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Last Minute Election Volunteering

1. November 2004 • Murph
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With polls showing Michigan somewhere between “total tossup” and “solid Kerry”, and Ohio recognized to be crucial to the turnout of the election, voter turnout and poll monitoring movements are still recruiting.

Ann Arbor/Detroit Poll Monitors

Ryan Bates, organizer for MOSES’ Election Protection efforts in Ann Arbor and Detroit, sends the following e-mail for people interested in serving as poll monitors and troubleshooting any difficulties that voters may experience:

For those of who have friends haven’t got to training, or you haven’t got to training yourself, by popular demand, we have scheduled a fourth election protection training

7 pm

MSA Chambers Third Floor of the Union

facilitated by the vivacious Ashwini Hardikar!

Remember: First shift, 5 am union steps

second shift, 1pm union steps

Also, if anyone has a car, poll drivers are still needed!

Jobs, 10/hour jobs are still available!

questions, comments, call me. Info below.



-Civil rights are on the line this November!
Volunteer to monitor a poll in Detroit— email
-Want to make mad cash turning out the vote
in Detroit in the days leading up to Nov. 2?

Ryan Bates
MOSES Electoral Organizer
office: 313-962-5290 ext. 20
cell: 248-787-6767

Voter Mobilization by Telephone

MoveOn PAC is organizing get-out-the-vote phone parties—none are currently scheduled in Ann Arbor, but there’s an easy sign-up form for hosting a party:

Cell phones in hand, we’ll gather in living rooms across the country to have fun and contact voters together. Each phone party will have a list of folks to call and scripts to read while we’re on the phone.

All you need to do to host a party is offer your living room and print out a few things from our website. It’s that simple! You can create a “public” party, so others from your community can sign up, or keep it “private,” and limit it to you and your friends.

MSA’s Voice Your Vote is still taking volunteers for their Phonestorm voter mobilization:

To make sure the students we registered get to the polls, Voice Your Vote is manning the phones from 7:00 – 11:00 every night until the election. Sign up now to help us make calls in the Michigan Student Assembly Offices on the 3rd floor of the Michigan Union.

That’s all in my inbox right now; please add others in comments.

  1. MoveOn’s Leave No Voter Behind is recruiting canvassers to meet in Ann Arbor, Dearborn, Royal Oak, Kalamazoo, Lansing, and Toledo (and several other cities further away) tomorrow to help get voters to the polls.
       —Murph    Nov. 1 '04 - 12:51PM    #