I read a disturbing report this morning in Stephen Gheen's Turning North Carolina Blue (TNCB). The President's strong support, according to a Boston Globe/USA Today poll, is among the voters least likely to vote or unregistered citizens.
This confirms what we already knew: in order to win this year -- we need to register as many unregistered democrats and democratic-leaning independents as we can. And we need to reach out to all those who are registered but not yet regular voters and remind them why we need their votes this November.
To help register voters:
Show up any day at the Durham OFA Field Office in Heritage Square Shopping Plaza. They are open from 10 AM - 9 PM every day and will give you voter registration materials and suggestions for where to go to register voters.
For voter registration activities in your neighborhood check out https://my.barackobama.com/page/event/search_simple?source=primary-nav
Registering and Educating Seniors
Medicare is going to be a big issue in this campaign and we want to make sure that seniors are not misled this year, like they were in 2010, when Republicans raised fears of 'death panels' and 'government control of Medicare.' Durham Democratic Women is organizing an outreach campaign to senior centers across Durham to make sure that everyone is registered to vote, knows how to apply for an absentee ballot, and understands the issues. To participate contact Helen Compton at email@example.com
Voter Registration at Duke Hospital
We are coordinating Voter Registration at Duke Hospital on September 6 and September 27. If you can help out for shift between 7 and 2 PM please contact Bercedis at firstname.lastname@example.org
To Reach Out to Women Voters and Encourage Them to Vote
Thursday night Women Reach Out to Women
Join us, every Thursday night, 6:30 - 8:30 at Colony Hill Clubhouse, 3060 Colony Rd for outreach calls to undecided women voters.
Our calls really make a difference in getting these undecided and unmotivated voters to the polls!
There are 20,000 women in Durham County who are not regular voters. Become part of Durham Women Vote and write letters to encourage them to come out and make their voices heard. I just got my first list of 20 women today.
Every Thursday there's a room of women writing letters together at the Colony Hill Clubhouse while other women make phone calls. Join us there to write with other women and to get started writing your own letters. To register to write letters go to http://turningncblue.com/womenvote_register
Have a House Party where women can come together and reach out to other women
Have a phone banking or letter writing or training house party for friends and neighbors. We'll be glad to help you get organized!
Help raise money to support Voter Outreach in North Carolina
Hold your own fundraising event or come to the Casbah on September 9th!
See attachement for details!
Learn more about the issues:
Visit our website at www.durhamdemwomen.org to see our talking points on the big issues -- from jobs & the economy to health care to women's issues to seniors to education...
Check out this really excellent editorial on Medicare from the New York Times on Sunday, August 19.
And be sure to watch and send all your friends to this great MoveOn Infomercial at
I look forward to seeing you all on Thursday at the Clubhouse!
And don't forget to come out every day you can to help…
Together we can make a difference…
Durham Democratic Women
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