Days until the election: 18
I can’t believe it – just over 24 hours now until people start voting in Nevada! We are finally here. Today Katherine Archuleta – the Campaign National Political Director – came to speak to us and our most dedicated volunteers at the office. Another brilliant speaker, these Obamarites certainly have the art of public speaking sorted! Here she is explaining why she is working on the campaign – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G-VRk_8OPL4
Our boss had left us ‘Get Out The Vote’ tool-kits on our desks this morning. Mine included a travel toothbrush, make-up remover pads, a mini deodorant, a lip balm and a packet of trail mix. It think the subtext was expect to see some pretty long hours over the next two weeks!! People were also making noises about bringing in changes of clothes to work tomorrow…I’m bracing myself!
If you want some idea of what it is like working in a field office, this campaign film ‘100 days’ gives quite a good impression of what I have been up to: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ua4cg9VG9nU
Other things I did today included another stack of phone calls, lots of door knocking (it’s ‘mid winter’ here and I’m still on the factor 30!), moving more furniture, and trying a pumpkin latte for the first time. Still not sure about the pumpkin latte but feel I ought to get in the halloween spirit with the rest of Las Vegas!!