And they’re off! Democrat Doug Jones will face disgraced former Judge Roy Moore on December 12 in a special election. We have the chance to fill Jeff Sessions’ seat with an actual public servant who is far more likely to pass a bill than brandish a tiny, tiny pistol. People in this state are excited – Democrats, Independents, and disaffected Republicans are ready to rock and roll. I’ve received numerous calls and emails this week from people begging for Doug Jones yard signs, stickers, volunteer opportunities, etc.
Here’s a Q&A guide to getting involved, donating, and showing support for Doug in other tangible ways.
Q. How Can I Volunteer?
The Doug Jones for Senate Web site has an online volunteer form. Sign up there to get on the mailing list and on the volunteer list. Want something to do now in your community? Here are a few ideas:
- Contact your county Democratic party organization. Yes, we know that’s problematic in some counties, but areas with active party organizations are already organizing canvassing events, phone banks, meet and greets, and more. The campaign has held organizing parties in many counties already. Sign up for that volunteer form so you get notified of events in your area.
- Be a keyboard warrior. Many people have work and family obligations but they can Tweet, show support on Facebook, make comments on blogs, news articles, and other social media sites. Share posts, talk up the issues, etc. Oddly, as of this writing, the campaign Web site doesn’t prominently feature links to the campaign’s social media handles. Hint, hint….
– Follow Doug Jones on Twitter
– Find Doug Jones on Facebook
Q. Why Can’t I Get A Yard Sign or a Sticker?
If you believe all the comments on social media, the lack of yard signs is a huge source of angst for many supporters. The demand is so huge right now that you literally have to reserve a sign with the campaign using this sign-up form. They’re printing and distributing them as fast as they can. We’ve gotten one big shipment in Madison County – and almost all of them were spoken for before they hit the floor in headquarters. More are on the way. Please fill out the form! The campaign will get your sign to you. They want them in yards as much as you want them!
Q. I’m Too Impatient! How Can I Get Campaign Swag NOW?
A Huntsville author/artist has designed a colorful grassroots support design. It is FREE for you to download and use to make your own signs, t-shirts, and stickers. However, you can’t reuse it for commercial purposes. This is for personal/grassroots support only. Here is the high-resolution image for download. The design looks great on yard signs. Contact your local printers; individual signs cost approximately $15 each. Bulk orders of 10 or more are $10 each.
Because it costs so much to have a single sticker made ($5 or more + shipping!), we did a bulk order. The stickers are 5 3/4″ x 3 3/4″ They’re also available as magnets. Once the production cost is covered, all proceeds go to help elect Doug Jones. You can buy them now via the PayPal links below. First class USPS shipping is free. These vinyl stickers are suitable for outdoor use (like your car or bike!) and the sticker magnets are heavy-duty magnet material that hold up great on the car. The magnets cost more because we had to buy bulk magnet rolls, cut the material, and attach the stickers by hand. It’s a LOT of labor.
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NOTE: At the designer’s request, we’re using the LIA PayPal account because it’s already set up and verified. The blog will NOT keep the money, but pass it along. If you do want to support LIA with a donation, check out our 10th anniversary stickers in the top right of the page.
This design is also available on t-shirts at CafePress. As with the stickers, any profits will be used to help get Doug Jones elected. Look for coupons before you check out because CafePress often has sales and special deals.
Remember: you can also upload the design yourself or give it to a local printer and have your own custom shirts, hats, buttons, etc. made. We want this to be a grassroots effort. The most important thing is to get the word out about the special election.