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Sat Mar 1, 2014, 06:17 PM

just spent the afternoon phone banking for Wendy Davis

Purpose is to drum up interest in her candidacy, get voters to the polls for Tuesday's primary and fine tune our county database. Tomorrow I will be hitting the local soccer fields to register hispanic voters and get them into our County GOTV database. As precinct chair my goal is to double the number of raw votes the Democratic candidate got in my precinct in 2010. The Repubs will still win my precinct. But if my work pays off they will win with 55 percent instead of 72 percent. If that same ratio shift happens in every Texas precinct Wendy will win.

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Reply just spent the afternoon phone banking for Wendy Davis (Original post)
arely staircase Mar 2014 OP
LiberalAndProud Mar 2014 #1
OKNancy Mar 2014 #2
arely staircase Mar 2014 #46
IllinoisBirdWatcher Mar 2014 #3
In_The_Wind Mar 2014 #4
TexasTowelie Mar 2014 #5
arely staircase Mar 2014 #9
truedelphi Mar 2014 #57
sheshe2 Mar 2014 #6
panader0 Mar 2014 #7
oldandhappy Mar 2014 #8
arely staircase Mar 2014 #10
DamnYankeeInHouston Mar 2014 #11
arely staircase Mar 2014 #13
pinboy3niner Mar 2014 #12
spanone Mar 2014 #14
Texasgal Mar 2014 #15
arely staircase Mar 2014 #16
Cha Mar 2014 #17
arely staircase Mar 2014 #30
ismnotwasm Mar 2014 #18
lavenderdiva Mar 2014 #19
arely staircase Mar 2014 #20
ReRe Mar 2014 #21
arely staircase Mar 2014 #23
okaawhatever Mar 2014 #22
CTyankee Mar 2014 #24
arely staircase Mar 2014 #25
CTyankee Mar 2014 #28
ConservativeDemocrat Mar 2014 #26
arely staircase Mar 2014 #27
ConservativeDemocrat Mar 2014 #32
arely staircase Mar 2014 #34
ananda Mar 2014 #29
zentrum Mar 2014 #31
arely staircase Mar 2014 #33
yeoman6987 Mar 2014 #44
zentrum Mar 2014 #59
Jackpine Radical Mar 2014 #35
arely staircase Mar 2014 #38
DFW Mar 2014 #36
arely staircase Mar 2014 #37
bkanderson76 Mar 2014 #39
Jamaal510 Mar 2014 #40
ffr Mar 2014 #41
arely staircase Mar 2014 #45
Generic Brad Mar 2014 #42
arely staircase Mar 2014 #43
ibegurpard Mar 2014 #47
freshwest Mar 2014 #48
Enthusiast Mar 2014 #49
ProSense Mar 2014 #50
Enthusiast Mar 2014 #51
SunSeeker Mar 2014 #52
stevenleser Mar 2014 #53
Skittles Mar 2014 #54
TBF Mar 2014 #55
CTyankee Mar 2014 #56
Pretzel_Warrior Mar 2014 #58

Response to arely staircase (Original post)

Sat Mar 1, 2014, 06:19 PM

1. Thank you.

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Response to arely staircase (Original post)

Sat Mar 1, 2014, 06:20 PM

2. good for you!

Wish I had someone to get excited about in my state.

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Response to OKNancy (Reply #2)

Sat Mar 1, 2014, 10:33 PM

46. then run, nancy, run nt

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Response to arely staircase (Original post)

Sat Mar 1, 2014, 06:25 PM

3. Yes, Thank You. Hope everyone in Texas does this. n/t

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Response to arely staircase (Original post)

Sat Mar 1, 2014, 06:26 PM

4. Great!

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Response to arely staircase (Original post)

Sat Mar 1, 2014, 06:42 PM

5. Taking back Texas one precinct at a time.

Thanks for your great work.

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Response to TexasTowelie (Reply #5)

Sat Mar 1, 2014, 06:54 PM

9. hunter s thompson once said

politics is the art of controling your environment. If I can get Wendy 45 percent in this red precinct in this reddest of counties and others do the same in theirs. This red state can become purple. We haven't had a precinct chair at all here in almost 20 years. I intend to take the position seriously and do what I can to control my environment.

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Response to arely staircase (Reply #9)

Sun Mar 2, 2014, 04:59 PM

57. Thank you for this OP, and for

Your working so hard on this.

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Response to arely staircase (Original post)

Sat Mar 1, 2014, 06:45 PM

6. Thank you arley!

Go Wendy Davis!

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Response to arely staircase (Original post)

Sat Mar 1, 2014, 06:45 PM

7. Good on you

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Response to arely staircase (Original post)

Sat Mar 1, 2014, 06:50 PM

8. Thank you Thank you

We are working toward the same ends here in Duncan Hunter's district. One vote at a time.

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Response to oldandhappy (Reply #8)

Sat Mar 1, 2014, 06:55 PM

10. retail politics

Door to door. Good luck.

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Response to arely staircase (Original post)

Sat Mar 1, 2014, 06:59 PM

11. Thank you.

I've been sick so I've only done one phone bank. I'm feeling guilty. I'll be back out there soon.

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Response to DamnYankeeInHouston (Reply #11)

Sat Mar 1, 2014, 07:02 PM

13. you will

and get well soon.

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Response to arely staircase (Original post)

Sat Mar 1, 2014, 06:59 PM

12. Great work, and good luck!

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Response to arely staircase (Original post)

Sat Mar 1, 2014, 07:03 PM

14. that's how it gets done. thanks arely staircase!

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Response to arely staircase (Original post)

Sat Mar 1, 2014, 07:08 PM

15. Awesome!

I'll be joining you soon!

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Response to Texasgal (Reply #15)

Sat Mar 1, 2014, 07:10 PM

16. let's do it nt

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Response to arely staircase (Original post)

Sat Mar 1, 2014, 07:10 PM

17. Thank you, arely!

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Response to Cha (Reply #17)

Sat Mar 1, 2014, 07:56 PM

30. cha

Thank you.

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Response to arely staircase (Original post)

Sat Mar 1, 2014, 07:16 PM

18. Awesome!

Go Wendyz!

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Response to arely staircase (Original post)

Sat Mar 1, 2014, 07:30 PM

19. As a voter in Harris county, my husband and I will be voting for Wendy on Tuesday

and looking forward to her as our next Governor!

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Response to lavenderdiva (Reply #19)

Sat Mar 1, 2014, 07:32 PM

20. she will carry Harris

She just needs to win it big. With an organization there to get people to the polls and prevent voter suppression.

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Response to arely staircase (Original post)

Sat Mar 1, 2014, 07:33 PM

21. You win the DUer of the Day Award!

Don't cut yourself short, though. You're doing great! Now keep on going. Do you wear your pink tennis shoes? I don't live in Texas, but I got mine last weekend and I can't tell you how much attention they attract. At least 4 people commented on them when I went to the Dr yesterday and I told them why I'm wearing them!
To support Wendy Davis in the Texas Governor's race!

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Response to ReRe (Reply #21)

Sat Mar 1, 2014, 07:36 PM

23. no pink shoes just a database, some registration cards an telephone and a dream

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Response to arely staircase (Original post)

Sat Mar 1, 2014, 07:33 PM

22. Awesome. Thanks for your efforts. nt

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Response to arely staircase (Original post)

Sat Mar 1, 2014, 07:42 PM

24. were you cold calling? Calling a list of Dems?

It makes a difference.

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Response to CTyankee (Reply #24)

Sat Mar 1, 2014, 07:47 PM

25. state party database

Which we updated as we called.

http://www.txdemocrats.org/act/van

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Response to arely staircase (Reply #25)

Sat Mar 1, 2014, 07:51 PM

28. oh, great. I ask because I called for Dan Malloy for governor of CT and he was

a mayor of the city of Stamford. He won, but it was close, dammit.

I had called also for Ned Lamont for Senator to replace Lieberman. That didn't make it but that was because the people (Dems) didn't know the whole story on Lieberman. But that was 2006...

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Response to arely staircase (Original post)

Sat Mar 1, 2014, 07:47 PM

26. Good on you!

That's what I like to see. Real action.

- C.D. Proud Member of the Reality Based Community

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Response to ConservativeDemocrat (Reply #26)

Sat Mar 1, 2014, 07:50 PM

27. yeah. its fun to do stuff in the real world. nt

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Response to arely staircase (Reply #27)

Sat Mar 1, 2014, 08:10 PM

32. Absolutely!

Knocking doors is the best way to increase support, but phone-banking comes in a decent second. (Even though the phone response rate is much lower, you can make more.)

I hope you go back. I'd love to see Texas turn purpley-blue.

- C.D. Proud Member of the Reality Based Community

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Response to ConservativeDemocrat (Reply #32)

Sat Mar 1, 2014, 08:16 PM

34. yeah we were really cleaning up the database for things like block walking later nt

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Response to arely staircase (Original post)

Sat Mar 1, 2014, 07:54 PM

29. Thank you!

Well done.

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Response to arely staircase (Original post)

Sat Mar 1, 2014, 07:59 PM

31. Please tell us..

...the kind sof responses you're getting! Do people understand and care about the issues she represents? What are women saying to you?

Thanks so much for what you're doing.

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Response to zentrum (Reply #31)

Sat Mar 1, 2014, 08:15 PM

33. like most phone banks

Lots of non answers. With the database updates we eliminated a lot of bad numbers. Actually got about 50 people on the phone personally. Mostly nice thank yous a handfull of already voted for her another half dozen will vote for her on tuesday only two go to hells. Remember the point of this phone bank was really to update our database for November GOtV.

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Response to arely staircase (Reply #33)

Sat Mar 1, 2014, 09:19 PM

44. I am sorry about the two "go to hells"

I really wish people overall would just be courteous. It is such a shame. How hard would it have been for them to say, "Thank you for calling but I am voting Republican." I mean really…..Republicans can be the rudest people on Earth and yet they feel superior for some reason.

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Response to arely staircase (Reply #33)

Wed Mar 5, 2014, 02:02 AM

59. You're terrific! Thank you!

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Response to arely staircase (Original post)

Sat Mar 1, 2014, 08:17 PM

35. Good on ya, Arely.

And what a great candidate to be working for. To be honest, in that respect, a lot of us Cheeseheads envy you.

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Response to Jackpine Radical (Reply #35)

Sat Mar 1, 2014, 08:36 PM

38. hey your governor sucks but your people inspire me beyond belief

I am an AFL-CIO member who thinks cheeseheads rock. Y'all have set the standard for people power in America. Yeah I know you fell a bit short. But that was a battle not the war.

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Response to arely staircase (Original post)

Sat Mar 1, 2014, 08:30 PM

36. From one Texan to another

Thank you!!

I'm station overseas, but I contribute regularly and my housemates back home in Dallas hold fundraisers for Wendy and do other stuff.

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Response to DFW (Reply #36)

Sat Mar 1, 2014, 08:33 PM

37. awesome nt

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Response to arely staircase (Original post)

Sat Mar 1, 2014, 08:53 PM

39. Not From Texas but Thank You for Your Work and Dedication...Kudos

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Response to arely staircase (Original post)

Sat Mar 1, 2014, 08:58 PM

40. Good luck

defeating Oops ll.

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Response to arely staircase (Original post)

Sat Mar 1, 2014, 09:05 PM

41. It has started! That's awesome and so are you!

FIRED UP!

READY TO GO!

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Response to ffr (Reply #41)

Sat Mar 1, 2014, 09:20 PM

45. yeah. I am sick and tired of it

Our biggest city has a lesbian mayor who had to go to another state to get married. We have a GOP candi date for gove who as attorney general has vowed to fight for marriage bigotry. We have an ever expanding latino population that the GOP wants to make it hard for them to vote. YA BASTA.

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Response to arely staircase (Original post)

Sat Mar 1, 2014, 09:15 PM

42. Thank you for fighting the good fight

In every red state there are people like you who know it does not have to always be that way. I applaud your courage and hope. You are truly an inspiration to the rest of us in this country.

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Response to Generic Brad (Reply #42)

Sat Mar 1, 2014, 09:17 PM

43. thank you

we are all in this together.

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Response to arely staircase (Original post)

Sat Mar 1, 2014, 10:45 PM

47. good luck to you!

I have many friends in Texas that I would love to see come out from under the yoke of extremist right-wing oppression.

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Response to arely staircase (Original post)

Sun Mar 2, 2014, 12:11 AM

48. Thank you, arely!



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Response to arely staircase (Original post)

Sun Mar 2, 2014, 12:21 AM

49. What does Wendy think about financial malfeasance and "free" trade?

I'm just thinking about if she would win the governor race and then, down the road, become a candidate for president. I'm not for anyone that believes corporate financial malfeasance is just fine, just good business practices.

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Response to Enthusiast (Reply #49)

Sun Mar 2, 2014, 01:13 AM

50. I don't think

"What does Wendy think about financial malfeasance and "free" trade?

I'm just thinking about if she would win the governor race and then, down the road, become a candidate for president. I'm not for anyone that believes corporate financial malfeasance is just fine, just good business practices."

...Texans care. They're likely not sitting around wondering about that in relation to some hypothetical run for the Presidency.

Howard Dean on supporting Dems "who may disagree with us on a fundamental issue"
http://www.democraticunderground.com/10024588564

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Response to ProSense (Reply #50)

Sun Mar 2, 2014, 01:22 AM

51. I'm not even going to read that.

Democrats that disagree with Democrats on fundamental issues are called Republicans. Apparently this is something you cannot understand.

I don't care what kind of verbal gymnastics you use to justify this, it simply will not float. My guess is you are mischaracterizing Dean's position. And it is no surprise.

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Response to arely staircase (Original post)

Sun Mar 2, 2014, 02:08 AM

52. Thank you for your service in support of Wendy...and your country.

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Response to arely staircase (Original post)

Sun Mar 2, 2014, 02:13 AM

53. I have a bet with another Liberal Pundit that she wins. Bet is a dinner at an expensive restaurant

Go Wendy Davis!!!!

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Response to arely staircase (Original post)

Sun Mar 2, 2014, 02:25 AM

54. I voted Wednesday

YEE HAW

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Response to arely staircase (Original post)

Sun Mar 2, 2014, 07:49 AM

55. Excellent!!

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Response to arely staircase (Original post)

Sun Mar 2, 2014, 07:56 AM

56. what are you hearing from the folks you are calling?

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Response to arely staircase (Original post)

Sun Mar 2, 2014, 05:13 PM

58. Happily k&r

 

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