Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Halloween on the Campaign

It's been a while since I posted, but let me tell you...the week leading up to an election at a campaign internship is BUSY! I've been going nonstop trying to keep up with all the responsibilities of the internship, my other jobs, classes, and sleep (I'm not even sure I remember what sleep is anymore!). But here's a quick recap of my experiences over the past couple days:

On Sunday I went back to our new location for another 10 hours! That's right, I said 10! It was one of the longest weekends I think I've ever had. I spent most of Sunday doing all of the same tasks that I had on Saturday. Organizing canvass packets, training volunteers, making voter information calls on HubDialer, calling potential volunteers using VoteBuilder or entering data in VoteBuilder. I did have a series of exceptionally awful calling experiences, my skin is pretty tough but ignorance is not one thing I tolerate well. The assumptions that people make about party association and our current leaders have not yet stopped surprising me. At the end of the night Sunday we packed everything up again and moved it back to the law office in town.

Since Sunday I've been in a couple of times and spent a lot of time on HubDialer. We are just continuing to push the Early Vote opportunity statewide. I also spent a significant amount of time on VoteBuilder recruiting volunteers for the HUGE Get Out the Vote Efforts that will be starting on Saturday. Once this kicks off we will no longer be working on the campaign specifically for John Gregg and Joe Donnelly. Our efforts will be targeted at Democrats in general and getting as many people to vote as possible.

I can't believe that I week from now I'll already be posting a debriefing blog! I knew this was a sprint internship, but the time literally seems to have passed in the blink of an eye!

Happy Halloween, everyone!

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