Something for Everyone

46 DAYS UNTIL THE PRIMARY (AUGUST 7TH)
137 DAYS UNTIL THE GENERAL (NOVEMBER 6TH)

Hi everyone! I hope you all have had a fantastic week, because we certainly have! It's been very busy, but all very worth it, of course. Here's a picture that represents a small part of what we've been doing:

 Our volunteers hard at work on the phones!

Our volunteers hard at work on the phones!

Once again, I'm not in this picture because I was taking the picture, but I promise I was there! I made the mistake of forgetting to take a picture until our phonebank was almost over and some people had already left, so this doesn't even really capture the great turnout we had. We made about 160 phone calls, assembled signs, and wrote notes on fliers that we leave at peoples' doors if they aren't home. It was an amazing night!

SO, WHAT'S NEXT?
We have a canvassing training on the evening of June 27th! It'll be at the headquarters as well. And for those who are not interested in canvassing or cannot canvass, we will also have more phone calls to be made. We're going to start having weekly volunteer nights and mornings, so if you're interested in receiving updates about that, please go to the Volunteer page at the top! 

PHONEBANKING AND CANVASSING SORT OF FREAK ME OUT...
You are not alone, my friend. It can be really scary to face someone and actually talk about politics. I was raised to never bring it up with people (sorry Mom and Dad! Guess that one didn't stick) and yes, sometimes you do get yelled at. You don't always get yelled at for your political beliefs either--some people just don't want to be bothered. It can be really discouraging when people don't answer, when you get a wrong number or door, or when people hang up on you.

But nearly every interaction is a helpful interaction. We leave messages and palm cards, so if someone isn't home, they'll still hear what we want to say. If you get a wrong number, that's one number we never have to waste time calling again. And if someone is angry? We know to try and reach out to more persuadable voters, and we remove that person from our call or walk list so it doesn't happen again. So no matter what, when you knock a door or make a phone call, you are making a difference. It is probably the most valuable thing a volunteer can do for a campaign.

THAT'S GREAT AND ALL, REBECCA, BUT I'M STILL UNABLE TO CANVASS. HOW ELSE CAN I HELP?
If you can't canvass, especially in the coming heat, that is totally understandable. Maybe you can make phone calls! If that still isn't your thing though, we will absolutely find something for you to do. Every volunteer is a valuable volunteer, and the Debbie Deere campaign could not be more appreciative of our wonderful volunteers. 

I think that's enough gushing for one day. I hope to see everyone on June 27th, and if you have any questions or want to see something on this blog, please comment below (remain civil please) or contact us using the form above! Have a wonderful weekend! :) 

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