Greetings Ackerman Warriors!
I hope you all are safe and well during this time of uncertainty! I apologize for the lengthy email, but I have many items on which to update you all.
There are 106 days until the general election on November 3rd. Patricia has been busy making virtual appearances and phone calls whenever possible encouraging voters to volunteer and donate to the campaign.
We are happy to report Patricia has received two more big endorsements— The Northern Nevada Labor Council and The National Association of Social Workers.
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Our phone bank volunteers have been busy . . . we have made hundreds of calls and we are constantly training new volunteers. I want to congratulate Greg M. and Hannalea W. They are leading the pack of phone bankers with over 300 calls each just in the past couple weeks. As I’ve said before, phone banking is the best tool (besides canvassing) to reach voters.
We will soon launch a peer text banking program. We need to reach out to over 200,000 voters, and those voters’ phone numbers cost the campaign thousands of dollars. We will also begin polling efforts in late August or early September.
Volunteers have been busy delivering Ackerman yard signs all over Nevada’s Congressional District #2. We have just purchased 500 more yard signs and a number of bumper stickers. We need to raise over $5000 to cover those costs. We will also soon be sending out direct-mail campaign ads to Nevada voters, and soon Patricia will be featured in television ads. The campaign will also need to raise money for the cost to “buy into” the national democratic coordinated campaign. These are extremely expensive items.
As you can see, there are many costs involved for the campaign to meet its goals and responsibilities as we gear up for the election. We encourage all of you to relay those facts to voters whenever possible and ask voters to donate whatever they are able. Mark Amodei has over seven (7) times our war chest, so we can’t be complacent. We outraised him during the last three (3) months, but we still trail in total raised. So please continue to donate if you are able and encourage friends to do the same.
July 18, 2020 – The Las Vegas Associated Press reported the following:
“Democrat Ackerman outraises Republican Amodei in recent months. But Ackerman trails Amodei in overall fundraising
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Nevada’s three incumbent Democrats in Congress are outraising their Republican opponents as they seek reelection this year, according to campaign finance reports filed this week.
Nevada’s fourth member of the House, Republican Rep. Mark Amodei, was outraised by his new Democratic opponent Patricia Ackerman in recent months, but she has a large fundraising gap to try to close. Amodei has seven times as much ready in his campaign account than she does.”
The article is posted on Patricia’s Facebook page. Please share the article on your social media platforms.
Things you can continue to do to assist the campaign in meeting its goals in this social distancing universe:
- Volunteer for phone bank shifts
- Volunteer for text bank shifts
- Write Letters to The Editor in your local newspapers
- Display yard signs and bumper stickers
- “Like” and “Share” Patricia’s Facebook posts to your social media platforms
- Sign up to hold a Virtual House Party between Patricia and your friends and neighbors (contact us for more information)
Remember, every email or post you read, volunteer action you take, and donation you make are acts of fighting back and fighting along-side Patricia. Ultimately, we are building a campaign that can beat Mark Amodei so we can turn Nevada Blue!
On behalf of Patricia and the entire campaign, thank you all so much for all you do! Keep up the fight! We can do this! Be Safe. Be Well.
— Kelley Hopkins Volunteer Coordinator Ackerman4Congress (775) 232-0219