Fantastic volunteer turnout - keep 'em coming.
I just spent a few hours at the Stratford Headquarters of the Janice Andersen campaign for State Rep in Stratford's 120th District.
(CTBob: This is an important election, and a Democratic victory will do much to show that we can still win in Connecticut!)
Ned Lamont came to make calls, along with Marc Bradley. State Senator Ed Gomes was on the phones, as well, and Milford State Rep Dick Roy was going door-to-door for Janice. The elite of SEIU and CCAG were there, and people from House Dems. Great spirit, for a Great Candidate.
This election is important for a number of reasons, but I wanted to "share" what I just learned from voters.
While people know there is an election on Tuesday, many unaffiliated voters think they can't vote, having confused "Special Election" with "Primary". It is amazing how easily people relinquish their opportunity to vote. It makes it so much easier to blame the elected officials.
In addition, I spoke to someone who admitted she doesn't know what a State Rep does. She is a long-time voter in her 60s.
This, combined with the Fox-Speak we got at the doors of Democrats and Unaffiliated voters a few weeks ago, continues to give me fear in the bones.
As my friend the teacher says "We can Do This, People", but not without a full effort.
From noon on through early evening tomorrow (Sunday) and most of Monday there will be continued door-knocking, lit drops, phone calls to make, data entry, and more.
All Day Tuesday (I am taking the day off work) there will be phone calls and driving people to the polls, as well as standing at the polls and other volunteer needs.
919 Stratford Avenue
Suite 5/6 Ground Floor
Stratford, CT 06615