I’ve been trying to find a good way to bring Democratic voters out to the polls this fall, and one possibility I’ve found is the Power of the Pen effort. Their idea is to have volunteers reach out to people who aren’t frequent voters, but would probably vote Democratic, by sending them hand-written letters encouraging them to vote. Getting these letters has really encouraged people to vote in past elections, and it’s a great way to help get out the vote. I’ve signed up to volunteer as a letter-writer, and I hope you will, too. Here are the instructions for signing up:
- If you are a first time letter writer, complete the form at powerofthepen.net/self_reg.php. You will get an email back with directions of how to proceed. (Look in spam folder if you do not see email in 3 hours)
- If you participated in letter writing in 2010 or 2012, go directly to: powerofthepen.net/letters.php Fill in your email address and complete the spam test. Wait for the program to give you a Batch # for your list (please write it down) and to say it is sending you an email. That email will contain the 20 names and addresses and links for further reporting (look in spam folder if email does not arrive.).
If you’re having trouble registering, or if you don’t receive an email once you requested names within 2 days, please email Durhamdemwomen@gmail.com or call 919-667-6499.