Friday, October 24, 2008

Where do I vote?

Click on this website to locate your polling location.

You can also check this link to see who will be on the ballot.

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

No Obama gear, polls

It's official: don't wear Obama gear to the polls on November 4, more details here.

Polls in the battleground states are showing Obama in the lead. However, the race in Virginia is still close. We need to step up the canvassing and phone calls. As reported in the emails, we are still finding many undecideds who are not following the news or polls.

Monday, October 13, 2008

Boucher Luncheon

Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world. Indeed, it's the only thing that ever has. -- Margaret Mead

It wasn't hard to spot the Giles for Obama folks at the Rick Boucher Luncheon in Pearisburg Saturday. They were the ones with all the Obama gear. Jim Smith emailed me afterwards that one of his canvasees was there--a great sign.

October 11, 2008

Boucher spent most of his time in his speech persuading the audience to vote for Obama. I was amazed at how he did this speech without even looking at any notes. McCain can't do that!

Boucher brought these new yard signs--we have a few extra. Obama should benefit by being linked with Mark Warner who is polling 60-30 against his opponent and with Boucher who is unopposed.

After the luncheon, James, Martha, Ben, and I did some canvassing. I got emails later that Jim S. and Dorothy are doing canvassing on their own. We are all finding undecided voters so this canvassing is helping.

Saturday, October 4, 2008

Going Strong...

Thanks to Jonathan, Denise, Jim S., James S. and Daniel for canvassing last Saturday afternoon. We knocked on 120 doors and made 48 contacts, in less than 2 hours. Several of us had good conversations with the undecideds. For me, it was nice talking to people one on one and seeing some beautiful neighborhoods in Pearisburg.

Today, a team from the Blacksburg office is canvassing in Giles County. And, we have the Democratic Party Booth at the Pembroke Heritage Festival which will feature lots of Obama signs, buttons, and bumper stickers.

You have probably noticed more Obama/Biden signs going up everyday. Thanks to Chris, Willi, Dave, and others who are putting up the large signs. These signs will remind drivers of the support that Barack Obama has in Giles County.

Obama is up in several Virginia polls but the race is very tight which means we must double our efforts to reach those undecided voters.