Oh my goodness! So much is happening! New polls that say we are ahead -- just barely -- in North Carolina. News articles in the N&O that say that the Republicans are getting their folks to request absentee ballots -- and that they have as many requests as us right now…up and down…back and forth…and tonight PBS featured North Carolina. A hair-trigger swing state again.
All we can do is use the next 10 days to reach out and register new voters.
And reach out to Democratic-leaning voters and remind them how important their vote is.
Not just for the President. But for the Governor. And our state representatives and senators. And for the judges, who will decide so many important issues. Every vote does count. So every person you can reach out to and talk to makes a difference.
So don't think you don't have enough time to make a difference. What ever you have is enough. It will make a difference.
Here's some things you can do this week:
Right now. Sign up early and often to work at the polls for One Stop Early Voting. This e-letter is late because I was waiting to be able to send you this information. I know you've read all the stuff about so called "Voter Integrity" Republicans challenging Democratic voters. We need to be at all the early voting sites. All the time, October 18 to November 3. It's a lot of hours and shifts to cover. So please sign up at http://durhamdemocrats.org/early-voting-campaign-volunteer-sign-up/
Tomorrow. Wednesday, October 3. Get ready for the first Presidential Debate. Spend an hour or two after work registering voters with the Broad Street Crew out of the Broad St Cafe. Then hop over to Carolina Ale House for a bite to eat and to watch the debate with other Democrats. Just look for the rowdy folks at the Carolina Ale House on Durham-Chapel Hill Blvd (across from Target) any time after 7:30 PM. And come back for all the other debates too. October 11, October 16, October 22.
Thursday, October 4. Come spend the evening with Durham Democratic Women, reaching out to other women -- writing letters, making phone calls. Every Thursday, 6:00 - 8:30 PM at Colony Hill Clubhouse, 3060 Colony Road. Bring some dinner, a cell phone, and a friend or two. We have room for lots and lots of good energy to share.
Friday, October 5. The OFA Office has free Obama yard signs. So stop by the OFA Office at Heritage Square Shopping Plaza (401 E. Lakewood) any day, pick up a sign, and stay to make calls or head out to register voters. They're open from 10:00 AM to 9:00 PM every day. And there's always lots to do. Cause every vote does count.
Saturday, October 6. The Broad Street Crew is out again, at 10:00 AM, 1:00 PM and 4:00 PM. Come join us for a shift. Or join Ariel Rogers and her crew at 9:00 AM, heading out to Oxford to register new voters and reach out to all voters. Why Oxford, Ariel asks?
In 2004, 9057 Democrats voted in Granville county, and Bush won the county.
In 2008, 13,074 Democrats voted in Granville County, and Obama won the county.
To help keep that in perspective, Obama won our state by 14,000 votes. Oxford and the efforts of our team and another group of dedicated canvassers out of Chapel Hill were instrumental in making that happen.
So, let’s do it again!
Sign up here: https://my.barackobama.com/page/event/detail/gswfgx
Sunday, October 7. Voter registration and canvassing at 2:00 PM from 500 Watts St. Or attend an event in your neighborhood. Just visit https://my.barackobama.com/page/event/search_simple to find one near you.
Save the dates for upcoming events:
Join Crafters4Obama on October 11 at the Scrap Exchange. Contactcrafters4obama@gmail.com for more information.
Meet all the Democratic Council of State and Statewide Judicial Candidates Saturday, October 13, 2-4 PM at Chapel Hill HIgh School. See for yourself who these candidates are so you can proudly tell folks at the polls: Vote for Obama.
Vote a "Straight" Democratic Ticket. Then turn the ballot over and vote for Fair Judges.
Celebrate One Stop Early Voting at the new Durham Downtown site at the Museum of Durham History on Saturday, October 20. We want to have a party so everyone knows where the new voting site is…more details next week...
Thanks for coming out for our future. It depends on all of us.
Durham Democratic Women