Operation Potomac Crossing a big success!

This past Thursday, the 8th District Republican Committee, in conjunction with the Northern Virginia Young Republican Clubs and the RPV’s Virginia Victory program, held the kickoff event for Operation Potomac Crossing, our effort to bring volunteers in from DC and Maryland into Virginia to help us knock doors, call voters, and other important volunteer activities. Over 150 Hill staffers, Young Republicans, and other supporters attended the event and signed up to be a part of our Operation Potomac Crossing team. It was double the expected turnout! It shows how much everyone recognizes how important Virginia will be to the 2012 Presidential and Senate races. Campaign and party leaders, including Pete Snyder, VA Victory 2012 chairman, and Chris Burger, Deputy State Director for the Romney campaign in Virginia, addressed the crowd and emphasized all of the volunteer opportunities in VA this year.

Our next step will be to organize regular walks and phone banking nights for the Operation Potomac Crossing team.

If you know folks who might want to be a part of Operation Potomac Crossing but couldn’t make it to Thursday’s kickoff event, please feel free to send them along to us! We would love to get them signed up. Contact Mike Ginsberg at va8gopchairman@hotmail.com, and we’ll get them right on board!

Special thanks to Heather Homan, YRFV National Committeewoman, Matthew Burrow, 8th District delegate to the Republican National Convention, Katie Todd of the DCYRs, and Kate Mize for their help in organizing and running the event. Operation Potomac Crossing is a joint effort of the YRFV, VA Victory 2012, and the 8th District Committee, and we’re working seamlessly to make sure that Northern Virginia puts Mitt Romney and George Allen over the top this year!

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As we mentioned in last week’s newsletter, the 8th District Committee is excited to announce that it will soon be opening a Victory Office in Alexandria City in August! With the opening of this office, there will be Victory Offices in Arlington, Alexandria, and the Fairfax portion of the 8th District! The office will serve the Virginia Victory Program and as a base for campaigning for the presidential, Senate, congressional, and Alexandria city council elections.

The office will be at 25 Dove Street in Alexandria (map). It is about a 5-10 minute walk from the King Street Metro and there is ample street parking as well. The 8th District will be moving in beginning August 1, and we plan to be open for business and volunteering activity within a week or two following the move in. We will keep everyone apprised of the details, and as soon as the office is open for business, we will let you know! (We need to move in equipment, furniture, etc. and organize the office.)

If you have questions, please contact 8th District Chairman Mike Ginsberg at va8gopchairman@hotmail.com.

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Come help the Virginia Victory Program build its most recently opened office, the Springfield Victory Office. It’s in the 8th District, just outside the Beltway in Springfield.

The office will be phone banking every day and night. It will also be the launch point for door knocking walks in the area. We need to maximize these voter contacts to ensure success in the 8th!

The Springfield Victory Office is located at 6320 Augusta Drive, Suite 900, in Springfield (map). They are open all day for volunteering, so stop on by and they will have volunteer tasks for you!

In addition to the volunteer opportunities, the Springfield office has internship opportunities for those looking for a great, immersive introduction to political campaigns. Interns will assist in the management of the office, social media activities, voter contacts, grassroots organization and event planning. It’s a great opportunity for someone looking to cut their teeth in politics, as Northern Virginia will be central to our campaign efforts this year.

If you are interested in interning in the Springfield office or know someone who might be, please contact the Springfield office manager John Corker at jcorker@rpv.org or 571-315-6364.

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