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Bernie and beyond

Ready to get out there and organize for Bernie? This page has everything you need to hold a successful Bernie event, from scripts and literature for canvassing, to training guides for designing a campaign and handling data, to graphics you can use on your own materials.

DSA is backing Bernie because this campaign helps us build power and organizing skills to take on more fights that strengthen the working class, so these materials are all adaptable to other campaigns your chapter might take on. Learning the skills to design and run powerful class-struggle campaigns is key to building collective power, activating and retaining members, and training new leaders!

An important note about election compliance

In order to comply with federal elections regulations, any communications that cost your chapter money (printed material, banners, emails through a paid service, paid Facebook ads, a separate web site, etc.) must have a disclaimer notice prominently displayed. The disclaimer must appear in a font that is of a size and a color that contrasts with the background sufficiently to be readable, and it must be set off in a bordered text box.

If you are not separately incorporated, the disclaimer notice should read: “Paid for by Democratic Socialists of America (www.dsausa.org) and not authorized by any candidate or candidate’s committee.” If you are separately incorporated and are paying for the communication locally, the disclaimer notice should read: “Paid for by [name of your chapter] ([chapter web site]) and not authorized by any candidate or candidate’s committee.”

Canvassing and Tabling

Trainings

Graphics