Thank you so much for volunteering to staff early voting locations!
In this packet, you will find talking points, COVID protocol, campaign expectations, and general guidelines.
If you have any questions or concerns please feel free to contact Isabella Fleenor at 276-525-2226 or at firstname.lastname@example.org
Emily Hamm at (916)675-2557 or at email@example.com
As a volunteer with the Del. Sam Rasoul campaign, you are a representative of everything this campaign stands for. People will be watching you and paying attention and we need to ensure every volunteer is taking COVID protocol extremely seriously. If you are unable to complete any of the following things, please inform one of our campaign staff and we can find another way you can help the team!
Masks should be worn at all times over your nose and mouth
Remain socially distanced by keeping 6 feet apart from voters (unless handing out signs or literature)
Use hand sanitizer before and after handing out literature/signs
Remain at the early voting location for the entirety of your shift.
Ask voters “Do you know who you are voting for in the Lt. Governor race?” If not, try to talk to them further:
Use the talking points attached to have persuasive conversations with voters to encourage them to vote for Sam. These are very important! You will likely be the last person they speak with before they cast their ballot. * Remind voters he is second on the ballot!
Hand out the literature provided by the campaign to as many people as possible. This will raise awareness about Sam’s candidacy to people whom we haven’t been able to reach!
Answer voting questions. It’s okay to not know all the answers! Send them to this website: https://www.elections.virginia.gov
For questions about Sam that you're unsure of send them to this website (sam4va.com)
💡 Pro Tip: It could be slow, so bring a camping chair if you prefer!
Expanding Health Care Access and Lowering Costs
With 10 years of experience in healthcare management and as Vice-Chair of the Committee on Health, Welfare and Institutions in the General Assembly, Sam is the most prepared candidate to expand access and lower costs. As a Delegate since 2014, he fought to expand Medicaid and passed legislation to increase the health care workforce and increase vaccine capacity. Sam supports lowering costs by implementing a well-funded Virginia-based health exchange and creating a Drug Price Affordability Board.
Workers and Small Business
As the son of working-class immigrants and a small business owner, Sam knows we need policies to address income inequality and lift up workers and Main Street businesses. He has long championed a $15 minimum wage and repealing so-called “right-to-work laws” that keep wages low. As part of his COVID recovery plan, he supports increasing tax rebates and grant programs for small businesses.
Intersectional Climate Justice
For years, Sam has stood with Virginians to stop dangerous fossil fuel pipelines that threaten our water and environment, and against the undue influence of Dominion in our politics. He has introduced legislation that would move Virginia to 100% clean energy by 2036 and create 200,000 good-paying jobs in Virginia. His progressive stand earned the endorsement of Sunrise Movement and Our Revolution VA.
Teachers and Child Development
Sam began serving as a substitute teacher in Roanoke Schools to better understand the challenges facing students and teachers. He is committed to getting Virginia well above the national average in teacher pay and allowing teachers to represent themselves through collective bargaining. He has passed legislation to increase the focus on social and emotional learning, not high-stakes testing.
Affordable, Accessible Broadband
As the only candidate in the race from the western half of Virginia, Sam understands that the cable companies are not our friends when it comes to broadband access. He is the only LG candidate with a comprehensive plan that would lower costs by requiring a Basic Affordable Plan, close the digital divide for low-income families and expand infrastructure by empowering public and independent alternatives.
For too long, our criminal justice system has disproportionately targeted Black and brown Virginians and low-income residents. Sam has supported moving us toward a system that focuses on rehabilitation through supporting the abolition of the death penalty, ending mandatory minimums, and restoring the right to vote. He supports legalizing marijuana and investing a large share of the revenue back into the Black communities most impacted by its past criminalization.
Marshall Plan for Moms
The data is clear: Women, especially moms, have borne the brunt of this pandemic. Sam introduced a bold plan, the Marshall Plan for Moms, which will provide child care for all, paid family and medical leave for every worker, expand paid sick leave, and create a caregiver tax credit.
As an ethnic and racial minority himself, Sam believes no one should be discriminated against for their racial or gender identity, who they love, or how they pray. He introduced legislation to protect victims of domestic violence from housing discrimination and end wage history discrimination.
Common Sense Gun Reform
Sam supports common-sense policies to end the era of mass shootings and stop the senseless deaths. That includes supporting red flag laws, mandatory background checks, and banning weapons of war and high-capacity magazines. Sam introduced a bill to establish a fund to support gun violence prevention programs, funded by a 15% sales tax on firearm and ammunition sales.
EARLY VOTING INFO
Starting 45 days before Election Day (April 23rd or 24th), visit your local registrar’s office or a satellite voting location in your county or city to vote early. You can find your early voting location at www.iwillvote.com
Remember, the Saturday before Election Day is the last day to vote early.
You do not have to have a reason or fill out an application to vote early.
At the registrar’s office or satellite voting location, you must provide
An acceptable form of ID or sign an ID Confirmation Statement.
If acceptable identification is not provided, you must sign an ID Confirmation Statement or a provisional ballot will be offered and you are allowed until Friday at noon following the election to provide a copy of acceptable identification to the electoral board or signan ID Confirmation Statement. Provisional voters receive a notice to remind them of the deadline and right to attend the electoral board meeting.
⇒ Accessible equipment and/or curbside voting is available upon request.