Big Bird wants you to get involved.
Lt. Sulu (George Takei) wants you to get involved.
Now NYC can help win the election by traveling to New Hampshire and Virginia. Here's how you can get involved:
DL21C Weekend Road Trip to NH (Oct 20-21)
Join DL21C as we enjoy the fall foliage and beauty of New England while knocking on doors for Obama in this critical swing state - this small state may make the difference in the electoral college as the Presidential race narrows, so let's make sure New Hampshire's 4 electoral votes are blue!
Recent polls are showing a tight race and you can make a real difference in just a weekend. You'll also be volunteering for competitive down-ballot races for us to make a difference on, including Maggie Hassan for Governor (who, if elected, would be the nation's only sitting female Governor) and Carol Shea-Porter for Congress - one of the most competitive House races this cycle that could make the difference in returing the House to the Democrats!
We'll provide all you need - $80 gets you hotel accommodations, R/T coach bus travel w wifi, a night out with DL21C after a great Saturday of volunteering, snacks, beverages, and pizza throughout the trip and great fun along the way! Click HERE or read below for full information:
• Meet at 32nd Street (between 7th & 8th Avenues- next to Penn Station) at 7:15am on Saturday.
• Buses depart at at 7:30 am SHARP (you can sleep on the bus!). Coffee, bagels, donuts provided.
• Arrive in Manchester, NH at approx. 11 am and spend the afternoon canvassing.
• Unwind over dinner and drinks in downtown Manchester on Saturday night.
• Campaign all day Sunday, depart Manchester at 5pm and return to NYC at approx. 10pm.
The $80 cost includes:
• roundtrip coach bus transportation
• accommodations at a local hotel
• two full days of work with Obama field offices
• breakfast on the outbound drive, and pizza, beverages, and fun on the way back
• and of course, our DL21C tradition.....a special pub night get together on Saturday night!!!
Prior campaign experience not required!
If you or any of your friends are nervous about joining, DL21C
makes it easy and fun. We take care of the transportation, hotels, party planning and arrange an
itinerary with the campaign so you get the maximum amount of payoff for your time. Our road trip
captains will also be on hand to provide background on important issues and talking points that will
resonate with the undecided voters we are trying to reach there.
RSVP is required and the bus will fill up...
Questions? Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. See you on the bus for a fantastic weekend!
DL21C Weekend Road Trip to northern VA (Nov 3-4) - GOTV WEEKEND!!!
Join DL21C getting out the vote in the final hours of the campaign! Virginia matters more than ever, with the White House and a crucial Senate seat on the line. With Politico calling Fairfax County “key to any candidate’s victory,” a visit from you might be all it takes to push undecided voters firmly into the President Obama/Senator Kaine camp!
To get you ready, check out this recent Politico article: “Is Virginia Going Purple?”:
Meet at 32nd Street (between 7th & 8th Avenues- next to Penn Station) at 6:15 am on Saturday. Bus will depart at 6:30 am SHARP!
We will spend Saturday night in Old Town Alexandria or Arlington along with hundreds of other volunteers who will be flooding the state to make a final push for their candidates in what is sure to be a crucial battleground in the Presidential race.
See you on the bus!
And if you can't do these events, you can still donate or phone bank for victory.
Donate to help Democrats retake the House
Donate to help Democrats keep the Senate
Get active so that after November it will still be a sunny day on Sesame Street. Sweep away those right wing Republican clouds!
Virginia is one of the top priorities this election. This Thursday there will be a phone banking effort in Cobble Hill to get out the vote for Congressional candidate Tom Perriello and for Barack Obama.
Tom Perriello, running for Congress in the VA-5 district against Republican Virgil Goode, may be a particularly important person for us to get into Congress because of his excellent diplomatic record. After 8 years of Bush’s failed foreign policy, we need some people with excellent diplomatic skills in government to help clean up the mess. Goode is stuck in the Bush/McCain thinking. By contrast, Perriello has a record of diplomatic success in difficult regions. Back when Sierra Leone was one of the world’s most violent hot spots, Tom worked with child soldiers, amputees, and local pro-democracy groups, and played a significant role in the peace and reconciliation process that ended twelve years of violence there. He then became Special Advisor and spokesperson for the International Prosecutor during the showdown that forced Liberian dictator Charles Taylor (who was also responsible for the violence in Sierra Leone) from power without firing a shot. THAT is the kind of diplomatic skill America needs after years of Bush/McCain blunders. After this success, Tom served as a national security analyst for the Century Foundation. He has worked inside Darfur and twice in Afghanistan, so he knows about the hot spots of today. This is the kind of leadership we need in Congress! He is raising record amounts of money to defeat the incumbent Republican. For me, this is a critical pick up opportunity. read more »
I have been pushing two special elections, one in Ohio and one in Virginia. Both were in traditionally DEEP red districts. The very fact that we seemed to have a shot at EITHER of them was a big surprise.
What happened in the end was the Republicans held their own. They performed pretty much as expected in both districts easily winning both. But what did happen was the strength of the Democratic challenge forced them to fight harder than they ever had to for these two districts. They had to fight harder than ever to stay where they were.
In and of itself this would be meaningless. But as part of a broader strategy (an extension of Howard Dean's contest every district philosophy) the Democrats did something pretty smart. The DCCC has far more money these days than the NRCC. This is unusual. Generally the NRCC does far better at fundraising. But people are so fed up with Bush that the Republicans are having a really hard time fundraising while the Dems are doing great. read more »
There are two special Congressional elections on December 11th, 2007. Both are Republican districts that suddenly look like possible Dem pickups. Neither will be easy, but they are panicking the Republicans to such a degree that they are having to sink money they don't even have into these races. Yep...the Republican party are going into debt to defend these two previously safe Republican seats. That means that fighting them here will make it easier for Dems to pick up seats in 2008. OH-5 is getting lots of attention on Daily Kos, and if I get some info on how you can volunteer some time, believe me I will let you know...probably ad nauseum. The other race, VA-1, is getting less attention. This is partly because it is more of a long shot (like many of the 2006 pick ups!) and partly because the Dem candidate (as is typical of Virginia) is more conservative. But to me, it is an opportunity not to be missed. Forcing the Republicans to go deeper and deeper into debt even before 2008 hits us is just too sweet. So, for those who want to help, I present to you the VA-1 Special election in 2007. read more »