The Imperial Beach Democrat Club is holding a kick off meeting for the GO Team at 6 p.m., Thursday, Jan. 16 at Seaside Candy, 150 Palm Avenue.
Started in 2005, the Grassroots Organizing (GO) Team is composed of volunteers who represent the Democratic party in their own communities. GO Team members reach out to fellow Democrats and likely Democratic voters as friends and neighbors, offering valuable information and the personal encouragement to vote and get involved. The program of voter contact enables volunteers to maximize their impact and it doesn’t require a huge time commitment. Most important, it’s remarkably effective in increasing voter turnout and fostering community involvement.
The backbone of the GO Team are the Precinct Leaders who walk and call voters in their home, nearby or preferred precinct. Precinct leaders carry with them the voter guide that lists all of the endorsed Democrats. They talk with voters one-on-one to answer questions and provide information about the candidates. Precinct Leaders begin their activity about six weeks before each election.
Interested participants are encouraged to come to the meeting to learn how to take part.