Monday, October 18, 2004

I4K Travelers Open Second Bus Front to Iowa

What a fun bus trip to Iowa this weekend! We started calling volunteers Thursday already signed up to go to Wisconsin to dig deeper and give more. While Kerry is continuing to move ahead in the polling in Wisconsin, we have watched as Iowa had been moving in the opposite direction of recent. We decide to divert 50 I4K volunteers to Davenport in an attempt to help Team Kerry shore up Iowa, so we asked volunteers if they would be willing to spend two more hours on the bus and show up an hour earlier.

I've got to tell you that I was worried no one would show up earlier on Saturday morning to catch the Iowa bus given the late notice. Much to my surprise, we had a full bus of battle hardened volunteers who to a person said, "I want to be where I am most needed." And yes, this dedication is why Bush is going down in defeat on November 2nd.

Besides a great day of canvassing, everyone had a great time on the ride. We really got a kick out of the irony of the I4K bus "pit stop" in Ronald Reagan's hometown of Dixon, Il for dinner.

And just in case you don't already realize what a difference you are making, here is the text of an e-mail from Eric the coordinator:

On behalf of the Kerry Campaign and the IDP, I want to thank you and all of your volunteers for spending Saturday with us. We so enjoyed having you here. As a result of all of your hard work, we here in Scott County knocked on many (numbers withheld) doors this weekend--the most of any county in the state!

We hope you will visit us again next weekend :)

Thanks again--you really helped energize our existing volunteers and helped us narrow our universe of voters significantly.

All the best--Eric

The photo gallery can be found here.

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