As we prepare for Hurricane Sandy I ask that you think about ways that you can use this time to help elect Democrats.
Safety of our volunteers and voters will be the highest priority. But with the storm will come opportunities. Some of you will be at home when you would otherwise be working.
Some things that you can be thinking about doing:
1) Think about joining our home phoner team. If you have internet access and phone capability you may be able to make calls from home. Contact your local office for information on joining the hubdialer program.
2) You might be in a situation with no internet and no power. This is a great time to write post cards and letters to friends. Print the names and addresses now so that you can be ready to go when the lights go out. It doesn’t have to be much. Here’s an example:
Dear Joe, Election day is just around the corner. Please consider supporting Elizabeth Warren and the rest of the Democratic ticket. Elizabeth has spent her life fighting for people like us. She has a track record of accomplishment and stand up for the best interests of the people of Massachusetts.”
3) If you have power, you can do the same thing online. PERSONAL is the key. Blast e-mails and facebook posts are fine, but a message that is personal makes a difference. Even if the message is similar to people, a simple statement like, “It was nice to see you at Aunt Ann’s last summer” makes it personal. If you saw ten cousins at Aunt Ann’s it makes cutting and pasting easier!
4) Neighbors will be more in touch with each other. If you are seeing folks around your neighborhood consider mentioning to them that election day is coming up and ask for their votes for Democrats.
5) Take lawn signs in today so that we are prepared. We don’t want lawn signs to cause damage to property or to lose the lawn signs to storm damage.
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