Now we are really down to the wire. One Stop Early Voting begins in just 4 more days on Thursday, October 18 and ends on Saturday, November 3. That's the last window we have for encouraging the last unregistered Democratic-leaning voters we can find to get to One Stop Early Voting -- with ID that proves who they are and where they live -- and register and vote. That's just nineteen days to give us a little wider possible margin for victory.
And Election Day itself is just 22 days away. That means we have only twenty-one days to reach out in every way we can to encourage folks to come out and exercise what John Lewis rightly called our 'precious right to vote.'
And I don't need to tell you all why this year it is so important to make sure every one of our voices is heard. Remember, if the 99% vote their interests, the 1% won't matter.
This week is a time to work hard…but it's also a week for celebration. Look what's ahead.
Tuesday, October 16. Our First Lady will be HERE in the Triangle. That's right. Michele Obama will be leading a grassroots event at Carmichael Arena at UNC Chapel Hill. Tomorrow. Tickets are available today until 8 PM at the OFA office on Lakewood. What a red letter day! What an energy boost for the last 21 days of our campaign!
And don't forget Presidential Debate #2 at 9:00 PM. Join DFO and the Durham Dems at Carolina Ale House on Durham-Chapel Hill Blvd to cheer on the President with friends. Come anytime after 7:30 PM.
Wednesday, October 17. Lots of opportunities to make calls, canvass, reach out from the OFA office and staging areas around the city. Check out https://my.barackobama.com/page/event/search_simple to find an event near you.
Thursday, October 18. Early voting begins. Task one: Head over to the closest OSEV site and Vote. Does't that feel good? One more vote logged for the President and all the NC Democrats on the ticket. And the Fair judges. If you don't remember who they are, just check out our Durham Obama Straight Flip card. http://www.durhamdemwomen.org/uploads/1/3/4/7/13473875/obamastraightflipcard-durham.pdf
Task Two: Sign up to work the polls and make sure all the other Democrats coming to vote: vote a straight Democratic ticket -- and vote for the Fair Judges. Sign up here: http://durhamdemocrats.org/early-voting-campaign-volunteer-sign-up/
Task 3: Outreach to Durham women to encourage them to come out and vote early. Join us at Colony Hill Clubhouse, 3060 Colony Rd Durham 27705 6:00-8:30 PM to make calls to women who might be just waiting for your call to actually come out to vote.
Task 4: Check out all the other great events happening to celebrate Early Voting today and tomorrow. Blue Coffee is hosting Lost of Early Vote specials to make sure we support Walter Dalton for Governor and Linda Coleman for Lt. Governor. Just visit https://my.barackobama.com/page/event/search_simple and see.
Saturday, October 20. Come party with us! Celebrate Early Voting at our March into Voting HIstory March and Early Vote Festival. Marchers meet at 11:00 AM at the corner of Corporation and Foster, just below the Farmers Market. And then -- led by a marching band, bedecked by marvelous creative signs -- we all march past the old downtown Early Vote site to the new Early Vote site at the Durham History Hub, 500 W Main St. We'll have lots of music, good food, and Rainbow Man to keep the folks entertained while they wait in line to vote…And by the end of the afternoon, everyone will know where that new downtown early vote site is!
So be sure to show up…the more of us there are, the stronger showing we make. We will make a difference!
What else: well after the celebration it's back to work until November 6 and we've gotten out every last vote we can in Durham County. Lots of opportunities. Broad St Crew is now working out of Magnolia Grill (yeah…ain't we classy…). Ariel is still running her Mobile Canvassing crew from her house on Saturday mornings. RSVP at https://my.barackobama.com/page/event/detail/dayofaction/gswfg3#rsvp And Sunday afternoons there's a dedicated crew working out of Faulkner and Gunther's house at 500 Watts St. Starting at 1:00 PM And of course we still need you to work the polls. And we still need you to canvass. And we still need you to spread the word to everyone you can about the importance of this election, and how much Durham votes count in every statewide contest, including the Presidency. I do want to turn North Carolina blue again. And I know all of you do, too.
Let's do it!
Durham Democratic Women