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Sun Oct 28, 2018, 12:23 PM

My challenge to you - find just ONE new voter.

We read and hear all the time about getting out the vote.
How we should all tell our friends and family to vote.
But, those are just vague statements.
I would like to ask and challenge everyone on DU to do something specific.

Between now and Election Day, please go thru all of your contact lists and spheres of influence.
Come up with just one person who votes in Presidential years but not in midterms.
Of course, make sure you know that this person will vote democratic.
Then make it your personal challenge to make sure this person votes early, absentee, by mail, or in person on Election Day.
Just ONE person.
We can all do that, I think. Itís not a huge ask.
And, just imagine if everyone who reads DU would do it.

Are you in?

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Reply My challenge to you - find just ONE new voter. (Original post)
Funtatlaguy Oct 2018 OP
Squinch Oct 2018 #1
Funtatlaguy Oct 2018 #2
Squinch Oct 2018 #4
grantcart Oct 2018 #3
Funtatlaguy Oct 2018 #5
grantcart Oct 2018 #6
Funtatlaguy Oct 2018 #7

Response to Funtatlaguy (Original post)

Sun Oct 28, 2018, 12:26 PM

1. Excellent! I'm in!

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Response to Squinch (Reply #1)

Sun Oct 28, 2018, 12:35 PM

2. Thank you, Squinch. That's two of us so far.

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Response to Funtatlaguy (Reply #2)

Sun Oct 28, 2018, 12:38 PM

4. Two is a start.

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Response to Funtatlaguy (Original post)

Sun Oct 28, 2018, 12:38 PM

3. I found 8 yesterday, that is what canvassing is about

About. A third of the houses I went to the Dem wasn't there and I talked to other family members or others that weren't likely to vote.

Flipp9a couple of independents

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Response to grantcart (Reply #3)

Sun Oct 28, 2018, 12:53 PM

5. I canvass. Wasn't talking about that. But, thanks for your service.

I donít expect you to follow up to make sure that those you canvassed will actually vote.
Though I do know that good campaigns will have their phone bankers do so when you give them your information.
Iím talking about one person in your personal world that would not have voted in the midterms if you didnít see them thru the process.

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Response to Funtatlaguy (Reply #5)

Sun Oct 28, 2018, 01:43 PM

6. good on you for canvassing, yesterday was the best day ever, maybe the shootings helped focus people


Where do you canvass.


I have gotten a couple of neighbors to vote but my real success was to get my younger (sure dad, OK) to actually vote this year.

I had to pull out all the stops. My wife is Thai and one of the things that I have learned over the 36 years is that if a Thai mother is worried about her children she will go on a 20 minute rant to the child detailing 15 things that must be done to overcome the perceived threat. During this time their hearing is completely disabled and the son or daughter has to patiently listen to a whole list of precautions that include some common sense items, going to the temple to make merit, things that the grandmother told her and thanks to the internet a half dozen completely nonsensical strategies from the internet.

I told my daughter that if she didn't register and vote that I would tell my wife some outlandish story and then she would have to suffer the unrelenting barrage of phone calls from her worried mother.

Started out with rats invading apartments during the flooding (South Carolina)

Alligators were leaving the swamps and taking out kittens and small children because the water was so polluted from the hurricane.

A bat with rabies bit her neighbor across the street.

Finally when I told her that the water was compromised and they had to boil all the bathing water to avoid skin lesions my daughter gave up.

The thing was that once she realized that she could register for a mail in ballot she got voted and mailed it in the same day she got it and loved it.

If we had mail in ballots for everyone the Republican Party would be a small regional anecdote.

Where are you canvassing?

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Response to grantcart (Reply #6)

Sun Oct 28, 2018, 04:20 PM

7. Florida....west coast

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