I'm Ben, and when I came on as Digital Advocacy and Fundraising Director at All On The Line earlier this year, I made analytics a high priority. I'm a big numbers guy, and if you share my love of numbers, you know how pivotal milestones are. Hitting goals is what allows us to invest in programs like the one President Obama launched last month -- Redistricting U!
We are in the thick of planning and coordinating to get Redistricting U ready to go for our first wave of cities at the end of this month. When we raised our Founding Member goal to 5,000, we knew how simultaneously bold and achievable that milestone was. We are now less than 1,000 people away from that goal!
I am pulling this report first thing Monday morning, so I'm setting a two-day, weekend goal of 820 Founding Members! Can you help us get to our 5,000 member goal?
Thanks for supporting this movement,
Digital Advocacy and Fundraising Director
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From: Barack Obama
Date: Mon, Aug 26, 2019
Subject: Redistricting U
Over the years, we've proven that change can happen when ordinary people come together and organize their communities -- and in the process, we've learned that the foundation of successful organizing starts with good training. That's why I'm proud to announce Redistricting U, a new in-person organizing training initiative from All On The Line.
For Redistricting U, All On The Line is sending dedicated trainers to cities across the country to train volunteers, give them the skills and tools they need to impact the redistricting process, empower them as leaders in the movement for fair maps, and hear their ideas about approaches that will work best in their communities.
Because if we want to achieve the change we seek, we'll need a strong, well-trained grassroots organizing movement leading the charge. So, I hope you'll donate today and become a Redistricting U Founding Member.
We know there's no one-size-fits-all solution to map manipulation. That's why Redistricting U will take place in your local communities, and it's why these trainings are designed to be responsive to the conditions on the ground in your state.
For instance, in places like Colorado and Arizona, folks will learn how to best advocate in front of independent redistricting commissions. In Texas and Florida, we'll focus on making sure we "get out the count" for the 2020 Census, so that the maps drawn during the 2021 redistricting process actually reflect the communities they represent. In California, volunteers will learn how to maximize their impact in states across the country.
I've always believed that training is at the heart of organizing. It's why I made it a priority in my 2008 campaign and throughout our larger movement for change in the years since. And it's why I'm asking you to become a Founding Member of Redistricting U -- to help make sure we can keep producing the best, most effective trainings to strengthen all of our efforts moving forward.
As a Redistricting U Founding Member, you'll be the first to know when we announce trainings in your state. So, I hope you'll donate today and become a part of the team that makes this training initiative possible.
The movement for fair maps will determine the course of progress on every issue we care about for the next decade. And we can't wait to begin organizing when the redistricting process starts in 2021. We need to build this movement from the ground up -- right now.
Thanks, as always, for everything you do,
All On The Line is the grassroots advocacy campaign supported by the National Redistricting Action Fund.