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Sun Oct 21, 2012, 09:02 PM

The door opens an inch and he peeks out.

Hi! I'm a volunteer! (I say) I'm providing information on early voting!

Wait while I get my clothes on (he says)

It's a bit before noon, and I normally wouldn't be knocking any doors on a weekday at this time, except that this small strip of houses is hard to access. I had to park some distance away, because the road is awkwardly and impossibly busy. I didn't want to use a chunk of prime time for these few doors

I check my Obama pin isn't falling off and stand there for a few minutes. Then the door opens, and he invites me in

I run through everything as quickly and carefully as I can. He gets the list of early voting places. I push early voting, explaining that any of his friends who might have forgotten to register or to update their registrations can do so when they go to early vote. I verify he's an Obama voter and talk to him about voting a straight ticket

He's voting for Obama, and he'll vote early. He wishes he could do what I'm doing right now but his medical condition won't allow it

I'm proud of you (he says)

I thank him and head down the road. And the next house is just as much fun

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Reply The door opens an inch and he peeks out. (Original post)
struggle4progress Oct 2012 OP
Historic NY Oct 2012 #1
12AngryBorneoWildmen Oct 2012 #2
DMacTX Oct 2012 #3
Freedomofspeech Oct 2012 #4
libdem4life Oct 2012 #5
Cha Oct 2012 #6
Tigress DEM Oct 2012 #7
treestar Oct 2012 #8
politicasista Oct 2012 #9

Response to struggle4progress (Original post)

Sun Oct 21, 2012, 09:08 PM

1. Great work your doing.

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Response to struggle4progress (Original post)

Sun Oct 21, 2012, 09:09 PM

2. You're Great!

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Response to struggle4progress (Original post)

Sun Oct 21, 2012, 09:11 PM

3. Thank you for your inspirational hard work.

If we can GOTV, this thing is ours.

Your kindness and dedication will be spread by the grateful voter you assisted.

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Response to struggle4progress (Original post)

Sun Oct 21, 2012, 09:14 PM

4. Great job!

Doesn't just make you feel great?

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Response to struggle4progress (Original post)

Sun Oct 21, 2012, 09:16 PM

5. The power of a story...I could see it...thanks.

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Response to struggle4progress (Original post)

Sun Oct 21, 2012, 09:18 PM

6. Thank you for being out there on the Front Lines, struggle4progress!

That's a big part of what's going to Win the Election..those boots on the ground like yours!

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Response to struggle4progress (Original post)

Sun Oct 21, 2012, 09:33 PM

7. Thanks for your Service, Soldier of Peace!!

My new phrase for our "boots on the ground" folks! So glad you are on our side! (Even if you have to register a few rethugs because the law requires it.)

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Response to struggle4progress (Original post)

Fri Oct 26, 2012, 05:35 PM

8. Love these posts, so interesting

and thank you for your work!

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Response to struggle4progress (Original post)

Mon Oct 29, 2012, 03:21 PM

9. Kick

Thanks for sharing this, and thanks for the GOTV efforts.

What you give will come back to you.

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