoral organizing teams. Sign up here: b-2020.com/bvccoachinfo
If you can’t commit to being a Victory Coach, the Bernie campaign has plenty other ways to volunteer and help the campaign! Here’s a few:
- Become a Bernie Victory Captain at berniesanders.com/signup/bernie-victory-captains/ [don’t worry about the website, the program has been expanded to all 50 states, including Georgia]
- Attend a nearby volunteer event at map.berniesanders.com
- Host a volunteer event at berniesanders.com/host
- Download the BERN app at app.berniesanders.com
- Join a Victory Captain’s organizing team and help build a network of Bernie supporters in your communities
If there were ever a time to be a loud and proud socialist, now is the time. Do your best to take on leadership roles in the Bernie campaign! Host events, teach new volunteers how to canvass and make phone calls, give people rides, and be a friendly face to talk to. And do it all while wearing bright red DSA merch like our T-Shirts and Buttons!!!
You can get campaign literature from our MADSA 4 Bernie Graphics Google Drive
Join DSA and our chapter to get on our members-only Slack (a chat app), where we have a #madsa4bernie channel (chat room).
We’re proud to have knocked thousands of doors in neighborhoods all around Atlanta. If you’re interested in seeing what neighborhoods we’ve already canvassed, check out this google drive with some maps.
Metro Atlanta DSA for Bernie is an independent campaign paid for and organized by the Metro Atlanta Democratic Socialists of America. The Metro Atlanta Democratic Socialists of America (www.madsa.ga) is a chapter of the Democratic Socialists of America (www.dsausa.org). We’re a part of the national DSA For Bernie campaign (bernie.dsausa.org).
The campaign is headed up by a steering committee that can be emailed at bernie (at) madsa.ga
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