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Fri Jun 1, 2012, 02:40 PM

This is from a Wisconsin canvass person who was in the field, very moving stuff

http://www.dailykos.com/story/2012/06/01/1096531/-Another-Night-on-the-Canvassing-Trail-Another-Night-of-Hope-for-the-Future-of-Wisconsin

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Reply This is from a Wisconsin canvass person who was in the field, very moving stuff (Original post)
bigdarryl Jun 2012 OP
freshwest Jun 2012 #1
frazzled Jun 2012 #2
bigdarryl Jun 2012 #3
RBInMaine Jun 2012 #9
Vidar Jun 2012 #4
TrogL Jun 2012 #5
M0rpheus Jun 2012 #6
hue Jun 2012 #7
RBInMaine Jun 2012 #8

Response to bigdarryl (Original post)

Fri Jun 1, 2012, 02:48 PM

1. Very moving! The canvassers are getting it done.

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Response to bigdarryl (Original post)

Fri Jun 1, 2012, 02:53 PM

2. Knowledge is everything

I've done this kind of canvassing in poor neighborhoods in New Hampshire (04) and Michigan (08). The biggest thing you can do for a campaign is get people the specific information they need to become registered and to know when and where the voting is taking place, and how they can get there. This takes some training in the state laws and available resources, and a good campaign organization always trains its canvassers well. The people you talk to are often disengaged at the beginning, because it all seems hopeless to them and they often don't know if they're registered or whether they can be registered. It just seems too complicated and they're suspicious of bureaucracy. When you walk them through the easy steps, they suddenly beam up with smiles and determination, knowing they can really do it. It's so gratifying!

This Kos poster definitely knew their stuff, and that looks like more votes for Barrett!

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Response to frazzled (Reply #2)

Fri Jun 1, 2012, 02:56 PM

3. It's UNREAL that so many people don't know the voting laws in there state

to think that some of these people in Wisconsin didn't know there was early voting in there own state that's incredible it just goes to show you that most people don't follow politics

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Response to frazzled (Reply #2)

Fri Jun 1, 2012, 08:43 PM

9. You need to register them at the door if you can registration cards (we can do so in our state), and

then you need to transport them to the polls. You need to make them follow through.

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Response to bigdarryl (Original post)

Fri Jun 1, 2012, 03:46 PM

4. Inspirational, thank you.

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Response to bigdarryl (Original post)

Fri Jun 1, 2012, 03:48 PM

5. what are "off paper" felons?

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Response to TrogL (Reply #5)

Fri Jun 1, 2012, 04:08 PM

6. Here ya go. :)

Under Wisconsin law, only those who have been convicted of felonies who are still in prison or who haven’t completed their entire sentence cannot vote. Once felons are “off paper” (or has completed all probation, parole and extended supervision), they can register and vote again.

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Response to bigdarryl (Original post)

Fri Jun 1, 2012, 06:27 PM

7. Wow! This meant so much to this young man (& prob his friendss)to know he has a voice!! Thanks!!

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Response to bigdarryl (Original post)

Fri Jun 1, 2012, 08:41 PM

8. BUS THEM TO THE POLLS FOR CHRIST SAKE ! Don' just rely on promises that they will vote.

You can not just hope they will follow through on what they say. Many will not follow through. They have to be taken there. Bus them there now.

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