From an email by Swing Left Academy
From: Saskia at Swing Left Academy <email@example.com>
Sent: Tuesday, July 31, 2018 5:29 PM
Subject: Will you host a Marshall Ganz Swing Left Academy: Live! training?
Host a local event with the legendary organizer and lecturer!
We’re very pleased to share the exciting news that we’ve rescheduled the Swing Left Academy: Live! event with legendary organizer and Harvard University senior lecturer Marshall Ganz for Saturday, August 18th!
Almost 50 volunteers stepped up to be local hosts for our first SLA: Live! event earlier this month and it was a huge success with almost 1,000 participants around the country. So let’s keep the momentum going and make this one even bigger!
Marshall Ganz has been organizing for over five decades, including work alongside Cesar Chavez, and he helped build the innovative organizing model for Barack Obama’s 2008 campaign. During this powerful live event, he will cover one of the most essential organizing skills, public narrative. Then you’ll see how sharing your personal story impacts and improves every aspect of your work as an activist.
The entire day will be streamed live from Cambridge to living rooms around the country—so volunteers can come together at an event near them to watch, learn, and participate in a series of interactive exercises with fellow activists.
All you need is a comfortable space of any size, a good Internet connection, and a computer with a television or monitor to accommodate your guests. We’ll take care of the rest by providing materials and guidance for hosting a successful event.
What: Host a Swing Left Academy: Live! with Marshall Ganz event
When: Saturday, August 18, 12pm – 5pm ET ( 9am – 2pm PT)
Where: Your own home, office, or other suitable venue
Why: Help local volunteers get schooled in the skills that will help take back the House in November
Part two of this experience is to put Ganz’s teachings to use—by going out and taking action in your local Swing District the next day (or the following weekend). That’s where you’ll see first-hand how sharing your personal story makes all the difference when you’re calling voters and knocking doors.
By hosting an SLA: Live! training you’ll also get to work on your own organizing skills by bringing other volunteers together to participate. Investing in these skills now is how we are going to win in November!
Help us train activists in your area by signing up to host an event now. When you take this step, you’ll be empowering yourself and others with the critical skills it will take to win back the House.
Can’t wait to see you there!
Saskia at the Swing Left Academy TeamP.S. If you have any questions or want to know more about hosting, feel free to contact our team at firstname.lastname@example.org. Thanks again and I really hope you can take part in this exciting weekend of action!