Thursday, November 3, 2016

What It's Like To Volunteer - Elections 2016

If you were considering volunteering or donating for the first time, here's what it's like:

Right now, the volunteer opportunities are mostly GOTV - Get Out The Vote - canvassing, phone banks, etc.

I participated in a phone bank. I was given four pages of registered voters in a swing state. I called them all on my cell. It took two hours. Most of the time I got voicemail. Sometimes I got an inactive number. Twice I got hang-ups, and twice I got strong supporters of Hillary Clinton who were glad to hear from me. And then I was done.

This isn't rocket science, and it isn't hard, but it is important.

So go for it.

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