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DMO kicked off efforts last week to help get out the vote during this primary election season. Even if you don’t live in states with upcoming primaries, DMO is encouraging you and your volunteer base to get outhe vote from now until Election Day. As Republican efforts to suppress the vote are being rolled out, there will be many challenges for voters this election season. It’s up to us to make it as easy as possible for them to get out and vote.

This week we are asking DMOs to create a short video message on your phone to educate voters on the upcoming primaries.

Videos can include information on:

•    Sharing Vote-by-Mail instructions with your constituency
•    Mobilize your base to volunteer on a local or national campaign (from home)
•    Recognizing voter suppression tactics now to protecting the vote later

If you create a video, please share it with so we can promote your efforts on our social media sites.

DMO’s electoral focus will be on June 2 – the new Super Tuesday – when primaries will be held in Connecticut, Delaware, Indiana, Maryland, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Montana, and New Mexico. The primaries are a dry-run to help get voters ready for the General Elections in November. DMOs can help ensure voters know how to vote-by-mail, can volunteer from home, and are prepared if they encounter voter suppression.

Here’s a video of a panel our President, Scott Benson participated at the DNC meeting in San Francisco last office. It shows the importance local elected officials play in keeping voter suppression in check.

If you haven’t already, please take the pledge to help DMO get out the vote because as DMOs know best, all politics are local.

Thank you for all that you do.

Christine Senteno
DMO Membership Director/Labor Liaison