It was a great convention -- with more memorable speeches than ever before, and this weekend, when I was out registering voters, everyone wanted to talk about it! Everyone had their own favorite moment…but Bill Clinton's name came up more frequently than any other. He gave a phenomenal speech, backing up real truths to counter all those Republican lies with real numbers, and it seems to have been a gamechanger for lots of folks.
But if we are going to turn North Carolina blue again -- and we surely need to -- we need to spend the next five weeks registering as many new voters as we can. And the last three weeks -- yes that's right, only 8 more weeks till the election -- getting as many people as we can to the polls.
If you need any encouragement to get you out one or two evenings a week, one or two days a weekend, then just take a few minutes to listen once again to John Lewis' passionate defense of our precious right to vote on YouTube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a1YtlOXDfyA
Here's what's on this week…
1st Priority Voter Registration
2nd Priority Voter Education
3rd Priority Voter Outreach
Maximize your impact and accomplish all three in one -- every time you reach out to voters -- registering new voters on the streets, canvassing neighborhoods, and writing letters through Durham Women Vote.
Check out our day-by-day list of where you can go to help reach out…and If you're wondering what to say or how to say it, check out our talking points on our website atwww.Durhamdemwomen.org
Every day is voter registration day at OFA. Just stop by the OFA Office at Heritage Square Shopping Center (401 E Lakewood Ave) anytime between 10 AM and 5PM to pick up materials to register voters. You can stay and make phone calls to undecided voters, recruit new volunteers, or just enter data. There's lots of work to do.
Or look for voter registration and canvassing events in your neighborhood at https://my.barackobama.com/page/event/search_simple
Don't forget that September is Voter Registration Month at our Durham HIgh Schools. Contact Killian Moye at Democracy North Carolina if you can help out during the day: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Tuesday, September 11. Help plan Durham for Obama’s Barack the Vote party at Central Park on September 23, 2012. The next planning meeting is Tuesday, September 11 at 7 PM at the Stanford Warren Library. Contact Lori at email@example.com
- Wednesday, September 12 Lots to do tonight.
Beth Silberman and the rest of the famed Broad St Crew in voter registration till dusk.
Support Valerie Foushee for the North Carolina House, and help us turn the NC General Asembly blue again. House party in suport of VAlerie Foushee at the home of Lilian's List Board Member, Jane Brown, at 357 Wesley Drive, Chapel Hill 27516, 5:30-7:30 PM . For more information call LIllan's List at 919-834-9008 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Thursday, September 13. Come out for Durham Democratic Women's Thursday Night Woman-to-Woman Outreach Party. Make phone calls to undecided women or write letters with Durham Women Vote to new and infrequent women voters. Help us make sure every Democratic leaning woman in Durham County comes out to vote and every voice is heard. At Colony Hill Clubhouse, 3060 Colony Road, 27705 6:30-8:30 PM email email@example.com for more information or to RSVP
- Come register voters at TROSA's MEGA yard sale fundraising event Thursday-Saturday at Lakewood Shopping Center, 2000 Chapel Hill Road. Jon Parker is scheduling volunteers to help out. Contact him at firstname.lastname@example.org
- Sunday, September 16 and every Sunday until the election, come by 500 Watts St at 2:00 PM to canvas and register voters with Faulkner and Gunther and the old DFO crew.
- Help Durham Democratic Women Feed the Organizers. Join together with other Durham Democratic Women to organize dinners for the Field Organizers and Office Volunteers. We need to feed 15 -- and have volunteered to do so on Monday nights starting September 17. If we pool our efforts we can offer a sumptuous repast -- or at least a nourishing dinner for vegetarians and carnivores alike! Contact Helen at email@example.com to offer your help.
- Reach out to Durham's LGBT commuity at NC Pride on Saturday, September 29. Sign up to help staff our booth from 10 AM to 5 PM We'll register voters and educate voters and recruit volunteers to reach out to more voters. Contact Sondra at firstname.lastname@example.org to sign up for a two hour shift.
- Host an Organizer. North Carolina is a swing state and a lot more volunteers and organizers are coming to town to help us win. Do you have an extra room or bed? Contact: https://my.barackobama.com/page/m/55c152c7/506dc09c/208ff498c/12bc4623/1916472962/VEsE/
- Have a House Party. Invite folks from your neighborhood, your church group, or book club to talk about the election and to make phone calls or write letters to women. We are happy to help you get organized (email: email@example.com).
- Have a neighborhood Democratic Party Sign Making Party. Invite your neighbors and their kids to make signs to put in their front yard. It is a great way to talk about issues and show the rest of the world how you feel. For more details, contact Helen atHelen.firstname.lastname@example.org.
- And don't forget to sign up for Durham Women Vote. You can write letters to new and infrequent voters any time of the day or night. Sign up at http://turningncblue.com/womenvote_register to get your list of 20 women voters who need encouragement to get to the polls this year.
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