I drove to Florida and knocked on doors for President Obama this weekend.
Tons of opportunities if you are in a state where the election is already decided (I live in Alabama). It's super-organized and the campaign makes it easy.
I knocked on about 75 doors, talked to some interesting people, and felt like I made a difference in the campaign.
I met some fun, passionate young people at headquarters, too. It definitely makes you feel more a part of things.
My visits weren't about convincing - they send you to houses already predisposed to vote for the President. It's more about making sure they know their polling place, that they can vote early and how.
There are Tennessee people going to North Carolina, Mass people spending the day in New Hampshire, and more.
Search for opportunities near you here:
|by Anonymous||reply 48||11/13/2012|
No one cares. You wasted your time.
|by Anonymous||reply 1||10/21/2012|
You're a good person, OP. I'm impressed.
|by Anonymous||reply 3||10/21/2012|
I'm pretty sure you're wrong.
|by Anonymous||reply 4||10/21/2012|
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|by Anonymous||reply 5||10/21/2012|
How much is Karl Rove paying you per post, R1?
|by Anonymous||reply 6||10/21/2012|
Good for you OP and as R2 said, Thank you!
|by Anonymous||reply 7||10/21/2012|
Trolldar R5's posts in the thread about possible Romney Supreme Ct. choices...
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|by Anonymous||reply 9||10/21/2012|
Go diddle some altar boys, R9.
|by Anonymous||reply 10||10/21/2012|
[quote] I'm a "troll" because I dissent from the lazy, solipsistic liberalism of most datalounge gays?
No, you're not a troll, you're an ASSHOLE.
|by Anonymous||reply 11||10/21/2012|
Thank you for posting OP - you are a fine example for what we all should be doing.
|by Anonymous||reply 12||10/21/2012|
R9, feeling a bit out of sorts? Yet another spat with Mother today?
|by Anonymous||reply 13||10/21/2012|
That's fantastic, OP! I believe we have a great chance to take FL and NC because of the work of thousands of heroes like you.
Over the past week, I donated $1750 to Priorities USA and another chunk to the Obama for America campaign.
This election is too important not to help in any way we can.
|by Anonymous||reply 15||10/21/2012|
Glad to hear it, OP. I am too.
|by Anonymous||reply 16||10/21/2012|
Good for you op, we need all the help we can get.
|by Anonymous||reply 17||10/21/2012|
Thanks for your service OP.
|by Anonymous||reply 18||10/21/2012|
Thank you, OP.
I'm in Oregon which is going blue. I have been posting on websites correcting and offering opposing opinions to the Romney supporters.
|by Anonymous||reply 19||10/21/2012|
R5/R9 is a freeper lunatic. Just ignore it.
|by Anonymous||reply 20||10/21/2012|
I'm surprised no one gets shot doing this. A lot of trigger happy people in the South.
|by Anonymous||reply 21||10/21/2012|
re 21, you are not going to hostile homes, you are going to known democrats and obama supporters to confirm turnout.
I did this in 2008, and most of my time was covering a very low income-predominantly black community in Miami. I assure you, there were NO mccain supporters canvasing the area. Probably the reverse situation in little havana. I do not recall many Obama supporters being assigned that area even if there were democrats. Very hostile area. I would have probably been smacked by an old guys cane or whipped upside the head by old lady handbags for just walking down the street with an obama button on.
|by Anonymous||reply 22||10/22/2012|
OP, the vote has already been counted in Florida and they've declared Rmoney the winner. It was close but he won, like the first time dubya won. Like that. So, you are wasting your time.
|by Anonymous||reply 23||10/22/2012|
People overall were pretty nice/courteous. A lot poorer than I, to be sure. I had a rural area with trailers on dirt roads. I needed an SUV! Others were in more residential neighborhoods.
|by Anonymous||reply 24||10/22/2012|
Another thanks to the OP. It does matter, and is worth it.
|by Anonymous||reply 25||10/22/2012|
Thank you OP. You did a great service.
|by Anonymous||reply 27||10/22/2012|
Thank OP. I did this last election cycle and it was AMAZING. We spoke to people who had never had any interest in voting before and they were getting their whole family and neighbors involved in the process.
One man we spoke to said, "Oh yeah we're registered," then he pointed to their nieghbor's and said "And we took her down yesterday, " then he pointed the other direction "and they're going this afternoon".
It was really heartening to see the general public using their rights and getting involved in the electoral process. This is the kinda thing American is Spose to be. It really happens.
I can't wait to get out the vote again this year.
I highly recommend getting involved. It'll bring a rise into any cynicall jaded heart.
GET OUT THE VOTE!!
|by Anonymous||reply 28||10/22/2012|
OP you need to go to Ohio
That is where Obama needs help the most as Obama has dropped 5 points, and Romney has gained 5 points.
|by Anonymous||reply 29||10/22/2012|
Good job, OP. I am going to do some phone bank stuff for Obama this week. I live in MA - which is the opposite of you in Alabama, MA should be a shoo-in for Obama - and we call folks in NH and do the canvassing up there. I spoke to the Obama organizer here in Somerville, MA, and she said that many independents - and some Republicans - in NH are going with Obama.
I feel positive, I really do. I really think that Obama will win - only of course, if the Rethuglicans don't steal the election as they so desperately are trying to do.
|by Anonymous||reply 31||10/22/2012|
I stole Romney/Ryan signs from the fancy neighborhood in our town. Going back this week for the replacements.
|by Anonymous||reply 32||10/22/2012|
Please get out there and volunteer, people!
You will feel good about it.
The biggest challenge to getting Obama elected is making sure his voters get to the polls. There are plenty of people who want him to win that think they don't matter or that their votes don't matter.
We need to inform them of the truth.
PLUS the GOP is going out of it's way to intimidate and misinform and defraud U.S. citizens out of their right to vote. We can't let that happen.
Find the Democratic Headquarters in your town and ask how you can help. It won't be too much effort and every little bit goes A LONG WAY. You will feel empowered . You will have bragging rights. You will be attractive to strangers. GO HELP!!!
|by Anonymous||reply 34||10/22/2012|
I don't fucking understand these polls. Do people wake up, decide to chaneg their mind and then their phone rings?
|by Anonymous||reply 35||10/22/2012|
What happens when Romney canvassers and Obama canvassers pass on the street?
|by Anonymous||reply 36||10/22/2012|
I've read that the Obama campaign has a very good organization on the ground. This is a good example. Thanks for posting, OP.
|by Anonymous||reply 37||10/22/2012|
Someone did precisely The same thinning to me this weekend-I live in Philly.
|by Anonymous||reply 38||10/22/2012|
I hear about people volunteering in Florida and Wisconsin. I hear nothing about Ohio.
I hate that these states get so much money wasted on them... but what about Ohio?
|by Anonymous||reply 39||10/22/2012|
I wouldn't want anyone to come door knocking.
And I particularly wouldn't want someone to come door knocking who didn't even live in my State.
|by Anonymous||reply 40||10/22/2012|
Good job, OP.
I did the same in a neighboring swing state (VA).
|by Anonymous||reply 41||10/22/2012|
Thanks for all your supportive comments. I thought tonight's debate went well.
Voter enthusiasm is THE issue in this election. Take part. Do something. We can win this.
|by Anonymous||reply 42||10/22/2012|
i really enjoyed doing this in 2008. Actually I also took pride in registering both democrates and republicans. I really felt like we were pushed to just get people out to vote, regardless of their politics. Some conservatives were shocked I was just as willing to turn in their registration form as democrats.
|by Anonymous||reply 43||10/22/2012|
Exactly. I would gladly give GOP voters info as much as Dems, although the addresses were certainly Dem heavy.
|by Anonymous||reply 44||10/22/2012|
OP make no mistake you are a hero. I am taking your lead by calling my fellow tarheels(I live in NYC) and explaining what will happen to me if I lose my health care. You have made a difference
|by Anonymous||reply 45||10/22/2012|
I always answer my door with the phrase...."Is she a great big fat person?"
|by Anonymous||reply 46||10/22/2012|
We are now into the get out the vote mode.
People can't become so over confidence that they don't bother to vote because they don't think it will make any difference.
|by Anonymous||reply 47||10/23/2012|
We did it! Yay.
And I took a special pride when Florida went our way this weekend.
Thanks to all of you for all you did.
|by Anonymous||reply 48||11/13/2012|