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David Zephyr Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 07:07 PM
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Who Has Committed to Phone Bank to Walk or to Help in Your District?
As with every election, I will be working with my long-time friends here locally to phone bank on election day to help remind voters to get to the polls. Even right up until the polls close, reminding folks coming home from work where they need to go to vote and to please do so for our Democrats.

We are down to the wire.

They have Diebold and dirty tricks.

But we have the people. Get out the Vote.

Even volunteering for anything at your local Democratic candidate's HQ is huge. Please help.

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Nite Owl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 07:12 PM
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1.  I walked for over a month
til my back just couldn't take it anymore! Now I'll have to move to phone banking as soon as I feel better. I don't know if we will win this or not but I have to know that I tried to actually do something besides complain about the sorry state we are in.

And don't forget putting up signs and writing letters. We shouldn't let false statements by opponents go unchallenged.
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David Zephyr Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 08:02 PM
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9. Thank you, Nite Owl!
:toast:
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Epiphany4z Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 07:34 PM
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2. I have been
at the local dem office doing some phone calls to independents. We skipped our last dem club meeting and did a phone a thon instead made nearly 2000 calls through out just that day...others in my club have been putting up signs and doing literature drops...the repubs have signs up at nearly every corner...I guess no body wants them in there yards...lol...and in my area I have not seen one Blackwell sign...only a handful of dewine.
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David Zephyr Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 08:03 PM
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10. Epiphany4z! And look how Ohio is turning out already. Thanks!
Edited on Thu Oct-12-06 08:04 PM by David Zephyr
You are a hero! :toast:
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annabanana Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 07:36 PM
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3. walkin' the district. . .
for the guy who should unseat Peter King..
http://www.daveforamerica.com/index.php
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David Zephyr Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 08:04 PM
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12. annabanana...the polls show King is close to being picked off.
Thank you for walking that district! :toast:
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MrCoffee Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 07:41 PM
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4. I'm not working for Cantwell anymore, but that freed up time to work
for Darcy Burner, who's looking better and better to take Reichert's House seat
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David Zephyr Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 08:05 PM
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14. We gotta get the House. The Senate is the gravy.
Thank you so very much for helping Burner! :toast:
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elehhhhna Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 07:42 PM
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5. Poll watcher unless called as a poll worker.
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David Zephyr Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 08:06 PM
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16. Poll watchers will be critical this year. Maybe more than ever before.
:toast:
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Dinger Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 07:42 PM
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6. I Have. The Way I See It, My Life Depends On It,
and so do others' lives. I am committed to do all I can, and more.
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Parche Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 08:05 PM
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15. you rock
You Rock teacher Dinger!!!


You are absolutely correct, our lives do depend on this November

I am trying to get the word out for Bryan Kennedy Wisconsin 5


BRYAN KENNEDY FOR CONGRESS DEFEAT SENSENBRENNER
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David Zephyr Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 08:19 PM
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26. And you rock, too Parche!
Go Wisconsin! :toast:
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David Zephyr Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 08:07 PM
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17. I see you are in Wisconsin. Thanks.
I like Wes Clark a lot, by the way. :toast:
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alittlelark Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 07:44 PM
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7. I did it in 2004 in NM.
I can't fly there for this election, and Silicon Valley is Waaaay BLUE. We even voted against the Gropenator. I'm donating $$, not much time in this election.

Cheers to those who do it in this election! :toast:
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David Zephyr Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 08:08 PM
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18. Thank you for all you do and can do!
:toast:
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cally Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 10:23 PM
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35. If you have time, come out to Tracy or Brentwood and
walk and or call for McNerney. There's also phone banks for him in SF. I know there's a group from the East Bay who are organizing car pools for volunteers. There may be a group in the Silicon Valley. If you are interested, send me a PM and I'll find a group in your area that is helping with his campaign. I would love to defeat Pombo.

I'm alos helping on the Charlie Brown/Doolittle race north of Sacto. That's further but it's fun to work in a district so different than my own.
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Emit Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 07:44 PM
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8. Thank you so much for this reminder, David. It's huge.
As a District Coordinator who's running 4 GOTV (10 precincts and maybe more if we can get more volunteers) teams on election day, this is an important reminder.

See my desperate plea from this am: http://www.democraticunderground.com/discuss/duboard.ph... Thanks DU!
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David Zephyr Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 08:11 PM
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20. Here's a toast to Emit, a District Coordinator for 10 precincts!
You are a hero to me! :toast:
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Emit Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 10:15 PM
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33. .
:blush:

Just doing what I can (actually, my District has 42 precincts that I'm technically responsible for, but, with my limited volunteers, we're only focusing on 10 to 15 prime locations for our GOTV -- that's why your message is so important! We can all do more if we get more volunteers between now and E-Day!)
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proud patriot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 08:04 PM
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11. ME Me meeeee
:hi: did phones last Saturday
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David Zephyr Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 08:12 PM
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21. I am going to gush! I love you proud patriot!
You so rock! Thanks for phoning! :toast:
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proud patriot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-13-06 05:19 PM
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37. Blush
:yourock: :loveya:
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cally Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 08:04 PM
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13. I've already walked and will continure up until the election
I'm helping out on the McNerney/Pombo race. I think we can win this one.
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David Zephyr Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 08:17 PM
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24. McNerney! thanks, cally!
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sakabatou Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 08:09 PM
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19. Well, since I'm away from my district...
I don't think I can really help.
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MrCoffee Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 08:12 PM
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22. Are you in a district where you can support a Democrat?
Doesn't have to be yours, and doesn't have to be much. Get a bumper sticker, or a yard sign. Do a little phone banking. Every bit helps.
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David Zephyr Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 08:20 PM
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28. Bumper stickers are great, MrCoffee!
:toast:
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sakabatou Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 08:27 PM
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31. Well, no, not really
I don't own a car or have a yard. And I don't know anything about the race here.
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senseandsensibility Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 08:15 PM
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23. me
although my husband is doing far more than me. He's out right now putting up signs for a local Dem candidate.
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David Zephyr Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 08:18 PM
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25. You and the hubby rock!
:toast:
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senseandsensibility Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 08:28 PM
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32. Thanks
and it feels good to contribute! I'd like to encourage everyone on DU to do what they can. The experience is energizing. I've met many like-minded peole in my community, too. :)
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cmd Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 08:19 PM
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27. As soon as my gigantic cough goes away, I'll be back on the phones
I gotta get healthy first.
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MrCoffee Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 08:21 PM
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29. nothing better than a coughing phone banker!!
lmao...i can picture it now.

"Hi, my name is ___, and (COUGH HACK COUGH) I'm calling on behalf of Democratic candidate (HACK COUGH BLEAAAGGHHH COUGH HACK)..."

You are temporarily excused. Bring a doctor's note and get well soon!
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David Zephyr Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 08:23 PM
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30. Rest that voice and thanks for phoning.
I love phoning. Also just letting people know where they are to vote goes a long way, too. :toast:
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Marie26 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 10:23 PM
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34. Me!
I felt so much better after volunteering - it's actually doing something to change this country instead of just complaining about how things are. There's so many Dem candidates running great campaigns right now, but they're usually underfunded compared to the Republican incumbents & need all the help they can get.

This link leads to Democratic volunteer opportunities in each state - http://www.democrats.org/page/content/volunteer/
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David Zephyr Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-13-06 06:29 PM
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42. Thanks for the link!
It's great to get a friend to come along with you. It's contagious. Thanks Marie26!
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alfredo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 10:32 PM
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36. Doing double time. I am walking for a Dem LD candidate in
the 88th in Ky. I am also a District captain for a ballot initiative. Today I corralled two volunteers, did some internal phone banking, delivered some signs, replaced some stolen signs, then did a knock in grin to finish off a precinct.

Now I am relaxing. Tomorrow I am just going to phone bank and get ready for a big lit drop for the candidate Saturday.




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David Zephyr Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-13-06 06:30 PM
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43. Alfredo corralled two volunteers!
GOTV! Thanks! :toast:
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alfredo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-13-06 06:43 PM
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49. I wish I could have gotten 20.
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BootinUp Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-13-06 05:23 PM
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38. in NW Ga?
I figured it would only help the other side. lol.
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David Zephyr Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-13-06 06:36 PM
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44. You'd be surprised.
Dean's 50 state strategy was panned by a lot of people. Who would have ever thought that Harold Ford, Jr. would be kicking Corker's ass in the state that wouldn't even support Al Gore? And look at McCaskill killing Talent in Missouri!

Your state gave us Jimmy Carter and Max Cleland (he won, by the way).

Georgia needs to come home again.
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BootinUp Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-13-06 06:47 PM
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50. Well
I suppose I am doggin it a little but in 2004 I had to drive 40+ miles to the nearest meetup. I'll check around and see if there something nearby happening.
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mdmc Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-13-06 05:48 PM
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39. Why haven't we got a local HQ yet?
There is one across the river.
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wildeyed Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-13-06 05:56 PM
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40. Oh yeah.
I try to do something every week. So far this year I did a house party for the local dem party, a voter registration project, two nights of phone banking and tomorrow I will be knocking on doors.

The congressional race in NC 08, where I am, is interesting. Larry Kissel, the dem challenger is now +7 in the latest poll. Time to GOTV, ya know? :)
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David Zephyr Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-13-06 06:38 PM
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45. Thanks!
You are rocking! NC is coming home. :toast:
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riderinthestorm Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-13-06 06:15 PM
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41. Yup, I've been on the phones twice/week since September
for Tammy Duckworth. I'll keep on keeping for her till election day. Actually I do anything that's needed. When I get to her office, I just sit down and do whatever's put in front of me for the afternoon.
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David Zephyr Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-13-06 06:41 PM
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47. Thanks!
Thanks for doing "anything that's needed". Over the many years, the folks that walk in and say 'let me know what I can do' are the sweetest.
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blm Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-13-06 06:39 PM
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46. Fundraiser on Sat. Dem HQ week before election.
.
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David Zephyr Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-13-06 06:42 PM
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48. You are so tenacious, blm.
I will be distributing yard signs this weekend. I love sinking them into the ground. :toast:
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