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  • CAIR to Mobilize Muslim Voters for Midterm Election

    10/30/2014 1:03:24 PM PDT · by Citizen Zed · 12 replies
    CAIR ^ | 10-30-2014
    (WASHINGTON, D.C.) -- The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), the nation's largest Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization, plans to mobilize Muslim voters this weekend through a get-out-the-vote (GOTV) call campaign directed at 145,000 households in states with high concentrations of American Muslims. [IMPORTANT NOTE: Because of recent efforts to suppress minority voting nationwide, it is important to report attempts to block any qualified voter from casting a ballot. Report any denial of voting rights to ] The calls will urge Muslim voters to go to the polls on November 4 and will be recorded by regional Muslim leaders...
  • Evidence supports officer’s account of shooting in Ferguson

    10/22/2014 12:26:52 PM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 28 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | October 22, 2014 | Kimberly Kindy and Sari Horwitz
    Ferguson, Mo., police officer Darren Wilson shot and killed unarmed teenager Michael Brown after they fought for control of the officer’s gun and after Brown moved toward Wilson as they faced off in the street, according to interviews, news accounts and the full report of the St. Louis County autopsy of Brown’s body. Because Wilson is white and Brown was black, the case has ignited intense debate over how police interact with African American men. But more than a half-dozen unnamed black witnesses have provided testimony to a St. Louis County grand jury that largely supports Wilson’s account of events...
  • Independent Journalist in Ferguson Gets Equipment Robbed While Sitting in Jail [Bassem Masri]

    10/22/2014 6:08:48 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 20 replies
    Riverfront Times ^ | September 30, 2014 | Ray Downs
    An independent journalist who has been live-streaming the Ferguson protests for several weeks says all of his equipment was robbed from his car after police searched his car and didn't lock his doors after they put him under arrest for unpaid traffic tickets. Bassem Masri, a St. Louis native who works as a distribution manager by day and an activist journalist by night, is suspicious about the arrest because the night before it happened, state troopers pulled him over and tried to do a background check, but weren't able to because their system was temporarily down. "I'm always honest with...
  • Dems put prayers in ground game (unprecedented effort to get grievance groups to polls)

    10/18/2014 6:52:00 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife
    The Hill ^ | October 18, 2014 | Cameron Joseph
    An American from Wink, Texas: From the 1966 MGM album "The Orbison Way" The sun on the rim of the hill Overlooking all that I love Lights up every leaf and blade Birds circling high above With trembling hand I reach down and say This is my land This land will pass on to my child When he's grown To love it as much as I For all the sons gone by And when he's a man He'll do what he can For this my land This is my land When young men die in glory And for freedom take...
  • Michelle Obama Insults Democrat Voters

    10/17/2014 4:26:51 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 23 replies
    The American Thinker ^ | 10-16-14 | Thomas Lifson
    You can tell that Democrats are starting to panic. They are saying stupid things. Add to the list that includes Wendy Davis, Alison Grimes, and Mark Udall the name of First Lady Michelle Obama. She resorted to mocking Democrats as lazy and ungrammatical in hopes of motivating her dispirited base to the polls. Jeryl Bier reports in the Weekly Standard: In speeches designed to fire up Democrats to vote in midterm elections, President Obama has at times described voters in his party as having a "congenital defect." Wednesday, First Lady Michelle Obama suggested the problem might just be that they're...
  • Those were the days.

    11/15/2012 3:06:20 PM PST · by DanMiller · 6 replies
    Dan Miller's Blog ^ | November 15, 2012 | Dan Miller
    Will anything of them remain? That's up to us.On November 8th, the day after the election returns were known, The Mad Jewess posted this 1968 YouTube video. She wrote, "It is the song of the once great America, a nation that is now gone with the wind." I felt much the same way and at times still feel that such is our future; but it will not necessarily happen that way unless we allow it to.[youtube] Video link. Please watch it. Those were indeed "the days" and try as I might I haven't been able to get the song...
  • Do "Get Out the Republican/Conservative Vote" Calls for Romney from the Comfort of Home!

    10/29/2012 4:18:32 PM PDT · by MissesBush · 8 replies
    Get out the vote is one of the most important things a campaign does to win an election. With 8 days to go before the election, this effort matters more than convincing the few undecided voters out there. Winning is now all about who has the best ground game and you can be a part of that vital effort. To help with Romney's get out the Republican vote effort go to his website and sign up to make get out the vote calls into the swing states using your free cell long distance. They provide the numbers, the names of...
  • Do Get Out the Vote Calls for Romney in the Swing States from the Comfort of Your Own Home

    10/16/2012 10:37:37 AM PDT · by MissesBush · 23 replies
    Get out the vote is one of the most important things a campaign does to win an election. It's actually going to be more important in a lot of ways in the presidential race than convincing the few undecided voters still out there to come Romney's way. You can help with Romney's get out the vote effort by going to his website and signing up to make get out the vote calls into the swing states using your free cell long distance. They provide the numbers, the names of the voters and a script, currently focused on getting people to...
  • BIG TIME effort by the GOP/Team Romney to GOTV

    10/07/2012 4:17:33 PM PDT · by profit_guy · 22 replies
    Oct 7, 2012 | Rick Wiley - RNC Political Director
    Team Romney & the GOP have made over 5 million volunteer voter contacts this week. Enormous effort on the ground (including 2.4 million volunteer voter contacts yesterday on Super Saturday by 30k volunteers).....Enthusiasm is on our side............ FL made over 1 million volunteer voter contacts this week...VA 500k...OH 600k...NC 500k...CO 250k...WI 400k...NV 250k...NH 125k
  • Anita Perry, Rick's wife, now also organizing an Iowa Strike Force for him

    11/21/2011 10:17:15 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 122 replies
    Investors Business Daily ^ | November 19, 2011 | Andrew Malcolm
    Anita Perry, the 59-year-old wife of Republican presidential candidate Rick Perry, has been very actively campaigning for him on her own all fall. Now, she's taken on a new assignment. Mrs. Perry has launched an online drive to recruit hundreds of volunteers for what she calls the Perry Strike Force. This would consist of Perry fans who would travel to Iowa and work across the state Jan. 2-4, getting out Perry caucus-goers to the hundreds of meeting sites on the evening of Jan. 3. (Don't worry, the BCS Championship Game is not until Jan. 9 this time.) "With over 1,700...
  • RNC Clueless on the Democrat Voter Turnout Strategy

    10/15/2010 6:13:00 AM PDT · by unspun · 28 replies
    Gulag Bound ^ | October 9, 2010 | Anita MonCrief
    Excerpt... Late last month when the RNC announced that it would cut its get out the vote (GOTV) program, conservative groups around the country adjusted and decided to run their own GOTV programs. But what does the RNC’s decision really mean? “The Republican National Committee has decided against sending Congressional staffers out on the campaign trail for traditional get-out-the-vote efforts, focusing its resources instead on mailings and other last-minute pre-election efforts, the committee confirmed Tuesday.” Lately, it has seemed like the RNC has gone the way of the Obama administration and ignored the will of the people. With serious missteps...
  • How to win voters over to your side no matter where you are running

    12/03/2009 8:27:21 AM PST · by Leah at A Better Florida · 3 replies · 292+ views ^ | 12/03/09 | Yomin Postelnik
    here are people will vote for you no matter what. They don’t care what your positions are on any issue, nor do they care about your ability to perform, the content of your latest speech or how effective your campaign is. While campaign professionals like to refer to this group as “committed supports,” they are more commonly referred to in layman’s terms as “your parents.” By contrast, some people will never vote for you no matter what you do and in spite of your positions on vital issues or your qualifications. Some would cynically say that those are called “in-laws”,...
  • The Democrats Hired GangBangers to GOTV for Corzine

    11/04/2009 11:20:03 AM PST · by OneVike · 13 replies · 1,491+ views
    Post Scripts ^ | 11-4-09 | One Vike
     If you are the Democrat party of New Jersey and it looks like you may lose the Governors office to a 500 pound fat guy (Jon Corzine's words, not mine), what do you do? After all, even the great One, Obama himself, could not seem to turn the tide that was ready to hit them from the Republican Party and it's candidate, Christie. Well, we have documented the story after story about intimidation tactics used by the left in this country, but what the Democrats did in this election has even left some liberals scratching their heads. Imagine you are...
  • ACORN's Illegal Activities and Mafia-Style Tactics in Congress’s Spotlight

    03/27/2009 7:09:39 AM PDT · by Crush · 54 replies · 4,105+ views
    Family Security Matters ^ | March 23, 2009 | Chris Carter
    Members of Congress heard testimony against the activist group ACORN on Thursday, exposing the group's illegal activity and mafia-style tactics. Pittsburgh lawyer Heather Heidelbaugh appeared before the a House Judiciary subcommittee alleging that the Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now (ACORN) has violated campaign finance and tax laws in addition to their protest-for-hire and coerced donations. The source of the accusations was from the sworn testimony of ACORN whistleblower Anita MonCrief, who was a clerk for ACORN's sister organization called Project Vote. MonCrief, a Democrat and Obama supporter, testified last year that Barack Obama's campaign gave Project Vote a...
  • This Message is for All FREEPers! NO EXCUSES THESE LAST 4 DAYS!!!

    10/31/2008 8:01:42 AM PDT · by FloridaBattleGround · 18 replies · 665+ views
    If you don't want to wake up on Wednesday morning with the most marxist, socialist, corrupt, anti-american president we have ever had, then this message is for you. Please do not spend the next 4 days in your house or at work. Please take the day off and get busy fighting for John McCain and Sarah Palin. Even if you are not in a swing state, if you are a near a swing state, then get to one and help!!! If you are in a non-swing state, get on the phone and call the numbers at to help convince...
  • Call for Volunteers – Florida Veterans Plan for the Final 7 days

    10/29/2008 10:13:38 AM PDT · by XR7 · 8 replies · 656+ views
    Vets4JohnMcCain ^ | 10/29/08 | Adm. Robert S. Kelley, USN ret.
    Call for Volunteers – Escambia Veterans Plan for the Final 7 days of the 2008 Presidential Campaign The issues are National Security and rejection of Income Redistribution. Elect a hero instead of an unknown. The following information and daily events schedule is all you need to take some personal action in the closing days of this race. Winning Florida is a must and Northwest Florida is the key. Your active participation in the next 7 days could be a deciding factor in McCain/Palin winning here by a substantial margin. We encourage you to do the following: þ Vote (the info...
  • U.S. - Muslim Taxi Drivers Credited for Swinging the Senate...

    12/24/2006 4:27:49 PM PST · by DogByte6RER · 16 replies · 1,271+ views
    The Muslim News ^ | December 24, 2006 | ZACHARY GORCHOW
    Muslim vote is powerful, group told Examples are cited in Dearborn BY ZACHARY GORCHOW FREE PRESS STAFF WRITER December 24, 2006 Muslims played a critical role in some key elections this year. But elected officials won't take them seriously if they don't continue to organize and turn out Muslim voters, two politically active Muslims said Saturday at a convention in Dearborn. If there are efforts to register Muslims to vote, educate them about the candidates and get them to the polls to vote for one candidate, politicians will court their support, Jameel Johnson, an aide to U.S. Rep. Gregory Meeks,...
  • Jessica Alba Wears ["Hannibal Lecter"] Muzzle in Get-Out-the-Vote Ad

    10/03/2008 5:08:38 AM PDT · by ETL · 24 replies · 2,175+ views ^ | October 02, 2008
    "Hann-Alba Lecter" Jessica Alba, wearing only a Hannibal Lecter-type mask called “The Muzzler” and appearing to be crying, is starring in a second ad aimed at getting young people to vote. The ad has the same language as Alba's previous ad for Declare Yourself, which showed the actress naked and covered in tape. Only You Can Silence Yourself PSAs photo gallery:
  • Fredheads needed to phone South Carolina for Fred!

    01/15/2008 2:57:38 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 11 replies · 618+ views
    Fred08 ^ | January 15, 2008 | Staff
    Welcome to our Phone for Fred online phone bank! Person to person contact is the most effective way to make a difference in an election. We created the Phone for Fred program for all of you Friends of Fred who want to volunteer and do more for Fred! We need your help in the early primary states. Our Phone for Fred online phone bank makes it easy for you to make a difference! Fred only needs a small commitment of time and you will soon see that your phone calls and person to person contact will help Fred win!
  • Thompson expects to surprise in Iowa

    12/29/2007 6:59:40 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 93 replies · 181+ views
    The Tennessean | December 29, 2007 | Bill Theobald
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  • Phone for Fred

    12/19/2007 11:21:16 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 17 replies · 454+ views
    Illinois Review ^ | December 19, 2007
    From the Thompson campaign, good ol' voter outreach via cell phone: Dear Friends, Right now, Fred is traveling all over Iowa delivering his consistent conservative message. He needs your help in getting the word out to even more people. On Thursday night and Saturday we're holding national phone banks calling Iowa voters. All you need is your mobile or land line phone and a computer connected to the internet. With Phone for Fred we provide the phone numbers and a script. Simply go to Phone for Fred and select Iowa to get started. Person to person contact will make a...
  • Thompson campaigns in QCA (Quad Cities Area)

    12/08/2007 5:34:54 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 22 replies · 420+ views
    WQAD-TV ^ | December 7, 2007 | Pam Cunningham
    DAVENPORT, Iowa -- With 27 days left until the caucuses, presidential candidates are hitting the campaign trail in Iowa and promise to be here from now through the holidays. This afternoon Republican Fred Thompson was at Thunderbay Grill in Davenport reaching out to conservative voters and dismissing the importance of polls that show him trailing behind both Mitt Romney and Mike Huckabee. An Associated Press poll released today shows Thompson with just 10-percent of the vote in Iowa and Huckabee taking the majority with 39-percent. But Thompson's not slowing down. While Thompson trails in the polls, many of the people...
  • email from Queen Hillary, seeks volunteers for new voter contact program

    10/04/2007 11:34:47 AM PDT · by Gopher Broke · 28 replies · 479+ views
    Dear Friend, Will you to talk to someone for me? When I'm out on the campaign trail, I love talking to people. The stories they share are inspiring and remind me every day how much Americans are ready for change. But no matter how often I travel -- or how early I wake up -- I can't talk to everybody one-on-one. That's why I need your help. If voters hear from you about why you joined our campaign and why you want change -- that will make the difference on Election Day. Today my campaign is launching a nationwide voter...
  • If We All Talk to One Person...(vanity)

    11/07/2006 11:07:59 AM PST · by I'm ALL Right! · 7 replies · 344+ views
    me ^ | Nov 7, 2006 | ME
    If you have not already done your part, get on the phones! I called a girlfriend of mine and asked if she had voted yet. She said she wasn't sure she would, because she hadn't done enough research to know how to vote...which leads me to my next suggestion:Be ready with information, links, voting records etc. I am sure there are a good number of people out there who do not inhale the news like those of us on FR, and feel unprepared. Give them the info and encouragement they need to go vote today!
  • A Day in the Life of President Bush (photos): 10.30.06

    10/30/2006 6:39:23 PM PST · by snugs · 153 replies · 2,540+ views
    The President had a very busy Saturday attending a rally and visiting the troops, he also rang St. Louis Cardinals' owner Bill DeWitt to congratulate him on his team's five-game win over the Detroit Tigers in the 2006 World Series and also participated in a video teleconference between the White House and Baghdad, talking with Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki As is there normal practice the President and the first lady attended church on Sunday. Today the President attended 2 rallies one in Georgia and one in Texas returning this evening to the White House. Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld...
  • Republicans Would Be Stupid Not to Vote

    10/18/2006 12:07:17 AM PDT · by Aussie Dasher · 121 replies · 2,071+ views
    Washington Times via Real Clear Politics ^ | 18 October 2006 | Tony Blankley
    <p>John Stuart Mill once famously called the British Tories "The Stupid Party." From time to time since then, the Tory's American cousin, the Republican Party, has also earned that moniker. Now may be one of those moments. If current polls and anecdotes are to be believed, there may be a million or two conservative Republicans who are planning to not vote this November.</p>
  • Is Suicide the Conservative Alternative?(Interesting Read)

    09/03/2006 1:12:40 PM PDT · by Treize · 69 replies · 1,517+ views
    NewsMax ^ | 8/29/06 | Philip V. Brennan
    The other day I watched a panel discussion about the forthcoming congressional elections. The panel's conclusions ranged from Bob Novak's grim report that some believe the GOP could lose as many as 30 House seats in November to John Fund's suggestion that all is not lost (maybe), to Human Events' John Gizzi's fear that Republicans will sit out the election to National Review Kate O'Beirne's less gloomy outlook. All, however, agreed that the key to this election is Republican turnout. If GOP voters, angered with their party's failure to live up to conservative principles, elect to stay home, Election Day...
  • email from John Kerry, raising money for 4 RATS

    06/07/2006 1:51:51 PM PDT · by Gopher Broke · 8 replies · 466+ views
    Dear xxxxx, This morning, Republicans are making laughable claims of momentum in the 2006 elections. They poured over $5 million dollars of national Republican money into a California special election to hold onto a seat that they've held since it was created by the GOP, for the GOP 15 years ago. And they eked out a victory by 5,000 votes. Their claims of momentum are as phony as their claims of weapons of mass destruction in Iraq. Help make today a day of defiant determination by personally joining in a remarkable display of grassroots support for four key Democratic challengers...
  • Men Get Jail Time In Milwaukee Tire-Slashing Case (Milwaukee 4)

    04/26/2006 11:46:03 AM PDT · by prairiebreeze · 35 replies · 2,495+ views ^ | April 24, 2006 | Gretchen Ehlke
    (AP) MILWAUKEE Four Democratic presidential campaign workers were sentenced to jail time ranging from four months to six months Wednesday for puncturing the tires of Republican vehicles on Election Day 2004. The men had pleaded no contest in January to misdemeanor property damage. A fifth worker was found not guilty. Those who pleaded no contest were Sowande A. Omokunde, the son of Democratic U.S. Rep. Gwen Moore, D-Milwaukee; Michael Pratt, the son of former acting Milwaukee Mayor Marvin Pratt; and Lewis Caldwell and Lavelle Mohammad, both from Milwaukee. They originally were charged with felony property damage but accepted plea deals...
  • Judge Allows Challenge to Washington State Governor's Race to Go Forward

    02/04/2005 2:05:45 PM PST · by ijcr · 48 replies · 1,642+ views
    Associated Press ^ | Feb 4, 2005 | Rebecca Cook
    WENATCHEE, Wash. (AP) - A judge allowed a court challenge to Democratic Gov. Christine Gregoire's excruciatingly close election to go forward Friday, rejecting arguments that the dispute can only be resolved by the Legislature. The ruling by Superior Court John E. Bridges came at a hearing on a Republican attempt to overturn Gregoire's election. Gregoire was sworn in last month after being declared the winner by a mere 129 votes out of 2.9 million cast. But Republican candidate Dino Rossi and the state GOP say the contest was tainted by so many errors and illegal votes - including ballots cast...
  • A plea from DownUnder

    11/02/2004 2:31:36 AM PST · by Aussie Dasher · 60 replies · 281+ views
    Me | 2 November 2004 | Aussie Dasher
    Friends, Pardon the vanity post - but it is election day. Right now, I feel sick. I am sick at the prospect of a two-faced shonk called John Kerry winning leadership of the Free World. I'm sick that here I am on the other side of the Pacific Ocean and can do precious little to stop him. My nausea is eased by the knowledge that there are thousands of Americans, good men and women such as yourselves, who are rugging up and preparing to fight the good fight one last day. It comforts me to know that you realize that,...
  • It could be worse; it could be Wisconsin (NRA getting out the vote)

    11/01/2004 11:38:10 PM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 14 replies · 730+ views
    The Register-Guard, Oregon ^ | November 2, 2004 | Les AuCoin
    WAUSAU, Wis. - OK, Bucky, the presidential election is down to the final hours. What's that, you say? Months of presidential campaigning in Oregon have left you feeling like a pounded slab of Swiss steak? Hey, someone else always has it worse. If you lived here in Wisconsin, you'd feel like hamburger. Three weeks ago, I drove here to stay through Election Day. I wanted to discover what life is like in one of the hottest battleground states. I found a cacophony of TV and radio ads, a locust-like invasion by the candidates, their families, and celebrities, stakeouts by street...
  • Racine, WI - Need FReeper help to counter massive liberal GOTV effort using public school students!

    10/29/2004 9:09:32 AM PDT · by LouD · 26 replies · 2,096+ views
    Horlick voter drive will proceed By Phyllis Sides RACINE - Horlick High School students will still help get out the vote next week, despite the decision to pull the plug on a similar program in Milwaukee. Jose Martinez, Racine Unified's assistant superintendent for secondary education, said students' efforts are part of a service learning project that is nonpartisan. The participating students are part of social studies classes that have been studying presidential elections and the democratic process. Students will spend the entire school day Tuesday going door-to-door, in all of the city's 35 wards, providing information on how people can...
  • Horlick voting project canceled

    11/01/2004 6:26:26 PM PST · by TexKat · 40 replies · 802+ views
    The Journal Times ^ | 11/1/04 | Phyllis Sides
    RACINE - The get out the vote project planned by Horlick High School students has been canceled. Racine Unified School District Superintendent Thomas Hicks said what started out to be a class-related activity last week turned out to be a partisan event. The decision to cancel the event was made Monday morning after he learned the facts had changed and it was no longer a bipartisan endeavor. "At one point it appeared it was going to be bipartisan and reach out to all of the community. But some groups decided they didn't want be part of it. Not everyone was...
  • Call Voters in Battleground States (Updated)

    11/01/2004 8:02:35 AM PST · by KrazyEyezKillah · 4 replies · 481+ views
    BC '04 ^ | 10/31/04 | Marc Racicot
    During the day or when you get home at night, use your free minutes to reach out across the country, or across town; call fifteen voters, and remind them to vote on Election Day, Tuesday, November 2. Everything you need to be the difference in this election is available online.
  • Call Voters in Battleground States

    10/31/2004 10:51:24 PM PST · by Keyes2000mt · 21 replies · 466+ views
    The President's campaign has a great idea, particularly for those of you with cell phones. You can call registered voters in swing states, reminding them to come out and vote for President Bush. I'll be calling 15 Floridians today on my lunch break and 15 more voters in Swing States tomorrow. Sign up as a volunteer and do something to move this campaign forward.
  • Mayor finds folly in nasty campaign (Get out the GOP VOTE)

    10/31/2004 5:49:04 AM PST · by mondoman · 7 replies · 605+ views
    The Denver Post ^ | 10-31-04 | The Denver Post
    ...A Clinton-inspired path for GOP The inspiration for the Colorado Republicans' plan to win: Hillary Rodham Clinton. That's right. The U.S. senator from New York - a favorite target for conservatives - created the get-out-the-vote plan that Colorado Republicans mimicked with great success in 2002. Sean Tonner, the campaign operative for U.S. Sen. Wayne Allard that year and the campaign manager for Pete Coors this year, adapted Clinton's plan for turning out the vote. Allard scored a solid victory despite polls suggesting he was lagging behind Democrat Tom Strickland. With the Clinton plan in hand, Tonner created a military-style operation...
  • Student Get-Out-The-Vote Drive Halted (Milwaukee,WI)

    10/28/2004 9:47:22 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 7 replies · 495+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 10/28/04 | AP
    MILWAUKEE - The superintendent of Milwaukee schools halted a get-out-the-vote program involving students after complaints were raised about its link to a pro-Kerry organization. Superintendent William Andrekopoulos acted late Wednesday, citing a policy that prohibits the district from being a political advocate. His decision came a day after Republicans accused Democrats of using the students for political gain because the program was organized by the Wisconsin Citizen Action Fund, whose parent organization endorsed Sen. John Kerry (news - web sites) for president. Students at 33 Milwaukee schools called voters and went door to door in minority neighborhoods and areas with...
  • Don’t vote early? Expect to get call (get out the vote plans)

    10/24/2004 1:56:58 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 10 replies · 569+ views
    Lancaster Newspapers, PA ^ | October 24, 2004 | Helen Colwell-adams
    LANCASTER COUNTY, PA - A busload of John Kerry supporters from Washington, D.C., was waving Kerry/Edwards placards Saturday in Penn Square. Teams of volunteers from a Democrat-leaning national organization are knocking on doors in the city. And some voters can expect to find a soap opera star on their front steps Monday, asking them to vote for President George W. Bush and U.S. Sen. Arlen Specter. With voter registration at a close for the Nov. 2 election, the political parties are marshaling hundreds of volunteers for the next step in the election game: voter contact and voter turnout. Get-out-the-vote, or...
  • AFP: (President) Bush, Kerry in get out the vote mission in Florida

    10/17/2004 8:27:20 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 9 replies · 231+ views
    AFP on Yahoo ^ | 10/17/04 | AFP
    WEST PALM BEACH, United States (AFP) - George W. Bush and challenger John Kerry (news - web sites) will duel for votes in Florida, where early polling opens in a deadlocked race soured by memories of the 2000 election debacle. The rivals will both be in the southern state, hoping to whip up enthusiasm among voters who can be among the first in the United States to make their choice in an early balloting system for the November 2 election. Bush owes his presidency to the 537 vote margin he eked out in Florida over Democrat Al Gore (news -...
  • Labor working hard to get out vote for Kerry

    10/17/2004 7:18:48 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 31 replies · 531+ views
    Chicago Tribune via MENAFN, Middle East ^ | October 17, 2004 | Stephen Franklin
    WEST ALLIS, Wis. _ For the guys in Fire Station House No. 2's sun-splashed day room, Rick Gale was characteristically blunt. "At the end of the day, this guy (President Bush) hasn't been there for firefighters," said Gale, a strapping 6-foot-3 fireman from this blue-collar Milwaukee suburb and president of the 3,000-member Professional Fire Fighters of Wisconsin. His union, the International Association of Fire Fighters, was the first labor group _ and one of few initially _ to endorse Sen. John Kerry, D-Mass., and lately he has been visiting station houses such as this one in addition to spending hours...
  • In St. Louis, margin of victory counts

    09/28/2004 7:09:40 AM PDT · by FairWitness · 7 replies · 372+ views ^ | 9-27-04 | Jo Mannies
    In this year's presidential election, there's no mystery about which candidate will carry the city of St. Louis. The only unknown is how many city Democrats will show up at the polls. It's the volume that counts. A huge St. Louis margin for Democratic Sen. John Kerry - say, an edge of 90,000 votes or more - could help him eke out a win in Missouri, political experts say. If the city's overwhelmingly Democratic turnout is low, he's likely toast. The Republican dream is to keep Kerry's margin below 70,000 votes. The Democratic need for a large city turnout is...
  • Democrats fighting over registration push (MONEY)

    09/23/2004 1:48:15 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 27 replies · 650+ views
    Times-Picayune ^ | September 23, 2004 | Miles Benson
    WASHINGTON -- A new strategy to expand the black vote, primarily in swing states, has triggered infighting among black and white Democratic activists over money, turf and political priorities. The plan, launched by "527" groups led by powerful white Democrats, has angered Jesse Jackson and other black leaders who say they have been bypassed and denied funds. "Of black organizations that have been traditionally responsible for increasing voter registration and turnout, none have been empowered to determine priorities for the resources," Jackson said. "We know what to do and how to do it. We've done it before. It's insulting that...
  • Young people registering by the tens of thousands in battleground states

    09/20/2004 5:07:26 AM PDT · by quantim · 101 replies · 2,425+ views
    AP via mlive ^ | 9/20/2004, 6:47 a.m. ET | MARTHA IRVINE
    (AP) — Voter registration drives aimed at young people are turning 18- to 24-year-olds into an important variable in the presidential election, especially in decisive battleground states such as Michigan — where nearly 100,000 young people have registered in recent months — and Wisconsin, where the numbers are even higher.They are the nation's newest swing voters, with polls showing their support for the major candidates has vacillated in recent months. A Harvard University poll found that, in a five-month period, 19 percent of young potential voters changed their minds about whom they'd support."It's a big population of fluid voters, and...
  • National Women's Election Action Day, Sept. 18th, Freep Opportunity

    09/15/2004 10:04:00 PM PDT · by Coleus · 16 replies · 493+ views
    America Votes ^ | 09.16.04
    National Women's Election Action Day On Saturday, September 18th, thousands of volunteers will kick off National Women’s Election Action Day.Women and men will take to the streets to register, recruit, educate, and mobilize voters in battleground states to ensure that women count and are counted in this election. Volunteers will participate in voter contact activities such as phone banking, door-to-door canvassing, campus organizing, activist trainings, and registering voters.To sign up for activities, click on the state where you would like to participate on the map below or see the list of kick-off events below the map. Please bookmark this page and...
  • Worries about NLRB fuel union campaign (Push for Kerry)

    09/06/2004 3:23:53 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 2 replies · 566+ views
    Boston Globe ^ | September 6, 2004 | Diane E. Lewis,
    The AFL-CIO's $45 million effort to unseat President Bush is driven by an issue that unions care passionately about, but many voters have never heard of: the makeup of the National Labor Relations Board. Labor leaders say that in recent months the current board has made hard-hitting decisions that favor employers. And a Bush appointment last December increased to three the number of Republicans on the five-member NLRB, a change unions say could profoundly hurt organized workers for years. Since then, two major board decisions, on graduate students and nonunion workers' rights, have been the focus of criticism from labor...
  • Polls -- Registered, Likely Adults

    08/02/2004 1:44:00 PM PDT · by shoedog · 16 replies · 891+ views
    multiple polling sources | 8-2-04 | self
    First and foremost, all these polls are driving me nuts. It is early and overdone, I do think watching the trends is interesting. The biggest concern I have is watching people get caught up in the likely vs Registered issue. While normally Likely is a better guage, I believe that the Dems will do anything to get first time voters to the polls, so the Registered and to a lesser degree Adult polls may not be as innacurate as we tend to think. This race I believe will be all turnout based, there is 8-15% of people who may be...
  • Bush: ‘Natural’ Alliance Of U.S. And Israel Unbreakable

    05/21/2004 1:35:18 PM PDT · by veronica · 141 replies · 300+ views
    WASHINGTON – To thunderous applause, chants of “four more years,” and at least two dozen standing ovations, President Bush on Tuesday addressed the closing session of the annual policy conference of the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC). The crowd of about 5,000 – which included hundreds of students – was in a distinctly pro-Bush frame of mind even before the president made his appearance at the Washington Convention Center. The very mention of Bush’s name or the sight of his image on video screens was enough to prompt sustained cheers. When Rep. Tom DeLay, the Republican leader in the...
  • Silicon Valley for Arnold

    09/29/2003 12:29:20 PM PDT · by null and void · 14 replies · 865+ views
    Silicon Valley For Join Arnold Campaign | 29 SEP 03 | Null and Void
    ++++++++++++++++++ GET OUT THE VOTE ++++++++++++++++++ WE NEED YOUR HELP ON ELECTION DAY! Elections are won and lost by only a few votes per precinct and we need to boost our Voter Turnout. The campaign has identified 116,000 registered voters in Santa Clara County that we need to encourage to get to the polls on Election Day in order for us to deliver this area to Arnold and guarantee a success for California! We are asking that every able bodied person in Santa Clara County to help the Arnold Campaign locally on Election Day by acting as Poll Watchers and...
  • Clinton's Telephone Call to Cleo Fields May Have Saved Landrieu Reelection Bid in LA Senate Race

    12/09/2002 9:44:13 AM PST · by Theodore R. · 37 replies · 276+ views
    New Orleans Times-Picayune ^ | 12-09-02 | Walsh, Bill, and Alpert, Bruce
    <p>The mood inside Sen. Mary Landrieu's re-election campaign headquarters was glum by midafternoon Saturday. Checks of key precincts showed turnout among African-American voters wasn't nearly what the Democratic incumbent needed.</p> <p>The monthlong national Republican blitz for challenger Suzanne Haik Terrell appeared to be working.</p>