Saturday, April 29, 2006

DNC Canvassing - My Thoughts

It was a great day! I think about when we first came together in 2004 to campaign for John Kerry. We have gone from not only having Democrats and other progressives join us to promote Democratic ideas and candidates, but today showed how we have grown in our outreach, elevated ourselves to, in the words of Bradley, progressive grassroots canvassing. Having gotten that first canvassing experience behind us- I'd say we are now professionals and can be leaders to those who will join us in the future. We now have a base from which to brainstorm on ways to make this great experience even greater. We can continue going out door to door and inviting others to join us in taking back our country from George Bush and those Republicans who could come after George, if we are not diligent and committed. Our time is now and today we proved that we are up to the challenge. It was a great experience. We made new friends. We were able to let those "lonely" Democrats and independents out there in Texas Land know that they are not alone and we need their help. Everyone used what talents they had to make a contribution today- from verbally sharing information, to putting together the flyers (that was me). No job is too small when we work together. Thanks again and let's keep it going.


boadicea said...

Hear, hear.

This is only the beginning. Lots of work still to do, but this is a great start.

Congratulations on such a successful event.

Bradley Bowen said...

Thank you so much for organizing this event, Jo. I don't think we would have gotten this off of the ground without the work that you and Machelle put into it.

texas toad said...

Funniest experience of the day - when a older gentleman flung open the door and motioned us in, telling us we had to meet his wife. Then he called ahead, "Honey, I found TWO democrats!"

Most bizarre - after identifying ourselves and our purpose to a gentleman who told us he was a "staunch Republican", he invited us to sign Carole Strayhorn's petition.