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Thu Oct 22, 2015, 11:19 PM

I went to the opening of Bernie Sanders Greenville, SC office this evening.

The crowd was out the door. I got a Bernie yard sign, another bumper sticker, and I signed up to phone bank. It's a stretch for me, but I REALLY couldn't see myself knocking on doors. And I'd be dismal at entering data. Any tips from veterans would be greatly appreciated. Go Bernie!

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Reply I went to the opening of Bernie Sanders Greenville, SC office this evening. (Original post)
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artislife Oct 2015 #1
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winter is coming Oct 2015 #2
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Babel_17 Oct 2015 #3
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Left Coast2020 Oct 2015 #9
BeanMusical Oct 2015 #11
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SoapBox Oct 2015 #8
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delrem Oct 2015 #10
BeanMusical Oct 2015 #12
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senz Oct 2015 #13
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mhatrw Oct 2015 #14
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TBF Oct 2015 #21
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KoKo Oct 2015 #24
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japple Oct 2015 #26

Response to stage left (Original post)

Thu Oct 22, 2015, 11:38 PM

1. Tips.

 

Listen, be polite but be sincere. Tell your story. Listen to theirs.


Be polite.

Thanks for showing up!

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Response to artislife (Reply #1)

Thu Oct 22, 2015, 11:47 PM

4. Thanks.

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Response to stage left (Original post)

Thu Oct 22, 2015, 11:40 PM

2. The first shift is the toughest.

There will be hangups and occasionally a ranter, but there will also be awesome people.

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Response to winter is coming (Reply #2)

Thu Oct 22, 2015, 11:49 PM

5. thanks.

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Response to stage left (Original post)

Thu Oct 22, 2015, 11:42 PM

3. Kick and Rec

Savor this time.

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Response to Babel_17 (Reply #3)

Thu Oct 22, 2015, 11:52 PM

6. I almost didn't go tonight.

But then, I thought, what if I really can make a difference?

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Response to stage left (Reply #6)

Thu Oct 22, 2015, 11:56 PM

7. You already did

Your made a difference in your life by making a choice you can be proud of. Choices like that make it possible for good candidates to win.

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Response to Babel_17 (Reply #7)

Fri Oct 23, 2015, 12:45 AM

9. When a caller says they are supporting Bernie....

...tell them "thank you for making a difference". I think it sounds professional and sincere.

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Response to Left Coast2020 (Reply #9)

Fri Oct 23, 2015, 01:08 AM

11. Great advice!

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Response to Left Coast2020 (Reply #9)

Fri Oct 23, 2015, 12:44 PM

15. thanks

good tip.

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Response to Babel_17 (Reply #7)

Fri Oct 23, 2015, 12:54 PM

19. Thanks.

My yard sign will probably freak everybody in my neighborhood out. Greenville is incredibly conservative. That the turnout at the new office packed the place was encouraging, though. Lots of young people there. Very encouraging.

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Response to stage left (Original post)

Fri Oct 23, 2015, 12:43 AM

8. Very cool!

I'm hoping at some point that we get an office in my part of Los Angeles area.

In 2008, I did data input and donated tons of window sign copies...the signs were just impossible to get officially from the campaign at that time.

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Response to SoapBox (Reply #8)

Fri Oct 23, 2015, 12:46 PM

16. I hope you do, too.

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Response to stage left (Original post)

Fri Oct 23, 2015, 12:50 AM

10. When you go knocking on doors

you go unannounced
So your #1 priority is to listen.
If you can engage, then keep listening and remember that you're there to listen. Listen and learn, and bring it back to us.

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Response to delrem (Reply #10)

Fri Oct 23, 2015, 01:10 AM

12. +1

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Response to delrem (Reply #10)

Fri Oct 23, 2015, 12:47 PM

17. Very good points

Thanks.

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Response to stage left (Original post)

Fri Oct 23, 2015, 01:26 AM

13. Phone banking can be surprisingly pleasant

 

especially if you're calling Democrats and keep it relaxed and friendly. I think people can tell if you're smiling on your end.

Glad you're doing this, stage left. My RA is improving and am hoping to do a bit of it too in the near future.

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Response to senz (Reply #13)

Fri Oct 23, 2015, 12:50 PM

18. I'm sure it will be interesting.

I hope you continue to improve.

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Response to stage left (Reply #18)

Sat Oct 24, 2015, 02:49 PM

23. Thanks, stage left!

 

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Response to stage left (Original post)

Fri Oct 23, 2015, 05:01 AM

14. awesome! you can make a difference! nt

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Response to mhatrw (Reply #14)

Fri Oct 23, 2015, 12:56 PM

20. thanks.

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Response to stage left (Original post)

Fri Oct 23, 2015, 01:09 PM

21. I went door to door for Obama here in TX -

and I lived to tell the tale! Tip - wear a Bernie t-shirt when you are going door to door. If they are not interested they will simply not answer the door.

Also, explain the primary to them. People who follow politics know about primary voting - but many don't. Emphasize the importance of voting in the primary (whether you are on the phone or at the door).

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Response to TBF (Reply #21)

Fri Oct 23, 2015, 05:44 PM

22. i don't know if I'm brave enough for door to door.

But that's a great tip.

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Response to stage left (Original post)

Sat Oct 24, 2015, 06:27 PM

24. Thanks!

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Response to KoKo (Reply #24)

Sat Oct 24, 2015, 07:30 PM

25. I'd do anything for Bernie.

Almost.

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Response to stage left (Original post)

Sat Oct 24, 2015, 08:25 PM

26. Thank you, friend (neighbor, N. GA) for posting this and for giving me a reminder

to pick up the phone and volunteer.

I used to live in Asheville, NC and went to Greenville quite often. Lovely town, esp. the Greenville County Museum of Art with the awesome Andrew Wyeth watercolors. It is a conservative area, however, so I applaud you for mustering your courage and getting on board the Bernie train. Even if you can't knock on doors, you should be able to do well on the phone bank. It is a tough job, though and I hope the campaign doesn't require you to focus on raising money. That was my downfall. I can't ask, beg, hump for money. I will present facts for voters, hand out flyers, shout out in public, but I won't hump for money for a campaign.

Peace out~~~~

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