Fw: Volunteering Details for the 22nd CD - Hinchey vs. Phillips
- I received the following today from Aaron Watson. Please review and help
out if you can. See below for my 'notes'.
We have a group meeting in front of the Bed, Bath and Beyond at the
Newburgh Mall, 10:00 AM on Saturday to canvass.
Also, Sunday, the Middletown Wal-Mart, 1:00 PM. The groups will mainly be
ALL VOLUNTEERS ARE MORE THAN WELCOME!
We are looking for volunteers to do last minute canvassing for George
Phillips, our endorsed candidate
in the 22nd CD. If this were a year from now, hopefully,
we could field, at a minimum, a few dozen volunteers but
we do not have this option at this time.
I will be joining this effort on Sunday in Middletown.
Unfortunately, my wife made arrangements for us to
see a Broadway matinee tomorrow, so I will be unable
to canvass tomorrow.
I am not sure how Aaron is going to handle this assignment precisely, but I
suggest that everyone bring
a couple of pens, and a clipboard if at all possible.
You'll probably be walking door to door passing out
literature to those you find at home, or leaving literature
near the door, in a newspaper box, etc. You might
also be caring canvassing "surveys' to make certain
assessments, or Aaron may have you deviate somewhat
from the above.
Normally, you will be traveling in 'pairs" but not together to each door.
Many of us find this type ofproject "fun", especially on a nice day. You
get to meet some nice folks (our team), and meet face to face with some of
the voters where you can chat a bit. Unfortunately, there is a prescribed
"mission" which must be accomplished which does, or should, limit your
interaction with the prospective voters this time. I suspect that the
canvass sheets will only cover enrolled Republicans, Conservatives, and
Independence Party people (maybe some unaffiliated folks too), but I do not
know for sure.
I am also assuming that Aaron and/or his associates will
arm you with a few facts to: who George's opponent stands for, where he is
coming from, and some of George's positions. As you have probably heard,
supports term limits; his opponent, Maurice Hinchey does
I hope that I can meet a few of you on Sunday, and I
will also make an effort to say "hello" first thing on
Paul Henderson/Joe Eldred: Can you forward this to
"your people", and the Dutchess and Ulster RP Meet Up
Groups too. Also any other contacts that you may have
in the Mid-Hudson. I will forward this to other folks too.