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  • 1. Being the Change in Action:Texas Democratic Women
    2010 State Convention
    Tanya Tarr
    Texas AFT
  • 2. Facts about us –
    As Elected Officials
    As Voters
    Organizations and Campaigns run on:
    People
    Time
    Money
    Workshop it!
    Questions
    Being the Change
  • 3. Women as Elected Officialsand Voters
  • 4. Women in Congress
  • 5. Women in State Legislatures
  • 6. Women as Governors
  • 7. Women are increasingly represented
  • 8. And more have Ds than Rs
  • 9. 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.
  • 10. Campaigns and Organizations
    run on:
  • 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
  • 13. 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
  • 14. Running on MONEY
    The Circle of Influence
    Power
    Ax-to-Grind
    Ideological
    Personal
    Candidate or Officer
  • 15. 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
  • 16. 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!
  • 17. Reporting back from the workshop.
    Questions?
    Don’t forget –
    WE have the POWER!
    How did we do?