Canvassing Materials for Election Weekend 2021

Hello Canvassers!

Thanks for helping keep Virginia Blue!

General prep

  • Launch time: usually Noon – 3:00 pm (we recommend getting there at about 11:45) – see your confirmation message for your times and starting location.
  • Remember to wear comfortable shoes, hat, sunglasses, and bring sunscreen, water, snack, rain gear, a CHARGED cell phone. If you can bring a battery phone charger that helps or have a charger in your car. Bring a bag if you want something to hold materials while canvassing.
  • Download MiniVan app on your phone (instructions below).

Background to help you prepare:

Debra Gardner Canvassing Materials:

Debra Gardner general background and her opponent Roxann Robinson and House District 27 (Chesterfield and Richmond)

  • Del. Roxann Robinson (R), an optometrist by trade, is seeking her sixth full term representing HD-27 after winning the seat in a special election in 2010. She faces a challenge from public sector leader Debra Gardner, who has lived in Chesterfield for three decades. Republicans have held the seat since the mid-1980s, but Robinson won a race against Larry Barnett by less than a percentage point back in 2019, that’s less than 200 votes; and the margins have been tightening recently, as Democrats performed well in the suburbs of Richmond.  Gardner also has a slight fundraising lead over the incumbent. VPAP listed the district as one of the competitive races this election cycle.

Josh Cole Canvassing Materials:

Wendy Gooditis Canvassing Materials

Wendy Gooditis’s web site
About Wendy Gooditis
Issues Important to Wendy Gooditis
Her opponent Nick Clemente’s priorities

House District 10: Wendy Gooditis (D, Incumbent) vs. Nick Clemente (R)

Incumbent Democrat Wendy Gooditis is defending her seat from Republican Nick Clemente, who has served on the Leesburg Planning Commission and works in the building industry trade association. The race is one of several highlighted by the Virginia Public Access Project as competitive. Gooditis has outraised Clemente, $1.2 million to $935,000, and her platform focuses on pandemic recovery, healthcare access and Medicaid expansion, support for education and educators in the pandemic, minimum wage increases, voting rights, and infrastructure and agriculture improvements.

Clemente’s top issue is fixing Virginia’s mental health system, along with COVID recovery, reopening schools, funding for law enforcement, better representation for Northern Virginia on the Metro Board, and protecting the state’s right-to-work law, which weakens unions by preventing them from requiring dues from members.

 For Questions or Assistance, contact:

Janet Firshein
SSPA Canvassing Lead

Thanks again for taking time to get out the Democratic vote in Virginia! See you out there.