Less than four weeks to go. What are you doing so you can celebrate the night of November 4th?
Obama/Biden Yard Signs and Bumper Stickers—I have 140 Obama/Biden yard signs that I want to sell immediately. They cost me $5 each, and I am selling them for $5 each. PLEASE come and get signs from me! At this price, get several! I don’t have bumper stickers yet.
Cheerleading—The McCain/Palin ticket is melting down worse than the Dow. Obama is well on course to not only get the 270 Electoral Votes (EV) to win—he is closing in on 350. Look to www.electoral-vote.com and www.fivethirtyeight.com for good EV coverage. Lest you get complacent, remember the 2004 Swift Boating. Certainly McCain is embracing the Karl Rove smear tactics with a vengeance. Further, I have attached a file with reasons to keep working hard even with Obama leading. Think about the following question: Healthcare has been a known problem for decades—what will be necessary for President Obama to make healthcare a right for all Americans? My answer—Obama needs an electoral landslide next month. We can make it happen.
Working for Obama—The Obama campaign has office space in Newark, in the Snappy Auctions building (the old Wilmington Trust, 211 Elkton Road) at Park n Shop in west Newark. You even get a free Obama/Biden button when you volunteer! You can call Aaron at 357-7710 if you have any questions about volunteering, or email him at email@example.com. Aaron and Anne are incredible in getting this operation geared up so well.
Drive for Change (D4C)—We will have four opportunities each weekend to go door-to-door in Pennsylvania for Obama. We leave from Snappy Auctions on Saturdays at 9am and at 1pm, and on Sundays at 10am and at 2pm. No experience required, they do training. You are always paired with someone (bring a buddy!).
Call for Change (C4C)—We are calling into PA (phone-banking) seven days a week, from 2-9pm on weekdays and from noon-5pm on weekends, in the Newark office space. Bring a cell phone and charger if you are able. But most important, bring yourself (and a buddy!). They called 681 voters two nights ago! The volunteers are on fire in Newark.
Presidential Debate Watch at Timothy’s in Newark, the last one, Wednesday night at 8:30pm. We will pack the 2nd floor! Come a little early and order a drink and some food (nachos?). Bring some cash to buy an Obama shirt from the UD Democrats, bring a charge card and you can contribute online to the campaign after Obama puts the final nail in McCain’s coffin.
Donations—Let me know if you can pitch in some bucks to help the UD students in their incredible phone bank and canvassing efforts (to cover gas for driving, and pizza/soda for phone banking).
I donated over 300 Obama/Biden buttons to the Wilmington office, Newark office, and UD students. If you volunteer and don’t get one, find me and I have a few ones left to give out.
State Wide—There is a forum on Saturday the 18th and Sunday the 19th with panels of candidates. See the flyer at http://www.uufn.org/temp/OctForum4Web.pdf. The following I am repeating from my last post.
There are many, many races, with some great progressive candidates. http://www.progressivedemsdel.com/endorsements/ has the list of candidates endorsed by PDD (progressive dems of delaware). Matt Denn (http://www.mattdenn.com) is probably in the toughest state-wide race, and could certainly use your help (time and money).
To take the majority in the state house, candidates Becky Walker (www.voterebeccawalker.com), Mike Barbieri (www.mikebarbieri.net), Rebecca Young (www.young4the22nd.org), and John Kowalko (www.johnkowalko.com) especially impress me.
There are some great folks running for Senate seats (where progressive Democrats are necessary to reverse the tradition of desk drawer vetoes), most notably Mike Katz (http://www.katz4senate.com) and John Mackenzie (http://www.mackenzie4senate.com).
Get out there and make the change happen!
Paul S Baumbach