Sunday, September 19, 2004

i4k Travelers Blitz Milwaukee


Another great job by i4k volunteers in canvassing Milwaukee this weekend. Over 110 volunteers turned up to canvass largely democratic wards in the city in search of voters who would like to vote absentee. Volunteers also distributed window signs, buttons, literature and bumper stickers. Hundreds of applications for absentee ballots were collected and returned to a beaming Wisconsin staff. Absentee ballots help the campaign in several ways; makes sure people vote, reduces lines in the polls so we don’t lose people who get tired of waiting, and gives us less people to pick up and take to the polls on Election Day thereby making us more effective.

In 2000, George Bush won the Election Day voting in Iowa. However, Al Gore won the state because of absentee ballots.

This work is so important to keep the pressure up on the Bush campaign. We have to continue to outwork them. The Wisconsin Team Kerry is looking to us to be their clean-up hitters and to go where the campaign has the greatest need. We have to continue to fill the buses and add more. Wisconsin will turn on who wins the ground war.

Please consider answering the call and going to Wisconsin this weekend on Saturday the 25th. RSVP to the John Kerry Volunteer center at or e-mail NIKerryTravelers@yahoo.com.

3 Comments:

Blogger KathyKarsten said...

Way to go guys--I see you made the national blog too, very cool! :-) See you in Oct. when I join the gang!

11:39 PM  
Blogger Cynthia said...

FYI, I've been posting about our trips and other events over on my blog, too (Milwaukee once, Beloit twice):

www.freshpaint.blogspot.com

Will bring the camera next time.

-- Cynthia

PS -- Daniel, have a good picture of you at the event with Joe Biden this weekend.

10:50 AM  
Blogger Milwaukee4Kerry said...

This is Ben from the Kerry team up in Milwaukee. I wanted to write and thank everyone who volunteered their time to come up and canvass on Saturday. In total we received 495 Absentee Ballots!!!!! That more than doubled any other region of Wisconsin and it's all because of your hard work. Dan and the guys are doing a great job organizing and we can use even more help.

We're looking forward to having you come up every weekend between now and election day and I'm setting a goal that this weekend we double all our totals. We had 102 people last weekend, so 200+ this weekend. 495 absentee ballots last weekend, 1,000+ this weekend. We need your help, John Kerry needs your help.

You're doing great work and everybody here really appreciates your efforts, please sign up to join us this weekend.

11:39 AM  

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