>Coalition for Smarter Growth called me to ask for help on election day. I’ll be out of town on a work trip, but I did offer to help them get the word out about their volunteer opportunity. Feel free to contact them for more information.
The Coalition for Smarter Growth is planning on having a strong presence at the polls in Fairfax County this year as voters turn out for Election Day. We want to talk to voters about community issues that affect them, such as the redesign of Tysons Corner, public transportation and making our suburban communities more walkable. In order to make this day a success, we are going to need hundreds of volunteers at the polls. And your participation can have a huge impact, whether it is for a few hours, a half day or a full day. This is the single most effective outreach event we do all year and even a few hours volunteering can really help us build a strong grassroots base of supporters in Fairfax County.
Our volunteers will be working in pairs at polls that we have specifically targeted for outreach. You will be trained and don’t have to be an expert on smart growth issues. You’ll be seated at a table with a large poster or other visual, and will have brochures to hand out. But the main purpose will be to get Fairfax residents to sign up for our Action Alert emails, which will keep them informed of important land use decisions that are coming up in their communities so they can participate in the process by writing letters, testifying at hearings and submitting public comment on various development proposals. With this strong base of citizen support, we can really shape how growth happens in Fairfax County and how it impacts the entire region.
If you are interested in volunteering, please contact:
Work Phone: (202) 244-4408 (Extension 126)
Email: chris @smartergrowth.net
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