2020 Summer of HER Ends, but GOTV Efforts Are Just Beginning

The Maine/New Hampshire breakout group discussed Maine’s elected officials during the HER Summit for the eastern states on August 29, 2020

On August 29, we wrapped up another successful Summer of HER with #Fight4HER’s 3rd annual HER Summit. Unlike in previous years, when we’ve gathered in person, this year was completely digital, with two separate summits for eastern and western states. Even so, over 400 dedicated #Fight4HER activists from across the country came together and spent their Saturday morning learning about global reproductive health and rights as well as how to organize and get out the vote (GOTV) ahead of the November election.

They had the opportunity to hear directly from #Fight4HER champions in Congress and candidates running in key races, including Reps. Joyce Beatty (OH-3), David Price (NC-4), Chris Pappas (NH-1), Ami Bera (CA-7), Ruben Gallego (AZ-7), Raúl Grijalva (AZ-3), Ann Kirkpatrick (AZ-2), and Susie Lee (NV-3). Activists also broke out into smaller organizing workshops led by Summer of HER fellows, where they learned skills like effective phone banking, relational organizing to tap into their personal networks and mobilize friends and family to vote, and leveraging the media by writing and submitting letters to the editor for publication.

With so much at stake this November, these skills will be necessary as we work to elect candidates who will stand up for global reproductive freedom. And with just two months until the election, there’s no time to waste. It’s crucial that #Fight4HER candidates win at the polls, but they’ll need your help.

Can you commit to fight to the finish with us? Our HER Summit attendees committed to complete 500 volunteer hours from now until Election Day, but we’re going to need a lot more help if we’re going to win big in November. Sign up now to volunteer with critical campaigns in battleground states.

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