Friday, October 26, 2012

Take Down to Set Up

As the election draws nearer, my time spent at the campaign office is increasing! Tonight wasn't too long, but tomorrow will be!

I spent an hour on HubDialer tonight, just continuing to get the word out and encourage people to take advantage of the Early Vote in Indiana. My theory is that the closer we are to November 6th, the angrier people will be when I call them. Bring it on, world! I'm ready to be reprimanded.

When I got done calling I was given the wonderful task of helping tear down our pop-up office. The regional campaign has been working out of a local law office for the past several weeks but now we're moving to the local Union Hall for a more volunteer-friendly set up and bigger venue. Packing up the office meant boxing up most of the campaign literature, unplugging all the computers and printer, accounting for all the cell phones and chargers, gathering all the yard signs, making sure we had all the general office supplies we needed...and putting all of it in my car. The Union Hall is a little bit more than a 10 minute drive from where we have been working so it wasn't a major move, but it was still work!

When we got to the Union Hall my boss and I unloaded the car and began reorganizing. The building seems like it's going to be an awesome location for the last next week and a half of the campaign. As the name probably gives away, it is the union headquarters for the local auto industry. It's full of history!

Anyways, tonight we spent some time setting up several calling stations for volunteers who will be working two or three hour shifts on HubDialer tomorrow. I also spent some time organizing my station for tomorrow. I'll be a canvass captain tomorrow! That means that I will be directing the volunteers who will be walking the streets like I did on my first day. I'm excited to have some more responsibility. It's going to be a very long day spent directing people and entering data into spreadsheets, but I'd be lying if I said I was dreading it!

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