No on W Team

11 activistshave pledged a total of
39 hoursof a 100 hour goal
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How we can create the county we want

Do you feel like Nevada County leadership is out of touch with your concerns and more and more representative of extreme and minority interests? Do you wonder what they were thinking when they voted to ban outdoor cannabis growing? We do, too, and we have a plan to build a countywide movement to turn things around.

We like doing math, and our math indicates that we don't have to change minds in order to put the county back in our hands—we just have to get several thousand more of the people who also want change to participate in creating the future we want.

There is one kind of mind changing that is needed, though: we need to show our friends who don't usually vote that it can actually make a difference. That's one reason our software has thresholds for action: we figure out how much of thing A is needed in order to change thing B. Whether thing A is votes or volunteer hours, when you pledge some of it you can see how it contributes to the goal, and the victory.

We're running three complementary Take2 campaigns to defeat Measure W on June 7th, each based on exactly what we think it will take to win. To maximize your impact, please take a few moments to pledge to each of them.

  1. Posse builder. To reach sufficient new voters and volunteers in person and to create a sustained movement to take back our county, we need 1,500 6-person teams of friends. Start yours now.
  2. Vote builder. We need approximately 6,000 people who don't usually vote to cast a NO ballot. Pledge yours now.
  3. Team builder. That's this page. To reach 6,000 new voters before the election we need approximately 2,000 hours of strategic volunteerism.

There are many ways to achieve this, and they all depend on individual supporters enlisting other individual supporters. We built this tool to show how much additional support NO on W needs, and to give you concrete ways to take part while seeing exactly how your participation leads to victory.

Pledge to volunteer right now and show our collective power to create true democracy.

Easy ways to help that fit your availability and skills

The campaign and volunteers have created several ways to help right now from the comfort of your keyboard, phone or sneakers. Please make sure to *pledge* before you start working so we can keep track of progress towards our goal! In most cases you'll have almost a month to follow through on your pledge, so even if you make a big pledge it might only amount to a small bit of time per day. Here are some of the options; there are many more to choose from when you pledge.

  1. Tabling. Getting face-to-face with voters is the highest-impact thing you can do for this campaign. You can do it in front of an approved business or event. You get to choose where, so it can be something you already want to attend. Can be done solo or in pairs. Tabling can involve education, handing out info, registering voters, and helping people make a Take2 pledge. If you're not already conversant with the arguments against Measure W and for regulation, you'll be trained.
  2. Tableting. Like tabling, except with a clipboard or iPad, and moving through the crowd to talk to people instead of waiting for them to approach you. You can generally reach about ten times as many people this way, and people who register to vote electronically are also more likely to actually vote.
  3. Phonebanking. It sounds scary, and it can be for the first couple calls. But then it gets fun and addictive. Phonebanking is used to find out which way voters are leaning, identify and coordinate with supporters, and recruit volunteers. Can be done from home or at a phonebanking party with others or your posse.
  4. Facebanking. Use our tools to find all your Facebook Friends and Friends of Friends who live in Nevada County; then invite them to our private event that contains all the info about our goal and the critical importance of participating. Join our Facebanking group to stay hip and contribute to the latest strategies.
  5. Supervolunteer. Join the core crew to help strategize and coordinate the efforts of other volunteers. You will also be asked to help orient new volunteers.
  6. Truckee Supervolunteer. Join the core crew to help strategize and coordinate the efforts of other volunteers. For residents of Truckee with a focus on eastern Nevada County.
  7. Latino outreach. The campaign needs help reaching the Latino community, especially in Truckee. This position will require a fair bit of self direction, and bi-lingualism is preferred.

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Please note that the goal is subject to change if new information or demonstrated volunteering results suggest it should.

Actions

I will do a Facebook post
I will post a message to a Nevada County Facebook group that I'm a part of, explain why I care about this campaign, and share the Take2 campaign.
3 pledges
I will contact three people
I will email personal messages to three friends, tell them why I care about this campaign, and invite them to pledge.
I will plant a yard sign
I'll pick up a sign and plant it in my yard.
1 pledges
I will plant a yard sign and share one, too
I'll pick up two signs, plant one in my yard and give the other to a buddy.
I will facebank
I will use Take2's tools to find all my Facebook Friends and Friends of Friends who live in Nevada County; then invite them to our private event page that contains all the info about our goal and the critical importance of participating.
I'll find endorsers and broaden support
I'm a member or leader of an organization, neighborhood association, business, or community institution. I'll reach out to my associates and ask them to join dozens of local organizations in opposing this misguided legislation, privately or with an endorsement.
I will reach out to performers
I'll contact performing artists who have upcoming local shows to inform them about the measure. I'll request that they consider sharing a post about it on their Facebook page or promote it at their event.
I will do SMS outreach
Using slick software, I'll text message folks who've already signed up with the campaign in order to further engage them.
I will crew at Unity Day
I'll help pull off the special event at Pioneer Park on April 30th. The event goes from 2pm 'til dusk. Jobs include setup, trash collection, clean-up and more. Anyone helping with Unity Day gets in free.
I'll recruit by a variety of means
No special tools required. After I've already formed a posse and want to keep bringing people into the movement, I'll find 5–10 friends any way I can and convince them to pledge and vote.
I will monitor the election
I'll help make sure everything is proper on voting day, June 7th.
I will do Facebook promotion
I'll help publicize our efforts and the pledge opportunities on Nevada County Facebook group pages.
I will poster for events
I will help pin up posters and flyers around town.
I will walk the crowd
I will cruise through events with a tablet or clipboard and build support in real time.
I will table
I will attend an event or set up outside and approved location and spread the word.
I will table in Truckee
I will attend an event or set up outside and approved location and spread the word.
2 pledges
I will help with tech
I'm handy with computers and can help in a variety of techie ways.
I will phonebank
I'll use campaign tools to reachout to local voters by telephone.
I will host a party
I will host an event to socialize while signing up voters and volunteers and getting people excited about participating.
I will facebank captain
I'll help coordinate the facebanking efforts of other volunteers. I have strong computer literacy.
I will be an SMS captain
I'll help coordinate the texting efforts of other volunteers. I have strong computer literacy.
I will help reach Latino voters
The campaign needs help reaching the Latino community, especially in Truckee. This position will require a fair bit of self direction, and bi-lingualism is preferred. Big opportunity for impact.
I will Supervolunteer
I will join the core crew to help strategize and coordinate the efforts of other volunteers. I'll also help orient new volunteers.
I will Supervolunteer in Truckee
I will join the core crew to help strategize and coordinate the efforts of other volunteers. I live in Truckee and can focus on eastern Nevada County.
I will Supervolunteer
I will join the core crew to help strategize and coordinate the efforts of other volunteers. I'll also help orient new volunteers.
I will Supervolunteer in Truckee
I will join the core crew to help strategize and coordinate the efforts of other volunteers. I live in Truckee and can focus on eastern Nevada County.
Sign me up for the next one
I'm not ready to jump in at this moment, but this seems cool. Let me know about future opportunities to mobilize with a high likelihood of success for things I care about.
14 pledges