... the campaign still needs you.my.BarackObama.com
can help you find ways to volunteer from where you are, either by canvassing, phone banking, finding events in your area, or getting in touch with your local office. You can make calls from home if you want. (Right now it looks like they're making Get Out The Vote calls to supporters in Virginia, Ohio, and Colorado. Or you can choose the key state you want to call
, from Nevada to Florida.)MoveOn
is having members call other members in battleground states to ask them to sign up to do GOTV. You can do that from home, too. Both the Obama campaign and MoveOn provide scripts and detailed instructions.
Or, you can pledge to vote
, and get three more voters to the polls by election day, at DemocracyforAmerica.com.
Personally, I am struggling with my health and inherent shyness, but I thought I'd pass these links along. Because we can't get complacent. Polls mean nothing unless people turn out to vote -- and the polls are narrowing.
Post any other links, or about what you're doing, in the comments.ETA
: I just made my first call for Barack Obama! *deep breaths* YAAAAY!
Oh, I feel so much better now. It's not hard. Even if you're an introvert like me. And it feels great to be doing something. Try it
, we can all hyperventilate and cheer each other on.ETA2
: Damn, the website has decided it's too late for me to call Ohio (9pm). They might let me call Colorado, but I don't want a whole 'nother list when I'm only 2 calls into the first one.
Still, it feels so good to do something. (Something besides making Barack O'Lanterns.) Even if I don't feel I'm great at it, I just smile and do my best.