Green Party Volunteer Memo - 7 Weeks to Election Day


Welcome to the first weekly Volunteer Memo for the 2013 Syracuse Green Party campaign season!  You're receiving this because you have either volunteered with us this season or you have signed-up to volunteer at an event, or through one of our campaign websites: Syracuse GreensHawkins for 4th District CouncilBott for Mayor, or Barbara for School Board.  The purpose of this weekly email is threefold:

1) To introduce myself as Volunteer Coordinator.  I've spoken with many of you previously, or at least left you messages; and have also spent time with you in the office or at an event, and I hope this relationship can continue to develop and lead to additional contacts for volunteers.

2) To share with you the opportunities and needs of our current campaigns and county committee, and to solicit your participation.  And to provide you with reminders about events where you can meet the candidates, other volunteers, and Green Party members.

3) To instigate, invigorate, and instill a sense of urgency to you about our need for volunteer help as we head into this prime electioneering time of year following the primaries.  Remember,  the Green Party is people powered, not corporate-agenda bought-and-paid-for.  That means we need volunteers as much as we need individual monetary contributions from our supporters.  That means we need you to give of your time.  


Phone Banking & Button Making.

Lawn Sign Distribution.

Host a House Party! 

Phone Banking & Button Making - Join us at 2013 East Genesee Street in our office at the Syracuse Center for Peace and Social Justice.  We'll be calling voters to ID them as supporters of our candidates.  This is the number one way we gain support and get people out to vote!  Then take a turn at the button making machine when you're in the office, DIY Greens!

Tuesday September 17th, 5:30-8:30 pm
Wednesday September 18th, 5:30 -8:30
Thursday September 19th, 5:30-8:30

Tuesday September 24th, 5:30-8:30 pm
Wednesday September 25th, 5:30 -8:30
Thursday September 26th, 5:30-8:30

Lawn Sign Distribution - On your schedule, drive or bike around town distributing lawn signs to people's yards! 

Host a House Party!  - Our candidates need to get in front of as many voters as possible.  You can help by hosting them for an evening conversation at your house, invite your friends and family.  You'll be asked to provide snacks/finger foods, and to treat this also as a fundraising event for those who will be attending.


I can be reached in the following ways:  Email at [email protected] - telephone at 315-308-1372- Facebook at

PLEASE RSVP by contacting me for which night you will be joining us in the office.  This enables us to provide appropriate call lists, determine material needs, and bring enough snacks!!  Also PLEASE CONFIRM if you have a laptop you can bring for logging calls using our NationBuilder online software, and a cell phone from which you can make calls - sorry, we can't reimburse for minutes (we do have a limited number of headsets available for making online calls for those without cell phones).  

Vote Green in 2013,
Frank Cetera, Volunteer Coordinator

P.S. Don't forget our Green Party of Onondaga County Fall Convention tonight at the Westcott Community Center, 826 Euclid Avenua, from 7-9 pm.  Further details at:

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