Tuesday, January 29, 2008

To Do: Campaign

Rob and I were pretty active with the 2004 election. We walked precincts and got out the vote. I was chair of voter registration at one point and we painted the headquarter office one weekend...and the none of our candidates won and we got a little discouraged. So, I was nervous about volunteering tonight at the San Francisco for Obama office.

It turned out to be such a great experience! There were over 50 volunteers there making calls. Ranging in ages from 8 to 80; all different races and backgrounds. They ran out of phones and chairs at one point and people were making calls on their cell phones while sitting on the ground. It was so inspiring.

I hope you get out there to support your candidate, too!

4 comments:

natalie said...

I am going to the Chicago office on Saturday to make calls. I'm not sure how much more love he needs in Illinois, but I really wanted to get involved. I'm a little nervous, so I'm so glad you posted this!

Amanda said...

My husband and I are going to a meet up group event this evening in our home town in support of Ron Paul. I've never seen him this passionate about anything political before. The issues that I'm having trouble with right now, as far as the other candidates are concerned, is the Real ID Act(civil liberty infringement), Income tax, and the ending the war. No one takes a stand against (and has a record to prove it) these issues quite like Ron Paul. He's really getting marginalized by the media, even though he's come in second in two states so far in the Republican primaries and I wish people would just give a listen to what he has to say. Where does Obama stand on the The Real ID?
RonPaul2008.com

Meg said...

Very good to know. We are a little divided on Obama/ Clinton in our household, but I want to get out and volunteer soon. Would it be scary on my own? Was it pretty positive? I had a negative experiance when the Clinton campaign came to town. I'm in SF too, so it would be the same office. Thanks for the motivation!

MissEm said...

I went by myself and it seemed most people there were on their own too. Very positive. The only negative was that is was so busy, I didn't really get a lot of training. Luckily, phone banking isn't too hard :)

Email me if you want to go, I'll go with you!