What could Voces de la Frontera could accomplish with the new field organizer position, if funds can be raised?
First, let’s look at how the folks at Voces described the situation on the ground for the 2020 cycle:
Once these campaigns start we’re always scrambling, re-prioritizing, trying to cobble something together – something, somehow, someway. It’s throwing spaghetti at the wall with pitchforks. It’s highly inefficient but we do it that way because we’re used to it (though we don’t like it!), it works surprisingly often, we rarely have a choice, and even when it doesn’t work we find ourselves better off in the long run than we would have been had we done nothing. It’s also completely draining, it leads to high burnout and high turnover, and you can’t build much of an organization when you’re continually training new people to replace old ones.
Even with the situation on the ground in 2020 as described above, Voces was able to turn out people in numbers that were higher than the margin of victory in Wisconsin.
Just imagine what they could do with a full-time field organizer – someone whose sole focus is to coordinate all that activity on the ground.
We are going to need every vote we can get in 2022 and 2024, and this looks like a great opportunity to make a real difference.
Voces de la Frontera Action