The election is in 75 days, 18 hours, 28 minutes (at least at the time that I started this post).
It may seem to some like a lot of time, but the election will be here in no time at all. Don’t think of campaigning as something you do when there is nothing else going on. Think of volunteering as something that you make time for.
There is no time like the present. I have two great opportunities for all of you in Blue Mass Group Land.
1) On Thursday, come to Lawrence, canvass with the Democratic Party/Elizabeth Warren campaign, chat with Elizabeth Warren as she thanks volunteers and then check out the Democratic State Committee meeting. We’ll start canvassing at about 3:30 PM, but people can arrive any time after the start if you can’t be there for 3:30 PM. DSC meetings are open to all. On Thursday we’ll be voting on the Democratic slate of electors. Did you ever wonder who these people are who are members of the electoral college? Have you wondered how they are chosen? Attend the meeting and you will know. Join us on Thursday, August 23 at 3:30 PM. Sometime after 6 PM Elizabeth Warren will be joining us for refreshments and to thank canvassers who went out door to door. RSVP here.
2) On Sunday, come to Lowell and join a BMG canvass. Charley is taking the lead in this effort. Folks will have the opportunity to explore Lowell National Historic Park. The day is structured so that volunteers can take a boat ride on the famous canals in the AM and then canvass in the PM. It’s been many months since we’ve gotten together and years since our last canvass. It’s time. Join us on Sunday, August 25 at 12:30 PM. RSVP here.
If you are interested in some of the thinking and research behind canvassing, read Knocking on Dem Doors by Peter Ubertaccio. Bottom line, we knock on doors because talking to voters works.
It is now 75 days, 18 hours, 5 minutes until the election. Act now. You don’t want to wake up on Wednesday, November 7 saying, “I wish I had done more.”