Received this e-mail from the group, Matriarch PAC, in support of these female Democratic candidates:
When each of our Matriarch candidates decided to courageously enter the arena and run for Congress, they knew it would be a battle. But nobody could have anticipated the challenges of running a grassroots campaign during a global pandemic.
Matriarch originated to help working class, progressive women running for Congress because they face greater challenges in raising money, getting institutional support, endorsements, media attention and finding experienced staff. We knew Matriarch’s work would be critical this election cycle, with a record number of working class women running for office.
But each of these candidates has been forced to suspend their face-to-face field efforts. And for grassroots races – especially those running against the well-funded corporate, establishment – knocking on doors is one of the most effective ways to mobilize volunteers and communicate with voters directly.
If they didn’t already have an advantage, the establishment has a leg up now. Campaigns are shifting towards putting their resources into digital, mail and television advertising buys — which can make these campaigns far more expensive. We can only expect more big money to flow into the already well-funded races.
At the same time, our grassroots candidates have faced challenges in raising money, as many small dollar donors who make up their support have been, or will be hit by the looming economic crisis.
This is why our work is more important than we even expected when we launched Matriarch in the fall. At no charge, we help our candidates in ways that high paid consultants would. We are working hard with the candidates to help them as they shift their campaign strategies.
As many of our candidates shift strategies, they are more reliant on volunteers helping from home! Below you’ll find a directory of resources on how to become a virtual volunteer for each of our candidates! Make sure to let them know you found their campaign through Matriarch!
- Nabilah Islam for GA-07, primary date 05/19/20 – make calls, send texts
- Morgan Harper for OH-03, primary date 6/2/20 or sooner by mail – volunteer
- Melanie D’Arrigo for NY-03, primary date 6/23/20 – volunteer
- Samelys López for NY-15, primary date 6/23/20 – volunteer
- Eva Putzova for AZ-01, primary date 8/1/2020 – volunteer
- Cori Bush for MO-01, primary date 8/4/2020 – volunteer
- Rebecca Parson for WA-06, primary date 8/4/2020 – volunteer
- Brianna Wu for MA -08, primary date 09/15/20 – volunteer
- Ihssane Leckey for MA-04, primary date 09/15/20 – volunteer
Stay safe, healthy and optimistic!
The Matriarch team
Click the links above to volunteer to get out the vote for the Democrats listed above.