The Norwood/Oakley team of Organizing for Americais looking for canvassers and other volunteers to help get out the vote for Barack Obama . If you can help please contact Field Organizer Jenn Hoyer at (513) 417-7610 (Email EHoyer@ofaoh.com).
Current schedule includes:
Thurs 10/25, Tues 10/30,
Thurs 11/1 at 5-8 pm Canvassing -- meet at Whole Foods
Wed 10/24 Fri 10/26,
Wed 10/31, Fri 11/2 at
5-8 pm: Phone Bank at the Roselawn office -- 7364 Reading (intersects with Section)
Sat 10/27 at 9:30, 1:00and 4:30 Canvassing - meet at 4100 Reading Road (Old Armory)
Sun 10/28 at 9:30, 1:00and 4:30 Canvassing - meet at 4100 Reading Road (Old Armory)
Sat 11/3 at 9:30, 1:00and 4:30 Canvassing - meet at 4100 Reading Road (Old Armory)
Sun 11/4 at 9:30, 1:00and 4:30 Canvassing - meet at 4100 Reading Road (Old Armory)
Mon 11/5 at 9:30, 1:00and 4:30 Canvassing - meet at 4100 Reading Road (Old Armory)
Tues 11/6 ELECTION DAY -- at 9:30, 1:00and 4:30 -Canvassing - meet at 4100 Reading Road (Old Armory)
Note: – The old Armory at 4100 Reading Road is now the Hope Events/Hope 4 Change building. It is the blue building by the police station just south of intersection with Victoria Pkwy and Sherman.
The Mt. Auburn/Clifton Height Get-Out-The-Vote Operation
This election will come down to turnout in Ohio. We absolutely have the better turnout operation -- we just have to work it! We have a few key positions still open that we need to fill for the FINAL GOTV PUSH, which is next weekend (11/3 - 11/4), Monday (11/5) and Election Day itself (11/6).
In a perfect world, a person could work all four days in a particular position. But I know that's not possible for most people. I'd be thrilled to have someone who could work a given position for at least 2 days ... but any help is welcome.
I've got descriptions of the various jobs we need to fill below. You do NOT need to be a registered voter or an Ohio resident to help.
Please contact me ASAP if you can help in some way ....
Debby deborah_herman (at) earthlink dot net
This is the logistics team. Their primary functions are: On all four GOTV days, do confirmation/turnout calls for the scheduled volunteers; and (2) on Election Day itself monitor polling locations and help ensure that voters don't leave the lines.
Team members: Captain, Runners, Callers
White Team Captain: Help with turnout calls, keep track of what's been done, report that info to Staging Location Director (that's me). On Election Day, get info by phone from runners relay info and problems to Staging Location Director.
Callers: Make confirmation/turnout calls to scheduled volunteers; if necessary, make calls to known volunteers to ask them to work a shift
Runners: Visit 1 - 3 polling location in our neighborhoods (Mt. Auburn/Clifton Heights). How long are the lines?Does the line reach outside the building so that people are having to stand in the cold? Is it taking a long time for people to get into the building and vote? Do they seem to be getting restless? (we don't want them to leave --- pass out snacks and hot drinks if this is a problem -- runners are provided with these items by the campaign)
This is the voter turnout team. Its sole function is to go door-to-door to ensure that our voters (and we know who they are) get to the polls. THIS REALLY REALLY MATTERS. It has the added plus of being easy to do.
Team Members: Blue Team Captain, Canvassers
Blue Team Captain: Help get canvassers signed in to the Staging Location; separate them into "experienced" and "inexperienced" groups. Give the experienced canvassers their materials and sign out those materials properly Give those who need it a 10-minute training session; then sign out their materials. (This is all a lot easier than it might sound, and I can coach anyone into this position who's organized, reliable, and not afraid to talk to people. )
Canvassers: These folks go door-to-door to identified Obama voters in Mt. Auburn and Clifton Heights.
This is the polling numbers team. Its sole function is to check in at the polls at certain points during Election Day and report certain publicly posted information back to the Staging Location.
Red Team Captain: Do confirmation calls to make sure scheduled red team volunteers are coming in for their shifts. Get polling information from red team members, collate and organize, give to Staging Location Director
Polling messangers: Check in at the polls at certain points during Election Day and report certain publicly posted information back to the Red Team Captain. (Polling messangers work Election Day only)