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Sat Aug 12, 2017, 12:59 PM

its hard to organize.

I am a little depressed here. For days we have been working hard getting ready for today. Here in Virginia, we have elections november 7 of this year. Its not only gubernatorial, its also for state house delegates.

Usually, we struggle to even get candidates. This year we had three dems competing. Our candidate Rebecca Colaw (hd 64) is excellent. She has been really engaged, knocking doors, going to meet people everywhere.

Her opponent has little experience other than having a R besides her name. We feel we can win it.

So, big mobilization. I secure an office, access to the VAN and work with other volunteers to setup canvassing. We have a regional organizer coordinating all of us. This morning its a rainstorm of epic proportion in all the locations where we have field organizers. Nobody shows up...

We are going to try for next week but it is really hard to get even strong democrats to come and canvass. Those that do volunteer they just want to sit and place phone calls. In order to really make a difference you have to pound the pavement...

Not sure how to motivate people even though many sound fired up compared to previous off years. Oh well, time to think up of more creative ways ..

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