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    Being The Change In Action Being The Change In Action Presentation Transcript

    • Being the Change in Action:Texas Democratic Women
      2010 State Convention
      Tanya Tarr
      Texas AFT
    • Facts about us –
      As Elected Officials
      As Voters
      Organizations and Campaigns run on:
      People
      Time
      Money
      Workshop it!
      Questions
      Being the Change
    • Women as Elected Officialsand Voters
    • Women in Congress
    • Women in State Legislatures
    • Women as Governors
    • Women are increasingly represented
    • And more have Ds than Rs
    • The Texas Voter
      All Registered Voters in Texas
      • There are more registered women than men in Texas.
      (54% women to 46% men)
      • Women participate in higher number AND proportion
      than men in primary AND general elections.
    • Campaigns and Organizations
      run on:
      • PEOPLE
      • TIME
      • MONEY
    • It’s all about retail politics!
      Thank you’s, follow ups and celebrations!
      Give people a chance to grow
      LIST MAINTENANCE
      Your list is your source of power!
      Social Events outside of just electoral work
      People come for the cause and stay for coffee
      Social Networks are key
      They save money and time
      Positive use of social pressure – the bandwagon effect.
      Running on PEOPLE
    • Campaigns are a race against the clock.
      It’s all about counting:
      Who’s for you
      Who’s against you
      Who’s still making up their mind.
      Help turn strong supporters into Volunteers
      And sign them up as your new members!
      Why women are trusted messengers
      Adopt a Conservative Dad/Husband Program
      Running on TIME
    • Running on MONEY
      The Circle of Influence
      Power
      Ax-to-Grind
      Ideological
      Personal
      Candidate or Officer
    • Make the case by showing what donations buy
      Fundraising is an opportunity to own success!
      Helps make the pitch
      Makes the donation tangible
      Donors make the best super volunteers and officers
      Always follow up with thanks and recognition
      It paves the way for your next “ask”
      Running on MONEY, con’t
    • Workshop it!
      PEOPLE:
      Brainstorm a good opportunity to celebrate with a fellow chapter member?
      TIME:
      What would be a good first volunteer appreciate night theme?
      MONEY:
      Ask your neighbor to write a check for $100. Right now.
      Put this Change into ACTION!
    • Reporting back from the workshop.
      Questions?
      Don’t forget –
      WE have the POWER!
      How did we do?