Over the next few weeks, we need to make sure the people who are telling the pollsters they want change actually come out and vote. Grassroots Patriots has compiled a precinct-by-precinct list of Democrats who too rarely vote, as well as independents who need to be persuaded to vote Democratic. You can now download the list for one or more precincts through BlueBroward.org.
This is just one of many ways to volunteer, and if you’re already doing productive work for a campaign or for the party, it’s not our attention to steal you away. But if you can do this in addition — or if you haven’t found a volunteer opportunity in your area, or one that fits your schedule — this can be your do-it-yourself get-out-the-vote kit.
The link to the voter list query page will appear after you enter your BlueBroward.org password.
Please coordinate with Coordinate with Grassroots Patriots organizer Phil Busey –
– to avoid duplication of effort. Phil is also preparing some literature that you will be able to print and distribute. You may also want to check in with key campaigns in the areas you’re covering to get literature to distribute.
Voter lists and analysis by Grassroots Patriots, a political action committee dedicated to Democratic victory. Web distribution of data provided on a volunteer basis by BlueBroward.org, an independent web publication of David Carr not financed by any campaign or political committee.
For those of you who aren’t on the Grassroots Patriots list, I’m including Phil’s message announcing this effort, which includes more guidelines on how this is intended to work.
——– Original Message ——–
Subject: [Volunteers] Download your voter walklist now
From: Philip Busey
Dear David Carr,
Lightning Strike campaign plan has just been accelerated. The prize
remains to elect Democrats to partisan positions. So please keep your
eyes on the prize and download voter walklists for Broward County
(details below) and start knocking on some doors this weekend.
1. Just a reminder, please make sure to work for the campaigns of
Martin Kiar, Christian Chiari, Ron Klein, Michael Calderin, Jim Davis
and Daryl Jones, Skip Campbell, Alex Sink, and Eric Copeland. These are
the Democrats with significant opposition, but with a good chance of
winning, with your help. You can obtain campaign literature from them,
to distribute with the targeted walklists, or do other necessary work at
their direction to get them elected. And when the campaigns are not
putting you to work, walk your neighborhood and distribute literature
including a reminder of Early Voting on Monday.
2. For example, Martin David Kiar requests your help as a volunteer to
knock on doors and request votes in Weston, this Saturday, October 21,
10:30 a.m., meeting at the Weston Town Center. Please come early for
coffee and treats with us at 10:00 am. The Weston Town Center is
located just north of Royal Palm Blvd (formerly Arvida Parkway) on the
west side of Bonaventure Blvd. We will meet in the parking area facing
the lake and the fountains, nearest the east entrance off Bonaventure
Blvd. Drive past Bank of America on your left, and we will be just past
the Grill on your left, just off Bell Tower Drive facing the fountain.
3. In cooperation with BlueBroward.org and with the outstanding server
databasing of David Carr, GRASSROOTS PATRIOTS walklists are available
for you to download for your precinct or any precinct in Broward County.
Just go to the LOGIN in http://bluebroward.org and if you are not
already a member, you can register and download your walklist.
4. I suggest that you choose especially the “Independents” box because
this will give you a targeted list of households with at least one
Independent (NPA, etc.) voter with a 60% or higher chance of voting.
5. If you want a larger list, you can also check the “Sleepy Dems” box.
These are households containing one or more Democratic voters with a
probability of voting at least 30%, but not more than 60%. All other
household members are listed, so when you go to the door or make the
phone call, you have a pretty good idea of who you are talking to if it
is not the person you are looking for. By the way, the phone numbers
are good, not great. The addresses are outstanding except for apartment
6. Both “Independents” and “Sleepy Dems” households have been filtered
to remove households with strong Republican leanings; however, you will
find occasional Republicans but they should not be strong Republicans.
7. The plan for palm cards has changed drastically. They should be
available through Internet download in a few days, but you will have to
print your own. I received a multitude of different requests for
different kinds of ballot cards, therefore we realized that there would
be no feasibility of printing all the different requested numbers and
getting them distributed in time. To make matters more complicated,
there were requests to discuss consider endorsing candidates for judge,
school board, and to endorse some Democrats running against other
Democrats. Sorry, the answer is no, and we don’t have time for that.
8. To cut through the confusion, GRASSROOTS PATRIOTS only endorses
Democrats in partisan races in general elections, and in some cases in
nonpartisan races where there is no opposition from another Democrat.
Our endorsements do not distinguish between one Democrat and another
Democrat, and we do not oppose any Democrat. And we have our eyes on
the prize of electing Democrats to partisan positions.
9. In view of the change of plan for the palm cards, and in order to
empty out our campaign account before November 7 so that we have no
money left over on November 8, GRASSROOTS PATRIOTS has proudly written a
$500.00 contribution to the campaign of Martin David Kiar, for State
Representative District 97, and another $500.00 contribution to the
campaign of Jim Davis and Daryl Jones for Governor and Lieutenant Governor.
God bless you, and let’s go gather a ton of votes,
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