Carolyn Long Campaign: One Year on the Ground
Today, Carolyn Long for Congress is looking back on a year on the ground, with a recognition of everything accomplished so far, and a clear look ahead to November
Vancouver, WA — One year ago today, Carolyn Long announced that she was running for Congress to give Southwest Washington a strong voice in DC and a hard working, accountable, committed Representative here at home. Today, Carolyn Long for Congress is looking back on a year on the ground, recognizing the grassroots support and enthusiasm that we’ve seen across our district, and looking forward to the important work ahead between now and election day. Together, we are determined to bring forth new leadership that will build a better future for Southwest Washington by putting working families and small businesses first.
In the past year, the Carolyn Long campaign has seen incredible levels of grassroots support and enthusiasm from folks in every community in our district. Since launching the campaign, we have raised over $2.29M from over 20,000 grassroots contributions. Over 80% of these contributions were local and have come from over 8,000 individual contributors. We have not taken a dime of Corporate PAC money, and we never will. This powerful fundraising is critical to the campaign’s ability to operate and communicate with voters all across the district — and it is a demonstration of the strong grassroots support for new, better leadership in Congress.
We have also held events in many different formats — especially as we have adapted quickly in the face of the coronavirus crisis to continue speaking with folks throughout our communities and taking questions on the issues that matter most. Since July 8th, 2019, when Carolyn hosted three massive launch rallies across the district, our campaign has hosted or attended:
- 6 Rallies
- 9 Facebook Live Town Halls and Policy Roundtable Discussions
- 29 Coffees and Cold Ones with Carolyn
We have also continued to organize and work hard at communicating with folks where they are by reaching out, asking questions — regarding themselves and their families in these difficult times — as well as about what issues concern them the most and which priorities they are most urging their Representatives to focus on. In this effort, our campaign has made over 10,000 calls and spoken with thousands of voters across the 3rd.
“This campaign is built on incredible support from voters all over the 3rd District, the strong desire for new leadership that puts people first, and the unifying belief that together, we can and will build a better future for Southwest Washington,” said Abby Olmstead, Campaign Manager.