Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Yes I Can and Yes I Did

I just spent my lunch hour making calls on behalf of the Barack Obama campaign. Once I got over the initial jitters (I don't know how people cold call for a living) it went just fine. I only reached about half of the people on my list but the ones I talked to were really sweet. I talked to one 93 year old woman who chuckled when I asked if she would be willing to volunteer for the campaign (it's in the script) and then went on to tell me that she's already sent in her absentee ballot.

It's really easy. You can do it, too. Just go to the Barack Obama website and click on the volunteer link. You can do it while you're feeding the baby (Fish and Eddie I'm looking at you). You can do it while you're updating your blog (Daria?). You can even do it while your husband is gigging (Jen?).

I'll be signing up for another list of 15. Who's with me?

2 comments:

Daria said...

Kudos to you for doing that. That takes a lot of courage and conviction. I called 10 families in my kids class and no one called me back and I feel discouraged and sad.
I wonder if you get to call people out of state 'cause he's got CA won. I can't wait to vote on the 4th.

TWINTALES features: said...

Yes, you can call voters in other states! I signed up to do woman to woman calls in battleground states such as Indiana, Ohio and Pennsylvania. There are a number of ways you can volunteer. My calls were all about urging people to vote and soliciting other volunteers. Go onto the Barack Obama website and sign up!